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  1. Hi all. Hi Stuart thanks for info that is my next port off call just wondering if any members had had any luck with the uk dealers. 65mike
  2. Hi all I was wondering if Lexus uk would order two parts for me one of which is not listed in uk, they are the F sport front grill part number is 53112-53140 or 53112-53160 and the F Sport gear knob PTR51-53080 both are available in the US, but it would cost a fortune in shipping and import duty, Has anybody tried getting the dealer to order items that are not normally uk stock and how did you get on. 65mike
  3. Hi all Lee so it's the powder coating that is cracked then. Lee i would still be inclined to replace the lot and have done with it for piece off mind that way you will know that you have a good rear set up and hopefully will cure the problem. What mileage has the car covered now!!! 65mike
  4. Hi all Keep the chrome just gives the car a little bit off brightness rather than all black.😊If you are going to get rid off the chrome why not get rid off around the front grill too then you won't see it in the dark at all😃 65mike
  5. Hi all Lee going by your pictures i would say that spring is ready for the scrap bin looks like it has a crack in it seen better days have they got a plastic coating on them.!!! Also looks like one of the damper supports has broken at some stage and been welded to repair it. My own view if it was my car would be to replace the springs and shocks they do look like they have seen better days and the damper supports. You're obviously a practical man so will cost you for the parts no labour charge.😊 65mike
  6. Hi all Well at least they are willing to look into it and paying your fuel and free full valet you cannot in my view go wrong there. What dealer is it care to share with us there address / name. 65mike
  7. Hi all Steve yes you did read Wright a set off well used second hand struts from a 100 k car put on a with 220k on it's back well how to save money suppose they must be a little better than the originals. 65mike
  8. Hi all The wheels look ok but I personally don't like black off any sort on wheels I prefer silver, my car came with a light grey which is ok not my choice but will do until they need refurbishing then will either be the same or silver the calipers look different in the Dewalt yellow and the orange are something different again. 65mike
  9. Hi all. Got to agree with Rayaan on this one. Looks ok but not my thing but each to there own. 65mike
  10. Hi all. I asked Lexus about a later discs for mine as mine is a 2008=2009 issue one discs iam still awaiting there reply from there multimedia team as i was hopping it would include full post code on it. 65mike.
  11. Hi all. Steve no idea who makes Jaguar brakes now days but it isn't Brembo could be Bosch Teves or any other manufacturer. 65mike.
  12. 65mike

    New owner and new to LOC

    Hi all. Steve welcome to the forum.what model is the car and most important we love to see pictures on the forum. As steve 2006 says ask the dealer (Lexus ) or try downloading there APP and see if you can get it that way providing it has been serviced at a Lexus dealer. 65mike.
  13. Hi all. Sean i only reported the problem i had just as a warning i know Brembo brakes are fitted to a hell of a lot off expensive cars including some Lexus cars as standard. The ones i had were obviously a bad batch they did not come from Ebay or Amazon and were genuine Brembo from a reputable brake supplier i did not want to take the chance of same happening again so had genuine Jaguar items fitted. And in answer to your first question if they made newer X-types now i would not but i had 2 anyway and had 13 years from both off them. 65mike
  14. 65mike

    The Photography Thread

    Hi all.🙂 Alas i cannot match your photos Stephen but i thought i should put a couple that i took in Southwold Norfolk a couple off years ago. 65mike
  15. Hi all Don't like to throw a spanner in the works but i have had Brembo pads and discs before and never again.😂 Let me explain on my previous X-TYPE i decided to buy Brembo discs and pads rather than buy genuine Jaguar parts now iam careful with discs/pads i bed them in carefully which i did for these and i never got to 10000miles when car was in for service and was shown the discs had cracks on them and were deamed scrap pads had hardly been used and discs look like new but were all cracked so they went in the bin and genuine ones were fitted so i will not buy Brembo pads or discs again.😟 Just my thoughts.😟 65mike.