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James Trendall

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  1. ECU Diagram needed?

    Hey guys, So after a long time away working on my RX8 i've come back to my Lexus IS200 daily. I'm currently looking for a complete ECU diagram for each wire. I'm looking for, 12v ignition wire, RPM signal wire, Crank shaft sensor wire Ground (Most likely use a bolt in the engine bay for this.) I've searched online all day with nothing but gibberish coming up and dead links. I've found countless IS300 diagrams which seem to be different. I've tested and failed. Has anyone got a list for the 4 plugs on the top of the ECU? It would be very handy. thanks James EDIT: After sifting through tons of pictures i think i have a part list of what i need. Working from front to back of the car i have, A-B-D-E plugs. 12v power seems to be from Plug A Pin 1 RPM seems to be from Plug A Pin 12 Crank Angle Sensor seems to be from Plug E pin 23 Ground most likely to the chassis. Can anyone confirm if i'm anywhere close to the correct pins/plugs? This is all i can workout looking at random diagrams online which seem to be part complete or taken from SXE10 engines which are 100% different apart from the power.
  2. ECU Diagram needed?

    Has anyone got a list of ECU pinouts? It would be very handy. I've seen multiple post's around that link to a couple of places but the website/link is dead so not very helpful.
  3. Hello. Well it's time to rip my brakes apart (again) and replace the pistons+slide pins but i have a small problem... When i attempted to replace the discs and pads i rounded off the brake caliper carrier bolts (17mm) and also the brake line nut (Attached to the caliper) I'm about to buy the slider kit and piston+seal kits with new discs but before i use my ultra nifty round bolt remover tool i need to be sure i have the bolts ready to replace them otherwise i'm a little bit stuck. So my question is does anyone have a list for the size of bolts i need to buy to replace the two 17mm bolts that hold the carrier in place. Length, thread etc... Also the two bolts that hold the rear hub in place so i can order them ready. Bonus points to anyone that can link the parts needed. Thanks in advance James.
  4. IS200 Brake Bolt size list needed.

    Ok so as an update i've found out that the 17mm bolts should be 12mm bolt diameter, JIS (Japanese Industrial Standard) 17mm head for the 2 bolts holding the bracket on. The two 14mm that connect caliper to bracket should be 10mm bolt diameter, JIS (Japanese Industrial Standard) 14mm head. Now i've got that information i've found 12x1.25x(length) JIS bolts for the 17mm ones needed and 10x1.25x(length) JIS bolts for the 14mm. Now it's time to get those bolts out once more and double check the length to get a final answer as to what i need to buy and replace. Update On the piston sticking. I pulled the caliper up a little and pushed both pads apart. While doing this i heard a click sound. Sort of if you had cracked some plastic/glass since that my brakes have not held on or got stuck but still going to change the seals and pistons to be safe.
  5. Warped Hubs?

    I've got the same problem with the steering judder/vibrating once the discs have warmed up roughly between 50-70mph. Turns out the piston is getting stuck and over heating the disc and pads. Go for a 5 mile drive and just place your hand close to the disc's. One side will be hotter than the other. The hotter side will be the problematic side. I've replaced the disc's, pads, checked the sliders and everything is fine only thing left is the piston itself. I've got a £25 recon kit (New pistons and seals etc...) this should fix the problem. While you have the wheel off try spinning the wheel to see if it catches at all after letting it stand for a little bit. Also once the disc is off spin the hub while using a jack to gently touch the edge of the hub and see if that catches. If that catches new hub if that's fine then disc's and slider/pistons for the caliper.
  6. I'm surprised no one with a TTE cradle has got a handful made up and started selling them for £100 yet. Seriously the amount of people asking for them is way to high. Or at very least uploaded the schematics to print off and take to any fabricator to make.
  7. Supercharger

