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by Gojira san
Mon Jan 19, 2015 2:47 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission section
Topic: Engine Knocking! :( Big End Bearing!
Replies: 139
Views: 10452

Re: Engine Knocking/Rattle! :(

I'm Dave , -Gojira is both a reference to where i live, and the way i do business. :lol: I live near a racetrack in japan, and have got into "The crowd" that builds racecars here, so there is always somebody to ask, with 90% chance of being on the money. not a stranger to cars myself, i ca...
by Gojira san
Mon Jan 19, 2015 2:21 pm
Forum: Member's Cars / Projects
Topic: A JDM Daily driver.
Replies: 39
Views: 4950

Re: A JDM Daily driver.

He puts the Bicycle tube on the rim! between it and the tire sidewall! i am now more than curious... 10929232_364641533719263_3419749261077846869_n.jpg so he then inflates the tire, and as the tire inflates and seals with the rim bead? the tube pops off leaving a perfect seal!!!!! omg wtf!!!!!!!!!!!...
by Gojira san
Mon Jan 19, 2015 2:09 pm
Forum: Member's Cars / Projects
Topic: A JDM Daily driver.
Replies: 39
Views: 4950

Re: A JDM Daily driver.

so, i went to see my tire/wheel guy. said i need wheels for an Altezza. he says "lets look in the warehouse" 8) Bam! found these.... 10930158_364640800386003_1703149802712542064_n.jpg Work VS "vf" 18x7 -45 front, 18x9 -38 rears. with a little tweaking, these will do the job. and ...
by Gojira san
Mon Jan 19, 2015 1:49 pm
Forum: Member's Cars / Projects
Topic: A JDM Daily driver.
Replies: 39
Views: 4950

Re: A JDM Daily driver.

Thanks to the good folks at Autobacs, and some shop on ebay, the Audio is just waiting on a 2-din adapter fascia. 10942454_364639480386135_542337657809157532_n.jpg With a Carozzeria mp3/aux input head unit. 6" 3 ways from Clarion, and 6"/9" 5 ways also from Clarion. wires,adapters,and...
by Gojira san
Mon Jan 19, 2015 12:45 pm
Forum: Member's Cars / Projects
Topic: A JDM Daily driver.
Replies: 39
Views: 4950

A JDM Daily driver.

This is a build thread for my newest daily driver. a 1999 Toyota Altezza RS 200Z. 10943915_364639570386126_5496496071780593207_n.jpg it has 103,000 on the clock. and the previous owner did not care for him well. evidence of "Stance" and scraped lower panels. plus an obvious bump to the tra...
by Gojira san
Mon Jan 19, 2015 12:14 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission section
Topic: Engine Knocking! :( Big End Bearing!
Replies: 139
Views: 10452

Re: Engine Knocking/Rattle! :(

ok, so this might sound dumb, but i'd do it. ......... take a screwdriver, then use it to "listen" to the engine. putting it to your ear. and at various places on the engine. (beware the belts of course) . unless you have a mechanics stethoscope.... if it's inside the block, you can hear i...
by Gojira san
Mon Jan 19, 2015 3:28 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission section
Topic: commen causes for blue smoke ??
Replies: 5
Views: 597

Re: commen causes for blue smoke ??

yah, valve stem seals. it seems like you've been very lucky, and your car has had a good life.

but at 209,000 klms? a minor rebuild couldn't hurt. you could even take the opportunity to upgrade the internals. 8)
by Gojira san
Sun Jan 18, 2015 3:31 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission section
Topic: Engine Knocking! :( Big End Bearing!
Replies: 139
Views: 10452

Re: Engine Knocking/Rattle! :(

+1

Please let us all know what fixes it.





(also, awesome info tosh21)
by Gojira san
Sun Jan 18, 2015 2:12 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission section
Topic: Engine Knocking! :( Big End Bearing!
Replies: 139
Views: 10452

Re: Engine Knocking/Rattle! :(

150 is a fairly good price for a critical part. is that new? or used? it seems like a cheap fix if that's the case. - there are more expensive ways to not fix a problem if it's wrong. but if my guy says that's it? those are good odds. perhaps a cheaper used part could be tested to verify? i'm sorry ...
by Gojira san
Sun Jan 18, 2015 4:14 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission section
Topic: Engine Knocking! :( Big End Bearing!
Replies: 139
Views: 10452

Re: Engine Knocking/Rattle! :(

That makes much more sense. so if that gear/spring system fails, it would just be metal parts banging together fast and repeatedly? seems like a good candidate for the OP's problem. :D And you've rebuilt one, was yours making that noise too? could you maybe describe how to change out the pieces, for...
by Gojira san
Sat Jan 17, 2015 1:46 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission section
Topic: Engine Knocking! :( Big End Bearing!
Replies: 139
Views: 10452

Re: Engine Knocking/Rattle! :(

Dealing with a language barrier, :oops: what i understood was that it's the pulley/gear.- like it has some kind of clutch or something on the inside that operates the vvti???? . so in theory, if you got another of the pulleys, complete with attatched bits, and swapped them in. it should be fixed. he...
by Gojira san
Sat Jan 17, 2015 1:29 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission section
Topic: A serious question.
Replies: 9
Views: 800

Re: A serious question.

"they're just susceptible to bad gear changes/dropped clutches etc" This is something i want to avoid. as my friend knows, my driving style is *Cough*"Assertive"*cough* and i use every single Hp available. when he says i'd break the box, i trust him on that. so i was relieved to ...
by Gojira san
Sat Jan 17, 2015 8:32 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission section
Topic: A serious question.
Replies: 9
Views: 800

Re: A serious question.

While meeting my tuning guru today about another members engine problem, we got started talking about my Altezza, and what to do with it. he said something that blew my mind : "the Altezza AT is stronger than an Altezza MT" :shock: because the MT missions can spit out a gear easily and are...
by Gojira san
Sat Jan 17, 2015 8:02 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission section
Topic: Engine Knocking! :( Big End Bearing!
Replies: 139
Views: 10452

Re: Engine Knocking/Rattle! :(

Hope he can shed some light on it soon before I open everything up at the weekend :) Well, i saw my Guru today for you. and showed him your video. the good news is he was upbeat about it, the bad news is that he said it's most likely the VVt-i, the gears/pulley that control the vvti need to be swapp...
by Gojira san
Fri Jan 16, 2015 7:54 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission section
Topic: Engine Knocking! :( Big End Bearing!
Replies: 139
Views: 10452

Re: Engine Knocking/Rattle! :(

sorry, i got stuck out of town for a night, but will ask for an expert opinion for you ASAP. as i need to see him anyway about my own car.

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