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  1. I’m not too far - just outside Epping in Essex. Let’s try to get to the bottom of this. I’ll probably be keeping the car for a while yet (had it 13 years so far), and it’s been rock solid so far. I’m probably going to change it for a Tesla Model 3. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Where are you mate? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Bushing looks ok though. The fact that the noose goes away briefly when it’s all been relaxed seems to point to shock or top mount, but both have been changed on mine. I’ve changed: Top mount Shocks (x3) Lower ball joint Drop links Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Thanks - I was looking at that as a possibility. Now excluded from the list. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Have you looked at the upper ball joint, the one on the end of the wishbone? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. I share your frustration. It’s the only thing that spoils the car. I’ve thought hard about what it could be and not yet got to the bottom of it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Catnap, I’m really keen to hear the result of this. I’ve had 3 sets of shocks on mine all to no avail. As you said though, the noise deffo goes away for a short while when the suspension has been relaxed. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Hi all, is this an integral part of the upper wishbone or can it be changed on its own. It’s this balljoint I’m referring to https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F392237822390
  9. Anyone know if the upper ball joint is an integral part of the wishbone I.e. it all needs changing, or can the balljoint be changed on its own? On mine it seems to be pressed in to the wishbone.
  10. I put new KYB shocks on mine, it made no difference at all, knock still there.
  11. Doog442 I’ve had my IS200 for nearly 13 years and never been able to get rid of the ‘knock’. Pretty much given up now, just ignore it.
  12. Yep, the fan assembly bolts to the rad via (I think) four bolts. Remove bolts and lift out. There are two electrical connections to the fans that need to be disconnected first. This is from memory when I did the job two years ago though so a bit hazy now. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. You’ll need to remove the fans assembly to get access Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Nip on to YouTube and search for Project Altezza - Service 1G FE Engine - Belts Install Part 1 There’s also parts 2 - 5 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. If the water pump belt let’s go you’ll have no cooling either. It’s a bit awkward changing them but quite doable. I must admit I changed mine whilst I had the rad out to change that. I also put a new water pump in while I was there - at 140k it made sense, even though the original turned out to still be nice and tight. Tbh, these are the only parts I’ve ever needed to change under the bonnet outside of normal service items. These cars are so well made. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk