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emicen

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  1. Does it have to be semi-synthetic or would synthetic do the job? Oh, oil volume would be good to know too! :D
  2. As per title. Just picked up a 1.3XLi Corolla to use as a commuting hack. Its got a 4EFE engine but I dont have a handbook to know what the Toyota recommended oil weight is for it. Thought I'd ask before lobbing in the random pack of 15w40 Castrol GTX I have in the garage Not after any fancy performance enhancing gloop, just need oil thats going to give the engine adequate protection from cold and tolerate a sustained 80mph without getting too hot.
  3. Is there a supercharged variant of the AE111 or did the 4AGZE Corolla's stop with the AE101? I prefer the look of the 111, but the power of the GZE.
  4. Doing some sniffing around on these engines/cars at the moment. How reliable are the supercharger units? I know the VAG G40/60 chargers needed rebuilt every 60k and I was wondering if thats a generic supercharger thing or just their crummy chargers? I have read online the rev limit on the engine is 6400rpm, is this correct? Seems a touch low given the 4AGE of the same 20v lineage will rev to 7400-7800 and even my big old 3SGTE will touch 7200. I have read speculation that an exhaust (possibly with decat, never been very clear), intake and smaller pulley will raise the power to 200hp. Has anyone achieved this in the UK and knows if its safe to do? Is that figure achieved with fuelling tweaks or just the factory ECU and its overfuelling budget being used?
  5. Been thinking about getting a commuting car and my mate has the Corolla below. His is the 1.3, I've been thinking about the turbo diesel variety of the same age. Would be nice to know what fuel ecconomy to expect and what the towing capacity for a braked trailor is so I could maybe use it as a towing !Removed! for the celica's.
  6. Fellow owners club members car was stolen last night (14th March) in the Derbyshire area. Due to the fairly unique nature of this car it is unlikely it will be saleable in the local area therefore it will probably have to be moved to another area of the country. Red 1994 ST205 with after market front spoiler and lots of performance modifications. Only pics I have available are the lads sig: If you hear anything, hear of someone selling a similar car or are offered any performance bits for it, please either email me: mmcnab1982@hotmail.com or the owner mysticmig@hotmail.com
  7. Same here except on tother side of the MR2. Yaris looked sweet that man, was desperately trying to convince my girlfriend to plump for one of them instead of a Honda Civic for her first car!
  8. To give you an idea, to get a 12 second run in an Mr2 would probably require somewhere in the region of 400bhp, maybe more. To be competitive in top speed - you'll be needing to go faster than 180mph. All cars must be completely road legal, wth DOT approved tyres, and Tax/Ins/MOT. Alot of people take TOTB very seriously, including myself. Unless you're an absolute speed freak with good 1/4 mile experience, and the knowledge of how to keep up with the competition - It probably ain't worth entering :( ← Theres a lad I know with a rev 3 Turbo. Its got an airfilter and exhaust system and a dastek uni chip and its done a 12.xx pass at Crail on terrible Japanese tyres with standard rims etc. In a years time, I will have a car to enter. Right now I do not. ← Thats a !Removed! good time! :P ← Can only imagine how fast it would be with a good driver behind the wheel :P (so does Amran frequent these forums, I may be about to find out :D )
  9. Hmmm....clean car for crail on saturday, risk taking it out on saturday night. Duno, might pop along (might phone Rikki/Fraz first though, see if they are coming help make up my mind)
  10. To give you an idea, to get a 12 second run in an Mr2 would probably require somewhere in the region of 400bhp, maybe more. To be competitive in top speed - you'll be needing to go faster than 180mph. All cars must be completely road legal, wth DOT approved tyres, and Tax/Ins/MOT. Alot of people take TOTB very seriously, including myself. Unless you're an absolute speed freak with good 1/4 mile experience, and the knowledge of how to keep up with the competition - It probably ain't worth entering :( ← Theres a lad I know with a rev 3 Turbo. Its got an airfilter and exhaust system and a dastek uni chip and its done a 12.xx pass at Crail on terrible Japanese tyres with standard rims etc. In a years time, I will have a car to enter. Right now I do not.
