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Rob W
15-06-17, 10:56
I thought I'd finally spend some time to do a project thread on the works I've been carrying out on the car for the last 6 odd months! I wish I would of started it sooner as it may be a bit here and there but bare with me :)

Bit of history on my background, we have had these in the family for about 20 odd years now starting with our 93 Uk Spec Black TT Auto then 99 VVTI RSP Single PT6266 6-speed Manual & mine the 95 Jap Spec 199 silver TT Auto. I've always loved them from when I was about 8 when my parents bought their 1st Supra, our UK spec and back then there was hardly any around.

All the jobs I have done over the last 6+ months I must admit have nearly pushed me to totally lose the love for the car but as its slowly near being done the love is coming back. I totally understand why people take their cars to someone like SRD as when your doing it yourself and waiting on parts, people or being let down by companies it really does kill the enthusiasm.

Anyway I shall start

Had my Volks refurbed by a local company to my brother as I wasn't happy with the last company that refurbed them. I was told they could not machine the inside area as one of the wheels were slightly bent which in the end was total rubbish.

Collected and put them back together and was really pleased how they turned out, quality job.

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Over the past few years I thought my Uk spec brakes were not as good as I remembered so I got in contact with Chris Wilson for a set of his stainless steel pistons, pins and seal kit. What a PITA job that was! When trying to pump the pistons out so it would be easier for me when they are off the car I could tell why I was not impressed with how they has been performing.

Quite a few of the pistons hardly moved and one in the rear caliper did not move at all. Anyway I took them apart, thoroughly cleaned, painted and back together. The difference of the braking power now is such an improvement, was surprised how much better they are now.


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I changed over all my suspension arms upper/lowers front and rear about a year ago IIRC with all Toyota OEM arms which totally transformed how it drove on the road, plus I've heard a lot of the arms are discontinued now so I'm glad I done it when I did. Also changed the front crank pulley to the Fluidampr as mine started to separate. With these done, I was not happy with the new Tein Mono Sports I purchased as the rears started knocking about 1000 miles in!

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So thanks to Chris Wilson again I purchased a set of Bilstein B6's with extra groves machined in so I could get my desired ride height I was looking for with my Eibach lowering springs.

With these I bought new Toyota OEM top mounts and drop links as I thought as I was doing it all I might aswell.

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Next on the list was re-fitting the OEM Premium Stereo system back in, since I got rid of the stock amp I was not happy with how it sounded. I managed to source the stock sub and subwoofer to go with the GZ rear speaker pods I already bought ages ago.

Whilst I had all the interior out I done abit more sound deadening, tidied up all the cables, run my rear parking camera wires and made sure nothing would be rattling around when all back together.

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Also changed my auto gear shifter bushes as mine had a bit of a wobble going on side to side. Took all of 15 minutes and solid now with no play. Picture shows the new (left) and the old (right) which doesn't look that much wear but clearly enough to allow play in the shifter.

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Well this is when it got a bit silly. I wanted to get my front bumper and rear UK spec bumper re-sprayed but when I was going through the other little bits on the cars bodywork with the bodyshop and because I'm fussy when it comes to the car I ended up going for a full repaint windows out :blink:

It's my fault TBH, I had the car resprayed about 6 years ago but didn't get the windows taken out so was never happy with the finish around the windows. Shame as the paintwork was good but that's what happens when you do things half hearted!


So another order Into Steve Manley at Toyota for a load of parts:

New OEM Facelift Front Bumper
New OEM Facelift Front Indicators
New OEM Facelift Rear Lights
New OEM Front and Rear window seals
New OEM Rear bumper Lower bar to tank
New OEM Drivers Front seat belt
New OEM Side pod clips - All
New OEM Front bumper clips and fixings

Plus Zun-sport black grill set
SRD Front bumper undertray
US Style Front bumper side indicators

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redsupratt6spd
15-06-17, 11:35
Hi, I've the same wheels and was thinking about doing the same even a colour change. How much roughly did that company charge for 4? They look the dogs balls now. Thanks j

Rob W
15-06-17, 13:05
So I stripped the car down ready for the bodyshop, it was a way of trying to keep the cost down and at least I know nothing would go missing or if anything snapped or broke I'd know about it. Luckily the interior was already stripped from re-installing the OEM sound system so it was mainly the exterior parts.


The car was at the bodyshop for a lot longer then originally said but I suppose that's most bodyshops, it came out lovely in the end so that's all that matters. They cleaned up the rear quarter windows for me whilst they were out also done the bonnet and boot shuts in the stock greyish colour as I wanted it looking stock.

I was actually there when they were spraying it in the booth, the old boy who was doing it done a great job :)

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New front windscreen fitted as mine was looking its age! New OEM seal used front and rear.


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When I got it back home I started on the rear end first and getting it watertight! Mirrors, weatherstrips, washer jets and door handles went on.

Done a little clean up, took off the rear crash bar and petrol tank then repainted. The tank cover wasn't too bad, took any rust off with a wire wheel head and used the POR-15 on it, then etched primed & top coat.

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Installed a reversing camera to link up to my AppRadio, placed it in between the rear number plate lights as been done by other members on here. Perfect location and works spot on, nice little touch which was only a small task.

Fitted my new OEM facelift lights with bottom bumper bar as well, bought some new screw clip jobbies as well for the top of the bumper. I couldn't find the rear spoiler bolts so had to leave it off at this point but was nearly all there.

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That's not 2 chips in the paint on the right hand side of the bumper, when I looked at the picture myself after taking it I quickly checked myself :d

Rob W
15-06-17, 13:08
[QUOTE=redsupratt6spd;4224904]Hi, I've the same wheels and was thinking about doing the same even a colour change. How much roughly did that company charge for 4? They look the dogs balls now. Thanks j

/QUOTE]

I split and reassembled them myself so he charged a bit less. IIRC it was around £400 mate, very reasonable I thought.

That's for totally stripping the paint off, re-priming/painting, machining and polishing the outer lips.

Chris Bailey
15-06-17, 13:21
Wow mate! Proper job :) looks brilliant so far, will be a brand new car! About to you got down to Bluewater again to show her off :D

RobMason
15-06-17, 13:31
Looking good dude! Keeping an eye on this one.

Rob W
15-06-17, 13:33
Wow mate! Proper job :) looks brilliant so far, will be a brand new car! About to you got down to Bluewater again to show her off :D

Cheers mate! Haha, it's still not working yet mate, when its all done I'll bring it down I'm sure :)


Looking good dude! Keeping an eye on this one.

Thanks buddy :thumbs:

CorruptSapphire
15-06-17, 13:38
Great start look forward to more updates. Lovely paint job

mplavery
15-06-17, 13:45
Very nice mate !

I'm guessing there not the original bolts holding the centres of the wheels in as my girlfriends GTC has allan key bolts

Where did you get them ? hers have started to rust and was thinking of replacing them

redsupratt6spd
15-06-17, 14:01
I split and reassembled them myself so he charged a bit less. IIRC it was around £400 mate, very reasonable I thought.

That's for totally stripping the paint off, re-priming/painting, machining and polishing the outer lips.
Ok mate thanks, are they handy enough to break down? Would change the bolts at the same time.

Rob W
15-06-17, 14:13
Next on the list before putting the side pods and lower trims on was sorting out the seals and doing the wheel arches etc.

