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Old 07-25-17, 11:08 AM   #16
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Damnit.. i locked my Driver account.. Someone log in and post the maintenance records.
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Old 07-25-17, 11:46 AM   #17
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I had to see this one. Records attached. Looks like all the usual suspects... valley plate, water pump, squeaky brakes...
This guy is just like me when it comes to alignments - never satisfied. I like him.
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Old 07-25-17, 12:23 PM   #18
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Wow did someone buy this car already? Not even a day since time of listing.
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Old 07-25-17, 12:46 PM   #19
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Great to see how well this f's held up. Although, not really that surprising given the car's excellent maintenance history.

I recall looking at a beautiful 5 yr. old base model Tacoma with 175k for sale by the side of the road. Toyota even does their cheap stuff well.
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Old 07-25-17, 12:53 PM   #20
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I didn't see anything related to a transmission service in these records. Still impressive!
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Old 07-26-17, 07:12 PM   #21
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Wow! This is exactly why I choose an ISF over the C63 or M3! Reliability!
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Old 07-26-17, 08:26 PM   #22
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Very tempting. If I were close I would definitely go check it out.

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whats the price on those trannies if they go boom? I mean where the big money into these cars if something were to let go?
I'm interested in buying a high mileage ISF and was wondering the same. After some quick research (so I could be wrong) it looks like the engine is where the biggest money is. Cheapest ones I saw were ~$6k on eBay... in comparison the transmissions were around ~$1k. Guessing they will go down in price though as they are still using both the engine and the transmission in newer cars.
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Old 07-26-17, 09:55 PM   #23
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Very tempting. If I were close I would definitely go check it out.



I'm interested in buying a high mileage ISF and was wondering the same. After some quick research (so I could be wrong) it looks like the engine is where the biggest money is. Cheapest ones I saw were ~$6k on eBay... in comparison the transmissions were around ~$1k. Guessing they will go down in price though as they are still using both the engine and the transmission in newer cars.
6 k what inside these? are they all forged ?thats right around the price for a 4.6 03/04 svt cobra engine...
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Old 07-26-17, 10:23 PM   #24
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I'm going to venture out and say this is the highest mileage ISF that this forum knows of??!!......... Impressive!
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Old 07-27-17, 01:32 AM   #25
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So.. who is gonna snag this "experienced" F?
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6 k what inside these? are they all forged ?thats right around the price for a 4.6 03/04 svt cobra engine...
Yes, some forged parts, titanium valves, oilers for the back of the pistons, higher tolerances than all other toyota/lexus motors (except LFA and other F engines). And the head was designed and built by Yamaha and not used in anyother car. The RCF uses a different head and has other significant differences. When I had my motor rebuilt from the ground up, Lexus spent $16,000 on it. It is much more advanced than a SVT motor.
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Yes, some forged parts, titanium valves, oilers for the back of the pistons, higher tolerances than all other toyota/lexus motors (except LFA and other F engines). And the head was designed and built by Yamaha and not used in anyother car. The RCF uses a different head and has other significant differences. When I had my motor rebuilt from the ground up, Lexus spent $16,000 on it. It is much more advanced than a SVT motor.
I guess buying this and sending engine out to be freshind up could get very expensive
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I had to see this one. Records attached. Looks like all the usual suspects... valley plate, water pump, squeaky brakes...
This guy is just like me when it comes to alignments - never satisfied. I like him.
Many of the early cars had a chronic drifting to the right problem. Alignments would not fix it. There was service bulletin for different castor blocks, that would not necessarily fix it. With my car the drift to the right did not go away until the dealer shifted the front subframe, it was not aligned properly when the car was assembled. My car has tracked perfectly ever since. The ISx50's use a subframe the that has locating pins on them to assure perfect alignment with the unibody, the ISF uses a different subframe, it does NOT have these guide pins and they cars were not always assembled with the care it takes to get it all lined up correctly. I had to complain repeatedly (4 or 5 visits) to the dealer when the car was new and escalate it to the top service manager to get it fixed. His master tech kept saying it was not possible because of the guide pins... until he dropped the subframe and learned that the car didn't have those...
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I didn't see anything related to a transmission service in these records. Still impressive!

maybe the proof is in the pudding now?
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Old 07-27-17, 07:32 AM   #30
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After reviewing the records my only concerns for this car were:
1. his oil service interval was 10,000 miles
2. complaints of car over heating resulted in radiator replacement (any damage from over heating?)
3. It has been driven year round (snow tires requested many times) in a state with severe snow and highly salted roads

From a general review of ISF:
1. I am surprised to see the rear calipers and 1 front caliper (Brembo) having problems with seizing and needed replacement (perhaps due to snow/salt climate)
2. In frequent oil changes did not seem to effect the cars longevity
3. From pictures, the interior has held up well.
4. no transmission services or problems
5. some people actually buy tires from a car dealer
6. Exhaust manifold crack can be repaired? Says resealed on service report.
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