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  1. My is220d SE was in the local Lexus dealership yesterday having some recall work done on the passenger airbag release mechanism, got the car back and they had done a full valet + they put £25 of fuel in it as well. Lexus I cannot fault you!!!
  2. To be fair mine has been the same when starting during the recent low temperatures (-1 degree's) but in normal temperatures it starts immediately, thought this was normal to be fair.
  3. My is220d flew through it's MOT today and without any advisories as well, annual service due in February next year and will have the EGR valve pulled and cleaned at the same time - definitely feeling the love at the moment!
  4. Just had the release bearing replaced under extended warranty, DMF was ok but whilst they had the gearbox removed I had them replace the clutch plates which I paid for, cost me £315.50 which I thought was a good price, usual good service from Lexus Teesside, courtesy car Lexus is300h (which I did not want to give back) and full valet on mine prior to being collected - Well done again Lexus of Teesside!
  5. 115,000 miles on my 2007 is220d, going in next week for clutch release bearing replacement and DMF inspection, these will be replaced under extended warranty, whilst they are in to the clutch I've told them to replace the clutch plates at my expense, I've been quoted £350 inc vat for the plates.
  6. I bought a genuine Lexus 2015/2016 dvd from a guy on eBay who had upgraded to the 2016/2017 disc, it worked perfectly and as you would expect all functions are working. Cost me £50! Apparently the guy updates every year so I told him when he upgrades next year to get in touch with me and I will purchase the old one again, at £50 I'm still quids in me thinks! The one I had was Europe 2006/2007 from when the car was new, the one I bought is just UK but a lot more accurate than the older one......
  7. IS250 Manual DMF

    My is220d is in next week for release bearing replacement (under extended warranty) the DMF will be inspected and replaced at the same time if required (under extended warranty) I am paying for the clutch plates to be changed (£350) - Not bad deal under the extended warranty scheme me thinks.......
  8. Not noticed anything more than their already was but will now monitor it more closely, this always was an issue from day one with some cars.
  9. They are, I can recommend them to any Lexus owner who lives in the area.
  10. My is220d was in a couple of weeks ago and I got a hybrid loan car, car was completely valeted and £25 of fuel was added, only complaint was they put supermarket diesel in and when I had my egr cleaned they told me that I should only use BP Ultimate etc. Needless to say quite a bit of squirming when I pointed this out lol Overall though Lexus of Teesside always go the extra mile, well done Lexus!
  11. 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?
  12. Stationary DPF regeneration P2002

    It's the way that you can get Techstream working, which was one of the questions, I just supplied the answer......
  13. Stationary DPF regeneration P2002

    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.
  14. Navigation Disc

    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.....
  15. is220d MPG

    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.
  16. 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.
  17. is220d Keyfob Not Working.

    Thanks Shahpor.
  18. is220d MPG

    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.
  19. is220d MPG

    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.
  20. IS220D Mystery

    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.......
  21. IS220D Mystery

    I agree entirely!
  22. I have just bought my first Lexus - a 2007 IS220d 113,000 miles with full service history mostly by Lexus dealer. I have noticed that with the engine running at normal temperature and in neutral that their is what can best described as a light rattling sound, once the clutch is depressed the sound stops. Is this the dreaded dual mass flywheel on it's way out or is it something else? The other issues are what appears to be a flat spot between 1100 and 1500 rpm, I can feel the turbo kick in at about 1900 to 2000 rpm and then the car flies! Also if I use 6th gear at anything less than 80 mph or less than 2000rpm then the engine labours - is this normal?
  23. New IS220d owner seeking advise.

    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.
  24. Did you use a Lexus dealership or an independent garage?