stevlee

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  1. Thanks Ben, just ordered. CATMAN said its epidemic in London currently, just last week he had 44 orders
  2. I just discovered mine cat is stolen .... Low life out there .... Yes please recommendation
  3. Thanks Herbie for the follow up. I saw several of the parasitic drain test on youtube. The tests might be beyond my ability sadly... Only update so far is booked car back with Lexus next Wed to have the 12v battery inspected and hopefully fingers crossed replaced under warranty. Not sure if it is just me been conscientious and starting the car daily (short battery re-charge) or if the blocked sunroof resulting in soaking driver footwell is related to a short circuit and the parasitic drain. This week the car is bone dry, and so far goes into ready state with around 11.8-12v from the diagnostics screen and started every time / every day since I last posted. The first time the 12v battery was flat and re-charged, the driver footwell was still soaked and overnight the 12v battery was drained completely.
  4. I have 225 fitted to the rear on IS300 standard rims. So far ok, not rubbing, but I understand 225 can't be fitted to the front because it will rub fender, this I read from USA forum. The combo you mentioned is only for the sportcross not sedan
  5. Sorry for the late update, was away for the long weekend. Hope you all had a good one.2 12v battery full re-charged and reinstalled. When car is On running with Ready to drive. I get 14V and when first click of key. I get between 12v and 11.9v. Will check again tomorrow morning to see how much this dropped.
  6. Thanks Piers for reply, I did keep doors open for like 2 hours with both interior lights to wet/vac the driver side carpet and puling out the driver side plastic skirt to clear the mud/leaves blocking the drain. After this work, the remote alarm was back on to lock doors so I know there is enough power from the 12v battery at that point. Also the interior lights went off when I keyfob locked the car
  7. Purchase just purchased now thanks Herbs, hope the software don't come in CD format... 🙂 I will also purchase a new 12v battery to test. Any recommendation? The IS300 battery is just way too big to fit into RX to test for overnight drainage.
  8. thanks will do I will check tomorrow once battery is back to 12.7V in READY state. However if issue with inverter/converter should I not get a check engine light so I can scan with odb2 scanner? Current no check engine light, but I can run Torque pro scan next time when 12v battery is ready again.
  9. Thanks Piers for reply, door light not on. I have car camera plugged in 12v socket, but my understanding is power is cut to the 12v socket when car is off. 12v battery is charging again. I will try remove all accessories to re-test. Other mod is Grom audio connected to the stereo, assuming no short circuit from Grom?
  10. Hi everyone, hoping you can please advise, my RX400h has developed a problem where the 12v battery is drained overnight. Started a month ago the alarm drained the battery completely.. my fault, down to like 7v with the multimeter measurement. After trickle charge back to 12.7v battery was fine for a month. Last week after the rain, I discovered puddle of water on driver side floor. Probably sunroof blocked. I unblocked now, but at the same time discovered 12v battery is completely drained, measured at 5.3v. Again I trickle charged for 3 days back to 12.7v. After re-charge car goes to READY state and drives ok with no warning lights. Parked up overnight. Next day battery drained again down to 7v. Not even enough to power interior lights. The battery is only 1 year old and its a lexus/toyota battery from the dealer. Any help would be appreciated on direction to solve this.
  11. I have the Grom unit without DAB in RX400h. USB only, was working perfectly before Android Pie. Google stopped support of AoA2 in Pie release and since upgrade has stopped working via USB. So make sure get the bluetooth dongle if getting Grom unit.
  12. Search YouTube p0141 is300 and you will have a video on exactly what is needed
  13. Just to throw in the mix, I purchased the NEXEN N fera RU1 for £67.87 each excluding fitting 2 months ago. B rated for wet braking. So far been quieter than the Bridgestone oem wheels and no issue in the wet feels very planted
  14. I use autoglym super resin polish to fill the scratches then protect it with a wax. After several passes by hand, it does a really good job
  15. Uniroyal rainsport 3 is the way to go if budget is tight, I currently have it on my wife's car. As good as Goodyear AS2 in wet and braking. http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Tyre/Uniroyal/Rainsport-3.htm Otherwise I have Goodyear AS2 on mine, and they I can't recommend them enough
  16. I had mind done by Autoglass a months ago as well. I got a lexus label one because the IS300 had the front heated screen, the first time round Autoglass had the Pilkington windscreen but this didn't have the heating element. To be honest Autoglass tech was top rated, he really covered every exposed metal, plastic surface he could find before working on the windscreen. He said normally he doesn't bothered but he got a soft spot for the IS hence taking extra care. Just follow the aftercare instructions Autoglass give and you will be fine, but I would hose the edge of the glass down after 1 week of installation just to check for leaks, and drive it on the motorway to hear any wind noise.
