I recently had my local garage change the clutch and flywheel on my is200. I am now running a helix organic clutch with a squint lightend flywheel. After i got the car back, I am having problems engaging gears. When I start up the car and the transmission is cold, and the gear lever is in neutral, it`s sometimes impossible for me to move the gear lever into gears. I have to start the car with my foot down on the clutch, and then i can use the gears. The problem only occurs when the car is cold. When it warms up, everything is fine. There are no weird noises or any other noticeable problems with the transmission.
Any ideas to what this could be? Could it be low transmission oil?
Luckily, because of your posts Stuart and others on the USA Lex forum, I was well prepped to find the hidden glovebox nut and then give it a good pull to remove it.
I agree... I was nervous about buying those ECU caps kits on ebay as I was aware of there being fakes around from the USA thread, indeed, I started a thread on here asking if anyone knew about the seller or if it was a forum member etc, but no replies, so i guess no one knew. I took a punt anyway and bought a kit. The seller on ebay is also selling some Lexus diff oil and the other items they have for sale make me think they are genuine. So I purchased a second kit of ECU caps for a 98-2000 LS just in case I changed my LS for another in the future. The second kit of ECU caps came in a small bag with some 'Digi-key' labelling which gave me comfort as this is the recommended USA outlet for buying the caps from.
Lastly... I watched the guy take my ECU apart and remove the first capacitor and clean up so he knew how long it was going to take him in order to give me a quote.... he said come back in an hour, which I did, he had just finished and he had the old removed capacitors to show me. He knew his stuff and he was proud to show me his special flux which you can not buy anymore. He's obviously been doing this kind of work for decades. This was the outfit I used https://www.dieselecurepairs.co.uk/
Well, I have booked my car in to have its brakes done on Monday.
I spoke to the service desk this morning and they confirmed that it was the 356mm floating discs that they will be fitting. He also verified that they would fit whatever was current on the car.
So, if this is indeed the case then it looks like good value for money at £345.
Lets see how it goes.
I did wonder why yours had the Luxury wheels fitted. I agree that mine are a pain to keep clean.
The gear gaiter is interesting. I didn't realise there had been a change.
You are correct that mine doesn't have an SD card slot so it must be updated via USB. I do need to update mine since it thought I was driving through a field recently when I went down a side road.