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Re: Altezza turbo project (Ireland)

Posted: Wed Dec 03, 2014 5:27 pm
by Trd Shane
RS Tom-Hundred wrote:Loving this car and exhaust looks great! :)


Cheers man :D

Re: Altezza turbo project (Ireland)

Posted: Fri Dec 05, 2014 9:08 am
by mlcoolj
haha, yeah, will you post up some pics when you get it installed?

Re: Altezza turbo project (Ireland)

Posted: Fri Dec 05, 2014 6:25 pm
by Trd Shane
mlcoolj wrote:haha, yeah, will you post up some pics when you get it installed?


I certainly Will man .. Probably after Christmas at this stage

Re: Altezza turbo project (Ireland)

Posted: Sat Dec 06, 2014 1:44 pm
by Trd Shane
Little video of the car up and running
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=AtDFjGI17Xw
Sounds class
Still loud even with a silencer sleeve in the exhaust hahaha

Re: Altezza turbo project (Ireland)

Posted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 10:34 pm
by starletburkie
Nice work

Re: Altezza turbo project (Ireland)

Posted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 7:20 pm
by Trd Shane
Quick update
Have purchased timing belt kit and water pump including tensioners and cam and crank seals (thanks to nick )
Unfortunately the belt it's self has gone missing but issue will be resolved soon and will have it soon :)
Also got apexi 1.8mm head gasket
Arp head bolts
Autobahn radiator hoses
Injector Orings
Rocker cover gasket
Spark plug gasket
New pilot bearing
New exhaust gasket
New intake gasket
New oil filter
Some 5w 30 fully synth oil
BKR7EIX11 NGK spark plugs
Fresh coolant
Diff oil
Gearbox oil
Some steering rack spacers
New tie rod
New anti roll bar bushing
New rear hub bushing
Radio fascia
And single din pocket
And all oem Toyota parts
Which cost me a bomb :D
But I hate spurious parts
Have also ordered a boost controller to :)

And is now booked into getting a remap in February

Hope to have these in the car within the next week or so
So I will have some nice pics and updates in due time
:D
Speak to you guys soon

Re: Altezza turbo project (Ireland)

Posted: Mon Feb 02, 2015 3:22 pm
by JZZ30
Ha almost the same parts ordered over here..

Lovely sounding car mate but you should consider to install a dump or recirc valve as the nice flutter sound is the charged air passing the turbo compressor wheel backwards after the throttle is shut (and rapidly slowing down the fast moving compressor wheel)! If you already got one installed you might want to recheck the preload as its seems to stiff.

That is no good for the turbocharger although it sounds sweet.. will not hurt the charger in short term but in the long run it will..

Re: Altezza turbo project (Ireland)

Posted: Mon Feb 02, 2015 5:34 pm
by Trd Shane
JZZ30 wrote:Ha almost the same parts ordered over here..

Lovely sounding car mate but you should consider to install a dump or recirc valve as the nice flutter sound is the charged air passing the turbo compressor wheel backwards after the throttle is shut (and rapidly slowing down the fast moving compressor wheel)! If you already got one installed you might want to recheck the preload as its seems to stiff.

That is no good for the turbocharger although it sounds sweet.. will not hurt the charger in short term but in the long run it will..


Yeah Ino mate :) turbo flutter is the business that was only after I installed it and have gotten dump valve welded into intercooler piping :) ..
.. Enjoy your build man .. Some crack so it is and some experience .. I hate been a mechanic sometimes but when your doing stuff like this I'm glad to be one :) :D

Re: Altezza turbo project (Ireland)

Posted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 11:10 am
by mlcoolj
That just sounds lovely! How much did the timingbelt kit cost you in the end? Saving up to do this this year...

Re: Altezza turbo project (Ireland)

Posted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 11:26 am
by paulotc
Shes coming along nicely will have my own up an running fingers crossed in the next couple of weeks still waiting on injectors and head gasket :)
Although i have sneaky suspicion that there is a cylinder down on compression so that will need attending to first.

Re: Altezza turbo project (Ireland)

Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 11:43 pm
by Trd Shane
mlcoolj wrote:That just sounds lovely! How much did the timingbelt kit cost you in the end? Saving up to do this this year...


Em can't remember exactly but around the 300 mark I think ...

On other news have the car completely stripped down now and I am currently cleaning up valves as there was a slight compression leak on cyc 3 and found one of the valve slightly blowing I decided to regrind all the valves into there seats have them all done except for three was putting the 4th last one in and turned around to get the valve spring compressor and turned back and the head slipped off the table onto the ground :( absaloute disaster .. That's what happens when you are working from 6;30 in the morning and still working at 11 at night .. So I packed it in and called it a night :( head seems to be ok slight ding in the corner so hoping to get away with it .. So pissed off ... Tiredness leads to stupid mistakes

Re: Altezza turbo project (Ireland)

Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 10:25 am
by RS Tom-Hundred
Damn! Sorry to hear about the dropped head. Fingers crossed that is ok and all goes back together ok :)

Re: Altezza turbo project (Ireland)

Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 10:29 am
by Trd Shane
It looks ok it's right on the corner beside head bolt and the dint didn't affect any sealing parts
Sure we will find out soon haha

Re: Altezza turbo project (Ireland)

Posted: Sun Feb 22, 2015 7:13 pm
by Trd Shane
So after getting the car back together I anxiously started the car to my believe it ran and started first go was a bit rattley at the start but it soon settled when it warmed up ran it for 45 min no bother to it then all of a sudden she starts running on three cylinders so I though another coil pack had failed as I only replaced one recently but turns out all the coil packs are good so I did a quick compression check and all cyclinders have good compression except cyclinder 3 which has none :( having pure bad luck with this car no I have to strip it all back down to see why there's no compression in cyc 3 and what failed :( think ill do a leak down test on that cylinder to see where it's loosing its compression

So with that been off the road I had to go and put my TRD Sports M Celica back on the road ... God I love that car :)

Re: Altezza turbo project (Ireland)

Posted: Sun Feb 22, 2015 11:37 pm
by hermit
You had bad compression on that cyclinder before tho didn't you? Maybe it's a ring away. Was it smokey at all before? Shame for that to happen after all the work you just put in lad.