Prince Bob

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    A209 Mercedes CLK 320 Cab
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  1. Those mats need a good scrub! Ved on that is £500+, needs new rear as well according to mot history
  2. I had one until recently, bonnet was starting to bubble on leading edge. I was told was galvanic corrosion and not rust as the bonnet is aluminium. They came with 12 yr anti corrosion warranty so you may get lucky depending on model year. Corroded alloys every Lexus I have has suffered from this, wheel refurb about £70ish a corner so not too bad TPMS. The batteries in them are getting on a bit. I had to replace a couple although there is a way to remove the battery from the sensor and replace even though it's a sealed unit. Nice motors really good on fuel for what they are, found mine a bit dull though
  3. I use always use brembo pads and discs never had any issues
  4. Took the car to the garage and the following codes came up on diagnostic; C2123 Cannot receive data from the transmitter id3 (main) C2177 Initialization un-completing I think I will just get the remaining 3 sensors replaced, and be done with it, the wheels that is, not the car!
  5. The garage ordered the sensor and fitted it, I will have to wait and see what they say tomorrow, the tpms is a pain in the arse! I thought there might be a quick fix !
  6. Right a little update, I took the car to another garage and had a few items attended to. Only needed 1 tpms, had a couple tyres, and some other sundries. Was told to drive the car for 20 mins, and light would go out, however this has not happened. The car had a full diagnostic, was shown the results, nothing wrong with tpms. Does anybody know the correct initialization procedure? I looked at the manual but I don't think it was clear. Thanks in advance
  7. Perfect I will get these ordered, thanks very much for the help
  8. I've seen sensors on ebay all 4 for £135, non genuine but ones that can be coded, then surely it's cause of coding the sensors to the car? Is something any garage can do or do I need a specialist?
  9. Hi I'm told the tpms batteries in the sensors are all dead and it's £360 to get them coded and fitted. This sounds very expensive to me considering I have seen sensors for £25 each, unless Lexus use special ones. What's the going rate for a job like this?
  10. I called these guys when I needed a new key. They have very active facebook page if you want to message them on there instead. They recoded existing key (remote buttons stopped working) and cut and coded a brand new key for £90 quid, took less than hour. The plastic casing on key was different. I was told the standard Lexus keys were prone to cracking. I was quoted £288 originally by Lexus....
  11. Lexus GS S190 Excessive oil usage

    Thanks Messi, couldn't find a 430 or 460 so bought a 300 with fsh
  12. Hi all I'm looking to purchase a lexus gs 2005 onwards. I have read a few reports about very heavy oil consumption (1l per 1000km). Some sources say this is normal others have required pistion ring replacement, although this seems to be in the USA and Australia. I have had few 3.0 Lexus before and have never needed to top up the oil between services. Also I understand that the engine uses a chain rather than a belt, are these maintenance free? Am I over thinking or would I be better off searching for a 430? I can't go for a 450h as boot is far too small. Thanks in advance
  13. I wish I knew about the key programming a couple of months ago, I ended up taking the car to an auto locksmith who reprogrammed an existing key and cut and programmed a brand new key while I waited (35 mins) for £100!
  14. I recently purchased an updated disc. Disc worked fine although doesn't allow destination input on the move
  15. Wanted Lexus Rx 300 Se 2003-2005

    I have already purchased an RX, thanks anyway