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Forum: Projects and Restorations 25-04-2019, 04:17 PM
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Posted By wrxmania
Indeed. Superb car is so many different ways.

Indeed. Superb car is so many different ways.
Forum: Projects and Restorations 24-04-2019, 09:44 PM
Replies: 523
Views: 149,274
Posted By wrxmania
Quick clean up of the cars tonight - wash, spray...

Quick clean up of the cars tonight - wash, spray sealant, wheels, hoover, interior plastics wiped etc.

I still look back at this car every time and think what a fabulous machine it is
...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 24-04-2019, 09:41 PM
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Posted By wrxmania
Quick clean up of the cars tonight - wash, spray...

Quick clean up of the cars tonight - wash, spray sealant, wheels, hoover, interior plastics wiped etc.

Still looking very good, especially for never having been properly washed, or waxed or...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 17-04-2019, 05:16 PM
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Views: 101,556
Posted By wrxmania
New tyres have arrived and look spot on ...

New tyres have arrived and look spot on

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Forum: Projects and Restorations 17-04-2019, 05:11 PM
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Views: 101,556
Posted By wrxmania
Thanks. There are some sets about but shipping...

Thanks. There are some sets about but shipping adds a huge whack onto the cost so want a local set to collect.

Saw a set with no tyres for £35 but they would not allow postage or postage...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 17-04-2019, 10:08 AM
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Posted By wrxmania
Yeah - running costs are great overall and it is...

Yeah - running costs are great overall and it is of course very reliable.

Did quite a bit of work on the cruise control but it’s not plug and play and seems the ECU on this model never had cruise...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 17-04-2019, 09:57 AM
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Views: 101,556
Posted By wrxmania
Not that I have really ever noticed. Recently...

Not that I have really ever noticed. Recently went from summers to winters on the Lexus (Dunlop to Michelin) and there is almost zero difference.

If available an all weather tyre would be a good...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 16-04-2019, 11:15 PM
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Views: 101,556
Posted By wrxmania
Here is the average running cost - MPG and pence...

Here is the average running cost - MPG and pence per mile over the last 10,000 miles on the car, with mixed use driving and varying length journeys on all sorts of roads.
...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 16-04-2019, 10:22 PM
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Views: 101,556
Posted By wrxmania
Toyota Avensis T27 Tourer Project

Have alternated on and off with both cars and the winters are so much better in almost every condition - cold, wet, icy, snow etc that covers 80% of the year in Scotland so running winters is almost...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 15-04-2019, 11:16 PM
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Views: 101,556
Posted By wrxmania
Toyota Avensis T27 Tourer Project

The Continental winter tyres fitted are running at about 4mm all round and are still going great with a good bit of mileage left.

However they will need changed soon (car has done about 10,300...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 08-04-2019, 03:41 PM
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Views: 101,556
Posted By wrxmania
Got my Heko wind deflectors on in 10 minutes,...

Got my Heko wind deflectors on in 10 minutes, before heading away on a road trip.

They look good and are very easy to fit
...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 25-03-2019, 10:39 PM
Replies: 523
Views: 149,274
Posted By wrxmania
Oh dear. More fool him. An manual box on...

Oh dear. More fool him.

An manual box on this car (or even a normal
auto box) would be utterly pointless. It really has one almost seamless full on gear that works great.

I am interested in...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 24-03-2019, 08:43 AM
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Views: 149,274
Posted By wrxmania
The car has now done another 2000+ miles since...

The car has now done another 2000+ miles since this service and is running great [emoji106]


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Forum: Projects and Restorations 18-03-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 101,556
Posted By wrxmania
Toyota Avensis T27 Tourer Project

Took a quick pic of this mileage

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Forum: Projects and Restorations 06-03-2019, 09:13 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 101,556
Posted By wrxmania
New wipers on - smear at one point!!! Need to...

New wipers on - smear at one point!!! Need to try cleaning them first but, if that does not work, I am buying genuine Toyota ones!


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Forum: Projects and Restorations 03-03-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 20,539
Posted By wrxmania
Lovely cars but as a few have said, can be a...

Lovely cars but as a few have said, can be a minefield.

A friend of mine has just binned his - same car-age. The fibre optic cabling/electronics were a total nightmare and it was going to be a...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 02-03-2019, 03:28 PM
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Views: 101,556
Posted By wrxmania
Toyota Avensis T27 Tourer Project

Ordered new wipers too this morning - drivers side blade is ripped [emoji26]

However, lots of the next stage of work planned for the summer for it that I run out of time before winter set in and...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 02-03-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 101,556
Posted By wrxmania
Toyota Avensis T27 Tourer Project

Excellent service, pricing and work from Livingston Autocare this morning.

The car had an oil/filter change with fully synthetic oil, a flush put through and a full Carbon Clean too.

Starting...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 02-03-2019, 11:28 AM
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Views: 101,556
Posted By wrxmania
Managed to get 5 minutes to change the headlight...

Managed to get 5 minutes to change the headlight bulb on the car last night before it was dark

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Forum: Projects and Restorations 24-02-2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 101,556
Posted By wrxmania
Car was into to Toyota yesterday for the fuel...

Car was into to Toyota yesterday for the fuel tank plate recall.

No issues, car finished quickly but as part of their “customer care programme” they gave the car a pathetic wash and hoovered the...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 12-02-2019, 07:12 PM
Replies: 523
Views: 149,274
Posted By wrxmania
Absolutely. There is a 15% discount on labour and...

Absolutely. There is a 15% discount on labour and 10% on parts thanks to the Lexus Owners Club, and the servicing is fixed price too.

The brake work probably cost around £170 all in and they were...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 12-02-2019, 07:09 PM
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Views: 149,274
Posted By wrxmania
I’d have very few concerns about the system. Many...

I’d have very few concerns about the system. Many cars, especially Prius in the US, are reaching astronomical mileage with zero issues. Also, as the tech is now very well established (20+ years for...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 12-02-2019, 07:08 PM
Replies: 523
Views: 149,274
Posted By wrxmania
Indeed. As much as the cars can be expensive the...

Indeed. As much as the cars can be expensive the cost of the dealer servicing and work is always fair and, like Toyota, they have lots of fixed price jobs (brakes, suspension etc) which are very...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 12-02-2019, 12:02 AM
Replies: 500
Views: 101,556
Posted By wrxmania
That one looked good too (Road Trip does that...

That one looked good too (Road Trip does that stuff too).




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Forum: Projects and Restorations 11-02-2019, 11:57 PM
Replies: 523
Views: 149,274
Posted By wrxmania
New (to me) Lexus GS450h

Meant to update this on Friday afternoon.

Was in for service at Lexus and a few issues were found:

Front inner brake pad seized in one of the calipers (that would explain the juddering that...
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