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  1. Hi all, Apologies if this has been posted already (I didn't see it anywhere) but a somewhat interesting article appeared on Pistonheads today: No surprise that the general consensus is buy one while you still can
  2. I'm willing to bet the EGR valve needs a clean. Quite simple to do and should only take an hour or so. To keep the DFP clean, just make sure to keep the car over 2000rpm for at least 15 minutes once in a while to get it nice and hot.
  3. It's been a while since I did it, but it is something like this: First, you need to give the car a run to get it up to temperature. Then, plug in the laptop and run the TechStream software with the ignition on. The setting is located in Powertrain - Engine - Data list, although I am not sure what the actual setting is called. You can check to see it is working by looking at the live data and checking if the exhaust gas temperature goes up by at least 100C. Alternatively, you can go for a drive and see if plumes of smoke come out of the back. It didn't always work first time when I did mine, but after a few goes it usually did. Hope this helps.
  4. My old IS220d has crossed the 150k mark in the hands of a friend of mine. Still going strong with nothing having gone wrong in the year and a quarter he has owned it. 86k now on my GS, so 15k miles covered, again without fault. Touch wood, long may it continue.
  5. Sorry to hear this John. It is annoying that the new bits that are fitted aren't taken into account. Considering your situation, I would certainly be buying it back since they will probably offer it for a good price and at least you can make use of the new parts you have fitted.
  6. Just kidding Linas I am intrigued as to what is coming up now...
  7. Welcome Wow, that is a rare find. Wonder why no one decided to use it properly? By the way, pictures are always welcome
  8. Hi Scott, I had a similar problem with my phone not transferring. I documented what I did here:
  9. Shahpor


    Welcome Gary. Tell (and show) us more of this new G300 of yours. Wow, that is one hell of a commute you have there, so it looks like you are going to be racking up the miles soon enough.
  10. I would have been tempted if it wasn't too far away. I know what you mean about free stuff though.
  11. Sorry to hear that John. Someone managed to scrape the front bumper of mine a while back. All I can tell you is that the car was red Attempting to get it fixed in a couple of weeks with the local Chips Away guy coming to work. Fingers crossed he does a good job, although I am curious about how he fixes paintwork since he has never seen the car?
  12. Welcome Szymon, I can't imagine the mileage in itself would be a problem with the proviso, like Chris mentions, that it has been well maintained. By all means, post the link to the car. With the F-Sport, I would say the 2 main things to check would be brakes and suspension. The front discs and pads are surprisingly expensive, so make sure they are in good condition. Similarly, the AVS suspension shocks aren't cheap and there may be a problem coming up with them leaking oil so get under the arch and have a good look around. Other than that, standard car stuff really I would say.
  13. My GS has misting on it OSF shock. It was there when I bought the car and it appeared again on my MOT as an advisory. I was told both times that a little bit of oil at the top was normal and happens frequently. Only if the oil reaches over half way down would the dealer then consider it a failure. In my case, he said it would then be a warranty claim, but whether they would honour it or not is a whole other conversation. They also do only replace them individually as the item must have failed for it to be replaced. Although, with the AVS suspension system, I am not sure how important it is to change them as a pair?