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Forum: IS F (2008-2014) 02-18-18, 08:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 666
Posted By avgj0F
+3. I just replaced a 4th one with an Interstate...

+3. I just replaced a 4th one with an Interstate a few days ago, which cost less than factory pro-rated.
Forum: 2Gen IS250 / IS350 / IS-F Classifieds (06-13) 01-25-18, 08:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 868
Posted By avgj0F
Yep, interested as well.

Yep, interested as well.
Forum: IS F (2008-2014) 01-19-18, 01:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,349
Posted By avgj0F
+2. Mine, however, has squeaky noises when...

+2.

Mine, however, has squeaky noises when slowly going over a speed bump or a dip during the winter when the weather drops below 60F, even with the recommended lube. Moreover, the ride feels...
Forum: IS F (2008-2014) 01-19-18, 01:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 512
Posted By avgj0F
During the PPI, ask them to check for leaks on...

During the PPI, ask them to check for leaks on the exhaust headers (rattling noises during a cold startup or signs of carbon build-up nearby the heat shield), valley pan (slow leaks near the...
Forum: IS F (2008-2014) 01-09-18, 05:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By avgj0F
A longer ride home in a newly installed coilover...

A longer ride home in a newly installed coilover is worth it. To get it done right by an installer, who has done many, at a very reasonable rate is priceless. :)
Forum: IS F (2008-2014) 12-29-17, 07:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By avgj0F
A fairly inexpensive BT receiver will enable you...

A fairly inexpensive BT receiver will enable you playing music through your smart phone. However, the control function is through the phone, no steering wheel accessible.
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Forum: Lexus Vehicles Classifieds 12-22-17, 05:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,168
Posted By avgj0F
You have a PM.

You have a PM.
Forum: CL of Southern California 12-19-17, 11:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 647
Posted By avgj0F
I've never used them before but I saved the link...

I've never used them before but I saved the link for my future use. You can read the reviews on Yelps.

http://www.newlifeupholsteryinc.com/about-us/
Forum: 2Gen IS250 / IS350 / IS-F Classifieds (06-13) 10-19-17, 10:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,806
Posted By avgj0F
Your shocks, after 71K miles, are near at the end...

Your shocks, after 71K miles, are near at the end of its useful life. Just so you know, I upgraded mine to the 2012 brand new shocks springs and bump stops for less than $1,200 of parts costs.
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Forum: IS F (2008-2014) 10-19-17, 10:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,066
Posted By avgj0F
Bring in your warranty contract and invoices you...

Bring in your warranty contract and invoices you paid over the years. Escalate it to the GM or small claims court if it's a last resort. Do a research on the small claims court thingy before heading...
Forum: IS F (2008-2014) 10-19-17, 10:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,066
Posted By avgj0F
An Aftermarket Warranty can deny a repair claim...

An Aftermarket Warranty can deny a repair claim on the car has aftermarket part, which totally is unrelated to the repair. They can even void the entire warranty. In your scenario, yes, a typical...
Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 10-18-17, 10:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 847
Posted By avgj0F
Unless one dislikes the drying sheets, leave a...

Unless one dislikes the drying sheets, leave a couple under the front seats. Works well during a warm day. Give it a try.
Forum: IS F (2008-2014) 10-16-17, 08:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,066
Posted By avgj0F
With all the mods you have, aftermarket warranty...

With all the mods you have, aftermarket warranty is not gonna help as they can void the entire warranty. Read the coverage fine prints before buying one.
Forum: IS F (2008-2014) 09-27-17, 09:28 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 27,745
Posted By avgj0F
Well, unfortunately, no one has the direct-swap...

Well, unfortunately, no one has the direct-swap Magnaflow in stock as "it's a built to order" and Magnaflow doesn't have the ETA. Good thing I can wait as the car has been running really smooth,...
Forum: IS F (2008-2014) 09-20-17, 09:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,476
Posted By avgj0F
They were covered under an extended warranty and...

They were covered under an extended warranty and a couple goodwill from Lexus Corp. & Dealer.
Forum: IS F (2008-2014) 09-19-17, 09:00 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 27,745
Posted By avgj0F
I might have to go this route after I was quoted...

I might have to go this route after I was quoted for $2,500 (after Lexus picks up the tab for $1,100). A great find, sir!
Forum: IS F (2008-2014) 09-18-17, 10:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,476
Posted By avgj0F
How much would you afford for the common repairs...

How much would you afford for the common repairs such as, NAV screen, odometer needle, ML Head, shocks/springs, radiator, valley plate and exhaust leaks, which come with the aging car? Btw, I had all...
Forum: IS F (2008-2014) 09-18-17, 09:28 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 27,745
Posted By avgj0F
I asked the dealer to look into the AC cooling...

I asked the dealer to look into the AC cooling fans for not running when AC is on and exhaust leaks. The almost good news is the fans operate normal (Questionable explanation at best). The bad news...
Forum: IS F (2008-2014) 08-28-17, 09:18 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,281
Posted By avgj0F
Followed on your lead, I called and tactfully...

Followed on your lead, I called and tactfully expressed my dismays to the call center supervisor about the multiple cancellations, credit card holds and their unreliable inventory. I now got my 4...
Forum: IS F (2008-2014) 08-26-17, 02:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,396
Posted By avgj0F
It's recommended but the alignment specs might...

It's recommended but the alignment specs might not be off as mine was still within specs afterward.

I had it aligned so I want to know how well USRS reduces the tires wear.
Forum: IS F (2008-2014) 07-31-17, 09:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,063
Posted By avgj0F
Not uncommon.

Not uncommon.
Forum: IS F (2008-2014) 06-30-17, 02:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 780
Posted By avgj0F
Any recent work/mods on the car? It can be...

Any recent work/mods on the car? It can be anything without reading the check engine codes. I had traction control and check engine lights came on a few weeks ago, right before I planned to take it...
Forum: IS F (2008-2014) 06-25-17, 04:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,995
Posted By avgj0F
Next time after a 20 min drive, check the coolant...

Next time after a 20 min drive, check the coolant level right after you turn off the engine, the coolant level will be much than little above the low mark. Top it off with a distilled water if needed...
Forum: IS F (2008-2014) 06-01-17, 01:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 614
Posted By avgj0F
I upgraded to 2012 springs, shocks and bump stops...

I upgraded to 2012 springs, shocks and bump stops back in December. Time will tell but it rides much better than original set up. Less bouncy and more compliance.
Forum: IS F (2008-2014) 05-18-17, 04:03 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 29,206
Posted By avgj0F
I received Blackstone report a few weeks ago and...

I received Blackstone report a few weeks ago and it was stellar without any issues. I then came across of this thread and post #37, I'm now questioning the validity of my results.
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