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Yesterday, 12:17 AM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1099120 · Replies: 16 · Views: 234
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I named mine Celeste, so clever and original I'm sure. Just like my (black) Firebird is Raven. laugh.gif

Yesterday, 12:10 AM Forum: Off Topic · Post Preview: #1099119 · Replies: 213 · Views: 341,021
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When you have a $2,500 or so transmission and it's expensive to rebuild the last thing you want to do is ruin it with fluid choice. Personally I'm on the play it safe side and stick with what was originally used team, in the T-56 instance no one has ever had a problem using DEX-III or the modified GM MTF whereas others have had issues going to RP or some other synthetic and/or gear oil. I imagine the V160 is similar in that regard, being I don't have one I've not looked too far into it but it'd be worthwhile seeing what others have experienced.

Ah, I see where you mentioned the Supra people swear by the RP. I guess it should be ok then, but I personally wouldn't trust it.

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I meant burning the not so cheap not so expensive Continentals.

I hear not so great things about Royal Purple, mostly that it's overpriced for sub-par oils. As far as the V160 it's in the same boat as the T-56 in that they use ATF based fluids. GM actually came out with a "MTF" for it through a service bulletin, but it's just DEX-III with additives to make it work better in a manual transmission. It works really well in the T-56, so it probably will work really well for the V160. Best part is it's like $5 a quart instead of the nonsense some of these other fluids go for *cough* Toyota *cough*. The V160 is like the Borg Warner T-56 as you DO NOT want to use synthetics, at it'll degrade the paper liners on the synchronizers and definitely don't want to use anything GL-5 or with copious amounts of sulphur as it'll eat the brass synchronizers. Personally I'd use the GM MTF since it's ATF based but has additives to work inside of a manual transmission, it's inexpensive, and it won't cause any damage. Other options being mineral based "Synchro-Mesh" with friction modifiers, like the Valvoline version that's out now and is also fairly inexpensive.

Aug 10, 2018 - 9:30 PM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1099074 · Replies: 16 · Views: 234
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Glad I could be of help at some point. For what it's worth automatics run on black magic and the hopes and dreams of children, so don't feel too bad.

Aug 10, 2018 - 9:25 PM Forum: Buying/Selling · Post Preview: #1099073 · Replies: 5 · Views: 168
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At that price you're basically getting the car for free, or the parts for free depending on your outlook... I don't see you having trouble selling to the buyer in the know, best of luck.

Aug 10, 2018 - 8:43 PM Forum: Off Topic · Post Preview: #1099072 · Replies: 4535 · Views: 2,442,443
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I'm only laughing because it was posted by an Asian, so that makes it ok.

Aug 10, 2018 - 8:35 PM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1099071 · Replies: 475 · Views: 53,258
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The crotch vent is the best part of the Celica, especially when you wear un-bifurcated clothing.

Aug 10, 2018 - 1:25 AM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1099044 · Replies: 475 · Views: 53,258
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It's because you've lost your YOLO. #CheelaGetsHisYOLOBack

Aug 10, 2018 - 1:23 AM Forum: Off Topic · Post Preview: #1099043 · Replies: 4535 · Views: 2,442,443
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Hey, let's see how you guys look when you're 40+ something.

Aug 10, 2018 - 1:22 AM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1099042 · Replies: 98 · Views: 4,766
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If you're not doing anything crazy some daily driver quality Raybestos, Centric, or Akebono pads will be more than sufficient.

Aug 8, 2018 - 11:50 PM Forum: Off Topic · Post Preview: #1099005 · Replies: 6175 · Views: 1,041,328
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It's days like today where it doesn't matter if my car was an automatic as I couldn't drive it anyway, my legs have decided to commit treason against me and refuse to work and feels like they're in vice grips. It's like all those elderly help commercials you used to make light of because, "Who seriously can't get up when they fall down?" and at 26 you're in that boat. When it takes everything you have to get out of bed or out of a chair...

Side note; that moment you realize you're getting old when you have classmates that have kids in grade school and all these "Back to School" ordeals that made you and them cringe not so long ago now apply to their offspring. At times I feel like that line from Joe Walsh, "Everybody's so different, I haven't changed."

Aug 8, 2018 - 7:25 AM Forum: Off Topic · Post Preview: #1098991 · Replies: 6175 · Views: 1,041,328
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I want to get the Firebird on a track so I can fully utilize like maybe half of it. Actually what I want to do is get out on a track with some instructors first, so then I could maybe fully utilize 90% of it.

Aug 7, 2018 - 10:47 PM Forum: Off Topic · Post Preview: #1098988 · Replies: 6175 · Views: 1,041,328
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NEVER LIFT

Aug 7, 2018 - 1:36 AM Forum: Off Topic · Post Preview: #1098972 · Replies: 6175 · Views: 1,041,328
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QUOTE (SwissFerdi @ Aug 6, 2018 - 3:06 PM) *
QUOTE (Box @ Aug 5, 2018 - 9:45 PM) *
I know, but he's 100% against learning manual.


Then you buy it as a second car. The clutch pedal is nice and supple and low-effort. SOLD

Well right now I have no money to buy a second car, trying to get to a point where I can drive the one I have.

