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Nick The Greek

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  1. Hi Lion, I'm not actually Greek in any way, shape or form Just a nickname given to me many years ago! dgman - partial engine rebuilds on the 2.5 petrol? I'll have to search the forums more, the only issue I'm aware of is that the diesels offer crap mpg!
  2. Hi ya - go for it. Got mine a late 2006 SE-L with all the toys INCLUDING the ACC for a tad under 14K. had to do a bit of searching but ended up with one on my doorstep. Best of luck with your search. Wow, now that sounds like kind of deal I'm after. What does ACC stand for? Adaptive Cruise Control Thanks :)
  3. Hi ya - go for it. Got mine a late 2006 SE-L with all the toys INCLUDING the ACC for a tad under 14K. had to do a bit of searching but ended up with one on my doorstep. Best of luck with your search. Wow, now that sounds like kind of deal I'm after. What does ACC stand for?
  4. Hi all, I haven't been around here much for the past year or so. Used to have a S/C'ed IS200 which I sold and purchased a Mondeo ST220. Great car, but I feel it doesn't offer me what I want from a car now to be honest. I'm after a bit of executive luxury, without having to buy a wafto-barge, so am thinking of getting an IS250. I test drove one a few years back when I took my IS200 in for a cambelt change at Lexus Reading, so I know it's a nice car to drive. If I buy one though, I want one with ALL the toys (including the Mark Levinson kit), with a 2.5 petrol engine, autobox. How often do these realistically come up for sale? Can't afford new, so I'm looking second-hand. Am I going to have a long wait on my hands?
  5. Spotted a crashed IS200 this morning :( Looks like the read had spun out whilst leaving the roundabout which joins the A406/M11/A12. Hope it wasn't anyone from here. It was either a black or granite sky IS200.
  6. I never realised that IS200's have a fuel cut? Anyway, how is the SC Wayne? Everything alright? Haven't forgotten about the manifold, I'm just too busy to get it sorted! :)
  7. 25!!!!!!!!!!! Hard paper-round mate??? Happy b-day you old-looking young bugger! :D
  8. Out of interest today I removed my black ECU. Whilst doing so, I noticed that one of the connections I had made was loose, and I doubt the wire was making a good contact. Re-wired it back in, reset the main car ECU, and the drive home was perfect! No problems whatsoever... Will give it another few days to see if the CEL comes on.
  9. What did you pay for it new out of interest? Just gives me something to work with the other options.
  10. Stav, possibly, but need to explore other (cheaper) options first, and alos check the error code to see if it actually is the ECU at fault, and not an O2 sensor or something.
  11. Thanks Rob :) BTW, when did you change your username? Only just noticed that! :D
  12. Ahh buggery bollocks. I wonder if the error code reader I have coming will determine this? How else can I check? This is a bit annoying as Wayne is meant to be picking my supercharger up this weekend, I can't give it to him with a dodgy ECU :( I guess I'll have to wait for the error code reader and then get in touch with TTE if thats the case? You would be better off with HKS FCD, better than tte black ecu, fits in same place as tte ecu tooo :winky: about £100 Got anymore details of this mate? Is this something Prolex sell?
  13. Rob, TTE not doing them Free anymore :o wanting e500 for one nah cant be 500 euro for the black one.....?????? 500 for the silver ECU is about right tho. i need to have a chat with tte tom anyway so can ask them Could you Rob? I don't suppose you know when you'll be doing that?
  14. Ahh buggery bollocks. I wonder if the error code reader I have coming will determine this? How else can I check? This is a bit annoying as Wayne is meant to be picking my supercharger up this weekend, I can't give it to him with a dodgy ECU :( I guess I'll have to wait for the error code reader and then get in touch with TTE if thats the case?
  15. that's typical of a black ECU failure Of the supercharger?
  16. One of these: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie...N:IT&ih=015 I have the software thanks to a kind member
  17. Cheers fellas. Got myself a reader on it's way from the bay :)
  18. Chaps, Can I do this myself (ie, tool bought online/halfords) or does it mean a visit to the stealer? I've got the CEL light and flashing TRC light, along with jerky/sluggish performance. Ta
  19. Was thinking about this yesterday. The supercharged IS200 is great, plenty of torque throughout the rev range with none of the lag associated with turbos, and a nice short ratio gearbox. At some point I will be getting a new car. But what? I don't particularly want a turbo. What would give that same kind of feel? Preferably with more power?
  20. My weekend toy is currently an MR2 Turbo. Although I am very seriously tempted to get a TVR next.... I need to have the V8 experience!
  21. BTW, if you want to buy a Supercharged IS200 send me a PT, mines up for sale
  22. I've got a supercharged IS200 and an MR2 Turbo. You can't really compare the two, they are just too different. The IS200 is a great car in supercharged tune, it has bags of torque, and a great whine when you fit the induction kit. Lovely car to drive, comfortable, all the toys etc. MR2 is more for 'outright thrills', good fun to drive, fast etc Like I say, you can't compare the two. If your after power, steer away from a standard n/a IS200, they just don't cut the mustard. Go for a supercharged version, or get the Altezza with the beams engine.
  23. They are a sealed unit, never need servicing. They are TUV approved I beleive for the german market, and were designed to last the lifetime of the vehicle. As for the price, you offer what you think it is worth, market forces will dictate the actual value ;)
  24. I had my cambelt replaced at 95k, because my manual stated 6/yrs or 100k. Lucky I guess :D
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