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Posted by: navseal345 Mar 27, 2018 - 9:56 PM

I'm back B%$#@s!

I just couldn't help myself, I needed to be able row through gears again; needed a project, something to do, something to cruise with w/ friends in the summer.

Somebody had posted a car on here it was a clean southern car that sale didn't happen & it just got me hooked, I needed to get back in another Celica.

I had been searching the car sales sites & found this on Jan. 18 on Craigslist in Denver, CO (had only been on there for a few days). Contacted the seller, blah, blah, blah. Flew out Feb. 3rd to pick it up. It's mine. BIG thanks to richee3 (a.k.a. Daniel) otherwise I would still be without a 6th gen. thumbsdown.gif

Had an absolute blast. Beat the crap out of the car the first few hours of ownership, drove to Colorado Springs, up Pikes Peak (it's a must for any automotive enthusiast). Car rides well, even a 100mph (Denver area Colorado drivers are the worst).

So the cooling issue... Bought the car on Saturday no problems at all, really nice outside about 57degrees. Drove down to Colorado Springs then up & down Pikes Peak no issues. You can hear the fans come on when the car is at operating temp. I mean NO issues at all, we beat the piss out of the car (is smooth at 100mph). I leave Sunday morning, about 30min outside of Denver the car overheats! WTF! I pull over & check, see that the only place coolant is coming out of is the overflow tank, but the fans aren't running, weird. Check fuses, good, swap some relays, nothing. Eventually Daniel tells me unplug the radiator temp sensor, all is good, fans work, so relays are ok. Put some coolant in (not very much was lost) & on my way. I notice that the car is running a little warm but I keep going. Fill up w/ gas at Julesburg, CO get back on the road & the car seems to run a little warmer even than before, WTF. So I'm messing w/ the heater trying different things to get the temp down, I notice that when heat is turned to full cold that the temp gauge spikes, it didn't do that before. I suspect the thermostat. I get to North Platte, NE. Pull into an O'Reillys, pop over the hood and look, no leaks, but the lower radiator hose is cold! Put a new thermostat in bleed the system. Plug the fans back in & they turn on correctly, lower radiator hose gets hot. Ok cool, I get on my way temp gauge is good going down there the road. A while down the road I pull into a rest stop to check... no leaks, temp is good, but the lower radiator hose is still cold! WTF! I'm like well car hasn't blow up yet, I continue with my journey. I get home park in the garage, pop the hood lower hose still cold. I let the car run for a few minutes & the hose gets warm & the fans kick on. [Copied from our PM cheela, lol]

The car hasn't overheated yet so I'm believing the thermostat was the fix but...

Now the clutch is toasted, go figure. I've been baby-ing it when driving cause especially after 3k rpms you could feel it. But I was driving it to work 2 weeks ago on a Wednesday morning in lovely traffic, go to give it some throttle (maybe a 1/2, I dunno) in 5th & she shoots to 5k rpms & really goes no where, lol, sorry traffic. That smell is really nasty, haha.

Here is the https://flic.kr/s/aHskypiJUb ... I'll try and embed photos w/ captions and/ or details later.

Posted by: richee3 Mar 27, 2018 - 10:12 PM

QUOTE (navseal345 @ Mar 27, 2018 - 8:56 PM) *
BIG thanks to richee3 (a.k.a. Daniel) otherwise I would still be without a 6th gen. thumbsdown.gif

Itís no problem! Glad to have you back in a 6gc! And raiding the junk yard is always a good time.


QUOTE (navseal345 @ Mar 27, 2018 - 8:56 PM) *
(Denver area Colorado drivers are the worst).

Truer words have never been spoken. They like to blame the ďtransplantsĒ but itís not our fault that they have no clue how to drive.

Posted by: Box Mar 27, 2018 - 10:38 PM

Took this long to tell everyone? GAH.

Posted by: ClevelandGaint Mar 28, 2018 - 6:35 AM

Welcome back!!! Not having a 6gc should be a crime.

Posted by: navseal345 Mar 28, 2018 - 7:06 AM

QUOTE (Box @ Mar 27, 2018 - 10:38 PM) *
Took this long to tell everyone? GAH.


Yeah, sorry. I'm a very good procrastinator.

I realized soon after I sold my first one I made a huge mistake. It's been 6-ish years. Feels good to be back.

Posted by: cheela Mar 28, 2018 - 8:13 AM

QUOTE (navseal345 @ Mar 27, 2018 - 9:56 PM) *
[Copied from our PM cheela, lol]


LOL I was reading through and was thinking hey, that's pretty much what he wrote to.... ah yup. it is. laugh.gif

looking through your album, and those 7th gen seats in red are perfect for your celi. you're gonna miss the extra cushion of the 6th gen seats but they just look so good.

Posted by: bloodMoney Mar 28, 2018 - 8:38 AM

Woot! Excited to see where this goes!!!

Posted by: CoolZeen Mar 28, 2018 - 2:45 PM

welcome to the "RED'' CLUB. I KNOw you dont like it ,cheela . but we are to many.

Posted by: cheela Mar 28, 2018 - 3:07 PM

haha! yeah I don't like red, but yet TWO of the FOUR cars I own are red...lol.
but hopefully my RA29 will be white at some point and my RA24, matte black.

It's all good. Not gonna hate on a clean red celi though. Just that it's not my first choice for color.

Posted by: Box Mar 28, 2018 - 4:04 PM

I'll hate on red, WORST COLOUR EVA.

Posted by: CoolZeen Mar 29, 2018 - 2:00 PM

thats the reason i like mine because is not that factory red. is allot more brighter . i call it ferrari red. Lets see how it will be looking when it comes out the body shop.

Posted by: C3lic4 Mar 29, 2018 - 11:01 PM

Would like to see where this goes too. Good luck!

Posted by: navseal345 Mar 30, 2018 - 1:13 PM

It's going no where very, very fast. Mostly have no motivation after work during the week & weekends have been to cold to go & work in the garage.

I want to get the interior apart & cleaned, seats swapped over & such and the clutch.

Posted by: CoolZeen Apr 2, 2018 - 12:09 PM

QUOTE (navseal345 @ Mar 30, 2018 - 1:13 PM) *
It's going no where very, very fast. Mostly have no motivation after work during the week & weekends have been to cold to go & work in the garage.

I want to get the interior apart & cleaned, seats swapped over & such and the clutch.


you just have to choose a day. and as soon as you start ,you will get motivated when you start seeing the results ,you will not want to stop. Plus you got us waiting!

Posted by: njccmd2002 Apr 2, 2018 - 7:47 PM



a link, is not a pic

Posted by: navseal345 Apr 24, 2018 - 9:50 PM

Ok... (sorry it took a long ass time)

Here are the photos from the sellers Craigslist ad...








































And here is/ was the ad

Posted by: navseal345 Apr 24, 2018 - 10:15 PM

Here was my Facebook reveal, lol...



And how can you not take a car you just bought up Pikes Peak...
Thanks richee3 for some of these photos (taken just after the halfway point)













From my potato cam...



Top of Pikes Peak (looking manly east), Elevation 14,115ft. Wait for it... wait for it...

wait for it... wait for it... There it is! (looking manly south)

Posted by: navseal345 Apr 24, 2018 - 10:30 PM

Fixed the battery hold down...

Better than a rubber hold down


Made a junkyard run... Got a full set of floor mats, black carpet, interior trunk plastics & a few other misc. pieces. And it only cost me $42!

Took the carpet & mats to the car wash & gave them good cleaning!


Like a week later went back & got some 7th gen seats & some other interior carpet bits for only like $50!


