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  1. Well, I replaced the EGR valve with an aftermarket one. Its brand new. This was done Wed evening. I have been driving about and last night after work i was standing in traffic and revved the engine hard. It smoked like you wouldnt believe. In anycase after that it seems to have sorted itself out and theres not much smoke. The issue im having is that it now judders and the revs dont stay at one level for example when im standing in traffic. The power has come back tho. Is it that the EGR could be faulty? Is it that its an aftermarket...or is it that the car is simply adjusting to the new valve? Not really sure what to do.
  2. maybe 4000 miles. I have ordered a new EGR valve so going to replace that headache! I hope it sorts the issue out.
  3. How do i check/know if the EGR valve is working?
  4. what if any, would be the fix for that?
  5. Nope, i do a semi dual carriage way route. Its a 44mile round trip commute. So the engine, exhaust system is getting nice a hot.
  6. Hello, I have an is220d 08 model. Im having an issue with carbon build up. I had the car fully serviced and the EGR valve taken off and cleaned. The mechanic sent me some pics and it was properly clogged. Even the manifold inlet pipe was clogged. He cleaned the whole lot out and the car changed in how it responded etc. FYI for the better! The service took place in November so it hasnt been that long at all. The issue is, is that im having similar issues to what i was experiencing before I had the service done which is slow take off. Then when i hit 2500rpm it kicks in! But on hills if im in 2nd gear its not going anywhere. So im thinking that the EGR valve is blocked up again and needs a clean. I will do that this weekend, but wanted to know why it would get clogged up so quickly? The lexus garage (when i took it to them to reset the engine code) suggested it could be the EGR valve cooler?? Any ideas?
  7. lexusis220

    Warranty IS220 2008 model

    Brilliant. will call them. Whats his name used to do the ads...Quentain
  8. I bet its a really simple fix. Find someone who know electronics and get them to check the boards. I bet itll be some IC thats blown or even simpler a fuse on the board. There is usually a fuse that manages the voltage. If there was a spike it would have blown, saving you costly repairs. That said you first have to remove the unit....
  9. lexusis220

    Warranty IS220 2008 model

    Hi, I was looking at aftermarket warranties and google searched and got some quotes. To say i was shocked at the quotes was understating it! Upwards of £600 was the average. My question is, if anyone has bought one of these warranties how did you find them? Did you claim on the warranty and what did you claim. Were they good on their word?
  10. agreed. Wish id known about those issues, would have steered clear. But...its ok
  11. have a look on their website. is 50% off right now.
  12. I usually buy my stuff from They are having a black friday sale at them moment and prices are good for service parts. i did my service recently and top notch oil with all the filters cost me 75 bucks. Good prices.