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  1. VVT Sensor Range/Performance Problem (Bank 1) This code may not come back if cleared as it is more than likely a result of the fault itself. I would first look at the engine oil quality/quantity and rectify as necessary. After that, it would be worth checking the connections to the sensor for security and corrosion
  2. It sounds as though it is the idle speed control valve that needs cleaning due to carbon build up. Should be an easy enough job to remove, clean and refit. Bit of a harsh statement! The forum is not as populated as used to be but there are still plenty of members on here that are willing to help fellow members with their problems. As for older vehicles....I am a massive fan of older cars and run quite a few cars over 15 years old with no issues and very little cost. However, not a fan of current (post 2015 vehicles) models that have much higher levels of technology and even more expensive replacement parts.....nice to drive but wouldn't want (or afford) to own one 😞
  3. Hi Binks.....welcome to the Club I think I would be tempted to glue it stop it spreading further along once the water gets up into it. If you use some SuperGlue or similar and maybe use the end of a thin knife to introduce it under the trim so as not to get it everywhere, I reckon that should sort it
  4. Hi You should be able to find a Locksmith who can replicate and programme a new key for your car. It helps if you have the original one to clone or otherwise the original Key Code written down somewhere
  5. Not sure where the relay is located but here's a link with some useful information relating to the system
  6. Hi Keith Maybe you could get someone to climb into the rear once the seats are folded and remove the trim panel on the tailgate to access the lock mechanism from inside the vehicle.
  7. Thanks for the updates. I do wonder if there are any fault codes in the Body control system....maybe worth seeing if you can scan further and see if this produces any results.
  8. 🙂 The cheek of some people.....nice to know you have a sought after car though
  9. Lexus today hosted the world premiere of its first ocean-going yacht, the LY 650, adding another dimension to its development as global luxury lifestyle brand and demonstrating its commitment to deliver innovative and amazing experiences Presented in Boca Raton, Florida, the LY 650 bears all the hallmark qualities of design, craftsmanship, advanced technology and performance that distinguish Lexus road vehicles, interpreted in the context of an exclusive and highly luxurious vessel. The LY 650 is a 65ft (19.94m) flybridge cruiser – a boat design that locates cabins below the main deck. It has been two-and-a-half years in development and is being built in collaboration with specialist boat builder Marquis Yachts, which manufactures the craft at its workshops in Pulaski, Wisconsin. The leading nautical design house Nuvolari Lenard also worked with Lexus on the design programme. Marquis Yachts has applied elements of the Toyota Production System to its boat-building processes to achieve high quality and efficient productivity, together with skilled craftsmanship that ensures authentic luxury in every detail. The LY 650 cuts a striking, coupe-like figure on the water, with a design that is very faithful to the Lexus Sport Yacht Concept that was unveiled in 2017. Its sporty and elegant lines are influenced by the same L-finesse design principles Lexus applies to its road cars; styling details echo those found on the LS and LC Lexus flagship saloon and coupe. With a high-volume aft section, the LY 650 has one of the widest beams in its class at 5.76m. For its premiere, the yacht was presented in an optional two-tone finish that amplifies its styling, contrasting with bright stainless steel details including a chafing plate on the bow, window frames and air inlets shaped in the famous Lexus “L” motif. Lexus Chief Branding Officer and President of Toyota Motor Corporation Akio Toyoda said: “The LY 650 symbolises the challenge Lexus has taken up in its aspiration to become a true luxury lifestyle brand, venturing beyond the automobile. “A collaborative team between Toyota and Marquis Yachts introduced the Toyota Production System to the boat manufacturing facility to improve productivity and quality. This allowed Lexus’s ‘Crafted’ philosophy of hospitality that anticipates a person’s wishes and meticulous attention to detail be realised in the form of a luxury yacht. I am truly looking forward to seeing the LY 650 display its beauty on oceans around the globe. As a mobility company, we are pursuing new possibilities for movement, even on the sea.” Accommodation In addition to a large and well-appointed