TOMsGPTurbo

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    Maxi

    My project car is a JDM (Japanese Domestic Market) 1987 Toyota Corolla II GP Turbo (Grey Import) I bought the car in bad shape for a decent price, so I spent thousands refreshing the car and bringing it back to its original standard. Once Finished I decided on a 4EFTE transplant from an early Starlet GT Turbo. The conversion was dodgy and to cut a long story short, I was ripped off leaving me with a car with more problems then when I originally bought it, and the problems from the dodgy engine transplant ultimately lead to the car faulting and being taking off the road. Slowly I have been repairing the car and finding things which need attention. The plan now is to get the engine going using the Starlet ECU (1.3ltr 16v DOHC 4CYL Turbo) and not the 3E ECU (1.5ltr 12v SOHC 4CYL Turbo). MASSIVE THANKS TO: Nick, Justin, Teddy and whole RollaClub team for helping me out when I get a in pickle :y: Attached are some photos of what I'm aiming to archive: - Highly worked 4EFTE producing 348HP @ the wheels - TRD Coilovers - TOMs Bucket seats :P theres a lot more.... but yeh you get the idea :P
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    Maxi

    Update, I have steering horn button now
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    How To Build A Rally Car

    I love this thread, rally car building, country life, bit of wrc action, builds, classic cars....... It doesn't get any better
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    Maxi

    I remembered I need a knock sensor for the 4E, and whilst browsing the net found this: Starlet GT Turbo and Glanza V Replacement Knock Sensor. The knock sensor is prone to becoming faulty due to age, flagging up error code 52, causing the ECU to retard ignition timing and also increase injector duty, resulting in a poor performing, and a less responsive drive. ECU Error Code 52. OEM Replacement knock sensor to save the risk of used sensors also being faulty. - http://www.ukstarletowners.com/topic/65442-knock-sensoryet-another-ʞ©$ɟin-issue/ I wonder if this was the shuttering the engine was doing on boost.
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    Maxi

    Just saw this on gumtree- https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/virginia/wrecking/-wrecking-el31-corsa-all-parts-available/1139357354 - Before you ask - the pic is of mine back when we had club meet up at Yatala Pies, but not mine being wrecked... so if anyone needs any bits
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    Tore's Ae86 Ground-Up Build

    Looks like some good progress, keep up the good work :) P.S: Awesome daily!
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    El31. The Other Other '86 Corolla

    Hey Andrew, First of all congrats on your new family member! hope he and mum are doing great! I'm in the same boat (no pun intended lol) I've been so busy with my daughter that I haven't touched the car in years, actually started it up mid last year just to make sure it didn't seize up and move a bit of fluid around, I need to get a decent battery trickle charger and keep a spare car battery always on recharge so I can do more on it. Keep going on your car, it's one of a kind and it has all the potential to be an awesome drag / circuit / hill climb beast. Take it easy and keep safe out there!
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    El31. The Other Other '86 Corolla

    Hey Andrew, How's the build coming along mate? Did you end up moving up to Cairns?
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    Ae82 Twincharged Corolla - Sznaps

    I hope you found a way to keep it, it's magical car.
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    Blzbubs Aw11

    Looks awesome, mate I would love to see your face the first time you drive it after getting all the bushes done! :)
  11. Hey guys, Would anyone know where to get a intercooler pipe on a Saturday? I'm after a 2" (51mm) 90 degree elbow bend with approx 200mm from bend to end on both sides. I would prefer mandral bend, stainless steal or aluminium. Cheers, Tom.
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    Intercooler Pipes On A Saturday?

    How strange is this, I used a spare aluminum elbow I had lying around and some silicon connectors (right setup but made to work using incorrect sizes), and I'm getting a better turbo spool lower in the rev range and a more linear power curve rather than the previous noticeable kick-in rush from the turbo, but worse fuel economy .... hmm I think I still might have a boost leak or the ecu has dropped the psi as I can't hear my usual wastegate chatter
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    Intercooler Pipes On A Saturday?

    Thanks guys, unfortunately I couldn't get away from home on Saturday anyhow.... I've patched the problem and hope to get away to a shop during the week.
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    Intercooler Pipes On A Saturday?

    It's not for a commodore.... geeezzz... it's for a Xtrail lol :P
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    Ae82 Twincharged Corolla - Sznaps

    Hmm, not sure, I'm not feeling those rears tho, doesn't look right, but what is that front bar off?
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    Maxi

    Thanks Trev, It's a love and hate relationship, I hate not driving it, I love it enough to keep it around.
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    Maxi

    Thermo-fan is kicking in now, another step closer...
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    Knock Sensor

    Hey guys, I'm getting a knock sensor error - could there be any other reasons this is occuring - or just need a new knock sensor. Cheers
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    Maxi

    today I wiped the car with a yellow microfiber cloth, it did take a fair bit off dust of it
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    El31. The Other Other '86 Corolla

    Hey Andrew, I can't help with 4AGT(Z)E wiring, what's the issue? Have you got it sorted since January?
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    El31. The Other Other '86 Corolla

    Looking good Andrew, mate if you weren't going to paint those calipers I was going to go ninja mode and paint them myself :P
  22. She looks fantastic, I love the photo of "3kh engine in powerfully rage !" Welcome sir.
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    1991 El31 Corolla 2

    Just be careful, as not all parts from the EP82 and EP71 fit, if you can always measure and compare before handing over any money. The coilovers I was looking at getting from NZ are from a company called MRP - the fella who owns it is Barry Manon he is a member of Rollaclub so shoot him a PM.
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    Maxi

    4E's running a little rough on start up, going to have to do something about thermostat sensors soon.
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    Maxi

    Fixed the head light issue and found that I have intercooler pipe leak some where, car sounds rough. Then, I went to install my whiteline rear sway bar to find it doesn't fit ... it's only out by about 10cm! :/ (I'm going to see how much some custom strut mounts would be) Cleaned the interior (after my cat was sleeping in the car for 2.5months) and sort of left it at that for now... Still need to work out why radiator fan doesn't switch on at all, normally when the AC is removed it's constantly running and bridge in a circuit needs to made to bring it back to normal. I think it's finally time I invest in a multimeter.