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Well just to add to my electrical problems I have now got engine trouble, after a bit of running about and a trip to an auto electrician I got home to hear a disturbing bubbling and gurgling noise , I popped the bonnet to find greyish Brown gooey stuff sprayed out of the header tank overflow.

I took the cap off to find the header tank full of it. Has anyone had this ? Is it head gasket or could it be oil cooler ,  I've started researching but would be very greatful of any help or advice,  I'm at the end of my tether with it.

Thanks in advance

Trev 

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Typical major head gasket failure sign whereby the isolation between oil passage system and cooling system is lost and oil and water ( coolant ) get combined in an ugly emulsion of brown goo. If there is any pressure behind this goo then the combustion system is playing a part it the demise also!

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oh yes the joy just begins. Very costly repair, some cases new engine or scap the car.

Get the head gasket tested, probably not worth to proceed with that car.

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13 minutes ago, Linas.P said:

Another sad story of IS220d... what a shame!

Now now Linas .......behave yourself !!!or ill have to correct you .........................again !LOL

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2 minutes ago, nicnac said:

Now now Linas .......behave yourself !!!or ill have to correct you .........................again !LOL

... what a shame Lexus made it and sold it banking on their reliable brand recognition.... 😁

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On 2/23/2021 at 10:46 PM, Linas.P said:

... what a shame Lexus made it and sold it banking on their reliable brand recognition.... 😁

The engine is a big pile of poo! Who thought the gearbox and engine were a good combo! Terrible turbo lag and a 6th gear that's not very usable unless speeding! As you can see I didn't like these things with my IS 220D. Wasn't sad when I scrapped it. Shame really as body/rest of it was good. Liked comfort, safety, build quality but the engine a disaster. Mpg rubbish. 33-36mpg. Scrapped after 19 months as head gasket went. Big miles for a 220D, of 187,000 when scrapped.

Like Lexus as a brand, wish they did an estate. Replaced it with a 2015 Auris Hybrid Touring Sport.

James.

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Yes, you absolutely right - but there are still loads of DERV apologists who comes here from time to time and makes bold claims that IS220d is actually better than IS250... 

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5 minutes ago, Linas.P said:

Yes, you absolutely right - but there are still loads of DERV apologists who comes here from time to time and makes bold claims that IS220d is actually better than IS250... 

What have they been smoking? Or breathing in the smoke out the rear of an IS220D😃

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Probably later, especially after their chip-tuning their engines to "240hp" I am sure soot is plentiful not only behind the car but in the cabin as well. 

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I remember wanting a is200d as my 1st diesel. It was about a year after when the is220d came out. Reviews on the 200 were quite mixed especially about the useless 6th gear and economy not overly good. Reviews on the 220 were surprisingly negative. So I went for the MG ZT diesel with the bullet proof beamer engine but a better turbo. Yes I fitted the RonBox which was made specifically for that engine. And oh yes on its highest setting and flooring it it produced a glorious black cloud behind me lol. 

Just thought I'd say that. 

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