upper salon with captain’s chairs and integrated sofas, the LY 650 has three berths, each with more than two metres of headroom and en suite facilities. It can sleep six and accommodate up to 15 people, according to local/maritime regulations. Luxury appointments include optional Mark Levinson Surround Sound audio systems, air conditioning, bespoke furnishings, real wood trim and a fully equipped aft galley. The interior design eschews sharp angles in favour of curved, flowing lines. These combine with a white colour theme to increase the sense of space and openness. Performance The LY 650 is powered by twin Volvo Penta IPSTM engines, available in a choice of three outputs: 1,050, 1,200 or 1,350hp for each unit. This powertrain can propel the 40-tonne yacht at speeds up to 31.4 knots. Computational fluid dynamics were applied to optimise the unique shape of the underwater hull, obtaining stability and manoeuvrability with high power output, yet low fuel consumption. Piloting support systems include joystick control, auto-flap trim tabs to help maintain position and a fixed point position-holding function at sea. Advanced materials Lexus has proven experience of working with advanced composite materials in road-going vehicles, such as the hand-crafted LFA supercar. Likewise, the construction of the LY 650 makes excellent use of carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) to save weight while gaining impressive strength and rigidity. The yacht rides on a light and highly rigid hull that combines CFRP with glass fibre-reinforced plastic (GFRP), jointly developed with Marquis Yachts. CFRP is used for around 85 per cent of the underwater hull and for parts of the upper hull, including the bridge, helm console and flybridge hard-top. LY-Link LY-Link is an advanced connectivity technology that gives yacht-owners real-time sight of values such as voltage and fuel and water levels. It can also inform users of any abnormalities, as well as maintenance schedules and recommended actions. The app can also be used to control various on-board systems such as lighting, audio and climate control. Public sales The LY 650 will go on public sale in the USA on 30 October, coinciding with its first public appearance at the 2019 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (30 October to 3 November). Sales will be handled by Marquis Yachts and its franchised dealers, with prices in the region of $3.7 million (£3 million), according to customer specification.
  10. Hi Nick....welcome to the Forums It sounds reasonable money for an F Sport, however as you state the mileage is rather high which shouldn't be an issue if you don't want to resell it on too soon. Also, as long as the maintenance has been carried out correctly and when it should have been done then otherwise you could knock them down on price for that. Sometimes, I think its not so much a case of knocking them down on price, rather trying to get more included in the deal for the same price, for example: a set of mats, extended warranty period, full tank of fuel, breakdown cover....etc. All of which most dealers are happy to do as it doesn't come off the sticker price. Let us know how you get on with it
  11. Hi Andrew....welcome to the Forums Sounds like it could be the heater fan speed resistor pack failing. Should be easy enough to locate it near the heater unit and see if the insulation is breaking up on the resistors in the pack> Replacement should resolve the issue
  12. Sounds like a good result Paul. I take it that replacing the alternator resolved the noise? as well as the charging issue which goes without saying
  13. Not sure that the sensors necessarily are coded individually to the car, more so to the TPMS control unit which should be quite standard There are a selection of TMPS sensor reset tools on eBay which may provide an alternative route forward
  14. 14 years! you did incredibly well on those pads! Not sure about the Hybrid fault, as you say it could be a false positive code which may or may not return and as which I wouldn't worry about it until it does. Sometimes I used to inform my customers that it would have to break before I could fix it as you would have no idea of where to start otherwise. Keep us informed on how it all pans out
  15. Probably best method would be to go in through the grill....if you can remove it without damaging anything. If not, then from underneath with a long bar, if accessible
  16. I have come across 'bad' battery cells before and even those which have short-circuited across due to high capacity boost starters which can warp the plates and lead to this. Also, poor/cheap quality batteries are also noticeable by their weight (e.g. less lead content) which leads to poor storage capacity.
