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About mattl369

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    IS250 SE-L Auto
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  1. Apologies - my previous post didn't have the selling template. Regrettably I'm selling my IS250. Details below if anyone is interested. For sale: Lexus IS250 SE-L Multimedia Auto. 79k miles. 2009 facelifted model. Cadoxton Slate (Grey) with Cream Interior. Item Condition: Very good for the age. One or two very minor dings. No dents. Some very light scratches consummate with age. Drivers side wheel has some kerbing, but the other three are unmarked. Some minor stone chips. 2 almost new Michelin Primacy front tyres. Rear Pirelli's have plenty of life left. New Bosch battery (as recommended on here!) Leather is very good, but has the usual slight wear on the drivers side bolster. MOT due Oct 2019 Price and price conditions: £5600. Reasonable offers considered. Bank transfer on collection. Extra Info: Full Service History - 8 Lexus Service & One Lexus/Toyota Specialist stamps. I bought the car as a Lexus Approved Used Car from Lexus Guildford in Oct 2017 and intended keeping it long term, but circumstances have changed since and it's no longer used much at all. Also listed on eBay: Pictures: More on eBay Advert Contact Details: 07533852759 or PM here Location: North Bristol - Bradley Stoke Area Delivery & Conditions of Delivery: Pick up only in Bristol
  2. I know this topic has been done before, but has anyone actually managed to change their Auto Transmission Fluid? This is my experience of trying to change my IS250's fluid. This is something that's been going round my head for the last couple of months. My car is on about 72k miles and, although I know it's supposed to be sealed for life, I'm a bit skeptical and thought I'd do some preventative maintenance. On the whole, my gearbox is fine, but there are some occasions, though very occasionally, where I feel the changes are a bit 'un-lexus', but maybe it's just me. I decided to go ahead with a flush - mainly because I don't think my car is at the point where changing the oil at once would cause a problem and the amount of drain & fills it would take to change the oil would be 5 or 6. Also, there are loads of threads from the UK and US that say don't flush, but I couldn't find one where someone had said 'I've flushed my transmission with the correct fluid and it's broken'. I booked it into a transmission specialist. I ended up speaking to a person, who was the senior technician, 3 times to alleviate my paranoia. Essentially we agreed I would supply my own fluid (they use a generic one) and they wouldn't use the cleaner & conditioner (just do a straight swap of the fluid using their machine). I also felt stupid about asking them how they would check the oil level (knowing what a faff it is) and they knew how it needed to be done. Has anyone actually managed to get hold of the Toyota WS fluid? It seems to be available like running water in the US, but after trawling the internet there's nowhere online that sells it here. Lexus dealer wanted £15 a litre and seemed extremely reluctant to sell it to me so I gave up there. I tried the local Toyota dealership and asked for World Standard fluid, but when it came it was Dextron 3. They seemed to think WS fluid had been superseded/bettered by Dextron 3. At least that's what they said they would put in their cars if they need it (I was under the assumption that the Hybrids and latest Toyota autos ran on WS fluid). I felt a bit stupid questioning the guy (I'm sure he gets fed up of dealing with idiots like me who claim to know better after half an hour's internet research) but I'm pretty sure D3 and WS are not compatible. Isn't WS much thinner? Anyway, I didn't take the D3. I'm not superstitious, but having spent the last 3 weeks worrying about the situation, I took this as a sign it is not meant to be and gave up. I'll leave my transmission as it is! With my current mileage, it'll be at least 4 years before I hit 100k miles so hopefully there won't be any problems.
  3. Thanks for the responses guys. Should have said - it's an auto. I'll have a look and see if I can pinpoint the rattle. I originally thought it was coming from the door card, but now I'm not so sure. Yeah, unfortunately the Gen 3 ones were more than I wanted to spend. Isn't it the same engine/gearbox though?
  4. Evening All, I picked up a 59 reg IS250 SE-L on Monday. Really enjoying it at the moment, but I have a couple of questions: - I have used Spotify on my mobile through the aux port. Has anyone else noticed how the stereo highlights the variable quality of songs on Spotify? I had to keep adjusting the bass - the same settings had some songs sounding flat and others with far too much bass. At first of all I thought there was something wrong with it, but having tried an 'original' CD, I think it's OK. I know there are a few threads about the subs blowing - but I assume there wouldn't be any bass or a terrible noise if that was the case. - Mine has 71k on it and I would like to change the gearbox oil. I know it's supposedly sealed for life and draining it only removes about 1/4 of the fluid, but as this is the last 'normal' V6 Lexus sold in the UK, I intend to keep it a while. I've looked at a couple of threads, but has anyone in the Bristol area used anyone to drain/fill? The Lexus dealer I brought it from refused flat to contemplate changing it. - I've also noticed a rattle around the front of the door/right side of the dash in the corner. Is there a 'common' rattle here? If so, any ideas how to get rid of it? Many thanks! Matt