Farqui

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About Farqui

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    Lee
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  • Lexus Model
    GS 450H SE
  • Year of Lexus
    2008
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Nottinghamshire
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    Classic Cars
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    Car Restoration
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  1. This one? https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201912195471861 No mention or photo of the licence plate makes me suspicious it's a part time dealer, can't check the MOT history either 😞
  2. Oh gawd Stuart, I can imagine how bad you feel 😮
  3. Hi Ninz, I'm sorry to hear that you are having issues and paid top dollar for a new 12v auxiliary battery that didn't resolve the warning lights. Have you have any error codes retrieved from the vehicle? For instance, whilst at the dealer? Reduced braking would be a serious concern for me and I would be very reluctant to drive the vehicle until the issue was understood and not deemed dangerous. Has the vehicle been serviced regularly? By a Lexus dealer or independent? Have you had a recent hybrid/traction battery health check? - they are standard during a Lexus service but can be requested independently. On the US forum I do see numerous reports of the brake booster failing, I hope this isn't your issue as it seems expensive to repair. Cheers, Lee
  4. Hey Andy, it's such a shame to see that much damage especially after you had reworked it to your liking. Thankfully it's well built and saved the occupants from any injuries, which was good to hear. Good luck sourcing a replacement. Cheers, Lee
  5. Here's an interesting IS-F project; https://www.motortrend.com/news/1969-toyota-corolla-lexus-is-f-v-8-first-test-review A bit pricey for me tho.
  6. An AC regas has boosted the heat on the passenger side significantly although it is still lower than the drivers output. I don't understand how a regas improved cabin heat out but as it's improved, I'll take it. Vent output temps steadily reduce from the drivers to passenger side and the passenger foot well gets 0 heat...so mrsF has blue toes!. I've since flushed the heater matrix a more couple times and passenger temps are improving a little with the exception of the passenger foot well. As temps continue to improve I'll continue flushing and back flushing. I really don't fancy taking the dash out especially as now it's cold/wet outside now. Particles are still coming out of the matrix, they now look black. I'm now using Forte coolant flush which needs much more flushing vs other products, post soaking the first few flushes are foamy - presumably due to it's degreaser content.
  7. Sure, take a look here https://www.lexusownersclub.co.uk/forum/forum/117-buyers-and-sellers-corner/
  8. Gutted for you John, I hope you get it sorted with minimal fuss and agro from the insurers.
  9. Wishful thinking, there are numerous forum reports of cat thefts on RX's.
  10. Yes, the GS is a really solid feeling vehicle. The exhaust corrosion is easy to miss, my box was holed and the Y split but it still sounded earily quiet.
  11. Hi Lazar, welcome to the forum. The GS 450h is a great car to be hunting for, I've had mine almost 3 years now (bought at 92k miles). Any older vehicle is likely to have some issues but Lexus warranty the hybrid system up to 15 years now, you just need an annual hybrid check circa £60. Not all components are covered but many alternatives are available (hybrid pump bearing/etc) so don't fret too much. As with any older vehicle, have a war chest ready but you're unlikely to need to anywhere near often as a BMW/Merc. The 3rd gen GS suffer from exhaust corrosion, which you have no doubt seen from other threads. Rear braked are prone to seize unless lubed annually, so not a big issue there. The dampers are allegedly prone to fail (if you listen to dealers) but mine are still doing fine almost 3 years after (my former) Lexus dealer told me there were leaking (they weren't and still aren't). Also consider that the hybrid system and combustion engine help each other out and being powerful are rarely stressed. Which has surely got to help with longevity right? Are you aware of the relatively small boot? Have you test driven or viewed any yet? Happy hunting.
  12. https://www.lexuspartsdirect.co.uk/what-is-a-catalytic-converter-and-why-it-is-a-common-target-for-thefts/ Example thread https://www.lexusownersclub.co.uk/forum/topic/118934-rx450h-catalytic-converter-theft/ Good luck getting this sorted.
  13. Welcome to the forum but I'm sorry to hear that you've suffered a cat-astrophy! Sorry, but i couldnt resist [emoji1787] Unfortunately this is/has become all too common with numerous reports of the same thefts by other forum members. So much so, that yes there is now a supply issue [emoji3525] Lexus Parts Direct recently posted some info about it, let me find it for you...