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  1. I'm entering my gti in a classic car run next year, cars need to be registered prior to April 1988. Mine was registered in June of that year so before I fill in the entry form I'm just finding a way of proving when mine was made. I should be fine as despite being registered in June we know full well that the car could have been a few months old at the time. 

  2. Hello all, can anyone direct me to a site or help with the specs of Corolla Ae111's ? I'm looking at buying a Sprinter Truneo and need some advice on what to look for, I've heard about the black & silver top engines and how good an upgrade they are for my Corolla Gti. Can I get the engine spec from the chassis number ? Are they all silver or black tops ? Did some of them have the 4AFE engine as well ?

    any help or pointers would be appreciated,



  3. Can anyone help ? I've got a black AE92 Gti and the nearside opening rear window is about to fall out, has anyone got a spare locally ( I'm in Enfield ) that still has both the fixings on it where it bolts to the B pillar ? I seem to remember that these fixings are a little delicate and I think mine are about to give up,



  4. Have you got the Saloon Model with a Sunroof? A that is the most likely cause, or your heater matrix is blocked.

    Get a few pictures up so we can have a look ;)

    Thank you for replying. There is no sunroof and I'm afraid I don't know how to upload pictures. What exactly is a heater matrix/ cheers penugraig

    There's quite a lot of water but only when it rains cheers penygraig

    My guess would be the windscreen seal, as the car is getting on a bit and I believe the screen is bonded in this bond could be failing. The best way out of it is to have the screen removed and refitted by a pro, though no harm in going round the edge with some black bathroom seal and seeing it that does the trick, it might not look pretty but it might solve the problem, failing that the more expensive option is to move to Spain or maybe Cyprus where the rain isn't an issue !

  5. I'm after a spare key for my AE92 Gti, I know I can go to any key cutters and get one done though I'd like a proper Toyota blank and not one with 'silca' or something similar on it, has anyone any ideas where I can get a blank correct Toyota key from ? Obviously there is no chip in mine as it's that old !

  6. Yep re posted to say there were several when i looked, its a good idea also to buy the storage thingy and cover for when the hardtop isnt required...I do remember also that there is something technical about buying a Hard Top when its not been fitted in the factory......Giddlepin i think has posted about this on here :-)

    Thanks for the reply, I'll be keeping my eye out for one

  7. Can anyone help ? I'm in the process of tidying up my black Gti. I'm trying to find the correct shade of silver so I can paint the wheels so they look like they did back in 1988. Steel wheel paint is far too dull or dark, have yet to try silver wheels in case it's too shiny.

    Has anyone painted their wheels before and how did you get the correct Toyota shade ? I'm not building a concours car, just fancy trying to get the factory colour.

    Or shall I just grab some silver from the paint shop that every car seems to be coated in these days ?

    Over to you !

  8. i have a toyota corolla 1.6 gti

    on a f reg 1989

    it wont start

    i have checked all the fuses under the hood and inside on the driver side.inc the efi relay under the bonnet

    engine turns offer ok bit it wont just fire up..

    there is a spark from the coil lead

    the timing belt is ok not slipped or any thing like

    can any one suggest wht could be wrong or what i can check

    your help would be most apprecaited

    If your sure your getting fuel and a spark at the plug how about taking the plugs out and drying them on your gas hob, pop them back in and it might start, the cylinders might be flooded with fuel if you've been trying all day to start it.

  9. i have one (drivers side if that is the right one) has a small hole in the reflector (still road leagal as no light escapes)

    £5+ P+P or you can collect if you can get to nottingham.

    Sounds fine... i'm in London, how much for P+P?

    Am sure have got one or a pair of these laying about, where in London are you ? I'm in Enfield, is thay any good to you ?

  10. Hello all, my latest Gti has a hesitation until about 4500 rpm, it's not a flat spot as there is power all the way to the red line though I can feel the car holding back slightly until I hit 4500, then it seems to fly to the red line ( and up the road too ) I've had plenty of these Gti's and this is the only one to do this. I changed the plugs/dizzy/rotor anyway when I collected the car as they were awful though the fault is still there.

    I'll be tracking it in Jan with any luck so would be nice if I can solve this before then. Any ideas on things to look at/clean/lubricate/replace ?

  11. Hi all,

    I've got a rolla gti thats been in my garage for 6 years, owned for15, after timing belt snapped(1991 late version import).

    Spent the last few months (and too much money) restoring. Got it running but only problem now appears to be the knock sensor, matched code and removed the sensor and it is damaged. Went to toyota and checked online these are over£100 new!

