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About kam05

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  • Birthday 06/05/1979

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    MB C220CDI Sport COMMAND W204
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  1. The early (99/00) IS200's originally came with Dunlop SP9000's, I think the later cars were fitted with Bridgestones?
  2. Coil Packs

    There is no 'shelf life' on coil packs. I ran a IS200 (up until 12 months ago) to 145k and it still had the original coil packs.
  3. Guess yours is a early IS200? The earlier ones used to have Toyota etched onto the glass- you have original glass on your car. Look at the rear lights, they'll also have Toyota stamped on them. :)
  4. Have you had a look at the BMW or Merc diesels? That's where my money would be going. I considered a IS220d- having test drove one (and reading the reviews on here), I decided it wasn't for me and replaced my 10 year old IS200 with a Mercedes C220CDI Sport auto (I wanted a auto and diesel). In summary the IS250 is a good motor, but the IS220d is a bit of a dog. If your heart is really set on a diesel, then look at the offerings from BMW, Mercedes etc. Edit: Just re-read your post- Out of the cars you have listed, the diesel Accord is a good motor, my brother has a 04 Accord 2.2CDTI for about 4 years now, its been running fine without any problems.
  5. Insurance

    Have you tried out all the price comparision sites (confused.com) etc?
  6. Agree- go for an IS250. If your heart is set on a diesel, then look at the offerings from BMW, Mercedes or Audi.
  7. Lexus Is200 Armrest

    That kinda depends on how desparate you are to have a armrest?
  8. Is 200 Spark Plugs

    Best to use Denso or NGK irdium spark plugs- these suit Toyota/Lexus engines. I believe that the Bosch plugs are not irdium plugs, they are platium plugs?
  9. Panel Filters Help Please

    I ran a K&N panel filter when I had my IS200 without any problems.
  10. Lexus Is200 Service Parts

    Try Japarts or Lexus Birmingham's Ebay shop for genuine parts.
  11. Is200/300

    IS200= 153bhp IS300= 211bhp
  12. Change the water pump as well whilst the timing belt is off now- easier (cheaper?) to do now rather than later because if the water pump fails later on its a timing belt off job.
  13. New Bumper Required!

    Yep- SportX bumper is slightly different to the saloon IS200 version one. That saying, you can fit a saloon bumper onto a SportX. Try Dewsbury Auto Salvage for a SportX bumper.
  14. Premium Bonds

    My dad buys them- as you say, you don't earn any interest on premium bonds. My dad sometimes gets £50-£100 on his premium bonds. Dad has about £10k in premium bonds.
  15. Keep it in 'D' - Will not cause any problems whatsoever. Thanks- just as I thought.