Not the biggest fan of the feel/ design of the 7th gen seats butt they sure are better then the faded/dry/ torn tan leather ones. They will do for now.



I still need to really get going on this project
Clutch is toasted,
I have parts sitting in the living room just need a free weekend/ rack at work to do it.
It will get done! (I hope. lol, jk)

Posted by: Box Apr 24, 2018 - 10:45 PM

It is a great car for a first driver, they speak troofs.

Posted by: bloodMoney Apr 25, 2018 - 9:55 AM

I like where this is headed!

Posted by: TimeslideZ Apr 25, 2018 - 10:05 PM

Nice!!! But damn those photos are huge, had to reduce my screen size to like 33% to get a good view haha.

Posted by: navseal345 Apr 25, 2018 - 10:43 PM

Knew someone would say that, lol.
I did that so that all could get the full experience, lol.

Posted by: Box Apr 26, 2018 - 12:00 AM

It auto adjusts size for me, so meh.

Posted by: navseal345 Apr 30, 2018 - 9:24 PM

Did some work on Sunday. Started taking the interior apart. Had ordered new speakers & when taking the speaker panels out on the right side found some previous damage. Looks like it was repaired well?



Started putting the speakers in at work because that's where all my tools are. I was really hoping that it would be easier, like bolt in easy but stuff like that never happens.



Tried to take the least amount of material off, speakers don't seem to be to much heavier than the stockers. Still need to finish them up.



This is the progress...



Posted by: bloodMoney May 1, 2018 - 9:49 AM

Woot! Progress!

Posted by: cheela May 1, 2018 - 10:40 AM

should put your black interior in while you're at it.

Posted by: navseal345 May 1, 2018 - 12:07 PM

That's the plan. Just got to clean/ scrub stuff down before I put it all back together.

Posted by: navseal345 May 3, 2018 - 10:59 PM

So I finally got the factory alarm key fob programmed. Thanks to cheela / richee3.

The little "piezo chirper" sounds like a dying rabbit but the alarm/ keyless entry works now. And now I can put the horn fuse back in & I can have a horn & not worry about that going off w/ the alarm.

Clutch is going in this weekend, hell or high water, it'll happen.

Posted by: richee3 May 3, 2018 - 11:17 PM

So the alarm works perfectly fine now?

Posted by: navseal345 May 4, 2018 - 7:01 AM

Yep! Turned off the "Passive" mode or whatever it is called. I can leave the door open & it doesn't go bat **** crazy.

Posted by: richee3 May 4, 2018 - 9:12 AM

Awesome, glad it was something easy!

Posted by: cheela May 4, 2018 - 9:34 AM

glad it worked out for at least one of us. lol

Posted by: navseal345 May 7, 2018 - 8:55 PM

Put the car on the 2 post this weekend...

I'm liking that it's fairly rust free underneath.






Found some previous accident damage, oh well...


Got the clutch done (replaced the flywheel also). I really don't want to EVER do that again. Took way longer than what I thought it was going to (basically a 2 day project). Tried to clean stuff up, years of engine oil & clutch dust. Ended up putting in 2 new axles seals & a starter (someone had over tightened the nut that holds the power wire to the starter & when I went to go take it off the stud that goes into the starter broke inside the starter case, it was a reman unit) & of course the reman unit sounds like **** & seems like it grinds. Got to find a higher quality one or used OE from the junkyard.
I'm believing that the clutch might have been the OG w/ ~ 169,320miles because it had AISIN stamped on it, but whatevs.










Posted by: Box May 7, 2018 - 9:55 PM

Those hotspots on the flywheel though. FWIW Aisin makes o.e. replacement clutches for certain applications, but that one definitely looks all of 169,000 miles.

Posted by: navseal345 May 7, 2018 - 10:40 PM

Yeah, I put an Aisin one back in. Super happy I didn't have to adjust the clutch pedal at all.

Posted by: Box May 8, 2018 - 12:32 AM

Now you get to break the clutch in, exciting.

Posted by: richee3 Jul 2, 2018 - 9:15 PM

Update time!

Posted by: navseal345 Jul 2, 2018 - 9:32 PM

QUOTE (richee3 @ Jul 2, 2018 - 9:15 PM) *
Update time!


Lol. You're a funny man.

Posted by: bloodMoney Jul 5, 2018 - 9:07 AM

Oh come on... You have all that interior to put in it!

Posted by: navseal345 Jul 5, 2018 - 12:31 PM

Ok, ok.

Chris, that starter works wonderfully. Cleaned it up a little w/ a wire wheel & installed that last Friday during lunch. Much better than that loud piece of chit I got from Hoe'Riellys.

Got some vids of both I'll upload sometime.

And yesterday I went to the car wash & power washed the carpet & other floor mats.
I want to get the carpet in this weekend since it will be "somewhat" cooler.

Not sure the best way to clean those black leather seats. Some parts of the seats are pretty dry & hard. Just might spray them off & rub them down w/ something.

We'll see what happens.


Posted by: richee3 Jul 5, 2018 - 12:51 PM

Interior cleaner and a Magic Eraser works wonders to clean leather seats, but you have to be careful so you donít end up pulling the dye out of the seat. As for softening it, Iíve heard Vaseline will do the job but I donít have any experience with that so further research is needed.

Posted by: NgoFcukinWay Jul 6, 2018 - 7:53 AM

QUOTE (navseal345 @ Jul 5, 2018 - 12:31 PM) *
Not sure the best way to clean those black leather seats. Some parts of the seats are pretty dry & hard. Just might spray them off & rub them down w/ something.

We'll see what happens.


Not sure how bad the leather is, but give https://www.detailedimage.com/wax.php?id=8221&url=detailedimage.com/DI-Packages-M29/Leather-Care-8-oz-Kit-P1148/ a try. If that doesn't work, my next suggestion before getting them re-wrapped is https://www.autogeek.net/cohica1.html.

If neither of those work, then you can at least use those products on other **** around the house like purses, shoes, belts, etc.

That Connolly works wonders on purses if you have an S.O. that has a worn-out bag. Massage it into the leather, leave it out in the sun for a little while, and BAM! good to go.

Posted by: cheela Jul 10, 2018 - 8:58 AM

QUOTE (NgoFcukinWay @ Jul 6, 2018 - 7:53 AM) *
QUOTE (navseal345 @ Jul 5, 2018 - 12:31 PM) *
Not sure the best way to clean those black leather seats. Some parts of the seats are pretty dry & hard. Just might spray them off & rub them down w/ something.

We'll see what happens.


Not sure how bad the leather is, but give https://www.detailedimage.com/wax.php?id=8221&url=detailedimage.com/DI-Packages-M29/Leather-Care-8-oz-Kit-P1148/ a try. If that doesn't work, my next suggestion before getting them re-wrapped is https://www.autogeek.net/cohica1.html.

If neither of those work, then you can at least use those products on other **** around the house like purses, shoes, belts, etc.

That Connolly works wonders on purses if you have an S.O. that has a worn-out bag. Massage it into the leather, leave it out in the sun for a little while, and BAM! good to go.


You know way too much about purses.... and you have no S.O... which leads to believe one thing for sure.....

...

..

.

You're a purse salesman!!

watch out for this guy, he'll try to sell you a purse!

Posted by: NgoFcukinWay Jul 10, 2018 - 2:40 PM

Well, if you wanna score brownie points...gotta do what you gotta do.

Posted by: njccmd2002 Jul 12, 2018 - 6:24 PM

came here for update, and went out side. too much lip

Posted by: bloodMoney Jul 17, 2018 - 9:27 AM

QUOTE (navseal345 @ Jul 5, 2018 - 12:31 PM) *
Ok, ok.

