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  1. thats a good find! where did you find this please? What i am hoping to do is to help the UK dealership locate whatever 'button' they need to activate it, as we dont have the app.
  2. On the trip computer (filled up, reset, drove for 12 hours) . if i recall, when i filled up i calculated the 'real' mpg based on fuel i put in t be about 39mpg if i recall. it was certainly slightly less. but then, it was different pump. on the way home i had a slightly faster return home, mpg was indicated at 39mpg, and the fuel tank was showing empty! but when i filled up at about 660miles (yes, thats 660 on one tank) it still had about 7 litres in it, based on the refill. * also thats with shared driving with the missus. and everytime i got back in the car it had dropped! shes not as soft a foot as i am)
  3. @NemesisUK yes correct. we cant even download that app. Hence, my question is around the key proceedure. as the guys there are all excited as they have just discovered that their LC comes with remote start from the factory. no app needed
  4. Hey. On one of the facebook pages something got mentioned about some guys fiddling with the Lexus Enform App, which is a subscription app that gives you certain cool stuff..... like telling you when your service is due. (lol!) But, it also has a remote start button!! This then lead onto one guy popping up with this document: (.pdf) which gives instructions, from the lexus manual, that its a feature available just from using your keyfob. Ok so now fast forward, people (presumably US based) have been going to their LC, and this 3-button press on the keyfob works. amazing. .... doesnt work on mine. Can anyone else in the UK try it? I am due in the deal in a couple of weeks and want to see if it can be enabled. ''To start a vehicle remotely, press and release the LOCK button twice within two seconds, then press and hold the LOCK button for three seconds.''
  5. i posted on here last year too, i had a London to North scotland trip - 1 tank, 600+ miles. i cleared 41mpg. :) 10 gears is something else. the optimal seems ot be at about 66mph, where its in 10th (less and it drops to 9th.)
  6. @NemesisUK that looks like a deep grove! I found the problem on mine, i'll upload the pics when my telephone is no longer charging, but i had a stone stuck not in the branes, but inside the brake disck shield (around the back). so when i was driving this stone that magically got inside was gouging out a nice grove on the inner disk. once the wheel was off it was easy to spot, i only needed a little gentle leverages pressure with a screwdriver on the bottom of the cover and it fell out. But, for a laugh, i tried, and i couldnt get it back in! no idea how a stone of that size got in there to begin with. Now i know where its getting stuck, i wont need the wheel off again. should be accessible by laying on the floor.
  7. agreed. think ive only had it twice in my lifetime before this car. i just dont get it. the space it has to fit into, the shield guard, the vertical impossible drop from a tyre to a caliper, how is it even happeneing?!
  8. just thought i would add - 3 more in the last few weeks. It seems whenever i drive over gravel (slowly, mind you! nothing over 10mph), something gets sucked into my caliper. how this is even possible, mathematically i dont know. When i made this post, it was my nearside front, and reversing would get it straight out. Now its my nearside rear, and reversing gets it out (by sound), but it doesnt 'drop' out, as soon as i go forward again its being screeched back between the disk and pad. about to jack the car and take the wheel off to get out this stone thats currently in there. people can hear me driving from 100miles away! its like a banshee
  9. i think the uk law has always been that the exhaust shouldnt be louder than OEM, but ive never had any of my modified cars fail an MOT - unless the exhaust is blowing, or fails emmisions. There is also no law stating that you must use OEM products if you replace an exhaust for repair....well Mr MOT man Sir, my OEM had a hole in it, and i replaced it wit this one. So, this leaves a kind of grey area of proving grounds. But, its obviously well known aftermarket = louder! lol.
  10. Ive also done some google-woogles, and i have found 1 bloke from EU mention in a US thread that he ''has been robbed of 13bhp due to the particle filter'', making reference that the US dont have it. But, looking at model specs on wiki, and other EU sources, it seems they were all sold with 471bhp (477ps) globally? i cant find any model specs for this particle filter, nor can i find any other forum or blog posts about it. i assume this guy has got 13bgp from somewhere. What have you found? maybe i am using the wrong search terms.
  11. thanks (dont worry, i am fine) but i have been sent home along with half of London. hey i am not arguing with you, i dont know these cars that well. i just dont know where i should be looking for it 🙂 i dont plan to remove or modify the rear diffuser. whatever work i have done will accomodate the current arse. AJ if you havent already seen it, take a look at the lc review by Savage Geese (goose?), if you go to about halfway through he has it up on a car lift and pans the camera across all under parts. gives a good look. If you freeze frame at about 22:30 in particular, there is a still shot from the side/bottom, where you can see the manifold cats, secondary cats (with lambda sensors) x-pipe (hidden under that support plate) and then the 2x Resonators. After that is the flange that bolts to the back box section. I have a '68 plate, registered in late September if that helps, and i can confirm what you will see in that video, has the same exhaust as what i have. if that helps in any way 🙂 @AJ500
  12. hey thought i would mention some exhaust stuff in a new thread. @AJ500. as it might interest others. So the LC500 setup (v8) looks to me, from crawling around underneath, to be 2 independent exhausts with 1 per 4 cylinder bank. i say this, as it doesnt look like the -x-pipe in the middle actually allows for gasses to flow between pipes? it looks to be only connected by a structural plate. but, this being said - each bank flows through a manifold cat, a secondary cat, a resonator, then via the exhaust flaps to the backbox. which without being able to cut open, i am not sure if each bank crosses here or not. I did the 'exhaust flap mod' last week to open the exhaust flaps (valves) perminantly. this is done by unplugging the 4 plugs on the exhaust found just before the backbox. The result, in my opinion, is nothing short of amazing. the car for me was too quiet below that 4,000rpm mark. but i am looking at getting a new exhaust. Not for chasing bhp numbers, but to get 'full volume' from the V8. After looking online as to whats available (like the Armytrix for £5k... £5,000!! hahahahaha). and similar brands for not alot less, its clear something else is needed. These off the shelf ones are selling steel drain pipes, for rip off prices probably because they are targetting the 'wealthy' lc500 owners. this is quite typical between car models. After looking underneath, the backbox on our car is a very nice 1-peice, that bolts up to flanges, with 4 mounting points. So i am going to head down to my local exhaust fabricator that i have used before for other cars. i havent yet decided if i am going to do one of two things: - remove the backbox completely, and replace with straight exit pipes (this will be loud. but the backbox doesnt contribute to emmissions. ive never had this done before, but youtubing some US cars of varying V8s, this si bloody awesome.... sounds awful on 4-pot engines though). - replace the backbox with 2x Single backboxes. something similar to what Cobra do for the LC (pictures available from gogle). The estimates he has sent over its £400 and £750 for the above options. much better. PLUS, this also means no cutting, welding, or any other intrusive works. so when i sell my car, i can swap the OEM exhaust back onto the car within 20min on ramps from home. and i have to ask, because i have seen you mention it before AJ - what is this particular filter you keep talking about? where abouts do you think it is in the exhaust system? hope some of this info may be of use to someone... as soon as this Quarantine stuff finishes ill be getting the exhaust fitted.
  13. Do it! just do it. ive always had loud cars. this was always far too quiet for me. on the motoway, the car is at such a low rpm (1250-1300rpm) that there is 0 exhaust noise. no drone nothing. you begin to hear it at the 2k mark up a hill. but when driving through built up areas or carparks you can really hear the sound reverbate back through your window. its lovely. however..... it has also made me realise that i want a new exhaust. so ill be getting one once i am out of quarantine.
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