View Full Version : New Celica for Eli!!!

02-28-2009, 10:09 PM
I already have a post about going to look at the car and such in hot topic, so I'm only putting up one pic and keeping it short. 88 $800, 5sp, 137k miles.

Runs and drives well, needs a new top eventually.

Also needs a few small odds and ends, including a small exaust leak.

It doesn't start right up after its been running for a while either, would that be vapor lock maybe? How would you fix that?

It definantly needs some TLC, but I wouldn't call it a project car.


Other then starting hard once, It made the 100+ miles home without any hickups.

02-28-2009, 10:10 PM
Nice man!!!!!! Looks like a pretty good deal!


02-28-2009, 10:15 PM
Good stuff mang!

02-28-2009, 10:15 PM
and I have been sitting outside today working on my mr2 all day you drove to pittsbgrh and you did not call me y wtf y0@@@

02-28-2009, 10:30 PM
vapor lock tends to come from mechanical fuel pumps, which I'm doubting that has, but the way to fix if it does is to add an (usually aftermarket) electric fuel pump. Still, the car looks nice, has a nice price tag as well!

02-28-2009, 11:35 PM
It wasn't really in the burgh, it was maybe 40-50 miles away, or I would have been all over you Burynd.

Yeah, I don't know why the rear fender looks off in color in that pic, I don't think its actually like that...

I'll have to look into that hard starting problem.


I have seen people recommend cleaning the air flow sensor and checking the crank position sensor, any merit to that?

Also, is there anything in the ignition system that might overheat? It seems like it would have to be somthing that would not effect driving.

I'll be seafoaming and cleaning everything I can reach in the next few weeks, so It would by nice if it just worked its way out.

03-01-2009, 04:21 AM
An easy way to check the air flow sensor is while it is running, unplug it, and if it runs worse, then it id fine, but if there isnt much of a change in the way it runs, it should be ok.

As for the hard time starting, check the coil.

03-01-2009, 05:44 AM
Check the idle air control valve!

03-01-2009, 05:45 AM
Another way to check is using a voltmeter. That's how I checked a lot of parts on the Supra.

03-01-2009, 06:03 AM
The most common reason I know of in Celicas for having trouble with a hot restart is issues with the starter relay.