PatrickD9

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  • Lexus Model
    IS 250 Sport Manual, 4GR-FSE
  • Year of Lexus
    2007
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Dublin
  1. Going to get 2nd opinion re error codes, guy had quick look on Friday - plugged in an reckoned that the issue is electrical / sensor not chain as Main Dealer had identified. Dropping car there this afternoon for fuller investigation so hope to know more later today, will post.. Thanks David & is200Newbie for suggestions and comment.
  2. One last question re your comment: "But you have an issue with where the oil is going - no leaks seems to suggest its being burnt if its not entering the coolant?" What symptom would i expect to see if oil is being burnt or entering coolant? Car runs quite smooth and it still got a bit of poke, so no performance issue I've noticed. Thanks again, Patrick.
  3. I'll investigate further and post outcome, thanks for you help. regards, Patrick.
  4. I found this link as below, any thought guys? http://www.troublecodes.net/pcodes/p0019/
  5. It was a garage demo car i bought from Lexus Brighton summer 2008, there was only 9K miles on it when i got it. It's been serviced by main dealer ever since, I'm pretty good at looking after it so the service intervals were in line with recommendations over its' life.
  6. And the other item I'd forgotten to mention is that the car probably for the last two years has been using a more oil than it ever used to. I haven't logged litres/mileage usage but pretty much never had to add any additional oil between services but now it is something I have to keep an eye on and top up when needed, probably every 6/8 weeks adding maybe 1/2 litre?? There no oil leak evident and again garage advised that older cars used more oil.
  7. Hi, Thanks a lot for the information, I have attached copy of the diagnostic report from 2016 as below, I had presumed that the main dealers' diagnosis of a stretched chain was the issue, i was dubious but isn't that why I've one pays for main dealer servicing... , as you have advised the fact that it's never been mentioned on forum before makes me think the explanation I've been given has question marks attached. Dealer had advised that the error posed no issue and so there was no reason to fix it. If you could cast some light and opinion on the the error codification below I'd really appreciate it, Thanks, Patrick,.
  8. Thanks Dave, appreciate the feedback, Do you think that may be sufficient to fix/remove re the warning lights on the dash?
  9. Hi All, I'm new to the forum perhaps some of you kind folk can assist or perhaps direct to where best my query should be addressed. Car is a 2007 IS250 Sport 90k, I live in Dublin, it's a UK car that I've had since it was 6 month old. Most recent and long term issue is the constant 'check VSC', 'triangle light', ‘transmission’ & 'traction control light' which yesterday prevented my car passing the NCT (Road worthiness certificate), bit of a problem this as without it car is effectively off the road come January. Car drives very well, full Lexus main dealer service history but there have been some common well reported issues over the years (judder at low rev, callipers sticking, full clutch replacement [solution to judder, i still question that one] , new alternator recently as smoke was coming from under bonnet) but all told for 10 years driving not bad. So the issue is that the Lexus dealer now tells me that the warning lights are a result of a stretched timing chain, originally i was told that a chain tensioner would be the fix but now told that a full timing chain needed, I feel that garage is unsure of correct fix and am getting fobbed off a bit. Am being told that a new chain perhaps not a cost effective fix but to my mind the car should be good probably for another 70/80K if looked after. Also, sometimes on acceleration there is a rattle type sound. Any suggestion or indeed if this sounds like a problem you have encountered I'd love to hear. Thanks, Patrick.
  10. How did you find The Lexus Owners Club?

    also, very rarely there is a rattle noise, ta.
  11. How did you find The Lexus Owners Club?

    Hi All, Was looking for some assistance re ongoing issues, found this site on the web and it looks like a great resource of information. As I'm new to the forum perhaps some of you kind folk can assist or perhaps direct to where best my query should be addressed. Car is a 2007 IS250 Sport 90k, I live in Dublin, it's a UK car that I've had since it was 6 month old. Most recent and long term issue is the constant 'check VSC', 'triangle light' & 'traction control light' which yesterday prevented my car passing the NCT (Road worthiness certificate), bit of a problem this as without it car is effectively off the road come January. Car drives very well, full Lexus main dealer service history but there have been some common well reported issues over the years (judder at low rev, calipers sticking, full clutch replacement [solution to judder, i still question that one] , new alternator recently as smoke was coming from under bonnet) but all told for 10 years driving not bad. So the issue is that the Lexus dealer now tells me that the warning lights are a result of a stretched timing chain, originally i was told that a chain tensioner would be the fix but now told that a full timing chain needed, I feel that garage is unsure of correct fix and am getting fobbed off a bit. Am being told that a new chain perhaps not a cost effective fix but to my mind the car should should be good probably for another 70/80K if looked after. Any suggestion or indeed if this sounds like a problem you have encountered I'd love to hear. Thanks, Patrick.