Chris, that starter works wonderfully. Cleaned it up a little w/ a wire wheel & installed that last Friday during lunch. Much better than that loud piece of chit I got from Hoe'Riellys.

Got some vids of both I'll upload sometime.

And yesterday I went to the car wash & power washed the carpet & other floor mats.
I want to get the carpet in this weekend since it will be "somewhat" cooler.

Not sure the best way to clean those black leather seats. Some parts of the seats are pretty dry & hard. Just might spray them off & rub them down w/ something.

We'll see what happens.


I'm glad it worked well! I sounded good when I pulled it out of that junk car, so I didn't expect any surprises.

Posted by: Box Jul 26, 2018 - 5:03 AM

For the love of all that is holy don't use petroleum on leather, Meguiar's Gold Class leather cleaner and conditioner works really well.

Posted by: bloodMoney Jul 26, 2018 - 1:14 PM

Well there you go Devin.

Personally, I use Leather CPR. Haven't the damndest clue what's in it, but it works good.

Posted by: narly_charley Jul 26, 2018 - 1:36 PM

This thread sucks... We need moar fotos.

Just kidding about the thread sucking part - you know I kid... He he.

Posted by: cheela Jul 26, 2018 - 3:03 PM

Idk if he's kidding. He's really not the kidding type. and.... this thread does seem to lack a certain visual imagery of the digital type....

Posted by: navseal345 Jul 26, 2018 - 9:24 PM

https://youtu.be/ZAMQGIx3JKk?t=25s

Here are the vid of the crap reman. Hoe'Riellys starter...
https://flic.kr/p/KQExSXhttps://flic.kr/p/KQExSX by https://www.flickr.com/photos/156278301@N04/, on Flickr

And the one I got from Chris...
https://flic.kr/p/29wgAa6https://flic.kr/p/29wgAa6 by https://www.flickr.com/photos/156278301@N04/, on Flickr

It's kinda hard to tell on video, but it's a night and day difference. Some at the Midwest Meet 18' heard the crap starter. (Did that around June 29th.)


Got the 7th gen seat swapped over to the 6th gen, looks pretty decent, feels good... (Did that on July 8th.)



Cleaned the back seats & pass. side front seat. I just used some warm water w/ dish soap & tried that MrClean MagicEraser. That combo worked well since the seats got a little red spray paint over-spray from a house project I did.

Put the back seat in... (Did that July 24th.)


And the pass. front seat...


Now I can have passengers, lol. Was really spacious in there without the other seats.

Then I decided to have a place (that I've used before & they did great work) detail the car. They did a wax & polish then interior, turned out decent for a turd.





Did bring some shine back to some of the hatch & roof that was faded.



Anywho...

A list of current things I need to fix/ address are..
- Oil pan is leaking (previous ****ty RTV job)
- One axle seal (apparently I did something to fudge up the new one putting it in)
- The car has a slight rpm fluctuation at idle (vacuum related? or IAC?, I dunno)
- PCV hose & valve cover to intake hose (brittle & torn)
- Especially above 3k rpm, car seems harsh (like a vibration, could be the front & rear mounts that had slight tears in them(noticed when change the clutch), or the cheap Nittos that are on the car) I don't recall this vibration when I bought the car, maybe it happened after the clutch change, maybe its in my head, I dunno.

That's about what my mind can publish tonight.

Posted by: bloodMoney Jul 27, 2018 - 10:09 AM

Damn thing cleans up pretty good!

Posted by: cheela Jul 27, 2018 - 10:50 AM

dang! that did clean up nice!

red always comes back to life with a little bit of lovin'.
at least your door handles aren't pink. smile.gif

Posted by: navseal345 Aug 5, 2018 - 10:38 AM

Kinda forgot I had this picture. Interesting that how rust free the chassis is, one would think it was a southern car.


Posted by: SwissFerdi Aug 5, 2018 - 10:42 AM

Shiny indeed. Gives me inspiration to polish mine, it is needing more than wax now.

Posted by: navseal345 Aug 5, 2018 - 11:24 AM

HOW COME MY THIRD BRAKE LIGHT IS A 1156 STYLE BULB AND NOT A 921 LIKE DATABASES SAY IT IS?

Posted by: Box Aug 5, 2018 - 8:31 PM

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.

Posted by: richee3 Aug 5, 2018 - 9:48 PM

Mine is definitely an 1156. Databases donít think it be like it do, but it do.

Posted by: navseal345 Aug 5, 2018 - 10:12 PM

Nope hasn't been modified.

It is just super confusing.
On page 186 of the owners manual, it says the "High mounted stoplight" is a 921 BUT designates it as a "C, Single end bulbs".
But a 921 is "D, Wedge base bulbs".

BUT Its a 1156! Aaaaaggggghhhhhh!



Posted by: richee3 Aug 5, 2018 - 11:16 PM

I think I did the same thing several years ago. Bought 924 LEDís per a lighting guide I found online (maybe even here on the forum) but when they came in and I went to replace the bulb, I found it was an 1156 and I had to order different bulbs. Then I found that thereís an issue in my wiring after the paint job and Iíve never bothered to track it down, so I just donít have a third brake light. Who needs safety equipment, amirite?

Posted by: navseal345 Aug 6, 2018 - 7:28 AM

And you have never been pulled over for it. My luck I would have been.

I did order some LEDs yesterday, some interior & other misc. bulbs.

Also ordered a new fob case & new remote (as an extra).

So we'll see how all that goes.

Posted by: cheela Aug 6, 2018 - 8:44 AM

Do a 3rd brake delete and no one will ever even know... except for us...

Posted by: Box Aug 7, 2018 - 1:07 AM

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.

Posted by: navseal345 Aug 7, 2018 - 7:08 AM

QUOTE (Box @ Aug 7, 2018 - 1:07 AM) *
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.


Maybe, I dunno. Suppose next time I'm in a you pull it lot I could check.

Posted by: CoolZeen Aug 7, 2018 - 12:04 PM

they are different on my 94 it has one type and on my 97 the other.

Posted by: richee3 Aug 21, 2018 - 12:26 PM

You inspired me to fix my 3rd brake light. Havenít seen it lit up in years. Definitely took an 1156 bulb for my Ď98. Interesting that Toyota would change that when so much of the car stayed the same through the years.

Posted by: cheela Aug 21, 2018 - 12:35 PM

BUMP for update!
I'm assuming that since you weren't at the meet, you spent that weekend doing a 3s swap on it. cool! laugh.gif

Posted by: richee3 Aug 21, 2018 - 12:44 PM

3S? He told me he was pulling that 5.9 Cummins out of this truck and dropping it in the Celica!

Posted by: cheela Aug 21, 2018 - 1:52 PM

yes, you're right. The 3s is going in his truck and the 5.9 Cummins into the celi.

Posted by: navseal345 Aug 21, 2018 - 6:40 PM

Actually Cummins has a crate engine program. Expensive but worth it.

Posted by: NgoFcukinWay Aug 21, 2018 - 11:06 PM

Do an LS4 swap and call it a day.

Posted by: navseal345 Nov 5, 2018 - 11:15 PM

So back on October 6th w/ about 171,114miles;

I changed the oil, resealed the oil pan (hoping that solves a leak I was getting) & re-did an axle seal on the passenger side (must have installed the last one crooked or something when I did the clutch).

The whole project took way to long, most of the day in fact.

Here are some pictures of the oil pan & stuff...



Really surprised that I could still see some of the cross-hatches on the cylinder wall (at least on this viewable portion).








I have yet to do a good verification if said work fixed the leaks but whatevers. Sorry, not sorry on the procrastination.

