I wasn't actually sure how alive the forums are given FB groups, Discord, Whatsapp, Bloods vs Crips, COVID19 and so forth but nice to see there is still some action around here.
I've recently got back into another Corolla, just can't seem to shake them off man - 10th Corolla since 2006.
96' AE102 sedan
91' AE101 20v
91' AE101 4AGZE
90' AE90 sedan
92' AE92 GTi hatch
92' AE92 hatch
93' AE92 hatch
96' AE102rv hatch
05 Corolla Levin ZRE
96' AE102rv hatch
02' Corolla Levin
So potentially not in the right forum and might need to get some help? lol - not to drag on but I just find myself enjoying the car that much more and I've had 1js, 2js but I keep coming back to the nugget chassis and I'm convinced outright power is not at all directly proportional to the fun that can be had, all in the chassis, the actual power you can use and chucking it around xD.
Doesn't help these days when a few clicks on Marketplace, Gumtree and bam you find something, I kept missing out I felt.. Wasn't fussed on the Sportivos (no offense), they seem to be fairly run down examples, but the Levins, mmmhmm gimme that Japanese goodness (thanks COVID for ruining my recently planned Tokyo trip..)
This popped up on FB Marketplace, messaged within 10 mins of seeing the ad live, organised to meet up that evening, I wasn't too fussy if I'm honest, I needed something to scratch the itch, 292k kms, servicing history until 209k and then intermittent, but it's still going, just needs TLC. Sold/10 ++
Part of the reason I always come back is a good support network which I've always seemed to only find within Toyota owners - so wasn't long before I had a good mate offer assistance with a couple of things:
'yes it's maintained'
New set of plugs, engine oil flush and fresh new oil in it, no more tabla like idle and sounds much more better, pulls just fine - are we done? no sir.
Removed crusty valve cover to get redone, no sludge is good but a few engine flushes and oil changes necessary.
As it sits waiting for bits
Anywhere I can stick a vacuum into the car, wiper cowling section getting repainted, wiper arms powder coated and new wipers enroute.
This ****, ****s me off
betterer and done all round.
Tidy up in the back too
Gotta collect it from another good mate:
You don't come to my place with your Corolla and not get SOME form of clean up done 😛
This was my last AE102, sold to a good mate, love it still.
so a couple of things on their way.
- Whiteline control arms set, Whiteline strutbrace, the speedometer plastic cover or lens as per the Toyodiy diagram (don't nobody got time for scratched up ****..), a few gaskets from UAE - I was considering coil overs, but will do the tried and tested KYB Excel Gs + King lows (or mabe Lovels?) - plan is to eventually boost it but have fun along the way.
Thanks for reading.