    A very helpful member sent me a complete TTE kit list .pdf With this info i was able to source all the parts to Frankenstein myself a supercharger kit for roughly £500 including the black box needed. The list basically consists of, M62 or M45 super charger from a Merc. Pully and belts, pipes, intercooler, black box. The hardest part to get is the cradle but through some trial and error you can fabricate one easy enough with some steel tubing or if you have a member living close by with a TTE charger they might let you borrow the cradle to get it copied. To be honest £1500 for a TTE charger kit is easy to assemble since it comes with everything needed but if you want to call it your own and save £1000 then start pricing up the parts and build it yourself. If you want the DIY list you can download the files from Clicky to my G Drive I have the entire TTE list and set up guide but this is the way i decided to follow. I have the parts ready to go just need to get the car's brakes under control before i start bolting bits to the engine.
  8. As the titles suggests. I'd like to either run a sports cat or decat the entire exhaust on my IS200 (52 plate) To be honest i really don't want to be messing around each year swapping the decat and original exhaust over. What would be the better option? £150+ on getting a sports cat manifold? £0+ Elbow grease bashing out the cat's internals? Would the O2 sensor start throwing problems at me if i remove the internals of the cat? Would it develop a nasty raspy sound from the engine due to the flow bouncing around the now hollow cat? My exhaust is already nice and shiny from lots of grinding and polishing so no need for looks etc... Anyone ran their IS200 decat or bashed out the internals etc..? Also how likely will it fail on emissions without a cat? Would i be looking at a good service before hand or adding a more restrictive muffler at the end for the mot? Thanks in advance.
  9. Can A 2002 Is200 Be Diagnosed By Computer?

    The OBDII port is located just right of the steering wheel above the peddles. You should feel the port with cover on/off right infront of your knee basically. It's not too old at all. But it will cost you £100 per read from most places so grab a cheap £10 reader to save yourself money and the hassle. Google is your best friend.
  10. Finally Got An Is200 :) Build Thread!

    To be honest i have no idea about the tech specs etc... on the satnav. If the Satnav is not working you would need the ROM that came with the satnav. Lexus/Toyota will cost you an arm and a leg. If you can find the part number for the DVD/CD/ROM that came with the car i'm sure someone on here wont mind letting you use it for 5 minutes if you visit them and buy them a beer. You might even be able to find it online to download and burn yourself if you have a good Google around.
  11. Reset Ecu Didn't Work! Please Help

    I dissconnect the battery and turn the keys to drain any power left in the car. Leave the car over night and the ECU will reset. My battery was flat one evening and the next morning everything was reset after removing the battery to charge it.
  12. Acis Valve Any Benefits?

    I saw this also and have been tempted. Once i get my car to the RR i'll give it a try and see what difference it makes. I thought it was the opposite of what Colin said tho. I thought it increased low down torque but suffered high end. I guess only one way to find out.
  13. Finally Got An Is200 :) Build Thread!

    I put in £60 a week and get roughly 300 miles going back and forth from work (30 miles a day on hilly roads) If you drive it nice and gently it should be pretty good. Sat nav should be above the heaters in the center (Pop up type) if its got it. I have the exact same car as you just not sport and i paid alot more for mine! :( The grey is such a nice colour. Keep it clean and it should provide you with lots of comfort and enjoyment for a long time. EDIT: I drive pretty heavy and like to have fun so my fuel bill is pretty high. As the price of fuel is coming down and wages go up why not have some fun.
  14. Problem I Cant Solve Is200

    Sounds to me the way you drive and the ECU is learning how you drive. When you disconnect the battery it resets the "map" which is basically custom to the way you drive the car. When you reset the ECU it will default back to Toyota's "map" Reset the ECU once more and start driving gently is the only advice i can really give on this. Sorry.
  15. Hi so recently my IS200 has started to have a slight knock at the rear. It only seems to happen when i accelerate or brake from the rear drivers side. I can only assume its the bushes gone. I had a quick google and i cant seem to find just a bush kit. anyone know if i can just buy bushes or do i really need the entire read hub section? Also under braking i have a vibration... Rather violent sometimes that shakes the steering wheel. I know the front passenger side disc is warped but what gets me is when i turn the car left the vibrations stop. Could their be any other underlying issue for this or just a common disc fault? For the love of god please help me with finding bushes as i assume they're cheaper than a £100 rear hub assembly that keeps showing up on google. Thanks, James
  16. Reset Ecu On Is200 - Why?

    I've had my battery off multiple times to charge it or reset the ECU. I've never once had to input any type of code. My tank gives me roughly 300 miles but i drive heavy. If i reset the ECU and drive like a women then i can push 400+ but with the fuel prices coming down and wages going up why not have some fun.
  17. Knocking On The Rear, Vibrations Under Braking ?q?

