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post Mar 27, 2018 - 9:56 PM
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navseal345



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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 Flickr album ... I'll try and embed photos w/ captions and/ or details later.

This post has been edited by navseal345: May 24, 2020 - 10:54 AM

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- navseal345   Project: I dunno yet ('99 GT)   Mar 27, 2018 - 9:56 PM
- - richee3   QUOTE (navseal345 @ Mar 27, 2018 - 8...   Mar 27, 2018 - 10:12 PM
- - Box   Took this long to tell everyone? GAH.   Mar 27, 2018 - 10:38 PM
|- - navseal345   QUOTE (Box @ Mar 27, 2018 - 10:38 PM...   Mar 28, 2018 - 7:06 AM
- - ClevelandGaint   Welcome back!!! Not having a 6gc shoul...   Mar 28, 2018 - 6:35 AM
- - cheela   QUOTE (navseal345 @ Mar 27, 2018 - 9...   Mar 28, 2018 - 8:13 AM
- - bloodMoney   Woot! Excited to see where this goes!...   Mar 28, 2018 - 8:38 AM
- - CoolZeen   welcome to the "RED'' CLUB. I KNOw...   Mar 28, 2018 - 2:45 PM
- - cheela   haha! yeah I don't like red, but yet TWO o...   Mar 28, 2018 - 3:07 PM
- - Box   I'll hate on red, WORST COLOUR EVA.   Mar 28, 2018 - 4:04 PM
- - CoolZeen   thats the reason i like mine because is not that ...   Mar 29, 2018 - 2:00 PM
- - C3lic4   Would like to see where this goes too. Good luck...   Mar 29, 2018 - 11:01 PM
- - navseal345   It's going no where very, very fast. Mostly ha...   Mar 30, 2018 - 1:13 PM
|- - CoolZeen   QUOTE (navseal345 @ Mar 30, 2018 - 1...   Apr 2, 2018 - 12:09 PM
- - njccmd2002   a link, is not a pic   Apr 2, 2018 - 7:47 PM
- - navseal345   Ok... (sorry it took a long ass time) Here are th...   Apr 24, 2018 - 9:50 PM
- - navseal345   Here was my Facebook reveal, lol... And how can...   Apr 24, 2018 - 10:15 PM
- - navseal345   Fixed the battery hold down... Better than a rubb...   Apr 24, 2018 - 10:30 PM
- - Box   It is a great car for a first driver, they speak t...   Apr 24, 2018 - 10:45 PM
- - bloodMoney   I like where this is headed!   Apr 25, 2018 - 9:55 AM
- - TimeslideZ   Nice!!! But damn those photos are huge...   Apr 25, 2018 - 10:05 PM
- - navseal345   Knew someone would say that, lol. I did that so th...   Apr 25, 2018 - 10:43 PM
- - Box   It auto adjusts size for me, so meh.   Apr 26, 2018 - 12:00 AM
- - navseal345   Did some work on Sunday. Started taking the interi...   Apr 30, 2018 - 9:24 PM
- - bloodMoney   Woot! Progress!   May 1, 2018 - 9:49 AM
- - cheela   should put your black interior in while you're...   May 1, 2018 - 10:40 AM
- - navseal345   That's the plan. Just got to clean/ scrub stuf...   May 1, 2018 - 12:07 PM
- - navseal345   So I finally got the factory alarm key fob program...   May 3, 2018 - 10:59 PM
- - richee3   So the alarm works perfectly fine now?   May 3, 2018 - 11:17 PM
- - navseal345   Yep! Turned off the "Passive" mode o...   May 4, 2018 - 7:01 AM
- - richee3   Awesome, glad it was something easy!   May 4, 2018 - 9:12 AM