Unfortunately the seals had been bent up by knob heads by tyre fitters etc, and bent up proper. I straightened them out and took them back to metal the best I could getting off as much surface rust as possible.

I did some stages on these which took the time, letting each coat have time to cure properly.

Rust Converter
Etch Primer
Paint
Stone Chip
Underseal

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On areas like the arches I just gave them a clean with degreaser and applied underseal. Very time consuming job and one I don't want to do again anytime soon so I hope it lasts.

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Tided up the rear plastic stone guard and put the rear hockey sticks back on again as I took them off whilst doing the undersealing.


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As I'm putting on a facelift front bumper I wanted to wire in the front side indicators properly as I never liked having the pre-facelift indicator sitting behind the wing doing nothing. As I had the front arch liners out it was perfect timing to sort that out.

If you take off the plastic loom cover in the arch you can pull back the wiring on the passenger side without having to cut the loom to the front. On the drivers side you have to lengthen just the white & black (neg) cable and another job done :)


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So after all this I put the side pods, lower plastics and front hockey sticks back on thinking bumper etc back on pretty much there job done.......oh no!

When I took my intercooler off as I wanted to tidy that up, what I had been thinking for awhile came the truth. I had a fair bit of oil in the pipes, more then just a mist which I know has got worse over the years. I know the engine is sound, leakdown test awhile back and compression was around 180 across all cylinders so as I thought the turbo seals were on the way out. Seeing I had bought a set of very low mileage VVTI turbos about a year ago....well you can see where this is going!

Rob W
15-06-17, 14:17
Great start look forward to more updates. Lovely paint job

/QUOTE]

Thanks mate!

[QUOTE=mplavery;4224924]Very nice mate !

I'm guessing there not the original bolts holding the centres of the wheels in as my girlfriends GTC has allan key bolts

Where did you get them ? hers have started to rust and was thinking of replacing them

Yes they have been replaced, I'm not sure what type they are as Ibrar was the one that changed them the last time I had them done mate. I think it was around £80 just for the bolts.


Ok mate thanks, are they handy enough to break down? Would change the bolts at the same time.

Sent from my ONEPLUS A3003 using Tapatalk

Easy just take your time. Yes definitely, the ones that I have changed to look a lot nicer IMO. Plus the original's will be quite old now I would of thought.

redsupratt6spd
15-06-17, 14:19
Thanks mate!



Yes they have been replaced, I'm not sure what type they are as Ibrar was the one that changed them the last time I had them done mate. I think it was around £80 just for the bolts.



Easy just take your time. Yes definitely, the ones that I have changed to look a lot nicer IMO. Plus the original's will be quite old now I would of thought.
Ok cheers, car looking well. I better get my act together now with mine lol

Chris Bailey
15-06-17, 14:59
How hard was it to pull the seals back straight mate? What did you use to do it?

Rob W
15-06-17, 15:28
Between Steve Manley Toyota, Whifbitz and TCB parts I ordered the following for the jobs ahead:

New Toyota OEM Turbo gasket Kit
New Toyota OEM Water pump
New Toyota OEM Manifold gaskets
New Toyota OEM Manifold nuts
New Toyota OEM Feed and return fuel washers/O Rings
New Toyota OEM Inlet gasket
New Toyota OEM Lower runner gasket
New Toyota OEM Throttle body gasket
New Toyota OEM Throttle body decal
New Toyota OEM Lower rad hose
New Toyota OEM Thermostat
New Toyota OEM Water elbow gasket
New Toyota OEM Cam cover gaskets
New Toyota OEM Cam cover washers
New Toyota OEM FPR O ring
New Toyota OEM PCV valve
New Toyota OEM Cam seals

Whifbitz Heater hoses
K&N oil filter


Whilst waiting for the parts I decided to crack on with taking everything apart. Surprising not too bad, had a few moments where I was tempted to pour petrol over and burn it but I got over them with a 5-10 minute fag break and a coffee :)

This is how it looked before after I took off the intercooler parts.

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Then it was off with air box, rad, turbo pipework and turbo's.


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I thought I might as well sort out the bay whilst everything that side was off, so degreased, scotchbrite, degreased again, etch primed then paint. I'm not going for a show car engine bay at all, just don't want it looking like a turd under the bonnet!

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Cam covers off for the new seals and washers, cleaned up the faces before I re-fitted the cam covers. New spark plugs fitted as well as I was there.

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Painted up all the spare set of parts I will be changing over ready, took awhile cleaning them all up one thing I hate doing most but the patience was worth it.

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New water pump fitted and cam covers going back on, I replaced all the vacuum hoses etc as getting to some you can only do with everything off. I don't want to be doing this again anytime soon!

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Turbo's back on with all new gaskets, this was a pain putting them on with still making sure the manifold fire rings and oil feed & return line gaskets don't fall off! The rest was pretty simple, just making sure everything was set correct putting the belt back on. I changed over the cam seals as I was getting a wheep out of the inlet camshaft. My brother made up a locking tool for my front crank pulley which worked a treat!


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Inlet side all back together with new vacuum lines as before, front end done, all cables and connectors cleaned as well.

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Sprayed up the other side of the bay same method as before.

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I was going to get the Traction Control delete kit for the TB but could not get it, so I sprayed up my original TB and put that back on.

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This is how it is sitting currently! Just waiting for my intercooler pipework to come back from the fabricators.

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I've probably forgot other bits I have done on the way but you get the gist of it :D

Will update when I get the pipework back and do a bit more. Thanks for reading :thumbs:

Rob W
15-06-17, 15:30
How hard was it to pull the seals back straight mate? What did you use to do it?

Not hard mate, just time consuming.

Used an adjustable spanner bit by bit, then a block of wood on one side tapping with a plastic hammer on the other to try and flatten as much as possible.

mwilkinson
15-06-17, 15:57
Lovely work Rob. Car looks really nice having had such attention.

Hammer
15-06-17, 16:37
Great work mate. Nice to see another one being brought back to life with such attention to detail and graft. Looking really good.

ripped_fear
15-06-17, 16:51
Finally a new build on this place.
Epic job mate you brought her back to life! Looks impeccable

Rob W
15-06-17, 20:00
Lovely work Rob. Car looks really nice having had such attention.


Great work mate. Nice to see another one being brought back to life with such attention to detail and graft. Looking really good.

[QUOTE=ripped_fear;4224942]Finally a new build on this place.
Epic job mate you brought her back to life! Looks impeccable

/QUOTE]

Appreciate the comments guys thank you!

evinX
15-06-17, 22:01
Top work mate :cool:

Rob W
18-06-17, 18:22
Small update.

As I'm still waiting for my intercooler pipework to come back from being welded up I thought I'd crack on with the horrible task of stripping the rubber coating off my spare dash panels.

I have loads of dash peices so had a sort through and put together a set which has everything and no broken tabs then got to work. I used bleach at first as it was recommend on here I saw, but that wasn't working for me so moved on to brake cleaner. Horrible job, was very pleased when it was over!

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Rubbed back and primed them, leaving over night to go hard as I know it's best to give it some time. Flatted back the primer today, even tho to be fair the Plasti-kote paint I used went on so well.

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Then top coat went on using Matt Black Plasti-kote which I'm so happy I went with now, looks so nice and the finish comes out great.

