Hiro Protagonist

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About Hiro Protagonist

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  1. Hiro Protagonist

    BLZBUB has another 4AGE.

    Sounds like Braden left you quite a few little surprises to find...
  2. Hiro Protagonist

    Battery Terminal

    Not sure about charging but a loose (or tight but decaying) positive terminal 100% will give you intermittent starting problems, usually when it is cold as things shrink and the tiny bit of contact is lost.
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    Supercharged rolla

    You can over-bore and then sleeve them, Bill/Xoom did this in his turbo ZZE123 Sportivo. I lucked out and got an engine with only 127,000k on it, should still be factory-fresh.
  4. Hiro Protagonist

    Supercharged rolla

    Big problem with RWD-converting 2ZZs is that there aren't spots on the block for the engine-mounts, since they were only ever a transverse installation (in the Corolla/Celica/Lotus/MR2 3 of the 4 "engine" mounts actually attach to the gearbox) Assuming that could be sorted, J160 would be a no-brainer. 2ZZs _need_ a 6-speed behind them to keep them on the boil, even with the stock C60/64 gearing they drop out of lift going between 1st and 2nd unless you slam the change and slip the hell out of the clutch, which is why most people fit aftermarket ECUs/piggybacks to lower the lift engagement point (that, and Toyota deliberately programmed it higher so that the kick was more pronounced, not faster)
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    Supercharged rolla

    I'm tempted to go supercharged on my 2ZZE102 but I need to see how much clearance there is to the radiator (plus I actually have to do the conversion first, baby steps....)
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    AE112r oil, 10w30 or 10w40

    10W40 is fine for a 7A, I've run mine with anything from 10W30 all the way up to 20W60. 10W or 15W40 is probably the sweet spot for affordability vs modern thin oil, 10W30 just seems like a waste for what is essentially a 25yo engine design (the 7A is essentially unchanged from when it was first introduced in 1993).
  7. Hiro Protagonist

    BLZBUB has another 4AGE.

    Yeah the skateboard-bearings-for-linkage-bushes idea was based around AE92 and JDM-spec shift linkages which had equal-sized bushes, for some reason the Aus-spec AE101/102s had unequal-sized ones (despite being essentially the same 'box) so most of the kits out there on the internet don't fit the bigger eyelet.
  8. Hiro Protagonist

    BLZBUB has another 4AGE.

    I will never not point out the difference. Won't really mean much to you since the biggest difference between the two is the engine (AE101 is 4AFE/4AGE, AE102 is 7AFE), but there still are some trim differences as well as things like brakes etc.
  9. Hiro Protagonist

    BLZBUB has another 4AGE.

    Fixed...
  10. Hiro Protagonist

    Daphne the ZRE182

    So whilst technically this is the wife's car, I'm the one burdened with modifications, taking photos, and posting of pictures/stories in the appropriate forums. Introducing Daphne. Yes, we like to name all our cars. However, the first name my wife chose (Artoo, since she loves R2D2 and the blue is perfect) didn't quite gel when we decided after the first few days of ownership that HE was actually a SHE. So far, Daphne has come out as the likeliest alternative, but we're still not 100% sold on the name so it may change again the future. Anyhoo, Daffers is a 2018 Toyota Corolla Ascent Sport in Blue Gem metallic. She is kitted out as standard with 16" alloy wheels, fog lights, 7" full touchscreen infotainment system with 6-speaker audio, Bluetooth and the optional Sat Nav pack. Interestingly, all the petrol models (which all have the exact same 2ZRFE engine) are chassis code ZRE182, which means they have a torsion-bar rear end, whilst the Hybrid is a ZWE186 which gives it the same IRS that the Auris and the US-spec I'm have. Sucks to be us sometimes. I'm yet to give her a really good wash (first road-trip to Sydney last weekend and a week's worth of daily commute for my wife has left her a little dusty), but figured I should at least get some nice photos to kick off the memories before we start doing anything serious to her. These were taken at the Walka Water Works, which is an old 19th-century Victorian/Italianate pumping station that used to supply water to the Maitland and Newcastle regions, but is now part of a public recreation reserve. Great spot for photos, although I wasn't taking too much effort and probably should have waited another hour or so for the golden hour light. by Ian Rigby, on Flickr
  11. Hiro Protagonist

    Security system install

    You might be able to pry it up with a trim removal tool but otherwise it's safer to take the back half of the centre console out (not hard, two screws on the side and two bolts inside the box) and press the clips in from underneath
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    Security system install

    FYI I've got the wiring diagrams for the Aus-built AE10x Corollas if you need any info...
  13. Hiro Protagonist

    Lower Temperature Thermostat

    FWD A-series engines (4AGE, 4AFE, 7AFE etc) have the thermostat on the bottom radiator hose to control the reentry of coolant from the radiator back in to the engine.
  14. Hiro Protagonist

    7A powered AE82

    I think he was making a joke :P