Lucazade

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  • First Name
    Luca
  • Lexus Model
    IS200
  • Year of Lexus
    2001
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Cambridgeshire

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  1. I think I've found it via this pic on eBay. How to get to it, however, is another matter ...
  2. I think you're referring to the radiator plug: if so, I got that one already. It's the engine drain plug that I'm struggling to find, as in the diagram it seems behind the inlet manifold. Is that accessible from underneath after removing the plastic shields?
  3. I have checked the servos and they seem to work fine, moving as I changed the temperature and/or air distribution. So I think it's safe to exclude them as the culprit. As there was a bit of dry weather yesterday afternoon, I looked into changing the coolant but I cannot find the engine drain plug: has anybody got a pic or know how to reach it?
  4. Blower fan works fine. There's no heat with either AC on or off. I was thinking to do a flush, as I need to change the coolant anyway. I might do the matrix separately. Thanks for the inputs, guys: I'll check the servos at the weekend and tool up for a coolant change as well, weather permitting.
  5. I wonder whether it's the heater matrix, to be honest. I've just checked the pipes going into the firewall and one was hot and the other just a tad less hot. Doesn't it indicate the water is flowing through? Could there be another reason there's no heating, maybe a faulty servo, such as the airmix motor 87106H (or 87106J for "mode") in this diagram?
  6. Any help is appreciated. I've just checked the radiator hoses and they are exactly as you suggested - i.e. top one hotter than bottom one. As it's a sunny day, the commute home wasn't a problem but I dread tomorrow morning (it's forecast to be 3-4C at he time I'll be leaving home). My car has 153k miles and I really want to keep it, but I already have to get the rear jacking points sorted for the MOT, and if the heather matrix is such a big job, I'll have to consider other options 😞
  7. Thanks for the reply. Both radiator and expansion tank (behind the rad) are full. I didn't know there are two filling points, but that's good to know as I plan to replace the coolant mix soon. The car has no heating whatsoever, from the moment it starts until it stops, after 1h drive in a mix of A and city roads. Some heat seeps through from the exhaust, but that's minimal. The aircon keeps blowing to try to reach the temperature I set (anything up to 28C), with no luck. Turning the AC off does not make a difference. I assume the thermostat is working as the car doesn't overheat and warms up relatively quick, as it used to. The issue started last Sunday, during a 100 miles trip.
  8. The other day the heating stopped working: aircon fine, but now it's getting cold it's a pain to demist the windscreen. The thermostat seems fine as the coolant gauge shows engine temperature to go up as usual and stays in the middle. Does anybody know if this could be the heather matrix (as someone as suggested in the past) and how difficult it is to diagnose/fix?
  9. You might have better luck asking in the is220 forum
  10. This one? https://lexus.7zap.com/en/eu/lexus+is/242210/gxe10r-aefvkw/3/5102/510749c/#52271D
  11. Herbie, many thanks for pointing it out: I completely missed the link button and assumed it would become an active link automatically - my fault. However I'm a bit surprised that you'd need to sign up, as I made the link public. I'll double check next time I do it.
  12. That's a generic pic, as per description: " Using the jacking locations as specified in your car's handbook [...]" There's no Haynes manual for the IS200, AFAIK but happy to be corrected as I searched for a while. However there's this Lexus document which is a bit clearer. 008 lift and support locations.pdf
  13. It's the place the manual says to use, with a visibly reinforced (i.e. thicker) weld. And I used the jack that comes with the car. It cracked because of rust, plain and simple, otherwise it would have bent.
  14. Not trying to be funny, but this is the forum of the 1st Gen IS200. You might get better response in the 2nd Gen forum.
  15. So today I decided to check the rear brakes as one of the calipers seems to be binding. Put the jack under the car and started lifting, then only a couple of cms up the car went back down. Took the jack off and checked underneath: https://1drv.ms/f/s!AkpCntm7XIBuhOJOy6tI3WslFy97fw Luckily the wheel was still on, and even more luckily I wasn't under the car. So remember folks: always use stands, even if the rust seems insignificant.