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  1. Hey Bazzle, I just ordered one from the ebay site, been looking for a while for one that suits, this will do nicely :) The soft dash has always worried me a little
  2. basically where the fuel pump is located, under the rear seat in the tank.
  3. OK problem now solved. My local mechanic and good mate has now rectified the fuel pump noise issue. Today he had time again to look at my car, and after Monday when a new Bosch fuel pump he installed which was only $100 odd dollars compared to a Lexus one of $700, well the Bosch one was ticking loudly right from the start at idle, reverse, low speed etc. but to bloody loud to be normal I thought for a quality branded product like Bosch. Out came the rear seat and he added an extra clamp to hold the new pump in place firmly and all the noise stopped and it is as quiet as the original one - Very happy!! :)
  4. Hi, Yesterday the fuel pump packed it in on my IS250 2007, i limped the car in safe mode a few kms back to my local mechanic and good mate and left it there for the day. A new Bosch fuel pump was installed and the car is running and responding it should. BUT the new pump is so very loud at idle in the cabin etc. Our lexus has always been so very quiet and smooth, I have never heard the fuel pump before while driving in its 178,000kms and 10 years. Is this common with quality aftermarket parts, or should I have put a Lexus fuel pump in the car which may be quiet like the one its would replace? Trouble is we live 150kms from a Lexus dealer. Any info from previous experience would be great - Cheers Grant
  5. No need to whiff around my car, never smelt a thing!!.. Hopefully it slowly disappears
  6. 177,000kms, on it now. We plan on keeping it for many years as it does everything lovely and easily plus we are not one for the latest bell's n whistles very few years :) The diff is not a seal unit, no:)
  7. Hi Will, It will be interesting to see the colour of the "unchangeable oil" when it comes out :) this is around the some kms as I had mine done for the first time. Best of luck to you and thanks for the post
  8. Well done and so glad to hear, oh and good on you for stepping outside the box and getting it done instead on going by the dealer service book internals and completely ignoring it altogether. Preventative maintenance is bloody cheap!! - Cheers
  9. No need to service or PROPERLY flush the gearbox Lexus say... Bull*BLEEP* I say!!. At 150,000 gentle Hwy kms, my auto had black/brown *BLEEP*ty oil come out of it after ringing around the Lexus and some Toyota dealerships to be told just that, "It is not needed and cannot be thoroughly flushed"...Total Rubbish I thought in a modern world. After hunting around I was recommended to a business in Dandenong by a A1 mechanic, I rang, booked it in then there, where I stood and watched the procedure from the sidelines. Yep black oil was pumped out with the engine running and litres of new red oil pumped in. A new gearbox filter was also installed and all good to go again for $400.00 Very Happy and I'll be back at 200,000kms for another change to see the colour of it after 50,000kms I have no affiliation with the business I have listed below, they just provided very good efficient service. Kewish Transmission - 29 Amberley Cresent Dandenong - 97932220
  10. My input, Penrite 5w-40 Full Synth oil, yep buy a few containers when on sale etc. plus I run Wix oil filters. Have ran it in my V6 hilux since new, now 300,000 kms and never missed a beat. My lexus gets 10,000kms oil and filter changes and its pushing 200,000kms and never missed a beat either. :)
  11. NO!!...... :) For the professional, thorough service and attention to detail they gave my car, for $400.00 I'll certainly be going back there again in another 30,000 kms as the gearbox is running and changing so very smoothly at 173,000 kms on the clock now.
  12. Hi All, For your information the V22 map upgrade for a 2007 IS250 Sports Luxury, you need the +R DVD - All working well