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Howdy from malaysia

Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 7:08 am
by dr_brutallica
Hello guys,
I used to owned an IS300 back when I was studying in the US. Now I'm done with my study and back in Malaysia, I really miss the balanced FR handling. Thus, I bought a 1999 6-spd manual Altezza (JDM) yesterday. Everything is stock except the rims, exhaust and lowered spring. It's a sweet ride. Hope to learn a lot from this forum. thanks

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Re: Howdy from malaysia

Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2015 9:26 am
by RS Tom-Hundred
Welcome to the club! :) Looks like a nice Altezza :)

Re: Howdy from malaysia

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 7:20 am
by dr_brutallica
Thank you. I am looking to restore the car to be stock. Unfortunately it is hard to find altezza stock parts in my country.

Re: Howdy from malaysia

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 1:43 pm
by RS Tom-Hundred
Well if you change the front grill or badge, send me the Altezza badge in the post please! :P

Re: Howdy from malaysia

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 6:06 am
by dr_brutallica
By getting it to stock I meant the suspension and probably the exhaust. The exhaust is fujitsubo that I think it sounds great when accelerate, but probably not very good for my child's hearing.
BTW, I was wondering if it is normal for the exhaust to have strong fuel smell? It is as if the car is running rich. I was wondering if the O2 sensor is broken or something, but I didn't get any check engine lights. The fuel consumption is OK if I drive it like a civilized driver. But once I hammer it down, I could notice the gas needle drop fast.

Re: Howdy from malaysia

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 2:29 am
by dr_brutallica
Does anybody here have a picture of location of the oxygen sensor plug? I read it is located at the passenger side kick panel, but I failed to find it.

Re: Howdy from malaysia

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 10:57 am
by RS Tom-Hundred
Here you go mate :)

Where it plugs in (LH side in passenger footwell on a RHD car)
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Where the wire runs
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Where it goes through the bodywork
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The grommet under the car
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The grommet and wire running to the sensor in the downpipe
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Re: Howdy from malaysia

Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2015 6:30 am
by SilTezza
welcome.. should be fine to find altezza part in your country since there is many half cut shop..