IS200 roz

Could you guys give me some advice on my new is200?

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Hi all

i am proud to be a new is200 owner and part of the club 😁

There are a few things that i think require attention but I am in IT not a mechanic 😂

Could you guys help me with the following 

 

Ticking straight after start up for a few mins (sounds as if its coming from alternator area)

Roof strips missing - is this a problem or can they be left?

Power steering fluid was empty - luckily i has only covered about 20 miles in it - have i done any damage?

plastic covers cracked above exhaust manifold 

some sort of filler with foam-looking substance in the bottom is empty (as pictured in 20191229_132751.jpg and 20191229_132749.jpg)

rust in right of boot

Thanks all in advance for any help.

Thanks 

 

 

 

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The last pic looks like your screen wash bottle but the cover is missing lol 😁

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As mentioned, that is the washer bottle neck.



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Cheers for the help guys.

knowing it's just the washer bottle puts my mind at rest.

any help on my other issues would be greatly appreciated.

the cold start ticking is driving me mad 🙄

Many Thanks 

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As far as the power steering goes, if after the refill, the fluid hasn’t all leaked out, and the steering feels good, and the fluid doesn’t turn black, then you are probably ok. I assume it wasn’t actually empty, otherwise you’d have know all about it as steering at a standstill or at low speed would be very tough.

Clean the rust up in the boot and stick some inhibitor on it (Kurust or similar). Then keep an eye on new ingress. If water does appear, check the boot seal first of all.

Can’t really help with the ticking on start up. Not familiar with the is200 engine. Given the power steering was so low, it doesn’t particularly indicate good maintenance by previous owner, so a good service is probably in order. Oil and filter change (and maybe a dose of flushing oil as well) might help.




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I cannot rely help with the ticking noise apart from checking the condition of the drive belt, and pulley.
It may just be the color rendition of the camera or my computer monitor, but the brake fluid looks very dark in color. A fluid change would help stave off possible future brake hydraulic problems.

John.

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hi all,

quick update after a busy weekend;

ticking noise fixed after top up of the ps fluid

kurust applied to boot (amazing stuff)

Just worth checking the ps system if anyone else has the ticking at cold start.

 

many thanks  

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