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  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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:!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.
  6. I've just fitted a pair of Mintex front discs ( and noticed the holes for the studs are 2-3mm larger. I've contacted Mintex but obviously can't expect a reply before Monday at least. I've seen on some Youtube videos that there should be some spacers, probably to protect the thread on the hubs too. However there's nothing in mines, and I don't recall anything on the old ones (which are now at the skips). I can't see anything about it in the service manual, so I wonder if it's just me or others have the same. Thanks
  7. I need to replace the bushing of the N/S 2nd control arm. It seems fairly straighforward, but I'm surprised of the torque figures I've found on the Internet: 119 Nm for the bushing's bolt, *249* Nm for each of the two bolts to the main lower control arm. Is that correct? If so I'll need a new wrench as mine only goes to 210Nm.
  8. How do you check the fluid level on the automatic transmission? In my IS200 it seems to be above the second (top) notch irrespective of the engine temperature - see pic.
  9. BTW - how do Toyota part numbers work? I'm after the cylinder head cover gasket, which according to toyodiy should be 11213-70040; however on 7zap there are 2 further variants (11213-46030 and 11214-46011):
  10. 7zap is pretty much the kind of thing I was after - thanks! Annoying Toyota/Lexus charge £3/hour for accessing the schematics.
  11. Does anybody know if there are schematics available online, like this one for BMWs: I've checked the catalogue but finding the right part may be tricky.
  12. The fog lights on my '01 IS200 need scrapping and since the wiring is damaged I was thinking of going without them completely. Are there blanking plates or something equivalent that can close the holes?
  13. I'm certainly not pretending to know what the problem is at this stage, but in a thread in this forum a few people identified the problem in the anti theft module. Since I smelt burnt plastic inside the car, it seemed daft not to inspect it at least for visible damage, I know that finding a broken part doesn't mean that'd be the root of the problem. I do have a multimeter, by the way. And a Diaglink MD802 (which sadly doesn't support the IS200).
  14. I already disconnected the battery after the test drive.
  15. Uhm, temperature oddly went up (car defrosted during the evening!) so I went to take a look: the ECU seems fine, no signs of damage. Now puzzled, no idea where the smell came from.