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  1. After encountering loads of problems with screen flickering and finding that their technical support are good at sending out firmware update but very little else I decided to send my Vline unit back. In a week they send me a number of firmware, it ended up with only a 1/3 of the screen working and it being totally unusable. Sad really because the concept is pretty good, just badly supported by its own tech support Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. After asking the eBay seller a few questions I decided to take a punt and buy one. The seller has been really helpful, always coming back to me quickly and getting the parcel out to me overnight as well. In the box you get the control unit, a small box about 6”x6”, two custom looms to plug into the current wiring and an additional loom for some extras that you can install later. Installation was pretty easy, took about 2 hour as I was taking my time, it is literally plug and play and the instructions are very clear as well. Got it all fitted, fired it up and found it had an irritating screen flicker, every 30 seconds the screen would click on and off, pinged an email to the seller who told me I needed to deal with technical support for the manufacturer (Grom) Pinged them an email, now because they are US based they seem to be almost the opposite time zone from me, this means that trying to get this issue solved became a bit prolonged, but at least there wasn’t a language barrier that you sometimes get with offshore support. So a week later and 3 firmware flashes the system is sadly being pulled out of the car and sent back for a refund, every time they give me a new firmware the problem gets worse, to the point where I only have 1/3rd of the screen working when I’m using the Grom system, luckily I have been able to resort back to OEM without any issues. It’s a real shame as it was pretty good value and easy to fit and use, had it worked and the tech guys hadn’t really messed it up then I believe it had the potential to be a good system. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. That’s going the be the next purchase, just waiting for them to come down in price a little more into my budget [emoji6] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. In our house we have the IS and a 5 series, the IS is my daily and the BM is the wife’s. I prefer the IS, it’s a nicer place to be, better equipped and way more powerful and economical that her 525d However she doesn’t like the lexus for a few reasons, one is the seats, bless her she is broader across the beam than me [emoji6] and she finds the seat bolsters uncomfortable and the fact that the cabin is a little cosier (in her words claustrophobic) Many years ago the German car brands were massive in their marketing, and they were clever, they marketed to the aspiring generation, who today are us, back in the 80’s we were hit with adverts that claimed reliability, build quality, sexiness and masculinity, today they are still riding on those campaigns, but they don’t have to do so much as the seed has not only been seen but it has germinated. Today the German cars are not reliable, sexy, or have a superior build quality, but it doesn’t matter, the money spent 40 years ago is still bearing fruits today Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. I don’t think the differing wheel size was the key reason for space savers,
  6. So it sounds like they have greased the backs of the pads, where they make contact with the piston and calliper, this normally cures the issue. The face that 50 miles later the noise it back makes me think that your calliper sliders are starting to seize, Toyota/Lexus are notorious for this, even low mileage vehicles. If the slider is seizing then the pad isn't moving away from the disc enough when the brake is released, a slider repair kit is about £15 per side (APEC kits) plus the cost of labour. From experience if your doing one side you may as well do both.
  7. I recall it from my days in the trade when space savers first appeared, and the reason for it is because of the difference of rolling radius and the effects it can have on the handling/steering of the vehicle. if the space saver is smaller RR then it will cause a pull to whatever side the wheel is fitted to. Having looked on the AA website there is some info on it So there is no right and wrong answer, personally I would have it on the rear of car so as not to affect the handling adversely
  8. I was of the impression that space savers shouldn’t be used in the front, if you have a puncture on the front you move a rear to the front, and put the space saver on the rear Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Yes, I’ve had it, I hadn’t put enough pad lube on, after about 20k miles it had dried out and just needed redoing. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. My guess is brake pads, they may need a dab of grease on the back of them to get rid of the squeak. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Mines giving me as good mpg now as it was at 60k, and from my experience of the Prius it will only lose about 5% at 200k But also the car still feels tight as well, no rattles or squeaks and the interior is standing up well to the punishment of taxi work Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Mine is used as a taxi, hence the mega mileage. I’ll trade it in at about 200/250,000 miles Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. I bought my IS300h about 18 months ago with 59,000 miles on it and paid 14k. Today it has 121,000 miles on it and looking at eBay/auto trader and wbac the general opinion is a value of 10k, which I think is excellent as it works out at £222 per month Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. I was hoping for 50 [emoji6] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Added a bit of bling today....... I was given these a while back, however I have a feeling they are for a CT200 as the throttle pedal is too small. The other 3 were quite easy to fit, however I’m on the hunt for a ali throttle pedal from something like an Fsport Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk