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About rd350ypvs

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  • First Name
    Andrew
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  • Lexus Model
    IS300 LE Edition, STR Jag
  • Year of Lexus
    2004
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Cumbria

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  1. https://usedcars.lexus.co.uk/en/used-lexus/Lexus/IS-F/50-s4bmmqu what you think?
  2. this problem https://www.clublexus.com/forums/is-f-2008-2014/821955-who-has-had-coolant-leak-around-valley-plate.html
  3. was reading that it is the actual sealent that goes off and coolant then leaks, if it is the water pump that causes this?
  4. How often does the problem with the leaking coolant in the valley plate raise its ugly head?
  5. rd350ypvs

    Decisions Decisions

    yeah tell me about jag reliability. I have ploughed more into the STR than i bought it for, still bang for buck you wont get a better price/performance car for the money. I just want reliability to be honest. Is the facelift version much better than pre ? Thanks
  6. Hi, after a bit of advice from maybe some unbiased posters ha I currently own a Lexus IS300 (4.5yrs) and a Jaguar S-type R (3.5yrs) Which would be the best out of these 2 to have as a daily driver. I am currently looking at both models Lexus ISF or Jaguar XFR My lexus honestly has been the best car i have owned after 2 previous IS200's My STR has the usual mods, pulley upgrade, re-map, caldoofy intake, WOT mod, Adamesh exhausts, currently running 370WHP, 440Crank hp Would the ISF be much difference in performance?? I know about the reliability of the Lexus, thats why I am more heading in that direction, my budget is upto £20K Cheers Andy
  7. rd350ypvs

    Drop Links ????

    Was loose caliper bolts. All sorted now
  8. rd350ypvs

    Drop Links ????

    Bad drop links ???? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kl0eQUolVl0
  9. rd350ypvs

    Sorry, Turned To The Dark Side

    Isn't the IS300 engine straight from the GS300 ???, anyway its a 2JZ-GE that was in the N/A supra so is a bloody good engine. Tuning potential is very good, I have always liked Lexus, but I think the IS200/300 is one of the best looking sedan car shapes ever, it really is a looker
  10. rd350ypvs

    Sorry, Turned To The Dark Side

    hi BRZ, like all cars the jag will be as reliable as most other cars if properly maintained. I have had the jag just over a year and it has had 1 full service that cost £300. On the other hand my IS300 just cost me £750 in a service, mot and new radiator. But its just the luck of the draw sometimes. I will say again though that if you had the Lexus IS300 with a ZF 8 speed and type r v8 engine it would be the perfect car, beauty, pace and grace haha
  11. rd350ypvs

    Sorry, Turned To The Dark Side

    the jag is going great Tony, the power and comfort is sublime. I have devoured plenty of bmw's which easily fail to keep up or try to accelerate away from me, it really is a wolf in sheeps clothing. now, the only complaint I have is honestly the IS300 is nicer to drive, not more comfortable wise just sharper, probably because its not 1870kg lol Also The stereo, a so called top of the range alpine with DSP zones and separate sub woofer is not a patch on the lexus's Mark Levinson stereo, the bass in the lexus is so tight compared to the boom sound in the STR, but since I prefer the sound of the V8 and supercharger its not a great loss. I still regularly drive the IS300 and I am glad that I do because the difference between a £50,000 and a £27,000 car I dont think is that much different i.e the IS300 punches above its wait easily But the jag has it really, but the IS300 I will never get rid of because it can tow the STR home when it breaks down haha
  12. Just picked up a nice S type R, keeping the is300 as the second car and probably will still be the most reliable but hell man, these type r's are fast hehe
  13. Hi, as topic title, loud slow creaking noises when turning slowly left or pulling up to stop. Mechanic had it on a lift and noticed that the Front lower control arm bushes where cracked and needed replaced. This has now been done but the same noise is still apparent but less noisy than before. Could it be another bush causing this??? The car has done 101,000 so may need all bushes replacing or bearings, just wanted to know which approach was the best cheers Andy