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  1. Noise at 3K RPM

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    So oddly enough, yesterday I was able to free rev, and heard the noise come in at 4K. Today I tried to free rev, and couldn't detect the noise. So I would say that it is more consistent, and comes in at a lower RPM when driving.
  2. Noise at 3K RPM

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    Hi all, I've searched this site and google, and haven't found any answers to a sound I'm getting in my 2002 Manual, only mods are springs, BRZ Diff, and HKS exhaust. Consistently right at 3K RPMs and on, I am getting a very faint sound that appears to be coming from behind the drivers side dash...
  3. Will these fit?

    Wheels and Tires
    Thanks much. I'm actually considering the 17's as well..would be nice to have a decrease in weight versus stock. The 17's are offered in 17X9 and 17X8, both in 40mm. Would those work without requiring rolling the fenders or quarter panels? Is the 40mm versus stock 50mm a concern? I've read...
  4. Will these fit?

    Wheels and Tires
    Hi all, Enkei has some really nice new wheels out, the TS-5s. I am looking at the 18's, and they have the following specs available: 5x114.3: a) 18X8.5, 40mm, b) 18x8.5, 38mm, c) 18x9.5, 38mm. My car is lowered by 1.5" front and 1" rear, no fancy coilover setup or anything. Can anyone...
  5. KY: WTB Clutch Damper Delete

    Member Wanted To Buy/Trade
    FIGS currently out of stock, looking for CDD.
  6. Advice painting dash

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    Thanks, will remember that!
  7. Advice painting dash

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    Thanks, definitely familiar with this thread - used this when I pulled the dash last time. But you can see in the pics this guy didn't pull the airbag from the dash, that's what I'm curious about. I'm just going to give it a shot..
  8. Advice painting dash

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    Thanks I actually did, and found someone asking why his wasn't coming out. He was about to force it. Just wondering advice on if it's worth it/safe to do that, vs. just doing it while installed in the car.
  9. Advice painting dash

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    Hi all, this is the second IS I've owned. On my first, the dashboard was extremely melted all over, so I pulled the dash and painted the whole thing. On my current IS, only the passenger airbag is sticky. Need some advise on the best way to go about scrubbing the residue off and painting...
  10. Should I buy? '02 5SP

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    Got her washed - will try to post pics this weekend! BTW, got 24MPG on the trip back from Illinois to KY. Pretty impressive IMO.
  11. Should I buy? '02 5SP

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    Flew to Chicago and purchased this car today. Man am I glad that I did. The acceleration with the BRZ diff. is amazing. It does rev high, but this with such a smooth engine, you don't notice it. I made it back to central KY on a little over a tank of gas, so I don't think it impacts gas...
  12. Identifying aftermarket paintjob

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    Hi All. I'm on the hunt for a clean IS300. One thing I am wondering, is if there are some easy ways to check for an aftermarket paint job. On my Miata, I knew to look for the mazda logo on the front bumper, and people would typically paint the back side skirts the same color as the rest of...
  13. Should I buy? '02 5SP

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    I know my post of maint. items was confusing. I only posted receipts from the second owner (past few years). Clutch was done at 70K which is great - was on car fax. Car fax with great history, oil changes every 3 to 5K whole life. Coolant flushes, etc. And unfortunately, I don't have the...
  14. Should I buy? '02 5SP

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    Thanks. So now I'm trying to decide if I get the car for 6500, pay 300 for the flight...is this car worth it considering the cost of that maintenance. If it had 100K miles I would jump for sure. I'm on the edge at this point...
  15. Should I buy? '02 5SP

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    Those are the receipts the current owner has from the prior owner (prior owner had for 3 years - before that, a lady owned for 12 years). Between Carfax and the Receipts that I listed, the oil has been changed every 5K or so. Car wasn't driven much at all the last year, hence the time gap...
  16. Should I buy? '02 5SP

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    I agree with what has been stated above - it would prob be best for me to do all the timing/waterpump/gaskets just to be safe...not cheap. I'm guessing 1200 parts and labor for all of that? I think I can get this car for between $6 and $6500. Recent maintenance history: 6/27/15 oil change...
  17. Should I buy? '02 5SP

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    Front ball joints have actually been done already. Control arms as well.
  18. Should I buy? '02 5SP

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    Sorry for the confusion - the owner of the car is taking it to Lexus tomorrow to identify the cause of the oil leak. The car is in IL - I'm in KY.
  19. Should I buy? '02 5SP

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    Just spoke to dealership - the timing belt was changed, but there is no record of water pump or other gaskets, so I don't have any confirmation that those things were done. Just spoke to my mechanic, who recommended that he takes it somewhere to verify where the leak is coming from, so that I...
  20. Should I buy? '02 5SP

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    2002 5SP, Red, 2 Owner, Clean Carfax, 140K miles, new tires, brakes, rotors, springs and struts, 02 Sensors, wheel bearings, and BRZ diff swap. $7K. Here's the kicker - the owner believes the timing belt / pump were done at 90K, per the sticker under the hood (I am calling the Lexus dealership...
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