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About Hiro

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  • Birthday 02/03/1984

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  1. Check along the bottom of the door skin for drain holes, these are most likely clogged (just poke them out with an old coathanger). You'll always get water in the door as the window tracks cannot seat perfectly, but if it drains properly then you shouldn't have any problems (the electrics inside the door are either sealed or separated from the water by a plastic sheet/skin)
  2. Are the TTR parts the same as what was on the TTR Corolla or MR2? Quite possible the dealer just spec'd it up themselves to try and move some slow-selling base stock, and had it as a demo/display model on the showroom floor. If it has moved a few times it could have been the personal car of a dealer principal (or maybe the principal's wife etc) that they kept after the new model came out.
  3. The Tacoma is a North American (and a few other isolated countries) pickup/ute and is not the same as the Hilux (although it is related). Most of the world (including Australia, where this forum is based) got the Hilux. Also, this thread is 9 years old, and the last post in it was 3.5 years ago.
  4. I'd be checking the plug directly on the back of the headlight housing first. Is it an XV10 or XV20?
  5. If your parkers are coming on when they aren't supposed to (ie with the indicators/hazards) then you've almost certainly got a bad ground somewhere in the circuit, either in the wiring plug or the combination switch.
  6. The P/S pump one is the hardest as it is on the intake side and uses the pump itself to tension the belt - you need to use a pry-bar between the head and the body of the pump to tension it (and hope that you don't accidentally lever off something breakable). I've rarely had to do the A/C belt which is the only one that has a separate idler pulley so not much experience there. When you're removing the alternator too make sure you take note of the way the block goes that the tensioning and locking bolts go in to, makes it much easier to assemble
  7. Alternator is pretty easy to do even without a service manual,, the alternator is the tensioner for that belt so it'll naturally come off as you remove it. In total it's 4 bolts (top pivot bolt, adjuster bolt, adjuster lock bolt, terminal stud) and two bits of wiring, and everything is right there in front of you (one of the best things about the 7AFE compared to the 4AGE is how easy the alternator is to access)
  8. Not mandatory, but the hours count for more. Safer Drivers course counts for 20 hours, and professional instructor lessons are worth triple.
  9. Is the seller by any chance in the US? The Camry came whole range of premium sound options over there which use JBL hardware and most likely has different wiring which is why the seller is asking, I don't believe Aus-built ones had the same option (but I could be wrong).
  10. AE92 Levin/Trueno
  11. Hiro

    Hiro's AE102

    That's where a big chunk of my gains are going to come from, AE102 is ~170kg lighter than a Sportivo and 60kg lighter than a Celica, plus I'm almost certain to lose some more weight going to the 2ZZ as the 7A still has a cast-iron block.
  12. Hiro

    Hiro's AE102

    Probably just wait and go full aftermarket in the long run, MWR reckon you can still run a Stage 2 cam (MWR or Piper) on a stock ECU but you just won't get the full benefit
  13. Hiro

    Hiro's AE102

    Big killer for me cams-wise is that I'm not planning on going aftermarket ECU for a while (it's going to be enough hassle getting the factory ECU wired up first, especially since the Celica ECU is in the engine-bay)
  14. Hiro

    Hiro's AE102

    Haven't decided exactly which way I'll go re. clutch and flywheel yet, Exedy HD is always the default backup for me but I do know a few of the 4A guys have had trouble with the cushion springs breaking on them (4A, 7A and 2ZZ use the exact same friction disc). Flywheel will almost certainly be Fidanza but am open to other options. Part of me just wants to throw all-OEM stuff back in until I get the thing up and running (why waste money if I'm going to have problems etc), but another part of me wants to take every opportunity now to do mods that will save a lot of time and effort down the track (cams are another big-ticket item that I'm tossing up whether to go for now or wait until new ECU in the future)
  15. Hiro

    Hiro's AE102

    Day +next - engine is now on the stand. Had to take the flywheel off as the mounting arms were hitting the pressure plate dowels, and could probably use a washer or two on the top gearbox bolts as they just bottom out in the block. Currently pivoting around the crank which makes it super hard to turn (2ZZ is quite top-heavy too), need to try and lower it as much as I can so it doesn't turn in to the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Actually ended up re-fitting the exhaust manifold just to try and balance it in the short-term. by Ian Rigby, on Flickr Next step (after balancing the stand) will be to label and strip off all the hoses etc, get the manifolds off and then pull the cam cover to do the lift bolts (and get an idea on the general condition of the engine).