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  1. I purchased my 220d se in November 2013 from non dealer garage 2008 model. Recently had a Lexus interim service. I have been having white smoke but it is intermittent. I have also had problems with loss of power in 2nd gear, I can put my foot to the floor and nothing happens and then the power is there in a quick burst. Read on forums and looked on YouTube for solutions and found that cleaning the egr valve can help. When I took the engine cover off there seemed to be a lot happening under cover. Loads of carbon on leads and injectors and the underside of engine cover looks like it's been on fire. Booked in to lexus Thursday after speaking to customer relations regarding extended warranty on certain engine faults as head gasket and 5th injector common faults. Has any one come across similar or is this an indication of anything major. Don't even know how much investigation work is going to cost, I don't suppose lexus will cover it. No warnings are showing in dash other than contact lexus dealer for maintenence Sorry for length of this topic as you can see in relatively new to this. Any help would be appreciated
  2. Hi everyone. I've been reading these forums and have found a lot of valuable advice with regards to the IS220d head gasket issue so far. Really shocked at the extent of it. I have an '06 IS220d with 72k miles on the clock and FSH and have been losing water out the header tank for about 3 weeks, with it gradually getting worse. I had the car diagnosed by a cooling specialist as having a blown head gasket (Lexus couldn't fit me in for 3 weeks!). The car still runs fine (I had it recovered by the AA as soon as I discovered the head gasket) and doesn't have water in the oil or oil in the radiator as far as I can see. On speaking with Lexus UK, they've stated they will not consider my case for any goodwill coverage due to the age even though the mileage is far below the maximum. I'm still pursuing Lexus to come to the party, but I'm not holding my breath. Lexus Milton Keynes has suggested that, worst case, I will need to replace the engine which will cost more than than the value of the car. They said it will cost circa £500 to determine the extent of the damage and provide a quote on the repair. I am hoping that it's just a head gasket, and not a full rebuild. Or am I smoking something to think that? I am looking for some advice on options for how to proceed with the diagnosis and repair. Is there another option other than to go with Lexus at £100/hr + VAT or is Lexus the only sensible option? Thx in advance for your advice.
  3. Hello, I thought id share my Lexus story with you guys, I bought a Is220 SE-L 2007 from Stockport Lexus in October. No issues for the first month except getting around 30MPG which I wasn’t bothered about as I was giving the car a little more throttle than I usually would (showing off to passengers mainly) Then in November whilst cruising along at 80 on the Motorway it went into crawl mode and I limped back to Lexus Bradford, something had got in the particular filer and within an hour or so I was back on my travels after a quick valet FOC.. impressed I’m thinking although still a little miffed that something had gone wrong within 2 months.. this had me trawling Lexus forums to find out if it’s a common fault. 2 weeks ago I notice that when I’m in cruise control doing 55mph in 5th I get a juddering and the rev needle bounces about a bit so decide on Friday gone to take it back in to Lexus since I have a year’s warranty.. I explain the problem and the fact I’m getting around 32-34mpg to work and back (25 miles 70% motorway).. They agree to have a look although suggest that mpg is normal for this model. I get a call back a few hours later telling me that there is indeed some work needing carrying out, the bloody head gaskets gone plus the flywheel/clutch is vibrating a little.. Don’t worry I’m told Lexus have agreed under the manufacturer’s warranty to install a brand new engine!! So they’ve put me in a CT200h premier/prestige? For a few weeks whilst the works carried out, they can keep my 220 I’ll have the CT lol I’m a bit gutted I’m having these problems but can’t fault Lexus Bradford they’ve been superb, and I’m told a new engine will probably increase the value of the car and I might now get a better MPG, fingers crossed.
  4. To anybody out there thinking of buying a used Lexus is220d I would strongly advise against it. Lexus have admitted that there is a fault with the head gasket and have extended their warranty to 110000 miles. Full credit to Lexus for doing this and all well and good if you are within this mile range before your fault happens but if you are a little over the cut off, forget about having it covered under warranty. Despite it being a known fault, I approached Lexus of Newcastle with my car having done 113000 miles. Despite being a little over the mileage cut off I had no come back. I was given an estimate of £3,500 to have the issue repaired that I would have to pay. I thought that surely since it is a well known fault, it would have been covered. Moral of the story - don't buy a second hand Lexus is220d
  5. Hi all, New to the site, kind of wish I had of checked out this forum before I bought!!! I bought my 2006 IS220 2 years ago privately with a FLSH. To cut a long story of misery short it has finally cumulated in the mechanic telling me the head gasket is gone with about 1000 miles left on it and the EGR needs to be replaced. Car has 230 kilometres Grand total of €2500 (£2000). Lexus Ireland will not entertain me because it’s out of warranty. Anyone hear of any Lexus dealers in the UK that might sympathise with this common problem or any way to source the parts cheaper in the UK. Any suggestions or advice would be much appreciated. Thanks, John.
  6. hi i have my car for 3 years now and i have never had any problems with it. but just few days ago engine temp scale reached red zone when i was stuck in a jam. turning heating to max helped and i was in a hurry so i just drove home. next morning checked coolant level - it was empty -__-. since then coolant just keeps disappearing. also u can see white smoke coming out when engine is warm (for some reason its brilliant when its cold). checked oil - seems ok. apart from that car drives smoothly, no obvious drop in power.. what do you think is wrong and what would be best to do? take it to a garage, ignore it or maybe use "magical" quick-fix for 30 quid? cheers