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  1. I had a similar sound on my is200 but coming from the drivers side. The problem was a dry inner wheel bearing seal. Remove the wheel, caliper and the caliper mounting bracket plus the disc then squirt some light oil or r40 into the gap at the rear of the hub-to try and lubricate the seal. Assemble and go for a test run to see if the sound is still there. Mine was quiet for a couple of days and then came back. I had a new wheel bearing and seals fitted - all ok now. Hope that might help.
  2. Had the same problem on our is200. Rattle at 2200 rev/min but only when accelerating. It was the heat shield around the exhaust-about half way down under the car. Cured by clamping the heat shield to the exhaust pipe with a large jubilee clip. Hope that helps.
  3. A while ago I had the same problem with my is200. Left my Samsung phone switched on in the centre dash compartment while parked and the alarm went off. Not left my phone in since-no alarm.
  4. Thanks for the replies. Had a look at a GS250 Luxury a couple of weeks ago. Looked good in the pics-not so good in the flesh. l know it was a 6year old car but scratches on the rear bumper, moss around the Windows & the seats could have done with a clean. The salesman said - oh just been sold 10 mins ago - so not disappointed, it wasn't the one. So while in the area called at Robinsons brewery for a few bottles - so not a wasted journey!
  5. Hi all, I have been an is200 owner for the last 15 years - 1st a manual & now an auto. Both great cars. So going to have a look at a GS250. Any thoughts or pointers souls be most welcome. Thanks in advance.
  6. I 2nd the above. Last year travelled from Derbyshire to WIM to get the alignment properly set on my is200. Can recommend.
  7. Hi all, Oil and filter change today. Can't see how the oil filter can be removed without taking off the engine under tray.
  8. Hi all, Cleaned & greased the front brakes on my is200-could tell they needed doing with the steering wheel woble at speed and the creaking sound when parking. The slide pins were sized-used molykote grease, see how that performs.
  9. Hi, Just a thought,try cleaning the contacts on the door interior light switches. Be careful not to lose the wire as there isn't much spare (tie a piece of string just behind the spade connector). Hope this helps.
  10. Passed, 73000 miles still drives and looks like new.
  11. Hi, Removed rear brake pads cleaned & regreased. Also adjusted hand brake-ready for test tomorrow on my 2004 is200 auto.
  12. I use silicone sealant for my no. plates. Rough up the surfaces to ensure a good key then use masking tape to hold in place.
  13. Hi all. I am looking for a weatherproof top cover for my is200. With provision to fit over the rear mounted roof areial. Any help appreciated.
  14. I can also recommend wheels in motion at Chesham, Sorted my is200-worth the journey.
  15. Just clocked 123456 miles today. In my partners 2000 is200 6speed (was mine up to about 5yrs ago when I bought my 2004 is200 auto). She says it's still my car just in her name! Good to drive an auto and manual.