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    IS 300 Sportscross
  • Year of Lexus
    2003
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    Buckinghamshire

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  1. PS to last... NSF was also out but not as bad..
  2. Thanks for looking and advice... OSF / drivers side is the latest one that is the problem.. but as having owned the car for over 10years there is no rhyme or reason as to which one is the problem, as in the past faulty or problem discs has been measured on both wheels.. I will add that this time though the slider pins were slightly rusty, and also the discs them selves showed rust spots (BTW they were brand new).. but that was maybe due to car not being really used due to lockdown??.. Prior issues though and current ones are the same.. Bloody steering wheel wobble.. currently around 40MPH and above.
  3. I have bought them anyways.. so will do a bed and then report back.. eek
  4. Hi Guys... any of you still running your babies... cos I am back here again lol.. I still have and love my baby but the braking steering wheel wobble issue is back again.. Aghhhhh.. Other than that she is perfect.. and not cost me anything abnormal costs to run, other than annual service and tyres etc.. oh and fluids.. and MOT, and an exhaust back box.. other than that all good as not yet gone all electric myself .. lol.. once a petrol head always a petrol head..!! Anyway.. I am now biting the bullet I should have done years ago and spending some money on an after market brake upgrade. As I feel the issue is excessive heat in the discs causing the prob. So query is.. are EBC Slotted and Redstuff Pads the way to go.. has anyone any experience of EBC products.. ?? I was originally looking at Brembo, but my mechanic said they have stopped using Brembo due to quality problems.. Any feedback appreciated.. Thanks Damo
  5. I promised once to upload some pictures.. so here we go... This is my Baby.. I am the same as most of you on here, we all love our babies...!! I will keep this car on the road and with me always, regardless of owning any other car in the future... .
  6. Hi Guys... Just thought I should check in again since my last post with an update... All good so far since the new discs and pads on the front end were fitted last month, I have done approx 1000 miles on them so far and have had no problems, i.e. steering wheel judder. The only thing I have done any different to previously is to bed the brakes in following the advice on this site The advice makes sense and is not something as a process I have been told to do before, other than to take the first couple of hundred miles easy (which I always did anyway).. but I was not being told why or how to do that... It makes sense though when you read the advice in the link, I am sure many of you already know this process for bedding in new brakes, but for me it was quite a revelation. All the best Damo
  7. Hi Guys .. and a happy Bank Holiday to you all! UPDATE FROM ME. In case it helps anyone?? for context I first posted to this thread back on the 1st October 2015 , after having gone through 3 sets of new discs and pads on the front end of my Sportscross in about 2 years, but was still having problems, then in desperation I had a big investigation done last year that threw up a problem with worn LCA's as well as faulty discs. So after getting that all fixed thought that was the end of my problems, However please see my update below. Since I had my LCA's replaced and other work done on my car which also included new front discs and pads almost a year ago to the day (24th August 2017), . All was good for the first 2.5k miles, then a approx 4 months ago the wobble started to return. Indistinguishable at first but gradually getting worse as time went by, even at 30mph. I therefore last week returned the car to my local garage that done the work last year, as I wanted at least to be able to get any parts they had fitted if found to be faulty to be replaced under warranty. However it transpires after they road tested the car and then checked it out, that the wobble this time was an issue with the front discs only, FYI they had only done approx 4.5k miles since being fitted last August. Diagnosis was - "Serious judder on steering wheel when braking - Very Bad!" That was there own diagnosis, but exactly the same problem as previous issue I had had before they made the repairs last year, and also before then on other occasions since owning the car which I had tried to get sorted out previously and had always been diagnosed as brake disc issues by various mechanics. Fault Description was - "Disc run out of 0.06mm on outside face of O/S/F disc. 0.01mm on all other faces of both front discs." To cut a long story short they have replaced the front discs and pads, but also checked out the front suspension and LCA's to make sure there was not any other issues, and since getting the car back all is good again. To invoke the warranty on the parts (discs), they had to make a claim to the parts supplier which was ECP and send off the faulty discs for them to validate the claim.. Anyway 2 days later I got a call to say the claim had been accepted and a refund was made back to me.. BTW I always have OEM parts fitted to my car, most of them have been supplied by Lexus direct. As an aside, the faulty disc according to my mechanic had a blue spot on it, i.e. a hot spot from overheating on just one spot (and as measured by the DTI) which meant the disc was warped / had a high spot in just one place causing the judder. That said they could not find any issue with the calipers, slider pins or anything else with the brake assembly or hub that would have caused this. This link may be of use to explain it better than I can https://www.championautoparts.eu/technical/light-vehicles/brakes/technical-tips/brake-judder.html If I have another problem then I will post again, but if it transpires to be a brake disc issue I will probably go for Mtec Performance drilled and grooved discs rather than OEM ones. https://www.mtecbrakes.com/ - My thoughts being that having only done 115k miles approx and being on my 7th set of front discs already there must be an issue with the OEM parts. Anyway, just posting as an FYI - not sure how helpful it is to anyone, but I definitely share your pain!!! Best wishes Damo
  8. So here I am back here again....... I went online originally to check my thread on a car I bought back in 2010 with hardly any miles on it as I bought it off a mate and it was his wife's ride... It is now my daily ride and I have personally put 100K+ miles on the clock since I bought it.... I have had some issues since then, so see my related posts, but all is good now...Touch wood as they say... The wheel wobble, steering, brake issue. brakes and hubs??? seems to have all been down to LCA's... appreciate that was my cars prob and not yours..... but my advice is to still check out any suspension parts before or part of brakes renewal. I have now done 3K on the car since all the work I had done last year and it is a joy to drive... Like Brand new!! Best wishes to all on this thread.. it has been very helpful and def helped me to narrow the issues down.. Have a great 2018 all.. Best Damo
  9. My son had one of those IS 220D... total crap..... cost lots of money as he bought 2nd hand... and he ended up scrapping it as it wasn't worth fixing in the end... He now drives a VW golf GTi...I can't change his mind anymore because of the crap the lexus diesel gave him at the time..
  10. Best car.... My Alfa Romeo Alfa 6.... rare as rocking horse ****.. less than 500 RHD one's made worldwide-- Mine had twin round headlights though..... It was a mafia staff car... front end looked like a BMW 3 series of back in the the day, and the back end of a Cadillac... Drove down the M3 just after I bought it and pulled into a petrol station to fill up and and never had so much interest from people for a car I had owned... Apart from my Sportcross now that is!! Sold it years later with 6 leaking Dell' Orto Carbs and body rust on it, and apparently it was going to be shipped to Japan for loads of money!
  11. Quick update from me for those that requested I post back ... I have now done just over 1000 miles since my last posts on this thread and all is still good since the work that was done on the car in August, with no return of the dreaded steering wheel wobble issues under braking. In fact the car is driving just as good now after 112k miles, as when I first got it with 12k miles on the clock..... That said and fingers crossed, I hope this post doesn't put a curse on it!! As an FYI - the last 1000 miles undertaken have been a mix of distances and duration, including both local and motorway miles.
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