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Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 09-22-14, 12:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 226
Posted By embolism
I'll only use waterless washes as a QD, and then...

I'll only use waterless washes as a QD, and then only if I've recently washed the car and it hasn't gotten wet since.

Such is life when you have obsidan black...
Forum: IS - Second Generation 09-22-14, 09:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 750
Posted By embolism
yeah, maybe you should reconsider getting an S4...

yeah, maybe you should reconsider getting an S4 if you'll have a 350 sitting idle... that seems more wasteful to me
Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 09-05-14, 11:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 427
Posted By embolism
don't forget to wipe down the headliner. It has...

don't forget to wipe down the headliner. It has probably absorbed a lot of smoke too

Folex on a terry towel is what I use. Spray the towel and wipe in one direction. Try not to saturate the...
Forum: IS - Second Generation 09-05-14, 10:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,772
Posted By embolism
no thoughts? Anyone know if they've ever...

no thoughts?

Anyone know if they've ever issued an improved / redesigned water pump for our cars?
Forum: IS - Second Generation 09-05-14, 10:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 454
Posted By embolism
unlocking the car using the door handles...

unlocking the car using the door handles shouldn't set off the alarm. There is definitely something wrong. Take it to the dealer as they might need to connect it to their computer and adjust a...
Forum: IS - Second Generation 09-03-14, 11:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 454
Posted By embolism
that doesn't sound normal Is there an...

that doesn't sound normal

Is there an aftermarket alarm or are you just touching the sensors in the front door handles to unlock the car?
Forum: IS - Second Generation 09-03-14, 11:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,772
Posted By embolism
sorry to ressurect an old thread but thought this...

sorry to ressurect an old thread but thought this might be the most appropriate place to ask about the replacement water pump.

Reading the thread where a water pump failure ultimately caused $18K...
Forum: IS - Second Generation 09-03-14, 07:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 417
Posted By embolism
Without doing any research whatsoever, I have a...

Without doing any research whatsoever, I have a hard time believing that a 3 year old car with only 14K miles on it is worth less than the buyout. Did you put nothing down when you leased it?

Find...
Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 08-28-14, 08:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 351
Posted By embolism
if you do create a clean spot, then just clean...

if you do create a clean spot, then just clean the entire headliner. It doesn't look dirty, but it is. Like LS430Fl says, just spray folex (easy to get at Home Depot) onto a terry cloth (rougher than...
Forum: IS - Second Generation 08-26-14, 10:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 410
Posted By embolism
the very first time my 07 350 did this I started...

the very first time my 07 350 did this I started looking into the OEM battery. Did some research and it turns out you can fill the cells with distilled water. I checked mine and 2 cells were really...
Forum: IS - Second Generation 08-25-14, 08:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Posted By embolism
you have to reset them. It's a simple thing to...

you have to reset them. It's a simple thing to figure out if you play with it for 10 seconds...
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels & Brakes Forum 08-20-14, 02:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 544
Posted By embolism
I am running 225/45/17 blizzak WS-70's on four...

I am running 225/45/17 blizzak WS-70's on four stock IS250 wheels I got off craigslist since winter of 2010. I just drive on weekends now so probably have 2 or 3 winters left on them. Turning of...
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels & Brakes Forum 08-20-14, 07:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 544
Posted By embolism
the problem might not have been the tires...

the problem might not have been the tires themselves but the width. Running a 255 on the rear drive wheels is asking for trouble on the 350 in any substantial amount of snow.

Drop down to a 17...
Forum: IS - Second Generation 08-17-14, 08:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 376
Posted By embolism
from what you have written, it sounds like all...

from what you have written, it sounds like all the doors are not closed before you press the lock button. Wait until all the passengers close their doors, then press the lock button.

one way to...
Forum: IS - Second Generation 08-14-14, 12:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 233
Posted By embolism
there was only one time I had issues in the snow...

there was only one time I had issues in the snow and it was b/c I was trying to reverse into my lane garage with about 8 inches of snow on the ground and once I turned the front wheels to angle in, I...
Forum: IS - Second Generation 08-12-14, 06:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 233
Posted By embolism
I run those staggered sizes in summer in 18's and...

I run those staggered sizes in summer in 18's and drop down to 17's with 225/45 for winter.

Bought 4 stockies off a guy with a 250. I think it looks better than running steelies.

Even with 4...
Forum: IS - Second Generation 08-11-14, 08:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 283
Posted By embolism
as long as front defrost is on, either the...

as long as front defrost is on, either the windshield only or windshield and footwell, the AC is on, whether the A/C button is lit up or not....

drove all winter with defrost and footwell on and...
Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 08-05-14, 10:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,053
Posted By embolism
blacklight is pretty good, especially on the IS...

blacklight is pretty good, especially on the IS b/c it has very little plastic trim. It does stain plastics unfortunately, so you have to be mindful when using it.

I still use V7 as a drying aid...
Forum: IS - Second Generation 07-28-14, 12:45 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,248
Posted By embolism
28 mpg with those wheel specs? Imagine what you'd...

28 mpg with those wheel specs? Imagine what you'd get if you ran 17s!
Forum: IS - Second Generation 07-28-14, 10:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 731
Posted By embolism
real ISF wheels come in 19" so those are probably...

real ISF wheels come in 19" so those are probably replica's on the 2008.

Though both are out of warranty, I'd gravitate towards the 2008 myself b/c there were some minor cosmetic changes from 2007...
Forum: IS - Second Generation 07-24-14, 02:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 294
Posted By embolism
it is important to get the proper spark plugs if...

it is important to get the proper spark plugs if you have a 350. They are not the same as the 250. Can't recall the reason but it had something to do with the extra set of port injectors in the 350...
Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 07-24-14, 02:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 710
Posted By embolism
I don't generally use goo gone b/c xylene-based...

I don't generally use goo gone b/c xylene-based products in general are not something you want to inhale or have in contact with your skin. I think I've seen a car version of goo gone so it probably...
Forum: IS - Second Generation 07-24-14, 09:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 644
Posted By embolism
dude, squeaky driver seat is on my list. ...

dude, squeaky driver seat is on my list.

Apparently, there is some plastic that they didn't take off so they issued a tsb for it. My seat used to squeak every time I made a turn. Annoyed the heck...
Forum: IS - Second Generation 07-23-14, 06:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 644
Posted By embolism
model and year would be helpful some older...

model and year would be helpful

some older models had issues with the dash melting, rear window brake light rattles, aux output interference when charging at the same time as listening to music,...
Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 07-23-14, 06:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 710
Posted By embolism
yes you're right, least aggressive method first,...

yes you're right, least aggressive method first, but sometimes it's tough if you don't have all the different products handy, that's why I suggest the cheapest alternatives or things that people may...
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