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About acer54

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  1. I have an imported BMW Z4 here in UK from Japan and it is in near mint A1 condition with zero corrosion, this is the third Jap import I've owned and they've all been the same. I thought Jap imports were popular in New Zealand for this very same reason?
  2. It's the way that you can get Techstream working, which was one of the questions, I just supplied the answer......
  3. I am running Techstream on an old Dell laptop with 32 bit Windows 7 installed and everything works well, wipe Vista from your laptop and install Windows 7 and you will be good to go.
  4. I upgraded from 2006 to 2016 with a genuine dvd from ebay, cost me £50 - removed old dvd and inserted new one and I was good to go.....
  5. Thanks Shahpor.
  6. My key fob has stopped working, hope it's the battery. How do I open up the fob to insert a fresh battery? Thanks in advance.
  7. I love the is220d and since the egr clean it's a completely different car, I can even use 6th at 80 mph on the motorway and accelerate smoothly without the juddering and reluctance as it was before the egr was cleaned, I will keep it until the extended warranty expires in 2019 and then look at the is250.
  8. The longer I own the is220d the more a realise the is250 was and is a better proposition, however I love the is220d and will keep it until the extended warranty expires in 2019 and then look for an is250 to replace it.
  9. Just used my first full tank and refilled then worked out mpg, a disappointing 30 mpg! To be fair nearly all the journeys have been small and around the town etc. Is this the normal mpg that everybody else is experiencing around the town? EGR cleaned recently and engine behaving normally, I do tend to keep the rev's high to keep the DPF happy etc.
  10. Mine was transformed at low revs after the EGR was cleaned - Best £96 I've spent on it! It seems to me that during the normal yearly service include the caliper slider pins lubrication and EGR cleaning and everything will be ok. On a side note head gasket failure is covered by Lexus extended warranty as well as many other parts like DMF and clutch release bearing etc. 2 Years extended warranty including top AA breakdown cover is a no brainer at £995 - 2 years worry free motoring, after my warranty expires I will decide to keep or let it go, the is250 is the one I would look at.......
  11. I agree entirely!
  12. It's been identified as the clutch release bearing, will be going in soon to have it replaced and have the dpf and clutch plates inspected at the same time and if need be renewed, all covered under extended warranty apart from the clutch plates which I will pay for.
  13. Did you use a Lexus dealership or an independent garage?
  14. Since having the egr cleaned it would appear that 6th gear is more usable because of the power increase at low revs (between 1200 and 1800 rpm). So some additional benefit from having the egr cleaned.
  15. To be fair mine had probably never been cleaned before and it has covered 113,500 miles, I agree town driving is not for the is220d and as you say motorway driving is a must occasionally. A lot happier with mine now and I took out the Lexus Extended Warranty for piece of mind regarding the failed head gasket scenario, only thing I will have to live with is the abysmal 6th gear - on a brighter note keeping it in 5th on motorways will also help to keep the engine free of carbon build up........