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acer54

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About acer54

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    Steve

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  • Lexus Model
    IS220d
  • Year of Lexus
    2007
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Durham
  1. I agree entirely!
  2. 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.
  3. Did you use a Lexus dealership or an independent garage?
  4. 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.
  5. 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........
  6. 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
  7. Thanks for your offer, I've inboxed you.
  8. No juddering when pulling away, when their in doing the release bearing the flywheel will be inspected and changed if necessary.
  9. 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.
  10. Only thing mentioned was battery insecure, sorted that this morning. Clutch release bearing was mentioned only verbally not documented anywhere hence being told to live with it for a couple of months and then have it changed under warranty.
  11. Going to book it in next week for an egr clean and possibly an inlet manifold clean and inlet ports clean if needed, I'm hoping this will improve things to at least a more drivable level. Remap will be a last resort if cleaning does not cure the problem.
  12. Cost me £995 - Regarding the clutch release bearing they told me to live with it a couple of months and then have it replaced under warranty.......
  13. I'm a bit too old for spannering I'm afraid but the local independant garages rates are the standard £45 per hour so not too extortionate, considering the miles I do I'm hoping a check once per year will sort it.
  14. Car has been inspected by Lexus today prior to Lexus extended warranty been granted - no real issues and extended warranty issued! Also asked them to check the ecu firmware to see if it's the latest and it was so happy about that, also the inspection that they have done finding no faults is a bonus, only small things mentioned were the battery tray needs replacing as not securing the battery securely and the clutch release bearing could do with replacing (release bearing covered under warranty). All in all quite pleased with today's outcome!
  15. Car has been inspected by Lexus Teesside today prior to Lexus extended warranty been granted - no real issues and extended warranty issued! Regarding the low power issue between 1200 and 1800 rpm they are suggesting that the egr and possibly the manifold will need cleaning to eradicate the problems I'm having. Also asked them to check the ecu firmware to see if it's the latest and it was so happy about that, also the inspection that they have done finding no faults is a bonus, only small things mentioned were the battery tray needs replacing as not securing the battery securely and the clutch release bearing could do with replacing (release bearing covered under warranty). All in all quite pleased with today's outcome!