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  1. Hey some pics of the OBX Cat Back exhaust I no longer need and also the Towbar which was originally fitted to my car. it adds a surprisingly beefy burble..which alas my dad didn't like..i since spent £500 on a Toyota unit so i've done my brains in on this. The exhaust cost £250 and has only been on for 1 week/50 miles ...make me an offer... towbar was on for about 10 years..make an offer :) and the towbar
  2. hey there..just wondering what you ended up doing?
  3. Hi y'all I don't know who to ask about this but I have a brand new Cat back STainless Steel OBX Exhaust system from the states. I fitted to the car thinking I'd saved a shed load of money but my dad hates it and after thinking I have saved money I am going to have to now buy a genuine Toyota Exhaust ( £500 basically..ludicrous money although I suppose the car is 13 years old ).... Who do I have to email or pay to be able to post as a for sale ad? It will literally have 100miles on it so it seems another Camry owner would appreciate it more. ALso have a complete Toyota tow bar aswell. Could a mod email me please? all the best to you all and i hope your camry's are running well ( we love ours and have owned 4 in total including 2 1998 v6 sports of which this is one :-) ) ...anybody wanting to exchange stories we have dealt with alot of the common problems on our car and I'd like to think I know them fairly well :-) it's the MCV20 model we own in SPort trim..though sport is purely spurious in meaning..haha We fitted new wheels and larger tyres than standard which helped protect the alloys much better...I highly recommend you do this if you haven't already done so...235/45/17 are ok but if you have a full boot or people in the back they ever so slightly catch the rear wheel arch lip. I will be going for 225/45/17 next time we change our tyres..still offers greater protection than standard but should just about clear that wheel arch lip. also had all our bushes and strut top mounts changed ( actually had new struts on the rear ) and also about 18 months ago the head gaskets done then 4.5l of flushing oil run through the engine. £800 may sound like alot of money for head gaskets on a car worth at most £1500 but compared to the depreciation on a newer car it's pennies and should give us another 10 to 12 years of trouble free motoring., I have noticed in it's 13th year the chassis just starting to show signs of corrosion so am going to have it re-undersealed and waxoyled by pro's. also we were getting water leaks in the tyre well and in the 2 side wells either side...i think i have solved them...put a new boot seal on ( £58 from ToyBoata ) and the gromets that hold the sunroof drain hoses i think were the cause of the other leaks..bought new rubber grommets ( a few quid each ) and then silicone sealed them so fingers crossed that solves that problem..may help others who have had the same's been leaking on our car for years but havent rusted as i doused the wells with bilt and hamber dynax s50 ( which is a waxoyl substitute in a can that i highly recommend ).... our power steering pump has leaked since we bought the car and has on our 3 previous camrys...i think the pumps must have weak seals...i just keep an eye on it and hardly ever have to top it isn't anything to worry about....rocker cover gaskets will leak whether they are new or seems that they are of an inferior quality on the 1mz-fe ( personal experience ) but the car never uses any oil and it almost always looks worse than it is and is nothing to worry about i find... i do find that the car needs parking sensors...we have some fiutted and its murder to park without them..the rear view doesnt make parking easy...and the wiring for the rear fog and reverse light has a habit of fraying..if yours stops working and it isnt the bulb this is almost certainly the problem. oh and cv boots on these cars are an absolute **^&*$*"*$£^* :-) but they are a lovely car that seems unloved in the UK..and I think that's a shame. Be well all Buzz It doesnt look this clean at the mo..hahaha .. and no she is most definately NOT for sale :-)
  4. change the strut top mounts but at the same time change the sway bar bushings and the bearings on the front strut..your car will drive like new... just sorted all the suspension on our red car :-)
  5. hi guys this an appeal. i inherited my grandfathers 1998 white camry v6 sport when he sadly died in november it's been in our family for almost 8 years... but i have run out of time and money and she needs to go to somebody who can give her the time money and effort to rescue the fabulous car she really is... she's abit shabby ( no rust but needs a professional detailer to rescue the bodywork ) .. the interior is excellent and it has service history second to none.,... but it needs all 4 strut top mounts...and an mot which it wont pass as the manifold is blowing...if somebody fancies taking on a challenge to rescue a fabulous car then give me a call...asking 600 ono but i am realistic all the best guys....and this is an incredibly difficult thing for me to do :-( si 07980 913135 incidentally we have a red camry v6 sport that has had lots of money spent on that will be staying in our path so its not all bad
  6. Hi guys I need to know when Toyota UK made the Camry Sport ( ours is a v6 on a 1999 ) how much did they lower the car from the standard car? was it 40mm?? any help greatly appreciated Si
  7. Hi all I own 2 lovely and increasingly rare UK model Camry V6 Sport's the cars have been a joy and a pleasure to own... ( We have one white and one burgundy ) These cars do have certain quirks however and has any other owners noticed that help and info aswell as fellow owners info is almost completely absent on the web??? I'd like to think we can change this....whilst the Camry has always sold well in the States amongst others in the UK it is a rare sight. I want us to be able to atleast be able to discuss problems and experiences with our cars in such a way that we can build a good knowledge base not only of issues with the cars....but places to get cheap parts and any modifications that people do etc.... I have a fair few ideas for my Own cars and having owned one for 7 years now a fair bit of experience with them too. The white one is a little shabby so I hope to be taking lots of photos and posting up the "minting up" progress along with what I have done, where I have done it and how much it has cost. I often wonder how many of these cars are being lost to the scrappage scream ( an abomination in my opinion...) I will give a good