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My carpet got wet on Driver side front and back only ....not sure why. Roof closed, windows closed.....again not sure what happened. Dealer ship is charging 1000+ to replace the padding under the carpet. Anyone know if this can be done cheaper....I'm good at handy work but am worried that I'll screw up something if I try to go at it by my self. Anyone done this before??

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What oil viscosity is suggested for my 06 IS350? Owners manual suggests 5w30 but I read that 5w20 weight is the updated spec. Which is better for the car? I live in Kansas City where it gets cold in winter and hot in summer
 

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DIY Headers

This is a DIY for Mazzuri Super headers on my 06 is350. First I took all the plastic guards off the top and bottom of the engine.

I was able to get the top 4 nuts off the drivers side header from the top of the engine and the bottom two from under the engine. It is really tight from the top and the heat shield is in the way on the bottom but all we used on this side was a 12mm deep well socket and a ratchet.

On the pasenger side I had to get all 6 nuts from the bottom using the same ratchet on some and an open end wrench on others. You have to remove all the bolts on both sides of the exhaust to get them out and also remove the dipstick bracket on the bottom but leave the top dipstick bracket attatched it's a real pain in the ass to put back in.

Once out remove the A/F sensors and put on to the new headers. Put headers in using existing gasgets. They are a lot easier to get back in than taking them out. You can see where I had to modify the dipstick bracket to get it back in.

Put everything back together under the car. Pull the 3 bolts off the wire harness and solder the sim on.

Then put everything back together.
 

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Any DIY info for exhaust install? I just ordered a Tanabe Medalion Touring. I imagine it's pretty simple. I'm just wondering if there are any specific do's & don'ts. .

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Unlocking doors

I saw the post on one of the forumns a while ago and now can't find the threat but I'm trying to have all the doors unlock at the same time when using the keyfob. Does anyone know how to do this or where I can find the DIY for it?

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I saw the post on one of the forumns a while ago and now can't find the threat but I'm trying to have all the doors unlock at the same time when using the keyfob. Does anyone know how to do this or where I can find the DIY for it?

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The DIY for that is in your owners manual actually :p
 

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hmm ok ill look again. I looked earlier and couldn't find anything about doing that and the way that someone said above holding down the lock unlock and trunk keys didn't work.
 

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havnt had a chance to look in my owners manual.... but is there a guide on changing the engine air filter?
I looked for this just about 1-2 months ago, and I don't remember seeing a full DIY guide, or if I did it was really old. Reading about it though was enough of a guide.

Basically you follow the air intake tube down to towards the passenger side of the car. It leads into a casing that's shaped just like the filter (kind of like a square with a corner cut off). You pop off the plastic panels covering everything (I think I had to take off all three panels). Then you unhinge the casing for the filter. If I remember correctly, the only tool I may have had to use was a screwdriver to unhook one hinge, but almost everything can be done by hand. Switch out the filter, pop all the plastic "hooks" back in, and you're done. I'm not terribly handy when it comes to cars, but I did it all in under 10 minutes.
 

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I looked for this just about 1-2 months ago, and I don't remember seeing a full DIY guide, or if I did it was really old. Reading about it though was enough of a guide.

Basically you follow the air intake tube down to towards the passenger side of the car. It leads into a casing that's shaped just like the filter (kind of like a square with a corner cut off). You pop off the plastic panels covering everything (I think I had to take off all three panels). Then you unhinge the casing for the filter. If I remember correctly, the only tool I may have had to use was a screwdriver to unhook one hinge, but almost everything can be done by hand. Switch out the filter, pop all the plastic "hooks" back in, and you're done. I'm not terribly handy when it comes to cars, but I did it all in under 10 minutes.
nice, thank you for the response :cool:
 
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