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I picked up Vol 1 and Vol 2 of the is repair
manual, after ordering the books when I
bought the car a couple of weeks ago.

They carry "Pub. No." RMM779U1 and RMM779U2.
Volume 1 covers an intro, maintenance,
and some other general info, including some
electrical schematics.

Volume 2 covers the engine and body, cooling,
trans, suspension, brakes and steering,
airconditioning and airbags. The books
are pretty complete, and somewhat more
extensive than the shop manual I had for
my SHO, which I traded in on the IS.

The Foreword also refers to three other items, none of which I ordered: A trans
repair manual (RM780U), an electrical wiring
diagram for the 2001IS (EWD 413U), and
something called "New Car Features," (NCF183U).

I ordered the books when I bought the car,
and figured the price would be in the range
of what I had paid for the SHO manual.
VERY WRONG: The price was breathtaking, and
I swallowed very hard before deciding to go
ahead and get the books, especially because
I'm and old guy, living in an apartment with
no place to work on the car, and no real
intention of doing anything myself except
some waxing and polishing, and some serious
reading if anything starts going sour on the
car. I suggest you get a look at the manual
before you decide whether or not you really
want one (or both volumes), but it's nice to
have them just in case I want to tell my
repair guy precisely what I want him to do.

PS--One of the first things I tried to locate
was the fuel filter, which I changed regularly on my SHO. The factory manual
doesn't indicate one for the IS: Is this
correct, there is no fuel filter on the IS???
And if not, has anybody installed one on their car, and if so, where did you locate it
in the fuel line, please?

Also, I'm still hoping for an answer or two
to my previous inquiry regarding the relocating of the battery into the trunk.

Silver with 250 easy miles so far, driving
mainly when the weather is cool here in
Southern California.
 

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on other toyotas that i have worked with, the fuel filter was right near the tank.

as for relocating the battery, you should buy an Optima (sealed) and a mount kit, and some 2 or 4 gauge power wire and 4 gauge ground wire. run the ground to bear metal and the power to the engine bay. try to get a complete study enclosure for it when it is in the trunk. you also might want to put a stereo circuit breaker inline, and a fuse of course. i don't think i am leaving anything else out, other than that it is pretty simple.

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oh yeah, how much were the manuals each? tia

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Originally posted by IS300GTE:
oh yeah, how much were the manuals each? tia

Thanks for the info on the battery installation. The manual does not indicate
any filter around the fuel tank (there is something called a "suction filter" inside
the pump housing, but this doesn't look to be
replaceable, at least not in normal servicing.
The manuals were $150 each. I said it
was breathtaking.
 

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Just a suggestion, buy any extras from a wholsesaler you'll save between 35-45%. When I read of someone paying dealer prices it makes me cringe. So I want to inform as many people as I can. You can look on the web for these people or in the yellow pages. Good Luck!

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Originally posted by mystic:
Where did you buy those manuals?
I ordered the manuals at the dealer on the
day I bought the car. I was out of town
for several days, and picked up the books
yesterday (Saturday) at the dealer. I didn't
have to take them, but I wanted the factory
info, in spite of the heartburn about the
price. The manuals are Toyota publications,
not Chilton or some similar aftermarket
publisher.

PS---After a careful re-check, I am still
nonplussed to find that there is no fuel
filter on the IS. Don't understand how an
injector engine can get by without this.
 

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try hoy-fox lexus/toyota in el paso texas for the manuals. i paid about 260 for all three, 2 mechanical/1 electrical
 
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