  11. I reckon a lot of people are like me and dont check the events section very often so clicky: http://toyotaownersclub.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=28813
  12. Cheaper fitting: Ian at Toyauto Centre www.toyautocentre.co.uk iirc
  13. emicen

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    As most have said, have a good listen to the condition of the engine right now and make your descision based on that. The 3SGE and 3SGTE engines are pretty tough, mines sitting at 175,000 miles.
  14. VOSA/DVLA/SVA wording is quite clear on this "vehicles FIRST REGISTERD outside the EU....." ie JAPAN require an SVA to be registered in Britain.
  15. Have you tried posting on the GT4OC site? :D ← Indeed, might get a quicker response than here!
  16. My CS's turbo lasted 132,000 with no BOV. Dump valves only marginally if at all effect the longevity of the turbo, infact its so small you couldnt measure it. The ST205 has a recirc dumpvalve as standard, the ST185 has no dumpvalve as standard, If you get one for the CS get a recirc one or fuelling problems are highly likely. Bailey DV26 is on mine, cheap and cheerfull.
  17. Yes it is. The ECU on your car will almost certainly have retarded the timing due to the lower grade fuel not allowing as aggressive an ignition map. So, put a tank of optimax through her and then refill with optimax and reset the ecu and it should see less det and allow more advanced ignition. Running a tank of optimax through first gets rid of the 95 ron dregs. As for Ultimate vs OPtimax, the debate continues. I've heard Esso SUL has the highest MON out the lot and MON means more than RON on a modern Turbo'd car.
  18. In your case I can see the logic of going for a FMIC, but never mind fuel cut defender, apparently the ecu has maps for up to 1.2 bar, but run that kind of boost and the engine will go pop pretty quick I hear. The CT9 is a great little turbo for quick response and low down torque, but pushing big air is not its thing and it gets out its efficiency range at those kinds of pressures. When a turbo gets out its efficiency range it still flows air, but its hotter air and this can lead to det.
  19. Oi, !Removed!! Off the car!!!
  20. I'm coming home in month, gutted basically! Been studying out here and I just love it. Duno how much space there is behind the bumper on the Glanza but I have an ST185 air to air intercooler kicking about if anyone wants a cheap FMIC core. Its pretty big and can easily flow 250hp's worth of air.
  21. Wow, 4000 miles a year would be sooooo nice! Even though I'm only sat at about 8000 miles this year for the Four (being in Japan for 3 months has helped!) but its still cost me the best part of £1600!!!
  22. Why? (escaping the obvious question of why would you fit an FMIC to an S) The TMIC system actually works quite well on Toyota cars, the rubber channel for flowing air on to the intercooler has been shown in tests on the celica gt4 to lower intake temps by 40 degress compared to when its not there, and you can expect roughly the same on the Glanza. You dont have to mess about with IC piping and RX-7 cores are cheap as chips, and handily enough, a good half inch thicker and inch wider and couple of inches longer. They are designed to flow more air than the 4efte can chuck at them hence you have less pressure drop across the IC so your turbo can be in a more efficient range of its compressor cycles and deliver the same boost to the manifold. Oh yeah, and you save at least a meter of FMIC piping, which would increase turbo lag, and believe me, the great feature of Rubix's glanza is how willing it is to pull in every gear from very low revs with the turbo spinning up almost instantly. Wullie, where you looking at for your FMIC? Havent had time to check any places out yet since the Uni works been a !Removed!, but hopefully come december I'll have time to go check out some tuning shops in the Tokyo Bay area.
  23. Theyre from my neck of the woods, scarey thing is people around here think that looks good when it shows up at cruises etc and 2nd, they actually run a sucessful business with people like that at the helm, they cant even spell custom!
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