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 Electrical / service diagrams would be greatly beneficial. 
The Toyota uses common Camry motors that are the same this side of the pond. Anyone that touches toyota should be ok doing it, just since the motors buried under the cowl, expect any larger service to be 3x more labour intensive.

Parts for Sale/Wanted/Trade / LF: One 15" Steel Wheel/Rim 4x100
« on: December 28, 2017, 10:43 PM »
Have you checked can tire? They had a few clearance wheels. Bucks will have lots of options....

General Discussion / Road Trip Car Protection
« on: December 13, 2017, 09:28 PM »
I would only trust 3m products. As the car will be cold adhesion may be an issue. Iíd find out if any body shop supply has the shrink wrap Iíve seen some cars wrapped in.

Journals / LJB's 2011 E90 BMW 335i xDrive Msport
« on: October 31, 2017, 10:44 PM »
I have a timing service tool kit for the N54/N55 should you ever need it. Also the injector tool as well as a set of spare injectors for the v1 N55.
Great looking car.

If you donít already have it, you should get it appraised for all the custom work thatís gone in. If it was in a hit, mpi would only give you street value of the base car otherwise.
Great project, glws.

Audio, Video & Electrical / SRS Modul Reset
« on: September 01, 2017, 08:40 PM »
Some manufacturers have certain components in the module "pop" when the bags blow requiring a new one. Some guys have figured out the components that fail so the units can be sent out to a few places for a rebuild, most I have found are south of the border. Its cheaper then a new module if you can find someone that knows yours.

one example:

Id also check ebay as you may get a good one for near the same money.

Beau if your coming tomorrow bring it.

Journals / 1984 Mazda RX7 GSL - 2JZ swap!?
« on: July 11, 2017, 08:37 PM »
Originally posted by Vex
It's driving again, got a 2 week permit on it. I'm not 100% sure what fixed it, but the O rings on almost every injector was blown, and wasn't seated properly. I must have seated them wrong.

I pressurized the system, and made sure the injectors do not leak (which they didn't) and re-sat the injectors, it seems to run good again.

My theory is the O rings got cracked, leaking the pressure/gas out. When the car tried to spray in gas, it didn't get enough and the ECU freaked out trying to pump more fuel in to compensate for the air.

When it dies again in 2 weeks, I'll just burn the car to the ground. /s

If you have leaking o rings it may try to burn itself to the ground. Even with leaking fuel orings it should fire.
Did you have fuel leaking at the rail? Was your coil firing properly? (Assuming single coil supplies the distributor like late 7m's did)
Also the vacuum to the fpr and return lines would have been pulled and reconnected when you did this.
That could have resolved the issue too.

General Discussion / Top Tier Toyota Thread
« on: July 10, 2017, 07:41 PM »
Originally posted by omaid
I have 1991 Camry can't locate any shop to buy aftermarket stuff any suggestions
Why not just sell it and buy something else if it's not what you want.
If you want to commit to it, The easiest swap source is a celica for 3sgte or Caldina in Japan for a newer 3/4th gen 3sgte.
Keep it fwd but get a lsd box.  They made that gen in a manual but getting those conversion parts will be hard as they are scarce.
You can retrofit celica suspension stuff into them if I recollect of a similar gen.
read up on toyota nation and celica forums 

Cars for Sale/Wanted/Trade / FS: '92 Eagle Talon TSI AWD 5M
« on: June 19, 2017, 11:26 AM »
Glen went out of his way finding the best car to build. This is a extremely well built clean car.

Journals / Eurotrash
« on: June 12, 2017, 11:27 PM »
Originally posted by david
Car is now sitting at the shop and I've taken the diff out to weld it. Going to put this m10 through some he'll before it's retired, also might pull the rear subframe to put in new bushings and paint. Wish I could figure out how to post pictures from Flickr on my phone.
Id avoid doing that at all costs. Wouldn't a e30 lsd pumpkin swap in?
Welded diffs are really hack and ill advised. It will make the car sketchy to run on the street.
Why not just do the proper rear end now that will support all future plans?

Journals / Eurotrash
« on: June 04, 2017, 10:06 PM »
Originally posted by Run Away
Neither of those have a 5.0L?
I don't think a mod motor will fit where a 302 will go, but it would be very cool.

My exact thoughts. The cobra is a no brainer if it fits, but the size is the issue and the charger can't help that.
Have you thought about a 1uz or a gm ls 5.3 swap? Both can be cheaper...

General Discussion / What did you do to your car today? part 2
« on: June 04, 2017, 11:37 AM »
Originally posted by Igor
Save yourself some time and pick up some IronX or Sonax fallout cleaner. Takes like 5 minutes to take off all that stuff

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I bought fallout cleaner for the first time from eshine, it does stink but works wonders.

