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madRPM - 6-6-2011 at 01:09 PM

It's about time to start my overdue WIP. I bought Sleepyrz green 95.

Some cleaning is due

Starion FMIC

The trooper and gas black-hole (see, I can park the trailer:lachen:)

Another shot of the trooper

and the car is getting that guy since it came with the harness:

So far I got a set 195/50R15 Yokohama S Drive on the way along with ACT 6-puck solid hub and Heavy Duty Pressure Plate and

I cleaned the EFI pipe:

Primed the TMIC Bracket:

Removed the AC compressor and PS Pump since I got a manual rack for it:

The Manual Rack:

Rack Mounting Bracket:

Along with Manual Column:

I gathered some Simple Green and Red RTV to seal some junk. I also dropped the flywheel to be resurfaced, ordered an ACT 6-puck clutch with solid hub along with a Heavy Duty Pressure plate, a set of 195/50R15 Yokohama S Drive.

I also got the Valve Cover gasket kit, Cam Seal, Tie Rod and junk I don't remember.

Didn't do much so far really as I'm catching up on sleeping so I won't sleep at work.

Stay tuned

117 - 6-6-2011 at 01:28 PM


your learning so much already... how to clean

that you gotta plug the right plug into the right socket

that you gotta use tow mode if your towing

just cause it gets dark doesnt mean you cant work on a car

and that your girl is gonna kill you for buying a car while she was gone :deal:


117 - 6-6-2011 at 01:29 PM

you ever give trevor his automatic transmission back?

madRPM - 6-6-2011 at 01:37 PM

Quote: Originally posted by 117  

your learning so much already... how to clean

that you gotta plug the right plug into the right socket

that you gotta use tow mode if your towing

just cause it gets dark doesnt mean you cant work on a car

and that your girl is gonna kill you for buying a car while she was gone :deal:


Yes master.

Quote: Originally posted by 117  
you ever give trevor his automatic transmission back?

I did when I took the truck back

Goat - 6-6-2011 at 02:18 PM

that car is SO FAST!!!! man you should be beatin up the tracks by now!!! TIME IS WASTING!! :lachen:

sleepyrz - 6-6-2011 at 07:48 PM

lemme know when you run into any snags

i probably got an answer

117 - 7-6-2011 at 12:38 AM

like where did the plug for the knock sensor go?

sleepyrz - 7-6-2011 at 09:09 AM

o i have a fun one for that

so i sold the block from the 4efte that was in it to this guy down the street and so he took it to his shop and removed the engine there

he apparently had a hard time getting the knock sensor connector off the knock sensor

so he cut it off...........

i believe i threw a spare sensor clip and wire inside the car

but its a shielded cable so look up how to splice it in

madRPM - 7-6-2011 at 09:21 AM

I didn't tackle the wiring yet, I'm gathering junk that I missed in my parts list. I'm gonna start to clean the car out today.

I'm also wrestling with the bypass flange that goes on the EFI pipe, I need to put it back on

madRPM - 7-6-2011 at 02:32 PM

You talking about this guy right?

I plugged it in but didn't join it to the harness yet. Also, the Yokos I bought yesterday came in today, Tirerack FTMFW!!

I also popped the trunk to find a new deflated spare:

Moar Cleaning:

Had to go through the back seat to pop it:

Now, do those 2 wires go together?

White is from the power for the boost gauge and tach

The other came from the main harness:

More pics of my girls together:

[Edited on 6/7/2011 by madRPM]

4efteTercel - 7-6-2011 at 04:32 PM

Nice progress man! hope to see that 4e sitting in the bay soon :lachen:

sleepyrz - 7-6-2011 at 06:55 PM

that second set of wires that are black are from the clutch start switch leave it alone or cover them

the white wire is indeed for that

however if you follow the wires that go to the key one of them has a soldered on wsire and also a little splicing wire thingy doodad just on there

im pretty sure that wire is your switched 12v and the white wire used to be spliced into that littlred splicer thing

117 - 8-6-2011 at 11:34 AM

how about a side by side comparison of the stock tires and the new ones

MonsterTercel - 8-6-2011 at 02:28 PM

I want those S drives!!:curse:

But they too small! :weeping:

117 - 8-6-2011 at 04:57 PM

please show the damage on your old one.... the one i was waiting to drop to the ground when i was driving 85 down to miami because of the shaking and squealing :nono:

madRPM - 9-6-2011 at 04:18 PM

Pictures of the old girl along with the tire comparo will come soon. I went ahead to drop the manual rack and column today. The rack went in without a problem whereas the column, well:

The manual U-Joint:

Compared to the Power Steering U-Joint and column:

Another view of the current issue:

The lowering spring on the car:

The part number on the manual steering rack nut:

The nuts themselves:

And the part number for the screws:

Moar pics of the screws:

The mandrel bent snake which needs to be tucked in:

The car again:

I also bought a dual core radiator from an auto terc with fans. I also bought all the AC components which where intact; the o-rings and the R134 were still fresh from the lines, awesome!

GT_REVVA - 9-6-2011 at 04:27 PM


they sold u a ps column by mistake then?:dunno:

madRPM - 9-6-2011 at 04:38 PM

That's what I'm thinking or I'm missing something. I'm going back to that joint tomorrow if that's the case

GT_REVVA - 9-6-2011 at 04:45 PM

that's gotta be the case

when we did the manual rack on the Vtec Hunter and couldn't find a manual column, we had to weld an extension onto the ps column so it would reach the manual rack/u joint.:deal:

madRPM - 9-6-2011 at 04:59 PM

Cool. Time to go hunting again and bitch at them folks who sold me that column. Car-part told me that there are 2 manual columns in St Pete and 1 in Orlando; If I have to drive to Orlando, I really wont' be happy with the fhags who sold me the wrong column.

Just wanted to double-check with you:
-does the auto tranny bellhousing use the same bolts as the manual bellhousing?
-The TB gasket of the 1st gen Paseo is the same as the 4E TB, correct?

Also, I found out yesterday afternoon from the machine shop that Sleepyrz flywheel can't be resurfaced (after I called to check on the status of the job); a flywheel I dropped monday morning at 9am which was supposedly supposed to be done on tuesday morning, GAY!

The clutch is supposed to be here tuesday from the tracking number I received today.

GT_REVVA - 9-6-2011 at 05:06 PM

tranny bolts? i think the mt bolts are longer (think - it's been a while)

tb gasket? fo shizzle :deal:

my machine spot woulda resurfaced that fly - while u waited :smug:

madRPM - 9-6-2011 at 05:08 PM

I'm going out for that gasket and the bolts in a few.

I don't why I didn't think of giving you the flywheel. Want me to ship it to you?

[Edited on 6/9/2011 by madRPM]

GT_REVVA - 9-6-2011 at 05:09 PM

sure why not?:dunno:

drop it in a medium flat rate - i'll send it back along with the other stuff.:2thumbsup:

[Edited on 9-6-2011 by GT_REVVA]

madRPM - 9-6-2011 at 05:11 PM

Will send it to you first thing in the morning then! Did you get a chance to find that firewall cover?

U2U me the address btw

[Edited on 6/9/2011 by madRPM]

GT_REVVA - 9-6-2011 at 05:14 PM

haven't been to UPI all week - still waitin on that other dude.:irked:

oh, be sure to post a before pic o that fly...:smug:

madRPM - 9-6-2011 at 05:15 PM

You mean the dude with the forest on his chin :lachen:?

I will most definitely post a before pic :cool:

GT_REVVA - 9-6-2011 at 05:17 PM

nah not that guy:lachen:

another member here.

btw, you have u2u.

117 - 10-6-2011 at 09:56 AM


what we discussed over the phone yesterday....


madRPM - 10-6-2011 at 02:29 PM

Quote: Originally posted by 117  

what we discussed over the phone yesterday....


Would you like some Robitussin for that cough? :lachen:

I got the correct column and see the difference for yourself(Manual on the left and Power on the right):

The day's not over yet, so onto cleaning, wrenching and wiring

madRPM - 12-6-2011 at 10:00 AM

So I did more cleaning Friday and dropped the column:

Stripped the front end:

Did a little taping job on the connectors:

Although I taped that guy, I made sure water didn't get near it:

Some before pictures:

Now, the after:

Off course, I forgot to clean this guy:

And props to those guys:

And Yesterday, the owner asked me to get rid of the car and the motor or they will do it for me, meaning I had to tow the car and motor across town in a garage I used to intern at.

sleepyrz - 12-6-2011 at 06:39 PM

what did you use to clean it ?

madRPM - 13-6-2011 at 09:46 AM

Link is now fixed. The blue concoction is laundry detergent, powder laundry detergent and water.

