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  • First Name
    Peter
  • Gender
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  • Lexus Model
    RX400H-SR
  • Year of Lexus
    2008
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Lancashire

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  1. I think some earlier 400h cars were fitted with "ordinary" lamps. I can confirm that my beam pattern is flat though.
  2. If your RX has HID headlights then it doesn't need any adjustment or replacement lights as the beam is flat and does not kick up on the left. I'll attache a copy of the Lexus bulletin which is in French and English. Lexus advice re headlights in France - anonymised for distribution (French & English).26-7-2014.pdf
  3. Don't get a 350 get a 400h hybrid, less to go wrong and slightly better fuel economy.
  4. The majority of all driving in the RX400h and 450h is done in front wheel drive only, the rear motor only cuts in when the car thinks it's needed, the rear motor also regenerates to charge the HV battery during braking. There is no centre diff or front to rear prop shaft to bother the difference in wheel speed front to rear. My local garage got bought out so when ~I took mine for its MOT the tester had not come across a hybrid before so as well as trying to test the emissions which he couldn't as you can't rev the engine, he was reluctant to use the brake efficiency rolling road, thinking it would damage the "centre diff".
  5. Don't know where you get your prices from for an XP laptop ones on e-bay are £50 up to £150. I do have two laptops but they don't have serial ports and usb adaptors don't work with XP.
  6. Apart from using Techstream for which I don't have a pc to run it on and object to paying mega bucks to have Lexus do it, is there an app that will check the battery state of the RX400h HV battery. I've got hybrid assistant, which I get very mixed results from and Torque Pro only seems to have a PID for the Prius.
  7. That's a hell of a lot of money for a 400h. Admittedly my 400h is six months older and 3 times the mileage but WBAC only offered £4000 for it. Naturally I declined.
  8. If you find a good one it's worth the travelling to get it. I got mine from an independent dealer about 50 miles away.
  9. I'd pay a little bit more and go or a 450h, doesn't need a cambelt at 100k miles (cir £500) as it uses a chain and also the engine is more efficient giving better MPG. 2009 was the change over date.
  10. Two MOTs ago my 400h had an advisory that the rear bushes on the front arms were cracked and had excessive movement, which I witnessed for myself during the MOT. I bought a pair of arms and then proceeded to change them which was a right ball ache. It involved jacking the engine up as high as possible to remove the engine support to get at the mounting bolts or the arm. I then looked at the on line workshop manual and noted that the first step was "Remove the engine and transmission complete" glad I didn't get Lexus to quote for it.
  11. Asked at Lexus Bolton about the 100,000 mile service and told that the cambelt is not included in the service.
  12. Not found one on mine but when the low fuel light comes on there is more than 30 miles left in there. It says it's a 65 litre tank and on my last fill-up the needle was over the R and the light had been on a while and I only got 56 L in the tank.
  13. There is a hole in the rear disc for access to the adjuster, there is a special tool as usual but a flat blade screwdriver will do the job.
  14. When I did my discs and pads I didn't disconnect the calipers, just hung them out of the way with a cable tie.
  15. Disks and pads are a piece of cake, just remember to slacken off the parking brake to get the rear disk off. Not done wheel bearing but it looks like they are a complete unit bolted on so not too much trouble. The regen braking is not an issue.