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  • Looking for an RX450h breaking for parts

    So this yoke which had been a joy has started to throw its toys out of the pram.
    Put over 2k in shocks all round and a steering rack last autumn.
    Now the hybrid system isn’t happy, not the battery or other stuff, the air con pump & compressor are linked to running the system.
    Price from Lexus for parts and labour over €6k on a ‘10 reg so not far off half the value.
    Found a breaker in Galway and got the parts for €500 vs €3.5k oem
    They put it up on the lift and realised all parts off a 400, not 450 so no dice.

    They’re on the hunt but figured I’d ask here, obv prefer irl for speed, comeback etc.

  • #2
    Traynors up North?

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    • #3
      Major bummer. Those aircon units seem to be a big problem in hybrids and perhaps EVs also.

      Maybe something to look at if all fails is to check parts pricing from a dealer in the north. I know somebody who bought Toyota parts from a northern dealer recently so I suspect there could be a decent saving.

      I would also look at the US as an option if you’re getting nowhere. Toyota parts prices are way lower there.

      I would maybe not buy a used part, though. These sound a bit like air suspension pumps, which are also tied to the a/c often. They fail because they work hard.

      There could be recon units available also, by the way. 2y warranty etc.

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      • #4
        I have one of these but as you say, it's been a joy.. Is this a problem in that the aircon in the cabin isn't working or is there something liked to cooling the hybrid system?
        I'm not sure who these Lithuanians are but it might be worth €100 to find out whats going on. This is for a newer model but they seem to have a load of them for cheap.

        https://rrr.lt/en/used-part/att6517-...ompressor-pump
        Last edited by Gpk; 08-02-2022, 09:00 PM.

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        • #5
          Cheers folks, dmz I’m gonna treat you like landsdowne road, ie you’ll never be the Aviva stadium to me…

          But generally agree on the false economies of 2nd hand parts BUT when it’s 10% of the new price and these things are genuinely unbelievably well screwed together.
          Even on 4 wonky shocks with a goosed steering rack, it was just a joy to pilot , admittedly a huge salve to the polar opposite Amarth.
          The new parts also being 1/4 the value of the car.

          I don’t think there’s any doubt as to what’s going on with it and I’m not far off €2k in labour already so not changing tack now.
          In any case they kind of owe me after some previous screw ups and to be fair have been very good this time, in agreeing to help source and fit the 2nd hand parts, discounts on labour and parts , fitting it in for the works etc so some relief in a shitty situation.

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          • #6
            How about this:

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            • #7
              Appreciate you taking the time man, called earlier and weirdly when they checked they had a saloon Lexus, pics tell a different tale clearly but maybe old ones?
              sound fella , checked which parts and said he’d get back later in afternoon, called back in 5 to say the above.
              Anyway nothing ventured, nothing gained, thanks again.

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              • #8
                How did this work out Foyler? I am on the hunt for Gs shocks and pickings are slim, even my trusty auto factor has tossed in the towel. It’s looking very much like paying out for a new shock.

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                • #9
                  Have you tried these guys?

                  https://www.connaught4x4spares.com/pages/contacts

                  The place is absolutely massive.
                  Also very near me if I can assist in any way


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                  • #10
                    For air con stuff try Autoair in Dunshaughlin (www.autoair.ie), they specialise in air con equipment. Not sure if they deal direct with the public. Get all the numbers off the original compressor before you ring them.
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                    • #11
                      Thanks lads , I sat on it log enough and the missus was well sick of the abarth, so went OEM & new on parts & labour . I now have the freshest 12 year old RX in the country.....& I'm €6k poorer, €8k if you include the new rack and 4 shocks last November.
                      Anyway no time to be upgrading and its a good thing herself loves it , cos I told her we're keeping it for at least a year for every €1k its cost me this year, so those hideous predator looking newer versions should have dropped into our price range circa 2030.

                      Oh and they offered me €2.5k as a trade in

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Thestig View Post
                        Have you tried these guys?

                        https://www.connaught4x4spares.com/pages/contacts

                        The place is absolutely massive.
                        Also very near me if I can assist in any way


                        2007 Alfa Romeo GT Monza
                        2007 Mercedes S350L
                        1998 BMW Z3 individual
                        1991 Mercedes 300TE-24
                        Thanks Stig. Nothing there unfortunately. I’m told another breaker is getting a GS450h in Monday hopefully there will be something suitable on that. It seems it’s a much sought after part but there mustn’t be enough of a market for KYB to sell the suitable shock. Mine isn’t the original so if I got the same type as I took out for a replacement I would be happy enough to get through the NCT. It’s time consuming sussing stuff like this out.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by foyler View Post
                          Thanks lads , I sat on it log enough and the missus was well sick of the abarth, so went OEM & new on parts & labour . I now have the freshest 12 year old RX in the country.....& I'm €6k poorer, €8k if you include the new rack and 4 shocks last November.
                          Anyway no time to be upgrading and its a good thing herself loves it , cos I told her we're keeping it for at least a year for every €1k its cost me this year, so those hideous predator looking newer versions should have dropped into our price range circa 2030.

                          Oh and they offered me €2.5k as a trade in
                          I may have to travel that road yet Foyler. I thought these were bulletproof with just the crazy motor tax to pay.........

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                          • #14
                            Complicated shitz doesn’t last forever unfortunately. It’s major wallet hurt, though.

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