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Forum: The Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels & Brakes Forum 08-11-15, 09:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 338
Posted By mitsuguy
Absolutely correct. The things to watch...

Absolutely correct.

The things to watch for with spares is age. Look at the DOT number on the sidewall of the tire. The last 4 are the date of manufacture in a week/year format - 0514 would be...
Forum: SC400 / 300 Classifieds 07-02-15, 05:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,450
Posted By mitsuguy
I will vouch for the OP. He is an active member...

I will vouch for the OP. He is an active member and has been vouched for by numerous friends and acquaintances.
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels & Brakes Forum 07-02-15, 05:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 291
Posted By mitsuguy
Though it is possible, on a RWD IS, all of the...

Though it is possible, on a RWD IS, all of the stock programming for ABS, traction control and stability control expect a difference in diameter front to rear. Your sizes are almost identical front...
Forum: Maintenance 07-02-15, 05:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 356
Posted By mitsuguy
You don't need to drain the block if you do the...

You don't need to drain the block if you do the flush the correct way.
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 06-28-15, 02:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,011
Posted By mitsuguy
Bridgestone RE760, S-04, Michelin Pilot Sport,...

Bridgestone RE760, S-04, Michelin Pilot Sport, Continental DW.

Look into those. The DWS adds all season capability that you don't need.
Forum: IS - 1st Gen (2001-2005) 06-04-15, 05:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 348
Posted By mitsuguy
It is cheaper to buy a manual to start. A manual...

It is cheaper to buy a manual to start. A manual trans swap will probably cost between 1000 and 2000 to do properly.
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels & Brakes Forum 06-03-15, 11:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 505
Posted By mitsuguy
Just run 235/40-18 all the way around. It will...

Just run 235/40-18 all the way around. It will work on both sizes of wheels without issue and be the exact same diameter.
Forum: IS - 1st Gen (2001-2005) 06-03-15, 11:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 308
Posted By mitsuguy
Sylvania has the best listing of factory bulbs...

Sylvania has the best listing of factory bulbs for all makes and models on their website.
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels & Brakes Forum 04-29-15, 12:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,050
Posted By mitsuguy
I know the RE040 runflat left a lot to be...

I know the RE040 runflat left a lot to be desired, but you should look into the Bridgestone Driveguard. It is a newer runflat technology that is nowhere near as horrible as some of the original...
Forum: Performance 04-28-15, 11:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 533
Posted By mitsuguy
I don't have direct experience with their kits...

I don't have direct experience with their kits they mail to people, but I've seen some of their electrical work first hand and it is pretty shoddy.

I had a fellow enthusiast bring me their car...
Forum: Hybrid Technology 04-26-15, 09:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,059
Posted By mitsuguy
In planning ahead, I've looked at that route. I...

In planning ahead, I've looked at that route. I think, however, I would replace the bad cells with used, tested cells. There are resellers of those and that is essentially all a refurbished battery...
Forum: Hybrid Technology 04-24-15, 07:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,059
Posted By mitsuguy
The two are likely unrelated unfortunately. It...

The two are likely unrelated unfortunately. It would have been an immediate issue if so
Forum: IS - 1st Gen (2001-2005) 04-20-15, 08:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By mitsuguy
The hard start and evap are most likely (99%...

The hard start and evap are most likely (99% positive) not related.

You will probably have to have the fuel system smoke tested to fine the leak. Not something you can easily do at home...
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels & Brakes Forum 04-20-15, 01:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 300
Posted By mitsuguy
225/40-18 front, 255/35-18 rear, 265/35-18 might...

225/40-18 front, 255/35-18 rear, 265/35-18 might fit - might require a little fender trimming / a roll in the rear
Forum: Drag Strip 04-18-15, 10:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 672
Posted By mitsuguy
Racewars Arizona in my Turbo IS300

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KO0-yuT25I&feature=youtu.be

158 mph trap speed
Forum: Maintenance 04-14-15, 10:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 216
Posted By mitsuguy
Is the check engine light still on?

Is the check engine light still on?
Forum: Hybrid Technology 04-14-15, 09:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,146
Posted By mitsuguy
I just bought by H a few days ago, so I haven't...

I just bought by H a few days ago, so I haven't had a good chance to look in to how things are wired, but when you have communication errors like that, either the part that talks to all of the other...
Forum: IS - 1st Gen (2001-2005) 04-14-15, 09:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 458
Posted By mitsuguy
A head gasket is a pretty in depth repair. Not...

A head gasket is a pretty in depth repair. Not something for the amateur unfortunately.

Need to find out if that is even the issue first - a compression test and subsequent leak down test will...
Forum: IS - 1st Gen (2001-2005) 04-14-15, 09:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By mitsuguy
Any other check engine lights on? If no, I...

Any other check engine lights on?

If no, I would start with a thorough throttle body cleaning.
Forum: IS - 1st Gen (2001-2005) 03-16-15, 11:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,265
Posted By mitsuguy
Here ya go

Here ya go
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels & Brakes Forum 03-16-15, 11:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By mitsuguy
it'll get you around, but it needs replaced...

it'll get you around, but it needs replaced pretty soon. So long as no more damage occurs there, it won't hurt anything, but if any damage happens to those cords, the tire could fail
Forum: IS - 1st Gen (2001-2005) 03-16-15, 08:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 765
Posted By mitsuguy
Thanks, it worked even better than I thought...

Thanks, it worked even better than I thought really.

I haven't decided yet. The caps I have are chrome, so they won't match. The wheels are powdercoated, not painted, so painting them to match...
Forum: IS - 1st Gen (2001-2005) 03-16-15, 10:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,044
Posted By mitsuguy
Sometimes There is a small screen inside...

Sometimes

There is a small screen inside where the banjo bolt goes in the valve for the oil feed. It's simple enough to remove it (don't lose the banjo bolt washers) and clean with brake clean....
Forum: IS - 1st Gen (2001-2005) 03-15-15, 09:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,265
Posted By mitsuguy
I relocated my oil filter partially because of...

I relocated my oil filter partially because of this.

aside from having an extra half quart of oil in the system, it makes it a whole lot cleaner
Forum: IS - 1st Gen (2001-2005) 03-15-15, 09:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,044
Posted By mitsuguy
p1300 is because the igniter is most likely...

p1300 is because the igniter is most likely faulty or a wiring issue.

p1349 is the oil control valve for vvti sticking


Start with replacing the OCV and reset codes, then go from there
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