Posted by: cheela Nov 6, 2018 - 5:05 PM

HEY!...... you're suppose to be mid-swap by now? what's going on...

Posted by: navseal345 Nov 6, 2018 - 8:32 PM

QUOTE (cheela @ Nov 6, 2018 - 5:05 PM) *
HEY!...... you're suppose to be mid-swap by now? what's going on...


Ummm... waiting for your Beams to have low compression so I can use some of it for parts.














See what I did there? LOL

Posted by: cheela Nov 7, 2018 - 8:53 AM

Just so you know... I already have a BEAMS that's low on compression and can be used for parts so.... tongue.gif!! come and get it.


Posted by: Box Nov 7, 2018 - 5:20 PM

BEAMS 5S-GE?

Posted by: bloodMoney Nov 8, 2018 - 12:09 PM

QUOTE (Box @ Nov 7, 2018 - 6:20 PM) *
BEAMS 5S-GTE?



FTFY

Posted by: richee3 Nov 8, 2018 - 12:43 PM

QUOTE (bloodMoney @ Nov 8, 2018 - 11:09 AM) *
QUOTE (Box @ Nov 7, 2018 - 6:20 PM) *
BEAMS 5S-GTZE?



FTFY

Fixed again. Twincharged FTW.

Posted by: navseal345 Nov 8, 2018 - 2:02 PM

QUOTE (richee3 @ Nov 8, 2018 - 12:43 PM) *
QUOTE (bloodMoney @ Nov 8, 2018 - 11:09 AM) *
QUOTE (Box @ Nov 7, 2018 - 6:20 PM) *
BEAMS 5S-GTZE D?



FTFY

Fixed again. Twincharged FTW.



Is it true?!

Posted by: Box Nov 8, 2018 - 4:15 PM

Compound charged Franken-motor with VVT, that should be fun to tune and manage. laugh.gif

Posted by: BonzaiCelica Nov 9, 2018 - 11:15 PM

if only some computer nerd would make a base map for the 3sge beams redtop in a 6th gen celica/mr2 and give it to a company like adaptronics or aem that way we could save some monies and be able to drive it to our local tuner!!

Posted by: navseal345 Feb 3, 2019 - 4:21 PM

How long have you let your car sit/ in storage before starting/ driving it again?

Been about a month for me. Had a wet few days so hopefully it washed the salt off the roads. So I couldn't resist... feels good.

Posted by: richee3 Feb 3, 2019 - 9:29 PM

QUOTE (navseal345 @ Feb 3, 2019 - 3:21 PM) *
How long have you let your car sit/ in storage before starting/ driving it again?

Like 4 days, tops. Poor thing never catches a break. laugh.gif

Posted by: navseal345 Feb 3, 2019 - 10:50 PM

QUOTE (richee3 @ Feb 3, 2019 - 9:29 PM) *
QUOTE (navseal345 @ Feb 3, 2019 - 3:21 PM) *
How long have you let your car sit/ in storage before starting/ driving it again?

Like 4 days, tops. Poor thing never catches a break. laugh.gif


Then again you have vehicles that are more likely fun to drive.

Sometimes I just surprise myself when I get them buttery smooth shifts, like... "Nailed it!"

Posted by: navseal345 Mar 17, 2019 - 10:56 PM

So... I drove the Celica today, first time since like early February. Of course the battery was dead, so I put the trickle on for a minute & it fired right up.

Was also nice not to have any leaks on the garage floor. Hopefully it stays that way.

Posted by: bloodMoney Mar 18, 2019 - 7:23 AM

Nice!

Make sure it's ready for the spring meet!

Posted by: cheela Mar 18, 2019 - 9:05 AM

^that!

Posted by: navseal345 May 12, 2019 - 11:29 AM

A little late but...

A fellow member on here had some JDM tails for sale, so I picked them up. I was a little hesitant but in person they look great & they bring the car up to date, like from a mid-90s Toyota to an early 2000s Toyota. I also like more of the amber turn signal. Here is a question what have yous done with the extra bulb socket from the USDM harness so it doesn't get water/ short out? Was just thinking of cutting the socket off & heat shrinking to prevent anything bad happening.

4-19-2019
Before...


After...


Added an LED 3 brake light bulb...


I had also pick up some yellow fog light bulbs & installed them in some new/ used non-broken housings. No pics but yellow fogs equals all the coolness.

Last year when I put the new clutch in I had left off the splash shields because there was some leaks I knew I want to fix. Now that those are taken care of (I hope), I FINALLY put them back on & now have all the aerodynamics.


I believe that's all for now.

4-20-2019
Went to the Mid-West Meet & Chee(& his S.O.) had taken some pictures.





Group shot... LOL


Posted by: Box May 12, 2019 - 3:00 PM

If you're concerned about water I'd just use a balloon over the socket and cable tie it into place, that way not having to cut into wiring and having to seal those off individually.

Posted by: Bitter May 12, 2019 - 7:06 PM

Condom, LOL.

Posted by: Box May 12, 2019 - 7:53 PM

Family forum, balloon. laugh.gif That or use some rubber or nitrile gloves if you have those on hand. See what I did there? laugh.gif

Posted by: navseal345 Jul 12, 2019 - 7:36 AM

On Wednesday the 10th I put some LED bulbs in the map/ dome light & in the hatch. Literally a night & day difference, especially for the map/ dome.
Also put in a brighter LED for the ash tray, which also helps out a lot.

Cool story I know.

Posted by: bloodMoney Jul 12, 2019 - 9:55 AM

Little updates are still updates.....

Posted by: Box Jul 12, 2019 - 2:21 PM

Updates without pictures is where you failed.

Posted by: navseal345 Oct 12, 2019 - 11:18 PM

Update...









Made you look! Haha *sigh*

Posted by: bloodMoney Oct 14, 2019 - 8:01 AM

Way to be....

Posted by: navseal345 May 10, 2020 - 11:48 AM

Actually did stuffs to the car last weekend and this weekend. I would post a true update but I don't want to break the forum.

Posted by: navseal345 May 20, 2020 - 7:34 PM

What?! I made some funnies... The broke forum posted it 4 times, made another funnies & now they're all deleted. THIS IS B.S.!

Posted by: cheela May 21, 2020 - 9:27 AM

QUOTE (navseal345 @ May 20, 2020 - 7:34 PM) *
What?! I made some funnies... The broke forum posted it 4 times, made another funnies & now they're all deleted. THIS IS B.S.!


BUMP

Posted by: navseal345 May 24, 2020 - 10:50 AM

So back on May 2nd (2020 in case thats not clear) got the urge to do something about that nasty tan door card fabric (w/ moms help of course)...







Its not perfect or professional but it works


Then on May 9th I decided to change the oil (had 174,651miles), since the last I did it was October 2018 when I resealed the oil pan. AND its not leaking! While there I adjusted the E-brake & rotated the tires (found one rim was slightly bent, but I'm just gonna send it).

The old turd cleans up well...






Yesterday went out for a cruise w/ a friend that I havent seen face to face in 4+ months thanks to "self-quarantine/ stay at home orders" & COVID-19 BULL$HIT.
We did not break any speed limits wink.gif but lets just say I blew the cob-webs out & there now should be less carbon build-up on engine componets.

Posted by: Bitter May 24, 2020 - 12:52 PM

Anette can make you matching visors! I can't think of anything more Nebraska than plaid flannel door fabrics.

Posted by: navseal345 May 24, 2020 - 1:25 PM

Probably going to try & find a grey headliner & visors. I have grey rearview mirror & sunroof switch/ map light from the junkyard. Not sure how plaid I wanna go.

