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  1. Hi All Good to see Karl is on 180K as I am on 165K now. I have had brakes and discs at the front although I think there was more on the discs from what he said, but had them replaced anyways. My Local garage guy did those for about £165 fitted. Lexus wanted about £270. The infamous heat shield has had a bigger nut put in to stop the rattling too. I had the U or J Bolt on the steering fixed as it was knocking at around 130K and recently the pistons replaced under warranty as I do have some oil consumption. About a couple of litre in between services it was needing and I could have lived with it, but Lexus agreed to do the fix as I had the warranty in place. Chester Lexus did the work and it is running really well and everything works and I'm getting the 50+ to a gallon , more in summer in we all know. The car is incredibly reliable and I would recommend to anyone to buy a high miler. I do 18k a year for work so I cover all types of roads and so on. So to Bhatsunil.. I would keep your CT as like me. you do a lot of miles and the car is clearly capable of it.
  2. I fully agree and Tom is excellent there.. I always give him great feedback on the survey afterwards.
  3. Hi all and thanks for the responses. 😁 John I have heard about the Prius in the US having this issue with the engine and oil consumption and so on. I can imagine that Toyota & Lexus wouldn't want to shout about it. I must admit when I purchased the 0W20 I was surprised at how thin it was.. so when that is hot it must be even thinner. Remind me what the short motor is again? I will of course up date the forum once the repair has been carried out and find out exactly what they do to it. Mark.. oh yes I smile every time I think about signing the dotted line for the warranty I took as, at the time I wasn't sure but so glad I did. It was paid monthly too so I didn't even miss it,It is with Chester Lexus and they have been amazing. They really have looked after me and the customer service so far has been wonderful.. compared to Trust Ford when I had my TDCi Mondeo there's no comparison. There is a UX waiting for me whilst they have mine next week which will be very nice.. Do you guys think I will feel a difference in the performance once its done? cheers
  4. Hi all, I though I would share my latest situation with my CT. A while ago I posted about it using oil and to update the issue.. it is taking about 2litres to top up between services. I had the 160K service done as its on 159K and I told Lexus about the oil consumption and they have agreed under the warranty to fix the problem. I was pleasantly surprised to say the least, as it being a high miler now I was happy to keep topping the oil up. The car is fine and runs really well but on Monday it goes in and it is having new pistons, rings etc and whatever else to fix the problem. Its in for 3 to 4 days. I think I have done well as the warranty which I took out was about £600 and they have already fixed the steering UJ issue and it had a new built in tom-tom Sat Nav fitted when that went faulty. I was always weary of warranties as in the past and from previous experience they always seem to refuse to pay out, but not in this case with the Lexus one.. fantastic. I was wondering what to expect from having the new pistons fitted and your thoughts?
  5. mine has been incredibly reliable and its on 160k miles now.. I use it for my work doing lots of mixed roads and it great on motorways.. so my advice to take a test drive
  6. I Had this issue and Lexus fixed under my warranty however it was a £500 job.. there is a weakness in the metal used in that U joint or something like that. Mine was knocking over rough roads and on full lock.. sounds like the same thing to me. Hope that helps. Mine had done work done at aprox 130K when it happened and its on 158K now.
  7. I wonder if my little CT will do 280K ??….🤔 i'm on 150K now..
  8. Hi Steve wow 22 mpg.. I would weep.. lol. I bet that LS is a lovely drive thou, I have driven Gs300 which was really nice
  9. Hi Mark I use the eco mode when on the motorway but not when your going up hill so I use the modes depending on conditions. Today I did a motorway trip of 280 miles in total and got 63mpg on average with a mix of 50 miles an hour sections etc. Most of the time I get around 55 and of course you get abit more in the summer months due the warmer battery so your 55 isn't bad
  10. Hi Nick There is lots of info on this site that will help to answer your questions. I think at 60k it will need new spark plugs as part of that service. As what to look for I had an issue with wear in a joint in the steering that caused a knocking sound but that was at 120k or there about, so if the car your looking at has only done 55k then that's nothing to worry about yet. Last week I had to have the heat shield that is above the exhaust system reattached at the front end with a bigger bolt because the shield corrodes and its was rattling on the exhaust.. the dealer at Chester did that for free and only took minutes.....however my 2013 model has done 149K now. I'm not sure about values as prices differ as you know depending on whether the F-sport is at a dealer or carsupermarket. I think Honest John, Parkers and Autotrader all do a car valuations on their websites which may help. I am sure other members will help with advice on here.
  11. Hi to Colin and Mikey B Thanks for the responses. Very interesting Mikey that you were in the same position as me then.. using oil as we get to 150K upwards as I am now.. But I can live with it if I just to top up bit in between services because everything is great about the car.. out today and getting 60+ to a gallon.. I will be keeping it for a lot longer yet with a close watch on the level ! Also very interesting that Lexus did a mod on the piston and rings in 2015.. haven't read or heard about that before, which says to me they are aware in some cases that some cars start to use oil after 100k by the look of it. I took bought mine with 115K on. All knowledge is good! cheers guys
  12. Hi Everyone I ma glad to see my original post is still creating such interest and comments! As I have mentioned I'm on 149K now and the car is running really well, great economy & of course has been very reliable. I will be keeping a close eye on the oil. It has just been changed so I will have a look at 1000mile intervals and see if its using. I do wonder if the drop in the level before the service was due to a lot of motorway use last month with 2 trips to Scotland and more beside as I use for work., did about 1600K that month. I will be watching it closely ! Cheers.
  13. Hi doog442 I must admit no I didn't check the oil after the previous oil change so who knows? I defiantly checked it this time!... and yes I think its using abit now.. just something to live with until I can afford to change the car
  14. Hi m4rkw Thanks for the response. I have only had it for 2 years and before me it was a company car so has a full Lexus history with various dealers. Since I bought it I have only had Chester Lexus service it as part of my service plan... so therefore it should always have had the 0/20 oil used. I do a right mix of driving as I use the car for my job so sometimes a lot of long motorway runs and then other weeks more local. I had it serviced last month and Lexus said it may well be burning some oil now due to the high miles.. on 149K now and to keep a check on it every 1000miles and look at the level. It was full to the brim when it came back as one would expect. so I'm going to keep a watch on it going forward. So I will see how it gets on..
  15. Well Done Basil I think I'm a little envious as your CT sounds really nice! But you won't regret it as I love mine and its 6 years old this year with big mileage yet drives really well.. and exceptionally reliable.. Have fun !