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    IS250 SE-L
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  1. Try BMWCC in the Promo Code box - it got me 10% discount several times. Dec.
  2. When I changed my plugs I bought the gaskets from My Lexus dealer. From memory they were not expensive and you are guaranteed a perfect fit. My only problem was a broken release clip for one of the coil connections. They do become brittle with age and break rather easily. Not the end of the world but annoying at the same time. All in all a very satisfying afternoon's work. Enjoy.
  3. Yes, it would be helpful to know whether the replacements were covered under the Lexus warranty.
  4. Had a similar problem with radio interference on my 2006 IS250 with ML system. Sorted it by removing and cleaning up my battery connections. Might be worth a try, it was an easy fix for me. Dec.
  5. I did a coolant change on mine without any issues. The rad drain plug is very easy to get at from above and this alone will drain a significant amount of coolant. I did manage to locate one of the engine block drain plugs ( driver's side ) and with this I think I managed to drain about 8 litres. I do have the advantage of having a pit in my garage so this made the search for the engine drain plugs somewhat easier ! Re-filling was straightforward and I didn't have any issues with airlocks. Lexus/Toyota "pink" coolant (as opposed to the more commonly used and cheaper "red" version) is the one to use. Enjoy, Dec.
  6. Beamish

    Hesitation when accelerating

    If you disconnect the MAF the ECU will default to a predetermined "average" setting. Drive the car and see if there is any improvement. If there is, this points to your MAF being faulty or dirty. If there is no improvement in the way the car drives you can rule out the MAF. Hope this helps. Dec.
  7. Have a look here: Dec.
  8. Put your VIN Number in here and it will give you your paint code and interior code. Dec.
  9. Hi Slucky, I also replaced the HID bulbs on my "new-to-me" 2006 IS250 with Osram D4S items a few months ago and so far they seem to have solved the problem of the lights turning off intermitantly. When researching the problem I came across multiple warnings about the number of counterfit Philips and Osram HID bulbs on the market which apparently are prone to early failure. I mention this just in case you cannot vouch 100% for the seller from whom you sourced the bulbs - you do not want to go to the trouble of replacing the ballast only to discover that the problem was your "new" bulb!! Dec.
  10. Having read this thread I fitted the SGS units about two months ago and am delighted with the improvement. Until I fitted the new units I hadn't realised just how weak the original units were. Recommended.
  11. Beamish

    Lumpy idle when cold......

    Good to hear you got it sorted. Enjoy!
  12. Beamish

    Lumpy idle when cold......

    It's the high pressure fuel pump for the direct injection. Similarly, mine makes quite a loud ticking noise - particularly noticeable when the engine cover is removed. Have you tried using a good quality fuel injection cleaner additive in your petrol? It might be worth trying with regard to your lumpy idle. Declan.
  13. Have you checked the small fuse panel under the dash on the drivers side. I believe there is a separate 30amp fuse for the drivers seat located there. From your description of what happened it would certainly appear to be a fuse failure but you will need to find out what caused the problem to avoid a repeat. Hope this helps.
  14. Beamish

    Lumpy idle when cold......

    My understanding is that you can remove the throttle body for cleaning without any problems. However you must NOT physically open the flap as this is what causes issues. If you are using the carb cleaner to spray the MAF sensor I would be very careful and would advise that you get a specific cleaner for the job - one that states that it does not leave any residue is required. Wurth make one which I believe can be bought online. I have noticed the same lumpiness at startup these last few very cold mornings but it only lasts for a second or two and I'm still on the original 2006 spark plugs at 88K miles!