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Forum: Maintenance 11-10-14, 09:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 214
Posted By mitsuguy
The service intervals don't change per the...

The service intervals don't change per the manufacturer, but many oil companies claim you can go longer.
Forum: IS - First Generation 11-10-14, 08:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,152
Posted By mitsuguy
SRT has a less than great track record. ...

SRT has a less than great track record.

The owner is an ass to deal with, IMO.

Also, if he didn't build it, your car is crap in his eyes.

Mo Choudhury on Facebook is who you are looking...
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels & Brakes Forum 11-10-14, 08:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 225
Posted By mitsuguy
I agree. Special orders fall through all...

I agree.

Special orders fall through all the time.

Take advantage of a brand new tire to know for sure it is not too old.
Forum: Maintenance 11-10-14, 08:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 134
Posted By mitsuguy
Brake line fabrication can be a huge pain, even...

Brake line fabrication can be a huge pain, even in a shop with the proper tools. It also usually doesn't cost too terribly much.

I might recommend some local experience on something like this.
Forum: Maintenance 11-10-14, 08:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 214
Posted By mitsuguy
Problem is when a car doesn't get driven often,...

Problem is when a car doesn't get driven often, or on longer trips, moisture and unburnt fuel will accumulate in the motor.

If the oil was changed, then the car sits for 6 months, then its driven,...
Forum: Maintenance 11-10-14, 08:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 178
Posted By mitsuguy
Correct, switch back and forth at any time (or...

Correct, switch back and forth at any time (or mix even)
Forum: Maintenance 11-10-14, 08:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 253
Posted By mitsuguy
Yup, idle air motor and add throttle body...

Yup, idle air motor and add throttle body cleaning to start.
Forum: Maintenance 11-10-14, 08:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 86
Posted By mitsuguy
The snout of the torque converter might be worn...

The snout of the torque converter might be worn or damaged.

Assuming that is transmission fluid, and that is the area it is definitely leaking from.
Forum: Maintenance 11-10-14, 08:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 103
Posted By mitsuguy
I think your mechanic is wrong. An overactive...

I think your mechanic is wrong. An overactive knock sensor will cause the computer to retard timing and power because it thinks there is something bad wrong (fuel quality, etc).

I would replace...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 10-26-14, 07:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 219
Posted By mitsuguy
So long as not overly lowered and the stock ones...

So long as not overly lowered and the stock ones are in good shape, you can reuse them with no problem.
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels & Brakes Forum 09-11-14, 08:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 426
Posted By mitsuguy
as good as anything, considering the price... ...

as good as anything, considering the price...

keep in mind, tires are definitely something that you get what you pay for (for the most part)...
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels & Brakes Forum 09-11-14, 08:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 608
Posted By mitsuguy
need a close up picture of the deepest cut on the...

need a close up picture of the deepest cut on the tire - generally, should be ok, but if its down to the cords inside, it needs replaced...

I would look into getting the fenders rolled
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels & Brakes Forum 09-11-14, 08:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 268
Posted By mitsuguy
So long as your car is not AWD, should be no...

So long as your car is not AWD, should be no problem at all..
Forum: Lexus Vehicles Classifieds 09-11-14, 08:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,612
Posted By mitsuguy
Moving out of state soon, need this gone - make...

Moving out of state soon, need this gone - make me any reasonable offer and it'll probably be yours...
Forum: Performance 08-24-14, 08:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By mitsuguy
hm, interesting... I have a 1jz gs300... :)

hm, interesting...

I have a 1jz gs300... :)
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels & Brakes Forum 08-24-14, 08:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 217
Posted By mitsuguy
pretty sure that will fit just fine...

pretty sure that will fit just fine...
Forum: Maintenance 08-24-14, 08:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 418
Posted By mitsuguy
unfortunately, I've read about people inquiring...

unfortunately, I've read about people inquiring directly, and, they don't care if the manufacturers interval is triple what they say, they still require the oil changes every 3k.

you may not...
Forum: Maintenance 08-24-14, 07:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 222
Posted By mitsuguy
banjos can be difficult - if the angle of the...

banjos can be difficult - if the angle of the fitting isn't just right, it will never start...
Forum: Maintenance 08-18-14, 09:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 462
Posted By mitsuguy
You may not have great luck finding a shop that...

You may not have great luck finding a shop that is great at both... something you can definitely ask when you arrive. We have spotted body and chassis repairs, but only those that are somewhat...
Forum: IS - First Generation 08-18-14, 08:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 290
Posted By mitsuguy
http://www.toyota-obd.com/toyota-c1225/ ...

http://www.toyota-obd.com/toyota-c1225/

C1223 just means there is something wrong in the system... C1225, as linked above, is your actual issue - sounds like a short somewhere...
Forum: IS - First Generation 08-18-14, 08:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 267
Posted By mitsuguy
there are technically about 10 quarts in the...

there are technically about 10 quarts in the system, but only 3 or so come out if you just drain the pan...
Forum: Maintenance 08-18-14, 08:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 462
Posted By mitsuguy
Pretty much any repair shop. Larger names such...

Pretty much any repair shop. Larger names such as Firestone (I work there), NTB, Pep Boys, etc, should be able to perform that service.

Make it very clear it is a prepurchase inspection.

I...
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels & Brakes Forum 08-18-14, 08:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 282
Posted By mitsuguy
It is a very entry level tire. I sell them...

It is a very entry level tire.

I sell them only when people cannot afford anything better.

Almost everything is superior.
Forum: IS - First Generation 08-13-14, 10:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 451
Posted By mitsuguy
http://www.clublexus.com/forums/performance/645077...

http://www.clublexus.com/forums/performance/645077-finished-custom-aem-ems-v2-install-is300-plug-n-play-what.html
Forum: IS - First Generation 08-13-14, 10:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 451
Posted By mitsuguy
Yes, 01 IS... Aem V2... I wrote the how...

Yes, 01 IS...

Aem V2...

I wrote the how to on installing them here and on my.is
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