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Then put my AC bits on aswell as all new OEM buttons ready to attach it to the dash panel, thanks to Heckler from doing my LED's :thumbs:

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All back together :)

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I also managed to have time to finally put my Metal Monkey dials on, great service from them as always! When the cars back running I can sort out the poisoning of the needles.

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formatzero
18-06-17, 20:01
interesting build thread looks great !

foodfreak
18-06-17, 21:34
you've almost spent as much as me now!!!!!:p

Rob W
19-06-17, 11:21
Top work mate :cool:


interesting build thread looks great !

Thanks guys!


you've almost spent as much as me now!!!!!:p

I very much doubt that!!

Sheefa
19-06-17, 17:03
Looks great mate and a nice clean OEM finish on the dash panels. Is it going to be durable and easily wiped without marking too?

Rob W
19-06-17, 21:18
Thanks mate.

Durability wise I'll suppose I'll see when it's all back together using the car, but it seems like it's pretty solid coat and doesn't seem to scratch that easily.

I used my trade wipes on them after putting all the bits back on the panels and did not affect them at all.

Rob W
27-06-17, 07:55
Small update, not such a good one!

Got my intercooler pipe work back, unfortunately one has been welded up in the wrong position so has to go back. Cut it across the weld, cleaned up and fitted a joiner just to get it running.

Primed it a couple of times by pulling the igniter waiting in between for the starter to cool, igniter clipped back in and started first time. The timing was out a tooth, my mistake not looking properly with the UR cam pulleys, running terrible loads of black smoke overfueling.

So with my brothers help last night, managed to take all the front end out, change the timing and all back together in 3 hours which weren't too bad going. Well......it's running better but still not right!

It's not idling correct on cold start up and still running rich. I'd say it's idling around 900-1k on cold and just sounds like it wants to stall.

Things to look at:

ICV
Water temp sensor
Vacuum leaks
TPS (again)
Earth straps

I've changed all the hoses and was very thorough throughout changing. This is one of things things I hate most fault finding and time consuming.

If anyone has any advice of other things for me to check let me know please :)

:Edit: Plus I have no error codes either.

Rob W
31-07-17, 14:51
Well I've just gone through changing all the pictures from being hosted on Photobucket to the forum, has taken me ages! At least now I hope they won't disappear :)

Thought I'd do an update on how I'm getting on.


After just standing looking at the hoses on the inlet side for a couple of minutes, I noticed what the problem was I had the Idle air ref and MAP sensor hoses on the wrong way round. Swapped them over started up fine and ran sweet which I was happy to find!

I did have some warning lights coming up on the dash which ended up being a broken wire on the 3pin connector to the alternator. New connector bought and changed over which got that sorted :)

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I haven't sprayed up my turbo side pipe yet as said before it needs to be welded up again as I don't like using a joiner where not needed.

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I then moved onto putting the rear spoiler back on with the new gaskets.

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Front bumper back together using all new fixings, indicators, connectors, badge and Zunsport grill set. Also sprayed up the metal bumper bars for the stock lip.

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http://www.mkivsupra.net/vbb/attachment.php?attachmentid=221436&stc=1&d=1501510572

http://www.mkivsupra.net/vbb/attachment.php?attachmentid=221433&stc=1&d=1501510572


Now the bumper was back on I could finish off putting the arch liner parts back on and my SRD front bumper under tray which Lee sorted me out with.

Gave the arch plastic a clean and spray up, again all back together with new clips and fixings.

http://www.mkivsupra.net/vbb/attachment.php?attachmentid=221432&stc=1&d=1501510452

http://www.mkivsupra.net/vbb/attachment.php?attachmentid=221431&stc=1&d=1501510452


All back together!

http://www.mkivsupra.net/vbb/attachment.php?attachmentid=221430&stc=1&d=1501510355



The car was running rich suddenly, after going through testing the IACV and setting up the TPS correctly and doing a pressure test for leaks on the system I took out the 02 sensor and done the lemon juice trick. Well for me that made it even worse and I was getting around 10.4 AFR on idle which is obviously way too rich.

Ordered a new 02 sensor and fitted, car sits around 14.4-14.7 now as it should be. Still have a few little bits to do, but nothing major just enjoying using the car as its been off the road for the last 4 months now.

I've started to test my VSV's trying to get to the bottom of my 2nd turbo not coming on sometimes but I'm happy after everything that has been done that's all I've got to look into.....thank god :d

Frank Bullitt
31-07-17, 15:05
All your pictures are dead.

Rob W
31-07-17, 15:11
All your pictures are dead.

Fail. They are showing up for me :(

Suppose I better start again!

Edit: I've just edited the last couple of posts, be appreciated if anybody could let me know if they are now coming up?

JordanC
31-07-17, 15:48
Fail. They are showing up for me :(

Suppose I better start again!

Edit: I've just edited the last couple of posts, be appreciated if anybody could let me know if they are now coming up?

I can see them mate :OK:

Burna
31-07-17, 15:50
Yep you've cracked it Rob, all showing mate :thumbs:

Chris Bailey
31-07-17, 16:00
Stunning mate :love:

a98pmalcolm
31-07-17, 16:20
Thats one mint engine bay

Rob W
31-07-17, 16:31
I can see them mate :OK:


Yep you've cracked it Rob, all showing mate :thumbs:

I've just got to go back and add the other 30 odd pictures to the first page now haha!


Thats one mint engine bay


Stunning mate :love:

Thanks guys, appreciate it :thumbs:

foodfreak
01-08-17, 09:00
lot of effort there, well done Robert

Sheefa
01-08-17, 09:29
Looks awesome Rob well done mate.

Kev.O
01-08-17, 10:19
Rob, fantastic job. Fair play on sorting out the photos as well, I can imagine it was rather time consuming.

Rob W
01-08-17, 11:49
lot of effort there, well done Robert

Cheers dad!


Looks awesome Rob well done mate.

/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=Kev.O;4233394]Rob, fantastic job. Fair play on sorting out the photos as well, I can imagine it was rather time consuming.

Thanks guys :) Yes mate, took even longer as I got it wrong the first time haha!

Tarmac
01-08-17, 12:15
This thread is awesome, don't suppose you fancy any weekend work in Derby do you lol

Rob W
01-08-17, 18:13
Had a couple of people message me about the rear view camera on how its mounted etc.

I've seen it done on here before by others so just done the same way, drilled out the centre fixing of the rear licence plate lights and fixed my camera in that position. The threaded end just goes up through the bumper and the rear licence plate light housing then the locking nut clamps it together.


http://www.mkivsupra.net/vbb/attachment.php?attachmentid=221521&stc=1&d=1501607250

http://www.mkivsupra.net/vbb/attachment.php?attachmentid=221522&stc=1&d=1501607250


For a cheap £15 odd camera the picture is fine, does the job and handy in them tight spots.


http://www.mkivsupra.net/vbb/attachment.php?attachmentid=221523&stc=1&d=1501607250

Marty
01-08-17, 18:25
Top work buddy :thumbs:
Could do with one of them cameras myself, even after owning supras for 13years i'm still unable to judge how close i am to anything behind me when reversing.

Mika
01-08-17, 18:26
Really nice work, love the attention to the detail! :) Where did you bought that rear view camera?

Frank Bullitt
01-08-17, 19:24
Very nice, clean and tidy. Glad you managed to sort the pictures out.

