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darrude last won the day on June 4 2015

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  1. Well ours did it again, so the flush hasn't fixed it, it does seem to have helped though, definitely think it's the cam gear problem. Not sure whether to give it another go, get rid or just put up with it and hope it doesn't break.
  2. Well an update from me, I ran an engine flush additive, then, flushing oil, then refilled oil with 0W 20. Early days but not heard the rattle once and engine seems to run much smoother (maybe placebo). Very easy DIY job. But would defo recommend as a first step. Willn update again after a few more months of testing. Ps: info for the flush to get the engine running at idle: To activate maintenance mode (Without using Toyota's Intelligent Tester computer): 1. With foot off the brake pedal, tap the power switch twice to put it into Ignition On mode. (If you see a green READY light come on, you've actually done it with your foot depressing the brake pedal) 2. Leave the shifter in the P position, and then fully depress and release the accelerator pedal fully twice. 3. Move the shift lever to the N position (need to press the shift lock button to allow the lever to shift out of P), and then fully depress and release the accelerator pedal fully twice. 4. Move the shift lever back to the P position, and then fully depress and release the accelerator pedal fully twice. At this point the display will say something like "FWD Maintenance Mode" 5. Then depress the brake pedal and press the power button to start the engine. Do all of this inside 60 seconds. Important: Do not drive vehicle when in maintenance mode. Hope this helps!
  3. I bought my is from Lexus Coventry, when it had a power train vibration they were great.... Just a nightmare with toll bar Island... Assume that's all done now... (I used to work just by the airport).
  4. Hi Eame64, do you know if Lexus Coventry have tried doing an engine flush? I'm going to give that a go a starter for 10 as everything I've read seems to suggest the nose could be delay in building up the required pressure at the top of the engine. My mechanic friend said to time the oil light from engine start to when it goes out and see if there is any relationship with they light staying on longer and prolonged noise as a way of proving. He said if so, do a flush, then use an oil designed for a diesel for a month or so as it work have and increased detergent content, do another flush and switch back to the recommended oil. Unfortunately the RX is the wife's so not sure she really pays that much attention to the warning lights...! Could be worth the question with Lexus maybe next time you are in communication with them?
  5. Thanks Friso, not really what I wanted to hear though...., hopefully not that. I thought it sounded more like it was away from the engine, but very hard to tell. It doesn't sound well when running though at the moment. Think I'll check the basics (fluid levels etc) this weekend. I'll feed back any findings.
  6. Hi did you get this sorted, ours is doing exactly the same, only done it a couple of times and to intermittently to test properly. Thanks Darren
  7. Wow, that's a really good price. I'm looking at selling some new winters tyres only and was going for £300. Good luck
  8. In a slow and steady commute high 30's, never made it into the 40's. Local (we live rural Yorkshire) school run we get high 20's, but very hilly and nearly all slow single track roads, for comparison when my wife had a 1.6 auto astra for a similar journey we were getting high teens. Wife's average is about 28 including a work commute and school run.
  9. Wait till your car is 4 years old.... I've never owned a car as bad for rattles. I keep thinking about getting off the car purely for this reason.
  10. Thanks, Thank you, I'll order the same, is this everything I need (other than the virgin key, obviously).
  11. Thanks man, I'm a bit away, but have been promising the kids a day trip to the deep for a while :). Is it relatively easy to do. I'm not to fussed about the outlay and I'm a tinkerer... Just don't want to break the wife's car, some of the other customisations would be useful. The car is a pain in the arse for locking people in.
  12. Hi tech stream users... Sorry to hijack, my wife's RX has only one key, and other than main dealer not found anywhere that can help.... 18momths of ownership and not found the time to sort, no main dealer nearby. Had a quick look on the links above and I reasonably confident in doing this myself. However before I do, can you damage the car if done wrong... My wife would not forgive me.... Happy to take the risk of breaking the spare key fob. Also wondering what other advances there are of owning tech stream. Any cable recommendations... Thanks Darren
  13. Hi all, just got back from a long road trip in the wifes Rx450h (2012) and the constant squeak coming from the passenger side lower panel (underneath the glovebox) is infuriating. Thought I'd log on here and see if anyone has posted a similar issue but can't find mention anywhere, I was hoping someone may have already had and posted the fix to the issue. Issue is there is a constant, on all but really smooth surfaces, creaking / squeaking sound from the panel below the glove box (manipulating this panel changes the noise). does anyone know the best way to remove and best possible fix for this. I'm planning on just removing and putting felt tape on every interface....? Thanks, Darren.
  14. To be honest mine were primacy 3's, so that could be a difference.... At the time I lived in a converted mill that sat in a little dip, everyone's cars was stuck and everyone was helping push out. I couldn't even get it out of the flat car park, and few people in disbelief had a go, and were like... Yep that cars s**t in the snow! Mazda 3. Switched to all season after that and it was fine, but wouldn't do traditional all season again, they were terrible in the rain.
  15. Cross climates on both our cars, most impressed by the lack of road noise, but also a good all round tyre. I had primacy's on my last car and there were good, but terrible in snow.