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Old 08-08-2018, 12:41 PM   #431
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New (to me) Lexus GS450h

Progress will keep going on this as itís going into Lexus on Monday to get both of the exterior mirrors replaced as they are not dipping as they should when they go into reverse. The final repair under my now expired Lexus warranty - CANNOT argue, itís paid out a fortune in the 2 years and the car will be 12 in November!!

Also, after lots of looking, negotiating with the boss, and various conversations with private sellers, dealers and several visits to the auction, I have bought this as a second car to spread the load of this beautiful Lexus, use for ďmessierĒ stuff, work, and for our imminently arriving puppy (tomorrow ):




8 years 10 months old, 10 weeks MOT left, 114,000 miles, superb MOT history but, as a trade in with non dealer history sold at auction, the service book is of course missing but I can see various stickers etc in the car indicating servicing at an independent. Itís pretty scruffy in quite a few places, so will need a good amount of work inside and out. I also specifically bought a bottom of the range car, and petrol, to limit costly issues with electronics or diesel stuff - but itís a Toyota so will need to be unlucky for big bills. Also had an exhaust break/blow too.

Iíll get a separate project thread going for this one






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Old 10-08-2018, 11:27 PM   #432
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Typical - due into Lexus on Monday so may cost some ££

Will try deflating/reinflating the tyres a bit and resetting the system and hopefully that will clear it




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Have now tried checking all my tyres, and getting them all up to PSI, one was slightly low (30 and should be 35). Also done a system reset on the TPMS system and all lights are now gone.

Iíll try the car tomorrow on a run and see how it goes. Hopefully all sorted and just a blip.


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Have now tried checking all my tyres, and getting them all up to PSI, one was slightly low (30 and should be 35). Also done a system reset on the TPMS system and all lights are now gone.

Iíll try the car tomorrow on a run and see how it goes. Hopefully all sorted and just a blip.


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Was it not just telling you that you had a lower pressure - as you found out ? rather than a fault ?
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Hopefully - it’s not usually that sensitive
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Hopefully - itís not usually that sensitive
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Sorted - sensitive to small drops, done 20 mixed miles pushing the car under pressure and all cleared




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Spent some time yesterday on replacing the boot release button cover. On many of these cars the rubber becomes soft and then, sort of, rots or disintegrates over time.

I had repaired it but sealing it with several layers of black gaffa, which worked fine, but a company have now released a seal for this as you need to buy the whole unit from Lexus.



Took the boot liner off, which was actually not needed, but gave it a clean inside anyway






This is what it looked like as I started to peel back the rubber layers



And the new part fitted (and some paint on the rusty screws for the number plate lights)



Also noticed a scuff on my bumper



Luckily managed to buff this out

Finally the boot looks like this





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(And another 250 miles on the car last night and zero tyre pressure warning light issues)


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