  17. Glad you stayed calm, I too had that experience when I was looking to buy my IS300, tested a blue sportcross, luckily the car was parked. The matt somehow got stuck on the gap between the accelerator and the floor carpet, and the accelerator just red lined. Needless to say, first reaction was to turn it off, thank goodness our lexus still have the key, I don't know what to think if it was an unfamiliar hired car with one of those push start button. Needless to say, after that instance, I walked away from that sportcross rather quickly.
  18. Items replaced were front wing, wing mirror, mud guard, both doors, both alloys + new Goodyear F1 A2 tyres since both were punctured in the accident. The rear arch needed filler since only a small part was damaged. It was so luck the stolen car missed the A frame and also the rear quarter, otherwise it is a guarantee scrap. This is the other picture I took of the car on the re-paired side after I picked it up.
  19. Thanks for the advise everyone, I wont be making claims against the police. I will pursue the route of Motor Insurance Bureau, although I would be over the moon just to get 1p per month from that criminal who crashed into me with an uninsured stolen car. I know my insurance will go up, I did a quote already, its around £110 per year more. I can afford it.... I am just over the moon getting the car back, although I am very luck since the crash missed the A pillar and the passenger door took the brunt of the hit instead. Drove it over 90 miles to bring it home today. The only thing is I notice the steering wheel on the motorway is slightly off center. During the repair it was taken to a tracking place to realign, they said nothing is bent underneath. Just wonder if anyone know if I see Tony at WIM can he fix this?
  20. I did promise an update, finally after nearly 4 months off the road and battles with the insurance company, my IS300 is finally back on the road today ! Very happy indeed. In that time, we have build off street parking for the cars. So no more parking on the road. So a happy conclusion to this thread.
  21. Don't even mention the channel4 show, my insurance/car reg details/mobile no were sold on within 1 week of the insurance claim registered, I have been getting threatening regular every 2 weeks calls from a salvage yard claiming to be acting on behalf of my insurance company and asking if my car is ready to be towed away, and I repeat this every 2 weeks with the same caller ID. No need to repeat what I tell them. I am still going through the insurance route and exploring different options, thanks everyone for the suggestions and concern. I promise when the car is fixed i will definitely update.
  22. 1 Month on still doing battle with the insurance company. I promise will update you all in due time. Meanwhile I have built concrete off street parking for my cars now in the back garden, cost me an arm and a leg! So for now the IS300 is resting under a car cover *safely* away from the public street. It was midnight when it happened down a quiet suburban street... nothing interesting to look at I am sure. If anyone so happened to be walking on the road, I am sure they would have been killed. But I am annoyed by the fact that the police sent me a standard letter to say this is a complex crime and it could take sometime to solve??!!! Eeek I do recall the suspect was taken handcuffed into the back of the police car. Probably complex because he was let off with a caution and some community service and now he is back on the crime spree.
  23. The tragedy of this is I have been getting quotes for the last 3 weeks getting pavers to lay concrete down in the back garden so I can park the IS300 in the back garden, however the quotes have been between 3-4k just to lay concrete that's why I still umm and arrhh over the cost :( and not acted sooner.
  24. Hi all, I am absolutely gutted, last night my pride and joy IS300 which I spent days/weeks polishing and waxing/servicing and getting pampered like no other car I had before was hit by a stolen car been chased by the police. Luckily the car was parked and I wasn't in the car at the time, but my heart sank to bottom of the ocean when i saw the damage. So I am asking 1) Does anything think it is economically repairable by the insurance company? 2) In the years I have been driving I have never claimed any car insurance in my life before, can anyone please tell what is the process now? I am still shaking as I type this.... just gutted :(