117 - 15-6-2011 at 07:58 AM

............................... cough

Goat - 15-6-2011 at 08:08 AM

*cough cough*

madRPM - 15-6-2011 at 11:32 AM

Their must be a virus around T.O. :lachen:

Updates will be coming on Thursday though

fowcbler - 15-6-2011 at 01:44 PM

I was thinking the same thing...

117 - 18-6-2011 at 11:05 AM

COUGH.... it is saturday... which is past thursday.... cough

sleepyrz - 18-6-2011 at 06:12 PM

he said thursday like he didnt know it was tomorrow lol

117 - 18-6-2011 at 07:53 PM

"tighten lugnuts"


madRPM - 19-6-2011 at 12:17 AM

So my clutch came in Tuesday. I ordered a 6-puck solid hub but got:

The HD Pressure Plate:

The new throw-out bearing along with the clutch alignment tool

I also pulled the valve cover to replace the gasket along the gasket for the plug tubes:

Other Horrible shots:

Pulled the water pump:

New one in:

I dunno why but I painted the TMIC bracket:

Also, where does this big-ass nipple go?

Last shot before she got tucked in

Tucked in:

Did the plugs, the thermostat and cleaned various parts. The flywheel looks sexy as :censored:, Kudos to Revva's machinist. I didn't take any after pictures but will do very soon.

The rear main seal and the timing belt also came in. Best part of having everything (mostly) is realizing that I forgot to buy the bolts for the pressure plate, those are coming in on Tuesday.

I probably forgot some other jazz but I will add them as they come.

sleepyrz - 19-6-2011 at 11:29 AM

you didnt realize that the TB was capped off ?
then took off the thing that capped it and now your asking where it goes?


madRPM - 19-6-2011 at 11:59 AM

I didn't swap the TB, another kid I was with did it while I was cleaning the valve cover; I'm gonna cap it then.

And quit slapping yourself :lachen:

sleepyrz - 19-6-2011 at 04:01 PM

that was the one with the piece of hose and bolt in it

over the years ive come to realize that rubber nipples are garbage and will blow out and get old and degrade

so i just use a short length of hose and thread a bolt into it

and you ll never have to worry as long as you use a good hose

117 - 26-6-2011 at 12:17 PM

.................. :pics2:

4efteTercel - 27-6-2011 at 12:45 PM

Any updates bro!? :pics2:

117 - 27-6-2011 at 12:54 PM

there is an update... and all i got from him was a promise of pics

Goat - 27-6-2011 at 12:59 PM


[Edited on 27-6-2011 by silent_night88]

tr0ublemaker03 - 27-6-2011 at 01:03 PM

Quote: Originally posted by 117  
there is an update... and all i got from him was a promise of pics

pics nao...or BAN!

Goat - 28-6-2011 at 12:57 PM



117 - 29-6-2011 at 12:05 AM

thursday expect pictures... lets just say it has made quite a bit of progress :deal:

GT_REVVA - 29-6-2011 at 07:55 AM

really tho

you guys need to stop spammin people's wip and let em update in their own time

i know y'all are tryina encourage but, it's gettin to be a spamfest now

madRPM - 30-6-2011 at 07:47 PM

Alright. Since I haven't had much time in my hand, this is what I did in a week, give or take.

I prepped the hubs for the inexpensive big brake kit:

Using this guy:

And the result:

I dropped in the ALK/Castor Kit. I didn't snap any pics of installed but, i got too happy with a wheel:

You will also need this guy:

In this size, to install the ALK/Castor Kit:

New tie rods:

New ball joints:

Thought I'd throw in the part number of OE Rear discs with bearings:

And the cube tool for the rear caliper:

Along with the part number of the cube tool:

New motor mount:

Oh, and the craftsmanship of the genius I asked to pull the crank seal for me while I went out to get the ball joints:

Clutch is in:

The plethora of bolts related to the tranny from Toyota:

Tranny out:

Not too naked engine bay:

Sad girl waiting for a heart:

Patiently waiting may I add:

Now, on to wiring. The knock sensor wire whose shielding is separated from its signal wire as instructed:

Soldered and shrink-wrapped:

And taped:

The IAT wires got the same treatment:

Tranny is mated after much wiggling:

Hanging 1.3:

She's happier already:

She's content she got a new heart:

A pair of Yokos mounted and balanced by yours truly:

Difference between Auto and Manual lower radiator mounting bracket:

Everything is in. (Note the AC lines, 117 :lachen:)

I cranked it. She cranked vigorously but didn't start. The guys at the shop are convinced that she doesn't have spark because they tried to arc the plug wires but to no avail. After I remembered that the test is supposed to be performed at night, I'm kinda leaning towards the problem similar to what troublemaker encountered.

Before we had a chance to do some diagnosing, Buzz Killington announced his presence:

And made one helluva entrance and killed the day:

Now, the vid I made before Buzz Killington came through: (I realized the volume on the camera was about 1/3 high, so crank your speakers to hear how she spins)

Dem boys at the shop said that they'll run some test on the coil and ignitor and give me some updates throughout the day

[Edited on 7/1/2011 by madRPM]

GT_REVVA - 30-6-2011 at 08:13 PM

ok first of all lemme just say

loading all of those pics caused my computer to die



DEATH :curse:



you say mucho cranky - no starty?

and you guys narrowed it down to a no spark issue? for sure?

coil bolted down?

remember this thing had an emanage installed which is no longer there

and that the emanage installation requires interruption of an igniter (and map) signal :lachen::lachen:

check that

if you still have trouble, come pick me up and we go get that puppy done:smug:

btw - much thanks for the before and after pics of the flywheel :hand:

that's why i sent buzz killington for yer azz

jfwy man - good progress:2thumbsup:

madRPM - 30-6-2011 at 08:38 PM


The ECU is not talking to the ignitor eh? Makes sense.

Tell you what, how about you send that EMB for a fee?

I'm not too confident on tackling the wiring.

117 - 2-7-2011 at 10:12 AM

................... talk to sleepyrz... he has god knows how many just laying around

lol... ct9 with a 3" mandrel exhaust :rotf::rotf::rotf::rotf::rotf:

[Edited on 2-7-2011 by 117]

tr0ublemaker03 - 2-7-2011 at 10:18 AM

[rquote=525414&tid=46196&author=117lol... ct9 with a 3" mandrel exhaust :rotf::rotf::rotf::rotf::rotf:

[Edited on 2-7-2011 by 117][/ rquote]

not funny! that's what I have!


4efteTercel - 2-7-2011 at 11:17 AM

Try checking your am2 fuse, and the four brown ground wires that bolt to the intake manifold. I have had issues with no spark and fuel from both of those.

117 - 2-7-2011 at 11:37 AM

Quote: Originally posted by driftit86  
Try checking your am2 fuse, and the four brown ground wires that bolt to the intake manifold. I have had issues with no spark and fuel from both of those.

it is an EMB harness without the EMB :blah:

madRPM - 2-7-2011 at 01:35 PM

What he said ^^^^^. I hooked up the map sensor yesterday. Since the shop is closed today, I won't be able to do anything till monday for the ignitor wire.

I'll keep you guys posted!

4efteTercel - 4-7-2011 at 09:37 PM

Any progress bro ?!

117 - 5-7-2011 at 08:54 AM

he is finishing bypassing the ignitor wire and map signal and it should be starting... then he has intercooler piping to do, etc... just the minor details

vrrooommmm.... it is alive :bananarock:

[Edited on 5-7-2011 by 117]

madRPM - 7-7-2011 at 12:29 AM

As 117 pointed out, the wiring issue is resolved and the car starts. I got a few gremlins to kill but that's for later on today.

I dropped in the strut bar:

Note how it's hitting the fuel feed line:

A better view (it needs to be shim'ed):

I mated the exhaust to the DP:

And also dropped the 4-point lower arm bar along with the front swaybar:

Rear swaybar dangling:

And installed:

Tire comparo as requested earlier in the thread (note that they have the same diameters i.e. unaffected speedo):

Steelies specs:

New axles since the booths on the old ones were rotted:

And a starting vid (note how lazy she is to get going once cranked, I need to kill the fat-ass gremlin causing that ish)

And another vid with a boost gauge shot (the car was in gear and I didn't realize that until I saw the speedo. Since the car didn't have the axles in, it wasn't that bad but i slapped myself nonetheless):

The rear arm couldn't fit because of the exhaust and the fender brace will go in sometime soon.

