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Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 09-15-15, 02:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 564
Posted By vmichelle
Rain Sensing Wipers...rock chip

I'd like to ignore it, but with our winters here the moment the temperature drops that small chip could do anything. And I just replaced my windshield... Really don't feel like paying for that again...
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 09-15-15, 02:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 564
Posted By vmichelle
Rain Sensing Wipers...rock chip

It is my understanding that the sensor for the rain sensing wipers is the rectangle to the left in my picture. To the right you can see a small rock chip. Is it safe to get this chip filled? I just...
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 07-12-15, 12:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,412
Posted By vmichelle
Cylinder Misfire - need help!

Yeah, I had the same thought. The dealer would have done a cylinder leak down test and it would have given a false reading. So I'm glad I went with my hunch...
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 07-11-15, 04:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,412
Posted By vmichelle
I've been a bit busy, but here's my most recent...

I've been a bit busy, but here's my most recent update...

Let me start off by saying that this task is one that I would NOT recommend for most CL members or even general DIY'ers...it was...
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 07-02-15, 08:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,412
Posted By vmichelle
Cylinder Misfire - need help!

Yeah, it sounds like I'm a little more hands on then most CL members.

I did a quick inspection of the cams and they look good. I'll be able to look at them better once they're on the bench.
...
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 06-30-15, 08:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,412
Posted By vmichelle
Cylinder Misfire - need help!

Tested the injector harness with a noid light and it showed that the harness is getting power and firing fine. I then did a compression test - all cylinders show 160 psi, except for cylinder 5 which...
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 06-25-15, 02:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,412
Posted By vmichelle
Update: In regards to the valve spring...

Update:

In regards to the valve spring recall - I reviewed my maintenance history that I got from Lexus and this was done in Oct 2010.

On the weekend I pulled the air surge tank off of the...
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 06-19-15, 03:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,412
Posted By vmichelle
Looked up the VIN and the valve spring recall...

Looked up the VIN and the valve spring recall didn't come up (I've only owned the vehicle since Oct). Instead it shows a recall for the fuel pressure sensor gasket. Not sure if this is new or not...
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 06-18-15, 02:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,412
Posted By vmichelle
Thanks for the help. That's exactly the list I...

Thanks for the help. That's exactly the list I already had in my mind. Fuel injectors are probably my next step...as much as I don't want it to be - Any tips on removing them?



Again (in my...
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 06-17-15, 08:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,412
Posted By vmichelle
I actually own a code reader. In my original post...

I actually own a code reader. In my original post I've stated that the code is a P0305 - cylinder 5 misfire. What I am looking for is some guidance in diagnosing what might be causing this misfire.
...
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 06-17-15, 05:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,412
Posted By vmichelle
Cylinder Misfire - need help!

Car: 2006 IS350 with 135,000 kms (~84k miles).
Recently had the check engine, check VSC, and traction control lights come on and I need some help troubleshooting the problem. Read the code and P0305...
Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 04-28-15, 01:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,659
Posted By vmichelle
Looks awesome! Sorry to hijack, but does...

Looks awesome!

Sorry to hijack, but does anyone have any tips for cleaning mufflers? The previous owner of my car severely neglected mine. I honestly don't believe he cleaned, polished or did...
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 04-19-15, 11:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 767
Posted By vmichelle
Post pictures! I've been thinking about doing the...

Post pictures! I've been thinking about doing the same myself.
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 04-15-15, 01:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,079
Posted By vmichelle
I wish it only came to $50 for me... After...

I wish it only came to $50 for me...

After shipping to Canada and the exchange rate it comes to $120...still super tempting.
Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 04-14-15, 01:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,142
Posted By vmichelle
I guess I'm fortunate...my boyfriend and I go on...

I guess I'm fortunate...my boyfriend and I go on "detailing dates" (originally my idea, but now he's gotten really into it).

The only issue is that he keeps using my microfibers to clean his...
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 04-06-15, 02:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,003
Posted By vmichelle
That looks wicked! I had a bit of a laugh...

That looks wicked! I had a bit of a laugh though... I was staring at my 350 a couple days ago and couldn't shake the idea of angry eyes (color matching the top strip of the headlight housing like you...
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 01-22-15, 06:32 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 28,724
Posted By vmichelle
I didn't think I was a fan of the desert sage...

I didn't think I was a fan of the desert sage (until now)... the semi-gloss really makes it.
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 01-07-15, 02:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 750
Posted By vmichelle
We just got a snow storm here in the Okanagan...

We just got a snow storm here in the Okanagan Valley in Canada - 2 ft in a day. I live in a small city that is not very well prepared for such an aggressive snowfall at once.
Day 1 I didn't make it...
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 01-05-15, 02:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,468
Posted By vmichelle
Had this about a month ago... here is my thread...

Had this about a month ago... here is my thread (https://www.clublexus.com/forums/is-second-generation/764122-car-died-while-driving.html).

Ended up being the alt - installed a reman and it has...
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 01-04-15, 02:03 PM
Replies: 6,455
Views: 3,293,256
Posted By vmichelle
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.clublexus.com-vbu...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.clublexus.com-vbulletin/640x640/80-unnamed_cea56e4ca5ab93e9bbfb5cc4a85fb2595974a87d.jpg

Got tint for Christmas. Cleans things up so much - fronts to come in the...
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 01-03-15, 05:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,005
Posted By vmichelle
I have an '06 IS350 and I discovered this feature...

I have an '06 IS350 and I discovered this feature accidentally with Google maps. Plugged in an address and it cut in over my music to give me directions.

I kind of found it nice, but irritating....
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 01-02-15, 10:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,005
Posted By vmichelle
Think about why kind of driving you'll be doing....

Think about why kind of driving you'll be doing. I've been lost before outside of cell reception without Nav...not a fun experience. If you're driving anywhere remote the Nav is a no brainer.
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 12-01-14, 01:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,398
Posted By vmichelle
UPDATE: Installed the remanufactured alt from...

UPDATE: Installed the remanufactured alt from Napa last Wednesday night and took the car for a test drive. Had a little hesitation when accelerating, but overtime this seems to have gone away (car...
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 11-26-14, 11:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,398
Posted By vmichelle
I will update once I know. I didn't get to order...

I will update once I know. I didn't get to order it until yesterday - should be in today and installed this evening!
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 11-26-14, 09:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,398
Posted By vmichelle
The beautiful Okanagan Valley in BC :D ...

The beautiful Okanagan Valley in BC :D



Repair was quoted at ~$300 (pulley and diodes replacement + labour).
So I called Napa and ordered a remanufactured because of the warranty. Quoted...
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