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Everything posted by rayaans

  1. Firstly, they aren't Lexus CT200h wheels, they're aftermarket ones. The PCD on a CT200h is 5x100 whereas on an IS200 its 5x114.3 so you would need adapters to fit the wheel on. They centre bore is also different and would need adapters too.
  2. Nemesis is correct - providing its extended periods of time. Neutral is actually only there to be able to move the vehicle without driving it. i.e. rolling etc
  3. Unfortunately part and parcel of having high performance brakes, Audis seem to suffer really badly, especially the RS model
  4. The dealers Ive traded my car in to always looked at the tyres to see if they were premium branded or not and wrote it down on handover. They expect that some buyers will ask them to change budget tyres out to premium ones. Go with a premium tyre, doesn't have to be matching to the rears.
  5. Except the advice nowadays is not to warm the vehicle up for more than 30s. They warm up quicker during normal driving anyway
  6. Had 10k miles on it when bought at 2 years old. We've got 3 cars in the house now so the IS barely gets used like 2k a year always garaged and serviced each year too
  7. I dont use tfr. Don't see the point of using a stronger wash when I'm going to use a tar remover anyway? Just means I need more products And much prefer using tar remover on each panel rather than washing the whole car in a stronger wash affecting the rubbers and plastics etc
  8. The brown stuff on clay is usually tar deposits. Tar remover will remove all of that if used properly so the clay should theoretically be clean which for me it usually is. I've never needed to use a stronger wash. Shouldn't really need to in any circumstance in my opinion unless you're working on maybe a 10-15 year old car
  9. I don't worry about fairy liquid on paint. It's the rubber and plastics it tends to dry out.
  10. I wouldn't worry about it tbh. Just use the shampoo you're using currently
  11. The AG tar remover is quite poor, especially the bottle top - takes too long to work as its designed for the consumer market i.e. needs to be idiot proof and not stain plastics etc. A more potent tar remover like Powermaxed Tar off is probably what you need as tar literally runs off the panel
  12. I've been a massive fan of DetailedOnline products really - very effective and good value for money. The main things you need are tar remover, fallout remover and claybar - you may or may not need lube depending on the product. I use Bilt Hamber medium clay with water. Tar remover - only do one panel at a time, leave to dwell for 1-2 minutes and wipe with microfibre, then rinse off. It also bleaches plastic so be careful.
  13. So essentially S-flow means the air only comes out through the front vents if the front 2 doors are opened. Priority being given to the driver if no passenger is sensed to be in the car. If the rear ones are opened, or the car senses someone is in the seats i.e. through fastening of the seatbelt etc, the S-flow will switch off automatically so that all passengers can have some air flow. The s-flow switch is in the infotainment system, theres no physical switch.
  14. Advise is correct regarding bedding the tyres in - they take a fair few miles to become "normal" and can feel skiddish before that. Tyre inflation is fairly easy to check so do that first
  15. GFV moves around loads depending on who you get your car finance from etc. Its not accurate at all. When enquiring for finance just to see what the figures were like, the GFV on my current RX was something like £25k after 3 years. The car is 3 years old and they're selling for £33-35 and WBAC are giving around £30k. The dealer was actually saying the best way to PCP a car from Lexus is to pay the final payment and then trade it in lol
  16. 6 years old in September - no issues yet, not even a rattle at 18k miles
  17. New one out in a year or so based on the new RAV4
  18. Are you sure? The LC500 is definitely @wendle's car. I wasn't aware he'd got himself a GS-F too!
  19. They do wear quick. I ran a set on another car. Rears were worn in less than 10k miles
  20. Yep 255/40 Black circles have them for £151 Inc fitting. There is also a further discount of £10 if buying 2 so they'd be £146 each fitted
  21. 3rd or 2nd Gen IS? 255s on 3IS and on 2IS but on 3IS they're 255/35. Of course you can chop and change but bear in mind the sidewall depth is different so if you've got 225/40 on the front, the rears will have a thicker sidewall giving an appearance mismatch on 245/40 and 255/40. Less so on 245.
  22. Yes sensor sounds faulty. Picture doesn't really prove anything so no use to anyone other than being a visual aid. Ive used Lexus Stockport for servicing and sales multiple times, never had any issues. They are actually the 2nd best rated Lexus dealer in the UK according to customers after Lexus Stoke I believe However. I know they do get extremely busy - I used to book services atleast a month in advance just to get the date and courtesy car that I wanted.
  23. Thats pretty shoddy that you can't hold prices. Other brokers can do it - for a whole 30 days in fact. Why cant you?
  24. The 18" do handle slightly better. They are staggered however, bear that in mind. The 17" are the same width all around so you don't have to go searching extra hard for matching tyres front and back. Ofc they're also cheaper to change.
  25. If you bought the services separately, it would total £955. So £800 for 3 years is not bad at all