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Forum: IS - Second Generation 12-06-14, 03:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 460
Posted By bryan11
Good point about the coolant. The previous owner...

Good point about the coolant. The previous owner had the coolant and water pump replaced at about 105,000 miles.
Forum: IS - Second Generation 12-06-14, 07:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 460
Posted By bryan11
120K Maintenance results

When a local dealer wanted $1800 for the 120,000 mile maintenance on my 2008 is350, I decided to look at all the tasks involved and see what I could do myself. After a bit of research, I ordered...
Forum: IS - Second Generation 11-29-14, 04:15 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 74,913
Posted By bryan11
Another thanks for the write-up on this as well...

Another thanks for the write-up on this as well as the detailed discussion. I completed this on my 08 is350 today in about 2 1/2 hours. The first plug on the driver's side was still a pain, as the...
Forum: IS - Second Generation 11-25-14, 07:23 PM
Replies: 1,848
Views: 272,463
Posted By bryan11
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Forum: IS - Second Generation 11-25-14, 07:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 325
Posted By bryan11
It looks like that missing lug nut was a blessing...

It looks like that missing lug nut was a blessing in disguise. Simply using the same lug nuts on the OEM wheels may have been unsafe. After checking prices a bit, I ordered some 'mag style' lug...
Forum: IS - Second Generation 11-23-14, 06:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 325
Posted By bryan11
Thanks, it's good to know missing one lug nut...

Thanks, it's good to know missing one lug nut isn't going to cause issues.

This is an OEM wheel that needs non-acorn lug nuts, right?
...
Forum: IS - Second Generation 11-22-14, 10:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 325
Posted By bryan11
The summer wheels are from American Racing and...

The summer wheels are from American Racing and have black spline drive acorn nuts. They're narrow and have an adapter to attach/remove them.

The winter wheels are Lexus OEM that likely came with...
Forum: IS - Second Generation 11-22-14, 08:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 325
Posted By bryan11
Winter tire installation: oiled lug nuts, and more

The previous owner of my 2008 is 350 had everything done at the dealer and gave me a set wheels with winter tires on them when I purchased the car. Today, I installed them and discovered a few...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 11-15-14, 11:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 351
Posted By bryan11
Choices so far: Tirerack.com shows only the...

Choices so far:
Tirerack.com shows only the KYB Gas-A-Just Shocks for $90 each. Sewell shows 2008 IS350 OEM Replacement Lexus shocks for $170.80 each. Shocks.com shows the KYB Gas-A-Just Struts...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 11-14-14, 10:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 351
Posted By bryan11
Shock options for 2008 is350

At 120,000 miles one rear shock is leaking a bit. I have 18" wheels and would happily give up a bit of performance for a better ride. Since I got the car at nearly 120K, I don't know if the ride...
Forum: IS - Second Generation 10-16-14, 02:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 263
Posted By bryan11
Sounds good. Thanks for the help!

Sounds good. Thanks for the help!
Forum: IS - Second Generation 10-16-14, 01:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 263
Posted By bryan11
Yes, it does have the fsport intake. Looking at...

Yes, it does have the fsport intake. Looking at the cold air intake, it all looked the same except the filter I have isn't blue.

Would the car be better off with the fsport filter?
Forum: IS - Second Generation 10-16-14, 12:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 204
Posted By bryan11
First CEL: P2714

The first CEL appeared two days ago when the dash lights for VSC, check engine, and the red alert triangle appeared. Researching, it looks like there could be many causes of this, so I installed my...
Forum: IS - Second Generation 10-16-14, 12:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 263
Posted By bryan11
Filters for cold air intake

I'm working on the120K maintenance list for my 2008 IS350 and yesterday changed the cabin and engine air filters. When I removed the engine cover, I discovered that filter should be washable since...
Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 09-28-14, 10:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,072
Posted By bryan11
Thank you for writing this up with your results. ...

Thank you for writing this up with your results. I had been on the fence regarding Dr. ColorChip and I'm now planning to order soon.
Forum: IS - Second Generation 08-17-14, 06:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 479
Posted By bryan11
Ah. I hadn't realized all the doors need to be...

Ah. I hadn't realized all the doors need to be closed before I can lock them. I bet that's it. A passenger still has a door open, I try to lock all the doors, and it doesn't work. I'll do some...
Forum: IS - Second Generation 08-16-14, 07:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 479
Posted By bryan11
Door locking mystery

Sometimes, I come back to my IS350 and find the doors aren't locked though I'm sure I locked them.

Here's how I lock them. I park the car, turn off the engine, and press the door button to lock...
Forum: IS - Second Generation 08-09-14, 07:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 948
Posted By bryan11
Nice work. Is that matte black with glossifier? ...

Nice work. Is that matte black with glossifier? How did you prepare the surface beforehand?
Forum: IS - Second Generation 08-09-14, 06:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 357
Posted By bryan11
Tire pressure - Z-rated tires

My 2008 IS350 RWD with the sport package and 18" wheels came with a set of z-rated summer tires. I'm driving mostly with my family and am looking for comfortable driving with the ability for fast...
Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 07-20-14, 07:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 489
Posted By bryan11
Favorite headlight protection

What's the best headlight cover to keep them from becoming fogged and yellow? 3M XPEL sounds good and I hear of people buying a section of 3M film and cutting it to fit. I've also heard of people...
Forum: IS - Second Generation 07-13-14, 06:49 AM
Replies: 1,374
Views: 155,843
Posted By bryan11
This replaced a 2003 Honda Civic LX 5spd with...

This replaced a 2003 Honda Civic LX 5spd with 130,000 miles on it. That car was very reliable, but it was time for something with a better ride and power.
Forum: IS - Second Generation 07-13-14, 06:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,477
Posted By bryan11
Since it needs new struts and is near 120K...

Since it needs new struts and is near 120K maintenance, I was able to purchase this for $15,000 in Iowa.

2008 Lexus IS350 RWD Automatic 117,000, 1 owner
Sport package
Black sapphire pearl...
Forum: IS - Second Generation 07-11-14, 10:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,477
Posted By bryan11
I really hope that's the case and am betting on...

I really hope that's the case and am betting on that. Today, I purchased a 2008 IS350 with 117,000 miles on it.
Forum: IS - Second Generation 07-11-14, 01:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 610
Posted By bryan11
Well, I ended up purchasing it. The water pump...

Well, I ended up purchasing it. The water pump was replaced recently and it needs new struts since they're factory and one is leaking. All maintenance was done at the local Lexus dealer and appears...
Forum: IS - Second Generation 07-09-14, 07:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 610
Posted By bryan11
Inspecting high mileage IS350s

I 'm looking at a 2008 RWD IS350 with 117,000 miles. On many vehicles, this is the age one would expect to replace CV joints and struts. Is that true on 2IS? Are there any other items I should...
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