Glorified Dus Briver

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    New South Wales
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    5001 to 10,000
  1. Isf Owners Post Up Pics Of Your Isf!

    Nice black ISF! Just wondering what happened to the result of the drag? I hope he beat your the repair shop that is!
  2. V23 Group Buy?

    Old mate Baz firing up on all cylinders! Thanks for trying, Atlantis. Just a word of caution to anybody reading this thread and planning on buying from navigationau. Word of caution -
  3. All, Is anyone even remotely interested in a group buy for the latest V23 maps? If we get enough prospective buyers, we can transfer funds to the nominated buyer's PayPal. The other option would be of course to wait until someone leaks the V23 DVD in which case old mate Bazzle would probably find it. I've made a list of all V23 packages that I could find so far; 1. navshop au - AUD295 - 2. navigationau - AUD200 - (site is kinda dodgy considering that they're not accepting PayPal. They only seem to accept a direct bank transfer). UPDATE - DO NOT PURCHASE FROM HERE. 3. eBay - AUD200 - (seller only accepts a local pick-up from Armidale unfortunately) What do all the Lexians think?
  4. Just an update on things - Mate took the car to Lexus who had the car for a few days and apparently could not find any issue. The only workaround they provided was to disable the intrusion detection sensor which meant that the car wouldn't set off the alarm if it was broken into. They offered a new Intrusion Detection Sensor system for $4000 which was "politely" declined. Anybody else have any suggestions on what to check for?
  5. Old mate Baz to the rescue, thanks :) So, I've had a look through those forums and have compiled some workarounds that I might get my mate to try; Remove anything metallic from the center console. Reset the intrusion detection system (should be in the manual). Will update on the above.
  6. G'day all, Posting on behalf of a mate of mine who drives an IS250C. Couple of weeks back, the car alarm kept going off. Car is parked securely at home and there has been no sign of forced entry. It kept happening day after day. Finally called NRMA who replaced the battery as they suggested that the alarm repeatedly going off was one of the signs of low battery. Replaced the battery but the alarm kept going off day after day. Took it to the Lexus service department who said they will monitor the car. The alarm kept going off whilst at the service department and they required some time to investigate. Got a call the other day from the Lexus service department who suggested that the Intrusion Detection System had failed and they suggest replacing it which will cost between $1500-$2000 plus labor charge per hour. Mate of mine refused to have it replaced and was provided a technique to disable the intrusion prevention system. This meant that you can lock the car but the alarm won't go off if someone tried to break into the car. Wondering if anyone else have had this problem and if there are any other options to have it fixed (private mechanics). Any input is much appreciated, thanks!
  7. I'm not from SP myself but have heard good things about TRS Auto Repairs -
  8. Danny, thanks for recommending TNK. Have read all the glowing reviews about this place and keen to try them out on my next service. Just out of curiosity, do potential buyers get put off from buying a Lexus if it hasn't been serviced by an authorized Lexus dealer?
  9. The general consensus around the forum seems to be to take the car to an authorized Lexus dealer for servicing. I've read a lot of posts where people state that they would generally not prefer to buy a Lexus that has not been serviced by an authorized Lexus mechanic (something you can keep in mind if you plan on selling your IS250 later on). Try ringing up Lexus of Sutherland and Lexus of Chatswood for quotes and make your decision from there. Please keep us updated!
  10. Hey Baz, I've got V22 and I'm unable to locate any streets in a suburb of Sydney called Cobbity. Can you check if there is a 'Horne Street' in Cobbity in the V23 versions you've got?
  11. Yep, have filled the front to 35 and the rear to 38 as per the manual. I've just had a couple of mates look at it (they know cars a lot more than I do) and was told it was normal although a little stiff but not overly stiff and nothing of concern. Perhaps it's just me getting used to a RWD car?
  12. I picked up my 2010 IS250 from the dealer a few days ago and have been enjoying every bit of it ever since. The only thing that has been bugging me is the stiffness of the steering. I used to previously drive a Camry and a Forester and the steering on the IS250 is far stiffer than any of those. It's almost as stiff as a mate's Z4 that I drove. It's not overly stiff but not overly loose either. I just didn't expect it to be this stiff. Found plenty of threads like this on different forums and suggestions were ranging from checking the tire pressure, alignment, etc etc. I've seen one thread (here) where the power steering ECU had to be replaced. I've read posts where drivers have had power steering failures. I just don't want to be in a situation where I'm doing 110km/hr down the highway and have it fail on me. Just wondering, where do I start troubleshooting? I can take it to a mechanic to check the alignment and also have an official Lexus dealer check it out but considering the dealer (non-Lexus) has put on a 3-month/1500km warranty on it, do they actually chase up on this? Thanks.
  13. The mechanical inspection found that the rear-view camera was an after market mount clearly evident by the poor silicon job around the mounting. Thanks ilv1004s for all the help and advice!