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Blacksheep

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About Blacksheep

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  • Gender*
    Male
  • Toyota Model
    Corolla Sportivo
  • Toyota Year
    2004
  • Location
    New South Wales
  • Annual Mileage
    0 to 5000

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    Blacksheep
  1. Rear swaybar upgrade on any FWD car will make a big difference in reducing understeer. Can't say how it compares with other brands like Whiteline but the Progress bar at 24mm sits well in tivo. Car feels more predictable, turns in better and gives you more confidence in high speed corners.
  2. Prices on CES racing website http://www.cesracing.com.au/ I like the the exhaust note. Not too loud and intrusive. Can't really hear a drone cruising on the highway but once you hit lift it sure does give you a boner!
  3. Progress 24mm rear sway bar compared to stock.
  4. I recently fitted some items on the tivo and thought i'd post some pictures up for those who may be thinking of performing the same mods. CES headers and 2.5" catback system. Quality workmanship. Headers ported by CES and ceramic coated. Exhaust system installed
  5. Good to hear man. Do you have a screenshot of the dyno plot? That's the hard part... finding someone who has experience tuning the 2zzge using Vmanage or even the PowerFC.
  6. How long did it take to tune? What were the gains like? I'm interested as I was offered to buy a V-manage with base map.
  7. Toyota only made cargo mats for the ZZE corolla wagon and sedan. It will fit the the hatch, just have to fold the sides up.
  8. I have a brand new genuine Toyota cargo mat for the ZZE wagon/sedan if you're interested. PM me.
  9. A mate recently sent me 2 Toyota bulletins regarding a couple of issues with the Corolla Sportivo. These bulletins were released back in 2004 and I was wondering if any members here were aware of them and had the work carried out on their vehicles? Ref No.: TNF 84/04 Date: 30/11/04 Model: Corolla Sportivo ZZE123 Subject: MTM Gear Shift Feel/Baulk - Clutch Pedal Adjustment Background A small number of reports have been received relating to MTM gear shift feel/baulk on Corolla Sportivo. Investigation has revealed that clutch pedal adjustment outside specification may contribute to this condition. Condition At high engine rpm (>6,000 rpm), gear selection may be difficult when up-shifting from 1st to 2nd gear and in some instances from 2nd to 3rd gear. While up-shifting into these gears, the lever may feel notchy, and in some instances, gear clashing may occur. The frequency and severity of this condition can also be influenced by factors such as operating conditions, fitment of non-genuine accessories, vehicle modifications, driver technique, etc. Repair Method If a vehicle is presented with the above condition, confirm: • Clutch system operation (pedal travel, etc.) is normal and not affected by fitment of non-genuine accessories (floor mats, clutch pedal attachments, etc.), vehicle modifications (non-genuine clutch), etc. • Clutch pedal is adjusted to within specification (refer page 2). • Air is not present in clutch hydraulic system. • Manual transaxle oil type and level are to specification. If the condition still occurs after confirming the above, diagnose and repair vehicle per applicable repair manual, and submit a Dealer Product Report. The bulletin then goes on about the clutch pedal adjustment procedure. The next bulletin is a safety recall. Corolla Sportivo ZZE123 Safety Recall – 2ZZ-GE Engine Australian Design Rule 83/00 Compliance BACKGROUND Investigations by Toyota Motor Corporation have determined a requirement exists for the initiation of a recall campaign, to be conducted in accordance with the FCAI Code of Practice for recall campaigns, affecting a range of Toyota Corolla Sportivo models. DESCRIPTION OF PROBLEM Toyota Corolla Sportivo ZZE123 vehicles built by Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) were assembled with the incorrect air cleaner assembly cap and engine control computer. As a result, the vehicle does not match the specification covered by its approval to ECE regulation 51/02 and hence may not comply with ADR 83/00 external noise. INVOLVED VEHICLES A total of 1,637 Toyota Corolla Sportivo vehicles within the VIN range and production period as tabled below are involved in this recall campaign. The bulletin then goes about about the procedure to replace the airbox and ECU.
  10. Found some parts lying around for a while, no need for them anymore. ZZE pre-facelift Corolla eyelids (brand new): $45 SOLD ZZE pre-facelift genuine Toyota Corolla headlight protectors (used, excellent condition, comes with all mounting hardware): $25 AEM pod air filter (brand new with stickers): $20 SOLD T10 Car Wedge LED Cree Light Bulb 7W White (2x) brand new in sealed packaging: $10 Perfect for reverse lights, corner lights, side marker lights, tail lights etc. Picture shows my Corolla installed with Cree LED corner lights. Based in Sydney, would prefer local buyers. PM me if interested, thanks.
  11. My 2002 Corolla started throwing a code over the weekend and went into limp mode and didn't let me rev past 3000rpm. I replaced the MAF sensor but diagnosed the problem to be a loose wire connecting to the MAF sensor. I have an AEM cold air intake installed and running fine for 3+ years but the wiring is pretty tight down there and I guess over time it must have worked its way loose. For now, i've jammed the wire into the connector the best I can and the car runs fine, however i've got a long drive back to Sydney from Katoomba and i'm worried the wire might work its way loose along the journey. Does anyone know an auto electrician around the Blue Mountains area who can help me out on Saturday? All I need is the wire to be cut and extended so it sits into the MAF sensor connector comfortably and securely. I would normally do this myself but auto electrical and wiring is not my strong point. Any help would be much appreciated. Willing to pay $$. Thanks
  12. Thanks guys. She's all fixed up now. They steam cleaned the engine too so no more oil stains on the engine :)
  13. So the other day I noticed oil leaking inbetween the gearbox and engine of my 2002 Corolla wagon and immediately brought it to a garage in Sydney. They quoted me $400 to replace the rear main seal, gearbox oil and perform an e-safety check as my car was due for it. I know it's a big job to access the seal is this a reasonable price? Also does anyone have any experience with replacing the gas struts for the boot on my wagon? How much do they normally go for? TIA
  14. No it's not the same person guys. I just got these tyres installed over the weekend :) I did some research over the internet about the issue and came across that post which is exactly what I was thinking when I saw these tyres installed on the car. Got lazy and pasted his words in my post, sorry for the confusion guys. I don't think he got to the bottom of it in the end and just accepted that it was suppose to be that way. I just wanted to hear opinions from this forum because it still doesn't make sense to me to have the tread pattern pointing a different direction on the left and right tyres. It's not as if the wheels are rotating in opposite directions when the vehicle is moving forward. That aside, i give these tyres the 2 thumbs up! Low road noise, excellent handling and good response in the dry. No chance to test in the wet yet. That's where i'm really intrigued to see how the reverse V cut on the right tyre disperses water through the channels.
  15. For those who run Bridgestone Adrenalin RE001, do the tread pattern on the left and right sides all go the same way? I have noticed that, whilst the left-side faces what I believe to be the correct direction, the right side doesn't because the V cut in the tread pattern is pointing backwards. I looked carefully, and I didn't find any markings on the sidewall that states the direction of rotation. The only thing I found was where it states "outside". Thoughts?