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  1. Papay

    2.8mm pin connectors

    Does anyone know if these commonly available 2.8mm pins are compatible with Toyota connectors?
  2. Papay

    New here: KM30 Liteace

    Snapped a few pics. Block is clearly 5K, but I don't know anything about these cylinder heads. In the one pic is a very faint casting number, it could be "105" but I didn't clean the dirt off. Would the next step be to look at the piston tops?
  3. I think I'll put it on my list of things to do. You are right about the dust, it just gets into everything. I have already removed most things that I never plan to use, such as the rear wiper washer, extra speaker wire, the rear AC system, and I'll be converting to manual windows. This van will only have basic wiring circuits, and thats it. A harness replacement should be fairly straightforward, except that most of them will be GM or Ford based if I order a kit. So that will mean splicing in all of the necessary connectors. Yeah we had a funny experience at a local repair shop, who didn't even own a set of wire crimpers. Crikey. Solder, crimp, heat shrink, and wire loom is how I roll.
  4. Papay

    New here: KM30 Liteace

    First time in Bohol, just hanging out in Lila with family from the states. Wanted to bring the Papay van on this trip, but it wasn't in the cards. Maybe next time. Got your point about the non-pinging, will def check things out further when we get back to Ilo.
  5. Papay

    New here: KM30 Liteace

    Wishful thinking that mine might be one of the factory limited slip.... not sure yet. Liteaces came with K-series, C-series, and Y-series that I know of. Maybe others.
  6. I've had this on my mind since my voltage regulator fried a wire inside my main harness...van caught fire underneath, etc. Years ago when I was heavily involved in V-dubs, I always told myself if I ever restored one fully it would get a brand new wiring harness. Too many problems with former hack-job repairs, age, corrosion, and whatnot. In the case of my Toyota, I imagine it is newer than many of yours, but suffered a lot of 'creative' repairs. So I'm wondering if any of you have completely replaced your wiring harness with one of the options out there in the hot rod world. Off-roaders use them a lot as well. Plenty of Youtube tutorials, and as a former aircraft mechanic there is nothing about wiring that scares me. Please relate your experience if so!
  7. Papay

    New here: KM30 Liteace

    OK good to know. So a 5K head would have lugs there. I won't say I was fooled, because I really didn't ask the previous owner much about the engine (since I was ignorant of Toyotas). But yeah, when he hands you the evaporator in a box of bits, and a random compressor to go with it, and a mangled parking brake handle assembly...well at least it was cheap. Before doing a basic tune up, it would barely maintain 70Kmh on flat ground. No acceleration whatsoever. At least now it is dare I say 'peppy', and can cruise happily at 80/90. Runs really smooth other than an exhaust leak, so I do not suspect a mis-matched head. Never had any pinging, even on second-gear climbs in the mountains. After we get back from Bohol I plan to check the number on the block. Based on what you've said, and the points dizzy, and the Tamaraw radiator with no shroud, I'm thinking it is likely to be a complete swap from a Tamaraw.
  8. Papay

    New here: KM30 Liteace

    Yep, all of the guys with parts are in Manila and Cebu, and I'm on a different island, lol. @rebuilder86, it sounds like I need to plan a trip to Cebu! Yeah the old style VR was a big surprise, I'm planning the alternator upgrade and dizzy upgrade. I have actually wondered if this engine could be a 4K, how can I verify? Reason for my suspicion is it looks to have a Tamaraw radiator, and it is missing the filler neck on the water pump that a Liteace should have. The way motors are swapped and parts are cobbled in Philippines, anything is possible!
  9. Papay

    New here: KM30 Liteace

    We are in Philippines. There is a large but somewhat disconnected Liteace community here, but the most difficult thing about finding parts is there really are not junkyards. We are left with Facebook as a means of trying to buy and sell, so it is just as easy for me to order from Malaysia or Australia as it is from Manila. Having never owned aToyota, (much less an engine so small), I was surprised to learn about the 4K's and the brilliant work shown in this forum. My original thought had been to yank it out and put in a 22r, but now I'm inspired to see what can be accomplished with what we have. He will happily cruise along at 80-90 Kmh, which is as fast as I dare to go on these roads anyway. The mountains are another story, but am looking forward to the challenge. Already started on the interior. Attending to basic needs like electrical, brakes, etc.
  10. Papay

    New here: KM30 Liteace

    New here, first post and having a little difficulty posting text. Anyway, hope you guys don't mind a van owner hanging out in here. We bought this little Liteace a few months ago, which is not a Corolla but has a 5K engine under the seats. I have been lurking here trying to learn more about this thing. It runs surprisingly well, considering what must have been a lifetime of neglect: - changed out the plugs and wires - reset the timing - removed the restrictive inlet pipe that snakes its way to the air filter all the way from the front bumper - oil and filter - have a carb rebuild kit and new manifold gaskets, waiting for a good weekend to do it Was very surprised to find points in the distributor cap, an old-school coil on the firewall, and an old-school voltage regulator under the dash. Wow. VR already went up in smoke due to some faulty wiring back by the fuel sender...that was an exciting morning... we had flames coming from underneath near the gas tank at one point. Never travel anywhere now without at least a water bottle! Plans for this van are to upgrade the alternator & distributor, source a 3-core radiator and make some changes to the aircon condenser arrangement. After that, piece together a 1.75" exhaust system from Jetex, unless you guys can recommend a more Asia-Pacific source. This is our only vehicle, and we don't exactly have an ideal place for working on the little guy, so I'm doing what I can.