Posted by: njccmd2002 May 24, 2020 - 1:33 PM

Santa Claus, called, wants his pj shorts back.

When are you getting the other celica seat....

Posted by: navseal345 May 24, 2020 - 1:47 PM

I prefer the 6gc seats over 7th gen. But the 7th gens were really cheap & in decent condition. I don't like leather seats because obvious reasons & these are so dry they don't hold you in place. That why I have a 7th gen cloth for the driver's side.

Posted by: cheela May 24, 2020 - 9:59 PM

when's the engine swap?

Posted by: Bitter May 24, 2020 - 11:37 PM

QUOTE (navseal345 @ May 24, 2020 - 1:25 PM) *
Probably going to try & find a grey headliner & visors. I have grey rearview mirror & sunroof switch/ map light from the junkyard. Not sure how plaid I wanna go.

https://youtu.be/mk7VWcuVOf0

laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif

Posted by: navseal345 May 24, 2020 - 11:38 PM

How about you come to Omaha & show me how fast that Beams is?!

Posted by: cheela May 25, 2020 - 11:14 AM

QUOTE (navseal345 @ May 24, 2020 - 11:38 PM) *
How about you come to Omaha & show me how fast that Beams is?!


I bet there's some nice long windy country roads out there. hmm.......

Posted by: CoolZeen May 25, 2020 - 11:40 AM

Loving that interior ,next head liner . I did mine with the ''BRIDe" pattern and the visors matching but with the mirror side in a solid color and sunroof cover in solid. I like what you did ,is different.

Posted by: Bitter May 25, 2020 - 1:56 PM

QUOTE (cheela @ May 25, 2020 - 11:14 AM) *
QUOTE (navseal345 @ May 24, 2020 - 11:38 PM) *
How about you come to Omaha & show me how fast that Beams is?!


I bet there's some nice long windy country roads out there. hmm.......

Windy? Yes. Windy? No. Nebraska is flatter than a Chinese gymnast and straighter than Mike Pence.

Just kidding, there's probably some good stuff along some rivers and in the Nebraska National Forest.

Posted by: navseal345 Feb 9, 2021 - 8:09 AM

So... I decided that I better start my turd since it's been a few weeks & it's -5į!!!! Let it run while I cleared off the driveway last night. Made sure the fans kicked on a few times & scurried back inside.

Oh, & it's birthday was a few days ago, it's been tree years now.

Posted by: Bitter Feb 9, 2021 - 11:55 PM

Only -5? Sounds downright balmy!

Posted by: navseal345 Feb 10, 2021 - 8:04 AM

That's warm... This weekend the high is supposed to be -3į & the low -15į.

Posted by: Bitter Feb 10, 2021 - 9:04 AM

Sounds like here last weekend. It's rough on the cars for sure.

Posted by: navseal345 Feb 26, 2021 - 8:18 AM

I really want to drive my car but... Snow is melting & it's pothole season here. So I'll probably wait awhile longer. Not like my car is anything fancy but I'd rather not have it be a rusty pile like the truck.

Posted by: NgoFcukinWay Feb 28, 2021 - 9:30 PM

I was just in Omaha, too. lol Glad I missed that week of freezing cold and had to deal with it here at home.

Posted by: navseal345 Feb 28, 2021 - 10:47 PM

QUOTE (NgoFcukinWay @ Feb 28, 2021 - 9:30 PM) *
I was just in Omaha, too. lol Glad I missed that week of freezing cold and had to deal with it here at home.


But it almost sounds like, down there didn't fair so well, lol.
What were you in Omaha for?



I just might drive it this week & not give a f*ck.

Posted by: NgoFcukinWay Mar 1, 2021 - 8:52 PM

QUOTE (navseal345 @ Feb 28, 2021 - 9:47 PM) *
QUOTE (NgoFcukinWay @ Feb 28, 2021 - 9:30 PM) *
I was just in Omaha, too. lol Glad I missed that week of freezing cold and had to deal with it here at home.


But it almost sounds like, down there didn't fair so well, lol.
What were you in Omaha for?



I just might drive it this week & not give a f*ck.


yeah. it sucked for a lot of people. a friend of mine was without power for 91 hours only to find out that a tree had fallen on one of the power lines. There's still a lot of homes without running water. We're getting there though. A lot of the electricity providers are scrambling right now trying to figure out how to manage the rates and future prepping.

Was up there for a total of 2 weeks for work. Small town. lol

Posted by: navseal345 Mar 1, 2021 - 11:02 PM

Definitely not a good situation for a lot of people. I myself lost power for a little over an hour (but I got other thoughts about that situation, & we'll save those for another time & place).


Yeah if you can't get from one side of the city to the other in 20min it's either because you hit ALL the red lights or a crash causing traffic to back-up. LOL.


If you're in the area again, hit me up. I'll try my best to show you around.
Of course that offer extends to anyone.

Posted by: Bitter Mar 2, 2021 - 1:32 PM

How far from the Corn Palace?

Posted by: NgoFcukinWay Mar 2, 2021 - 8:31 PM

QUOTE (navseal345 @ Mar 1, 2021 - 10:02 PM) *
Definitely not a good situation for a lot of people. I myself lost power for a little over an hour (but I got other thoughts about that situation, & we'll save those for another time & place).


Yeah if you can't get from one side of the city to the other in 20min it's either because you hit ALL the red lights or a crash causing traffic to back-up. LOL.


If you're in the area again, hit me up. I'll try my best to show you around.
Of course that offer extends to anyone.


I stumbled into downtown without knowing it. only give-away were the parking meters. lol The duck-fat fries from Block 16 was probably my absolute favorite thing I found in Omaha. lol

I'm looking for another job as it is because management & company ownership here is probably the worst I've ever worked for thus far, so I doubt i'll be up there again, but in the weird off-chance that I do get deported back up there in the mean time, I'll holler. I know the next project they're sending us off to in about April is to Chicago.

Posted by: navseal345 Mar 5, 2022 - 10:12 PM

Filled up the Celica last night... $47.85... oof.

Posted by: navseal345 Apr 9, 2022 - 11:50 AM

The best part I've found of owning a Celica is a nice cold morning sunroof & windows open & the heat on high. * feels good man *
It's that perfect temperature mix.

Posted by: Bitter Apr 10, 2022 - 8:15 PM

QUOTE (navseal345 @ Apr 9, 2022 - 11:50 AM) *
The best part I've found of owning a Celica is a nice cold morning sunroof & windows open & the heat on high. * feels good man *
It's that perfect temperature mix.

There's a magical spot with my windows where the air comes in and swirls around behind my head but doesn't buffet my ear, and on a cool night I can put the heat on the floor on high with low blower and cruise around some country roads. Yeah. smile.gif

Posted by: Bitter May 15, 2022 - 1:48 PM

I got a PDF of testing for the ignition coil if you end up needing it to check the new coils are in spec. I'll put up a link when I'm.bsvk home.

Posted by: navseal345 May 15, 2022 - 2:29 PM

Yeah those parts didn't solve the problem. About do for story time but kinda mentally drained/ tired too/ don't care to give a fluck right now.

Posted by: Bitter May 15, 2022 - 3:53 PM

QUOTE (navseal345 @ May 15, 2022 - 2:29 PM) *
Yeah those parts didn't solve the problem. About do for story time but kinda mentally drained/ tired too/ don't care to give a fluck right now.

kindasad.gif was it at least better? Probably the pickup coil in the dist but should check first, there's specs to check that in the PDF. But you gotta check it when it's actually failing or failed. The hardest thing to fix is something that's not all the way broken yet. Sorry my guess was wrong, I feel kind of bad about it. Or the new parts are usual **** quality. For sure need to check coil resistance on the new part tho.

