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Forum: IS - Second Generation 04-28-15, 03:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 365
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 - Second Generation 04-28-15, 02:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,254
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 - Second Generation 04-28-15, 02:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 449
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 - Third Generation 04-28-15, 02:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 12,216
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 - Second Generation 04-28-15, 02:07 PM
Replies: 1,275
Views: 239,021
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 - Second Generation 04-28-15, 02:00 PM
Replies: 1,036
Views: 202,404
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 - Second Generation 09-05-14, 08:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,175
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 - Second Generation 09-01-14, 10:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,175
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 - Second Generation 08-27-14, 02:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,175
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 - Second Generation 05-30-14, 07:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,206
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 - Second Generation 10-10-12, 07:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,086
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 - Second Generation 10-10-12, 06:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,591
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 - Second Generation 10-10-12, 06:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,264
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 - Second Generation 10-10-12, 06:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,837
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: 12,286
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 - Second Generation 10-10-12, 06:28 PM
Replies: 1,036
Views: 202,404
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 - Second Generation 07-08-11, 07:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,763
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 - Second Generation 07-03-11, 11:16 PM
Replies: 1,376
Views: 112,928
Posted By Tajai7
28/m/is250 awd

28/m/is250 awd
Forum: IS - Second Generation 07-03-11, 03:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 784
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 - Second Generation 07-03-11, 09:21 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,045
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 - Second Generation 07-03-11, 12:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 784
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 - Second Generation 07-02-11, 03:24 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,045
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 - Second Generation 07-02-11, 03:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 784
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 - Second Generation 06-20-11, 06:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,923
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 - Second Generation 06-05-11, 12:16 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 86,722
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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