- - cheela   glad it worked out for at least one of us. lol   May 4, 2018 - 9:34 AM
- - navseal345   Put the car on the 2 post this weekend... I'm...   May 7, 2018 - 8:55 PM
- - Box   Those hotspots on the flywheel though. FWIW Aisin...   May 7, 2018 - 9:55 PM
- - navseal345   Yeah, I put an Aisin one back in. Super happy I di...   May 7, 2018 - 10:40 PM
- - Box   Now you get to break the clutch in, exciting.   May 8, 2018 - 12:32 AM
- - richee3   Update time!   Jul 2, 2018 - 9:15 PM
|- - navseal345   QUOTE (richee3 @ Jul 2, 2018 - 9:15 ...   Jul 2, 2018 - 9:32 PM
- - bloodMoney   Oh come on... You have all that interior to put in...   Jul 5, 2018 - 9:07 AM
- - navseal345   Ok, ok. Chris, that starter works wonderfully. Cl...   Jul 5, 2018 - 12:31 PM
|- - NgoFcukinWay   QUOTE (navseal345 @ Jul 5, 2018 - 12...   Jul 6, 2018 - 7:53 AM
||- - cheela   QUOTE (NgoFcukinWay @ Jul 6, 2018 - 7...   Jul 10, 2018 - 8:58 AM
|- - bloodMoney   QUOTE (navseal345 @ Jul 5, 2018 - 12...   Jul 17, 2018 - 9:27 AM
- - richee3   Interior cleaner and a Magic Eraser works wonders ...   Jul 5, 2018 - 12:51 PM
- - NgoFcukinWay   Well, if you wanna score brownie points...gotta do...   Jul 10, 2018 - 2:40 PM
- - njccmd2002   came here for update, and went out side. too much...   Jul 12, 2018 - 6:24 PM
- - Box   For the love of all that is holy don't use pet...   Jul 26, 2018 - 5:03 AM
- - bloodMoney   Well there you go Devin. Personally, I use Leath...   Jul 26, 2018 - 1:14 PM
- - narly_charley   This thread sucks... We need moar fotos. Just kid...   Jul 26, 2018 - 1:36 PM
- - cheela   Idk if he's kidding. He's really not the k...   Jul 26, 2018 - 3:03 PM
- - navseal345   Alright, alright, alright!! Here are the ...   Jul 26, 2018 - 9:24 PM
- - bloodMoney   Damn thing cleans up pretty good!   Jul 27, 2018 - 10:09 AM
- - cheela   dang! that did clean up nice! red always ...   Jul 27, 2018 - 10:50 AM
- - navseal345   Kinda forgot I had this picture. Interesting that ...   Aug 5, 2018 - 10:38 AM
- - SwissFerdi   Shiny indeed. Gives me inspiration to polish mine,...   Aug 5, 2018 - 10:42 AM
- - navseal345   HOW COME MY THIRD BRAKE LIGHT IS A 1156 STYLE BULB...   Aug 5, 2018 - 11:24 AM
- - Box   Does it look like the wiring and housing has been ...   Aug 5, 2018 - 8:31 PM
- - richee3   Mine is definitely an 1156. Databases donít think ...   Aug 5, 2018 - 9:48 PM
- - navseal345   Nope hasn't been modified. It is just super c...   Aug 5, 2018 - 10:12 PM
- - richee3   I think I did the same thing several years ago. Bo...   Aug 5, 2018 - 11:16 PM
- - navseal345   And you have never been pulled over for it. My luc...   Aug 6, 2018 - 7:28 AM
- - cheela   Do a 3rd brake delete and no one will ever even kn...   Aug 6, 2018 - 8:44 AM
- - Box   Maybe '94-95 is 921 but '96-99 is 1156 for...   Aug 7, 2018 - 1:07 AM
|- - navseal345   QUOTE (Box @ Aug 7, 2018 - 1:07 AM) ...   Aug 7, 2018 - 7:08 AM
- - CoolZeen   they are different on my 94 it has one type and on...   Aug 7, 2018 - 12:04 PM
