steveledzep

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  1. Yes, double sided tape with super grab adhesive is the way to go. Maybe I'm being picky here, but I used short vertical strips spaced every 100mm so that water from rain or washing will drain away more readily.
  2. Be very, very careful.....it's extremely expensive to have to replace a key fob. On my previous two IS250s, the key fob came apart by using the captive key as a lever (as referred to above). My RX needed a new battery in the fob, so I tried the same and it wouldn't come apart. I searched YouTube and it looked like I was doing it correctly. But, it still wouldn't shift. I then looked a little more closely and the 2/3 of the fob with the "L" logo on it slides.....very easy when you know how !! It reveals a plate holding the battery in place secured by four tiny screws.
  3. It surprised me that the discs are covered, but you are correct Les. On reading through I noticed that the MOT parts cover applies to only ONE MOT within the warranty period. The car will still be under warranty at next MOT, so I'll try to fill my boots then. I'll probably take it for a pre-MOT condition report just a couple of weeks before in order to get the bits done before the test. Not sure about my tactics yet, Stuart will guide me on Saturday.
  4. I'll know that on Saturday because I'll ask Stuart to label them and I'll bring them home with me.
  5. I scoured the handbook today John but couldn't find that. In fact there is very little technical information, mostly "how to" instructions.
  6. It's a long way over the bridge for me, I'm already 60 miles west of Cardiff, close to Llandeilo. Yes, a seized caliper would be covered under warranty (had a few calipers replaced under warranty on previous IS250s). If it is a seized caliper, it should have been identified during the service. Thank you for your contribution Les, I'm accumulating ammunition to fire at the dealer principal.
  7. That's very interesting John, thank you for that. It's persisting down outside at the moment, so I'll take a look in the morning.
  8. Presented my 2013 RX450h to Lexus Cardiff today with 73,000 miles recorded. In for an intermediate service and MOT (I have extended warranty so service at Lexus is required and MOT is included in warranty). They failed it, reporting OSF inner brake pad at 1.5mm (Do not drive until repaired (dangerous defects)). The RX has covered fewer than 6,000 miles since its last service/MOT at Lexus Cardiff. I expressed surprise that such a worn brake pad had not been reported as an advisory last time (ie wearing thin, please attend). The receptionist Rachel was very nice, but had to involve her colleague to answer my technical queries. Didn't get his name, but it was clear that he'd progressed to his position from off the tools. He said it was quite possible that it had worn excessively in the last year due to a seized caliper. I said I'd have felt that because the steering would have been pulling to the right (OS). He denied that would be an effect ! I was offered replacement front pads at £296 with a further recommendation to replace the discs at the same time (worn, pitted or scored, but not seriously weakened), no quotation given for that after my reaction to the £296 quote ! On my way home I called in to my trusty local independent Stuart. Known and trusted him for 15 years or more and he looks after Mrs LedZep's car and my tyres, battery etc. He was flabbergasted that Lexus Cardiff had failed it for front pads !!! I have it booked in with Stuart for Saturday morning for pads and MOT. Haven't got a quote from him, I trust him.....he's not a "greedy b@st@rd !!!!" Sorry for the long rant 😐
  9. The door post states 33psi for normal running and it also states 36 as an eco setting (presumably for more mpg). I run my Pirelli Scorpion Verdes at 35psi all round.
  10. Far too cheap. Should be closer to £20k I'd have thought. Wonder why ?
  11. Renewed mine with Admiral on 1st April (this is not a joke btw). It was £305 for the year. Fully comp, me and Mrs LedZep, 9 years ncd, courtesy car etc. etc...... We're in rural west Wales, I'm sure it makes a difference.
  12. Looks fantastic, particularly with the cream leather. Your RX is same colour as mine, not very common and beautful. Looks like a Falken and Pirelli purchase and ditch the Dunlops.
  13. Hope you're using axle stands too. If the jack fails, it'll take more than a couple of paracetamol to cure the headache.
  14. I've had 3 Lexus during the last 6 years. The two for one offer has always been on for that time. In March I renewed the warranty on my RX for a further 2 years. I think the only way you can get 3 years is if you get a 12 month warranty from the dealer and I believe you can opt to purchase the 2 year addition at that time too.
  15. https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=vZw35VUBdzo This isn't a solution, but may raise a smile 😉
  16. This did the trick for me. Effortless to use and very effective. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/K2-Pro-Lamp-Doctor-Cleaner-Restores-Polish-Yellowed-Scratched-Headlight-Lenses/222547343393?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649
  17. I live in south Wales near Carmarthen and my 3 Lexus to date have been bought from Mansfield, Southport and Wolverhampton. Every one of them a one-way train ticket. Good luck with your search.
  18. I'm very happy with my Pirelli Scorpion Verde all season tyres.....not sure if they do 20" though....mine are 19". They're very quiet and grip well in the wet, no experience of ice and snow.
  19. It's had an underrun front and rear from new. I think it was called the "lifestyle" pack or similar. I'll look out for Tuf Shine and give it a go. Something that lasts from wash to wash appeals, thanks for that.
  20. Do you know Rayaan, I was convinced that I had changed my profile pic. I remember uploading it, must have omitted to save. Well spotted anyway, the earlier one didn't have roof rails, did you spot that ? Yes, good point about the tyre dressing, something I've never used, probably would if I was selling it. Cars don't stay looking like that for long around here, too much tractor tyre debris on the roads 🚜
  21. For all the wrong reasons. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lexus-450-rxh-hybrid/143191064380?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20131017132637%26meid%3D57d9112cb6714ba383202bb69b872ef8%26pid%3D100033%26rk%3D8%26rkt%3D8%26sd%3D173856105389%26itm%3D143191064380&_trksid=p2045573.c100033.m2042
  22. Thank you for your kind words gentlemen. Haha....no papal election John. Mrs LZ was chilly so she elected to put the CH on !
  23. The surface of my paint was rough. I used a clay cloth and lubricant and was surprised how easy it was to do. I put a wax on it afterwards and this is the result : (she's 6 years old in 5 days time)