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  1. I purchased the correct nuts (local engineering wholesalers) to use with the standard lexus bolts, but was still unable to use the stock bolts due to their length. Fortunately stock exhaust and bolts are stored in my shed and can easily be refitted if required. Interesting QS confirms the springs aren't required, I made sure they were fitted after reading a few horror stories on the web re cracked exhausts after being without them.
  2. Hi John I purchased mine second hand from Dav and installed it myself. I used the stock springs (after cleaning them up), but purchased bolts, nuts and washers. Dav kindly supplied fixings with the exhaust, but I switched them out for 10mm bolts for a better fit. The bolts I used were longer than stock due to the increase flange thickness vs the OEM exhaust. I did however use the stock bolts to determine the spring length when fastening the exhaust together. I also used additional nuts as locking nuts to ensure the bolts wouldn't work loose. Just to be sure I got my mechanic friend to give it a once over and he was happy with fixings and he gave it 👍
  3. Have you checked the glove box, my IS300H had a boot disable button to the right as your opened the glove box. My daughter use to press it all the time, fun and games!
  4. He doesn't, looking forward to what he thinks of his new car.
  5. Used the exsisting gaskets and the bolts supplied with the exhaust. The stock bolts don't work due to the QS exhaust not having weld nuts installed.
  6. With the help of mate, installed a quicksilver exhaust this morning. Really simple job and took no time at all. Makes a big difference and my neighbours now have a new alarm clock 👍
  7. Meet Dav today and saw his new motor, stunning car and sounded fantastic!
  8. Thanks for the quick sale and I'm looking forward to hearing it post installation next week 👍👍👍
  9. An interesting link below detailing the IS250
  10. Just after some advice!!! I went to get the battery in my key changed this morning but was informed by a battery/watch repairer he didn't want to touch it as there is an 15 second window to change the battery and if he exceeds this time the code for the key will be wiped! To me this sounds like rubbish but he insisted on not changing the battery. I am struggling to lock & unlock my car at the moment, it takes about 20 seconds of constant button pressing to do it. My spare has never worked from the day I bought the car so I need to get this changed as well. I just wondering do Lexus need to change the battery or can anybody do it??? I presume the latter but would like conformation. Cheers and thanks for the advice!
  11. I bought my IS200 last year at the ripe old age of 22. At the time when I insured my Lex I had 2 years no claims and a clean license, I checked out approximately 10 insurance companies and received quotes between £630 to £2,200! I opted for Eagle Star, which I think has now changed to Zurich and paid £630 :D last year. Its up for renewal in March so I am hoping for more of the same. I just shopped around a lot and in the end got a great deal, I was paying £500 TPF&F on a Clio 16v before the change to Lexus! Dave
  12. Cheers for the advice, I will pass it on to my brother tonight.
  13. Just after a bit of knowledge and/or advice on my brother’s behalf. He snapped his key in door lock of his Saxo last night, the part that’s snapped off has remained in the barrel but he can still lock and unlock his car by inserting the rest of the key and can still start the engine because a different key is required. When he first got the car I was like for the :tsktsk: , using two different keys to enter and start the car very strange! He was only given one of each key and has no spares, he enquired about having a spare cut but was told £100 because it is coded. There is no security light on the dash and the car doesn’t have any immobiliser or alarm you can't arm or disarm at the touch of a button. So I am unsure whether this is true or not, to me it just looks like a normal key with a Citroen badge. He is unable to put petrol in his car as the key that’s snapped opens the petrol cap. I was just wondering if anybody has had the unfortunate experience of snapping their key and how did they rectify the problem. Any help or advice is greatly appreciated! :
  14. That’s what I was thinking, it only costs £60 and if it produces results like the above then I would expect it to be standard on all vehicles. Cheers for your opinion!