  17. These requirements and guest feedback fuel the sleek design of the new 2020 Lexus RX and RXh with its wide range of cutting-edge functions As the first Lexus with Android Auto, guests can access their smartphone features using the latest advanced safety technology without sacrificing style. So, enjoy the drive while the 2020 Lexus RX helps handle the business of life. Here’s our top 5 in-car assists: Stay Charged and Connected The RX’s standard 8-inch touchscreen dashboard display gives guests easy access to the familiar interface of their smartphone. Six USB ports allow passengers to charge their devices simultaneously and keep the adventure going. The engine even starts remotely using select smart devices, thanks to the Lexus Enform Remote and Amazon Alexa integrations. Ask for Your Playlists Android Auto, a first for Lexus RX, offers guests access to their smartphones on the RX’s new touchscreen display. Apply CarPlay can also be engaged to play the Apple Music, Podcasts or display Apple Maps. With larger touch targets, a simplified interface and easy-to-use voice actions through the Google Assistant, each feature is integrated into the display through Lexus’ combined touchscreen and touchpad system. Designed to minimize distraction, the 2020 Lexus RX allows guests to use their favorite music-streaming apps with ease while staying focused on the road. From Spotify’s Road Trip to Pandora’s Family Road Trip, enjoy endless access to a diverse set of playlists specially curated for the drive. Answer the Door from the Road The Lexus Multimedia System features in-car integrations, like Google Assistant, to sync home and vehicle voice services. In addition to news updates, driving directions and vehicle status notifications, guests can check on their home without taking their eyes off the road. A simple voice command lets drivers check their doorstep for a package delivery, see who is ringing the doorbell or switch on the lights before reaching home. Check the Weather Before You Arrive Hoping to avoid inclement weather on an upcoming camping trip or a ski getaway? With Apple CarPlay, drivers can detect and dodge bad weather by accessing the iPhone® interface via the Lexus RX or RXh dashboard display. Ask Siri for the weather report, along with the nearest hotel to spend the night. Know Who Else Is on the Road On a tight schedule? The 2020 Lexus RX adds Lexus Safety System+ 2.0 as standard equipment. It offers daytime bicyclist detection and low-light pedestrian detection along with Road Sign Assist (RSA) and Lane Tracing Assist (LTA) to help ensure all passengers and cargo arrive safely at the final destination.
  18. Hi Nathan....welcome to the Forum You could fit some lowered springs but as you say this would not only affect the ride height but also the camber, albeit not by a huge amount for a moderate drop in spring height. I'm sure some other members will drop in and come up with some pearls of wisdom
  19. Hi James....welcome to the Forum I imagine that if the tyres have not rolled over much distance in that amount of years then the rubber could have hardened up (depending on ambient temperatures) and over time, may soften up with use. Alternatively, without actually seeing a close view of the tyre carcass then it may also be quite heavily cracked with age (the rubber has dried up). I would inspect the tyres carefully for any visual cracking on the sidewalls and tread as if the car has stood in the same position for a period of time then this can lead to perishing in localised areas of the tyre. Worth carefully checking and adjusting the tyre pressures (may be too high)
  20. If the reservoir is full then it could be the thermostat being stuck closed which is causing the issue. I would not run it for too long with coolant starvation to the engine....rather take it to a local garage for them to run some tests.
  21. Hi Jim Yes, definitely air in the cooling system which has left a vacuum in the hoses once the coolant has been evacuated from the radiator. You need to fill the cooling system and run it until it is expelling air from the hoses. You need to be careful not to scold yourself on hot water being expelled but if you loosen off the heater hose clamps and carefully allow a certain amount of the hose to become loose (but not come off) then this should allow the air out. Do this on the heater hoses with the heater set to hot on the controls. When you see coolant coming out after all the air has been evacuated then tighten the hose clamps and feel the hoses for a similar temperature. If you find the hoses contract again, then the system is drawing air from somewhere (potentially the pressure cap is failing and not allowing the pressure to be maintained).
  22. Hi Julie....welcome to the Club It sounds like a wheel imbalance causing the shuddering which is easily rectified. Generally the SC is a superb car but like any other, pay careful attention to vehicle documentation and as long as you have had an inspection then it should be absolutely fine
  23. Hi Karyn Although the RX450h engine does have a timing chain and in general timing chains do wear, there are no records that we can find that state the chain needs replacing as a maintenance item. However, if there is a distinct rattling coming from the front of the engine then I would have the car inspected to determine whether it is advanced wear on the chain and tensioners.
  24. Would be good to see Lexus representation at more motorsport events worldwide