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I don't know if it's just me or what but the car feels much, much more responsive. I tried to duplicate the problem and NO LUCK yet. I drove it all day Monday and could not get it to hesitate. The car feels faster to me!! If nothing else, I can tell something WAS done. The only BAD thing was that they had my car for 2 days and gave me the only loner they had....LS430. Too sad for me huh. hehehe.
 

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good to hear it. My part is on order from Lexus of Austin and I'll post a similar report once all that is done.

Damn, they gave you a LS430 for a loaner!? I'm gonna try and get a SC430 then for my loaner (yeah, right).
 

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yea, right SC430?!?!?
Man, Lexus of Austin is CHEAP, they are too damn cheap to even give us lexus as loaners. They use Enterprise rentals, so that means corrolas and sentras for you buddy, that is what they gave me. They even gave a guy in a RX300 and a new LS430 one, when I took mine in for service. That is crazy, they are trying to save money, I guess. Hey, how long have you had your IS in Austin, how bad is the hesitation? I think since there are signs of the ISers growing in Austin we should have a little meet. I met up with Jdogg and another guy named flip with a green IS. So only 3 enthusiast so far. Let me know what you think.
 

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corollas and sentras? I could have sworn I saw some chick the other day drop off her ES and then drive off in an RX. Damn, I can't be driving a freakin' Sentra after having been in my IS all this time. Better to get a ride from a buddy than to be seen in an inferior vehicle such as a Nissan.

I've had my IS since December. The hesitation isn't all that bad, but since the upgrade is free.... Yeah, a meet would be cool. Email me at [email protected] if you like.
 

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I couldn't believe it myself when they gave me one, I put my head down everytime a car passed by me, it didnt even have power! WTF- one bad experience. Atleast they repainted my hood for the chip I had, under warranty. I thought atleast they would give me the yellow IS test car, but NO! My moms friend has a RX300, and they gave her a corrolla for her service issues.
 

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Oh, they might give you a Lexus loaner if the service is short, mine took 5 days to do, atleast I saved money on gas.
 

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Hey,
I also got my Ecu/trac fixed last week. I do notice a difference and can't recreate the hesitation problem so I'm happy! The dealer-Nally Lexus in Roswell, GA gave me a rx300 as a loaner for the day, not bad.
 

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Did you guys have to go to the dealer before getting your part ordered or just call the dealer? My local dealer is telling me that I need to have a tech inspect before allowing the update to be done. Is this the same that everybody else had to go through?

 

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Originally posted by mrmojo:
Did you guys have to go to the dealer before getting your part ordered or just call the dealer? My local dealer is telling me that I need to have a tech inspect before allowing the update to be done. Is this the same that everybody else had to go through?


No, I just asked and they put me on the list. He wrote down some numbers from my vehicle. That's all.
 

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Originally posted by Petey00:
[QB]Quick question. Does this ECU/TRAC update affect the gas mileage in any way?

This Friday will be a week with the new upgrade and I think it has improved the gas mileage VERY little though. The car FEELS AWESOME!!!!
 

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Originally posted by YELLLEX:
Originally posted by Petey00:
[QB]Quick question. Does this ECU/TRAC update affect the gas mileage in any way?


This Friday will be a week with the new upgrade and I think it has improved the gas mileage VERY little though. The car FEELS AWESOME!!!!
I just went to Van Nuys Lexus here in California, and talked with an service tech and he says i should make an appointment to get it checked out. They will do either a flash upgrade on the existing ECU and leave the trac alone or if they find the trac to be defective they'll replace the trac and also do the reflash update. Once the car hits the 5K oil change then I will have them check into that.

Meanwhile, I had to use some touch up paint on the hood, got a chip on it, I'm pissed, something "pointy", nailed it good
 

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Hey! How long does it take u guys to order the ECU/TRAC? I ordered mine today, and wonder when it's gonna be here. By the way, I live in SoCal.
 

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[QB]Hey! How long does it take u guys to order the ECU/TRAC? I ordered mine today, and wonder when it's gonna be here. By the way, I live in SoCal.

I'm in FLA and it took a week to get the parts in. Then it took 3 days to install.

CIVIC Si-r

GET A BRA for the car. Lexus has a real nice one for the car. I also have SOLAR YELLOW and the chips are really prominent on this color. You'll be using touch up paint ALL year if you don't protect it. Just trust me on this one.
 

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Originally posted by YELLLEX:

CIVIC Si-r


GET A BRA for the car. Lexus has a real nice one for the car. I also have SOLAR YELLOW and the chips are really prominent on this color. You'll be using touch up paint ALL year if you don't protect it. Just trust me on this one.[/QB]

Thanks for the advice, I may have to do that, I knew i should have ordered it at the sametime I ordered the car.


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Originally posted by VVTIS:
Oh, they might give you a Lexus loaner if the service is short, mine took 5 days to do, atleast I saved money on gas.
Nope... No IS loaner for even the short timers. took mine in for an oil change and steering wheel replacement and I was stuck with a Sentra as well

Those bastards didn't even wash my car when they were done. The reason: My windows were just tinted. WTF??? you dont wash the insideof my car do you

so from now on I drive my happy ass an hour away to Lexus of San Antonio. where they give you Lexus loaners if available and are kina cool about mods done to your car.
 

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Ordered my ECU/Trac update last month and had an appointment on Monday the 4th for the update, but received a call from my service agent today. Can anyone say "Back Order?"

My Lexus dealer is Lexus of Watertown.
Has anyone from MA get the update yet?
 
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