QCphil - 7-7-2011 at 01:11 AM

Nice work!

117 - 7-7-2011 at 08:45 AM

get it aligned and get rid of the crap you are currently driving :deal:

fowcbler - 7-7-2011 at 08:49 AM


very nice...glad you got it running.

GA noob - 7-7-2011 at 10:03 AM

good job sir, its a fun process huh?

GT_REVVA - 7-7-2011 at 11:44 AM

Ok so now that it cranks and idles, have u tried moving the distributor to see if that has any effect on the

If that has no effect, timing might be off a tooth on the belt side.

117 - 7-7-2011 at 11:53 AM

race car idle :deal:

sleepyrz - 7-7-2011 at 01:14 PM

fowcbler - 7-7-2011 at 01:37 PM


that needs to be trademarked...

Goat - 7-7-2011 at 01:58 PM

yea...we need that as the forum headliner!!! LOL

fowcbler - 7-7-2011 at 02:00 PM

DO IT!!!!!


madRPM - 7-7-2011 at 04:36 PM

Quote: Originally posted by 117  
get it aligned and get rid of the crap you are currently driving :deal:

Don't knock it after she took you out sweetheart, she has more battle scars than yours will ever dream of :rotf:

Quote: Originally posted by fowcbler  
very nice...glad you got it running.

Thanks man :2thumbsup:

Quote: Originally posted by GA noob  
good job sir, its a fun process huh?

You can put it that way

Quote: Originally posted by GT_Revva  

Ok so now that it cranks and idles, have u tried moving the distributor to see if that has any effect on the

If that has no effect, timing might be off a tooth on the belt side.

I didn't mess with the distributor yet. I will try what you say and give you feedback tomorrow.
It's weird that she idles and free-revs clean to the limiter and whenever I go out to take it for a spin, it's like I never even squeeze the gas pedal

Quote: Originally posted by 117  
race car idle :deal:

That was because the IAC was cracked in 3 places, plus the nipple that goes to the IM was ruptured. I ran to yard and found ONE Paseo which was fresh in, so I grabbed it and it idles like a street car now.

I also got the interior carpet at the yard also. I forgot my cam at the shop so no pics today.

GT_REVVA - 7-7-2011 at 08:59 PM

You mean it free revs to the limiter with pep but drives lazy?
If so, check cam timing.

:haha::haha: @ that pic...didn't even see that it said RACECAR in tbd corner lol

madRPM - 8-7-2011 at 05:46 PM

She now drives. The timing was indeed off on the cam. I need to now solve that heater hose issue and she'll be road worthy. I'll upload some pix in a few.

How did you know it was cam timing Revva?

GT_REVVA - 9-7-2011 at 08:21 AM

:dunno: RACECAR? :lachen:

jus sounded like a timing issue - whether static or dynamic..

glad she's runnin :2thumbsup:

madRPM - 9-7-2011 at 01:57 PM

Not Racecar yet :lachen:

Just like Revva said:

The timing mark was on the right of the hole. I found this guy cracked in 4 places:

Buzz Killington said hi again:

Cleaned the stripped interior before laying the carpet:

Thought I'd post this pic just for shi1t and giggle:

A better perspective:

When I jacked the car without braces, only the 'jacked' area lifts, meaning the frame was twisting.

I didn't have time to post pics of the interior along with the trunk carpet installed. MBC is also hooked up.

That high idle is also kicking me in the nuts. More combing through the system is required then :dunno:

117 - 9-7-2011 at 11:34 PM

stripped car = power adder

Turd-cel - 12-7-2011 at 07:07 PM

You're right, these cars do twist a bit when they get jacked.
I'm curious to see how the car handles with that lower 4 point brace.

Goat - 13-7-2011 at 08:00 AM

quick question...where can someone get ahold of that 4 point brace?

117 - 13-7-2011 at 08:31 AM

or ebay (search EP82)... all that info and more are in this thread

Goat - 13-7-2011 at 08:45 AM

sweet thanks sir!!

117 - 16-7-2011 at 09:34 AM


I have just been informed that rockauto brake pads suck balls and have faded after just three laps on Gainesville Road Course... that is all

[Edited on 16-7-2011 by 117]

tersplat - 16-7-2011 at 11:52 AM

are they race pads or street pads. if they are street pads, you shouldn't be suprised.

sleepyrz - 16-7-2011 at 06:37 PM

they are bargain bin street pads

so they really wont even do all that well on the street

madRPM - 18-7-2011 at 01:32 PM

Yea, dem biches were smoking barely 5 laps :bah:. I got some footage coming, nothing big but something anyway.

I'm torn between Carbotech XP8s or Hawk DTC-60s, any inputs?

sleepyrz - 18-7-2011 at 02:13 PM


madRPM - 18-7-2011 at 02:24 PM

I'll get that shit as soon as I get paid then. Do braided lines really make a difference?

mantafelix - 18-7-2011 at 05:56 PM

Quote: Originally posted by madRPM  

Do braided lines really make a difference?

Simple answer: YES

madRPM - 19-7-2011 at 08:44 AM

Thanks! ^^^^

Here's vid from my friend's GoPro, making my life miserable in his 313whp blown Honda 200 on pretty much slicks and XP8s in one heat:

Note that the car it was pretty tame due to lack of brakes. No brakes means no late-braking.

Note: every time I brake before going to a corner, I'm actually pumping the damn pedal to get some bite

117 - 2-8-2011 at 09:59 AM

cough.... what we talked about... cough

madRPM - 2-8-2011 at 06:57 PM

I need everything before I start working. Won't post about it until then

madRPM - 12-8-2011 at 02:30 PM

So the car threw a Code 31 (MAP Sensor) and a Code 52 (knock sensor). Code 31 was because the map sensor was hooked up to a Greedy EMB, it went away as soon as I reset the ECU. As for Code 52, it was assumed that the knock sensor was bad, so i went ahead and swapped one from a DIS I have but the code persisted. Check out the sensors:

The 4E one:

The DIS one:

Side by side:

Revva then concluded that the wiring was at fault and boy was he right. Saying that the soldering job was sh1tty is a serious understatement:

And the result was posted somewhere in the thread while the soldering was suppose to look like this:

and the end result, like this:

BTW, I went down to Miami so the man can fix it btw. Also the knock sensor needs a 27mm deep socket and here's what it looks like when you jump TE1 and E1 to get codes:

2nd and 3rd pull with the knock sensor code @ 12lbs:

3rd gear pull with the knock sensor code @ 12lbs:

A 3rd gear pull on the highway on my way home @ 10lbs, note the difference:

I just love those shots, I took em while swapping the knock sensor:

92 CYNOS-FL - 12-8-2011 at 09:57 PM

this is to me one of the best threads that i have seen in
awesome work.
that track video looks so much fun, am amazed.
good luck

GT_REVVA - 12-8-2011 at 11:05 PM

was a 3rd gear pull really that slow with the code 52??:yikes:

madRPM - 12-8-2011 at 11:40 PM

Quote: Originally posted by 92 CYSNO-FL  
this is to me one of the best threads that i have seen in
awesome work.
that track video looks so much fun, am amazed.
good luck

Thanks boss. Just working on repping Tercels out there. Some folks don't even know what a Tercel is.

madRPM - 12-8-2011 at 11:43 PM

Quote: Originally posted by GT_REVVA  
was a 3rd gear pull really that slow with the code 52??:yikes:

I'm telling you boss, it was painful.
The ECU is throwing Code 42 after about 20mns of driving, any idea what might cause this?

117 - 13-8-2011 at 11:47 AM

your car is crying... it want more stuff


madRPM - 20-8-2011 at 04:24 PM

So I did a bit of cleaning. I cleaned the interior and the window which desperately needed it using:

Here's the before:

And the after:

I also installed my old air filter:

I also got the wastegate flap on my future turbo welded shut for 20 bucks:

I got a mani from aroldo today, bomb-ass packaging:

And that 3rd runner:

I did some work on it but didn't take after pics. However, here's something you guys might find interesting:

FlushTerc - 20-8-2011 at 06:19 PM

Quote: Originally posted by 117  

I have just been informed that rockauto brake pads suck balls and have faded after just three laps on Gainesville Road Course... that is all

[Edited on 16-7-2011 by 117]

well if your gonna track or race your car then hawk hp+ pads are the way to go

GT_REVVA - 20-8-2011 at 08:04 PM

very informative flow test indeed

sure you wanna use that manifold for your turbo upgrade??

madRPM - 20-8-2011 at 08:53 PM

Not for upgrade boss; as a replacement for the current one as I did some work on it. I'll post pics tomorrow.

