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Old 07-07-19, 05:02 PM
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About the idle - you might want to swap the intake manifold & surge tank gaskets, and all the piping around them. Any misfires/roughness during cold starts? I feel like a fool for not looking this up earlier... a few days ago I was in the garage and was tightening down the surge tank after I decided that I shouldn't be taking it off at 3AM after all... started the engine, no random rare misfire. It was doing that once every 1000 or so combustions, and only while "cold" starting (not necessarily cold engine, just cooled down manifold I guess), no issues whatsoever once any amount of power was applied (even charging the battery or just revving up)... Anyways, I guess you learn something new all the time, even though it should've been quite obvious to me that a small vacuum leak is a VERY good explanation for that kind of condition >_<

And yes - no oil burning whatsoever (10k miles 0w20 first time, don't kill me), no coolant loss, no hesitation, nothing.

Figures that those hoses/gaskets might go bad over time, given that no oil or coolant is supposed to reach them & condition them.

Not sure if I've said it, but consider changing your seat's polyurethane cushions (PAD, FRONT SEAT BACK LH/RH& PAD, FRONT SEAT CUSHION LH/RH, rear... etc). Haven't done this, but it's on my to-do's, plus dying parts of the leather where the dye has worn off... luckily no cracks yet, hopefully leatherique is helping there
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Old 07-07-19, 05:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Lwerewolf View Post
About the idle - you might want to swap the intake manifold & surge tank gaskets, and all the piping around them. Any misfires/roughness during cold starts? I feel like a fool for not looking this up earlier... a few days ago I was in the garage and was tightening down the surge tank after I decided that I shouldn't be taking it off at 3AM after all... started the engine, no random rare misfire. It was doing that once every 1000 or so combustions, and only while "cold" starting (not necessarily cold engine, just cooled down manifold I guess), no issues whatsoever once any amount of power was applied (even charging the battery or just revving up)... Anyways, I guess you learn something new all the time, even though it should've been quite obvious to me that a small vacuum leak is a VERY good explanation for that kind of condition >_<

And yes - no oil burning whatsoever (10k miles 0w20 first time, don't kill me), no coolant loss, no hesitation, nothing.

Figures that those hoses/gaskets might go bad over time, given that no oil or coolant is supposed to reach them & condition them.
I think this may be because of the connector I pulled apart, I'm not 100% sure the wires went back that way (had a 50/50 shot and I'm not 100% sure the wire are connecting inside the connector). Will source another one and re-install, hopefully that will fix it. After new plugs, no more smoking during acceleration.

Originally Posted by Lwerewolf View Post
Not sure if I've said it, but consider changing your seat's polyurethane cushions (PAD, FRONT SEAT BACK LH/RH& PAD, FRONT SEAT CUSHION LH/RH, rear... etc). Haven't done this, but it's on my to-do's, plus dying parts of the leather where the dye has worn off... luckily no cracks yet, hopefully leatherique is helping there
Great idea, I NEED to do this! The plastic seats at McDonalds feel better than my IS350 right now. Will look into it.
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Old 07-07-19, 08:37 PM
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Great idea, I NEED to do this! The plastic seats at McDonalds feel better than my IS350 right now. Will look into it.

Seats at McD's.... haha! Ouch to Lexus but thanks for the laugh!

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