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    LS 400
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  1. Cliff. I wonder if you had realised that the steering wheel has a tilt mechanism. On the mark 4 it is a small square lever on the left of the steering column. Don't know about your model. You can press up or down for tilt.
  2. Pete, I think you might be right about the fuel because the problem seems to have gone away (fingers crossed) after refilling with petrol. Surprising as it was BP.
  3. Update on 'check engine'. Took the LS400 to my local indie (7 mechanics). They could not find anything showing on OBD using the blinking method. I have been using it for the last four days and the problem appears to have righted itself. Touch wood.
  4. Many thanks Shirish, Pete and Steve for your suggestions. I shall go to my indie to have the codes read. I seems like a 'heat' thing as yesterday my drive home took longer than usual and 'check engine' came up a few yards from home. The coolant level is correct and there are no other warnings on the dash board. The battery is only a few weeks old.
  5. I use my Mk 4 everyday and it has been running smoothly. Yesterday as I was nearing work I was caught in traffic and at idle the engine became rough. After acceleration it felt smooth but the 'check engine' flashed up. Continued to work (only 5 minutes). After work engine started fine and no 'check engine' came up all the way home. Today the 'check engine' came on at almost the same point in the journey to work. Any thoughts ?
  6. Have you checked that it has not slipped over to a 'trip' reading. I had an MOT a few years back and the MOT guy read the trip meter instead of the real one.
  7. Thanks all for your thoughts. Funnily enough John I went for a hearing test last week because Madam said I was deaf. Appears my hearing is top notch. Maybe it is the selective hearing she is moaning about. Steve, I think the airbag route is too much for me so I shall go to my indie if I can't fix it myself following the other suggestions.
  8. I have discovered that the horn on my MK 4 does not work every time. The connections at the horn end look OK. Any thoughts before I go to my Indie for investigation ?
  9. Purely as a matter of interest would a member consider buying a CAT N (formerly D) Lexus ? For instance: A LS600h currently advertised on Ebay for just under £9000 with 115,000 miles on the clock would probably be worth nearer £15,000 (?). The seller infers minor damage, now repaired, but surely the damage must have been fairly major for the insurance company to write it off.
  10. Yes Malc. The LS400 is certainly more comfortable. Over 40 mph in the MG the car was rattling all over the place. Also the air windscreen wipers - they slowed down the faster you went. It did, however, make a lovely throaty growl from the exhaust.
  11. I bought it from a friend in about 1959 for £20 and stupidly sold it two years later for £25. I then bought a 'pop-eye' sprite. I wonder what the MG is worth now ?
  12. Mikael. Good advice for the younger Lexans but as I am approaching my eighties I would rather drive the car than get underneath it. My first car was a 1929 M type MG (with boat back) and I could take the whole thing apart and put it together again. Oh to be young again.
  13. Hi Andrew, I use the VicTsing Bluetooth FM transmitter - £15.99 from Amazon. Plugs into the cigar lighter port.
  14. Thanks to all for your help and advice. Due to the large amount of potholes on my daily commute I decided to have both springs done. MOT now passed. The engineer said that he could hear a slight 'pinking'. I could not hear it when he tried to demontrate - should I be concerned ?