117 - 21-8-2011 at 01:00 PM

What the slow is going on here?

madRPM - 21-8-2011 at 01:09 PM

Ask your DIS :lachen:

117 - 21-8-2011 at 01:13 PM

Quote: Originally posted by madRPM  
Ask your DIS :lachen:

touché el pussycat

Goat - 5-10-2011 at 09:01 AM


any updates?




madRPM - 6-10-2011 at 03:38 PM

Indeed there are updates, minor updates but updates nonetheless.

I bought a 5" 8K Monster Tach so i can actually see the digits (this tach is temporary):

I installed it and it works nice:

Tidying up a bit:

I installed my Carbotech XP8s, new rotors and replace my fluid with some ATE Super Blue (no pics) to go to Sebring for a NASA track day, here are some pics of me and my friend's blown Honda 2000:

Geeking out over an actuall GT40

That Mini spun out after it hit a patch of dirt. 1 of 5 FWD out of may be 100 cars. A woman was driving it, she's awesome:

It was just body panels, she's the one on the left. When I asked her what's next, she said strip it and make it a dedicated track car :love:. Not the best ass but very cute with a smile to match, awesome lines and very aggressive on the track. Her friend is very nice also

The only Toyotas out there was a bone stock ST185 with slicks and my Tercel. I will upload more pics but now, a mini-vids of some cars barrelling down a straight:

Now, I put 34lbs (cold) in the front and 30lbs (cold) of air in the rear, I would like some insights about the 2 pics below about whether or not there were too much or not enough air,


Also, seeing how the Honda 2000 had all 4 tires clean, it makes me wonder if the 24mm ARB was a bit too aggressive for Sebring, see for yourself
Debris on the front:

Debris on the rear:

The action shot should be in sometime soon as I should expect something like 80-100 different shots or so the track photographer said.

Inputs on the last 4 pics above?

kennymp3 - 6-10-2011 at 04:04 PM

Do you need a white faced 2nd gen paseo cluster?

madRPM - 6-10-2011 at 04:08 PM

Had one but sold it to 117, do you hate the bigass tach that bad? I got a cluster I wanna put together once I drop the 5E back in, thus why the tach is temporary.

[Edited on 10/6/2011 by madRPM]

kennymp3 - 6-10-2011 at 04:15 PM

Nah...... I dont hate it, but I do think the stock 'seo one looks a bit cleaner?
If you need one I have a spare for cheap.

madRPM - 6-10-2011 at 04:17 PM

Cool. It does look cleaner but what I'm cooking up is way more sexy.

117 - 7-10-2011 at 08:14 AM

his engine rev's higher than 6200 rpms meaning the paseo cluster needle will keep bouncing uselessly :deal:

QCphil - 7-10-2011 at 09:32 PM

Starlet Glanza cluster maybe?

madRPM - 7-11-2011 at 05:57 PM

Minor updates: I bought a catch can from a friend and a FMIC.

I'm getting other hoses soon. As soon as I find another one, this one is going to the N/A side:

Although not noticeable, I gave her a bath:

FMIC size:

The packaging:

A better perspective of the size:

I'll take better pictures of the catch can when I get better hoses.

117 - 8-11-2011 at 12:36 AM

Your doing it wrong... It isn't on the car... Lol

117 - 23-11-2011 at 06:14 PM

117 - 23-11-2011 at 06:16 PM

117 - 23-11-2011 at 06:18 PM

117 - 23-11-2011 at 06:19 PM

Proff that stock hawk runs 14" can fit over the corolla brakes

madRPM - 23-11-2011 at 06:52 PM

She looks so slow :weeping:

Also, the little stop demo was done not even jamming the brakes. 117 just loves those brakes :rotf:

Shame on you for not getting the full clutch dump :angry:

[Edited on 11/23/2011 by madRPM]

117 - 23-11-2011 at 06:58 PM

Shame on you for not putting all those parts you have in storage on your car... Shame on you for not replacing that bad bearing, shame on you for running a stock set up, shame on you for not fixing your headlights, shame on you for not changing your oil, shame on you for running a tmic...

And you say shame on me -_-

madRPM - 23-11-2011 at 07:01 PM

Guilty :lachen:

117 - 25-11-2011 at 09:20 AM

Guessing no one likes the pictures or videos I posted? Lol

madRPM - 15-1-2012 at 12:08 PM

So I decided to install my fender braces and here's how it went down:

I marked reference points for alignment:

I then propped the hood:

Opened my door to get this screw out

Then this sneaky one

The obvious ones say hi when you pop the hood

Pop the headlight and corner light out to get those two out

and this one (part of popping the headlight):

Take the bumper out for this one

Pull that little guy

Along with the 2 plastic tabs holding the fender liner:

All that for.... drumroll....


I found out why my fender was always buzzing, the spot-weld split:

I also found some keys:

I just love those shots:

I also got from wheels (kudos for packaging):

It's a Starlet C52 along with FMIC piping:

Got too excited and assembled the cold side:

and the hot side that needs to be completed:

I also got a DP and a CT9 hot pipe from Glenn:

As pissed off as I was about the brace not fitting, I went in to swap the DP anyway, sweat my balls off to get the 02 sensors out, ran out of patience and threw the stocker back on.

I'll take another wack at the DP when I get the exhaust tucked so I can install the rear arm brace.

117 - 15-1-2012 at 12:13 PM

You get those lca bushings on yet?

madRPM - 15-1-2012 at 12:29 PM

Not yet, dunno what I'm waiting on but not yet

117 - 15-1-2012 at 02:58 PM

and hurry up and get that fmic on already... lol

Malibuguy - 15-1-2012 at 06:33 PM

my tires do similar things, but not as bad

117 - 11-2-2012 at 01:43 PM

117 - 11-2-2012 at 01:44 PM

Thought you were an HKS wh0re :deal:

madRPM - 12-2-2012 at 01:15 AM

Here are some minor updates.

I got a Blitz BOV:

The box with the Katakana all over:

Some part number:

The Blitz greeting:

Moar Katakana:

What's in the box:

The valve itself:


Business end:

Yokohama fuel line FTW :lachen:

Worm-gear clamps and T-fitting:

And a flange with a gasket:

Since I was bored today, I pulled the TD04L out of storage and partially disassembled it:

It came from mini-stash:

The realignment pin on the compressor cover:

The compressor cover has been degreased and is ready for the polishing process:

After the 600-grit wet pass:

After the 1000-grit wet pass:

After the 1500-grit wet pass:

Lastly, the 2000-grit wet pass:

A close-up:

I degreased the compressor cover again to start applying the polishing compound:

Coarse compound is done. I drain the battery of the drill and half-way through the second one to get:

A more flattering angle:

Another flattering angle:

The CHRA of the TD04L just kicking it by the compressor wheel destined to fuel the 5E:

I'll apply two more compounds tomorrow to see what she'll look like. A Greedy EMB is on the way btw.

[Edited on 2/12/2012 by madRPM]

madRPM - 16-2-2012 at 04:14 PM

So something came in the mail yesterday:

What do you know, it's the Greedy EMB:

117 - 16-2-2012 at 06:15 PM

So.... Plug it in already

St_Mu69 - 16-2-2012 at 07:25 PM

Is this fender bar fit 4th gen?

rainmaker9239 - 16-2-2012 at 08:29 PM

Good progress brada. My TD04L is still sittin in the garage. I threw a $110 yard sale sticker on is this weekend. All the old people who came and bought some stuff didn't give it a look lol:rotf:

madRPM - 13-3-2012 at 05:05 PM

So, I kinda took care of my oil leak and proceeded on other aspects of the car. I installed the DP and holy boost creep batman! She does sound sexier though (vids to come). Now for the updates with pics.

I finally wired my amplifier, pics are halfway through the job:

And bought some 4.5" Boston Acoustics for the front with baffles (need to get some for the rear):

Bought a new tranny mount:

Installed the BOV:

Bought a USB-USB serial cable for the Greedy:

And I proceeded on the hooking the Greedy back up. I turned the switch on, no juice to the Greedy and I'm like :censored: it, another time.

Today was that other time. For whatever reasons, my genuis self hooked the Greedy back up again and no happy LEDs and I decided to do more homework.

