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jackcramerr

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About jackcramerr

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  • Lexus Model
    is250
  • Year of Lexus
    2008
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Greater London

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  1. Any relationship to RPM? Check exhaust mounts and exhaust. They should all free hang from rubber mounts and you should be able to shake it. Should not be stiff. I think you know more on this subject.
  2. I had replaced steering fluid 2 years back even though service manual does not call for it. Noticed today it does it even when going backwards and forwards so it has gone worse. Couldn't drive the car today. 20170623_092554.mp4
  3. Guys Mazda 3. I heard loud screeching. Very loud and only when turning wheel to left while moving. Does not do when the car is stopped and I turn the wheel.
  4. One guy here fitted a supercharger. I jad my eye on it as well. He might know more as no use of supercharger if can't remap.
  5. https://www.carcarekiosk.com/video/2008_Lexus_IS250_2.5L_V6/coolant_antifreeze/flush_coolant Check this out.
  6. John How could you not find the plug when it is so clear in the diagram you posted? Unless the diagram is wrong? I am thinking of draining coolant when I change thermostate valve. I am not convinced it is working to spec.
  7. Keeping an eye on it now. After 245 miles the dip stick was half way. Poured in about 0.6 liters of oil to bring it back up. 10w40 top up. Is this normal? Will report again next week.
  8. Never thought it will happen to Lexus. I noticed bubbling of the bonnet edges. Any way to stop it getting worse?
  9. Are the wheels refurb? I have been thinking of refurbing mine but not sure what the outcome will be. And if I do them I will put kerb protrctors on them. I see you have never kerbed yours. Those wheel kerb very easily. I am not a fan of painting calipers. Factory are powder coated and unless the coat is sanded well out, no paint sticks to it.
  10. I think I figured it out. Energizer phone charger. I think the sound come from speakers. Have to confirm. Couldn't remove it from the cig socket... Need to dis assemble it and understand how to remove it else I have to break this thing.
  11. Does it at 2k rpm or over. Does it in nutral and gear. I dont have a second person to rev it while I peak under the bonnet yet but will report. Thanks for the guidance
  12. I noticed a high pitch whistle sound since few days. Sounds exactly how a turbo spool sounds. Or when you have bad ground to speaker. You can only hear it when acclerating. Very faint to record it. Any ideas guys? It is very annyoing knowing there isn't a turbo in there and somthing isnot right. thanks.
  13. The biggest problem at the moment is not topping up but is possible mot fail. I always wonder how the cars on the road that produce cloud of smoke pass mot...
  14. Thanks John. I do not feel loss in power. I will re-do compression test. Maybe the values changed now but last year it were to spec. It sometimes takes longer to start the car but that's the only thing I have noticed. You can do seals without head removal. To hold the valve up, either fill the chamber with air or use rope. So you feed the rope in as much as you can, then bring the piston up to force hold the rope aginst the valve. Seen a few vidoes of it now.
  15. I replaced the PCV last year because of oil consumption. The original one was perfectly fine as well. It did not make any difference. The reason I also changed PCV was if engine is running, and I remove the cap for oil fill hole, air blows out of it. So I thought it might PCV. It did not help. If you check is250, when car is started and remove the oil fill cap, you will notice suction instead of air blowing out.