Noodle Boy

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  1. The last response was from 2014 and Ashpoint hasn't been active since March this year.
  2. What's your fuel economy?

    Is it running lean? Those numbers are similar to my dad's Aurion which is a 6 cylinder.
  3. What's your fuel economy?

    You seem like you thrash your car - well to be fair, you state that it's a weekend car. I average 15-16 ltr/100 km driving in the city and 8-9 ltr on the open roads. I did reach 20 ltr/ 100 km once on the day I first got the car and drove it like I stole it.
  4. Tyre noobie

    Steering feels odd as in it feels heavier? I remember the steering felt like proper power steering with the stock 225 tyres, but since I switched to 245 Michelin PSS they feel rather heavy at crawling pace.
  5. I mean, there are a couple of options available for this car, such as a Borla or RR Racing, and I'm sure there are more. However, the Joe Z system was created in the states by a mechanic/tuner who owns an IS F and spent good time and effort in order to perfect the design and development, and many IS F owners over there were able to source the system at a reasonable price given it was manufactured locally.A lot of them began to respect and appreciate the quality of the system as well as the proven power gains, and the forums started to become inundated with suggestions of installing the said system. Given the word was being spread, us overseas owners would rather purchase and install a product which is being raved and respected due to the substantial time and money spent on sourcing the product. Not to mention that at one stage, Lexus of Sydney and Brisbane were importing them particularly over its rival counterparts to offer to IS F owners as an aftermarket option.
  6. I'm currently have a HPS intake tube, and like many have said, I went down this route as to avoid heat soak especially during the warmer months. Not the mention the silicon composition allows for easier manoeuvre of the intake box and access to throttle body as opposed to the stock plastic tubing. Could be a placebo effect, however I noticed that throttle response has improved with the inclusion of the tube. As for exhaust, I currently have the PTS Joe Z cat back system which gives a really good tone without being obnoxious.
  7. Early days with an F - Practical observations

    Would this car happen to be from a South Eastern Melbourne suburbs dealership? Regarding the option to mute the sound system, you can hold the 'Mode' button on the left panel of buttons on the steering wheel to do so.
  8. They all come standard with a standard Toyota alarm system from the factory, which normally utilises the horn and indicators. That said, Toyota used the standard horn noise which is high pitched and harsh as you would find in any Toyota vehicle, whilst the Lexus uses a more subtle horn tone, therefore I'd say it's more a siren in Lexus products. How it gets triggered, I don't know as luckily it has never been needed, however you can manually operate it via the key fob.
  9. Isf Owners Post Up Pics Of Your Isf!

    Well, I didn't sell it- I bought it off the previous owner 2 months ago. The seller never took those shots.
  10. Isf Owners Post Up Pics Of Your Isf!

    Sorry, but sell what?
  11. Lexus of Melbourne used Valvoline 10w30 in my last 2 services and it goes alright. After 3,000km, the engine is still rather quiet, however I think the oil is just mineral and not even a synthetic blend. I use 5w30 Castrol Edge on our Aurion and Corolla and they run really well. The engine is more responsive and saves a bit of fuel compared to the original 15w40 that was used at the Toyota dealers. Engine stays quiet until well into the service interval. Then again, I can get this oil real cheap therefore I will continue to use it.
  12. Isf Owners Post Up Pics Of Your Isf!

    Oh hello...
  13. ^ That is a rather long drive, especially as Mansfield isn't too far off from Mt Buller and that is give or take 300km from Melbourne. I've never tackled the Great Alpine Road but I heard it's a ripper. Just too damn far and long.
  14. I have a soft spot for the route going from Warburton through Reefton up to Marysville then Black Spur, and vice versa. However, the traffic might be a killer during the public holidays, especially going through Black Spur to Marysville. The road from Marysville to Lake Mountain is a killer as well, however given the snow season has started, the entry fees will most likely apply to reach the top. Deemed the best driving road in Australia according to Top Gear.
  15. Bump. Sorry to hijack the thread, however would be keen for one given a public holiday is around the corner. Please post suggestions below.