iFF 2011

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    IS200 SE
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  1. Mines currently on 173k as a daily driver, still smooth and quick, replaced the rad and powersteering pump around 160k only since i owned it from mid 2011 at 110k, when i first bought it the mileage didnt put me off as these cars have a good reliability and the previous owners kept it well as it was mint, since then i changed the oil at exactly 10k intervals.
  2. Lexus Wheel Bearing Kits

    Good to know u resolved it, i learnt that when i had my private work car, thought it was bearings, made lots rumbling noise, garage said change the tyres as bearings looked ok and it did the trick, stay away from dirty cheap brands. You can get genuine toyota bearings from ebay for a lot cheaper.
  3. New Radiator Time!

    Thin one was a manufacters upgrade to save manufacturing costs, same fitment and everything, does the same job, no less or more, unless you count it towards weight reduction, easy job, you can't go wrong. Just make sure you don't break any fan plugs or cable clips as at 135k, they will be brittle.
  4. Lexus Wheel Bearing Kits

    Have you checked tyres, poor quality and cheap tyres can sometimes make sounds as if the wheel bearings knackered.
  5. Back Tyres Wear More?

    Take it back, it should be a free check to see whether its still in alignment settings they left it on and whether they done anything wrong, check your shocks and springs if they upto standard.
  6. The 2nd method my auto locksmith tried it on my 99 is200 and it worked @ians200, but it forgets the key a while after but now there is another method i will try that on my day off.
  7. Thats not the whole hub anyway, just the bearing kit, you will need a machine press to do this so a garage is recommended which could charge £30-£60 depends on area, but that is the bearing you need for the front, bear in mind that if you buy a 2nd hand hub, it must be of low mileage and age otherwise say in 6 montha it goes again etc.
  8. Do you know if its the bearing for sure, could be a poor quality tyre, happens you know, did you get it diagnosed, bearing grinding is an mot failure if serious play.
  9. Back Tyres Wear More?

    After i fitted new springs and i gave it 2k mile wear in mileage and then replaced all 4 tyres as old ones wore unevenly before suspension replacement, i had the geometry reset and now all my tyres wear equally and last longer, sure i've done 15k and still more than half to go, bear in mind i have a heavy right foot and lowering springs to handle the speed into corners, you best book a wim appointment. It'll drive in a straight line and your fuel economy will go up slightly.
  10. Well believe or not i just learnt how to change the taps on my bath to a shower mixer and also had to cut back the old cooper pipe as it was leaking to put new push fit hoses on so i can say that i pick up things easily as i never done it before and always called in the plumbers but by looking on youtube for the cambelt change for the is200 i certainly thought it looked easy so i shall look forward to the summer lol
  11. why is that Chris, good thing i asked here, although i never done one before, so its just a thought for now.
  12. Thanks ChrisIS200SportTTE, i wish i had the lexus aero pack though, would set it nice with the ride hide etc IanS200 nice one lol when it goes bang i'll have to find the wheels in four different locations haha I shall get the cambelt done asap ravi, might try it myself if i have time.
  13. Cost is not a worry as i do all the easy to get to work myself. But thanks anyway guys.
  14. Well it looks like new, believe me or not, i looked after it very well as my friends say, has no corrosion anywhere, underside waxoyled, it runs smooth, passed last mot easily so its all good for another year, but i was just wondering if should go in to changing the cambelt or let it snap as an engine swap will keep rest of the car running for years.