rincewind

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  • First Name
    Paul
  • Lexus Model
    IS200
  • Year of Lexus
    2018
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Essex

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  1. rincewind

    Power Steering Failure - Adjusting Belt

    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
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    Power Steering Failure - Adjusting Belt

    You’ll need to remove the fans assembly to get access Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. rincewind

    Power Steering Failure - Adjusting Belt

    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
  4. rincewind

    Power Steering Failure - Adjusting Belt

    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
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    Power Steering Failure - Adjusting Belt

    And.... I’ve just looked in close up at that belt - it’s knackered mate, see the cracks in it. I would be changing all three belts if that were me. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Power Steering Failure - Adjusting Belt

    The power steering runs off its own belt, the one your hand is on in the third pic. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. rincewind

    Power Steering Failure - Adjusting Belt

    You’re correct, it the unit at the bottom left of the picture, under and slightly to three left of the water pump. If memory serves, it’s one bolt that needs loosening off a bit - the one a little bit up from the bottom left of the pic. Once slightly loose, get a long lever in between the pump and the block (e.g. long screwdriver or breaker bar) and yank on that to the left to tighten the belt, then tighten the bolt. I do wonder about the condition of the belt though to get that loose, so make sure it’s ok. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. I’ve got 142k on mine, I changed the rad at 135k as it had a slight weep on the top left. Whilst I was in there I also changed the water pump but on inspection the old one was fine - bearings were nice and smooth with no play. I also changed the ancillary belts at the same time. As said, these engines really are built to last. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. rincewind

    Spark Plug Gap

    I've just bought a set of Denso IK20TT. Do they come pre gapped to the correct setting? If not, IS200 on a 2004 plate - what should the gap be? EDIT: should have Googled first - found the answer. Cheers Paul
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    Spark plugs

    It’s an IS200 on a 2004 plate by the way Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Spark plugs

    I know it’s probably been asked many times. I’m looking at the Denso Iridium IK 20 plugs, but there seems to be a few variations. Will the IK 20 TT fit? The IK20 seems to have a different tip design to the TT variant in the eBay pics. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Bumping this to see if anyone's had any luck getting to the bottom the issue
  13. rincewind

    Front pads

    Thanks I’ll give the Bren I ones a try Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. rincewind

    Warped Hubs?

    All the time Steve. Changed the slide pins, shocks (on the third set), top mount, lower ball joint. All the rest seems tight, many people including WIM have looked at it and can't find it. Short of completely rebuilding the whole front suspension I'm at a loss. Paul
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    Warped Hubs?

    It's a strange one this. My IS200 has now done 140k, and I've not had any judder problem apart from very briefly when I replaced the front discs (OEM Lexus supplied) at around 80k. Run out was excessive, so I really cleaned the disc to hub face and the problem went away, never to return. It's like the problem I have still got the the o/s/f 'knock'. I've never found the problem, some cars have it others never do.