JohnS Dorset

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    IS200 SE Aero
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  1. What Did You Do To Your Is 200/300 Today

    Missing mine too. ...and regrets!
  2. What Did You Do To Your Is 200/300 Today

    I sold mine after years of great service, time to move onto something more practical. Would have loved to keep it but not an option at the moment, maybe later! A great car, great forum - thanks for the tips n tricks! I am sure I will be back!
  3. Help With Cam Belts...?

    The four bolts on the first one are to fit the pulley wheel onto the water pump. Have you tried carparts4less? Just put in your reg and you will get recommendations, free delivery and discount. Even if just to price check have a look. Good luck and enjoy the car.
  4. Can Anyone Identify This Rattle?

    Hope it has been resolved. Could it be water pump? I had a similar noise on mine a while ago I used a long handled screwdriver to listen to the horrendous noise coming from the steel pipe running from the back of the water pump towards the manifold covers. The water pump itself didnt sound too bad!
  5. Highest Mileage Is200?

    54 plate with 102789 miles - apart from regular 12 month/10k service, water pump and battery no other costs apart from fuel. Drives like it'll do another 100k. Hope I have not spoken too soon, but doubt it!
  6. Lexus Is200 White Spot Marks Around The Engine?

    Looks like a bit around the waterpump gasket area, did anyone spill some of it - that has got caught on a belt and spread around? Keep an eye on the coolant levels. If you have red/pink antifreeze it would dry pink?
  7. Caliper Piston Rewind Tool

    Hi There is an excellent post on the site somewhere with photos. This shows the job can be done with a pair of plumbers pipe grips. Sorry can't remember where I saw it. May have been in the GS or LS forum. Try searching using the search box top right. Had a quick look again.... http://www.lexusowne...hl= slider pin Not sure if first copy and paste will work, sorry!
  8. Oil In The Air Filter Box!

    Take off oil filler cap and check inside
  9. Front Discs/pads Pagid Or Mintex?

    I have been using Pagid discs and pads on the front for a while now, absolutely no problems so far. Also check out the prices on carpart4less you might save another ca£20. If you find Lexus will price match try it on.
  10. Just clocked up 100k. MOT in December and sailed through. 100k service yesterday - done by a mate who works for a prestige marque. Whilst in the servicing bay he gets lots of positive feedback on the looks and standard of build of this awesome car. All I've done is put on tyres when needed. Replaced discs and pads on front, pads on rear and a water pump in that time. I bought the car in 2010 with 40k. Service every 10k. Still a great car. Fuel consumption a bit higher than some of the other cars I have owned, mostly 2000cc. I am happy with the whole package overall! Good luck on your search for your IS200 - check out the 'What to look for' threads on this friendly, helpful and informative Forum.
  11. Key Problem

    Try using remote key near the boot/rear window that's where the sensor is. If it still doesn't work, you will have to put the key into the door lock and open car that way. Sounds like battery though CR1616?
  12. Brake Pads

    CARPARTS4LESS also do deals and supply Europarts. Web based and free delivery, look for discount offers.
  13. Leaky Sunroof

    Sorry Vasilis - I have had to clear mine recently and thought I had done this on tilt. As sjrainsford I also cleared by pouring water into channel and made sure it escaped. Some sites recommend blowing air from the bottom of the rear tubes.
  14. Leaky Sunroof

    You should see the rear ones with the sunroof on tilt! Some other posts warn that if you use anything to stiff you could disconnect the pipes, so beware!
  15. The Cars I've Owned List

    Owned from 1971 - Present date. * at the same time 1. Fiat 124 2. VW Beetle 1302LS 3. VW Golf 1600LS 4. Mazda 929L Estate LHD 5. Mazda 626 2.0 6. Mazda 929 coupe 7. Mazda 626 8. Suzuki Vitara 1.6 JX* 9. Vectra 1.8LS* 10. Lexus IS200 SE Aero Next car likely to be IS250 similar