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    is300 sport Navigator Areo
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  1. P0430

    Code P0430 has come up on my is300, have cleared it a few times but comes back after couple of days., reader shows "catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold Bank 2" I assume this is the Lambda sensor that requires the drivers seat to be removed to unplug it..? Anyone done this before?
  2. Sluggish acceleration IS300

    Worth disconnecting the battery overnight, this should clear any "stored" faults in cpu. Also worth plugging in an OBD code reader, might show something like a faulty Lambda sensor which can bugger things up. Has the engine warning light come on?
  3. clocks gone pink!

    Had a pink moment, what you reckon?
  4. Warped Hubs?

    200 miles nothing, need at least 1000 for things to "bed in"
  5. Warped Hubs?

    ..but you didn't have the wheels balanced! As you know, they have the latest equipment for balancing wheels %100. They done mine, after some other muppet done them, and every wheel was out!! Cured a slight (but annoying) steering shake at 65mph. Go back and get them balanced!!
  6. Warped Hubs?

    ..but when these niggles are sorted, the car is the absolute dogs! Assume that you have removed and inspected the inside rims on all wheels for any signs of a buckle/flat spot? I notice you in Sussex, do yourself a massive favor and take car to Wheels in Motion. They are 85 miles from you in Chesham, but motorway miles. They will set tracking to correct spec, check wheels/tyres and then balance them "correctly" (not balanced on a worn out piece of crap in most tyre shops) The car will then drive perfect.
  7. Warped Hubs?

    Wouldn't have thought so, only if you were to brake. Sounds more like Tyre/wheel problem.
  8. Warped Hubs?

    Bit steep, £40ish is about right.
  9. Warped Hubs?

    He speaketh with un-forked tougue..
  10. Warped Hubs?

    After spending a fortune on mine, the cause turned out to be the n/s hub arm being slightly bent which in turn didn't let the disc spin 100% true which warped it after 1k miles. Reckon previous owner went down a BIG pothole at some point. To be honest the clue was in the boot, as the spare wheel was twisted! I'm not saying that this has happend to you guys cars, and that fitting a second hand assembly will cure your wobble, but it's a cheap fix and worth trying.
  11. Warped Hubs?

    No it doesn't, the hub assembly comprises of the flange, the bearing and the arm that the bearing is pressed into, so the whole lot together. Iv'e just been on ebay and searched for Lexus is200 front hub assembly, but none there at the moment, but that's what i'm talking about, the complete assembly not just separate components.
  12. Warped Hubs?

    Yep, I have been there mate, but after spending a fortune I fitted 2nd hand hubs and problem solved.
  13. Warped Hubs?

    So you get the wheel wobble when you put the brakes on yet you state that it is definitely NOT a brake can you be so sure???
  14. Warped Hubs?

    Didn't do myself, garage changed them for me, didn't look like a "hard" job but then again the car was on a lift and they had air tools! Wouldn't fancy doing it myself coz you know that a nut wont come off or something bad is gonna happen! local garage wont charge very much to swap the complete hub over. Get a quote first.
  15. Warped Hubs?

    Tbh, it's gonna be a gamble if a used hub/bearing assembly is good or bad, if no good then send it back! A bearing should spin freely with minimal noise (just slight noise from bearings) not spinning one turn and rough noise.