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Forum: IS - Third Generation 01-22-15, 06:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By hades281
Downshift clunk when coming to a stop? IS350

Has anyone noticed a reasonably quiet clunk from the car when coming to a stop? It happens when the transmission automatically shifts into 1st gear with your foot on the brakes.

I noticed that in...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 01-13-15, 09:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,194
Posted By hades281
The dye transfer has nothing to do with Nuluxe. ...

The dye transfer has nothing to do with Nuluxe. Seat bolsters are the first to wear out because their shape, postiion in the car, your entry/exit habits and weight beat the tar out of them compared...
Forum: Performance 01-01-15, 01:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 713
Posted By hades281
Yes, the filter is dry and requires no oiling. ...

Yes, the filter is dry and requires no oiling. There is a Lexus cleaning solution, but the filter must be dry before it is reinstalled in the car. (I saved my paper filter and will switch to that...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 12-27-14, 07:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,646
Posted By hades281
Agree with corradoMR2. The lower half of the...

Agree with corradoMR2.

The lower half of the door panels could have used some more attention in the design department. I do miss the fold-out cubbies in the door from 2IS and the speaker grilles...
Forum: Performance 12-25-14, 09:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,519
Posted By hades281
In my opinion, the exhaust is quite noticeable in...

In my opinion, the exhaust is quite noticeable in the cab between 2200 - 3000 RPM. On the highway, you will hear the exhaust if you listen for it when you are going 80+ MPH. It isnt' clear what...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 12-16-14, 02:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 362
Posted By hades281
Spare Tire Subwoofer?? (Made by Pioneer)

I was looking around for custom sub boxes. There isn't much out there right now that is customized to our car. Then, I found this little guy:

Pioneer TS-WX610A Bandpass Spare Tyre Subwoofer 200w...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 12-14-14, 09:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,476
Posted By hades281
Yep, the base system is muddy and awful. ...

Yep, the base system is muddy and awful.

There is some consensus so far that the open air subwoofer (and perhaps OEM subwoofer crossover or low pass filter setting) is a piece of junk. I'd like...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 12-08-14, 07:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 330
Posted By hades281
On these cars, the shifter is a direct mechanical...

On these cars, the shifter is a direct mechanical linkage that moves a lever; the other end of the lever operates a switch inside the transmission. So, you can expect some mechanical feedback...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 12-07-14, 07:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,539
Posted By hades281
I'm doing this from memory... I can get you part...

I'm doing this from memory... I can get you part of the way.
Forum: IS - Third Generation 12-01-14, 01:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 868
Posted By hades281
Hey Bass Mech, Thanks for the insight! I...

Hey Bass Mech,

Thanks for the insight! I saw your other post where you would consider putting together a 'DIY Kit' for us to clean up the sound in these cars. I'm very curious to see what you...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 11-21-14, 03:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,421
Posted By hades281
I have the light grey nuluxe interior, so it is...

I have the light grey nuluxe interior, so it is susceptible to denim dye transfer on the lower bolsters. To remove the denim dye, I clean the seats with Lexol ph-balanced leather cleaner. It's a...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 11-09-14, 06:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 697
Posted By hades281
Yeah, best to go back and use insulated spade...

Yeah, best to go back and use insulated spade connectors or at least some electrical tape. You don't want any short circuits :)
Forum: IS - Third Generation 11-07-14, 02:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 868
Posted By hades281
Subwoofer help - Shallow depth in rear deck

I'm like others who think that the base stereo has muddy mids and lows. I'd like to clean that up. My goal is not to have a loud, powerful sub. I just want clean, high fidelity balanced audio. My...
Forum: IS - Second Generation 11-06-14, 08:35 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 38,698
Posted By hades281
Some of you are mentioning E85... Don't run that...

Some of you are mentioning E85... Don't run that in this engine. The only physical difference between a "flex fuel" engine and an ordinary one is that plastics and elastomers in fuel system are...
Forum: Performance 10-23-14, 10:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,344
Posted By hades281
So, I have the magnaflow axle back on my car. ...

So, I have the magnaflow axle back on my car. I'm satisfied with the quality, but it's just a bit too loud for me between 2000-3000 RPM. If it was a little quieter, I wouldn't hear it on the...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 10-19-14, 11:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 928
Posted By hades281
Yes, I would like to replace both the silver...

Yes, I would like to replace both the silver plastic side piece, and the black piece (which in my base IS350 is not upholstered) with fully upholstered pieces preferably in the interior color.
...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 10-18-14, 09:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 928
Posted By hades281
RC350 Console Mod ?

Ever since RC350 interior pictures popped up, I've wanted to replace the cheap shiny plastic / unpadded parts on the IS350 console with this part.

Does anyone know if it would bolt/clip right on?
Forum: IS - Third Generation 10-15-14, 01:34 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,997
Posted By hades281
I was able to tell that the heater core P/N had...

I was able to tell that the heater core P/N had changed by looking at Sewell's exploded views and part numbers. Unfortunately, we have no idea what about the heater core changed, if anything. That...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 10-14-14, 06:42 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,997
Posted By hades281
I still can't pin down the source of the noise. ...

I still can't pin down the source of the noise.

I have wondered about the heater core; either air being trapped in it or some other problem. As the engine speed increases, coolant flow through...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 09-30-14, 06:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 711
Posted By hades281
I doubt it would be that hard to replace. You...

I doubt it would be that hard to replace. You can order the part from Sewell and put in yourself.

http://is.sewellparts.com/oem-catalog/8301831831-Electrical-IS350-2014.html
Forum: Performance 09-20-14, 04:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 667
Posted By hades281
So, I installed the Magnaflow axle-back today in...

So, I installed the Magnaflow axle-back today in my garage. In case anyone is on the fence about doing this themselves, it is incredibly easy.

1) I backed my car onto Rhino Ramps for better...
Forum: Performance 09-19-14, 01:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 667
Posted By hades281
Questions about axle-back install

For those of you who installed your own axle back exhaust... (Mine should be delivered today - I went with the Magnaflow)

1) Did you use or need an exhaust hanger tool to get the exhaust out of...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 09-18-14, 01:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 511
Posted By hades281
Should be condensation, as others have said. You...

Should be condensation, as others have said. You should be able to dip your finger into the puddle and see that it's water - colorless and not oily.

This is one reason why automobile fluids are...
Forum: Performance 09-05-14, 09:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,195
Posted By hades281
Thread bump. Now that you guys have had the...

Thread bump. Now that you guys have had the exhaust for a while:

1) How intrusive is it at 2000-2500 RPM, inner city driving or cruising
2) Highway drone?
Forum: IS - Third Generation 09-02-14, 06:18 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,997
Posted By hades281
Bump -- Anyone resolve this? I currently have...

Bump -- Anyone resolve this? I currently have the F-Sport intake kit, and the sound is still present.
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