- - richee3   You inspired me to fix my 3rd brake light. Havenít...   Aug 21, 2018 - 12:26 PM
- - cheela   BUMP for update! I'm assuming that since y...   Aug 21, 2018 - 12:35 PM
- - richee3   3S? He told me he was pulling that 5.9 Cummins out...   Aug 21, 2018 - 12:44 PM
- - cheela   yes, you're right. The 3s is going in his truc...   Aug 21, 2018 - 1:52 PM
- - navseal345   Actually Cummins has a crate engine program. Expen...   Aug 21, 2018 - 6:40 PM
- - NgoFcukinWay   Do an LS4 swap and call it a day.   Aug 21, 2018 - 11:06 PM
- - navseal345   So back on October 6th w/ about 171,114miles; I c...   Nov 5, 2018 - 11:15 PM
- - cheela   HEY!...... you're suppose to be mid-swap b...   Nov 6, 2018 - 5:05 PM
|- - navseal345   QUOTE (cheela @ Nov 6, 2018 - 5:05 P...   Nov 6, 2018 - 8:32 PM
- - cheela   Just so you know... I already have a BEAMS that...   Nov 7, 2018 - 8:53 AM
- - Box   BEAMS 5S-GE?   Nov 7, 2018 - 5:20 PM
|- - bloodMoney   QUOTE (Box @ Nov 7, 2018 - 6:20 PM) ...   Nov 8, 2018 - 12:09 PM
|- - richee3   QUOTE (bloodMoney @ Nov 8, 2018 - 11...   Nov 8, 2018 - 12:43 PM
|- - navseal345   QUOTE (richee3 @ Nov 8, 2018 - 12:43...   Nov 8, 2018 - 2:02 PM
- - Box   Compound charged Franken-motor with VVT, that shou...   Nov 8, 2018 - 4:15 PM
- - BonzaiCelica   if only some computer nerd would make a base map f...   Nov 9, 2018 - 11:15 PM
- - navseal345   How long have you let your car sit/ in storage bef...   Feb 3, 2019 - 4:21 PM
|- - richee3   QUOTE (navseal345 @ Feb 3, 2019 - 3...   Feb 3, 2019 - 9:29 PM
|- - navseal345   QUOTE (richee3 @ Feb 3, 2019 - 9:29 ...   Feb 3, 2019 - 10:50 PM
- - navseal345   So... I drove the Celica today, first time since l...   Mar 17, 2019 - 10:56 PM
- - bloodMoney   Nice! Make sure it's ready for the sprin...   Mar 18, 2019 - 7:23 AM
- - cheela   ^that!   Mar 18, 2019 - 9:05 AM
- - navseal345   A little late but... A fellow member on here had ...   May 12, 2019 - 11:29 AM
- - Box   If you're concerned about water I'd just u...   May 12, 2019 - 3:00 PM
- - Bitter   Condom, LOL.   May 12, 2019 - 7:06 PM
- - Box   Family forum, balloon. That or use some rubber o...   May 12, 2019 - 7:53 PM
- - navseal345   On Wednesday the 10th I put some LED bulbs in the ...   Jul 12, 2019 - 7:36 AM
- - bloodMoney   Little updates are still updates.....   Jul 12, 2019 - 9:55 AM
- - Box   Updates without pictures is where you failed.   Jul 12, 2019 - 2:21 PM
- - navseal345   Update... Made you look! Haha *sigh*   Oct 12, 2019 - 11:18 PM
- - bloodMoney   Way to be....   Oct 14, 2019 - 8:01 AM
- - navseal345   Actually did stuffs to the car last weekend and th...   May 10, 2020 - 11:48 AM
- - navseal345   What?! I made some funnies... The broke forum ...   May 20, 2020 - 7:34 PM
|- - cheela   QUOTE (navseal345 @ May 20, 2020 - 7...   May 21, 2020 - 9:27 AM
- - navseal345   So back on May 2nd (2020 in case thats not clear) ...   May 24, 2020 - 10:50 AM
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