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  1. Hi Joern, is220d owner here. Had car 7months now. Lovely car to be in I have the se-l spec. I had a Toyota Corolla for fifteen years no problems until engine went south. Bought my is and every week or so I get the eml vsc triangle lights on. common problem if you search about it. It goes off after 3 restart of engine but pops up every week or so. Fault code to do with dpf threshold. Just living with it because car never goes into limp mode. Motorway use doesn't seem to make it happy. next car for me will be is250 auto I suggest you find one. Wish could afford a gs though. Save yourself a lot of frustration go for an is250. Love Lexus love the is just hate so many lights popping up on my one.
  2. Bought is220d in Feb. Have had constant battle with the vsc eml triangle Xmas light display on and off for months. Had the egr cleaned, used lots of dpf cleaner, serviced with Mobil 1 fully synth oil. Longest lights stayed off was for three months. Now they are back, even mainly motorway driving hasn't cured it. I checked my fuel cap, cleaned it and the filler neck. Guess what? It clicked when locked left it few seconds and it clicked open again. Who notices it you just fuel up lock and go. Next time you get a chance just check your cap is staying locked might be causing someone a vsc eml lightest. went and got a replacement cap. Fitted it hey presto lights out. Had good drive on motorway as usual and five minutes from home vsc eml again. the car never goes into limp mode either so assuming not a serious fault. Just want it to go bang so can justify to swmbo to get nice is250 auto
  3. Thanks for the info guys. Next Lexus will probably be another is mk2 but an is250. Was a bit obsessed with having an ml system but seems standard system fine for most needs. I am happy with the standard in my 220d. Just a quick question anyone prefer the internal styling of the mk2 over mk3? Love all the detail of the interior the big centre console round vents etc. The mk3 interior is nice but I prefer the mk2 interior. If had the cash would love a gs saw one today bloody lovely car. Whatever next car will buy definitely be another lexus
  4. IS220d or IS250!!!!!!??? Heeelp

    Is250 se-l auto red with cream leather and sunroof. Levinson system too. I found find one tell me I want it. Seriously I have the 220d but next Lexus for me the is250 auto. I came from a corolla to the Lexus. Never buying another brand again love lexus
  5. Hi fungi, I also have a is220d se-l. Mine an 07 plate. Have had the dreaded vsc eml warning triangle lights up a lot. Scanner reads p2002 dpf threshold. The lights go off after three restarts but come back. However I have had mine serviced recently new oil new air filter new fuel filter new oil filter. Lights haven't been on again for weeks so very happy. Also had egr cleaned months ago. Oil used was Mobil 1 5w-30 fully synth. Learn to love the motorway do 70 in 3rd you get lots of smoke but mine doesn't now. As for the car I love mine it's a lovely place to be. Love the dimming mirrors int and ext at nite no more glare, comfy seats good driving position even though six foot. A pillar can be bit obstructing might just be me. Can't really complain got her for 3k better than getting a lower spec car. As for tyres I recommend Dunlop sport max rt2. Very quiet great grip in wet and dry. Don't forget back and front different size. i have the standard audio but it's great, loud enough for me. Would love the ml system in next car. All the CDs go in the one slot on the dash. Radio reception is spot on too. The ac system is excellent cools car down quickly demists widows in no time. mirror what others have said just enjoy the car get out and about in it esp the motorway and you should avoid the common problems
  6. IS220D Mystery

    love lexus hate dpf filters. Next Lexus definitely petrol.
  7. IS220D Mystery

    Hi oluD, I bought a Lexus is220d 07plate 96k on clock. Have exactly same issue as you. Had a terraclean and egr clean done. Seemed to fix it for while but now have the smoking intermittently. Only happens when car temp reaches halfway on gauge smokes like hell goes away after 30 seconds or so. in my case the eml vsc warning triangle comes on but car drives normally no limp mode at all. Lights go off after restarting few times. Plugged in obd2 reader got p2002 error dpf below threshold not sure if dpf still blocked even after clean and motorway driving to clear crap out. It's doing my head in. Had a Toyota Corolla for 12 years no engine issues. Then I bought a Lexus, more issues in two months than twelve with Corolla. still love the is just wish knew about this forum before buying would have got the 250 petrol. So much for diesel being the answer. This wil be my first and last diesel how come you don't see other cars pumping the white smoke out like the is? Bloody embarrassing at times.
  8. New IS220d owner

