Hiro

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About Hiro

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    Token AE102 Defender
  • Birthday 02/03/1984

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    AE102, JZZ30
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    1997
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    New South Wales
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  1. Hiro

    Hiro's AE102

    Just bought a second-hand set of Yellowspeeds (no, not Godspeed or maXpeedingrods or any other eBay crap), was never really certain that I wanted to go to coilovers but they came up at an absolute bargain so couldn't resist. Interestingly they appear to be 7/4kg F/R which is a little different from the usual 6/4kg and 8/6kg sets out there Will pull them apart and give everything a clean and oil (the threads look like they could use it) and maybe a bit of paint if I can be ****d). by Ian Rigby, on Flickr
  2. Fujitsu make a _lot_ more than just air-conditioners. They sold off Fujitsu Ten back in the 70s anyway (it's now owned by Denso), the Fujitsu Ten brand is mostly used on OEM headunits (especially Toyotas, which have had them for decades) whilst the aftermarket/performance stuff is Eclipse.
  3. Hiro

    Hiro's AE102

    Another piece of the puzzle (courtesy of bway) by Ian Rigby, on Flickr 1-1/2" primaries, 4-1 merge collector, v-band mid-joint, 2.5" down-pipe. Many revs. Much shiny
  4. If it's like any of the other brake switches I've seen, you unclip the wiring, loosen the lock nut, rotate the whole switch to screw it in or out depending on which way you want to adjust it, then tighten the lock nut and re-attach the plug.
  5. Easy https://www.imoc.co.uk/forums/kb.php?mode=article&k=190
  6. That's the MWR short shifter compared to the stock ZZT231 shifter arm, as you can see there's a significant change in throw...
  7. MWR do a short shifter for the Celica that I have in my AE102 Corolla (the shifter housings are almost identical, and will be required for when I finish my 2ZZ/6-speed conversion), it's quite a bit shorter and notchy-ish (although I've only used it in the Corolla), quality is decent and it comes with the base spacers (which also act as solid bushes) to space the cradle up so the linkage doesn't hit the tunnel + a new lock pin and washer. MWR often have their short shifters on sale but postage is a killer.
  8. Did you not notice all these things that were wrong when you inspected the car to begin with? Checking to see that a car is exactly what it is advertised as should be the _first_ thing you do, before you even contemplate putting money down on it...
  9. Chances are by disconnecting the battery you have reset the ECU and it needs to re-learn. Give it a few trips to try and smooth out again
  10. Hiro

    Hiro's AE102

    Been a little while since the last update - 12 weeks/60 days and 48 flights worth of travel for work on one hand, plus my old man passed away in September on the other has meant that this year has basically been a write-off as far as car updates is concerned, but that didn't hamper much the accrual of parts. Latest haul below: 20191224_160022 by Ian Rigby, on Flickr Fidanza lightweight flywheel (3.4kg vs 5.9kg factory) Xtreme HD clutch ARP flywheel and pressure plate bolts (the only Toyota bolts that ARP list for the pressure plate are to suit a Hilux and cost a fortune for no reason, however Skyline ones are dirt-cheap by comparison and same thread, just a little longer) New VVT and VVL solenoids and OCV filters Full VRS kit
  11. Small Toyota engines used in forklifts etc would either be K-series or Y-series. Should be an engine number stamped on the block somewhere, as well as whatever kind of build plate the roller came with. Photos tell a thousand words too, should at least be able to identify the series with a simple photo.
  12. Yes, your car has electronic fuel injection (the 'E' in 3RZFE) which means it will have an ECU
  13. 14B is a Toyota diesel. 13B is a Mazda rotary. Dig bifference (although there is a 13B Toyota diesel too...).