example... Our red a 1999 Sport V6...Lovely looking has some marks on some of the panels and the bonnet and bumper really need respraying and the front lip spoiler has countless times pretty much been destroyed.....but she polishes up beautifully ( I will insert some piccies later ) and witht he addition of some good quality wheels and bigger tyres to protect the rims she looks very fetching. Other things done.....HID headlamp kit....Sony MP3/Bluetooth head unit....recently changed all strut top mounds and front and rear bushings ( yes the ubiquitous camry squeak and grind )....also they munch brakes for some reason so got new discs and pads plus a fluid change.....she has a leaky power steering pump but it isnt major so just gets topped up occassionally...air con regassed...full top end rebuild and head gasket the same time new belt, tensioners and plugs ( seemed a good idea while it was all in bits... ).followed up with complete engine flush with flushing oil then filling with fresh shell helix oil. Now i dunno theres probably about 1800 quids work there.... now some people would say it is bonkers to spend that much money on a 10 year old car with 110k on the clock thats worth..i dunno maybe 1300 to 1500 quid??? ( correct me on value if you want..that's part of the reason for the post to try and get good info from the uk camry community )...but i dissagree..the car has been ultra all the toys one really comfortable..looks that little bit difference and is solid quality.... now i could take this to a main dealer ...and they would give me the 2k scrappage allowance...and then...scrap the car???? in my mind this is a disgrace!!!!! this car has 10 more years trouble free motoring in my opinion and probably more if properly looked after ( we do 4500k miles or 6 monthly oil changes with every second a service...and this includes diff and gearbox oil changes ) anyway..i digress..lets get some opinions and views and maybe even some hellos and see if we cant get abit more camry related stuff going? :) these are the only pics i could find of the head gasket change....but it is not a particularly easy job!
  8. hi guys..we own 2 1998 camry v6 sports both have same problems..the bushings as have already been mentioned...and the strut top mounts...change these and your car will sound fine again :-) poor quality rubber my friends
  9. that's good to hear alan!!! when I started reading your post I was about to lambast the typical uselessness of dealers :) glad its better! Si
  10. Did you have any clearance problems with the wider tyres?Are they on standard Sport rims or have you upgraded, and if so, to what? I need new alloys after i let my mrs take the car shopping and she managed to kerb a wheel badly enough to buckle the rim. :censor: ..... Yes...our old ones were killed with pothole damage in manchester....the standard sport alloys are poor quality and do not have sufficient protection from the tyres. I went down to the local alloys shop and got a set of mangels i think they are....i bought a set of 4 with all new wheel nuts and 235/45/17 tyres....i kept the best of my old sport alloys as the spare with a standard tyre...will be fine in an emergency. It's not a huge problem with fitment on the camry...and clearance is all ok...well not had any trouble in 1500 miles since :) I now have 2 Ca,mry v6 Sports after purchasing a red one to go with our white one....and back on the standard wheels I can tell that the new wheels on the other car are quite an improvement.... I quite fancy a set of buddy club alloys....or Kei....both Japanese makes (so not cheap) and usually found on Subaru's but supply a fitment for the Camry. However just have a look around and ask the question of an alloy retailer and they should be able to tell you what will go on the car...!!! Any more questions just ask..I love our Camry Sport's...I sometimes wish there was a Camry Sport Owners
  11. I love my standard 1998 Toyota Camry V6 Sport... But sometimes it just seems to lack that little bit of extra urgency. What mods are available to maybe boost power up to 240 bhp (any more on a front wheel drive car is at best stupid) but without killing the fantastic reliability? There seems to be nothing available for this engine especially in the UK? I would even consider light pressure turbo or supercharger? ANy pointers would be greatly appreciated. Si
  12. I don't know about quieter Alan but we recently put bigger 235 tyres on our Camry and whilst I can't say it went quiter the ride does seem improved.... I suppose the usual suspects if you want some..continental, dunlop, goodyear, bridgestone...i wouldnt buy michelin (french) and have a thing about pirrellis being rubbish as had some bad luck with them. :)
  13. Having browsed through this forum I think I may have the answer. Firstly it creaks like an old pig first thing in the morning.....apparently the noises are from bad swaybar bushings and also possibly/probably the suspension strut mounts... I have to say for the last 6 years it has always done it and we just put it down to the way the car was...and it never ever bothered me in the slightest...i had no idea there was something i could do about it till i came here..hehe hope this helps...i'm not doing it on mine at the moment as I have other priorities and it drives fine :)
  14. Hi there. We have had a 1998 Camry V6 Sport in our family since it was 2 years has been a fantastic car with no trouble at all....except for a propensity of killing tyres and alloy wheels!!!!! The original "Sport" alloys (which were very poor quality British made wheels) bit the dust after repeatedly being battered by potholes....we struggled along for a while not being able to balance them (it never seemed to bother the poise of the car but might explain the way we went through tyres) until this year when one had a long hairline crack up the centre and another had a gouge so deep it had mishaped the whole wheel!! I replaced them with some better quality rims and replaced the puny tyres (215 40 17 i think) with 235 45 17's.... result..much better protection for the rims from potholes....however this was never the problem with the harsh ride on Camry Sports....the problem is with the's like an imoveable rock...every time you hit an undulation or dodgy road service you think the car is going to fall apart... My question there a way to make the car ride better over the bumps without compromising the ride height (it looks very cool) and not too much of the handling ability (i hate wallowy cars).... maybe a similair sized spring but with a not so hard set up? opinions greatly appreciated...