Rob W
02-08-17, 08:00
This thread is awesome, don't suppose you fancy any weekend work in Derby do you lol


Top work buddy :thumbs:
Could do with one of them cameras myself, even after owning supras for 13years i'm still unable to judge how close i am to anything behind me when reversing.


Really nice work, love the attention to the detail! :) Where did you bought that rear view camera?

Thanks guys :)

Its just one off of amazon, see link > https://www.amazon.co.uk/Votteo-Definition-Universal-Parking-Waterproof/dp/B01N2YB08Q/ref=sr_1_24?ie=UTF8&qid=1501657099&sr=8-24&keywords=rear+view+camera

I've seen the same looking ones on eBay for cheaper, probably exactly the same spec.



Very nice, clean and tidy. Glad you managed to sort the pictures out.

Cheers bud, yes finally I'm glad you let me know they weren't working!

mwilkinson
02-08-17, 11:21
I like the camera installation. Very tidy.

kwalker705
02-08-17, 20:28
For a cheap £15 odd camera the picture is fine, does the job and handy in them tight spots.


http://www.mkivsupra.net/vbb/attachment.php?attachmentid=221523&stc=1&d=1501607250

got a link to where you got the camera from ?

Rob W
23-08-17, 16:57
Managed to get a couple of bits done on the weekend.

My AC has not been working, pump not kicking in at all. Done the diagnostics with holding down the buttons plus having a read up of other people's experiences with AC issues. I ordered a new dryer and expansion valve hoping the expansion valve was the culprit, the dryer as I know that's meant to be changed if air has got into the system.

Getting the evaporator core out wasn't to bad, 10 minute job but I was surprised to see how much debris had been collected over the years.

http://www.mkivsupra.net/vbb/attachment.php?attachmentid=221969&stc=1&d=1503503062

Clean out and all back together, I went down to my brothers to finally get my intercooler pipework how I want it. So much easier for me to work on as he has everything you need.


http://www.mkivsupra.net/vbb/attachment.php?attachmentid=221970&stc=1&d=1503503062

http://www.mkivsupra.net/vbb/attachment.php?attachmentid=221971&stc=1&d=1503503062


Regassed my AC as well, hoping for it to now be all ok. It's fine on the pressure test but only time will tell, it's been 4 days and still working so fingers crossed.


http://www.mkivsupra.net/vbb/attachment.php?attachmentid=221972&stc=1&d=1503503062

http://www.mkivsupra.net/vbb/attachment.php?attachmentid=221973&stc=1&d=1503503062


Next on the list is looking into why my low fuel light is permanently on!

Tyson
23-08-17, 18:04
Wow that engine bay is clean !

a98pmalcolm
23-08-17, 18:17
Looking lovely mate

Samurai 20V
23-08-17, 21:23
Next on the list is looking into why my low fuel light is permanently on!

Had this issue recently on mine mate.

My theory is as follows:

The baffle in the tank is loose, its supposed to be fixed to the tank, most likely through age.
The low level sensor hangs to the side of the baffle, the movement of the baffle frays the wire on the sensor which is exposed.

I replaced mine with a working one, only lasted a few days till it frayed again.

As a solution, I bought a duraseal connector, the one that is submersible in fuel.
Cut the wire at the fray, moved it to the outside of the sender so it doesn't contact the moving baffle, joined it with the connector.

Been fine since then.

Rob W
24-08-17, 06:59
Wow that engine bay is clean !


Looking lovely mate

Cheers guys :)


Had this issue recently on mine mate.

My theory is as follows:

The baffle in the tank is loose, its supposed to be fixed to the tank, most likely through age.
The low level sensor hangs to the side of the baffle, the movement of the baffle frays the wire on the sensor which is exposed.

I replaced mine with a working one, only lasted a few days till it frayed again.

As a solution, I bought a duraseal connector, the one that is submersible in fuel.
Cut the wire at the fray, moved it to the outside of the sender so it doesn't contact the moving baffle, joined it with the connector.

Been fine since then.

Thanks mate, I will take another closer look then.

I did take out the hanger on the weekend and everything looked ok, no damage. I might try getting a replacement hanger and dropping it in to see if it solves the issue, the lever arm is working fine only the light staying on.

It hasn't been touched throughout the build, was more thinking about taking the speedo clocks out again and having a look if the problem lies there first.

Samurai 20V
24-08-17, 21:33
Cheers guys :)



Thanks mate, I will take another closer look then.

I did take out the hanger on the weekend and everything looked ok, no damage. I might try getting a replacement hanger and dropping it in to see if it solves the issue, the lever arm is working fine only the light staying on.

It hasn't been touched throughout the build, was more thinking about taking the speedo clocks out again and having a look if the problem lies there first.

Check for continuity in the sensor, maybe the sensor itself has failed.

Rob W
24-09-17, 18:28
Well driving back from the gym the other night stopped at traffic lights I noticed steam coming from under the bonnet, temp gauge was showing normal but clearly something wasn't.

At first glance I thought the rad cap had failed some how as the steam was coming from that location, but when I took the top rad hose off I came across this.

http://www.mkivsupra.net/vbb/attachment.php?attachmentid=222511&stc=1&d=1506272737


I knew whilst I was doing all the work on the car I should of put a new rad in, you live and learn! I got on taking it apart thinking "I'm getting bored of this" so whilst I'm changing the rad I'm going to do a few other small bits that might not be necessary but just easier access now.

http://www.mkivsupra.net/vbb/attachment.php?attachmentid=222512&stc=1&d=1506272737


Parts on order:

New radiator.
New Toyota red coolant.
New water temp sensors.
New water temp sensor connectors.
New OEM rad shroud.

New OEM fuel filter.
New Walbro fuel pump.
Used fuel pump hanger (hopefully cures my low level fuel light permanently on).

I changed over to my winter wheels while I had the motivation to work on the car also, cleaned up my Volks ready to be stored away for the next 6 odd months. Cheeky pic of the Uk car out the garage for a wash :)

http://www.mkivsupra.net/vbb/attachment.php?attachmentid=222513&stc=1&d=1506272737

http://www.mkivsupra.net/vbb/attachment.php?attachmentid=222515&stc=1&d=1506273919

Rob W
28-09-17, 21:04
A few bits have turned up, still waiting on the sensors and connectors.

Thanks to Keron sending me out a replacement fuel hanger, hoping it's the cure. I thought I'd get that in this evening with my new Walbro fuel pump. This time as it is in bits I couldn't run the car for a few seconds with the fuel pump connector off to try and cut down the fuel going everywhere.

It's wasn't too bad, just make sure you wear gloves. I didn't and has taken me ages to get the smell off my hands!

http://www.mkivsupra.net/vbb/attachment.php?attachmentid=222601&stc=1&d=1506627911

http://www.mkivsupra.net/vbb/attachment.php?attachmentid=222602&stc=1&d=1506627911


Still had sometime so put my new radiator, shroud and small fan all back together to drop in.

Before fitting the shroud and small fan I ran some foam weatherstrip around the edge of the radiator where it meets the radiator shroud.

http://www.mkivsupra.net/vbb/attachment.php?attachmentid=222603&stc=1&d=1506627911


All back together, might be able to get it back in over the weekend even tho I'm in two minds as it might make it a pain for changing out the water temp sensors in the elbow when they turn up.

http://www.mkivsupra.net/vbb/attachment.php?attachmentid=222604&stc=1&d=1506627911

Sheefa
30-09-17, 13:10
Cracking job as always Rob and whilst I bet you're kicking yourself for not getting it done before, at least it's done now!

