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About acer54

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  1. Thanks Shahpor.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.......
  7. I agree entirely!
  8. 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.
  9. Did you use a Lexus dealership or an independent garage?
  10. 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.
  11. 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........
  12. EGR valve was inspected yesterday, full of carbon and clearly not functioning properly - after cleaning and reassembly car is a different animal, will now start using BP Ultimate or Shell V Power Nitro and see what transpires. New standard air filter was changed last month so hopefully the flow on the induction side will now be a lot more...... On another note courtesy car was a Lexus is300h - very nice motor and did not really want to give it back lol
  13. Thanks for your offer, I've inboxed you.
  14. No juddering when pulling away, when their in doing the release bearing the flywheel will be inspected and changed if necessary.
  15. 113500 miles, spoke about the flywheel being inspected as well and changed if needed, this again is covered under the extended warranty, wear and tear items I do not have a problem with i.e. pressure and clutch plates and if flywheel is ok then will probably have the clutch changed anyway whilst they are in there.