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    is250 SE-L
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  1. Yes, very easy, plenty of YouTube videos out there, took me about an hour to fit, and I am no mechanic
  2. They are well worth the upgrade, had mine installed nearly a year now, no problems as yet!
  3. Thank you to all of you who commented and advised me on the carbon cleaning, I have decided not to go head with the cleaning, but I am looking into getting the a oil catch can fitted, out of interest, can anyone point me in the right direction of the place to buy one and also best place to fit it? Thank you all again for the comments and advice. Paul
  4. Hi NemesisUK Not having any problems, as far as I know, several threads on different sites recommending getting it done, as the engines are prone to the carbon build up, only had the car for 10 months, so not sure if the car is performing as it should, as I have nothing to compare it to. Was hoping for advice from owners that have had their cars for a while and may have had it done! Thanks Paul
  5. Hi all, Thinking of getting giving my Lexus a carbon clean, just wanted to what the general thoughts on this, best method to go for, if any? My car is just coming up to 90000 miles on the clock, I am sure that I have read, that it is advisable to have this done, so over to you guys. Thanks Paul
  6. My airbag warning light on my 2008 250 comes on, then after a few days it will go off, then the process will start all over again, I did have the battery changed on the car a while ago, and also had the code cleared for the airbag, any idea anyone? Thanks
  7. Really pleased with mine, just wasn't a fan of the reddish trim, the Lexus woodgrain film really compliments the black trim and leather, looks so much more modern.
  8. Hi, it cost £130, but I did remove all the trim and strip them all down, ready for them to be dipped, the name of the film is Lexus woodgrain.
  9. My IS 250 had it's first MOT today since I took ownership of the car, and with the Vland rear lights fitted, I know a few of you were interested to see if the car would pass with the rear lights fitted, well I i am pleased to say the car passed with no advisories or issues, I am really pleased, the MOT tester also commented on clean the car is, which is good to know, just need to get the few bits that Lexus have flagged up and the car should be 100%. So if you are thinking of getting the Vland rear lights, go for it!!!
  10. Yes, they it is the front calipers that are seized, have ordered the missing part for the headlight washer, ordered it last Friday, have had the covers for a while, got them from Lexus North America.
  11. Thank you for all your replies, I do have a mate who is a mechanic, will get him to look at the car and give me his opinion, was a bit of a shock, I do intend to get all the issues fixed, just not by Lexus 😀, the wife wouldn't let me sell the house to pay for it all.
  12. Lee managed to get some for me, all fitted, hope you get yours
  13. So today, my is250 went in for a recall on the passenger airbag, while they had the car they gave the car a health check, I haven't had the car long, so I thought it would be good to see what problems if any popped up, well I didn't think I would have a bit of a list, this consisting of Both driveshaft diff seals weeping (advisory) Engine oil leak from bank 1 VVTi oil feed pipe (advisory) Both front caliper sliders seized - front pad shims missing (urgent) A/C condenser leaking (advisory) Also, my drivers side headlight washer cover is missing, I have got replacement for it, but Lexus are saying that i need a whole new washer system for both sides, surley I can just get the missing part for the drivers side? I have attached a picture of what is there at the moment. Are these common issues on a 2008 Is250 ? Should I be worried, are these easy and cheap to put right, Lexus have obviously quoted to repair the issues, will have to sell house to pay for it 🤣 Finally, if anyone knows of a good Toyota/Lexus independent garage in Portsmouth or surrounding area, that can give me a quote to do the work. Any advice, recommendations would be very much appreciated. Thank you in advance Paul
  14. I also need clips for my mats!!! Will message my details