Ric
30-09-17, 13:18
I want some hard intercooler pipes what go over the stock airbox! where did you get them!

Rob W
30-09-17, 17:49
Cracking job as always Rob and whilst I bet you're kicking yourself for not getting it done before, at least it's done now!

Thanks mate, yea was abit annoying having to take it apart again but just one of those things I suppose! Hopefully have the sensors turn up next week and finally get it back together.


I want some hard intercooler pipes what go over the stock airbox! where did you get them!

I done the custom pre-fab with my brother for the intercooler pipes so they fit round the stock air box and then had them welded up.

How they use to be they would rub on the bottom of the side vents on the stock bumper which I didn't like, so as I had it all in bits I took the opportunity to do the custom pipework.

Rob W
08-10-17, 16:22
Yesterday I managed to put the car back together as the coolant temp sensors arrived in the week.

I stripped back and re-heat shrunk the cables and fitted the new connectors. Over the years the sleeving had gone hard and tatty.

http://www.mkivsupra.net/vbb/attachment.php?attachmentid=222788&stc=1&d=1507475477

http://www.mkivsupra.net/vbb/attachment.php?attachmentid=222789&stc=1&d=1507475477


All back togther finally, need to send off my Top Secret bonnet struts to be re-gassed and fit my strut brace back on at some point but not much else Iím going to do engine bay wise.

http://www.mkivsupra.net/vbb/attachment.php?attachmentid=222790&stc=1&d=1507475477

http://www.mkivsupra.net/vbb/attachment.php?attachmentid=222791&stc=1&d=1507475477


After getting new replacement fuel hanger off of Keron, my low level fuel light was still on. I took apart the dash and had a look at the back of the cluster, taking out the bulb. I noticed for some god knows reason when I fitted my Metal Monkey dials I had fitted a led bulb in the low level light holder. For some reason it didnít like it and no matter which way it was, it would stay illuminated instead.

Changed it back to the stock bulb and surprise surprise the light went out and all ok. Waste of £80 for the replacement sender off of Keron but there you go. If anyone is looking for a good working fuel hanger and sender I have one here :)

Interior back together, think I may purchase a new handbrake lever soon or get the handbrake lever and gear knob retrimmed the same as my TRD steering wheel.

http://www.mkivsupra.net/vbb/attachment.php?attachmentid=222792&stc=1&d=1507475477

http://www.mkivsupra.net/vbb/attachment.php?attachmentid=222793&stc=1&d=1507475488


Also I want to come up with something to use one of the headlight washer switches as the rear fog light switch. I know you can get a PCB that changes the switch to a latching but something I need to look into when I get a chance.

mwilkinson
08-10-17, 18:12
Latching your headlight washer switch I hear you say.

I might have already have done that :sly:

You can do it with a relay quite easily. I've turned mine into my exhaust butterfly valve controller. I had to use a timer PCB too, but that would be superfluous to a basic switch.

evinX
08-10-17, 18:23
Nice work, liking this build

Rob W
09-10-17, 19:03
Latching your headlight washer switch I hear you say.

I might have already have done that :sly:

You can do it with a relay quite easily. I've turned mine into my exhaust butterfly valve controller. I had to use a timer PCB too, but that would be superfluous to a basic switch.

Excellent, at least I know it can be done then. Can you remember which relay you went for to do this?


Nice work, liking this build

Thank you, slowly getting there :thumbs:

mwilkinson
09-10-17, 19:16
I think it was a 0-728-02 relay.

Rob W
09-10-17, 20:10
Thanks mate, I’ll have to figure out the pin outs on the headlight washer switch and should be good to go!

mwilkinson
09-10-17, 21:15
I'll see if I can look at mine for you. I don't recall it being very difficult.

Rob W
28-12-17, 16:48
Small update with the car.

First off, big thanks to Tim at TB Developments for my custom floor tunnel brace to fit around my HKS exhaust system. I made up a template and he fabricated off of that, fits perfect and quality item :)

http://www.mkivsupra.net/vbb/attachment.php?attachmentid=224418&stc=1&d=1514477299


Whilst under the car fitting the brace I gave the underside of car a blast off from the 600 odd miles round trip to Cornwall we did, car run perfect and had no hiccups throughout the whole drive. As we stayed at Stonerush Lakes, it was in the middle of nowhere so all country roads so you can imagine the state of the car!

http://www.mkivsupra.net/vbb/attachment.php?attachmentid=224419&stc=1&d=1514477299

http://www.mkivsupra.net/vbb/attachment.php?attachmentid=224420&stc=1&d=1514477299



My AEM UEGO gauge has been playing around the last month, it was just a loose connector but I had been thinking about replacing anyway. So I ended up going with the AEM Failsafe UEGO with internal boost sensor which after installing, I'm very pleased with it.

It does data logging as well and you can choose what you want the gauge to display with the AEM software which is extremely easy to use. I have it set up as AFR on the outside and boost pressure in bar on the OLED display in the centre.

http://www.mkivsupra.net/vbb/attachment.php?attachmentid=224423&stc=1&d=1514478317


Whilst have the dash out I fitted the handbrake lever I bought from Berg to replace mine that was abit tatty at the end of the lever.

http://www.mkivsupra.net/vbb/attachment.php?attachmentid=224424&stc=1&d=1514478317



Today as it was nice weather I gave the car a clean and wax, also bought some RainX rain repellent and anti-fog which I applied to all the windows. Will wait and see if it actually makes a difference, will re-apply next time I wash the car as it does say to do a couple of applications.


http://www.mkivsupra.net/vbb/attachment.php?attachmentid=224428&stc=1&d=1514478919

http://www.mkivsupra.net/vbb/attachment.php?attachmentid=224429&stc=1&d=1514478919

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evinX
29-12-17, 03:02
Shes a beaut

Chris Bailey
29-12-17, 09:05
She's mint mate, love the work you've done :thumbs:

Hughdahellru
29-12-17, 09:29
Lovely looking Supra :)

X13mgr
29-12-17, 10:36
Just read the whole post rob.
Bloody amazing work. Dread to think the amount you’ve spent.

Rob W
29-12-17, 17:25
Shes a beaut


She's mint mate, love the work you've done :thumbs:


Lovely looking Supra :)

Thanks guys, a lot of effort gone into the car over the last 6 months but been worth it :)


Just read the whole post rob.
Bloody amazing work. Dread to think the amount you’ve spent.

Appreciate you spending the time to read though it thanks mate :thumbs:

Annabella
29-12-17, 18:28
Looks v nice, keep up the good work for us silver Supras :)

Rob W
08-05-18, 22:47
I recently started to get vibration through the steering wheel when on the brake at a stand still, which by previous experience is the sign of worn/ failed engine mounts. I changed them about 7 years ago for new OEM facelift mounts but after that time and only 30-35k miles the had failed again.

This time around I thought Iíd go with the Vibra Technic Drift Max TOY120M mounts as Iíve heard good things and saved me changing over the brackets aswell. I also bought a new OEM auto gearbox mount and OEM centre prop-shaft bearing to fit. I only got them last week so I will be fitting them shortly.

