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    Alan
  • Lexus Model
    IS250
  • Year of Lexus
    2007
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Cardiff

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  1. Ah, Swansea. Worked there for a while. Didn't like it much. Lots of money about and self entitled people.
  2. Or, better still, leave the battery on the car and put it on an intelligent charger (e.g. Optimate) as I do with both of my cars that use up battery while standing.
  3. Just have your key fob to hand and deactivate the alarm if necessary There's some good advice on which battery to fit if you search the forum. I suggest Yuasa
  4. I've been sat in the office looking at the standard rear plate on my IS250 and thinking how horrible it looks having a standard oblong plate in a shaped recess and that a shaped plate would look nice (especially as my rear plate is looking a bit shabby). A bit of research reveals an XF Jag plate would appear to fit quite well. Anyone tried it? Link to XF rear plate dimensions: https://www.jepsonandco.com/product/20083610t/
  5. Holy thread resurrection Batman! I've been sat in the office looking at the standard rear plate on my IS250 and thinking how horrible it looks having a standard oblong plate in a shaped recess and that a shaped plate would look nice (especially as my rear plate is looking a bit shabby). A bit of research reveals an XF Jag plate would appear to fit quite well. Anyone tried it? Link to XF rear plate dimensions: https://www.jepsonandco.com/product/20083610t/
  6. I had similar last year and the general consensus was "battery failing!". As the battery was the original Panasonic from 2007 (12 years old) I changed it and ... no difference. Further investigation revealed it to be the upstream O2 sensor on left bank. I changed both and its all been good since. I'm not saying it's not the battery or charging system as the symptoms aren't the same (don't remember airbag light coming on but the check engine light and stability control lights definitely did) but its worth doing a bit more investigation before condemning anything. However,
  7. Think what you will. Opinions are like are$eholes, everyone has one
  8. Beating 2.0D Beemers and Mercs is hardly the height of excitement. 😂 Often more a case of being to take more extreme risks than your "competitor" . I've "lost" many a race to much slower cars than my Tiv purely because the other guy was willing to take risks I thought were not reasonable and therefore let him drive off into the sunset and he no doubt regaled his mates down the pub with how he blew a TVR into the weeds in his 2.0D BMW. Frankly I'm not prepared to go to prison for the sake of boasting rights. I will however "make progress" when the opportunity presents itself. I enjo
  9. Erm, guys I think you may be a little O/T with your bikey talk. Maybe start another thread eh?
  10. I ran mine to 89,574 miles before changing the plugs and they looked almost like new apart from the white deposit on them.
  11. If you think you can have as much fun in and IS250 as any other "Toy" then you've led a very sheltered life. 🙂
  12. Used to have an XFS Jag and previous GSD was regularly conveyed. Just need to dig out and fit the KleinMetal rear seat cover
  13. Hmm... Rover P5B Coupe I've had for 20 years and a TVR Chimaera I've had for 15 years. I don't think those will be going anywhere soon. The dogmobile however...
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