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    IS250X - F Sport Conversion
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    New South Wales
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    20,001 to 25,000

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  1. OK guys, I've just done the transmission oil flush and diff oil change at TNK automotive Girraween today. Dropped my car in at 9am this morning, got a call from Ahmed around 1pm that the car is ready for pickup. It has been a great experience with TNK, they've done many 2IS, very familiar with the flushing process. It's a family run business, Bill (the owner) and his son Ahmed (head mechanic) are top blokes. I highly recommend anyone in Sydney thinking flush the transmission oil to go see TNK, might be a long drive for some, but well worth it. And thanks to Danny (ilv1004s)'s recommendation at first place. As I couldn't wait around, Ahmed is also kind enough to take photos of the whole process for me. See photos below You can see the gearbox oil is first drained by removing the pan, but that will only take out about 50% of what's inside, then a special flushing machine must be used to pump out the residual oil and inject new oil while the car and gearbox is running until you see the fresh oil (pink colour) comes out. My car has done just over 160,000KM, so the old oil in gearbox is very muddy and the magnets at the bottom of the pan have collected many fine dusts over the time due to wear and tear. I'm really glad I did this oil change, it's hard to image how this can be "unchangeable oil". Then new transmission oil filter is installed along with a new pan gasket. While the car is on the jack, I also asked TNK to do the Diff oil change. The diff oil has this creamy colour, not sure if this right or not? Finally a plug-in scan/test to make sure no fault code. With the new transmission oil, I don't notice too much of a difference. I feel the shift response has a subtle improvement, especially during uphill acceleration, the gearbox shift in the next gear slightly quicker. Overall, I think it's more of a piece of mind knowing your transmission is looked after. Anyway, hopefully this give you guys a better idea of the process, and Sydney sider has a reputable workshop to go. Thanks to gfs250 for starting the thread. William
  2. Thanks bazzle, there is some merits to the "old" oil theory, I've seem a few online debates about this too. Some say If it ain't broke, don't fix it. But like you, I'm always try maintain my car proactively. No oil will last for ever. I'll get the Diff oil changed too.
  3. gfs250, how many km is your car now? i'll post some photo of the "unchangeable oil" bazzle, is the Diff also a so called "sealed unit"?
  4. Guys, My IS250 is now at 160,000km, car drives flawlessly, engine is still going strong as ever, Motul oil every 7500km, no problem with gearbox what so ever. I'm just taking precaution here and booked for a transmission full flush at TNK automotive Girraween on this Friday. I mentioned Danny's referral, the owner (Bill) sounds very nice to deal with over the phone, his main mechanic also his son Ahmed will do the actual work. I'll take some photo and let you how it goes and how the car drives afterwards. This will be the last service to my car before I upgrade to a newer car at the end of year. Will
  5. Ehau, do you still have one of these for sale? Can you or Danny do the install? I already have Blackvue on my IS, need a dashcam for the wife's car - Audi Q7 (4L)
  6. Just sold the ISF and Purchased a GSF.

    Congrats Peter, have you taken delivery of the car yet? I don't think that blue one in your HUGE signature is your car. There is a grey GS-F goes around Sydney world square, looks so good in the flesh with muscle car stance, definitely a standout. I have a 2 year old kid and maybe another one next year, so also looking to upgrade to a GS for more leg room. Always love the 3GS look than the 3IS. Don't think I can quite reach the GS-F but definitely the facelifted GS350F is on the shopping list. Waiting for the next L'exhibition
  7. LC-F V10 twin turbo

    Name now officially trademarked, so exciting to see a new performance car era from Lexus & Toyota.
  8. SOLD! Wife wants me to clean-up the garage, need to get rid of these spare tyres. Two tyres only, 19" Bridgestone RE050A, 235/40R19, about 90% thread left. Perfect for the RC (front), too wide for ISx50 without fender mod, not sure about fitment on IS-F. Retail over $400 each, someone just take it from me for $200 both. William
  9. Just want to give Lexus Chatswood a BIG thumbs up for their excellent service as always! Definitely makes me a loyal customer to Lexus, especially the Chatswood dealership. I called them two weeks ago for the fuel pressure sensor recall, and asked for a courtesy car. Since the recall is performed for free standalone, I thought the dealers would try to up sell something to you like "why don't you do a service while you at it" so they can charge you back. But the girl on the phone was very friendly, no muck around and being very patience with me to book in for the earliest time slot. Also ensuring me the recall is free of charge. A week ago she called me again and offered to pickup my car from my home or work then drop it off back to me afterwards, so it saves me spending time drive to the service centre. So I said why not! So this morning an old gentlemen from Lexus picked up my car from Sydney CBD where I work and left me a 3IS 350 F sport as courtesy car for the day. And he returned the car back to me in the afternoon with a complimentary car wash! Everything free of charge. The whole experience is very professional and polite. Colleagues at work own Porsche, BMW and Audi are now very envy the Lexus customer service. Great job Lexus Chatswood.
  10. Wrecking 2011 ISF

    i'll give ya a buzz on Friday and maybe come over for a chat car is in insurance repair at the moment, a P plater ran into my back while stopping at traffic light, luckily just the bumper, getting a brand new one from the insurer with the money I spent on my daughter's childcare now days, i can easily buy two of your ISF engine... or even an entire ISF by now!
  11. Wrecking 2011 ISF

    Woah Danny! Installed and engineered?
  12. Rear tyre choices

    I got my tyres from Tempe Tyres, I rang them for the same question you are asking when I upgraded to 19" with wider tyres. Over the phone they asked me for the rim size & offset and told me exactly the max tyre size I can go. When fitting the tyres, they checked my ride height to make sure no scrubbing and offered me free swap if it scrubs after fitting in the same day.
  13. Rear tyre choices

    Are you running on the stock 19" rim? And is your car at stock height or lowered? I have a IS250 with 19x9.5 R19 +45 rear rim and 265/35 R19 rear tyre, slightly lowered on coilovers, no scrubbing at all, so no need guard rolling. Not sure about 275 wide.