Posted by: Bitter May 16, 2022 - 12:24 AM

https://drive.google.com/file/d/19jIxTvJohOfy6f9V-SHotOMh27_NkvkC/view?usp=sharing

Posted by: navseal345 May 16, 2022 - 7:39 AM

So here's what happened on the trip home...

After Jordan (Thank You sir!) took me to the O'Reilly's warehouse in Naperville & then all the way back to Ottawa, installed the ignition coil & ignition control module. Started up good & revved fine, sounded like a car.

Started the trip home & 6-7 min down the interstate (about 1/2 way to Peru) it started acting up again! WTF! I was going about 77mph. Awhile down the road there was some construction so I slowed down to about 67 mph. The issue is barely noticeable at that speed, so I continued at that speed until Davenport were the issue starts to show itself again. If it gets bad enough the CEL will flash while it's happening but won't stay on.

So I drive to the big I-80 truck stop to fill up with gas. I idle at the pump for a minute & it hickups but it catches itself, continue to idle for not even maybe another minutes & it dies. So I Thought to myself, put some premium (along with a can of fuel system cleaner) in there what can it hurt. I let it cool off for about a hour. Get back on the interstate & I can still feel the surging/ bucking/ whatever the issue is. Its still doing it so I pull of the interstate at Grinnell, IA.

I let it cool down a few minutes. Well I got some brake clean maybe it's a vacuum leak, start car spray around vacuum hoses & stuff, nothing. Turn car off & I let the car sit maybe a total of 45min-1 hour. Well Imma just going to send it the rest of the way home. I get back on the interstate thinking to myself just go 65mph like you were before & the issue was barely noticeable/ non-existent. So I go about 65mph all the way to Council Bluffs, about 15min from home & no issues! Maybe the premium fuel & fuel system cleaner worked! INTERESTING! Well since I'm 15min from home, let's do a test. I tip into the throttle, not full throttle but maybe 3/4 & started doing it again! Let off to coast, tip into the throttle same damn thing. NOW it's doing it again! Flashing CEL when it gets bad. Go home pull into the garage idles decent. Turn car off.

I currently have to stop typing & get to work, I probably forgot a detail & will have to add more.

Posted by: Bitter May 16, 2022 - 8:07 AM

My pride is wounded that I guessed wrong and it cost you money. If you need to check hot parts resistance you can hear the oven to about 210, put parts in,btien it off, and let them heat soak for about 15 minutes then check hot resistance. It's possible it's not an ignition issue, but usually when a fuel pump fails it just stays bad. I'm glad you made it home safely though. Feel free to text me any questions if you want.

Posted by: navseal345 May 16, 2022 - 11:42 AM

Should have just drove to your shop and took a week off work to fix it, lol.

Just from various searches it might be...
- Engine coolant temperature sensor
- Upstream and/ or downstream O2 sensors
- ECU

Haven't checked anything yet, possibly this weekend.

Posted by: Bitter May 16, 2022 - 1:16 PM

That would have been a nice vacation in a not nice place.

Posted by: navseal345 May 16, 2022 - 6:56 PM

Facts, LOL.
Even if you're "working" as long as it's not at your place of employment that'd be ok vacation with me.

Posted by: Bitter May 16, 2022 - 7:43 PM

No I mean my work is in a bad place. I wouldn't like walk around at night a lot where I work and certainly would not trust a hotel nearby to not give me scabies and bed bugs.

Posted by: navseal345 May 16, 2022 - 8:18 PM

Gotcha

Posted by: bloodMoney May 17, 2022 - 7:30 AM

Damn. That sucks Devin. I'm sorry your drive was so ****ty.

Have we considered a clogged up fuel filter? Maybe it takes time to pull the gunk up from the bottom of the filter before it starts to effect driveability....

Sorry also for missing the meet in general. Didn't want to be spreading pink eye with my kids that can't keep their hands to themselves.


Posted by: navseal345 May 17, 2022 - 12:10 PM

I did purchase one but didn't install it because they kinda a cunt to do. Its for a '99 Camry which is a little bigger in dimensions (bigger is better right? lol), see if it fits good enough or not at all.

There's always another MidWest Meet to make it to.

Posted by: Bitter May 18, 2022 - 3:20 PM

Aye forgot to tell you, you're part of the Takata airbag recall. Check your VIN to be sure.

Posted by: navseal345 May 18, 2022 - 6:37 PM

Yeah... I've got a few letters. Probably should get that done sometime.

Posted by: Bitter May 19, 2022 - 7:55 AM

Tell the dealer "ever since" when it stalls driving home after the airbag.

Posted by: navseal345 May 22, 2022 - 10:31 PM

QUOTE (Bitter @ May 19, 2022 - 7:55 AM) *
Tell the dealer "ever since" when it stalls driving home after the airbag.


I had a brief thought about it, lol.

Posted by: navseal345 May 22, 2022 - 10:59 PM

In other news...

Saturday car started up fine & drove to the shop. I got the fuel filter in. A Camry filter works but just buy the correct filter to start with. The Camry one is larger in diameter & doesn't fit the Celica bracket, maybe a Camry bracket might be made to work in a Celica... I dunno.

I'm not sure if the fuel filter solved the issue because it's only like a 10 drive back home from work. I did accelerate a few times aggressively and it seemed ok.

But...

I didn't beat on it to hard/ take it out for a long drive because I discovered a coolant leak whilst in the engine bay! FLUCKING CAR! * insert super angry emoji *
Luckily it seems to be coming from the thermostat/ thermo housing neck, so should be an easy fix. Needed to do a coolant flush anyway.

In more news... I did record my best mpg (in a Celica) while this whole issue started happening, 30mpg!! Im sure outside temperature & vehicle speed is a major factor. I can lay out more details if someone is interested.


But plan as of now is to fix coolant leak & do a flush. Then drive for a long period of time to see if the issue returns.

Oh, one more thing... Found out the car is Federal Emissions. According to the ECU part# 89661-2G281

Posted by: Bitter May 23, 2022 - 1:53 PM

But the underhood sticker and 2 cats say it's California. Do you...have the wrong computer? Call a Toyota dealer and have them pull the ECM part number by VIN.

Posted by: navseal345 May 23, 2022 - 7:34 PM

THIS VEHICLE CONFORMS TO U.S. EPA REGULATIONS APPLICABLE TO GASOLINE-FUELED 1999 MODEL YEAR NEW PASSENGER CARS PROVIDED THAT THIS VEHICLE IS NOT SOLD OR DELIVERED TO AN ULTIMATE PURCHASER FOR PRINCIPAL USE IN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA OR A STATE THAT HAS ADOPTED CALIFORNIA STANDARDS UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF SECTION 177 OF THE CLEAN AIR ACT AND THOSE STANDARDS ARE IN EFFECT.


That's what the underwood sticker says.

Posted by: Bitter May 23, 2022 - 11:24 PM

Oh Lord, why did Toyota make that so confusing? Most cars say they meet federal and that's it or they meet California AND federal. Toyota had to go all extra and be like NOT FOR YOU CALIFORNIA YOU DONT GET THIS ONE CALIFORNIA THIS CAR DOES NOT MEET EMISSIONS FOR CALIFORNIA. Jesus. First time I've seen it worded that way. Your 1999 is some weird **** my dude!

Posted by: navseal345 May 24, 2022 - 6:32 AM

I will agree with that statement.

