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  1. My 07 rx350 does not have any footwell lights. I have removed the panel beneath the glove compartment and the little hole is there for the bulb but no fitting, wire or bulb. Has anyone fitted a footwell light?
  2. Good evening, my haynes manual doesn't say what the torque setting is for the rear diff drain and fill plugs, and judging by the effort it took to get them off I think they were probably over torqued. Does anyone know what they should be torqued to?
  3. In the end I went for whispbar - flush bars in aluminium. Gorgeous.
  4. Thank you for the ideas, I really fancy some flush ones, or oem, but they are so expensive! Im glad I asked because you chaps have brought me down to earth a bit and saved me a lot of money!
  5. What is the part number for roof cross bars for a 2007 rx350, what are the alternatives to oem and does anyone have any that they don't want?
  6. Does your rx have a crush washer on the drain plugs for: Engine oil, transaxle fluid, transfer case and rear diff? Same question for the fill plugs where relevant. If yes, then to those of you who do your own oil changes - where do you get the new washers from?
  7. Hello John, what a nice looking and totally unobtrusive conversation you have. Where was it carried out? Had mine done at Leyland LPG, which isn't in Leyland, bizarrely. I too have the filler cap in the middle, makes life easier when filling up whilst towing. How much gas do you manager to fit in the tank? I've never got more than fifty litres in my eighty litre tank.
  8. lexus in the uk no longer stock or supply the genuine Lexus roof bars for the mark 1 - I know this as I enquired with their head office. You can occasionally get the Lee ones on eBay, and very lovely they are too, but make sure you have the channel nuts to go into the roof channel, otherwise your bars will be useless! you have a better chance of getting some from eBay USA as more rx300 over there seem to have had roof bars, and as and when the yanks wrap their cars up or scrap them the roof bars get sold on eBay. if you aren't too concerned with aesthetics there are some aftermarket ones on eBay for about sixty quid.
  9. What do you think Piers are you going to give this stuff a go? I suspect the underneath of your rx looks like mine - dreadful, thus causing you to broach the subject. I was considering a professional outfit using Dinitrol, I like the sound of the firm in Spalding (rust master, or blaster, or buster...) but it's too far for me, but there is a place in Yorkshire called jr classics who have a good reputation. A dear do though, probably half a grand, give or take a hundred pounds... For I were to try this ACF-50 stuff what sort of preparation must I undertake? Scrabbling about underneath the car with a wire brush? I would appreciate some advice from anybody who has tried it already. I would be an.e to use it on my motorcycle as well, but I'm worried about it leaving greasy residue - does it?
  10. I had my 100000 mile service done at DJ autos - they did the service, the timing belt, the water pump and the plugs. I have no idea about the extras you would need doing on a hybrid as I know nothing of such new fangled things, but it would t do you any harm to enquirer at DJ - very good garage.