stormchaser

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About stormchaser

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  • First Name
    Paul
  • Lexus Model
    CT200h
  • Year of Lexus
    2011
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Dorset

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  1. I always use injector cleaner in mine on every other fill up. I’ve never had this problem (108K). Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. That looks really bad. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Mines a 2011 and it has no rust at all underneath. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. I’ve heard on the US forum that the head units cost thousands [emoji15] Well worth looking for 2nd hand. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Not really. My calls come through very clear (2011 model). Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. I’d like to do this too but I’ve still got 5mm left on all 4 tyres. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Mines 9 years old too and passed 3 weeks ago with no advisories as along with the last 5 previous to this. All with no advisories. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Understandable. Not interested in US mods but can be anything that’s done from standard such as: Pre facelift upgrades to facelift and any accessories fitted,wheels,trim,head units etc. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. One thing I never liked on my 2011 was the Chrome gearknob. So I changed it to the later facelift one. Looks much better now. This is the only Mod that I’ve done to it. What has everyone done to there’s. Would be interesting to know. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Why would you want to keep charging the battery for? Don’t you use the car? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Have heard that Lexus Hedge End (now the Snows group) are very good although a little too far from Bournemouth. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Sorry gents for the late reply. Just picked the car up and another straight pass on the MOT with no advisories. Service was carried out and the tracking was done to Lexus factory settings after Christchurch Tyres(now Protyre/crap) really messed it up using there Hunter equipment. Yes it’s correct I’m using Lexus Poole as I have done for the last 6 years. I’ve never until now had any problems with them (sadly now taken over by the Hendy group). They phoned Lexus HQ today to seek advice ref the gearbox oil change. Lexus told them that it shouldn’t be done at all because of what they said previously blah blah blah. Also because I have an extended warranty on the CT that if anything happened to the gearbox and they changed the oil previously when told not to then I would be liable for repairs/cost. So I’m leaving this well alone on that advice. Under there Westover rule they were fine but things have certainly changed with Hendy but as of yet apart from this I can’t really fault them. Anyway a few pics of the loan CT they gave me. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Took the CT in for its service and MOT(6th one) at my usual local dealer. I requested the tracking to be done and a gearbox oil change (it’s on 107K). They tried to play the “it’s sealed for life” bull and “you can’t change the oil on those and it’s not part of a service schedule “ I laughed at him and told him he can’t be serious. I showed him this photo of the gearbox displaying the oil drain and fill plug which is by the sump plug also. He phoned the workshop to ask them for a quote of time etc. They replied it needed a special tool and oil (partly right) but to top it all said the gearbox needs to be removed and supported under the car so they can gain access. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing so told them to forget this and that I thought it was terrible that they didn’t even know what to do. I’ve told him I’m going to book it in to my Toyota dealer to do as they said they do this regularly on the Prius. Sorry to rant on but it’s ridiculous that a 30 min job,3.5ltrs of oil and a half inch drive and open access to it and they tell me this crap. Just beware of your dealer if you decide to get this done on yours. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Last year I had 4 Kumho tyres fitted. They’re reasonably priced and are very quiet. It’s a much more pleasant drive now. Previous to these I had it’s original Goodyears and they were hard noisy and terrible for grip. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. I had this once in the winter of 2017 and it’s never done it since. I use fuel injector cleaner every other fuel fill and the system is very clean now. Sometimes you’ve got to drive them hard as they’ll get coked up quickly. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk