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About rincewind

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  1. Yes, the gradual coming back thing is perplexing. I really hope we can get to the bottom of this.
  2. I think your list is spot on. I’ve changed; Shocks (on third set) top mount lower ball joint i also removed LCA and inspected the large bush on it, looked fine. I’ve also had garages pull it all about, including the guy at WIM, they couldn’t find anything wrong. After 3 sets of different makes of shocks on it I can’t see that they are the problem(unless they all share the same design flaw - but why then is the clunking noise always on the right(drivers) side? I currently suspect the upper ball joint.
  3. Oh yes! I so agree. It almost makes me want to jack up the car to relax the suspension on a weekly basis just for it to go away for a short while.
  4. catnap, look forward to the results of your investigations. I'd love to get rid of the knock on mine
  5. I personally would get timing belt kit, water pump and ancillary belts from Lexus. I know its dearer but peace of mind is worth a lot. I've bought ancillary belts from eBay in the past and had to change them due to quality issues.
  6. 137,000 and still drives like new. And looks (almost) like new, now that I've had the wheels refurbed by Lepsons. That diamond cut has never looked better.
  7. Any suggestions as to where such a rig could be found? I'm in Essex, catnap is in Sussex.
  8. I'm not surprised, that's the same result as me. Ho hum, onwards and upwards...
  9. I'd go for the upper ball joint too, plus the upper control arm. I've had the lower control arm off on mine, the bush looked fine.
  10. Catnap I agree that it's almost certainly not the shocks. I've had 3 sets on mine, including adjustables and exactly the same noise has persisted. I did look at the top balljoint but didn't change it. I think the only way to get rid would be to change all bushes and balljoints. My worry is that may not do it...
  11. Please let us know if he finds anything
  12. It does sound like my noise. I've changed the shocks (twice), changed the top mount, and the noise has not gone away. I've also changed the lower balljoint. I've had a number of techs look at it and no one can find it. I've also pulled my hair out over this, having had more than a few attemps at curing it.
  13. Recommendations for touch screen stereo ?

    Bump on this one as I'm thinking the same. Anyone put an android unit in an IS200/300, and if so what are they like?
  14. :-) I'm following this thread because I've always had the 'knock' on the o/s front. I largely ignore it now but I'd still love to get rid of it
  15. Rich I'm replying so you know we care :-). That said, I've no idea what could be making those marks. I can't think of anything that is in close enough proximity - especially that one on the lower part of the damper. Anyone else?