I double-checked the jumper settings and the rotary switches, everything checked out. Double-checked the very, very few wires to hook up and then my blonde moment finally kicked in: No LEDs = no juice sweetheart. Right after my blonde revelation, I noticed a dangling red wire coming from the Greedy harness and I'm like "hum, red = power and dangling red = no fukcing power you dumb :censored:" so I holla'ed at Revva to see where he tapped the wire because it seems like the connector has been ripped clean of its source and the man delivered, as usual.

so, I grabbed the only roll of wire I had around (18-gauge speaker wire) and did a better job (I think) at soldering the severed:

Now, I connected the Greedy back up, hooked it to the laptop , lo and behold:

I then tried to crank it and it fired up, idled for 2 seconds and died. Tried that 3 to 4 times and it died. Last attempt resulted in (excuse my language in the vid as I was still hating myself for the blonde moment):

Now, since the flash is steady, I can't tell which code it is feels like a code 11 (Incorrect wiring or disconnected airflow signal) so I disconnected the Greedy and will go at it another day

[Edited on 3/13/2012 by madRPM]

rainmaker9239 - 13-3-2012 at 08:25 PM

Mine flashes. I thought i read somewhere that flashing just means that its working. If flashing is bad then mine has been that way for over a year n half. But i still have my boost cut eliminated so i'm happy. BTW nice lanyard addition to your keys, i seem to have the same mod :pepper:

ugabuga - 13-3-2012 at 09:30 PM

Nice! I haven't been on here in years. Glad to see people are still building tercels :)

rainmaker9239 - 13-3-2012 at 10:37 PM

People aren't building tercels, they are building RACECARS, well except for 117. He's building rangers:dunce:

117 - 14-3-2012 at 01:38 AM

Quote: Originally posted by rainmaker9239  
People aren't building tercels, they are building RACECARS, well except for 117. He's building rangers:dunce:

i drive a ranger... and build bikes and race cars... you know, the simple stuff like working on slow stuff 12 sec and faster

rainmaker9239 - 14-3-2012 at 08:44 AM


madRPM - 14-3-2012 at 01:37 PM

Look who's back from the dead! How you been man?

Now, I read the manual again and and since my Active LED is solid, there is no code and the Interaction LED means that the Greedy is talking to the Laptop.

2 blonde moments in a day... :weeping:

madRPM - 28-4-2012 at 11:09 AM

So last week, I decided to hack the car to install this guy:

They supplied brackets with 0.2" slots and .25" screws so I whipped this guy out:

Note the difference:

After hacking the bumper support:

Then the bumper:

The piping is done but I didn't take any pictures of it yet. I also decided to mount the AC Compressor to have AC as sweating in the car when it's raining is not what I look forward to this summer:

If you guys ever decided to add AC to your 5th gen and don't have the extension that goes between the compressor and the main harness, you know, this guy:

Here's the part number:

I also decided to put up this vid for you guys (don't mind the noisy engine, took care of it already):

Also got some bushings and some other goodies on the way

sleepyrz - 28-4-2012 at 02:11 PM

i believe you need to cut off the front tab piece of the fender braces and have them welded on

i know ive seen them on a tercel and i think thats what he had to do

the door hinges line up with the bolt holes right

its just the front part is too high

so either bend it or cut it off and weld it

madRPM - 4-6-2012 at 09:39 PM

^^ I'll look into that and get back to you.

So I decided to get a better exhaust manifold for the car and decided to go with a WEPR one:

Here are the famous cracks of the stocker:

A better view:

Also decided to put new shocks in for Sebring:

One rear shock:

And its replacement:

Hot-Roddin' like a MF:

This packaged got overnighted from Japan, literally:

Don't believe me? Check it out:

It contained:


and JDM Instructions:

Lastly, I decided to throw my old/new master and clutch slave cylinder:

Which needs to be bled like my life depends as the car won't go in gear.

I need to take pictures of the EBC installed, FMIC piping as promised and some other stuff. I'll keep you guys posted.

rainmaker9239 - 4-6-2012 at 10:15 PM

Sweet job Mad, you HKS hore, lol. Just please put the pictures up so i don't have to lay on my left side to look at them, lol:dunce:

Notice any difference with those shifter bushings?

BoostRevolution - 5-6-2012 at 02:34 AM

Sick build bro. Where did u get the sw clutch line?

madRPM - 6-6-2012 at 08:53 PM

It went into gear after "drastic methods" of bleeding it, finally! The new shocks just killed my alignment as expected so I'm going for one on saturday.

@BoostRevolution: Thanks man, I got the line custom made. When I find the receipt, I'll scan it so everybody will have a list of the fittings.

riko666 - 8-6-2012 at 11:52 AM

HKS Whores together :love:

mulberry - 8-6-2012 at 07:07 PM

Where have you been Riko??

4efteTercel - 12-6-2012 at 10:16 AM

What purpose does the hks evc-s have on the 4e? I thought they where meant for tuning vehicles with variable valve timing systems?

117 - 15-6-2012 at 09:32 PM

It is an ebc... so does what every other ebc can do... electronically control what psi you turbo is pushing

basically just an hks thing he can drool over... lol

madRPM - 16-6-2012 at 11:49 AM

^^ What he said. Also, 4eftetercel, what you are thinking about is the HKS VVT Controller, a different animal.

And yes, moar HKS to come to satisfy the whoarness in me

[Edited on 6/17/2012 by madRPM]

[Edited on 6/17/2012 by madRPM]

rainmaker9239 - 16-6-2012 at 07:31 PM

your such a HKS w-h-o-r-e

riko666 - 17-7-2012 at 07:02 AM

Quote: Originally posted by mulberry  
Where have you been Riko??

Hollar - pardon the lapse, but moved country again and work's eaten away all my time.

Yeah, I work now :lachen:

4efteTercel - 17-7-2012 at 08:50 PM

Ya I was thinking about the vvt controller. my mistake.

madRPM - 17-7-2012 at 10:02 PM

After my experience at Sebring of seeing-the-turbo-hanging-by-one-nut between heats, I decided to buy those:

A 3" for the DP to exhaust on the left and 2" for the turbine housing inlet (no more fukcing nuts and bolts)

Since my tires are getting bald and my wet experience at Sebring was less than stellar due to those tires, I ponied up for a set of S Drives again because I just LOVE those tires:

I also ponied up for one of those to keep the boost in check. Could have saved some cash and gotten the F38 instead but my experience with mon-OE style bolts and heat has not convinced me othewise.

I think the purple will look nice on the "Prada green" *cough*and it's close to HKS purple *cough*

What's in the box. Note the sh1t load of springs it came with.

And coming soon to a nasty-ass DIS near you:

The runners will get blended with the ports and that 60mm TB is getting chucked for a 55mm V6 Camry TB.

I'll put up pics when the Vband get welded to the turbine housing and the exhaust manifold, turbine housing and DP get ceramic coated.

[Edited on 9/26/2012 by madRPM]

rainmaker9239 - 17-7-2012 at 10:59 PM

Nice stuff man! Can't wait to go playin around again bro. You coulda saved some money for more HKS stuff and did the emanage EBC trick. It works man:deal:

madRPM - 26-9-2012 at 07:04 PM

Time for some progress:

Oil Pressure Gauge:

Oil Temperature Gauge:


The happy bunch:

The beginning of my oil system:
The Greedy sandwich plate:

This adapter from Earl will be mated to the Greedy. Note the fittings: black = from the block = "dirty" and silver = clean = from filter:

The remote mount from Earl also:

The 3 musketeers:

I also had the turbine housing taken care of also. Need to to do some blending on the inlet:

Took this pic after I washed her (few weeks old pic):

I got the above components a while back but never posted the pics. After the next track day, I'll get an oil cooler and thermostat depending on how high my oil temp is.

My manifold and DP are coming from Sacha soon. I'll just need to get my injectors cleaned, FPR and water injection kit and I'm off to see Revva for a tune

[Edited on 9/27/2012 by madRPM]

117 - 28-9-2012 at 08:00 PM

so... whens it going to a body shop?

rainmaker9239 - 29-9-2012 at 07:43 AM

I like the rugged look better. Stay away from the body shop mang. A true beastly sleeper it will become:deal: Watch out Sebring!

117 - 29-9-2012 at 07:48 AM

If it ain't mint looking it is wrong... He knows to keep a mostly stock appearance :deal:

madRPM - 3-11-2012 at 09:55 AM

Since I bought tires for 15s, I never entertained the idea of buying new shoes because I wanted to get 16s but oh well... guess they will go on the AE102 when the time comes.

