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  1. The "Tsunami" was never made available in the UK. The only tiptronic models ever seen for sale in this country are imported JDM cars, and these were all pre face lift, so at least 20 years old now. HTH
  2. Sorry to read this, Peter, but as Neil has said, don't go down the "reconditioned" route, much better to try and source a lowish mileage face-lift VVTi engine. Even then, it's important to keep a very close eye on the dipstick, as the issue (shortage of oil cooling in the piston ring area leading to burnt deposits on the rings, and ultimately high oil consumption), although much improved on the face-lift, isn't totally bulletproof. Good luck in your search for an engine if you decide not to scrap the car.
  3. Sorry, Rory. The infamous pre face lift VVTi "death rattle" strikes once again. Remedy..used (not rebuilt) face lift engine, or scrap the car. At least 52 plate on examples are dirt cheap these days (you get bigger front brakes and a much nicer interior too).
  4. Hi, Gabby, and welcome to the forum. What modifications are you considering?. Don't be tempted (as many do) to fit fit large/heavy wheels on a 140. Best advice I can give is to have the brake calipers regularly stripped and lubricated, especially the rears. The rear subframe on the Gen 7 is prone to rust, and therefore a very expensive repair, before it becomes a MOT failure. Also, keep some cash to one side for the unexpected..for example, replacement radiator/coolant. Fortunately, that is not as big a job as you might think.
  5. Just to clear this up. The correct tyre size for both the 140, and the 190, is 205/50/16. Both came with exactly the same five spoke rims as standard. The correct size for the T Sport is not 215/45, but 205/45/17.
  6. Try sending a PM to Bryan. He's on the admin. team on celica-club.co.uk (I know he hasn't been on this forum since August, but should pick up the email notification). https://www.toyotaownersclub.com/profile/22038-old-red-celica/ Please let me know if Old Red can resolve the issue for you.
  7. There are two good used parts suppliers for the Gen 7 over on celica-club.co.uk Just post up the bits you're looking for, and either "AMS", or "celicagen6parts" will reply if they have the parts in stock. Failing that, you could try TCB Ltd in Callington. HTH
  8. Have you checked inside the small compartment on the left hand side of the luggage area?. The OE wheel nuts are indeed 21mm. One of these is far superior to the standard brace.. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Extendable-Wheel-Brace-Wrench-Telescopic-17-19-21-23MM-Car-Van-Socket-Tyre-Nut/133428435060?hash=item1f10f45874:g:uaEAAOSwW69ezhyE
  9. Your car isn't a limited edition, Tony..but it does have the £1500 "Premium" Pack (Leather/Sunroof/Climate Control). It may have also had the £1500 "Style" Pack when new. I say that because you have the TTE rear spoiler which was part of that pack. However "Style" also included 17" six spoke Alloys which may have been removed at some point. Of course, someone may have just fitted the spoiler at some point in the past. Things to check carefully on the Gen 7: Rear subframe Brake Pipes Fuel Filler Pipe (at the 90 degree bend behind plastic trim in N/S/R Wheel Arch) R
  10. Toyota haven't been able to supply the GT centre caps for quite a few years now. There's a used set that will fit on eBay, but you will have to buy new GT stickers from the likes of Mook at Skewer. Mook has been supplying all sorts of graphics for the members on celica-club.co.uk, for more years than I care to remember. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Toyota-Celica-t-sport-Alloy-wheel-center-caps-X-4/353209306711?hash=item523cea4e57%3Ag%3AHWoAAOSwb7BfZ~HN&LH_ItemCondition=4 https://shop.skewer.co.uk/ HTH 🙂
  11. Welcome to T.O.C., Scott RUToyota can be seen walking away from the Sky Chieftain, with his right hand inside his baggy trousers pocket 😁 https://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/news/nostalgia/gallery/you-remember-airport-used-before-1547558
  12. https://www.wheelfitment.eu/PCD/5x100.html
  13. There's a guy with the user-name "ams" over on celica-club.co.uk, who would know more than anyone, if you want to ask the same question on that forum. Many Celica 190/T Sport owners have discarded the gearbox, if favour of the box from the 140 which has a more relaxing top gear. What I don't know, is the gear ratios on the Rolla T Sport box.
  14. http://www.tcbparts.co.uk/ Give Paul a call, he's a ST205 specialist. Good luck 🙂
  15. Hi, Dan & welcome to T.O.C. I've been picking up snippets of knowledge on the Gen 7 for the last 16 years, so there's a fair chance I can advise where needed 🙂
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