Posted by: richee3 May 24, 2022 - 7:15 AM

For some reason Iím thinking they were all Cali spec in Ď99. The most noteworthy difference to my memory was one cat vs two so that would be a good indicator. The fact that you said you got record gas mileage sticks out to me. Whatever you have going on is likely causing a lean condition instead of a rich condition. Typically if the ECU thinks something is wrong it will dump fuel so this makes me think either you have an O2 sensor that could be failing sending the wrong signal to the ECU or something mechanical. Since itís after the engine warms up, Iím not thinking itís something mechanical.

Posted by: navseal345 May 24, 2022 - 1:08 PM

Yeah my thoughts too.
Especially since I drove it from Grinnell, IA to Council Bluffs, IA at 65mph with no real issues. Then I decided to give it throttle to accelerate to 80mph & it started acting up, even when I coasted back down to 65mph, until I got home & shut it off (maybe 15min later).

Posted by: Bitter May 24, 2022 - 1:15 PM

Have to go drive around this week and see if it acts up still. Fuel filter would be weird but not unheard of. Might want to pull the sending unit up and check/replace the pre filter "sock" on the bottom of the pump too. Could even be a failing pump I suppose. Kind of a pain to get a fuel pressure gauge on these to drive around with but it can be done mostly safely.

Posted by: enderswift May 24, 2022 - 3:52 PM

guys,

forget all this fuel filter, o2 sensor talk. The car is clearly rejecting the 5S


The only solution is to swap a 3S in there

Posted by: navseal345 May 24, 2022 - 6:02 PM

QUOTE (enderswift @ May 24, 2022 - 3:52 PM) *
guys,

forget all this fuel filter, o2 sensor talk. The car is clearly rejecting the 5S

The only solution is to swap a 3S in there


Beams is better!

Posted by: navseal345 May 24, 2022 - 8:38 PM

Ok hear is the mileage report...

1) 5/13/2022 10:20am
148miles (city driving/ fill up before trip)
5.451gallons
27.15mpg

2) 5/13/2022 5:31pm
210.6 miles (interstate/ Omaha to Grinnell, IA (issue started))
6.943gallons
30.33mpg

3) 5/14/2022 11:02pm
340.2miles (interstate/ Grinnell, IA to Ottawa, IL to big I-80 Truckstop(Walcott, IA)(issue most prevalent/ happened most during this
period))
12.2gallons
27.89mpg

4) 5/21/2022 5:49pm
314.9miles (interstate, maybe less than 20city miles/ I-80 Truckstop to Omaha (kept 65mph 'cause issue was not really noticeable at
that speed)
10.103gallons
31.17mpg

I'm not sure if any of this information helps or has anything to do with the issue I'm having. Or is the difference do to weather/ vehicle speeds? BUT it is the best recorded milage I've had.

Posted by: Bitter May 25, 2022 - 7:13 AM

Speed plays a huge role in MPG. I bet you'd see over 32 at 55 MPH.

Posted by: navseal345 May 25, 2022 - 6:52 PM

Yeah. But... Gotta go fast! Lol

Posted by: Bitter May 25, 2022 - 7:28 PM

8f it makes you feel better I do not much better with a smaller engine but have less of a high speed penalty.

Posted by: navseal345 Jun 7, 2022 - 7:28 AM

I think I am getting motivation to work on the car this weekend (haven't touched it weeks) OR that motivation is coming from diesel fuel prices!!

Do people like to use that radiator flush or just use a garden hose to flush the cooling system?

I was thinking...
- Take out thermostat
- Put the neck back on without thermostat
- Use some radiator flush & water, bleed the system & drive around the neighborhood
- Come back, take hoses off, flush with water via the garden hose
- Install new thermostat & neck, & bleed the system with the correct coolant
- That part of the job is done

Then after the cooling system is good, I can drive it long enough to see if my "surging/ misfire" issue returns.

Posted by: Bitter Jun 8, 2022 - 9:49 PM

QUOTE (navseal345 @ Jun 7, 2022 - 7:28 AM) *
I think I am getting motivation to work on the car this weekend (haven't touched it weeks) OR that motivation is coming from diesel fuel prices!!

Do people like to use that radiator flush or just use a garden hose to flush the cooling system?

I was thinking...
- Take out thermostat
- Put the neck back on without thermostat
- Use some radiator flush & water, bleed the system & drive around the neighborhood
- Come back, take hoses off, flush with water via the garden hose
- Install new thermostat & neck, & bleed the system with the correct coolant
- That part of the job is done

Then after the cooling system is good, I can drive it long enough to see if my "surging/ misfire" issue returns.

I wouldn't use flush unless you think there's crud or blockage in the radiator or heater core. I'd just drain the old stuff from the radiator and the engine block, blow out what's in the heater core, then maybe flush the garden hose through the block, heater core, and radiator to see if any crap gets washed out. Fill up with red or pink Toyota coolant, use the fancy coolant purging funnel to get all the air out (helps if the front is up higher like on ramps or stands), then once it's burped all the air out and the thermostat has opened, pop the cap on it and let it cool down a few hours, re-check radiator and bottle level, run it in the driveway again until the fans come on and check it's not running hot, should be good for a drive!

Posted by: navseal345 Jun 8, 2022 - 10:01 PM

Didn't have any issues with heat so, I won't use the "flush". I have 2 of those fancy bleed funnels, they definitely make the job nicer. Thanks!

Posted by: navseal345 Jun 10, 2022 - 6:55 AM

Also going to be replacing the radiator hoses... What kind of hose clamps do you all like to use/ prefer...

The basic hose clamps
https://www.oreillyauto.com/detail/c/disco-automotive/belts---hoses/hoses/hose-clamp/b2cc3b7032ec/disco-automotive-1-2-inch-to-1-1-4-inch-hose-clamp/dis0/10894pk/v/a/7984/automotive-car-1999-toyota-celica?q=hose+clamps&pos=7

OR

The fancy ones
https://www.gates.com/us/en/search.p.7400-000000-000001.v.7400-00316.html

Posted by: navseal345 Jun 10, 2022 - 7:18 AM

Or just reuse the OE spring clamps & see? I dunno just curious on people's opinions.

Posted by: Bitter Jun 10, 2022 - 7:35 AM

OE clamps are great, dealer still sells them.

Posted by: navseal345 Jun 11, 2022 - 4:22 PM

Uh? Thought drain plugs on the bottom of radiators had some sort of o-ring, oh well.

Puts car back together & adds some coolant.

Starts leaking from drain plug.

WTF!

Moves car back a little... And takes a look under car.

There you are! You Son of A B*tch!

Posted by: navseal345 Jun 11, 2022 - 5:27 PM

Okay.... So... Issue returns!!

I was bleeding the cooling system, had hand on the throttle to hurry it along... Fans come on & a few seconds later the car starts stumbling & dies. Interesting. Wait less than 30 seconds, starts right up no issues. Hand on throttle to get rpms back up, fans come on... and a few seconds later car stumbles & dies. No CEL.

????

Posted by: navseal345 Jun 11, 2022 - 5:46 PM

So I had restarted if after letting it cool down for a few minutes... Started right back up, held throttle, fans kick on, few seconds later car stumbles again but only died after I let go of throttle.

Again let it cool for a minute or two & just let the car idle all by itself until the fans come on. Fans come on, & few seconds after car dies. It could have stumbled but since it was at idle it just died.

Posted by: Bitter Jun 11, 2022 - 11:10 PM

What a coincidence, I'm doing cooling system work too!

