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  1. Speed Equips lexus is200

    Great job Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  2. So Whats Your Profession?

    Was an electronics engineer on radars in the RAF for 11 years, but left to pursue a career change into programming. Moved between contract work and permanent roles for the next 11 years within the finance industry. Currently in my 8th year as Lead Business Intelligence Developer for a challenger bank in Reading.
  3. My admiral multicar policy has independent NCD, although I did negotiate a bit of a boost on the second one initially as part of the deal to take the policy. Both are now at max, and I an take it with me if I removed one and go elsewhere.
  4. 2001 GS 430 cut out and wont start

    Great result. Odd it didn't throw a code though.
  5. Speed Equips lexus is200

    good choice with the 1uz, more tuning choice and stronger stock internals than the 2uz or 3uz, if you decided to boost it later as well
  6. 2001 GS 430 cut out and wont start

    You didn’t mention refuelling in the original post. When was it refuelled compared to the cut out and non-starting problem? How low on fuel before the fill up? I’d expect issues to show very quickly if the fuel was so poor that is resulted in not-starting, there’s not a whole heap of fuel in the lines to flush out before hitting fuel from the tank (I don’t recall if there is a loop back to the tank on the 430, which would make it an even shorter time). Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  7. 2001 GS 430 cut out and wont start

    Ok, fair enough. Does the flashing security light go out when the ignition is on? (Just in case the immobiliser has kicked in) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  8. 2001 GS 430 cut out and wont start

    Did the guy say he'd read the codes with his equipment? Were there any codes stored?
  9. Lowering Springs for mkII GS300

    No experience with those brands, but ran RSR lowering springs on my gen 1 GS300 Sport, and GMax lowering springs on my gen 2 gs430 Sport. Both gave no problems. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  10. Speed Equips lexus is200

    Nice looking IS. Aero's are by far the best factory alloys they did on the IS B)
  11. Engine problems at 4000 revs

    Are there any lights on on the dash? Limp mode can do this. Knock sensor problems for example, can cause limp mode to kick in. It is normally accompanied by the Check engine lamp though. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  12. Hello from West Sussex - new GS430 owner

    Welcome to LOC B) The GS430 is an awesome car for the money. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  13. Is 250 II brakes upgrade

    I’d say it was a good move. Regardless of the adequacy of the stock brakes, if you don’t have 100% confidence in them when they are pushed hard (I never did on any of my GS’s), then it is worth the work. Even if yours aren’t right in some way, fixing the stock ones, or going for a much better option, is a no brainier IMO. Especially as we all know, the sliding calipers are commonly “problematic” on most lexus models. Unfortunately, I’ve no idea how easily they fit, but it sounds like it has been done before, and the other lexus models that have those calipers as stock, run 17’s as an option. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  14. GS430 Suspension

    Nope, afraid not. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  15. That’s pretty much what mine gave too Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  16. I have a set with my winter tyres on. As I’ve now sold the GS, I am planning to remove the tyres and sell the wheels on. I can do some pics if you like? As you have discovered, they do crack, so the rears have been professionally repaired on the inner edges when they were refurbished. Where are you located, just in case you wanted to have a look? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  17. IS300 2JZ-GE NAT #no compromise

    nice job on the lights
  18. IS300 2JZ-GE NAT #no compromise

    That mani does look pretty sweet
  19. GS300 MK2 exhaust and MOT question

    Yes, if you can stop the blow, then it should pass the MOT with no issue. 9 times out of 10, a blow is more of a problem as it skews the emissions numbers and fails on those. It would have to be an epic blow to fail on that alone, ie noise. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  20. Disclaimer: As always, this is a guide only and I accept no responsibility for any damage or injury that maybe sustained through following these guidelines. One thing that was really annoying me was when driving at low speeds, the slightest bump would give a rattling noise from the front of the car. The culprit being the worn/rusted slide pins allowing the caliper to move slightly and the metal on metal ,slide pin and caliper mount, clanking together. Tools required (excluding wheel removal): 1. Large screwdriver or lever 2. 17mm open ended spanner 3. 14mm ring spanner 4. Copper grease 5. Hammer 6. 21mm socket 7. flat blade screwdriver or chisel. OK, now down to the nitty gritty. Jack up vehicle and support on axle stands, please see this topic for wheel removal etc --> clicky 1. At this point it is easier for access if you turn the wheel, although this is not neccesary it made photographing easier too. You now need to undo and remove the bolts on the slide pins at the top and botton of the caliper. you will need a 14mm spanner on the bolt on the rear, and a 17mm open ended spanner to hold the slide pin to stop it turning. You may not need the 17mm spanner, it depends on how free the bolt unscrews. You don't want the rubber boots twisting too much so have the 17mm available just in case. top. bottom 2. You now need to push the pistons back slightly so that the calipers come off easier. I use a large screwdriver through the piston and into one of the disc vents. Lever towards yourself to push the pistons back slightly. 3. Now remove the caliper 4. Support the caliper (I use an axle stand). for the rest of the overhaul, I have removed the caliper mount to make it easier to photograph 5. The caliper mount showing the dust boot. The slide pins just pull out. If the grease has hardened, they can be hard to budge. A bit of penetrating oil helps free them up a bit and aid removal. 6. We need to remove and renew the boot if it is damaged or split. I used an old chisel and a hammer to remove. 7. Now we need to put the new dust boot on. For this you need to thread the rubber boot into a 21mm socket. Make sure the whole of the rubber part is inside the socket and the socket is resting on the metal washer. 8. Now offer up the socket and boot to the caliper mount and using a hammer gently tap it in. Be careful that you don't catch the rubber boot between the socket and washer/caliper mount. 9. Now the new slide pins. One is referred to as the Main slide, the other as the sub. Not sure why but there you go, the "main" is the one with the indent around the tip. This will hold the bush, which is just a rubber ring in reality and is slipped over the "main" slide pin, 10. Now just apply lithium grease to the pin and slide it in. Re-assembly is just the reverse of the removal. Slide pin bolt torque is 34 Nm (25 ft lbs). Any questions, please shout. Part numbers for fronts: 2 x 47715-22070 Pin, Cylinder Slide 2 x 47715-30060 Pin, Cylinder Slide 2 x 47769-50010 Bush, Cylinder Slide 2 x 47775-30070 Bush Dust Part numbers for rears: 2 x 47715-22070 Pin, Cylinder Slide 2 x 47715-22080 Pin, Cylinder Slide 2 x 47769-50010 Bush, Cylinder Slide 2 x 47775-30070 Bush Dust
  21. IS300 2JZ-GE NAT #no compromise

    I'm assuming that 61.885 is a typo? As you say, and as I understood it, the 2JZ-GE and 2JZ-GTE are the same, but if swapping bits about, you'd need to get the correct bearing based on the numbers on the block, crank and rods. Maybe the crank has been "worked" before and the bearings not replaced? If its still under the max tolerance, its probably ok, but I'm sure there are probably folk on one of the supra forums that might be more in the know.
  22. New member with first Lexus

    Welcome to LOC B) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  23. New member saying hello

    Welcome to LOC B) Looks a nice motor. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  24. WALD rear lip for IS220d

    B) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  25. Lexus IS250 2008-2010 new project

    Good work dude B) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro