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  1. Here or eBay perhaps, my last car I sold on Pistonheads which was great but I'm not sure if its such a popular outlet now. Great to hear of a 1992 and good luck with the sale.
  2. All sounds very good to me, oh yes the 155 I don't recall when I saw one last very rare down this way... Sounds like you got a few jobs to do Wayne and yes this weather is very hit and miss!
  3. Shouldn't be a problem for you then and it's well worth doing. I also did my lift bolts when I got my corolla four years ago and they were fairly worn, once again an easy job for you. I'm not so familiar with Alfa Romeo but they are beautiful cars, see some beautiful ones every year at the old timer rally event where I live: I was gauging the later GTV when I got my Corolla the Lusso 3.0 or 3.2 V6 It's one of the best sounding engines I've ever heard, since then they have shot up in price like most 90's cars... Like you said the Corolla is a really practical car, it's sensible with a bi
  4. Wow a red one with extra doors these rarely come up! I changed the heater matrix on mine I believe to a Brass one massive improvement, completely restored my heating to 100% and super warm for my 05:00AM drives to work. Matrix is not hard to change you'll just find yourself potentially laying upside down sideways with your legs out of the drivers window!
  5. Sure perhaps do one thing at a time, the engine isn't the best for mods but as a standard unit is immensly reliable just keep up on oil changes and do the lift bolts if needed. Fast road did me a custom middle section + mid silencer, retaining the original cat which is now removable and slightly larger piping diameter from 2 to 2.25 I think it was. I got it finished with a simple 2.5 exit backbox which is very loud but I have obtained a Tanabe muffler which is on my to do list for being adapted and fitted which should resonate a bit better. I'm right on the coast in Sandgate. You got https://w
  6. All I've done is the exhaust system at fast road conversions in Ashford, secondly the head unit for more up to date connectivity along with converting the cigarette for a dual USB with voltage readout in red LED. Kept the car almost standard for ride comfort mostly and reliability.
  7. For the sensors ideally you need to look at the live data streams and see how the sensors are reacting. I believe you can tell there is an issue when the post cat sensor is mimicking the primary o2 sensor and look our for irregular drops or spiking. Also with the sensors removed you can do tests with multimeter and applying heat to the sensor probe. Give it some and time and it will typically return possibly up to a week or a few drives depending how often you drive.
  8. It's a very generic code, but yes an o2 sensor issue is a likely cause, along with an exhaust / catalytic converter failure.
  9. Perhaps leave the battery disconnected and start over the next day. Have you inspected the coils? Only going from my car the individual coils seem to be very reliable, perhaps check the spark plugs also. Review anything you can if it's not going to cost you anything. When you describe the power as cutting out violently in your original post is there anything noticeable in the interior, does the dash cluster flicker?
  10. Not a lot in these do check Youtube that is an ideal place for comparing cars. Look for track footage but it's going to depend on the driver, car condition etc...
  11. Welcome to the forum and enjoy your stay!
  12. Not seen many about, try some of the people online breaking T-Sports perhaps.
  13. P0420 is a very vague code and can be a nightmare to suss out. When it states bank1 it has to be as it's a four cylinder there is no second bank (like a V6/8 etc...) I can only go off experience from my dad's Zafira A 1.6 Club. One of the o2 sensors failed causing a run rich scenario which superheated the CAT and collapsed the monolith. We had to replace the o2 sensor of course along with the CAT and all was well again, running wise emissions is good every year. The thing is the P0420 code returned no matter what, no exhaust leaks, new CAT, new exhaust system, new sensors. Found out with
  14. Really great choice and they wheels suit it perfectly!
  15. What about stationary revving is the cutting out issue also happening in this instance? Any check engine lights coming up?
  16. Thanks codger I'll look into the negative side and see how it's all looking. I was also wondering I've always seen some cars especially Japanese cars whereby owners have added additional earth wiring kits off their battery to help strengthen the grounding. Is this something I should get for my car or is it just best to clean up my existing wiring. To be honest I don't really want to add more than what's needed to the engine bay. Thanks Mooly. So perhaps my worry has just been down to the hot weather? I'm not driving the car much right now but I will continue to monitor things goes into th
  17. Thanks for checking with me Codger! I'm going to take the battery out again and start looking at the wiring again. " clean up the battery to Chassis terminal that's usually down on the side of the inner wing bodywork. " Is this somewhere down underneath the battery tray? Thank you.
  18. I'll explain what happened regarding the old battery: I got in the car and switched to just accessory power, from there I always look at my battery indicator and It was on 11.5V. I went to start the car and it cranked over really sluggish twice but surprisingly fired up (good compression in the 2ZZ I'm guessing). After twenty seconds or so the whole car shutdown by itself (dashboard flickered erratically) and then the car fired itself back up again! Every minute or so the car was shutting off like something was tripping out. I immediately turned the car off and assumed the battery had fai
  19. Hi Codger, I think I'm going to go off the Chrisfix video on Youtube with my meter to see what readings I get. I will definately trace all the wiring to check for any fatigue/damage will investigate everything today hopefully.
  20. I would go down the route of contacting anyone breaking T-Sports, see if you can pick up a replacement pump. Definately take the pump out and check the lines, connections, connectors and wiring. Check all round your intake system also. There was a changeover with later 2ZZ-GE models loosing the air injection system altogether, but since you have one all in place still then you are going to have the air rail fitted exhaust manifold. If it was me I would would make an attempt at sorting the system out before considering a deletion route.
  21. I think the TRC button only disables the traction control, I'm not sure if it disables the stability control also. If you needed to take this system offline completely there must be an access fuse or obviously disabling the sensors will take these offline and throw the warnings lights up on the dashboard.
  22. I've been monitoring the voltage real time via accessory power. I converted my cigarette lighter into twin USB with LCD battery status. My battery failed last month so I've got a nice Varta D15 on there 12.6V. On startup straight away I get 14.2V idle but after say 15 minutes the voltage begins falling, 13.8V or so... Stopping for five minutes or so then starting up and driving back with headlights on, fans, stereo etc. 13.4V. I'm going to check it with alternate. I've found there website will give Colin an email see what they can do.
  23. After what appears to be 18 years of solid work for my Denso alternator It is definately time to remove this part for a refresh! Mine appears to work fine running at 14.2v / 14.3v from the get go, but after plenty of driving and in this summer heat I'm noticing an output as low as 13.6v to 13.8v! I live in Kent so I was wondering if anyone can recommened places that perhaps trade in + money old for refurbished Denso units? I know I could just buy a new one but I'm unsure about these other third party branded ones with price variations ranging from £100-£300? My other option was to have a go at
  24. Not common for the UK so perhaps try some other forums online for assistance, I know K20A.org is a good resource for convenrsions. I would get advice from MonkeyWrenchRacing which is a good store I'm sure they would be helpful or you will get similar insight researching Matrix/XRS builds.
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