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Forum: Projects and Restorations 13-01-2021, 11:41 PM
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Posted By wrxmania
Yeah they are great front brakes. Hoping the back...

Yeah they are great front brakes. Hoping the back ones are now sorted for a good while too as the brakes front and back (including the rear handbrake shoes and now the front calipers) are all new.
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Forum: Projects and Restorations 13-01-2021, 02:19 PM
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Posted By wrxmania
Front and rear brakes all looking nice and clean...

Front and rear brakes all looking nice and clean so must be all good there [emoji106]

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Forum: Projects and Restorations 11-01-2021, 11:22 PM
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Posted By wrxmania
Got another 60 miles on the car today and the...

Got another 60 miles on the car today and the brakes are bedding in very well, nice and quiet and all seem to be working great so far [emoji106]

Managed to give it a (poor quality) quick wash...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 09-01-2021, 09:18 PM
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Posted By wrxmania
Yeah it’s pretty decent I think - they’ll be the...

Yeah it’s pretty decent I think - they’ll be the same calipers that came off the car no doubt (and likely the same advans as Lexus).


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Forum: Projects and Restorations 09-01-2021, 09:17 PM
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Posted By wrxmania
Yeah - all in about £870. Lexus price for a...

Yeah - all in about £870.

Lexus price for a pair of front calipers and front pads/discs (without any work to the rear) was about £1400 [emoji2357]


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Forum: Projects and Restorations 09-01-2021, 09:17 PM
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Posted By wrxmania
Indeed - pity about the rest of the car! ...

Indeed - pity about the rest of the car!


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Forum: Projects and Restorations 09-01-2021, 02:48 PM
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Posted By wrxmania
New (to me) Lexus GS450h

Picked the car up this morning - it needs a good clean as we are at almost 2 weeks of snow here - but the brakes look very new and shiny behind the wheels!

The front brake pads and discs lasted...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 07-01-2021, 05:14 PM
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Posted By wrxmania
If I still owned any of my Impreza’s, I’d be...

If I still owned any of my Impreza’s, I’d be crying too [emoji1]


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Forum: Projects and Restorations 07-01-2021, 02:27 PM
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Posted By wrxmania
Hopefully get out and about in the coming months...

Hopefully get out and about in the coming months a bit more.


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Forum: Projects and Restorations 07-01-2021, 02:26 PM
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Posted By wrxmania
Just the road tax this month I forgot about! ...

Just the road tax this month I forgot about!


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Forum: Projects and Restorations 07-01-2021, 02:10 PM
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Posted By wrxmania
Yeah - had a look - they’d need to come off, be...

Yeah - had a look - they’d need to come off, be posted, refurbished and returned (while the car sits in the ramp whilst all that is done).


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Forum: Projects and Restorations 07-01-2021, 02:06 PM
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Posted By wrxmania
Rear callipers and their pins seem to be exposed...

Rear callipers and their pins seem to be exposed to the elements so that’s part of their issue (plus less use as the front brakes are much bigger). The front ones though seems to be (on one) a torn...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 07-01-2021, 02:05 PM
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Posted By wrxmania
Yeah been a member for 15 years and use it often....

Yeah been a member for 15 years and use it often.

My local garage, as mentioned above, are going to do that for me (and this is the third time they have done it in the last year for me...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 06-01-2021, 10:46 PM
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Posted By wrxmania
Toyota Avensis T27 Tourer Project

Car still running great, in and out of the street no issues even though the same snow/ice has been lying (and currently snowing again tonight all night) - winter tyres are great!

Managed to get it...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 06-01-2021, 10:44 PM
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Posted By wrxmania
New (to me) Lexus GS450h

Yeah - not great - could do without the financial hit as we all could [emoji26].

Hopefully they’ll never need replaced again and the rears, in spite of Lexus descriptions of them, are fully...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 06-01-2021, 10:44 PM
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Posted By wrxmania
New (to me) Lexus GS450h

Yeah seems something that need maintained a bit - although not too many arguments as the calipers are 14 years old and never been changed.

If I had the skills to do the caliper pins etc I’d do...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 06-01-2021, 07:32 PM
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Posted By wrxmania
New (to me) Lexus GS450h

Good news:

The rear calipers are NOT seized and the bottom pins Lexus said were stuck are just needing cleaned up/lubricated. The rear pads, discs and handbrake shoes (which are about 6500 miles...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 05-01-2021, 07:25 PM
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Posted By wrxmania
Car been running great in the snow we have had...

Car been running great in the snow we have had for a week plus here [emoji106]

Going in tomorrow am for the brake checking and whatever needs done to the car [emoji1]. Let’s see what comes of...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 29-12-2020, 10:56 PM
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Posted By wrxmania
New (to me) Lexus GS450h

Yeah - I debated that one but after vat, discount etc they basically took the plastic covers off, swapped the bulb and put them back in for £8, which is still farcical as they’d normally do that as a...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 29-12-2020, 07:06 PM
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Posted By wrxmania
New (to me) Lexus GS450h

Woke up to more snow overnight (luckily I cleared all the snow late last night) - had to spend another 15 minutes getting snow off the car and then started the ascent up the hill (I live at the...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 28-12-2020, 07:41 PM
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Posted By wrxmania
Had to get the AA out for the second time in...

Had to get the AA out for the second time in about 3 weeks for the car (both my fault!)

First one - in isolation and forget to take it for a run so sat for 18 days - 12v battery just too low to...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 25-12-2020, 09:59 PM
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Posted By wrxmania
Absolutely - will always be a great car for me,...

Absolutely - will always be a great car for me, even when the time comes and I move on.

Merry Christmas to you too [emoji106][emoji2956]


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Forum: Projects and Restorations 24-12-2020, 03:47 PM
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Posted By wrxmania
New (to me) Lexus GS450h

Car still running great, although not doing anywhere near as many miles - currently sitting just under 128,000 miles and 4 1/2 years of ownership - I still look back at it and think it’s a great car...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 06-11-2020, 09:04 AM
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Posted By wrxmania
14 years old today. Happy birthday GS450h...

14 years old today. Happy birthday GS450h [emoji512]

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Forum: Projects and Restorations 31-10-2020, 11:16 PM
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Posted By wrxmania
Absolutely, although my mileage is much lower...

Absolutely, although my mileage is much lower than normal for obvious reasons - same with the Lexus.

Looking forward to it getting to 150,000 miles and the Toyota High Mileage Club.


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