Engine mounts arrived so I took a early morning drive to my brothers unit to get it on the ramp for easier access. The job in total with getting the car onto the ramp etc was about 1.5 hours so not too bad at all.


Things I removed/loosened for install:

Air box pipe.
Cold and hot side intercooler pipes.
Battery terminals.
Drained radiator fluid abit.
Removed top rad hose.
Removed fan off fan clutch.
Loosened rear gearbox mount bolts.
Removed 2 x Metal subframe brace - 4 bolts on each.



After removing the subframe metal brace pieces, you have a tight but clear access to the engine mount. First off we supported the engine then removed each lower nut on both mounts. Carefully lifting the engine slowly and making sure I had not missed anything and crushing or damaging parts kept lifting to the required height. I was surprised that we didnít have to go as high as I thought. Removing the top nut, with a wiggle you can slide the bottom stud of the mount out with the slot in the subframe which then gives you the angle to remove the mount.


http://www.mkivsupra.net/vbb/attachment.php?attachmentid=226979&stc=1&d=1525815158

New engine mounts.

http://www.mkivsupra.net/vbb/attachment.php?attachmentid=226980&stc=1&d=1525815158

Engine mounts in.

http://www.mkivsupra.net/vbb/attachment.php?attachmentid=226981&stc=1&d=1525815158



Also whilst I was down there, I fitted my new OEM rear tension strut rods plus bolts. These were the only 2 suspension parts I didnít change when I done the suspension before but it was something that bugged me. I just polybushed my old set and just didnít like not having them OEM like the rest.


http://www.mkivsupra.net/vbb/attachment.php?attachmentid=226982&stc=1&d=1525815616


They was torqued up under full weight of the car which was quite awkward to do on the deck but got it done.

Rob W
08-05-18, 23:14
I was after the car to have some TLC on the underneath, after having previously started to do this off axle stands as I prefer to do the work myself, I went against that and researched into who I could trust with the car and doing a good job.

I managed to find Chris from CC Automotive the man for the job. He mainly does land rovers, which he has built up a great reputation and has people coming from all parts of the U.K. for him to do his stuff on the 4x4ís.

He had the car for 1 week, and done a lovely job. Luckily for me, he said it was the cleanest for rust he has come across so there was nothing to worry about. I removed the OEM side pods, lower trims and wheel arch trims so he could look at it in detail when I dropped off the car.

These are the following products which were used on the car:

Dinitrol RC900.
Dinitrol Cavity wax ML or LT.
Dinitrol 4941 underbody wax.
ACF-50.
Dinitrol Super Protect 447.
Dinitrol Stone Chip.


http://www.mkivsupra.net/vbb/attachment.php?attachmentid=226983&stc=1&d=1525817018

http://www.mkivsupra.net/vbb/attachment.php?attachmentid=226984&stc=1&d=1525817018

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http://www.mkivsupra.net/vbb/attachment.php?attachmentid=226987&stc=1&d=1525817018


A few pictures I picked from that Chris sent to me today.


http://www.mkivsupra.net/vbb/attachment.php?attachmentid=227213&stc=1&d=1526827497

http://www.mkivsupra.net/vbb/attachment.php?attachmentid=227210&stc=1&d=1526827497

http://www.mkivsupra.net/vbb/attachment.php?attachmentid=227211&stc=1&d=1526827497

http://www.mkivsupra.net/vbb/attachment.php?attachmentid=227212&stc=1&d=1526827497

Whilst I was in the mood to doing a bit on the car I also finally got round to fitting my new OEM lower side trim clips. Nice and tight fit the the car now so much better.


http://www.mkivsupra.net/vbb/attachment.php?attachmentid=226989&stc=1&d=1525817543

http://www.mkivsupra.net/vbb/attachment.php?attachmentid=226990&stc=1&d=1525817543

Rob W
17-05-18, 19:48
OEM Auto gearbox and centre prop shaft mount arrived. Changed over the gearbox mount, ended up snapping the 2 front of the 4 bolts getting them out. I thought the gearbox mount might have been my cause of a different vibration I was getting after changing to the Vibra Technic Mounts but unfortunately it wasnít.

http://www.mkivsupra.net/vbb/attachment.php?attachmentid=227177&stc=1&d=1526582236
http://www.mkivsupra.net/vbb/attachment.php?attachmentid=227176&stc=1&d=1526582088

For me the Vibra Technic engine mounts seem to be to stiff for an auto so Iím now going to change them out for new OEM pre-facelift mounts. Abit disappointing as the Vibra Technic mounts have done no more then 100 miles and a waste of time and money for me. Big thanks to Scooter on the forum being a man of his words from near on a couple of years ago and sorting me out with a set of pre-facelift engine mount brackets :thumbs:

They will be on the way to me soon and Iíve ordered a new set of OEM pre-facelift mounts coming from Dubai off of Amayama which should be with me next week.

This year I actually want to enjoy the car this summer instead of me working on it, so I have spoken to Lee at SRD to carry out the following works and hopefully be able to book it in for next month. As much as I prefer to do the works on the car, Iíd like to think I can trust the car and the work to be done with SRD:

OEM Pre-facelift brackets and New OEM Pre-facelift engine mounts fitted.
New OEM centre prop-shaft centre bearing fitted.
Drill and tap 2 rear auto gearbox mount bolts.
Look into light top end tapping.


Also, took the car to an Aircon specialist last weekend to try and source my ever losing A.C which he stuck some dye in the system. I seemed to have found two connections that are leaking, one more then the other so the car is now booked in for next weekend to get the seals changed and hopefully a fully working aircon system for more the 3 days.

http://www.mkivsupra.net/vbb/attachment.php?attachmentid=227175&stc=1&d=1526581940
http://www.mkivsupra.net/vbb/attachment.php?attachmentid=227178&stc=1&d=1526582802

Rob W
23-06-18, 12:05
Itís been a few weeks since I went back to the Aircon specialist to have them seals replaced, Iím glad to report itís now holding gas and still nice and cold which Iím happy about :)

Got my rear boot struts back from SGS engineering, I went with new struts on the OEM brackets instead of regassing the OEM struts. Great service from them and I think the turn around time was about 4 days door to door.

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Tidied up my OEM subwoofer cover, was looking abit tired so gave it a light rub down and paint.

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Received my OEM pre-facelift engine brackets off of Scooter, thanks again mate :thumbs: So I gave them a clean up and paint to go with the new OEM pre-facelift mounts.

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My packages from Amayama arrived ready for me to drop to car off to SRD. All the new nuts, bolts etc worked out more expensive but the engine mounts were a lot better on price.

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214supra
23-06-18, 13:45
Nice work Rob. Which aircon specialist did you use, was it local? I need mine done.

Rob W
23-06-18, 14:38
Nice work Rob. Which aircon specialist did you use, was it local? I need mine done.

Cheers Phil :)

Aircon Direct in Northfleet, Gravesend so not too far for us. Contact number 01474 832941 and ask for Mark.

Rob W
23-06-18, 15:03
Dropped the car off to SRD this morning, went through things with Lee. Hopefully he can make a start on the car Tuesday, seems like it’s in good hands with them.

Looking forward to getting it back all sound without any vibrations and enjoy the car over the summer.

Rob W
29-06-18, 22:03
Picked the car up from SRD today, Lee and the team have done a great job keeping me informed and sorting out any other issues I had.