Here's a last before picture:

And the after:

Being an anxious sum:censored:, I didn't even bother checking if the wheels clear the calipers and dropped the car. Tried to roll it in neutral to finish torquing my wheels and that car wouldn't budge:

Oh, btw:

Got some 5mm spacers from Pepboys and fixed the problem. Now, as Sacha announced earlier:

The Vband mania:

Due to bolts getting loose:

And me saying HELL NO!!!!! to uncontrolled boost, loose nuts a (when possible) and 2.5" DP

I bring you:

I'm so proud of it:

The above came together after Sacha and I confirmed that the Vband fittings got lost somewhere in shipment, almost a month after they got shipped. Needless to say, I failed to make it to Sebring since I was determined to go back without the CT9.

Kudos to Sacha again for the patience and craftmanship.

rainmaker9239 - 3-11-2012 at 12:27 PM

Looks great my friend!:deal:
Can't wait to get back on the road wit ya

Turd-cel - 3-11-2012 at 01:57 PM

Wheels look pretty sweet. For the lug nuts - did you count the number of full threads you have engaged with the 5mm spacer? Or are you running longer studs?

madRPM - 3-11-2012 at 02:44 PM

@Rainmaker: I can't wait too my man. Make sure you don't back off in the corners :lachen:

@Thurdcel: Thanks boss. I didn't count, just know that I need more than I have now. I just torqued them to either 76 or 78ft-lbs per the manual

117 - 3-11-2012 at 07:17 PM

Looks wayyyy better with the new wheels boss...

rainmaker9239 - 3-11-2012 at 09:10 PM

Lol, well your gonna rape me in the corners, but i'll just have to take you on the straights. lol

sleepyrz - 5-11-2012 at 10:00 PM

nooooooooo not mah saturn rims!!!!

i paid a whole 65$ for 5 of them......

madRPM - 8-11-2012 at 07:21 PM

^^^ The rims got washed and stored, don't worry about em :smug:

Now, swung by Subaru to pick up a turbine to DP gasket:

Oil drain plug gasket

DP nuts, you'll need 5 of dem:

DP bolts, 2 of dem

Got some adapters for my oil feed line from Summit. First off, the Greedy sandwich plate:

Blurry pic, I know

Need to get a copper washer for it though

And for the snail:

Needs a copper washer too along with some Teflon tape:

I'm getting my oil feed line done tomorrow after work, buy some M12x1.25 to 3/8 barb adapters for the water lines, get some water lines.

madRPM - 8-11-2012 at 07:23 PM

Quote: Originally posted by 117  
Looks wayyyy better with the new wheels boss...

Thanks pimp

And Rainmaker, be absolutely sure that you'll own the straights otherwise this sh1t is over :lachen:

madRPM - 22-11-2012 at 10:10 AM

After the AutoX, I decided to initiate the upgrade. I started by putting everything together the night off:

Getting there:

My leak was amplified after the event, check it out:

And off came the CT9

The M14x1.5 to -4AN to replace the factory banjo bolt

That part of the exhaust had to be cut off so the turbo can be mounted:


Note how the compressor outlet is on top of the AC line so I'll need an elbow to clear the line. I won't sacrifice AC, no way, not in Florida.

Booboo #2

I'll get a wedge cut made in the wastegate inlet piping so it can clear the rad hose. I'll take care of the AC line riding the DP.

A better perspective:

How it's sitting as of now, no progress in 2 weeks:

I need to modify the TD04 drain pipe as it is 1/2" and the CT9 is 3/4". I searched in vain of an adapter but couldn't find anything so far. I don't wanna use Home Depot fittings but I will if I have to.

FPR is on its way along with some hardware and the injectors will be dropped off tomorrow to get cleaned and flow tested.

The goal for this weekend is to replace the seals and timing belt up front, dropped that other trans in and finish some plumbing so I can drop the car off tuesday to get some fab work done.

Stay tuned folks

Turd-cel - 22-11-2012 at 01:30 PM

Is that a cam seal that's leaking? Mine is starting to seep a bit around there too. Would you mind taking some pics of how you replace the seals?

madRPM - 22-11-2012 at 03:04 PM

Crank seal most likely but I'll replace the intake cam plug, the exhaust cam seal and the crank seal while im there. Wont replace the oil pump seal which should bite me ass per history.

Yea, I'll take pics

rainmaker9239 - 22-11-2012 at 10:50 PM

I hate that damn humorous cam seal. LOL Looking good boss!
I forgot to show you something when you were by here. Notice on the oil filter relocator. There is one main bolt that goes through the center and on the outside there are 3 studs. My 4e had it on there, but the 5e doesn't have holes for the studs.
As i put it now it is on there with the center bolt tightened down and some FIPG on the surface to seal it. What do you think?
Or should i borrow a drill and tap from someone and mess with the block?

117 - 23-11-2012 at 12:11 AM

Needs wire tuck, battery relocated, and fuse box relocated... Get to work... ;)

madRPM - 27-11-2012 at 07:52 PM

^^ That's all you mang

So she went was off to get dropped at shop on Saturday, I hate seeing her on a flatbead:

The man told me today that I will get it next thursday meaning I should be able to go down for the tune the following weekend (Sat 15th) since I wanna do some seals, T-belt and throw another tranny in; since I won't have time to do it during the week day.

Got my injectors back and it seems that I got shafted since I'm pretty sure 440s has to flow 440CC @ 43.5lbs, not 280. I'm going back there for an explanation:

My FRP came in also:

With some accesories:

Keep y'all posted

117 - 28-11-2012 at 11:01 AM

Car on a flat bed soooooooo screams "raceeeee carrrrrr"

madRPM - 4-12-2012 at 06:30 PM

Got a phone call an hour ago and (Ignore my incoherent babbling, was too excited):

When the weekend comes, wrench time!!!! The guy at the shop said that he can wait to see what the car puts down. Guess he took it out for a spin... manifold is still rattlecaned but I'm glad I found a shop that is genuinely interested in the car.

Stay tuned!

rainmaker9239 - 4-12-2012 at 06:36 PM

Good ish my man!
How much boostage we gonna run?

madRPM - 4-12-2012 at 07:54 PM

Thank mang. 12-14 since I still have the factory map sensor. When I get the 3bar sensor and water injection, we'll see what we can squeeze out. Goal is 25-26lbs but we'll see

117 - 4-12-2012 at 09:44 PM

No 2 bar... No care ;)

But seriously... That exhaust has worked fine... Yes... But you need a mandrel exhaust that's tucked away :deal:

[Edited on 8-12-2012 by 117]

madRPM - 16-12-2012 at 08:34 AM

Well people, came back from Miami last night and the car is good for the whole 14.7lbs the OE sensor can provide courtesy of the man himMFself:deal:

No pics or vids yet.


GT_REVVA - 16-12-2012 at 09:48 AM

fo sho mang!

don't forget you have a nice to-do list to get 'to-done'

so get to-doin it :lachen:

after lookin at those pics, it dawned on me that i didnt tell you to add a civic rad to the list

remember the map is ultra conservative but it's good for the 15...

i would entrust you with more but, you gotta drill some holes in that right to get some o the lead out

you really live up to your name mofo:oops:

i still cant believe that was a 11 psi pull:yikes:

lucky you got a good eye for smokey or we woulda STILL been on the side o the turnpike gettin our teeth kicked out...lookin like this dude>>:lachen:

117 - 23-12-2012 at 08:11 PM

The sheriff demands this thread be updated :deal:

rainmaker9239 - 23-12-2012 at 08:48 PM


GraphiteTercel - 24-12-2012 at 12:55 AM

update!!!!!! :dunce:

madRPM - 25-12-2012 at 11:12 PM

Well, better late than never.

Went to Miami to get the car tuned and here's what went down:

Picked up Revva and headed to Sleepyrz's place to get wrenching done. When we got there, the day got interesting to say the least.

Revva didn't waste no time. As soon as we got there, he started puuling the 295s to drop the 440s I got ages ago. The joint that flowed them didn't bother telling me that the thick rubber spacers/gaskets surrounding the injector nozzles were done for. Thinking everything was good to go, I didn't bother checking em when I got the injectors back. Thanks to Sleepyrz's uber extensive inventory of Tercel parts, we got a set to work with
Now that lady luck smiled on us, buzz killington took a running start to crash the party: it was drizzling. The injectors did not look sexy and I doubt they were even cleaned so were like :censored: it, let's find out. Injectors were dropped in. Cranked the car, it didn't want to start. Tried a 2nd time, started and the WB read 9.7:1 meaning, we're in business.

