J Henderson

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    IS 250 F-Sport
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    2011
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  1. I would second replacing the brakes yourself and save a fortune. No special tools required, just basic spannering. Touching something like the brakes on a car can be intimidating if you have little to no previous experience, but it is a very straightforward process. Pushing the piston back can usually be done with your bare hands. Just remove brake fluid reservoir cap, place the new pad in position and push against it. Failing that, you can buy a specialist tool for £10-15 to do it. Even if you have no tools whatsoever and have to go out buy a 100pcs socket set from Halfords to do the job, you'll still not spend anywhere near £850. If you'd still prefer not to attempt to DIY, by all means buy the parts yourself and have a local garage fit them for you. Again, even if you buy genuine Lexus discs & pads, it'll cost nowhere near £850. Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  2. Rear tyres are an uncommon and pricey size, so pay attention to their condition. Manual gearbox cars can be had for a bargain, but that's because the road tax on them is £500+ Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  3. A far simpler swap would be GS450h brakes, which are also 4-pots and bolt right up to an IS. Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  4. Just checked mine and it's the same. All servicing and MOTs are recorded like they should be, but the mileages are All incorrect. Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  5. Definitely not Lexus wheels that I'm familiar with, but they do look pretty smart. What size are they? 18 inch? If you remove one of them from the car, the manufacturer name or some other markings that could help identify them ought to be stamped on the inside somewhere.
  6. Yes that's a lot, but then 255/40-18 is a really expensive size in general. I would switch to 245/40-18 on the rear if you need 2 tyres. I did, and it cost me £450 for a full set of Michelin Pilot Sport 4. Whereas, it would've been nearly £600 if I stuck with the 255s on the rear.
  7. Just a stupid 'computer says no' issue on Lexus' end. If I remember correctly, I was also told the same - that they wouldn't fit my IS250. I had to agree that if I ordered them I wouldn't be able to send them back. Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  8. There's also Climair, which I used to have, but like the Heko ones, they sit in the window channel and have potential issues like damaged rubbers and your windows not actually being properly closed. Better off with the genuine Lexus ones. Yes, they're way more expensive but they stick to the door frames and don't impact on the integrity of the window or it's ability to close. They also look miles better, imo. https://www.lexuspartsdirect.co.uk/parts/lexus-is/lexus-is-phase-ii-2006-2013/lexus-is-2006-2013-exterior-interior/lexus-is-phase-2-wind-deflectors/
  9. Had to replace a fuse on my car after I blew out the one for the passenger side window this morning, which left the window in a partially open state and unable to move. Lesson learnt - bad things can happen when you try and open windows that are frozen shut... ❄️❄️
  10. It should do. I'm not a Spotify user but other stuff like SoundCloud, YouTube, iPlayer etc all work fine. Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  11. That's not a symbol I'm familiar with and I use cruise control all the time. Can't see anything similar mentioned in the manual either. Unless earlier cars are different, the green "CRUISE" to signify that it's available, is all there is that appears on the dash.
  12. Never removed one before but I'm pretty sure they're bolted in. How are you trying to access them? From underneath, or by peeling back the arch liner? Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  13. H&R are a top Brand. Would love to see how your car looks with the 35mm drop. Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  14. Rear window blind is another "tell" to identify an SE-L. Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk