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    Noo bie
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  • Lexus Model
    IS 250 SE-L
  • Year of Lexus
    2007
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    Denbighshire

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  1. I usually do this when cleaning the slide pins on the calipers, an ideal time as the wheels off the car and you can get into the wing to clean the mud out - also a good chance to scrub the felt(ish) liner There is no liner there as John has said, theres a bit of a gap then the liner.
  2. Does that relate to a part that was replaced maybe - possibly the cam belt on an IS200 as they were not chains?
  3. This may be of interest - taken from information on the RAC web site. Whats the shelf life of petrol / diesel? Probably not as long as you think. Once you’ve put fuel in a jerry can or other container you only have a few months before the quality starts to fall away – even less if the fuel is contaminated in any way. Generally speaking, petrol has a shelf-life of six months if stored in a sealed container at 20 degrees – or just three months if kept at 30 degrees. The more it's exposed to heat, the more quickly it will go off. If the container isn’t sealed, you’ll be able to keep it for even less time. As for diesel, it can remain usable for between six and 12 months before becoming ‘gummy’ which, if used, can clog up filters and cause you issues with your engine. Mine has been off the road since mid March and has been used once a week, current tank level is around approx range of 250 miles. Guess theres a few months to go first before this issue above will need to be taken into account, cant really drive it any long distance to reduce whats in the tank due to the lockdown and should think the lockdown would be lifted soon, certainly before the above needs to be considered. I guess fuel stations will be ticking over slowly with people still using them at the moment, not sure on how much their tanks would hold from the point of view of shelf life on how often they are filled - do they check their fuels for effectiveness?
  4. I think everyone else would be of the same opinion, a 2007 with this issue will be untouchable by anyone who knows the lexus cars - look through ebay to see the value of these and they range from anything from £500 upwards for a 2007 high miler that is running fine. A PX against a 250 would be a better bet - almost similar mileage and one of the most reliable cars - same comfort and if opting for the auto model then a better drive. Your sister will already be used to driving the same size of car so there shoudl be no issue. the 250's are at a reasonable price at the moment, guess no one wants to buy the big engined cars anymore - a lot of bang for your buck as they say...
  5. Mine is a 2006 with 40k miles on it ... bought it in 2018 with 25k miles on it - had a full service history on it when i bought it and it had two plug changes !!! I think thats a bit excessive due to the mileage, would have liked to have seen the plugs when they were changed .... i have seen different posts where they have been in for over 100k and changed then and they have been ok...
  6. Flat battery - happenned to me a few months ago - same as yours in that everything fine one day, dead the next. Starting the car sounds like a machine gun. Battery replaced and all now good. About the right time for a battery to go also...
  7. Can see it better now - it looks like the centre box has actually been replaced as part of the ss system you can see where this has been joined by a pipe adapter at point 0:29 in the video. Reason why these manufacturers/fitters of the ss systems do this is because they would need to replace the two cats on the centre section (car has 4 cats in total with two on the exhaust that you can see in the video) but as you can see in the video at the same point 0:29 the manufacturer has kept the spring expansion joint which is good if it is as per the original spec. The shop that done mine years ago just cut that off and welded it together so there was no expansion joint. In that case, if the jointt is fitted to the exhaust as per spec, then, if it was me, i would replace the back boxes as the first step to see how that helps. It may also be good for you to keep the centre box if you can as thats the point where a lot of original exhausts rot, just there the gasses escape from the box so if it is an ss box then it will last a lot longer than stock.
  8. May be worth a go getting intouch with powerflo as mentioned above - think you may need a reciept unless they took the car detail to act as the guarantee but they may be able to resolve it cheaper than the replacement. It looks like from the last picture, on the left side of the image of the exhaust, that they have kept the original centre resonator .... looks like the ss exhaust has been joined onto the system after the resonator? There is what looks like a black sooty mark also on the join unless that is a shadow? I can remember wire wool being used in the past to quieten exhausts down (bunging the boxes up with it but it does not last and this may create a lot of back pressure and interfere with the exhaust sensors
  9. Ebay item numbers 172832886475 - this is the centre section 163085024957 - this is the rear section Taking it back to stock you would need to replace these sections - chances are that the car has had a cat back system fitted which is from the centre resonator to the exhaust boxes - the company that fitted the ss exhaust may have chopped off the flange needed to connect the centre to the first part of the system so before doing any buying you will need to see if that is the case, if it is then you will need to buy a straight pipe adapter to fit centre to existing pipe. Fitting would best be done at an exhaust garage and best to take it there first to see what they can offer. I would suggest replacing the boxes first to see if you could cope with that noise reduction then the centre section next but i would imagine the whole lot would need replacing.
  10. yes, its an aftermarket, stainless steel. They do create a drone as you are experiencing and its at motorway speeds around 70mph. Theres no easy work around for it Had it on my last IS when i moved to a stainless one and it killed the car - my only work around reducing the noise was to drive it in manual mode using the gears (paddle shift operation - 4th and 5th seemed to work well but revs remained high so i did not like driving it like that) Replacing the central resonator helps as i butchered it eventually and made my own. Replaced the central resonator with an IS200 resonator which fitted good but still needed a bit of fettling but it helped but not quiet enough to stock. Best to source a mild steel one if you cant live with yours - sure someone on ebay will enjoy the noise yours creates. Cost would be in the region of £300 to £400 for a full system
  11. Wife had this issue on her Vauxhall - it would either work fine, flash eratically or not at all. After a bit of investigation i found the connection to the bulb was corroded and while it looked ok when i tried to clean it / bend it a bit, it fell out. It was the long metal strip within the bulb socket. I fixed it by soldering a bit of wire to the holder and to the connection. Its not happenned since. Not saying it is this but worth a look see.
  12. Might be worth you buying a few as they are always popping off