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    GS 450h SE
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  1. so a little update on this car, it passed the 100k mark this weekend 🙂 jobs done: 4 new pirelli cinturato p7 tyres balancing & 4 wheel alignment latest sat nav disc (E1G) jobs need doing: new exhaust section (perhaps longlife?) - hole in rear silencer full service alignment/geometry setup - perhaps a trip to wheels in motion is needed here as the car is pulling slightly to the left number plate - any ideas on this please? i have a private 3x3 style plate to put on this. i don't like the larger rear plate and ideally i don't want to pierce the plates to mount them. anyone else using a number plate frame that fits using the existing mounting holes? and using adhesive tabs to mount the plate inside? any advice welcome on this. also advice welcome on plate suppliers that keep their postcode and other legal requirements small and to a minimum - or even, lexus plates? alloy wheel refurbishment - the wheels have all gone typical lexus - anyone got any ideas where to go in the north west (manchester) to get these refurbished? prices? possible privacy glass/tint for the rear windows chipped windscreen i was led into a false sense of security with the front demister button - i'd have thought this would be similar to Fords with heating elements in the screen, but it just puts the air con on max etc. gutted!
  2. just to point out, i don't really care, i was just making that information known. do with it what you will.
  3. the terrorism article is from 2004, so if the articles from 2016 when he was prosecuted say 36, the age would match.
  4. Regardless of what people who don't know me on the Internet might think, the fact remains that the name is the same - take from that what you will. no conclusions jumped to, or implied.
  5. Text from first link: Second prosecution lands Dudley car trader suspended prison sentence Posted on: 11/09/2019 #Dudley Trading Standards #prosecution Share Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email A Dudley car trader has received a 20 week prison sentence, suspended for 18 months, after a second prosecution by Dudley Trading Standards. Umar Ijaz of St Michaels Grove, Dudley, trading as Lexuslegend, sold a mis-described vehicle using a false name and address and altered the advert after the sale. At Wolverhampton Magistrates Court on September 5 Ijaz pleaded guilty to five offences under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations. He also pleaded guilty to a Fraud Act offence, having admitted to altering the eBay advertisement for the Lexus shortly after purchase adding the statement “sold as spares or repairs and invoiced as such.” This prosecution followed a previous conviction for three trading standards offences in 2016 after the sale of an unroadworthy car. The court heard that the customer bought a Lexus LS430 for £1,750 after seeing an advert on eBay which claimed the car was a ‘fine drive’ and was ‘mechanically great.’ Both statements were removed from the advert after the sale. In fact the rear brake discs were found to be heavily corroded and the exhaust system had been repaired using a drinks can. The off side rear suspension was found to be 15mm lower than the near side rear suspension. Ijaz also altered the advert after purchase to read ‘the rear N/S suspension goes down overnight, but goes back up within seconds of starting.’ Ijaz was also ordered to pay costs of £1,000 and £115 victim surcharge. Councillor Nicolas Barlow, cabinet member for health & adult social care, said:
  6. the first link is from dudley council and gives info on the latest case discussed in this thread - i get no such threat warning. the second link may be interesting to some people as it contains a person with the same name as our lexuschap, from the same area, being suspected of terrorism offence
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  9. I did end up purchasing the car linked in the thread - i drove 1000k in the first week of ownership and it performed very well. has some jobs to do but i don't use my car in the week (it's garaged) so I will be attending to these as and when. so far i am enjoying owning the GS - my previous LS400 was meaner in terms of size and noise but the GS is much sleeker.
  10. none of them really shine, i've around £5k to play with, perhaps my budget is too low. I almost pulled the trigger on this one: - but found the thread about it before hand and decided against it. that one looked ok and in a good price range, but of course hid those faults. i guess i need to pay a bit more and find one from an enthusiast maybe.
  11. what kind of price should i be looking to pay to get a decent enough gs450h say 2007-2009? seems there aren't any privately owned and looked after examples around at the moment
  12. Hi Steve - wheel nuts arrived OK, thanks! I now have all matching nuts (:)), although, yours sit a little further into the wheel than mine? I'll take a photo next time I'm outside (it's been pouring down for the last 2 days!!) I'll send my details again via PM. It's the metal rod that's snapped, as you predicted. I'm waiting on an outer glass weatherstrip from Lexus, it's on back order until April, so I can't put my door back together as it's leaking quite badly into the door skin. I've got a towel in there at the moment and that's doing the job for the moment.
  13. The car has now passed its MOT, yay! However, Steve, you were right, the height sensor rod has rusted and snapped. Any chance I could take you up on that offer of a new one? Regards,
  14. Probably won't be a failure, and can probably be cleaned up, The problem is that the ball joints aren't a separate part - unless someone can figure out how to do this (and with what parts), we are all going to be in a bit of a mess in years to come! (hopefully they will come back in stock at Amayama!) Regards