Fishboy

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About Fishboy

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  • First Name
    Mike
  • Gender
    Male
  • Lexus Model
    IS250SE-I auto
  • Year of Lexus
    2010
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Gloucestershire

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  1. Diff oil is due now but I don't it's that, the noise was definately coming from the hub when the wheel was turned not the diff gear box.
  2. I did but I shouldn't have done but I was sure the bearings wouldn't fall apart in 8 miles.
  3. I don't think you can? I guess if you do it's at your own risk which I took, insurance would probably fail to pay out if you had an accident post MOT.
  4. The car has now gone in for inspection/repair, I'll keep you updated on the outcome and the cost.
  5. No previous signs of overheating, I had new rear discs and pads fitted 12000 miles ago so I would have thought I'd would have picked up an issue with the parking brake before now? As I've said the car drives perfectly with no noise from the rear wheels which makes me think it could be something else. I'm going to jack it up tomorrow to see if I can detect any play.
  6. Failure, rectify immediately.
  7. I had problems with the rear parking brake a few years ago. When reversing or moving slowly in traffic there was a noise from the rear, my local garage took them apart and they were full of debris. Once they had cleaned them out no problem, I wonder if it was that which is causing the noise not the bearings? I can't believe how expensive the bearing hubs are just looking on line.
  8. Gutted. This is the seventh MOT I've put my Lexus through and the first failure ever. Mileage is now just over 125k and I've done over half of those miles. What did it fail on you may well ask? Both rear wheel bearings are worn, you could hear them when the tester spun each of the wheels but there was no audiable noise when driving the car which is unusual for worn bearings. Has anyone else had wheel bearing failure and if so at what mileage?
  9. Doesn't the A/C gas also lubricate the seals and bearings?
  10. Fishboy

    Oil filter wrench

    Dave, I'll be using a torque wrench when replacing the housing.
  11. Never turn your A/C off, unless you are changing your pollen filter. No point having climate control and not using it.
  12. Fishboy

    Oil filter wrench

    Got myself a Laser filter tool from Opie oils, looks good quality.
  13. Fishboy

    Oil filter wrench

    Any recommendations for a decent oil filter wrench that will fit the IS250? I have both strap and chain types but I understand these are unsuitable for the filter housing? Thanks
  14. Good review. https://www.honestjohn.co.uk/carbycar/lexus/is-2005/