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  1. sorry mate, car sold a week ago. my bad for not up dating the post sooner. good luck in your pursuit of a gtp.
  2. FS: 1999 Touring GTP Camry ica, sans-serif]G'day all, well i have moved overseas and didn't get around to selling my baby before moving, so it's now with my Dad who isn't driving it and it really needs to go. Details are: 1999 MCVR20 Touring, GTP Camry V6 17inch rims (very good Goodyear tyres) Full GTP options, including full body kit consisting of front and side skirts, rear spoiler height raisers (must be a better name for them!), GPT decals, carbon fibre around head unit/aircon control - if you value that kind of thing! never crashed, few scratches. 254,000km family car (two kids) RWC Rego til end June '13 clutch replaced 20k ago timing belt/plugs done at 100,000, 200,000 have replaced a lot of bushes with nolathane and shocks. recently replaced timing cover gaskets regularly replaced air & fuel filters oil/filter changes every 5000km mostly serviced by myself, but a couple of major services were performed at a garage. reciepts for all work done. big stereo....not that I used it much (alpine head unit, pinoeer amp, woofer, splits, 6x9's) this car isn't brand new by any means and it won't last for ever, but it will serve someone for some time to come. uses no oil or water. Plenty of compression and engine pulls well and is quiet. $3990 ono car is located in Wellington Point (near Brisbane), Qld. for anyone interested, please PM or call me (Tim) on 0408 159 612 (I am in Japan but you will still get me. No international rates billed to you for the call - all my way. Japan is one or two hours behind Australian time). can arrange test drive/inspection. thanks for looking at this ad.
  3. Thanks mate, I'll remember that if needed. For now all i gotta do is change the gasket on the rocker cover closest the front of the vehicle. So really just need them bolt torque setting.....?
  4. Cool thanks, just bought the gasket from super cheap. Any idea on the bolt torque setting please?
  5. just on this topic guys has anyone changed the timing cover gasket themselves? looks like it would be a pretty easy job?
  6. have this in my '99 touring...never investigated, some days it's there other days it's not. sorry i can't help but it sounds like a common problem with these cars.
  7. okay sure, i'll get some pics up this weekend. price....um not really sure. $8 - 8.5k mark??? pics coming. regret will not be pulling the car apart, it is simply too good to do that!
  8. Due to expanding family, i'm thinking of selling my metallic green GTP Gen 4 Camry. this car is in great condition, with the following attributes: Car located in Brisbane - Mt Gravatt. 1999 Toyota v6 Camry Touring model 5sp Manual All GTP accessories, including all skirts, rear spoiler risers, decals, front 'gtp' grill, 17inch factory wheels (60% tread), leather and carbon fibre accessories plus GTP embroidered floor mats (x4). i have received a lot of comments about the car with people suprised when they find out it's actually a camry! 183,000klm no accidents. Few small scratches but nothing major at all and she scrubs up very nicely log book servicing up to 150,000km including major service with timing belt and clutch changed at 150,000klm (was owned by the daughter of Toyota dealer), owner serviced thereafter - 5000klm interval penrite oil and genuine toyota filter changes cooling system flushed and replaced recently - i have recorded all services whilst in my ownership in the log book. front suspension struts, bushes, bearings replaced at 155,000 car has 7 speaker sound system including sub, amp, alpine stacker and head unit (cd, mini-disc, tuner) but i hardly use the system for any more than to listen to abc news radio on am or a bit of triple j occasionally. i have used this car for the past 18months to get myself to and from work. occasionally used on weekends or going away with my wife and kids. Unfortunately we need a bigger car as mum's shopping trolley and family trips and only way to afford that is for me to downgrade and get something cheaper. This car has never given me trouble whatsoever. it went to a garage to have the suspension fitted and that's it. This car is quite rare with all the GTP goodies so i really don't know what price it will fetch. If you have any interest in this car please post here, email @ blankdvdatgmaildotcom or call 0408159612 asking for Tim.
  9. Hey mate, i wouldn't quite go slamming the mechanic who (apparently) fixed this for you the first time. who's to say he did tighten that bolt but it's since worked itself loose again? Just remember it came loose in the first place and that was from the factory. apart from that rocker cover bolts, like heads, should be done up in a pattern starting from the inside bolts, working your way out tightening each as you go. there will be specific torque settings for these bolts which you need to get right. Otherwise even when you 'think' they are all tight, you may well still find leaks because of the uneven tension. i'd also suggest if you're going to do (or get a mechanic to do) this job, replacing the rocker cover gaskets at the same time would be highly recommended, they are cheap as after all. I live by and highly recommend the motto "do it once and do it properly". It works out cheaper and less time consuming than having to repeat the process. if you don't already have a workshop manual it's probably worth while as it should show the tensioning pattern and the required torque setting. The $30 or $40 which it costs to buy a manual plus another $40 for a torque wrench will be cheaper than paying a mechanic to do this job for you, and you'll still have both items when the job is done. good luck.
  10. i did this exact swap with my brother on his wife's car. i'd suggest getting a low klm donor engine (same 4cyl engine) from an importer - you can get them with warranty etc and really i wouldn't think it would cost much more than about $700, but make sure you shop around. it's a pretty easy swap over just use a slow and steady approach. if it's a manual, lining the clutch back up is about the hardest thing, but just take your time and think through the process carefully and it won't be too difficult. you'll need the usual tools for an engine transplant - decent hydraulic jack, engine stands, engine crane, sockets, spanners etc + you may as well replace all filters (oil [+new oil of course], air, fuel) & spark plugs at the same time & it's also the perfect opportunity to do the timing belt and clutch, should they require replacement. engine swap overs are very satisfying, rewarding, and you get to learn quite a lot about your car in the process. if you decide to get someone to do this for you, expect to pay between $800 and $1000 for labour + the cost of any replacement parts such as those outlined above. -oh yeah, so you don't end up with a big mess on dad's driveway, make sure you drain the tranny fluid before separating the gearbox from the engine!
  11. they must have let the loonies have a go on the computers today...
  12. dunno, but you can measure the stud pattern, call toyota and ask or failing that take your existing spare wheel down to the place where you intend to get the '90 wheels from and compare by retro fitting or side by side comparison.
  13. yeah best bet is to talk to a couple of tyre shops about profiles which are suitable for your application. as for brands, nankang are about the worst you can buy. they don't grip in the dry and are woeful in the wet. if you want something cheaper but something which actually has a bit of grip try a brand called 'simex' or 'firenza' or if money's not an object check out the dunlop sp series or perhaps good year etc.

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