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  1. Basic Help & Repair
    Taking over a family members IS300 with 260k miles and its been neglected. Hoping I can get some tips on some of the first things to do when it comes to maintenance. Already have Accessory belt , timing belt, Oil change, Spark plugs and full suspension in mind. What are other things I'm missing...
  2. General Discussion
    hello everyone; Just thought I'd throw this out there for the budding DIY'ers who want to work on their own stuff. Below is the procedure I use regularly to change spark plugs (done it twice due solely to my own paranoia; I'm only at 70,000 miles). If you have questions about any specifics...
  3. Basic Help & Repair
    I have an 05 Lexus Is300 and when driving from 40+Mph I can hear a loud thumping noise from the front passenger side of my vehicle. I’ve had both upper and lower control arms replaced, wheel bearings, and got an alignment and tires balanced. It helped it for a little while but the noise...
  4. Basic Help & Repair
    I replace my oil at ~ every 10k mi with the filter. My head gasket has a bit of a leak, but not major. I don't leak oil. But my oil light comes on usually after a couple to few thousands miles after each change. I check the dip stick and it usually looks pretty low or dry, why is this?
  5. Basic Help & Repair
    I have some electrical issues with my 2002 automatic is300 (215k mi). I need some help troubleshooting and figuring out what parts I need. If you guys could help me with cost estimates too that would be great. 1) None of my interior lights (other than the visors) work. 2) My rear passenger...
  6. Basic Help & Repair
    I have made a couple previous post concerning direct issues I've had with my 2002 is300. But here im asking for suggestions on maintenance I may have neglected or overlooked. What needs to be in general? History on the car. Bought @ 160k mi salvaged for $1,700 (cracked bumper, bent hood and...
  7. Basic Help & Repair
    I have a 2002 automatic is300. I've had it since it was at 160,000mi. The only maintenance/ repairs I've done, other than oil every 10k mi (bottle says 15k mi) and oil filters. New radiator(@ ~ 175k m) New breaks and rotors all around (@ ~190k mi) Other than that I haven't really worked on...
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