C Andrew Green

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  1. Dashcam recommendation

    @Eame64Haha, I recently had occasion to bollock Lexus Reading for their test driver doing 42 in a 30 zone! Didn't however get a satisfactory answer when I asked them why they left it running for 20 minutes while they washed it? i was amused by their confusion over what aHUD (head up display) was. Andrew
  2. Car-Cams.

    @zippyone This thread should help: Dashcam recommendations and Dashcam compilations Regards, Andrew
  3. Is a 1998 LS OBD II? If so get a Mini VCI dongle with Techstream and try to read the (hopefully) stored codes might give you a clue. Also possibly investigate the EGR valve and it's plumbing. Andrew
  4. @KenMavor I had occasion to remove the rear wheels (to replace rear pads and a caliper) and was surprised just how heavy a wheel and tyre is (I must be getting old and weak!) So I can see why manufacturers fit much lighter spacesavers. In 200 odd thousand miles in my old Mazda 626 I could count the number of punctures on one hand so it does seem logical not to lug around several Kgs of full sized spare wheel to the general detriment of fuel economy. According to the handbook and the tyre data plate on the drivers side 'B' pillar for 16" & 17" it states W and for 18" it's Y. Andrew
  5. Feeling Nauseous, Trembling and Dizzy ...

    Same track in a car just as mad!
  6. So Whats Your Profession?

    Mechanical design engineer (SolidWorks), design seismometers and associated systems (data recorders, deployment systems, subsea housings and such). I thought it was a company rule that everyone at Vodafone in Newbury drives an Audi! That's all I seem to see going there when I drive past every day! Another Andrew.
  7. Good spot @XT5 picked up two on the way home this evening, look like they should do the job! @rayaans I'll try and check out Lidl this weekend and have a look at theirs! Regards Andrew
  8. New member - 2010 IS250 F Sport

    I'm not a hooligan, honest, just like to make progress! 'Haven't tried the roundabouts yet' how can you not have tried roundabouts yet? This is England, home of the roundabout! Much to my other half disgust (Thailand doesn't have all that many roundabouts , they just have dodgy 'U' turn gaps in the central reservation everywhere) Andrew
  9. IS300H Drivers door won't lock

    If it's anything like the IS250 it looks like you may have the pull-pull cables swapped...... swap them over and that <should> reverse the operation sense. No sorry, scratch that idea, the pictures I have aren't too clear on what goes where! The two pull cables I saw are the latch and the lock cables not pull-pull! Andrew
  10. New member - 2010 IS250 F Sport

    My IS250 lives in ECT Power mode!, I found the throttle curve (response) was too non linear in normal, if I'm on a long drive with my other half in the car I sometimes stick it in normal mode to have a gentle drive as she gets car sick if I hammer it round too many roundabouts! Andrew
  11. The IS250 owners manual is very specific in that when you use an automatic car wash you must fold the mirrors in (use the switch in the door panel) Page 252 of the US manual refers, might be different in the UK manual (I've got a .pdf of the US manual here and my UK manual isn't to hand at the moment). I've forgotten a couple of times and folded them at the last minute! My old Mazda 626 went through fine with the mirrors out, but the weren't electrical folding mirrors............. Andrew
  12. It's going to involve a fair bit of fiddling! My brother just fitted a set of those to his 2005 IS250 in place of the original halogen dip beams. All the wiring and boxes that come with them won't fit in the headlamp rear housing behind the bulb access hatch. His HID kit also didn't come with a suitable plug to connect these to the original loom, although tbe crimp pins were already in place on the end of the wires??? An appropriate plastic plug housing was swiftly sourced on eBay. He then drilled a suitable sized hole for the supplied gasket in the hatch, passed the wires through and fitted the plug housings after confirming the polarity of the headlamp loom with a multimeter. Currently the boxes are fitted on top of the airfilter housing (R) and fuse box (L) with double sided tape, although this may have to change when he refits the plastic engine covers. I've not had a go jn his IS at night yet, but he reckons it's significantly better and they must be OK for aim, as he hasn't had anyone flashing him thinking his main beams are on! Reading on the DVLA website their guidance is that HID lights aren't permitted at all (new or retrofit!), but as manufacturers are fitting them they're allowing them, but they specifically say that "their view" is that they're not acceptable as retrofit, as the housings aren't specifically designed for HID. Brothers MOT tester said he doesn't care what they are so long as the aim and pattern is OK. Andrew
  13. Yeah, I assume that's short for Very Idiotic People!
  14. Appalling thing, 1200 miles out of the tyres like that, Why bother?
  15. No Keys.

    Key fobs definitely need erasing prior to re-programming, I bought one for my IS250 and the seller wasn't aware of the need, but checked with his programming expert 'mate' who confirmed it was needed. (paid extra to have it done) TechStream took a lot of fiddling with drivers and stuff but got it going eventually. Similar service advertised on eBay. To add a new blank key you're asked to put the existing key on the start button (with the new key outside the vehicle) and then there's a time window to place the original key on the back seat and the new key on the start button. The instructions in TechStream are quite precise and it still took me two attempts to get the time and sequence right. I now have the security of having two working key fobs. Cutting a new blank was straightforward enough at a branch of Timpson, you'll need a bigger branch with a computerised milling machine for the double sided Lexus keys, then I just had to saw and file it to fit my key retainer. Regards Andrew