Originally Posted by FwX
Hey everyone. I've got just a few beginner questions, and thanks in advance for anyone that sticks around to answer a few of them.
1) I picked up my IS300 from a guy in Texas around 59k. It's at about 94k now and I'm sure I'm in desperate need of a tune-up. I've gotten oil changes religiously every 4k miles, and switched out the front break pads once. Where should I go for a 90k tune-up? I'm not made of money, but I understand the importance of getting this done. I just don't want to get "sold" on services I realistically don't need.
2) The plastic guards undernear my car are entirely F***'d up. At this point, no amount of cable ties will keep it hanging up there. Where should I go to get/install a replacement.
3) On certain occasions, I get a very loud whirling sound coming from what I think is my front-driver tire area. It sounds a lot like wind, but could very easily be someone plastic brushing against the wheel. Ideas?
Thanks in advance everyone. I hope to get more into car care and maintenance with your help.
Welcome! My.is rules say that I should degrade you and tell you to search. But alas, you have found someone who has nothing to do at work but sit in their office and play online. Having said that, here are some answers:
1. You should do a search for "90K service." But I think the major piece is the timing belt. I know you can go to Toyota instead of Lexus to do this, and it would save you some money, but in reality any good shop you trust can do it for you. Be prepared to spend $400+. Its expensive. You can swap out your water pump too (because its just extra for the part, the labor is already there for the timing belt) but you dont need to. It more of a piece of mind thing if yours is working properly. I would swap out your plugs with new iridum tipped ones and maybe some fluid flushes and you should be good to go.
2. I have no idea with plastic guards. But you came to the right place, Im sure someone will help you out.
3. Our brakes make noise when making turns etc. due to the "floating" caliper design. It could be many things, so maybe you can give us more info as to what wheels you have and when it happens for us to help you out.
Welcome to my.is, please do not ricer out your car. Remember, its a Lexus.