    Was wondering if anyone has or knows where i could get one, or if they are the same part in all gti's or even mr2's etc? then i could try and get one from a breakers?

    My sensor that i removed has a few markings on it. Large letter: M , no: 71 with no:145 underneath and no:00412.

    Any help much appreciated.


    In my experience the one from a MK1 MR2 should do the job, any chance of a picture in case I've got one laying about ? Don't whatever you do go to the main dealer, someone out there must have the bit you need

  12. Anyone with a Gti will know the rear brakes can be a little rubbish with seizing handbrake mechanisms etc. Question is, will the calipers of the last of the MR2's fit the rear ? I've found an on line guide and they look very similar in the picture, has anyone fitted the calipers from the ZZW30 MR2 to their corolla gti ? I can't find and on line guide to compare the two, have I got to pop to the dealer and borrow their brains ?! The local dealer is pretty close to me so that could be my solution

  13. Are u selling those BBS rims?

    lol no sorry not for sale

    Hello mate, Jerran here ( you've had a few bits off me in the past ) I remember your ae92 was lowered, have you got the lowering springs from it ? Or what shocks and springs were you running ? Need to lower my latest find before it's first track day

    hi Jerran I had coilovers on it which I have sold I dont have any lowering springs but i do have some brand new front knoi shock forsale

    Let me know if your interested i'll sort you out with a nice price to :thumbsup:

    (ps I thought you had enough of gti's :D lol )

    Thnaks for the reply, no, I'm after a set of lowering springs to drop it down a little, I think my shocks are fine. I'd thought I'd had enough too, had an Audi A3 turbo for a while and got bored of it, not as fast and no way near as much fun to drive. Found a nice standard black Gti locally at a very good price and now it's mine so I'm back basically. Mine is all standard apart from the stereo, needs lowering for sure though !

  14. Are u selling those BBS rims?

    lol no sorry not for sale

    Hello mate, Jerran here ( you've had a few bits off me in the past ) I remember your ae92 was lowered, have you got the lowering springs from it ? Or what shocks and springs were you running ? Need to lower my latest find before it's first track day

  15. Hi guys,

    I just bought Corolla AE92 1.6 Gti 16v 1989 and it needs new suspension set. I would be grateful if you could give me some info in terms requrements, make , where to find, etc.

    My budged is pretty low so please bear that in mind.

    Many thanks


    I'm in the same boat as you, mine will need to be lowered soon before it starts the track day season next year and I don't want to spend fortunes doing it, what sort of condition is your Gti in and where did you find it ? Mine's due it's Mot this weekend and I just need to sort out a sticking rear caliper ( common problem )

  16. My wife drives a Toyota Corolla Executive 1.6GL with about 84,000 miles on the clock. The condition of the car is very good except for rust in the middle of one of the rear wheel arches and a small split in the rear spoiler. The electric sunroof is in perfect condition with zero rust. There is a full service history, original Toyota stereo and a towbar fitted and 9 months MOT. She wants to drive a more modern car so she has asked me to sell it. Does anyone know what these cars fetch and where is the best place to advertise, ebay maybe? TIA


    eBay would be a reasonable place to start, I think looking at the condition of the car I think you'll get a lot of interest, for the age it's in pretty good nick. Being eBay you'll get plenty of idiots though there is enough people out there who know how reliable these cars are, good luck with the sale and don't take less than £500. If I was selling it that what I'd want

  17. Highya all. Am new to the forum after having just purchased a 1988 corolla GTi. Looking to restore her to former glory. Am driving a 91 Celica GT as my daily run until I can get the Corolla up to standard.

    Hello, just read your post about your 'new' Corolla Gti, I've got a few parts laying about still from I had mine. I've got about 7 standard alloys that could do with a refurb ( most without tyres ) couple of doors/wings etc. I sold a fair few bits on eBay though by all means list anything you need and I may be able to help, I'm in Enfield N London, regards Jerran

    Hey I can vouch for Jerran, hes had more GTis (AE92's) than hot dinners...lol....

    Good luck !!! :)

    Thanks for your confident vote MR KE70 ! The record I had at one time about 18 months ago was owning 8 Corolla Gti's at the same time, can anyone beat that ?! I reckon I've had about 15 in the last four years though sadly they're starting to become hard to find. A very under-rated car and can take some serious work and still come back for more, the track days I did in mine were immense fun, you could spend a whole day at a track bouncing off the rev limiter and the most knackered part at the end of the day was the driver ( me )

    MRKE70 you seem to be a legend at uncovering old Toyota's that have seen daylight for years, good work !

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