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Hello Guy's -

Car Lexus IS200 SE @ 90K - 1999 (T)

Just got my Lexi a 90K service, the price was not bad for what it is (180.00). :)

I was happy untile they phoned me up - informing me whats needed.

1 new break pads (not so bad)

2 new shocks needed (not bad again)

here it comes the bomb shell - :tsktsk:

3 a new Catalsyt, runing on band 1 - @ £900.00 YES you are reading this right

its £900.00 - i dont know much about cars and its parts, i think that's a lot.

The way i see it, after thinking about......is

1 get a cheaper quote else where.

2 trade it in with an other newer Lexus - ( well its is getting older )

the main reson for this post is - i need help decideing what to do. please vote (1 or 2) or other. Please help me choose........... :winky:

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I vote ...

Get a high flow performance CAT from pro-lex for less than £300...... a bit of performance boost as a bonus :)

HERE

get the kazama exhaust as well and still work out alot cheaper!

You can save more money by getting those other parts they said you needed elsewhere as well......

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I vote ...

Get a high flow performance CAT from pro-lex for less than £300...... a bit of performance boost as a bonus :)

HERE

get the kazama exhaust as well and still work out alot cheaper!

You can save more money by getting those other parts they said you needed elsewhere as well......

great - thats a good idea :D new CAT with power sound good.........i am keeping my optionds open, BUT it has to be done by 31 JULY!!! MOT due,..... :hehe:

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Hi,

Another option is to buy a second hand CAT from the breakers.

Swift breakers might be able to help,im just trying to keep your options open :)

Swift Breakers 01903856568

Chips..

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thanks Guys;

after putting the post on the system, i use the WEB :mat: found a breakers web-site saleing used CAT's from 80 - £110.... But that's for a normal one.

was talking to my Bro (Subaru Impressor) get a second look - done that - result might be some-thing else.

i dont know the lingo but "the 1 or 2 elec parts that go into the CAT might be gone" well i know one thing it needs a GOOD look....

going to get the MOT and other bits done soon & going to see the real problem after that.....and see if i need an new CAT or not.

;)

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Update –

Be surprised – :o

Took Lexi to my local car garage; gave him some of the information……

1 – Need MOT

2 – Please check breaks (was told needs replacing)

3 – Have a look at the CAT (he knows about the Engine light been on)

I got the car the same day, that’s fine BUT one big difference, jobs that needed doing before the MOT compared from the information from LEXUS Dealer.

1 – Break pads & Disc’s changed (for front wheel) correct

2 – Nothing wrong with the CAT ? (very odd LEXUS informed me needs new one – and will not pass MOT!)

3 – MOT passed with no problems.

I am a bit confused :blink: why did LEXUS dealer asked me to change the CAT @ £900.00!!! – I have been driving the Lexi for over a week and the Engine light has not come on once (hope it stays that way).

If anyone has any ideas why, please post info.

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hay guys;

my engine light come on again (odd) :yawn: , it's odd coz the problem must not be the CAT but the sensor's - due to passing the MOT.

- another problem - the handbreak light not turning off. :offtopic:

- the Radio/Cd stoped working took all my CD's and got the "EER3" - and no i missed the 5 years.....

was thinking coz my LEXI is getting old - more problems will come out from the woodwork.........options -

1 repair the problems and carry on, & hope for the best -

2 part exchange my LEXI for another new one.

some times this is the best option....but need help to make my choice.

please help and give me some advise.... :winky:

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