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Forum: General Discussion   11-22-2016, 06:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 820
Posted By Cheez
I've heard that low octane fuel that is not...

I've heard that low octane fuel that is not recommended for a vehicle can cause knocking noise when the engine is running. It was for other car but I don't remember what it was. Try let the gas tank...
Forum: General Discussion   11-16-2016, 02:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,432
Posted By Cheez
Tank you Jeff so if I order F Sport accessory...

Tank you Jeff so if I order F Sport accessory shocks shown in that link they come with spring perches right? Just wanted to double check.


cheez
Forum: IS350 Owner's Forum   11-13-2016, 05:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,203
Posted By Cheez
I used a Meguiar's Swirl Remover 2.0 which is a...

I used a Meguiar's Swirl Remover 2.0 which is a polish. It feels like a new shiny layer of sheet metal applied on to my car there is appeal of thick and deep gloss. I like this polish cause it...
Forum: IS350 Owner's Forum   11-12-2016, 05:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,203
Posted By Cheez
Tank you :smile2: My wheels are in horrible shape...

Tank you :smile2: My wheels are in horrible shape there are curb rashes, paint of the wheel came off and there are rust. They (not sure who the dealer or the previous owner) patched up with something...
Forum: IS350 Owner's Forum   11-12-2016, 03:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,203
Posted By Cheez
Polished and buffed my IS350

Hi guys,

I polished and buffed off my '07 IS350 using swirl remover 2.0. It's about 2 months of my ownership with this car. It's at 137k miles. Didn't get a chance to polish the entire car but...
Forum: General Discussion   11-05-2016, 11:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,414
Posted By Cheez
Caliper replaced and resolved knocking noise

Received the caliper a few days ago. It's a remanufactured part, got it from Amazon. The pistons and rubber seal look new and fresh.

https://s18.postimg.org/6x2awz2g5/IMG_0195.jpg...
Forum: General Discussion   11-02-2016, 08:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,414
Posted By Cheez
Thanks for the clamping idea on the brake line...

Thanks for the clamping idea on the brake line hose. I will do that.:smile2:
My IS350 caliper is large and the two bolts hiding on the inner side of the caliper are a bit difficult to get to. There...
Forum: General Discussion   11-01-2016, 07:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,414
Posted By Cheez
Thank you for the kind words TLT...

Thank you for the kind words TLT Strategies.:smile2: As much as I hate having problems coming to me with my car I am also happy to share my experiences and be of any help to others who have similar...
Forum: General Discussion   10-31-2016, 05:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,414
Posted By Cheez
Ok I did a longer test drive (15 min not 5 min...

Ok I did a longer test drive (15 min not 5 min this time) and the seized pistons do touch the rotor when braking and makes scraping noise now. It needs a brake caliper replacement ASAP. Wish I...
Forum: General Discussion   10-31-2016, 03:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,414
Posted By Cheez
I checked the brake line hose and valve and they...

I checked the brake line hose and valve and they are working dandy. No sign of clog. Brake fluid color is normal too. Brake caliper needs to be replaced.

I could not get the brake caliper to come...
Forum: General Discussion   10-31-2016, 02:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,414
Posted By Cheez
Found the problem

Turned out it was the bad pistons in the caliper.

I removed the brake pads and pumped the brakes. One of the pistons on the left was exposed and filled with rust. It lost rubber boot coverage you...
Forum: General Discussion   10-30-2016, 04:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,414
Posted By Cheez
I can't think of anything else other than brake...

I can't think of anything else other than brake caliper that failed and causing such noise. Obviously the brake pad(s) on the right front brake system is hitting something inside the brake caliper,...
Forum: General Discussion   10-30-2016, 01:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,414
Posted By Cheez
The knocking sound when not applying brakes came...

The knocking sound when not applying brakes came back. It's even louder now, and can hear louder and louder at highway speeds. The only time it shuts up is when I apply the brakes, light to medium...
Forum: General Discussion   10-29-2016, 04:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,414
Posted By Cheez
My Brake Squeaks/Knocks when Not Braking

Guyz I replaced the brake pads (all four) myself cause it was making squeaking noise when I brake. I replaced the worn out pads with an OEM set of Lexus/Toyota brake pads.

Ever since I got them...
Forum: General Discussion   10-27-2016, 10:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,432
Posted By Cheez
Confused about the F-Sport Shocks or Struts

Hi guyz,

I was looking at some F-Sport accessory shocks for 2nd gen IS350 and saw these on ebay -> LEXUS OEM FACTORY FRONT PERFORMANCE F-SPORT SHOCK SET 2WD 2006-2013 IS250 IS350 | eBay...
Forum: General Discussion   10-20-2016, 11:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,823
Posted By Cheez
Thank you for the kind words Mrfixit! It was so...

Thank you for the kind words Mrfixit! It was so ironic that I had so much hard time getting that water inlet out. It was hilarious I panicked and couldn't put the serpentine belt back on lol. The...
Forum: General Discussion   10-15-2016, 10:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 852
Posted By Cheez
Wet Sanding works on car paint and headlight scratches & oxidation

Youtube has plenty of videos on wet sanding your car paint and headlights to remove scratches and restore them. I was skeptic at first and was planning on spending $$$$$ to have body shop fix my...
Forum: General Discussion   10-14-2016, 07:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,827
Posted By Cheez
The common ones to fail (wear & tear) are: -...

The common ones to fail (wear & tear) are:

- water pump
- sticky / melting dashboard
- headlight turning yellow & hazy
- minor engine knocking at startup

Water pump if you have dealership do...
Forum: General Discussion   10-08-2016, 05:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,823
Posted By Cheez
I topped off coolant as bleeding out the system. ...

I topped off coolant as bleeding out the system.

Bleeding Coolant After Water Pump Replacement 1 - YouTube

Bleeding Air out of Coolant system after Water Pump install Part 2 - YouTube
Forum: General Discussion   10-08-2016, 05:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,823
Posted By Cheez
Thanks Mrfixit. I finally received all parts...

Thanks Mrfixit. I finally received all parts yesterday and got them put on today. And great thanks to those guys at clublexus that made tutorial for replacing water pump.

I started early at 8AM...
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