Works carried out:
New OEM pre-facelift brackets and mounts fitted.
New OEM prop bearing fitted.
New OEM gearbox filter fitted.
Check over and re torque suspension bolts.
Helicoil 2 x gearbox mount bolts.
Smoke test.
SRD intercooler plate fitted.

Typically after getting my AC sorted, my battery tray had worn away at one of the AC pipes, with having the dye put in the guys spotted it when carrying out the works and replaced the pipe.


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The ďlight top end tappingĒ I spoke of seems like it was just me thinking I could hear an issue, the car is perfectly fine which was lovely to hear.

Even tho it was a 2 hour drive home because of traffic, it didnít bother me as it feels like a new car with the new OEM pre-facelift mounts fitted with no viabration at all in traffic :)

Thanks again Lee and the team at SRD :thumbs:

Rob W
12-07-18, 12:19
I was getting slightly higher water temps then normal sitting in traffic sometimes with the weather weíve been having recently, the new sensor I fitted seems to be a lot more sensitive which is a good thing IMO. I tested the clutch fan and it had very little resistance when the car was at fully operating temperature so I got a new one on order.

Part received I got onto getting it on the car.

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It was only about a 20 minute job and I didnít have to drain any coolant to take the top rad hose off etc which was a plus.

First I made sure I could get the 4 nuts that hold the fan blade to the clutch fan, deep 10mm socket on my 3/8Ē set was perfect.

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When all 4 fan blade nuts are off, I then took the 4 nuts off the water pump holding the clutch fan on using a 12mm flexi ratchet spanner IIRC. By then taking off the intercooler pipe going across the stock air box you then have enough room to remove both fan blade and clutch fan.

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I gave the fan blade a clean up before putting it back on, aswell as resprayed the intercooler pipe as it had a few marks on it. Comparing both clutch fans, my old one was notchy when spun and definitely needed replacing.

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Itís then the same procedure in reverse putting it all back together. Nice and simple for once, I like the easy wins now and then :)

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Scooter
12-07-18, 13:22
Glad it's all come together and no probs re the mount brackets, looking at this I really need to devote some time to mine cosmetically under the bonnet!

Rob W
12-07-18, 21:31
Glad it's all come together and no probs re the mount brackets, looking at this I really need to devote some time to mine cosmetically under the bonnet!

Cheers mate, yes the brackets were fine and have made such a difference with the new mounts.

It’s just getting the time, when you get into it I’m sure you will have more enthusiasm:) I’m just plodding along doing little small jobs now, there is no big tasks to do anymore.

Rob W
13-08-18, 18:48
Small update.

Had a full set of the Michelin PS4ís fitted. Used a place in Thurrok called Wheel Traders, absolute brilliant service was so good with the wheels and jacking up the car. Would definitely recommend :)

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Also big thanks to Rich at Co-ordsport/PartBox for supplying me with the KW Variant 3ís in which I collected today. Hopefully get a chance to start fitting these in the week or weekend weather depending.

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ripped_fear
14-08-18, 05:01
What's your first impressions of the tyres. I have a pair on order for the rear atm

Sent from my G3121 using Tapatalk

Rob W
14-08-18, 07:10
I must admit I didn’t think they were as amazing as I’ve heard but I had good tyres on previously.

I’ve only covered around 500 miles max on them, they seem slightly harder over bumps I noticed. Grip wise, progressive and they do stick to the road powering out of corners, but I still haven’t pushed the car that much on them yet.

Ric
14-08-18, 07:12
looks great. What brand of intercooler do you have, specifically the pipes? i want a intercooler pipe what can go cover the stock airbox.

ripped_fear
14-08-18, 14:30
I must admit I didn’t think they were as amazing as I’ve heard but I had good tyres on previously.

I’ve only covered around 500 miles max on them, they seem slightly harder over bumps I noticed. Grip wise, progressive and they do stick to the road powering out of corners, but I still haven’t pushed the car that much on them yet.

not quite the answer i was hoping for not going to lie haha. cheers though.

Rob W
14-08-18, 16:24
looks great. What brand of intercooler do you have, specifically the pipes? i want a intercooler pipe what can go cover the stock airbox.

Thanks :)

I’m running the Blitz 4” 3 Row FMIC with a generic 3” FMIC pipe kit that I cut and mocked up to fit better, then had it welded up.

I believe the GReddy FMIC pipework fits over the stock airbox if one ever comes up for sale mate.



not quite the answer i was hoping for not going to lie haha. cheers though.

Sorry bud, just being honest. Like I said I went from having the Vredestein’s which are a very close 2nd to the Michelin’s so that’s probably why I didn’t notice that much of a difference.

The side wall profile looks good if that’s any consolation :D

mattdavies
15-08-18, 11:12
How are you finding the Vibratechics engine mounts ?

Rob W
18-08-18, 14:08
The Rear:


Well wasn’t a bad process, just took my time with it and took me 3 evenings to get it all complete.

Starting with the rear, first take off the 2 plastic covers over the top mount in the boot. 3 screws and 1 screws clip thing, this will reveal the strut top cover.

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Remove the cover, you will see the top mount with 3 nuts around the outside and one in the middle for the strut rod. Losen off the middle strut rod nut whilst it’s under weight saves you strugling later when the whole suspension strut is off the car. Do this on both sides so when you get the car up in the air it saves you time.

Crack wheel nuts off a turn then get the rear of the car up in the air. Wheel off you will have something like this.

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I then undone the lower nut on the suspension strut first and removed then the ARB drop links. The Toyota ARB drop links have an hex key bit in the middle which makes it easier to get them off. Luckily as I used copaslip on the nuts and bolts when fitting all the new suspension parts a couple of years ago now it came apart without a fight.

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With this done, remove 3 top mount nuts in the boot to remove the suspension strut. Levering on the lower arm down you will just have enough room to pull the strut out from the car which you will then end up looking something like this.

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With the strut removed, I then removed the single center nut holding on the top mount. With my Eibach springs there was not a lot of force behind it so no need for spring clamps. With a 12mm drill bit I run through the center hole of the top mount which would then allow the strut rod of the KW to slide through.

Using some lubricant spray I the pushed the purple KW collar over the underside of the top mount. Lubricant is definitely needed doing these. Screwed the center top nut back on as far as I could and it was assembled. With how car is sitting now I have left the rear ride height as KW pre set it to, 3” off the bottom of the perch. Just make sure the small hex key screw is tight.

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Putting the KW strut back on is abit easier as it is shorter in height to start with so I didn’t have to struggle levering the lower arm down whilst trying to fit it in. Slide the lower bolt through and screw up hand tight the 3 top nuts to secure in place.

Measuring the height on the wheel, I then used the trusty stock sizzor jack to lift up the arms into the position that the car will be sitting at to torque up the lower arm bolt.

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I then re-attached the ARB drop link and torqued up to spec. Used the TSRM app to get the torque settings up easily and quickly.

Repeat the same process to the other side of the rear, wheels back on and get it in the ground. Torque up the 3 top mount nuts and the center strut rod nut and you are done. Only issue I found is fitting the top mount covers, the strut rod taps on the underside of them, so even tho I sprayed them up I ended up taking them back off again.

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Rob W
18-08-18, 14:09
The Front:

The front takes a little bit more time, a couple more things to do to remove the strut.

Same start again, loosen the 3 top mount nuts and the center nut and crack the wheel nuts a turn. Get the car up in the air and the wheel off.

