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Hi all,
Just got a black IS F. Love this car. Looking forward to enhancing the experience and sharing information with the group. Is anyone aware of whether there is a break-in period/procedure for the IS F? My IS 350 had one, however, my dealer is not aware of one for the IS F and I can't find one in the owner's manual either. I want to treat her right. Couple of lousy cell phone pics after I got her home. Better pics to come soon.:D



 

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Congrats on the new IS-F. As far break in, the only thing that is recommended is not to use the Cruise Control. Other than that, drive it like your going to drive it.
 

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Perhaps you will share your thoughts with us as to why you chose the ISF over ,,,, Mercedes c63, BMW, or Audi or others.

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Perhaps you will share your thoughts with us as to why you chose the ISF over ,,,, Mercedes c63, BMW, or Audi or others.

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I considered and looked at or tested all the cars you mentioned. Here are my reasons for getting the IS F:
1) I had a IS 350 and know the quality is fantastic.
2) Like the looks hands down over the others.
3) Love the motor, transmission, Brembos, BBS forged, interior quality, seats, longer drive train warranty and dealer service.
4) Bang for the $.
5) Higher fun factor.
6) Better exclusivity.
 

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Congratulations on your new IS-F.

I like to keep these few simple rules with all of my cars. I've owned several Toyotas in the past with well over 100k miles and have not had one problem with valve cover gasket leakage or any problems whatsoever.

For the first 1,000 miles...
1) Keep the engine RPM's below 3-4k
2) No jackrabbit/wot starts
3) Vary your speed on the highway, don't use cruise or keep it constant.

Break in periods allow all the seals and guides to seat properly. Don't just drive it like you stole it.
 

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Congratulations on your new IS-F.

I like to keep these few simple rules with all of my cars. I've owned several Toyotas in the past with well over 100k miles and have not had one problem with valve cover gasket leakage or any problems whatsoever.

For the first 1,000 miles...
1) Keep the engine RPM's below 3-4k
2) No jackrabbit/wot starts
3) Vary your speed on the highway, don't use cruise or keep it constant.

Break in periods allow all the seals and guides to seat properly. Don't just drive it like you stole it.
Thanks Flipside. Rules I've lived by too. Just wondered if there was anything official from Lexus.
 

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Congrats on the new IS-F. As far break in, the only thing that is recommended is not to use the Cruise Control. Other than that, drive it like your going to drive it.
+1.......Just how I broke mine in too.
I was also a little careful with the brakes initially.

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Devildog,

First, congrats on an amazing ride...you're going to be amazed at what this car will do. Mine is blk/blk, too, so I can tell you it's gorgeous clean, and close to gorgeous dirty...you know how black paint is. Garaging it is a must.

As for break in, see some of the older posts on this board about that, but I bought mine in Tucson and drove it home to L.A. in one night (about 600 mi.) and was told by my dealer to vary the RPMs as much as possible and not to leave it in one gear/RPM too long. With the car in manual mode and using paddles, that was not only fun, but very easy to do all the way home.

Hope this helps, and enjoy that sick ride!

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Thanks Flipside. Rules I've lived by too. Just wondered if there was anything official from Lexus.
There isn't anything official in the owner manual unfortunately, but back in the day in the older Toyota owners manuals, it stated to drive the car easy the first 1,000 and no jackrabbit starts.
 

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Thanks rushnut and Flipside909. My dealer/salesman who happens to be the F specialist followed up with me yesterday and directed me to page 107 in the owner's manual. It states the following under "Breaking in your new Lexus"(they should have a reference to "BREAK-IN" in the index):

*avoid sudden stops for the first 186 miles.
***For the first 621 miles:
*do not drive at extremely high speeds(F specialist suggests staying under 85 MPH).
*avoid sudden acceleration(guess this rules out burnouts too...LOL).
*do not drive continuously in the low gears.
*do not drive at a constant speed for extended periods.

Hope this helps other new owners looking for this information.:D
 

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Thanks rushnut and Flipside909. My dealer/salesman who happens to be the F specialist followed up with me yesterday and directed me to page 107 in the owner's manual. It states the following under "Breaking in your new Lexus"(they should have a reference to "BREAK-IN" in the index):

*avoid sudden stops for the first 186 miles.
***For the first 621 miles:
*do not drive at extremely high speeds(F specialist suggests staying under 85 MPH).
*avoid sudden acceleration(guess this rules out burnouts too...LOL).
*do not drive continuously in the low gears.
*do not drive at a constant speed for extended periods.

Hope this helps other new owners looking for this information.:D
Good find, but I kinda wish I didn't read this. It's so hard to control myself in this car. ><
 

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Don't laugh but for me I literally drove the first 5K on no faster than 60 miles No Joke!! All I can is I had lot of patients and bunch of friends who told me not to push it..I think personally it was out of their jealousy..lol..just joking..
 

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Break in Period in Manual

I did see a break in period in the manual but saw it after I had already opened up the F and received my first speeding ticket in years.

I will let you know if the F has any problems. Love this Car! Hope to keep the tickets to a minimum though.

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hardwire V1. best thing u can do to minimize tickets. no substitute for the arrows.

i have a hardwired V1 and a Blinder M40 jammer in the front/rear of the M3.
the v1s legal and the Blinder is very discretely installed. havent had a ticket in 1 1/2 years, and i do easily 20 over pretty much everywhere i drive.
 

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Did you do the Hardwire of the V1 yourself? I am planning this for my IS-F due in this week. Would love to see some instructions.
not for the isf. i did for the bimmer.

i havent decided between the ISF or the C63 AMG yet. if i end up getting the ISF, or either car for that matter, i will go buy anohter v1 unit and figure out how to hardwire it.

i need my cig adaptor for the ipod/cellphone charger.
 

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My buddy who is an Orthodontist couldn't decide so he bought all three!!! Yes, he's a car enthusiast and literally has a stable of cars. His thoughts...

ISF: bang for the buck, Lexus quality
C63: pure power
M3: nimble and the best track car

and he'll be taking delivery of a GTR next week...can't wait to take a ride in that one!
 

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My buddy who is an Orthodontist couldn't decide so he bought all three!!! Yes, he's a car enthusiast and literally has a stable of cars. His thoughts...

ISF: bang for the buck, Lexus quality
C63: pure power
M3: nimble and the best track car

and he'll be taking delivery of a GTR next week...can't wait to take a ride in that one!
sounds like a buddy of mine.
he was one of the co-founders of netscape and then became a lawyer. guy has like 19 cars and an underground garage added to his 19th century style victoria mansion.

cars include
F40 ferrari
Ruf Porsche
Carrera GT
Hennessey viper
Lingenfelter Z06
actual DTM CLK AMG Benz

just to name a few. ridiculous i tell you. some people have way too much $$$
 
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