So it's for sure a hot issue. What we need to know is what you're not getting when it stalls or doesn't restart, but being able to duplicate the problem in the driveway is MUCH better than being on the side of the road somewhere. You're going to want 2 noid lights, a spark tester, and a multimeter handy so you can test things while it's failing when hot. Probe one noid light into the 2 wire connector to the ignition coil, the other noid light into a fuel injector, spark tester on a plug wire, and the multi-meter ready to measure resistance of the cam sensor in the distributor as well as the new ignition coil. It would be a good idea to get a fuel pressure gauge on the engine as well just to make sure it's not a pressure issue from a pump failing when hot. Not sure where's good to hook up to on the 5S.

https://www.amazon.com/Lisle-20610-Inline-Spark-Tester/dp/B0002STSC6/ inline spark tester lets the engine run while seeing if there's spark.
https://www.amazon.com/Lisle-27800-Universal-Noid-Light/dp/B0002SR57Q/ I like and use this noid light at work, put the thick adapters on it and get a set of these probes, crimp them down just a little with pliers and they grip onto the fat adapters and let you probe more easily.
https://www.amazon.com/destructive-Probes-Insulation-Piercing-Multimeter/dp/B08FFHG5HR/ probes

You can make due with one noid light as long as you're quick to re-probe things while it's acting up or don't mind making it act up multiple times, for me though time is money so getting it all looked at in one go is worth the price.

Posted by: navseal345 Jun 12, 2022 - 4:32 PM

So since the 4 year old O'Reilly's special radiator cap fell apart when I removed it yesterday I went & got a new one from AutoZone, looks like a Gates brand one.

Anyways... Went through the process again. Fans come on, the first time it starts to stumble but not enough to make it die, fans come on a second time & stumbles bad enough that it died after I let off the throttle. It was on the 3rd or 4th time of stumbling that it stumbled bad enough to start flashing the CEL!! So I quickly used my little scanner to read it & it comes up with a: P0335 - Crankshaft Position Sensor A Circuit. The car died & wouldn't restart.

I'm just more excited that I was able to get a CEL outta the damn thing.

Posted by: Bitter Jun 12, 2022 - 4:52 PM

It's very possible it's a bad CKP, having a code can really cut down on fumbling around to find the problem! I'm still not clear if that ECM times ignition/fuel from the crankshaft or camshaft, the service info I have is a little vague but I think it uses the CMP for telling it when the #1 TDC is to know when the revolution starts and the CKP for measuring engine speed and position between CMP signals. Diagnostics want you to use a scope to look at the sensor waveform and compare to the expected signal from the FSM, you can kind of shortcut that by just checking it's got power and ground and then guessing and replacing it as a maybe if it's not terribly expensive. It is behind the timing belt tho....so you might be doing a timing belt job with that sensor if it is the sensor. However, some cars are kind of stupid and will set a crankshaft sensor code for a bad camshaft sensor, but I don't believe that Toyota is one of the especially stupid ones.
G is the camshaft and NE is the crankshaft.

QUOTE
The Camshaft position sensor (G signal) consists of a signal plate and pick up coil.
The G signal plate has one tooth on its outer circumference and is mounted on the exhaust camshaft.
When the camshafts rotate, the protrusion on the signal plate and the air gap on the pick up coil change, causing fluctuations in the magnetic field and generating an electromotive force in the pick up coil.
The NE signal plate has 34 teeth and is mounted on the crankshaft. The NE signal sensor generates 34 signals for every engine revolution.
The ECM detects the standard crankshaft angle based on the G signals and the actual crankshaft angle and the engine speed by the NE signals.


I think the clearest solution is to just move up one year to a 2000 Celica. wink.gif

Posted by: navseal345 Jun 25, 2022 - 9:11 AM

So driving it to work so I could work on it... Maybe it's a good it's getting worse, because I made it half way & it did it again I had to pull over because it couldn't make it. Currently letting it cool down, lucky it's not to much farther to work.

Posted by: navseal345 Jun 25, 2022 - 3:03 PM

That didn't do to plan. Had to let it cool down for 2ish hours on the side of the road to drive it to the shop. I wasn't stuck on the the side of the road, went & did other things came back & made it to the shop.

Had lunch & a drink or "two" with a few friends. Had a great time. Much needed to say the least.

Basically wasn't able to work on the car. Maybe at a later date.

Posted by: Bitter Jun 26, 2022 - 8:50 AM

The more broken it gets the easier to find the problem will be and the more confident you can be in your repair.

Posted by: navseal345 Jun 26, 2022 - 10:35 AM

QUOTE (Bitter @ Jun 26, 2022 - 8:50 AM) *
The more broken it gets the easier to find the problem will be and the more confident you can be in your repair.


Sure hope it goes that way, lol.

Posted by: Bitter Jun 26, 2022 - 11:58 AM

QUOTE (navseal345 @ Jun 26, 2022 - 10:35 AM) *
QUOTE (Bitter @ Jun 26, 2022 - 8:50 AM) *
The more broken it gets the easier to find the problem will be and the more confident you can be in your repair.


Sure hope it goes that way, lol.

You got this!

Posted by: navseal345 Jun 30, 2022 - 6:18 PM

I AM MASTER AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN!!!! (I hope) JACK OF ALL TRADES, MASTER OF NONE!

New crank sensor installed, all without taking the timing cover off. Ran until the fans came on a few times with high RPMs & at idle a few times no hesitation/ surging!

I FIX!!

Imma take it for a cruise, not to far from home or the shop tho, LOL.

Posted by: bryanf Jun 30, 2022 - 9:13 PM

Sounds like great news.

Posted by: Bitter Jul 1, 2022 - 10:22 AM

Best news I've seen all day today!

Posted by: bloodMoney Jul 3, 2022 - 7:36 AM

Yay! I hope it stays fixed for you!

Posted by: navseal345 Jul 3, 2022 - 10:32 AM

QUOTE (bloodMoney @ Jul 3, 2022 - 7:36 AM) *
Yay! I hope it stays fixed for you!


Me too.


To a point kinda nervous/ scared when I drive it. Especially at a traffic light or in heavy traffic & having it crap out, it's more embarrassing I guess, lol.

Posted by: cheela Jul 4, 2022 - 10:21 PM

yay! now swap a beams into it!

Posted by: navseal345 Jul 4, 2022 - 11:10 PM

QUOTE (cheela @ Jul 4, 2022 - 10:21 PM) *
yay! now swap a beams into it!


Honestly it's tempting but not right now.

Posted by: bloodMoney Jul 15, 2022 - 3:11 PM

If you want a good base gen2 3SGTE, I have the one I just pulled out of Stacy's car. It needs totally resealed, but it ran good.


Seriously. If you want it, I'll let it go cheap to you.

Posted by: navseal345 Jul 15, 2022 - 6:39 PM

I really appreciate the offer but I'm going to have to decline it. Mental capacity to want to have a project is basically none.

Posted by: navseal345 Aug 1, 2022 - 10:59 PM

On Friday I had to replace the right side washer nozzle because the barb the the hose pushes onto had turned to crumbly bits. Also blew out the left side. Both nozzles work good now.
The driver's door was really squeaky when opening/ closing it, so I sprayed it down.

Sounds stupid but I washed/ cleaned/ took steel wool to the car key. It was pretty discussing & that's one thing I didn't clean when I bought the car.


Going back to the major issue I had...
I swear I still can feel some kind of RPM fluctuation while driving, although its not to noticable. And a few times since I've put the crank sensor in it's had an extended crank but fires right up. Not to worried about it as long as the car don't let me down on a road trip, LOL.

Posted by: Bitter Aug 3, 2022 - 9:38 PM

Needs new muffler bearings.

Posted by: navseal345 Aug 4, 2022 - 11:20 PM

I wouldn't doubt it.

Posted by: navseal345 Sep 20, 2022 - 7:59 PM

Had to change out some brake light fluid. Didn't make mess, so that made me happy.

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