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  1. IS300 2JZ-GE NAT #no compromise

    That mani does look pretty sweet
  2. GS300 MK2 exhaust and MOT question

    Yes, if you can stop the blow, then it should pass the MOT with no issue. 9 times out of 10, a blow is more of a problem as it skews the emissions numbers and fails on those. It would have to be an epic blow to fail on that alone, ie noise. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  3. Disclaimer: As always, this is a guide only and I accept no responsibility for any damage or injury that maybe sustained through following these guidelines. One thing that was really annoying me was when driving at low speeds, the slightest bump would give a rattling noise from the front of the car. The culprit being the worn/rusted slide pins allowing the caliper to move slightly and the metal on metal ,slide pin and caliper mount, clanking together. Tools required (excluding wheel removal): 1. Large screwdriver or lever 2. 17mm open ended spanner 3. 14mm ring spanner 4. Copper grease 5. Hammer 6. 21mm socket 7. flat blade screwdriver or chisel. OK, now down to the nitty gritty. Jack up vehicle and support on axle stands, please see this topic for wheel removal etc --> clicky 1. At this point it is easier for access if you turn the wheel, although this is not neccesary it made photographing easier too. You now need to undo and remove the bolts on the slide pins at the top and botton of the caliper. you will need a 14mm spanner on the bolt on the rear, and a 17mm open ended spanner to hold the slide pin to stop it turning. You may not need the 17mm spanner, it depends on how free the bolt unscrews. You don't want the rubber boots twisting too much so have the 17mm available just in case. top. bottom 2. You now need to push the pistons back slightly so that the calipers come off easier. I use a large screwdriver through the piston and into one of the disc vents. Lever towards yourself to push the pistons back slightly. 3. Now remove the caliper 4. Support the caliper (I use an axle stand). for the rest of the overhaul, I have removed the caliper mount to make it easier to photograph 5. The caliper mount showing the dust boot. The slide pins just pull out. If the grease has hardened, they can be hard to budge. A bit of penetrating oil helps free them up a bit and aid removal. 6. We need to remove and renew the boot if it is damaged or split. I used an old chisel and a hammer to remove. 7. Now we need to put the new dust boot on. For this you need to thread the rubber boot into a 21mm socket. Make sure the whole of the rubber part is inside the socket and the socket is resting on the metal washer. 8. Now offer up the socket and boot to the caliper mount and using a hammer gently tap it in. Be careful that you don't catch the rubber boot between the socket and washer/caliper mount. 9. Now the new slide pins. One is referred to as the Main slide, the other as the sub. Not sure why but there you go, the "main" is the one with the indent around the tip. This will hold the bush, which is just a rubber ring in reality and is slipped over the "main" slide pin, 10. Now just apply lithium grease to the pin and slide it in. Re-assembly is just the reverse of the removal. Slide pin bolt torque is 34 Nm (25 ft lbs). Any questions, please shout. Part numbers for fronts: 2 x 47715-22070 Pin, Cylinder Slide 2 x 47715-30060 Pin, Cylinder Slide 2 x 47769-50010 Bush, Cylinder Slide 2 x 47775-30070 Bush Dust Part numbers for rears: 2 x 47715-22070 Pin, Cylinder Slide 2 x 47715-22080 Pin, Cylinder Slide 2 x 47769-50010 Bush, Cylinder Slide 2 x 47775-30070 Bush Dust
  4. IS300 2JZ-GE NAT #no compromise

    I'm assuming that 61.885 is a typo? As you say, and as I understood it, the 2JZ-GE and 2JZ-GTE are the same, but if swapping bits about, you'd need to get the correct bearing based on the numbers on the block, crank and rods. Maybe the crank has been "worked" before and the bearings not replaced? If its still under the max tolerance, its probably ok, but I'm sure there are probably folk on one of the supra forums that might be more in the know.
  5. New member with first Lexus

    Welcome to LOC B) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  6. New member saying hello

    Welcome to LOC B) Looks a nice motor. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  7. WALD rear lip for IS220d

    B) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  8. Lexus IS250 2008-2010 new project

    Good work dude B) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  9. Nice easy fix at least. Although my Merc looks worse than that each morning when I go out to it.... lol Sent from my iPhone using Lexus OC
  10. IS300 2JZ-GE NAT #no compromise

    good stuff, will be an interesting build for sure
  11. SK'IS200 From France

    Welcome to LOC B) Sent from my iPhone using Lexus OC
  12. As above, the odb readers are so cheap, I leave one in the glovebox of each of our cars. Sent from my iPhone using Lexus OC
  13. Is the abs light on as well? I'd have expected that to be lit if a sensor was faulty. As you say vsc issues can be caused by many things, brake components (would expect abs light to be on though), but also ignition or throttle issues, and also things such as the yaw control components. Probably worth either getting the codes read, or shorting the right pins in the diagnostic socket to do the "blink" counts on the lights to read the codes (sorry, on holiday at the moment so cannot point you to the correct method to do the code Reading). Without some pointers, you could be randomly changing all sorts, and racking up some substantial costs in the process. Sent from my iPhone using Lexus OC
  14. When you say wet weather, does that mean simulating wet weather with a hose pipe would make it appear, or is it the spray off the roads under the car causing the problem to show up? Sent from my iPhone using Lexus OC
  15. Are there any used original keys on eBay that you can swap the blade and innards on? Sent from my iPhone using Lexus OC
  16. Grinding on left turns from osr

    The lip on the back would be evident as soon as the discs were changed unless something has clouted the backing plate recently. Definitely a disc off job to take a look. This tutorial I did for the GS should be very similar to the SC, if not exactly the same.....
  17. Grinding on left turns from osr

    Have the discs been changed recently? Sent from my iPhone using Lexus OC
  18. Does he do other marquees as well? Sent from my iPhone using Lexus OC
  19. Grinding on left turns from osr

    I'd have thought you'd have heard a rumbling/droning noise way before a scraping noise if the wheel bearing had gone. Could be that maybe the hand brake shoe retainer pin (that keep the shoes against the back plate) has snapped or something, and the shoe is tipping outwards slightly when turning left. Sent from my iPhone using Lexus OC
  20. As suggested, you could get a used engine cover on eBay (with badge) for 15 quid delivered. Seems a good option. I can't imagine it was worth stealing to be honest, and would be inclined to accept that it may have fallen off. That's not to say it wasn't most likely found, and then binned when they had no idea where it came from Sent from my iPhone using Lexus OC
  21. My IS200-99

    Great work so far. Good on you for taking on a pretty sizeable project 😎 Sent from my iPhone using Lexus OC
  22. New owner of this 96 SC300 5 speed.

    Looks nice 😎 Sent from my iPhone using Lexus OC
  23. Lexus GS300 headlamp question

    If they are HID headlamps they should go through the "drop and rise to correct level" reset when switched on. If they are just halogen bulbs, they probably don't have self levelling. No idea if all gen 3 cars had HIDs. If not, then a manual adjust would be the only way, unless there is a thumb wheel height adjuster inside the car to adjust for trailer/passenger load (I've not had a gen 3 GS, only gen 1 and 2, the gen 2 had HIDs and they cycled through the height reset when switched on, and the warning light on the dash also self tested when ignition switched on). Sent from my iPhone using Lexus OC
  24. Lexus GS300 headlamp question

    Has it got headlamp washers? Is there a self level "check" lamp come on when you first switch the ignition on?
  25. Am I Mental?

    Looks like a good deal. Putting aside loyalties to the Lexus brand, for the money, it seems a good choice to take with kids and all that taken into account. Sent from my iPhone using Lexus OC