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I removed the ARB drop link first, I removed it completely but you can just do one side just make sure it’s the side that attaches to the lower arm as it will help you later.

Remove some of the arch liner screws, ABS sensor bolt and arch liner bolt so when you pull out the upper arm bolt it doesn’t put tension on the ABS sensor wire. Remove the upper arm bolt now, with the arch liner lose you will be able to slide it all the way out. Near side, you need to lower the stock washer bottle abit to get the bolt to slide behind it. The upper arm won’t suddenly pop out towards you just be careful.

Next remove the 3 top mounts nuts and then the lower arm bolt, your ready to pull the strut out.

With removing the ARB drop link off the lower arm out the way earlier, you can pull the bottom of the strut towards you which will then let you drop it down to manoeuvre it out. This just saves you trying to pull the strut out whilst levering the arm down.

With the strut out, remove the top mount center nut and top mount. Again 12mm drill bit through the center of the mount, spray lubricant on the top mount rubber and push on the KW purple collar.

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Attach the top mount to the strut and ready to fit.

The KW fronts are set at 2” from the bottom of the perch, this was to low for me.

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I set mine at 2 1/2” to see how it sits. Re fitting the strut was easy as it is shorter on height again like the rear, same process putting it back on. Using the stock sizzor jack again to correct height before torquing up the upper and lower arm bolts.

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Re fit the ARB drop links, ABS sensor and arch liner.

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With the wheel back on, torque up the 3 top mount nuts and center strut rod nut.


This is how the car sits now, I think I will raise the front by 5-10mm maybe as it rubs slightly on full lock down slopes like car parks etc.

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Still, happy with how it looks. The ride is far better then the Bilstein B6 with Eibach springs I was running. A far better experience with the KW’s compared to the Tein Monosports I bought a couple of years ago.

Rob W
18-08-18, 16:17
How are you finding the Vibratechics engine mounts ?

Used them for about 300 miles and changed them over for new OEM pre-facelift mounts and brackets. They were far to stiff for an auto.

mattdavies
20-08-18, 07:52
Used them for about 300 miles and changed them over for new OEM pre-facelift mounts and brackets. They were far to stiff for an auto.

This is good to know as I will be looking to replace mine in the next year

SupraTRD_MK4
21-08-18, 09:37
Swell work there mate. What was your reason for removing the Bilsteins? Old? Or wanted a lowered look and better feel of the car? Would you recommend buying 2nd hand oem Bilsteins or am I wasting my money?

Rob W
21-08-18, 21:41
Swell work there mate. What was your reason for removing the Bilsteins? Old? Or wanted a lowered look and better feel of the car? Would you recommend buying 2nd hand oem Bilsteins or am I wasting my money?

No the Bilstein’s have only covered around 2k miles, but our UK spec needs some new suspension as one strut has a slight weep. I was always in two minds when I first purchased the Bilstein from Chris Wilson. They are a good set of suspension but compared to the KW’s across road lumps and bumps is no comparison, the KW’s IMO are better in every way.

Rob W
11-11-18, 20:42
Itís that time of the year I change my wheels over to my winter set, whilst Iíd have it up in the air I wanted to change the brake pads, brake shoes and fluid as well.

Chris Wilson Uk Spec Fast Road pad set.
Blueprint rear brake shoes.
Rear brake shoe fitting kit.
Motul 600 brake fluid 1.5l.
ACF-50.

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I started on the rear first, I thought it was a fiddly job and I wasnít wrong. Removing the rear caliper and brake disc revealed this state.

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I removed all the springs and brake shoes, gave it a wipe over with brake cleaner but didnít go too mad with it. Made sure the hub flange was dirt free and a flat surface for the disc to be re seated onto later.

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Copaslipped up the contact points on the rear housing, moving areas of the brake shoes and the hub flange for future removal of the rear brake discs. The part I found the pain was pushing on the circle spring holders onto the bar. Have little to no room to get your hand in there to push them on and twist to lock.

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I was happy to see, 2 years on and the refurb I did on my brake calipers using Chris Wilson stainless steel pistons were still in perfect condition, moving freely and easily. I put a light coating of copaslip on the stainless steel brake pad pins last time around which made them put out with ease.

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I put the disc on, and tighten it up to the hub to adjust my handbrake to the correct postion. I done it like this so I could feel the resistance myself without the brake pads touching and maybe causing more resistance. After that was done brake caliper and pads back together.

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The fronts I didnít take any pictures, it was literally just changing the pads over and a clean up. Flushed the old brake fluid out replacing for the Motul 600 using all 1.5l of it. When everything was done, I gave the suspension parts and subframes a coating of ACF-50 for protection.

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Unfortunately after all this, I couldnít fit my winter set of wheels. My near side front schrader valve was leaking, trying to remove it to reseal I rounded off the head. Iíve had to drill it out and currently waiting for a replacement to turn up.

RZtwin
26-01-19, 00:39
Next on the list before putting the side pods and lower trims on was sorting out the seals and doing the wheel arches etc.

Unfortunately the seals had been bent up by knob heads by tyre fitters etc, and bent up proper. I straightened them out and took them back to metal the best I could getting off as much surface rust as possible.

I did some stages on these which took the time, letting each coat have time to cure properly.

Rust Converter
Etch Primer
Paint
Stone Chip
Underseal

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On areas like the arches I just gave them a clean with degreaser and applied underseal. Very time consuming job and one I don't want to do again anytime soon so I hope it lasts.

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Tided up the rear plastic stone guard and put the rear hockey sticks back on again as I took them off whilst doing the undersealing.


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As I'm putting on a facelift front bumper I wanted to wire in the front side indicators properly as I never liked having the pre-facelift indicator sitting behind the wing doing nothing. As I had the front arch liners out it was perfect timing to sort that out.

If you take off the plastic loom cover in the arch you can pull back the wiring on the passenger side without having to cut the loom to the front. On the drivers side you have to lengthen just the white & black (neg) cable and another job done :)


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So after all this I put the side pods, lower plastics and front hockey sticks back on thinking bumper etc back on pretty much there job done.......oh no!

When I took my intercooler off as I wanted to tidy that up, what I had been thinking for awhile came the truth. I had a fair bit of oil in the pipes, more then just a mist which I know has got worse over the years. I know the engine is sound, leakdown test awhile back and compression was around 180 across all cylinders so as I thought the turbo seals were on the way out. Seeing I had bought a set of very low mileage VVTI turbos about a year ago....well you can see where this is going!

Can you tell me how you straightened out the jack stand pinch welds? Your first picture Rob.

Rob W
27-04-19, 18:31
Had another batch of parts arrive from Paul at TCB Parts, efficient service as usual.

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Just need to sort out removing the old bushes from my spare rear subframe now, then get it sent off to be treated and sprayed.

Rob W
27-04-19, 18:35
Can you tell me how you straightened out the jack stand pinch welds? Your first picture Rob.

Painstakingly slow, bending them straight using different sizes off adjustable spanners.

You can never reverse the damage of bent jacking points, just make me most of what you can. Had it all rust treated etc and no surface rust has re-appeared back as of yet.

Rob W
27-04-19, 18:49
After having my new V5C come through the door, I finally got round to fitting the new plate.

Took abit of time with it making sure it was straight and dead centre.

Still not sure on the cut down plate look :confused:

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