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IS250 left unused for 18months brought back to life


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Interesting to see the faults found on this is250 after being left unused for 18 months and seeing it running again

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When I sold my old IS250, new owner as well left it for over a year. Not exactly "abandoned" as it was sitting in his drive, but it was not driven and under the tree - so it looked absolutely filthy. 

In the end he asked my help to "re-commission" the car and all it needed was new Battery and fresh fuel. It would not start on old fuel, but I kind of anticipated it an brought with me 5L of 98octane + bottle of Redex octane booster/engine cleaner - put that into the tank, pressed the accelerator pedal few times and as soon as fresh petrol hit the engine it was running like nothing happened. 

To get it through MOT he as well needed new brake disks and pads, but apart of that it was all good. Sadly, I didn't take picture before and after, but it looked like absolute wreck covered in leaves and crap, yet as soon as car was washed it looked great again!

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Reassuring experiences.  I'll be repairing my RX that's lay damaged since May 19 shortly and I'm hoping it's not the ordeal it should be! 

 

 

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