Sold after forever.

I can vouch for Karl, he is a Mazda diehard and this car is as immaculate as he claims it to be. You won't find a nicer rx8.
Free bump

Engine & Transmission / Intermittent Stalling on warm starts.
« on: May 23, 2017, 08:04 PM »
Originally posted by jordisonjr
Thanks for this! I did check the sensor on the left with 2 wires (members on 6gc later confirmed this was the Coolant Temp Sensor). For some reason I couldn't really get an accurate reading. The numbers jumped all over the place. Not sure if the meter wasn't making a proper connection on the sensor, or maybe this is a sign it needs to be replaced?
Could be all over the place due to a bad connection during testing or a bad sensor. Usually those sensors fail open or closed (stuck at one resistance value)
The two wire one probably has a 5v reference through it being fed back to the ecu to determine temperature. 
If I find a toyota electrical manual today I'll post up factory values.

Engine & Transmission / Intermittent Stalling on warm starts.
« on: May 21, 2017, 11:19 AM »

The distributor may leak from the shaft seal like the 4afe is commonly known to do.
I'd use a non residue cleaner to clean the cap and sandpaper/emery cloth to scuff the contacts. If there are chunks missing from the rotor arm or the contacts on the cap, I'd replace. Rockauto is dirt cheap for that stuff with wholesaler clearance.

Engine & Transmission / Intermittent Stalling on warm starts.
« on: May 20, 2017, 09:56 AM »
A meter is a must in the tool box. Even the cheap mastercrap ones on for 15$ on sale are decent enough.
The one thing no one mentioned is coolamt temp sensor. I had one that wasn't registering the right value mid range and cause odd symptoms. Do you notice your gauge reading correctly, as sometimes there are two sensors.
The idle air valve is probably where I'd start and just use seafoam and a brush to clean it. You may be fine just to spray seafoam in the throttle body at idle just to loosen crap up.  It'll smoke a bit but it'll clean up passages   

Otherwise I'd check resistance on the pump. A tired pump will push less fuel when warm.

Cars for Sale/Wanted/Trade / LF Summer car
« on: May 15, 2017, 06:11 PM »
Lots of ideas tossed around but no one has asked potential uses.
Auto or manual trans?
The tsx is a driver unless you do a euro accord Touring cup suspension. The is are nice and I know of a mint first gen potentially for sale.
Anything you put a tune in can become a ticking time bomb if the supporting mods aren't done right (Sti/Evo)
Power level your looking for?

Engine, Drivetrain and Exhaust / WTB: DSM injectors
« on: May 09, 2017, 09:42 PM »
I still have that set if glen changes his mind.

Motorsports / 2017 Autocross Thread
« on: April 26, 2017, 10:58 PM »
Originally posted by Nhil
You'll need a WSCC membership if you do not already have one. The tech sheet is within the registration process, you'll see it when going through the steps.

Numbers will be figured out on site as this is not a season event. We only use the numbers to keep track of your timed runs.

Email me at if you have any more questions. Hope to see you out!
As an add-on to this....
You need the season membership to attend the test and tune. Its to be kind of a perk for people who commit to the club with buying an annual membership.
AKAIK there is no daily membership available for that day where as with regular events they are. ($10 for daily membership/$50 for annual)
If you attend 5 events, the annual membership paid for itself, and if you attend all 18, you save $130.

General Discussion / Official latest automotive purchase thread
« on: April 17, 2017, 11:33 PM »
Originally posted by #StreetFocus
pft cmon if you dont have a 7mm you don't have enough tools man.

This man speaks the truth.
Just as if you don't have a set of inverse torx, your garage is poorly stocked.

Other for Sale/Wanted/Trade / FS: 26 of Crown Royal - Apple
« on: April 16, 2017, 09:52 PM »
Originally posted by Magner
Just return it or exchange it, you don't need a receipt at the LC.
Best advice I've heard in ages

Vehicle Part-out / 1988 MkIII supra turbo - Engine Parts only
« on: April 15, 2017, 08:33 PM »
Yeah I'll just stick a t5 behind my 1uz at that rate. I know they go for a bit.
If it's rebuilt it's a score and I'd use it if I was you.

Motorsports / 2017 Autocross Thread
« on: April 13, 2017, 07:14 AM »
Originally posted by Vince
Do I still fall under the "novice" class since I've only gone to 4-5 events over the last 3 years?
If you do more then 4 events in one season... you sir are still are a novice this season.
You don't have to be if you don't want, but your eligible to compete for that trophy.

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