Aug 7, 2018 - 1:32 AM Forum: Off Topic · Post Preview: #1098971 · Replies: 6175 · Views: 1,041,328
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QUOTE (Bitter @ Aug 5, 2018 - 8:53 PM) *
It MUST either have a later model (03+) 1ZZ swapped in it or be an 03+ model, otherwise it very likely will suffer oil consumption. Honestly the automatic 1ZZ Celica is a Corolla coupe with slightly better suspension, you might as well take the 2 doors and trunk extra because a 1ZZ+automatic is just...there's no fun to be had. At least I have some buttons and can hold gears.

'03+ got it, will definitely keep that in mind since the price difference is minimal from '00-05. Thing is though it's his first car and at least the 7th gen Celica catches his eye, will be fun to drive outside of straight lines, is usable as a car, and is anemic and predictable enough to not get him into trouble. That and I don't think he cares for springing for 93(since we only have 87, 89, 93) over 87 for 40 horsepower and on average 6 miles less to the gallon, or spending more to get the car itself. Plus at least the Celica was still made in Japan by Toyota and not by more or less GM in California like with the Corolla etc... I dunno, I just don't find the American made Japanese brand cars to be as good as the Japanese made ones. My Celica was a lot nicer than my lady friend's Corolla of similar vintage, though her colour was better(blue vs red) so there was that. Anyhow, the American market Celica short of the ST162/165/185 have always been more or less a Corolla or Camry coupe in terms of drive-train. It's not like it's for me, in which case it'd have to be a GT-S 6-speed PERIOUD(and NOT red), it's for a brand new driver with absolutely no reference point at all and if the looks of the 7th gen Celica get him to remotely care about having a car and being able to drive and get somewhere in life then who cares if it's the GT automatic that he wants.

Aug 7, 2018 - 1:09 AM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1098970 · Replies: 9 · Views: 200
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Engine NVH, because racecar yo!

Aug 7, 2018 - 1:07 AM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1098969 · Replies: 64 · Views: 1,242
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Maybe '94-95 is 921 but '96-99 is 1156 for some reason? Wouldn't be the first time something small like that was changed within a generation of a car and then never properly documented. I want to swear mine were 921 in the third light because I replaced all the bulbs on my Celica at one point so then I'd know they were all fresh.

Aug 7, 2018 - 1:04 AM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1098968 · Replies: 98 · Views: 4,766
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Hmmm, the ones by newbies asking for help tend to stay on topic. So there's that.

Aug 7, 2018 - 1:03 AM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1098967 · Replies: 475 · Views: 53,258
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Clearly Cheela doesn't YOLO with that kind of attitude.

Aug 5, 2018 - 8:45 PM Forum: Off Topic · Post Preview: #1098945 · Replies: 6175 · Views: 1,041,328
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I know, but he's 100% against learning manual. Which for a first time driver an automatic is probably for the best anyway, one less thing to worry about. Which after spending an hour or two looking at different cars and somewhat going through specifications he's decided he likes the 7th generation Celica the most by a fair bit. I tried to push the 6th but he doesn't like the front end, something about the headlights and how there're the blisters on the hood and fenders off them. Which is what I like about them, but oh well... I'm not as familiar with the 7th gen, but I think the 1ZZ is supposed to be fairly problem free aside from in the MR-S where it sucks in the catalytic converter and fubars the cylinders. No idea on what to look for with the automatics in them, aside from the usual check fluid and try to see if it goes from gear to gear without any slipping.

Aug 5, 2018 - 8:31 PM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1098944 · Replies: 64 · Views: 1,242
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Does it look like the wiring and housing has been modified? It's been years but I want to say my third brake light used 194/921 style bulbs.

Aug 4, 2018 - 8:21 PM Forum: Off Topic · Post Preview: #1098929 · Replies: 6175 · Views: 1,041,328
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If he wanted to learn stick then that'd be a thing, but he has no desire whatsoever to learn and wants an automatic. He says his primary concern is efficiency and reliability, but when I've mentioned cars like the Celica, MX-3, SC2, etc... those seem to capture his attention more than say something like a Corolla or any other sedan. Though you'd think if efficiency was such a concern he'd want to learn stick since in those years and those kind of cars the stick was a lot more efficient. Which I've explained you don't have to like working on cars in order to like cars themselves, I HATE working on cars for most things but it saves money and I know it's done right. It was after that he started to seem more interested in something like the Celica, so perhaps there is hope after all. Of course the only cars with sticks to teach him are the Firebird, the Genesis, and the A4. Out of all of them the A4 would be most behooving

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Awww, hopefully someone gives it a good home.

Aug 4, 2018 - 1:12 AM Forum: Off Topic · Post Preview: #1098924 · Replies: 6175 · Views: 1,041,328
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Well yeah no doubt, but the fact it was $200 didn't hurt. Ha, rather get a Cappuccino though that is kinda nifty I suppose.

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Ahh ok, well when you said it ran and drove with 118K miles on it I had imaged something decent. That's ok like I told him need to really get the license first anyway before really worrying about it, that and it'd have cost more in fuel to get it than the cost of the car.

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