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  1. This is my very first post!! Does anyone know what is under the carpet in the rear centre passenger well in my RX400H? I have 2 wet spots that have appeared in the last couple of weeks just under the hybrid battery vent. It's just on the bump in the floor. They are about an inch wide with an inch gap. It is definitely coming from below as there are no leaks from the sunroof or lining. I have scoured the 'interweb' and nothing on this topic. I am hoping nothing serious but certainly a strange one!! I am hoping a car breaker or anyone out there may shed some light? Please forward any comments to this mission should you choose to accept... Pic attached!! Thanks
  2. IS300 SPOTRSCROSS 2001, 75k fsh Mystery water loss Hello All. I like many others have exsperienced water loss with no obviose leakage. For the the last couple of years it wenr from an occaisional top up to having to fill the rad every 70-100 miles. I thought it may be a pressure problem and changed the rad cap. Then a water test for head gasket, Phew. The car ran perfectly as all ways and Over a long period I studied the engine etc waiting for something to rear it`s ugly head but nothing and no sign of a leak BRAIN WAVE....... I dismemberd 2 high lighter pens and decanted them into a gallon of water and put it in the car and in a dark place went over the engine etc. with a cheapo ultra violet light and voile......A small sweaty leake in the radiator. The rad has a lower tank and was leaking and the point where the core meets this lower tank. This lower tank has a raise lip of sevral millimeters and the water was sitting in what ammouted to a trough and then on I presume was just evaporating through the heat and wind so there was no easily visable sign. I got a standard rad from fleabay for about £150.00, by way of a foot note, it had two fixturs to accept some piping that was not required on my model of car. I fitted them anyway after crimping them shut and soldering the ends and the good woman fitted it two days later. This was three weeks ago and the problem is solved. I thought I would share my exsperience because thats the kinda guy I am.
  3. My RX350 4WD has an annoying oil leak - Been to dealership for diagnosis, after replacing the VVTi oil line they have now determined it is the timing cover leaking - and requires engine removal. Any guides on how to do this available? Should the engine come out the top or be dropped under? Thanks
  4. I have been trying to trace a source of water collecting in the boot (trunk) of the car. I noticed water running down the inside of the trim near the tailgate hinge. (see photo) Anyone have any ideas how it is getting in there and how to address it?
  5. So being a bank hol weekend and me being a glutton for punishment, I decided to finally replace Automatic Transmission Fluid and the leaky oil cooler pipes (part number: 32907-48030) bolted under the front bumper of Mr Lex. One thing to note is to ensure you order the new part 32907-48031 and not just a replacement for the original - it is not clear where or how you would know a part has been revised by Toyota/Lexus but for extensive research beforehand! The replacement part is identical but for 2 rubber grommets and 2 metal (zinc?) collets (see Pic below) cost is around £50-60 (expensive for what it is!). For just a straight automatic transmission fluid change, please see the excellent guide on our US pals LOC site: - WARNING: The picture of the hoses on the post is annotated incorrectly and is the hose on the far right of the cooler pipe, everything else was good. Using the above method, I managed to retrieve 7.2 litres of old fluid (some in the cooler radiator looked like molasses syrup and was almost as thick!) Before fitting the new part, I wanted to avoid the corrosion from starting and thought I'd use up some of a can of black Lidl "Hammerite-style" spray as the replacement is made from identical metal as the original and is by far the worst corroded part on my 12yr old, 108k miles RX300.
  6. Hi everybody, I have a 2002, 2.0L Lexus IS200 and I noticed oil leakage on the outside of the engine and I think it is the timing belt set. I will post some pictures (click on the thumbnails to see full image) and if anybody knows what could the problem be, please, please let me know. Thank you in advance.
  7. First post, so sorry if anything isn't quite right! Have an '06' GS300. Recently noticed mat in left rear footwell was wet. Mechanic put on ramp and checked underneath - no obvious problems. Removed mat, lifted carpet and insulation underneath was also saturated. Mechanic put it down to leaving window open in rain (usually check all windows before leaving car). Have been trying to dry it out but have now found front left footwell is exactly the same - wet car mat, soaking wet carpet and suspect insulation will be the same. No sunroof, so can't be leaking from there. Right hand side is dry front and rear. Does anyone have any ideas, please? I'm not mechanically minded but my husband is, so be as technical as you like! Many thanks.
  8. Hi, I'm new to this forum, I've had my is200 for over a year now, but all of a sudden I'm loosing coolant, I've been looking though loads of threads on here for help. I've got red residue on the top of the water pump next to the bypass pipe, would most people recommend replacing water pump and the o rings on the bypass pipe or just the o rings?? Please be gentle I'm new :-)