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#151 OFFLINE   Supernaut

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 09:28 PM

You want different wheels? I still have these lying around. They were on it when I bought it.

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Logistics may be interesting getting them to you though.
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#152 OFFLINE   mercrocker

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 09:29 PM

I honestly thought we were supposed to choose between wet Lexus and buffed-up Lexus!    Now I get it.   Gingercators.   Every time.


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Posted 20 October 2017 - 09:29 PM

Maybe this will help. Plan B just got a whole load of awesome.

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I'm sorry...


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#154 OFFLINE   Supernaut

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 09:52 PM

At least it'll match the S-MX...

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 09:53 PM

take some styling tip from ed and mikes lexus lsSomething

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 09:55 PM

Gingercators everytime


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Posted 20 October 2017 - 10:05 PM

Gingercators everytime


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It's like Judy Dench in Spandex. Just not right.
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Posted Yesterday, 07:44 AM

You want different wheels? I still have these lying around. They were on it when I bought it.

Logistics may be interesting getting them to you though.

 

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#159 ONLINE   dollywobbler

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Posted Yesterday, 07:51 AM

Sorry, missed the wheel post. They do look rather fetching I think.

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Posted Yesterday, 11:02 AM

Spent the morning watching your YouTube channel, I have to say, you're vids are pretty fuggin ace.
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Posted Yesterday, 05:19 PM

Forget clear indicator lenses you want to get yourself a Bose suspension system.

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Posted Yesterday, 05:56 PM

Spent the morning watching your YouTube channel, I have to say, you're vids are pretty fuggin ace.

 

Thanks!

 

Took the ol' girl for a run out to Ironbridge today.

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Oh I'm liking this car a lot. The stereo is immense. Easily the best listening of Elbow's Live at Abbey Road album I've ever had in a car. Even Mrs DW seems to really like it. Truly, we are epic fail when it comes to the hippy lifestyle.

 

Nice dash at night too.

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The rev counter had a bout of not playing, the sunroof is still noisy and the brakes definitely feel a bit juddery at times, but I like it. A lot. This is the waft I've been waiting for ever since I owned a Rover P6B.


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Posted Yesterday, 05:58 PM

Did you not like the clear indicators? I see they've changed back!
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Posted Yesterday, 06:05 PM

Did you not like the clear indicators? I see they've changed back!

 

It was pure photoshop. Actually, I was going to ask Loserone if he fancies an indicator swap. Seem to recall the ex-Spotted Laurel one is on clears. Otherwise, it seems you can only get them in America.


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Posted Yesterday, 08:25 PM

It's a really good looking thing this. Personally I think 28 mpg out of something so large is impressive. Plenty of smaller cars (old Volvos for example) drink more with a 2 litre engine. Dare I ask how much it would cost to replace the cam belts and water pump?

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Posted Yesterday, 08:28 PM

It's a really good looking thing this. Personally I think 28 mpg out of something so large is impressive. Plenty of smaller cars (old Volvos for example) drink more with a 2 litre engine. Dare I ask how much it would cost to replace the cam belts and water pump?

 

Parts, assuming you do tensioners and waterpump, come to £200-250 depending on where you look. Book time for labour is getting on for four hours, assuming all comes apart nicely. Could be worse I reckon. I definitely think it's worth paying, though I am actually going to get them to lift it high first of all, so I can check for any nasty grot. There's a bit in the nearside inner wheelarch, and some crispiness in the offside outer arch. Hoping to get the work done first weekend in November.


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Posted Yesterday, 08:28 PM

Annoyingly, it seems to be doing marginally better mpg than my 2.5 V6 Mondeo.

Admittedly, today I found out what it's like at 5,000 rpm, so that won't be helping. :D

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Posted Yesterday, 08:34 PM

Rate or hate? I know which I prefer.

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original ginger-cators in my opinion, however, each to their own.

 

even when they are wrong.


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Posted Yesterday, 08:35 PM

Annoyingly, it seems to be doing marginally better mpg than my 2.5 V6 Mondeo.

Admittedly, today I found out what it's like at 5,000 rpm, so that won't be helping. :D

 

I did alarm Mrs DW with Power Mode earlier, so that's my figures screwed too. 


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Posted Yesterday, 08:39 PM

Parts, assuming you do tensioners and waterpump, come to £200-250 depending on where you look. Book time for labour is getting on for four hours, assuming all comes apart nicely. Could be worse I reckon. I definitely think it's worth paying, though I am actually going to get them to lift it high first of all, so I can check for any nasty grot. There's a bit in the nearside inner wheelarch, and some crispiness in the offside outer arch. Hoping to get the work done first weekend in November.


Could you not do the job yourself? Obviously it may* be hideously complex and difficult, I have no idea about these. I actually managed to change all three timing belts, water pump and tensioner etc on my KV6 MG ZT outside our static caravan after much pondering and indecisive dithering. It went ok. Although I had a few moments of self doubt and panic.
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Posted Yesterday, 08:42 PM

I can't say I really fancy the job, especially the way the weather has been lately. I'm not sure I've recovered from the Bluebird yet. Way I see it, a belt change adds a pretty decent chunk to the value of the car, so it's worth paying for, and a garage invoice probably adds more comfort than the idea of me having a go.


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Posted Yesterday, 08:43 PM

we have been hitting 30mpg in our lexus, which for a car of its size i thought was amazing.

 

the Jaguar XJR was roughly the same size and weight, with a 4 litre engine and that couldn't get much more than 21-22mpg.

 

how the lexus manages to get 30-odd i dunno. i think magic may be involved.


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Posted Yesterday, 08:46 PM

Does it deactivate cylinders?

Might also be some crazy lean burning thing like Honda do/did.
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Posted Yesterday, 08:48 PM

Lots of torque/low revving V8 helps... Probably.
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Posted Yesterday, 08:50 PM

Yes, the V8 is much better suited to low-rev pottering than the straight six. The main difference is drag. The Jag? 0.37. The Lexus? 0.29. That's pretty bloody impressive, and makes a huge difference at cruising speed.


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Posted Yesterday, 08:52 PM

Parts, assuming you do tensioners and waterpump, come to £200-250 depending on where you look. Book time for labour is getting on for four hours, assuming all comes apart nicely. Could be worse I reckon. I definitely think it's worth paying, though I am actually going to get them to lift it high first of all, so I can check for any nasty grot. There's a bit in the nearside inner wheelarch, and some crispiness in the offside outer arch. Hoping to get the work done first weekend in November.


My Volvo (S1 V70) cost ~£200 in parts for a belt change, and did about 23 mpg. Probably a less complex belt arrangement, but possiblyconsiderably worse access.
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Posted Yesterday, 08:52 PM

It does a lot better than it's V6 toting sibling the RX300, I get  about 19mpg most of the time, 28-30 on a run if im lucky. The RX revs at about 1600 rpm when started until it warms up.

 

The RX does however have the aerodynamics of a brick.



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Mr & Mrs Hippy, you like meat, have 4 cars, one a V8 luxobarge, you are failing at the groovy lifestyle in an epic way really, you are bonding with this big old Japanese barge atm, your nex challenge is to get Mrs Wobbler to drive it, and scare herself half to death with the V8 POWAH!


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