So I recently got into a little accident with my is200 manual and now need a new rear hub, and maybe other parts although unsure what yet. Question is will parts from a is200 auto suffice. So I wanted this post to outline the differences.
I know the differential is different with a higher ratio i believe, and obviously the tranny. But is there anything else?
I have a guy ready to sell me a bunch of parts from an auto is200, but I'm sceptical with mine being a manual
Had to get a replacement Battery in a hurry today for my 2003 IS 300 Sportcross, so went on-line.
Eurocarparts website was easy to use and had a tasty discount offer. They had a choice of 2 so I selected the more expensive one with 70Ah, CCA 540A, rating and ordered it 'click and collect'. £67.40 inc vat and 3 year g'tee which I didn't think was bad.
Now I've got it home I can see it doesn't fit the Battery tray properly. The base area is too big to fit deep in the tray so it sits quite high. Also, the new Battery is 10mm taller than my knackered Battery. As a result, the standard Battery clamp won't fit (the rods aren't long enough) and the terminals are worryingly close to the closed bonnet.
Is this a common issue?
Is there a work around or will I have to return it to eurocarparts?
Is there a generally recommended/ easily available Battery that fits?
Thanks in advance for your replies!
By J Henderson
Having a much-needed clearout. Collection from EH51, or can arrange postage at buyer's expense.
IS200 "Sport" Chrome Tailpipe
Hard to find genuine item in very good condition. The underside a little pitted but not visible once fitted. Adds a touch of class to any IS200/300 with a stock exhaust system. £20
IS200 Drive Belts
Full set of Gates drive belts for 1G-FE engine cars - Power-steering, Air-con & Alternator. Brand New, never fitted. £20
HB4/9600 OSRAM Fog Breaker Bulbs
Colour temperature approx 2600K (Yellow). Brand-new & sealed. Will fit front fogs on '99-'03 1st Gen IS or '05-10 2nd-Gen IS (and possibly others..). £20
IS300 SPOTRSCROSS 2001, 75k fsh
Mystery water loss
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.