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  1. Hi, I recently had all my wheels off to do a brake check/lubing. I jacked up on the sill and allowed each wheel to hang on the suspension one at a time to do this. Since then I have an awful creaking over speed humps. I wonder, should I not have let the suspension hang for whatever reason? Is there a particular bush that may have been damaged? What might be a remedie? Thanks guys, Bod
  2. Sounds of Creaking Rubber Over Bumps

    Thanks for the replies guys. It was the new anti roll bar bushes in the end. I took them out again, lubed them all over with red rubber grease and all is quiet again now.
  3. Today I read a whole 4 page thread about Lexus owners working on their lovely IS’s. Lovely old job. Gotta love a binge read.
  4. I bought a a complete pad and disc set from eBay for £66. Turns out the discs seem to be made of chocolate. Waste of money.
  5. New Look For My GS

    Today I thought I'd measure up for some silver strip for the front and rear bumpers as mine were grey but the stripes on the side of the car are silver. Anyway, as I was doing this I suddenly thought, surely they don't just need a rub like the grill fins did, could they? So I thinned out some G3 rubbing compound with some water and gave it a gentle rub. Yes really, for some reason Lexus UK decided to cover up more shiney stuff with a light coat of grey. What amazes me more is that somehow it's stayed like that for near on 14 years without giving up it's secret. So once again Lexus UK has decided to dumb down part of a beautiful car here, and yet the US market gets to have the shines bits straight out the box. Why? Anyway, pictures. Bod
  6. New Look For My GS

    I've just had my windows tinted today and I love it. I'm so relieved as I also really loved it standard so having them done was a bit of a gamble. What do you think?
  7. My first move with the bonnet would be to wind the buffer stops right in on the high side or out on the low side to see if you can level it. The nav system does have an update disc available but it only takes it up to 2009 and seems to be a different price at different dealers with the cheapest I've found being £150. I have no idea if it plays dvds although I can't imagine it does as surely it would be easier to change a disc. Third, all Mk2s look like yours and navigation was an option on low levels and standard on higher levels. ML sound system was an option all round. 220hp is correct Hope that helps Bod
  8. New Look For My GS

    Today was the day to save myself £600 and not buy a new Catalytic converter. This time the gamble paid off and I bought a new lambda sensor from the bay for £34 after the diagnostic machine gave me a code of P0430 'cat 2 working below efficiency '. Yet again this forum came up trumps and there was a suggestion that it may not be a Cat issue, but the sensor sending incorrect messages to the ECU. Anyway as you may guess, the cheap part was a little different to the OEM one and the grommet needed swapping over and modifying a little bit, but after that all was well and so far the code hasn't returned. Phew, fingers crossed it stays away.
  9. New Look For My GS

    Well, sometimes you gamble and lose. The wheel centre caps didn't fit, but not wanting to admit it, I gave it a hefty push and this is the result. The clip circumference was to big so the fixings didn't fit in the hole and the outer circumference of the actual cap was to small. So where it said on the eBay listing 'Fits all Lexus models' it wasn't 100% accurate. Never mind, I'll do it the proper way eventually and paint the ones that are on there already.
  10. Is anyone able to tell me the part number of the lambda sensor 2 on Bank 2 on my GS300 2002. There seem to be soooo many choices. I'd be greatful for any help. Thanks, Bod
  11. Looking For a Part Number

    I had a look at that and thank you for linking it. As usual I feel I'm being a bit thick about it as I can't see the sensor or part number. Will it be in the exhaust section or the engine section perhaps?
  12. New Look For My GS

    More goodies have arrived. I can't fit any yet as poor old Bolly is filthy at the moment. New wheel caps and mirror stickers. The stickers came as four set so as I said before the spare went on the new key.
  13. GS 450H my first Lexus

    Now that's a lot of poo.💩💩💩
  14. GS 450H my first Lexus

    This is the next step after prams. The LEXX TRIKE. Bod
  15. My IS200-99

    How can people treat cars like that??? It's almost like it's been stolen a ragged about. Im so glad it's on the road to repair, well saved old son.👏 Bod
  16. New Look For My GS

    Another 'bring her up to date' thing happened this week. I bought a flip key from fleabay that has a housing that you can just put the old buttons and gubbins straight in to. Only £5. What can I lose I thought, then I found out that everyone wanted £20 to cut the blade. Anyway it had to be done as both my master keys make a cracking sound when I start the car. I've bought some little Lexus mirror stickers too that I'll be sticking on the back to make it more authentic. They'll be here soon. Bod
  17. Hi peeps, I was watching videos on YouTube when this one came on next. At 5.08s he mentions scraping the mat black finish off the grill fins to reveal the shiney 'chrome' underneath. I have noticed the 'chrome' before where there are little stone chips. I just wondered if any of you had done the scraping, what method you used and what the results were like? Also at 5.30s he talks about the different lower lips available. What do you guys have? I really think the GS needs some kind of lip as it does sit really high compared to newer cars. Sorry about the rest of the the video, it's not to everyone's taste but no one can deny his enthusiasm for our cars. And that twin turbo...........want!!!!🙏 Cheers, Bod
  18. Wow, that makes the front really low. They'll look great when they're painted. I think I'm gonna go with this one. It just really annoys me that they're so cheap to buy but the postage more than doubles it.
  19. Nice black 450h for sale in Dingles Toyota/Lexus in Norwich if anyone is looking. 09 plate £10,000. Bod
  20. Effects of WD40

    Does anyone know if WD40 attacks rubber? Bod
  21. New Look For My GS

    Pads and discs fitted. I'm extremely happy with the fit and quality. I know some cheaper pads come with a terrible paint finish or the back plate is out of shape and need a bit of filing to get them to fit nicely in the calliper, but these were lovely. Time will tell how they fair. The kit seems well worth the low price at the moment.
  22. New Look For My GS

    Well the kit has arrived and REALLY well packed and it all looks pretty good. I'll post again when they're all on. Anyone ever heard of Comline? I know I haven't.
  23. Would there be a possibility of paying a household nearby to the medical centre to use their drive during business hours while they're at work. If your wife is paying say £5 per day just to get your car damaged then why not see if you could pay a householder the same. It's a win win situation, and just a matter of finding that willing person. Maybe with a shop window or medical centre notice board ad? Its starting to happen around our area quite a lot these days. Just another option buddy. Bod
  24. New Look For My GS

    Bought these today as my o/s disc got a bit wonky when it got cooked by a sticky calliper slider. Another bargain I think as once again Lexus wanted me to remortgage to have OEM ones and my local motor factor wanted £105. Time will tell I suppose.