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cypy_21
04-01-2014, 07:11 AM
HI all,

I`m a new member here i recently bought a celica 5th cen from 1990 it`s a 1.6 ST-i. IT`s not in perfect shape but it`s perfect for me as a car.
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grimmythereaper
04-01-2014, 03:09 PM
very nice and welcome :)

crymson
04-01-2014, 03:56 PM
Welcome!

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Lonestag
04-01-2014, 05:32 PM
Welcome, Love that bodystyle.

METDeath
04-01-2014, 05:40 PM
I really wish they would have given us the option to have the hatchback have the smaller motor in it for the fifth generation cars. We only had coupes for the 1.6L in the USA.

Murgatroy
04-01-2014, 06:39 PM
I would wrock a narrowbody hatch with a 4AFE.

Lonestag
04-01-2014, 07:51 PM
No offense to the original poster (and I don't mean to drag everybody off topic) or the other members extolling the merits of the 4AFE but i'm curious.

Why the love for the little motor? I know the 5S is no rockstar, but is it really that disliked by you guys?

Also, to cypy_21
What wheels are those? They look like 7th generation Celica wheels.

METDeath
04-02-2014, 12:45 AM
No offense to the original poster (and I don't mean to drag everybody off topic) or the other members extolling the merits of the 4AFE but i'm curious.

Why the love for the little motor? I know the 5S is no rockstar, but is it really that disliked by you guys?

Also, to cypy_21
What wheels are those? They look like 7th generation Celica wheels.

No to both questions.

The 4A-FE is just an ends to a means, namely 20V swapped hatch or 2ZZ-GE for giggles. Also... given how slow my auto was compared to 4A-FE autos in comparable cars (both coupes, both with driver's weighing about the same), I think I'd be okay with a 4A-FE instead of a 5S-FE since we didn't get any 3S-GE in the US.

The 7th gens all have 5x100, he's got a 90 with 4x100 lugs (also, non painted side moldings, and the tail lights give away the early year models).

crymson
04-02-2014, 01:57 AM
The 7th gen rim is also a five spoke

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Murgatroy
04-02-2014, 02:23 AM
The 4AFE is an easy to maintain reliable engine. It is not thirsty, nor powerful. But once you get it up to speed it will maintain that speed without a lot of stress.. There is plenty of room to get around it, especially compared to a 5SFE in the same bay.

Chaos won't outrun an Alltrac in the mountains. But she will hang with one that doesn't have a driver mod. She is also very lightweight and very, very tossable. Granted, Chaos has been considered a freak, much like her owner, but I have come to respect the A series, and have had four of them, and only the two in Chaos went pop after being beat all to hell.

There are also that ancillary benefits of the prefacelift ST. The 4x100 pattern is a Honda pattern. Do you know how easy it is to find wheels and tires on the secondary market? And cheap.

grimmythereaper
04-02-2014, 04:21 AM
the only problems i ever had with my old ST were small matanice problems such as valve cover leaks and half shafts shot to hell, the 5sfe in the vert was shot to shit only 8 months after i got her. be it there was a 100,000 mile differance between the 2 mtotors but for the 1st 5sfe in my life it didnt inspire me to drive it like i did the old 4afe. the ST was welling to take on all who stepped up i just didnt feel that with the 5s

cypy_21
04-07-2014, 08:39 PM
To answer one question the rims are not original toyota but some aftermarket ones.
Regarding the car, the 4afe works ok for my driving needs, i use the cat for comuting purposes daily. Now i do have a problem with it, one of the former owners decided to remove the powersteering pump from who knows what reason. Does any of you have some infos or pictures of how to install it again?


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METDeath
04-08-2014, 12:01 PM
If you check the homepage of the site we have the factory repair manuals linked there, should be of some slight help, may have to flip everything around (left to right sides, possibly) if your car is RHD. Not sure if they just changed the hoses used in the steering rack or what.

cypy_21
04-08-2014, 12:33 PM
What does RHD stands for?

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TXcajunman
04-08-2014, 02:23 PM
Right Hand Drive

METDeath
04-08-2014, 06:16 PM
What does RHD stands for?

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As stated above, it is short for Right Hand Drive, which means the driver is on the right side of the car. In the US we have LHD, which is Left Hand Drive, where the driver sits on the left side of the car.

I actually enjoyed driving RHD when I was in Europe, I just didn't like that the turn indicators were still on the right side of the steering wheel. Seems silly to have to take my hand off the gear selector to indicate I'm changing lanes.

cypy_21
04-08-2014, 09:20 PM
My car is LHD in this case. But the lack of powersteering is killing me. Can i afapt the steering assembly from a 6th gen?

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Murgatroy
04-08-2014, 11:04 PM
I grew up on Armstrong Powersteering.


I am spoiled today.

cypy_21
04-14-2014, 07:55 AM
I have a few questions, does anyone knows where the TPS and MAF sensors are located? Eventually some pictures of them?
Thanks in advance

cypy_21
04-14-2014, 07:56 AM
Does anyone knows where the MAF and TPS sensors are located? Evantually with some pics?

Shadowlife25
04-15-2014, 06:51 AM
The TPS sensor is mounted directly on the throttle body.
The MAF sensor is a clip with a (usually) plastic sensor on the end that is inserted somewhere in the airbox.

Sorry, I do not have photos for you.