welland

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    peter
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  • Lexus Model
    rx400h
  • Year of Lexus
    2006
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Worcestershire

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  1. I sent a message to cybox today for a quote. Awaiting their reply. Potential issue is that they are 150 miles from me, so hoping they will be able to make and send without seeing my car. Lord, did you visit their workshop?
  2. Wish they applied their engineering nouse to design the exhaust with an extra flange to isolate the cat from the silencer, like everybody else.
  3. That's interesting. Did you happen to check the gas analysis before and after the 3rd cat was removed? If 2 is enough to meet the necessary standard, one wonders why they fitted 3.
  4. This exhaust looks very nice. My 2006 rx400h needs a new middle section and I've been looking for options. Mine has a small cat built in to the middle section in front of the silencer. Somebody else has written that the rx300 and rx400h middle section is the same. I see that your new exhaust does not have a cat in the middle section. Did your old one have this cat? (It seems that mine has 3 cats - one on each front pipe, just below the manifolds, plus a central one in front of the middle silencer. )
  5. Thanks Herbie. I'll study the manual and see if it's a job I can manage.
  6. My cat was stolen a couple of weeks ago from my other car - a honda. 😮
  7. Following investigation of the coolant leak that I reported recently, I now believe the leak is from the radiator. Am i justified in feeling relieved that it's not from the water pump? (Its done 110k miles and the timing belt was changed before I bought it, around 98k miles). Anyway, turning back to the radiator, has anybody else changed one? Wondering if it's a big job? Can it be done without disturbing the a.c. condenser? There is also another radiator, but don't know what it is. Is it for the inverter coolant? Can the engine coolant radiator be changed without disturbing this.
  8. What's that about split dust covers nthe rear shocks? Does this refer to the rubber gaiters that cover the chromed shaft on the shocks? My gaiters are also split, but after two MOTs,there has been no mention of this. I had been wondering if there is a repair procedure that can fit an alternatve jacket without removing the shocks, but I've not found anything yet.
  9. that's interesting. The RX400h has a timing belt. I realise that the rx400h and the rx350 have a different size of engine, but i had thought that they were otherwise closely related. They must be more different than i thought.
  10. Although I knew that parking sensors were not factory fitted to the rx400h, and I knew they were dealer fitted, I didn't anticipate that they were a Lexus kit. This makes it very strange that they were not available as a factory fit option. So, has anybody tried fitting this kit? Does it just plug in, without cutting any wires? I wonder how much work is involved.
  11. Crikey, how did you manage that? What sort of roads / conditions / speeds....?
  12. Sorry, I can't answer your question, but I will follow this thread to see the answer. What's wrong with your old cable?
  13. It took about 400ml to fill the radiator. Then about 50ml to bring a visible fluid level in the expansion bottle. Then a further 150ml to bring the level approximately half way between LOW and HIGH. The handbook says that it holds 10.3l, so it wasn't dangerously low, but I will keep a closer eye on it in future. I can't say I've noticed any fluid leaks.
  14. I only asked because you didn't say it was full after you'd topped it up. In that case, I'd be inclined to check for a blown fuse. Thinking about it, the headlamp wash may also activate when using screen wash when the headlamps are on - but can't remember off hand. Does the illumination work on the screen wash button? Was wondering myself recently exactly how the headlamp wash works. Do the retractable jets get pushed up by water pressure? Or is there a separate mechanism to make them go up?
  15. How much water is in your washer bottle? I have found that as the fluid level drops, the headlight washers stop working before the screen washers stop. Do you hear the pump working when you press the headlamp washer button?