I have some parts available for anyone who is willing to collect until the end of this week from KT6 7NL (Surbiton, South-West London, ideally between 8:00 - 17:00 but I am flexible to help if that is necessary). Those came off from a 2006 IS 250, and those are free of charge:
- 4 x 17" alloy set, not in a very great shape (peeling etc.) but those are refurbishable,
- Both front calipers in parts,
- Also both rear calipers, but those are badly squeezed,
- Automatic carpet mat set, the driver one is worn, the other ones are in good condition.
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Can anyone help? I have a 2006 IS250 and had no problems with the car during its first five years. After that period of time i noticed that I had a condensation problem on occasions and noticed that the rear passenger carpet and mat was damp. Thinking that I had left the window open or something similar, I dried it out and thought nothing more of it. It happens a few more times and I took it to the dealer who tested the car for leaks. None was found. With me being retired and trying to save as much possible, I have had the air conditions switched off as i only take short journeys in the car. I have not had a problem regarding this for about three to four years.
Went on holiday with the car and have been doing some high mileage over the two weeks. Had the air conditioning on due to the outside temperature being 25 degree. Came back from holiday and noticed the windows steaming up that evening. Next day I went to clean out the car and was vacuuming the rear area when i felt the rear carpet and it is soaked. Looked in my cleaner (which is now probably broken as water was inside the motor). I took out the mats and water was dripping from them. The two rear carpets are full of water. We had no rain at all whilst on holiday. The only difference has been the higher mileage and the air conditioning being on !!!
Has anyone else had this problem and know how to cure it? Is it a design fault?
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.
Thought I may share a recent experience.
I was asked recently via another forum about a code that I had not had much experience off P0AA6 & with techstream i found sub codes 526 & 612 I think from memory - I was aware they were to do with an HV (High Voltage) Isolation Error (to explain:- the HV electrical system is isolated or if you like - mechanically & electrically separated from the normal 12v electrical system & the body of the car for obvious safety reasons - this is why all HV cabling is orange too, to clearly identify the hazard )
From experience & a bit of lateral thinking & in the absence of any other possibilities like the car had been recently worked on or something my thoughts were "Water"
Yes you heard me right Water:- I have personally witnessed & repaired hundreds of electrical nasties caused by water. Given that Doris had not long passed this sparked (excuse the pun) my attention.
Anyway to cut a long story short (well 1& half hrs) I located a spot underneath the car that looked "grazed" it was conspicuous because it was very clearly orange plastic when everything else around was covered in road muck, further chatting revealed that "its been doing it (throwing CHECK HYBRID SYSTEM) for a few days now but I just clear it down with my scanner mate & it seem ok after that its weird" - "oh yeah & it don't seem to happen when its just sat in park!"
mmmmmm I say scratching me chin - thats because that section is not energised until its in drive or reverse - anyway a quick clean with wd40 then a wash with solvent reveals a black tracking mark where HV electricity has been leaking (or tracking in the trade) to the chassis causing the CHECK HYBRID SYSTEM error, a bit of scraping some hot melt glue, wd40 & a bit of orange flexible conduit i had lying around, a spread of hot soldering iron & bingo Job done - no problem even after a good direct blast with hose pipe (don't do that at home folks!)
The chap was about to buy a whole new gearbox!!!!
So don't automatically assume the worst
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