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  1. Make sure you have played with the equalizer settings for the sound. I find the premium nav sound system with the 8 speakers is very good, very little difference between it and ML whereas the 6 speaker on cars without premium nav was awful.

    Also, you can change the contrast/brightness of the screen which helps with the sat nav colours. Theres a small blue button on the home page in one of the corners (cant remember which one

  2. So we opted for the essential care service plan from Lexus after the current one ran out - think it was 1xmajor, 1xminor services, 2x MOT and 2-for-1 roadside cover for £648 inc VAT

    There was no difference to the service I received from Lexus Bradford. Still got a courtesy car, they stamped the book as normal too. Works out quite well with the £125 for 2 years roadside cover as well so worth keeping in mind.

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  3. 18 minutes ago, SH20 said:

    Handbook shows a picture of a fuse box in the driver's footwell area but I think it is likely to be a US ES350 because there is no visible fuse box flap anywhere to be seen on my car.  

    Might be in the passenger side footwell in that case, worth a look

  4. On 8/20/2019 at 6:36 PM, talaipwros said:

    I would say below what we are lead to believe. 

    I was told that "if you want a takumi UX you have to order it now because there is 3 months wait "

    Next week there was one for sale as "managers special " with immediate delivery 

    There is a 3 month wait on them. Not many have made it to the UK yet. The managers specials are the demo's or cancelled orders

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  5. Been covered before by myself and nothing appears to have changed from a few years ago. 

    Michelin Premier are the best tyres for the vehicle, unfortunately they're not freely available and are over £200 each. Bridgestone Duellers are currently the best choice at the moment. Its an odd size, not many manufacturers use it. 

    I bought mine online and used Lexus to fit -  it was £25 to fit two tyres including VAT

    Prices are higher because its a bigger tyre - nothing to do with competition really. £160 for a premium 20" tyre with huge sidewalls is not bad at all

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  6. Had issues with supermarket standard fuel from sainsburys a while back, stopped using it and then I got 6p off a litre this year voucher. Thought why not. Used it in my car and lawnmower. Lawnmower hated it, car wasn't the same. Had a word with the lawnmower service guy and he said not to use it unless going through a tank fairly quickly. There are barely any fuel stabilisers in supermarket fuel which is why it tends to go "off" within 2 weeks. Never had an issue with branded fuel like BP, Shell, Esso in the tank even after 4-5 weeks

    Son's Merc doesn't like supermarket petrol, runs rough with a higher idle and very prominent lag over 3k rpm. Most people won't notice this as they hardly go over 3k rpm anyway. Petrol engines also seem to be more resistant to crap fuel.


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  7. 9 hours ago, Herbie said:

    How can it be rectified other than installing a battery with higher capacity?

    Various systems still draw power so the battery will still go flat if the car isn't used very often. I can't remember the exact figures but my 2013 RX450h has a battery capacity of fifty-something Ah, whereas my 2005 RX300 had a battery of almost 80Ah.

    Possibly by ensuring less energy is drawn when the car is stationary for example through the alarm system which is usually one of the only things on in a vehicle when it's switched off

  8. 1 hour ago, F.A. said:



    Oh wow that’s a good result. 

    My damage appears to have disappeared, so maybe the recent heat has had the same effect 🤷🏾‍♂️

    I read somewhere about the self healing paint but I wasn’t sure if that applied to the GSF, or how effective it would be. 

    Very frustrating. The original owner thing is just a typical excuse for them to get out of their warranty claims 😡.

    I think the self healing paint is on every new model Lexus after 2012 or so. It debuted on the GS 4th gen

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  9. Didn't read this earlier but you don't need a heat gun

    A hairdryer will work safely, takes a little longer. Its pretty quick on Lexus paint as I believe the self healing clearcoat is activated by heat. 

    This is what I did on my son's car. You need to do it within a week otherwise the marks become permanent over time.



    Car wasn't even washed, just warm water in a jug used to soften the bird poo, wiped away with QD and then hairdryer. Took less than 5 minutes

    I've done this to multiple cars now with no issues. It will not damage the paint as the paint gets no hotter than on a warm sunny day

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  10. 2 hours ago, Texas said:

    Yes fair enough but do you just flog parts or do you have any technical knowledge that may assist when owners turn up here with faults/niggles and queries? As you have to find out exactly What is required to be changed before you purchase anything as we are not main dealers and can’t just throw parts at a problem hopefully getting the right one fairly quick!

    Paul m.

    Pretty sure they're an arm of Fish Brothers - i.e. Lexus Swindon so I would have no doubts regarding technical knowledge or getting incorrect parts

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