    H la Lucha, just bought an 07 is220d se-l 96k on clock. Got all toys except the mark levinson system and sunroof. Last owner must have been a cheapskate lol. I only paid 3k for it beta than a second hand for ka for same money. I love mine can't believe got what I have for the money. Lovely car dream to drive and be in. Treated mine to terraclean and egr clean. Four new Dunlop sport max X rt2 tyres too, spoiling my new girl lol. Let us know if you have any problems. Fingas X u don't welcome to Lexus family
  9. Thanks for replies. Bit of an update. Had a terraclean and egr clean done. Had the check vsc lite come on twice since done but have reset. When car gets up to temp halfway on gauge the smoke started. Today did it again but lasted approx 10 secs not minutes like before. Got on motorway today up to speed in 3rd revs 3.5k plus for bout 20min no smoke seen. Hope was last of crap being burned off. car is 10yr old but will bite the bullet and get her to Lexus if problem persists. Thought it may be 5th injector. Still love the car even though only had her three weeks. Lovely drive on motorway don't realise speed you're going lol. Thanks Rebecca for feedback glad won't bankrupt me lol if it is that. will definitely get another Lexus saving up for an is250 auto maybe gs if bank balance allows. What Lexus would you all get next?
  10. How much you want for her she is gorgeous. Good work very impressed.
  11. Hi all bought an is220d se-l two weeks ago. Heard all the horror stories about the engine. Caveat empor and all that wished did research first wondered why is220d are cheap to buy. Love the car though. In my manual there is no mention of a dpf filter, nothing about a warning light for it can't even see a symbol on dash lights for it. I went on net and found a snippet on honest John forum saying only fitted to 08 on is. My co2 is 168 g/km on the v5 the dpf is fitted on later cars to get the co2 g/km down to 163. Am I correct in thinking if your v5 states 168 no dpf if it states 163 it has one. Strange I know. Only problem I have had so far is lots of white smoke when temp gauge reaches halfway, doesn't happen all the time just when engine reaches temp. Only lasts for short time then stops. All levels ok oil coolant etc been checking them nearly daily. No mayo on oil cap coolant pink as should be. went for normal town drive today no smoke at all, need to get on the motorway for good run see what happens there. Could it be the fifth injector people have mentioned on the forum? Just really confused at the minute. Love the car hate the smoke don't see others throwing this much out. Next Lexus will be petrol lol. Thanks for reading.
  12. Quick update after terraclean. Only had car two weeks. Had the dreaded vsc check eml light vsc off crop up. Second time in two weeks. First after hitting standing water ,second, day after egr clean. However after couple of journeys reset back to normal on both occasions. The mpg has increased but still doing urban driving. Waiting for weekend to flex her on a motorway. How much do Lexus charge for adding a ctrl-alt-delete button to steering wheel? Like driving a PC rather than a car at the moment lol. Still loving the car though, it's a lovely place to be.
  13. Thanks monocle will do. I don't expect a 10yr old car to be perfect but for me mine is. I love driving it and being in it. Do expect things to crop up but atm love my lexus
  14. Hi farqui, al the work done terraclean and egr valve clean cost me £280. Money well spent. Even saw them doing the work very impressed. The liquid is injected I think through the inlet manifold under pressure. You see the liquid going in and the smoke billowing out. All controlled with a laptop connected up. I drove mine day after and no smoke at all I am impressed and happy. Fingers crossed has sorted it and don't need the 5th injector work doing. Just need to get on motorway for good long drive
  15. Hi everyone, new to this forum so be patient with me. Just bought an 07 Lexus is220d. Having read this forum before buying went into it with my eyes open and was aware of potential problems. Bought it for 3k 96k miles on the clock. It is the se-l trim level. Having seen other cars just felt right in the Lexus as soon as sat in it. Love the layout and feel of the car the toys we all love. Owned it for over two weeks and have noticed the following. Yes the centre console cracks occasionally. Have a ticking noise from b pillar. And it smokes but more later. I love the audio esp with the multi change cd. Yes some of us still use them. Love the aircon very powerful. Love the seats and adjustments you get. I could go on. My car only seemed to smoke when up to temperature and went away after few minutes heard about the 5th injector problem so had that in mind. Checked oil cap for Mayo had none and checked pink coolant level no loss so put my mind at rest a bit thinking no head gasket trouble fingers crossed. Went to local firm and had a terraclean and egr valve clean done, mainly because the car had a patchy service history. You know the script first couple done by Lexus then local garage stamps. The difference it made was a surprise. Firstly drove next day had no smoke at all even after getting engine up to temp. Even did the 3rd gear drop to 1k revs floor it to 2k revs test. Before took roughly 10secs after took 5secs to get to 2k revs. Hope this info may be of use someone. To finish sorry for long post, just want everyone to know very happy is220d owner, I know it's not perfect but for what I need I love it, glad bought it and saving the pennies for another Lexus lol. Thanks for reading