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Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 04-28-15, 03:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 503
Posted By Tajai7
For those outside of the Lexus Power-train...

For those outside of the Lexus Power-train Warranty, I suggest looking into Walnut Blasting as a possible solution to the carbon buildup issue. I had a local shop do it for me (in Minneapolis, MN)...
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 04-28-15, 02:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,675
Posted By Tajai7
I suffered the carbon buildup issue (rough idles,...

I suffered the carbon buildup issue (rough idles, stalls, cylinder misfires, etc.) and had the engine cleaned and rebuilt at 85k miles. This was covered by the power train warranty (which I believe...
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 04-28-15, 02:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 991
Posted By Tajai7
I'd start worrying about this now before it...

I'd start worrying about this now before it stalls out completely and she's in rush hour traffic or at a busy intersection. Also, note that I think Lexus will only cover this issue under the power...
Forum: GS - 3rd Gen (2006-2011) 04-28-15, 02:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 15,540
Posted By Tajai7
Walnut Blasting - Carbon Buildup Cleaning/Fix for those Outside of Warranty

For those of you who may be outside of Lexus power-train warranty, you might want to see if a local shop offers Walnut Blasting (walnut shell blasting) to help clean the intake valves.

I had seen...
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 04-28-15, 02:07 PM
Replies: 1,327
Views: 286,346
Posted By Tajai7
Walnut Blasting - Possible Fix for Carbon Buildup Issue For Those Outside of Warranty

For those of you who may be outside of Lexus power-train warranty (or TSB requirements), you might want to see if a local shop offers Walnut Blasting (walnut shell blasting) to help clean the intake...
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 04-28-15, 02:00 PM
Replies: 1,099
Views: 263,439
Posted By Tajai7
Lexus IS250 intake valve carbon buildup fix/cleaning with Walnut Blasting

For those of you who may be outside of Lexus power-train warranty or TSB requirements, you might want to see if a local shop offers Walnut Blasting (walnut shell blasting) to help clean the intake...
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 09-05-14, 08:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,490
Posted By Tajai7
I 100% agree with you. They practically force you...

I 100% agree with you. They practically force you to lower it.
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 09-01-14, 10:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,490
Posted By Tajai7
valeoray, here's another pic so you can better...

valeoray, here's another pic so you can better evaluate the gap.


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Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 08-27-14, 02:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,490
Posted By Tajai7
AWD with 18s"

I have a 2006 AWD with 18" rims (225/40/R18 tires), stock offset (45mm) and stock suspension (no lowering springs... maybe do that next year, I hate the gap). Hope this helps.
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 05-30-14, 07:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,748
Posted By Tajai7
Mitsuboost - just search for "Mini HID Conversion...

Mitsuboost - just search for "Mini HID Conversion Kit All-In-One 9006"...you'll see a bunch of them ranging from $40-$100.
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 10-10-12, 07:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,239
Posted By Tajai7
I was aware of the carbon build up issue so when...

I was aware of the carbon build up issue so when I started getting a P0420 trouble code to routinely come on after 77k miles (came on 6 times between 77k and 81k miles) on my '06 IS250 AWD (catalyst...
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 10-10-12, 06:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,820
Posted By Tajai7
I was aware of the carbon build up issue so when...

I was aware of the carbon build up issue so when I started getting a P0420 trouble code to routinely come on after 77k miles (came on 6 times between 77k and 81k miles) on my '06 IS250 AWD (catalyst...
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 10-10-12, 06:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,564
Posted By Tajai7
I was aware of the carbon build up issue so when...

I was aware of the carbon build up issue so when I started getting a P0420 trouble code to routinely come on after 77k miles (came on 6 times between 77k and 81k miles) on my '06 IS250 AWD (catalyst...
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 10-10-12, 06:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,066
Posted By Tajai7
I was aware of the carbon build up issue so when...

I was aware of the carbon build up issue so when I started getting a P0420 trouble code to routinely come on after 77k miles (came on 6 times between 77k and 81k miles) on my '06 IS250 AWD (catalyst...
Forum: Performance 10-10-12, 06:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 17,781
Posted By Tajai7
Not sure if this will help anyone but I was aware...

Not sure if this will help anyone but I was aware of the carbon build up issue so when I started getting a P0420 trouble code to routinely come on after 77k miles on my '06 IS250 AWD (catalyst system...
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 10-10-12, 06:28 PM
Replies: 1,099
Views: 263,439
Posted By Tajai7
I never received a letter but obviously was aware...

I never received a letter but obviously was aware of the issue so when I started getting a P0420 trouble code to routinely come on after 77k miles on my '06 IS250 AWD (catalyst system efficiency...
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 07-08-11, 07:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,869
Posted By Tajai7
Sounds like the brake light switch but i would...

Sounds like the brake light switch but i would get the codes scanned to find out for sure as it could be something else. I got it fixed and no lights have come on since.

My story from a previous...
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 07-03-11, 11:16 PM
Replies: 1,393
Views: 126,831
Posted By Tajai7
28/m/is250 awd

28/m/is250 awd
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 07-03-11, 03:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 845
Posted By Tajai7
Grille Overlay

No problem. Good luck in your search. I'm interested to hear if you find a decent black one too.

For others, here's a couple more pics of the Mina Galley stainless steel chrome overlay grille but...
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 07-03-11, 09:21 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,760
Posted By Tajai7
Yeah, it was a heck of a deal. It was so cheap...

Yeah, it was a heck of a deal. It was so cheap because they had to do most of the labor anyways because of the recall so they didn't charge me for it. I suggest all to go that route if you haven't...
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 07-03-11, 12:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 845
Posted By Tajai7
Re: Mina Grille

The mina grille (http://www.mina-gallery.com/model-pages/Lexus/models/IS-06/Main-mesh-SS-wire-reg.htm) is an overlay. It did not come with instructions but I did follow the grille removal...
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 07-02-11, 03:24 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,760
Posted By Tajai7
Pnthrzrule - I should have asked Lexus of Wayzata...

Pnthrzrule - I should have asked Lexus of Wayzata first but ended up ordering from Sewell and had them install the sparkplugs when they did the fuel pressure line recall. Since they had to remove the...
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 07-02-11, 03:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 845
Posted By Tajai7
You can buy a black mesh one from Mina gallery...

You can buy a black mesh one from Mina gallery (http://www.mina-gallery.com/model-pages/Lexus/models/IS-06/Main-mesh-SS-wire-reg.htm). I however have the chrome one.
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 06-20-11, 06:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 13,410
Posted By Tajai7
Thanks for the tip! I asked that when I made an...

Thanks for the tip! I asked that when I made an appointment a couple weeks ago to get the recalls taken care of and inquired how much it would cost to have my spark plugs replaced at the same time if...
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 06-05-11, 12:16 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 144,346
Posted By Tajai7
I've been running the same (Valvoline SynPower...

I've been running the same (Valvoline SynPower 5w30 motor oil) in my IS250 for the past year (only have had it for a little over a year now) and had previously run the same in my ES for 4-5 years. I...
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