    Well i've had the car up on stands today and apart from finding a nice rotten exhaust pipe everything seems just fine. I've removed everything from the boot and the knock still is there. I've wiggled... Ok yanked everything around and nothing seems to make any noise at all. I get cold, wet and fed up so i chucked the wheels back on and drove forward a few feet.... Yup the knock is still there. But this time when i heard the knock i pressed the clutch in and heard it again as the clutch disengaged... I might have a look at the universal joint and where it connects to the diff to see if there's any play with those. If not i honestly have no idea where the knock is coming from. I did solve the vibration under braking by swapping the discs over. I put a new set of drilled/grooved discs all round and its sooo smooth braking now its bliss. Tomorrow i'll be dropping the exhaust (Center box) as there's a nice big rusty hole on the joint that needs welding up.
  18. Hey so as the title suggests i currently have a warped disc front side passenger (NSF i think?) Well after checking the calipers and pistons i've come to the conclusion that the latest disc fitted by the previous owner is warped. As the piston dosnt stick i can only guess its from heat build up. On the front of my IS200 it appears to have two air flow funnels next to the fog lights, this air seems to go nowhere at all so i've thought about cutting small slots in the wheel well plastic to allow the air to pass through the holes next to the fog lights and on to the brake disc's with the intention of cooling them down. Has anyone else tried this? Are those air funnels for anything in particular? Any reason why the brakes would warp if the calipers are fine? It seems a pretty simple job so i've ordered a set of vented disc's (Drilled/grooved online as they're cheap enough) when fitting i'm thinking of doing this. If this is a first i'll update with pictures and if it actually helped at all.
  19. Warped Disc's And A Solution With Heat Build Up Idea/question

    Thanks for the replies guys. I've replaced the discs with drilled/grooved discs. (The old discs came with the car so no receipt) The vibration has gone and everything is working great. What i've done is cut 3 very small slots out of the wheel well plastic and bent them in to fin type bits which push the air behind and into the discs. For the airflow i've used a temp plastic pipe which brings the air in next to the fogs and to those fins. It seems to make a slight difference as the brakes do seem colder than normal after a long drive. I've tried to avoid modifying the car too much so to the naked eye it looks pretty stock with only the fins being a give away to anything changed.
  20. Knocking On The Rear, Vibrations Under Braking ?q?

    Haha. I'll check the spare wheel and anything rattling around in the boot just to be sure. It's just odd how its a single knock when i accelerate and a single knock when i touch the brakes. I've cleaned my car inside and out to make it look showroom clean, resprayed the wheels silver instead of the horrid black, new filter, plugs, leads, etc... Brakes have just been done to sort out the vibration under braking (Unless i turn left and it went?) Now this annoying knocking sound. Its nothing huge but it's nice not having to worry about anything major braking causing more damage. I'll get it up on the stand after work tomorrow and give it a good once over. including removing my can of WD40 (I bet thats what it is lol) and report back with whats at fault. I love this car. Shame its low on power but with the Supercharger sourced it should be a little more gutsy with a full family in the car.
  21. Can A 2002 Is200 Be Diagnosed By Computer?

    I agree. But in my case after a good old Google it was just the sensor on the cat. When it comes round to the MOT i'll have a new one on there for a nice pass until then i'm happy with the cat melting its insides away. Saves me the hassle of removing it completely.
  22. Knocking On The Rear, Vibrations Under Braking ?q?

    I only assume its the rear bushes gone since it only knocks once under acceleration and again under braking as if a bit of metal moves forward/backwards inside of a ring. I'll get under the car soon and give everything a good wiggle to be 100% sure but right now i'm pretty confident that's the problem tho. I've actually just found some on Fleebay for £17 each. Just need to double check that's the right part first.
  23. Can A 2002 Is200 Be Diagnosed By Computer?

    I bought a cheap £10 OBDII code reader.reset tool because my CEL came on. Turns out it was my cat throwing up an error. I just cleared the error and it's been fine since.
  24. Front Bumper Lights

    Sorry for the late reply i believe anything HB4 (2006) will fit. Just search for "HB4 2006" and ebay chucks up a few just watch out for the LED type one. I ordered some and got the wrong fitment. The Xenon 7500k look pretty good at night all crystal white. EDIT: I believe the fitment is the same as the low/dipped beam light's if that helps.
  25. Front Bumper Lights

    Do you mean the fog lights in the bumper? If so you can get some Xenon type HID look bulbs from Ebay. Just be sure to get the right fitment. I bought some nice looking LED type which came and was the wrong conector which sucks lol.