Next, the EWG piping had to be taken care of. I asked the man who did the fab work to take account a slim fan when he was doing the piping, seems like he forgot so Revva and Sleepyz clocked the EWG (VBAND FTMFW!!!!!), re-installed it to find out the dump tube was riding on the AC line. Sleepyrz and I took out the dump tube and he chopped off a bit to get to:

To give you a better visual as to how the piping was done, it would have went through the fan motor. Keep in mind that buzz killington made several appearances in our wastegate adventures, severely delaying everything. It's like we were getting hated on. Revva threw on the fan and we were good to go until Revva remembered my tranny had a sense of humour.
The clutch was bled and the engagement got a bit better but that issue is still up in the air.

Before tuning time, timing was being set and guess what: what could have taken a few mins got delayed since buzz killington had that look on its face:

Have you been keeping track on how many times the party got crashed so far? We lost count.

Tuning time!

The EMB was on her period and refused to talk to us. Revva slapped her around a few times and she behaved. The EMB insisted to cleaned the cylinders since the idle couldn't get better then mid 10s. Seems like the injectors weren't reacting to inputs so it was determined that it was resistor time! :lachen:

We also took a break to go get something to eat.

The resistors were soldered in using Sleepyrz's gangsta ass solder gun while I was hooking the EBC back up.

Revva got the car to idle at 14.7, did his magic and we went for a spin to get a T-fitting to finish hooking up the EBC and get this: we did some pulls on the way there and back and AFRs were boss. I was like :yikes:

On the was back to drop Revva off, cruise was clean and we got to the fun part, doing some pulls. I was like this guys :bananamac: when it came time for full pulls.

In the middle of doing full pulls, I saw this very familiar silhouette that is reputable for face fukking our driving records. Since we were well into triple digits and I was fresh out of court for a 50 over, I was like:

So i jammed the brakes and no driving record throats were destroyed, otherwise, we would have been like this guys :lachen: like Revva pointed and the cop would have been like:

Sleepyrz and Revva, feel free to add anything I missed and thanks again for everything guys.

Complimentary pics of the car:

Let's not forget the bird :censored:ting competition that the car hosted:

117 - 26-12-2012 at 12:00 AM

Clean engine bay... I like it

rainmaker9239 - 26-12-2012 at 07:38 AM

excellent story my friend. good lookin motor. let us know how it turns out when you get time to hit the dyno
boost setting?

madRPM - 14-1-2013 at 09:37 PM

Soooo, today was saved by the mail service. My cookbooks came in (2 of many)


Add the bomb packaging

To get *drumroll*

Bought it Thursday and got it today, sweeeeeet tittiez!!!!!!!!!!!

Also, got my speedbleeder bleeders and picked up the Supra today :smug:

Turd-cel - 14-1-2013 at 09:58 PM

Cool! Are you going to try to wire up the boost lights?
A little tip for cleaning the clear cover: Try a Mother's powerball and a bit of wax and that sucker will be so clear it will be nearly invisible. Honestly only took about 30 secs with the powerball and it got rid of all the scratches on mine.

GraphiteTercel - 14-1-2013 at 10:12 PM

i want that cluster!!!!!!!:curse:

117 - 14-1-2013 at 10:36 PM

Hmmm... Needs a 160mph speedo

GT_REVVA - 15-1-2013 at 12:39 AM

Why would it need that?

It already has a 180 mph speedo :smug:

That didn't take long at all..

117 - 1-4-2013 at 02:38 PM

........ update it already

GraphiteTercel - 1-4-2013 at 07:50 PM

Quote: Originally posted by 117  
........ update it already



madRPM - 6-4-2013 at 07:04 PM

So, I got a storage unit to work on the Supra but decided to stash the terc instead:

Next, I started hooking up the following:

Using the Prosport sandwich plate:

A better view:

A teaser:

Found this out while dismantling the car:

The overdue distributor rotor got replaced:

Another mug shot:

Bought an oil cooler and an oil thermostat that I won't install till I can monitor max oil engine temp:

So, I noticed this on the gasket and got the exhaust manifold resurfaced:

Bracing the downpipe will get rid of that one since it seems like the Vband is supporting the turbo, DP and part of the exhaust:

DP to exhaust, I'll say slight misalignment:

Test fit them bishes:

Right against the hub so she needs banjo fittings:

That got made:

And installed:

Bigger brake master cylinder

So today, I put 2.5qts of oil to prime her and hear her run:

Of course, to celebrate the moment, this happened while tightening up the ebrake:

My new room ornament:

[Edited on 4/7/2013 by madRPM]

Turd-cel - 6-4-2013 at 11:41 PM

Nice, what brake master cylinder did you go with? Are you going to run a starlet brake proportioning valve?

117 - 6-4-2013 at 11:56 PM

no mr2 rears... no care

madRPM - 7-4-2013 at 12:05 AM

Quote: Originally posted by Turd-cel  
Nice, what brake master cylinder did you go with? Are you going to run a starlet brake proportioning valve?

I used a Camry one. Didn't take her out for a spin yet.

Quote: Originally posted by 117  
no mr2 rears... no care

no tercel... no care

GT_REVVA - 9-6-2013 at 10:19 AM

Someone local said ”damn! That wastegate's busy!”:lachen:

Care to elaborate?:smug:

madRPM - 9-6-2013 at 04:29 PM

O yea. Car pulls like a bastard. Smoking 2nd gear till the limiter when I get it right. Trev gets it right. Every 1-2 shift. Maps got cleaned and oh, 4th gear limiter slap? No problem. Boost is set a 21.5lbs going to 22. The local that Trev mentioned was grinning ear to ear when he stepped out of the car. Hell, 2 people rode in the car and they said they don't want anything more but little do they know that the crazy sum:censored: who owns the car originally wanted 25lbs.

It was so damn hot today that the vids show 17-18lbs. Didn't readjust the boost since i was too anxious to make some pulls. Now, some mini 1-2-3 pulls:

Didn't nail the 1-2 shift in this one:

Practiced my corner exit a bit:

Still need to practice my clutch dump (Still kicking myself for not capturing Trev's clutch dump back in miami):

Note the threshold braking. It's been a while so I was practicing. you'll notice that the tires get louder in vid 2.

GT_REVVA - 9-6-2013 at 05:00 PM

yea it was a muggy one today

didnt know it would drop so much pressure though

did you say 21.5 - 22 psi?:yikes:

which turbo? engine ASI? what kinda management?

what kinda fuel?

btw, never seen a 2nd gen Paseo cluster with a 9k tach and 180 km speedo:dunce:

is that a one off setup?

lookin good Papa - don't hurt them 813 boys too bad.:lachen:

117 - 9-6-2013 at 07:41 PM

Lol... I'm jelly of your EP cluster

racer5e - 9-6-2013 at 07:58 PM

Sounds clean. That looks like my cluster.

GT_REVVA - 9-6-2013 at 08:40 PM

I knew you had that cluster dude :deal:

I think you have a pic on here of Eric wiring it up for you

Did you ever get your setup tuned finally?

racer5e - 10-6-2013 at 12:33 AM

yea I think I might but if not then here it is :lachen:

Yea I did, with 1.05 kg/cm2 I got 151WHP and 160FT-LBS with the stock CT9 :deal:

[Edited on 6/10/2013 by racer5e]

117 - 11-6-2013 at 12:40 AM


sleepyrz - 11-6-2013 at 02:01 AM




clutch engagement is at the floor

wassup with that????

i like my disengagement high off the floor so i only got to touch the pedal and its already disengaged

madRPM - 11-6-2013 at 06:55 AM

Well, I put some freah ATE super blue in there and it was engaging very high.

Now it's more like mid to 3/4 way of the freshly bled pedal distance.

The radiant heat from the DP must be slowly cooking it since the slave cylinder is almost kissing that DP.

I'll come up with a heat shield to stretch my bleeding interval along with better fluid.

Hows the blue beater?

117 - 29-8-2013 at 10:10 PM

Dr Kabooommmm paid a visit today...

madRPM - 29-8-2013 at 10:19 PM

Indeed he did. 23lbs, 5th gear, 7200RPM against a S13. I just couldn't resist!

The dyin soldier

5E TIME!! Gonna throw the 4E head on it to run the Emanage. when the Supra is running, it'll be full DIS, forgies and standalone. Stay tuned folks!

117 - 29-8-2013 at 11:08 PM

I call dibs on anything before you post it for sale :deal:

rainmaker9239 - 30-8-2013 at 05:46 AM

Did you win? Or rather, Were you winning?

madRPM - 30-8-2013 at 09:43 AM

He was a few car lengths ahead of me when he decided to pull. By the time we hit the brakes to get to the exit, I was about 1.5 car lengths behind so it's safe to say I won the battle but lost the war since the man is prob still driving.

GT_REVVA - 30-11-2013 at 10:04 PM

Just bumping to point out that the car was running MORE than 25 psi at the time of kaboom....

evident by the boost controller hose disconnected from the turbo compressor in the 6th photo above

how much more? I couldn't hazard a guess :dunno:

thirdcel - 1-12-2013 at 05:33 PM

Wow...the cluster really got my attention!

GT_REVVA - 1-12-2013 at 05:43 PM

Required a complete re wire

well worth it for that trick look though

thirdcel - 1-12-2013 at 07:50 PM

I gotta have that cluster so I can cry for help with the wiring lol!

madRPM - 11-12-2013 at 02:10 PM

^ Like the man said, complete rewiring except a ground, literally.

On a side note, bought pistons, rods and head studs for the 5E. Need another 13T along with a headgasket and I'll be peachy.

Wait no:
-need some braided lines
-regrease some bushings
-install new bushings
-bleed the brakes
-install some braces
-install some heat insulation
-Install some insulation mat under the dash
-need an alignment
-new radiator
-install AC compressor and recharge the damn system
-possibly a stronger coil
-new dampers and springs
-seal the intercooler
-shorten IC piping
-bolt down the subs
-better strut mounts
-install the newly acquired braces
-install the newly acquired diff
-new shift linkage
-install that oil cooler

You guys get the idea.

rainmaker9239 - 12-12-2013 at 11:37 AM

How bout a 19t?

madRPM - 12-12-2013 at 03:16 PM

For free? Why not?

rainmaker9239 - 12-12-2013 at 04:40 PM

Not free but a good neighborly discount rate can be in order. :deal:

Doug904 - 12-12-2013 at 11:04 PM

You'll also need a 11/32 drill bit and 10x1.25mm tap for the head studs :2thumbsup:

I also have a hardly used Paseo radiator, just bought it for my old engine that lasted a dyno day and track run. Its stock but looks great, I'll send it to you for no charge except shipping if you want? I don't think shipping would be more then $20. Just let me know what else you may need from a stock engine, I have fuel rails and some RX7 red top injectors, dont recall if they are from a NA car or Turbo but they held my 313rwhp engine without issue. Plenty of 5E valve covers, extra 5e head that needs rebuilt.

For you or anyone here, just cover the shipping and I'll send it to you, of course you have dibs to start from.

Thanks, Doug

[Edited on 13-12-2013 by Doug904]

madRPM - 24-9-2014 at 08:46 AM

Man I need to update this thread. I'll do in sections so here goes nothing.

madRPM - 24-9-2014 at 09:02 AM

The 4E got pulled

Ready for the dismantling

Side effects of clutch dump addiction

Took the head off to see wassup:

Had to be Cyl 3

Took the oil pan off

Fun Fact

madRPM - 24-9-2014 at 09:15 AM

As mentioned earlier, 5E time:

With some good dome

And rods (didn't take pics)

Did some extra

Used ARP hardware on flywheel, clutch cover, mains and head. Rods came with em.

Ninja edit:
Aasco Flywheel

And ACT extreme pressure plate with 6-puck solid hub.

[Edited on 9/24/2014 by madRPM]

madRPM - 24-9-2014 at 09:41 AM

Moar Pics

madRPM - 24-9-2014 at 09:42 AM

The result issssss

madRPM - 24-9-2014 at 09:57 AM

Now, bought a Quaiffe

Waiting on some bearings

On the same handling note, a package came for me:

Weird shape, eh?

Look at that

^^^^ From right to left, a la JDM
-Cusco B-pillar brace
-Zep Racing Floor brace
-Downhill Activ tranny tunnel brace

Some BC Racings coilovers came in along with a new radiator.
Need to install those fender braces, rear brace and the aforementioned braces.

Got a Zep Racing trailing arm brace along with a Cusco pillowball rear beam bushing coming in.

Speaking of pillow ball, my shifter bushings should be on the way too, along with the Comrade C's short shifter (fingers crossed).

I installed the Zep Racing metal base shifter bushing. Had a helper too:

Got Altezza black tails coming in friday. Yes people, altezza cabron tails.

Bought a panhard bar just to hear it was discontinued, sigh.

I'll get a whiteline one from Doug soon.

List goes on but you guys get the idea.

racer5e - 24-9-2014 at 12:14 PM

Looking good! :2thumbsup:

GT_REVVA - 24-9-2014 at 02:28 PM


Tercel3EE - 27-12-2014 at 12:11 AM


titaniumADRIAN - 27-12-2014 at 01:37 AM

where did you find a 6 bolt lsd?

TheDemon - 17-12-2015 at 04:58 PM

you be slackin brotha, Update this shiznit

GraphiteTercel - 11-3-2016 at 09:53 PM

why was this car still running stock fuel pressure regulator? just a question

117 - 12-3-2016 at 10:16 PM

Quote: Originally posted by GraphiteTercel  
why was this car still running stock fuel pressure regulator? just a question

LOL it isnt... man hasn't updated this in a long time. Car has been sitting in Tampa while he is working out of state for the past few months.

GraphiteTercel - 13-3-2016 at 06:21 AM

It was though... When he had the td04... Look at the pics

josephflynn007 - 13-3-2016 at 10:28 AM

Quote: Originally posted by GraphiteTercel  
why was this car still running stock fuel pressure regulator? just a question

Now my question is, what's wrong with using the stock regulator?

GraphiteTercel - 13-3-2016 at 11:00 AM

Quote: Originally posted by josephflynn007  
Quote: Originally posted by GraphiteTercel  
why was this car still running stock fuel pressure regulator? just a question

Now my question is, what's wrong with using the stock regulator?

I didn't say there was something wrong with it, did I? Just wondering why they chose to use the factory one.. Can't ask a question?

josephflynn007 - 13-3-2016 at 01:00 PM

Quote: Originally posted by GraphiteTercel  
Quote: Originally posted by josephflynn007  
Quote: Originally posted by GraphiteTercel  
why was this car still running stock fuel pressure regulator? just a question

Now my question is, what's wrong with using the stock regulator?

I didn't say there was something wrong with it, did I? Just wondering why they chose to use the factory one.. Can't ask a question?

Don't get butthurt. I was just asking a question as well.

Figured there was something to your post and you was fishing.

madRPM - 10-5-2016 at 05:17 PM

Man it has been a hot minute, more like a hwile.

Shame on me.

To answer the overdue questions:
@titanium, it is an 8-bolt diff

it came with the 4e meaning it might be rising rate fpr, just non adjustable

There you go

madRPM - 10-5-2016 at 06:23 PM

Now, I realized I missed my 10yr anniversary as T.O. member :dunce:

Onto the good stuff. Keep in mind this from late 2014 till about 1mo ago. Trying to keep it as chronological as possible

One more uninstalled pic for the money

I proceed to clean my FMIC and the piping. Thinking the pipes were fairly oil-free, I was wrong. Got the FMIC cleaned too but I'll have to upload pics

Remember the baller valve cover? Yeaaaaa, I decided to add a breather to it soooo yea... I repainted with not much success. The turbo drain got converted to a -10AN too

I also decided to convert my wastegate/ebc signal lines to braided lines too so I won't have a part 2

I wrapped the DP and wastegae dump tube and the charge piping cold side.

Oh, let's not forget the BC coilovers

Being excited to get the car going, sent the car to a shop to get dyno'ed. She made pushed numbers. 2nd or 3rd pull at 16 or 17psi. Mind you the pulled stopped at about 6200RPM?

She pushed coolant

I couldn't make progress on the cah because I had to report there

madRPM - 10-5-2016 at 06:37 PM

I went back to pull the head off and found

Replaced the headgasket aaaaaaaand

Pulled the head to fiiiiiind: That's right folks, cyl1 is flooded, cyl2 is wet, cyl3 is moist and cyl4 is bone dry

What the oil looked like when I drained it

Head is currently at a shop getting pressure tested, checked for a bunch of stuff too. Whether it checks out or not, the bottom end is coming out to get the block tested

madRPM - 10-5-2016 at 06:40 PM

There are a bunch of things I probably left out. I'll put them up as I go

*ninja edit*
Upgraded the fender fasteners

Retrofitted the car with keyless entry

TheDemon - 10-5-2016 at 10:25 PM

What fender fastener kit di you use?

And the way your exhaust port looks is familer... My water pump looked the same way when i pulled it off

[Edited on 11-5-2016 by TheDemon]

madRPM - 26-7-2016 at 07:57 PM

I'll get back with you on that one

thirdcel - 27-7-2016 at 10:49 AM

I see the shiny bolts...looking new!! :smug: