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Zaluss
06-01-2015, 05:00 AM
Old build thread: http://www.alltrac.net/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=44&t=48628

I forgot to post a build log here so here we go. I had to remove some of the pictures due to sizing and replaced them with links. Sorry :(


February 27th, 2015

Parts ordered for timing belt kit from PrimeMR2.com

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8569/16663031621_0f2bea14cf_b.jpg

3rd Gen 3SGTE from JspecAuto. $2295 shipped.

http://www.jspecauto.com/engine_details/1997/1994-1998_Toyota_TOYOTA_CELICA_3S-GTE_ALL_TRAC_ST-205_GT-4_TURBO_AWD_M/T_COMPLETE_SWAP!_CALDINA_ST215_3S_3SGTE_GT4

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8566/16477012360_03f854a735_b.jpg

Video of compression test: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lWE693jFws

March 11th, 2015
Picked up the car: The owner was an older gentlemen whose wife owned the car since new, purchased in Michael's Toyota in Bellevue. She passed away a few years ago and he just drove the car the weekends. The interior is absolutely immaculate. Seats were recently reupholstered. Everything works, including lumbar support and cruise control. The engine bay is clean but its leaking at the valve cover. Power delivery seems to be so so but the car has 200k+ miles. I'll get more pics later this evening.

http://i.imgur.com/SbJLZhOh.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/lk1w37Gh.jpg
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http://i.imgur.com/v6ia0FTh.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/nMOwCEEh.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/NgWBoq4h.jpg

March 13th, 2015
Motor is delivered. Everything is settled in. Missing the MAP sensor and plug too though.

http://i.imgur.com/iHk4G2sh.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/NAVVnGlh.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/kWROqfDh.jpg

April 17th, 2015

Timing belt. Looks like I need new cam seals and I stripped the philips screw on the water pump so that needed to be drilled out. Slight delay in finishing while I order those parts!

Ordered this to assist. Milwaukee Fuel 3/8" lithium impact. AMAZING. I never want to use air tools again it was so amazing.
http://i.imgur.com/fUN6dD3h.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/C9EG2Awh.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/jjWbhrEh.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/m2iWuIah.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/VCYqGvjh.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/iCk40lah.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/8zlQnDIh.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/QDvlpTuh.jpg

April 28th, 2015
Finished the timing belt on the 3SGTE. New water pump, tensioners, pulleys, oil pump pulley seal, cam seals, and valve cover seals.

https://scontent-sea.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/10454569_10152925190038985_172352841100273021_n.jp g?oh=39e0e6fbdb9bf80ecf3a9cc369f0f95d&oe=55CE7D08

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May 1st, 2015

Timing belt all buttoned up.
http://i.imgur.com/tI3PXrsh.jpg
Berk ST205 downpipe received in the mail.
http://i.imgur.com/pQd49uZh.jpg
Broke every god damn fuel injector clip. Ordered new ones.
http://i.imgur.com/bNXODBah.jpg
Boat anchor cat/downpipe removed.
http://i.imgur.com/w9yjZzfh.jpg
Oil cooler and HFH (Hoses from Hell) removed.
http://i.imgur.com/rpdXJO9h.jpg
Waiting to go on. They weren't this mangled before I removed them but they don't call them the HFH for nothing.
http://i.imgur.com/yUO4TIKh.jpg

May 3rd, 2015

Buttoned up the HFH install and downpipe. What a PITA that was...

http://i.imgur.com/r0gtB71h.jpg

This is pretty much all the space I had to remove the clip holding the clamp in place. Either that or remove the entire exhaust manifold :what:

http://i.imgur.com/dWMhUy4h.jpg

Downpipe installed with this funny looking brace that took the OEM brace's place.

http://i.imgur.com/um8Iluhh.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/ErI9zBHh.jpg

Pretty much just waiting on the axle seals and the fuel injector clips to drop the motor in. It'll be time to pull the existing motor, replace some bits while I'm in there, and drop the motor in. :thumbup:

May 8th, 2015

Started to take the original motor apart.
http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/08/1a002bfd1a4c2a564ec39dc4d92eb342.jpg
Leaky turbo.
http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/08/eba4b98ba74ed89e91b47d751e0c66c8.jpg
No rusty battery tray!
http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/08/877d2a3df8964d09f172ba4852e447cc.jpg
This insane telescopic looking alternator cooling dust.
http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/08/e20e589edf7242b777d939cae194c07d.jpg
http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/08/64a1766b238ff2f1203619167637bcf0.jpg

Also tested my new Milwaukee M18 Fuel 1/2" on the axle nut.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXL-wGfhhkU

May 9th, 2015

I was planning on dropping the motor today but I ran into a snag after dropping the subframe and axles. Looks like one of the bolts on the downpipe are stripped. I'm going to need to cut/drill that out.

http://i.imgur.com/XiFQALVh.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/u6Zd0sVh.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/W4fAdyeh.jpg

May 13th, 2015

Engine is out. During the removal I forgot to drain the oil which resulted in 4 quarts of oil mixed with trans fluid and power steering fluid. Not fun.

http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/13/fbbe22bf0a0657a97f31ae3195c71adc.jpg
http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/13/c027c87f9a3f54069eb52c3c8f5113c6.jpg

Also noticed the fuel filter bracket is missing. That will make for a difficult removal of the filter. Hard to tell from.the picture but its just floating by the fuel line.

http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/13/7ef28e250051d978a8e0d62356ad71aa.jpg

May 26th, 2015

Received my package from speed-source.net and proceeded to install the goodies inside.

New shifter bushings to replace the worn rubber. http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/26/87fcf8af0997a70f0f6966edf9d962fa.jpg

The stainless clutch line seems to be a bit shorter than the original. I couldn't find any comparison pictures so I shot an email to speed source. Hopefully they will clarify.
http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/26/d743fd8863d812a282b19724c5fc3168.jpg

May 30th, 2015

Motor is all buttoned up and ready to drop in so I started to work on the front suspension.

First things first...something has to break :mad: The control arm nut inside the unibody snapped off, letting the bolt float freely. I had to drill under the drivers side floor pan to get to it.


http://i.imgur.com/j1hno8Th.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/jndsuRQh.jpg

After that fiasco, I thought it would be best to just finish the drivers side and call it a day. Installed the powder coated knuckles with fresh bearings, new OEM ball joints, and then the coilovers...

The Ceika coilover sleeves I got were incorrect for the front. I swapped them with the rears and they bolted on fine. I shot an email to them to see if I could get the correct sleeves for the front. Its been a few months since I've ordered them so I might be SOL since I didn't check when I first got them.

http://i.imgur.com/qL9IzgGh.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/2bLBKVGh.jpg

May 31st, 2015

Installed the swaybar endlinks, stainless lines, and new rotors. The brake pads I got seem to be a little too thick and probably cheapies since they came free with the rotors. I think I'm going to look into either Toyota OEM pads or EBC greens.

http://i.imgur.com/rZKSuWth.jpg

This little thing won't fit inside the other thing...sigh :banghead: I'll make it work.

http://i.imgur.com/BUOy7YEh.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/Z5rArUsh.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/uUR5KqCh.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/nKTXKsfh.jpg

Also removed the FRAM fuel filter and replaced with OEM. The OEM one came with the proper bracket to mount to the chassis where the FRAM one was supported only by the fuel lines themselves :cry:I mean come on, really...

The Captain
06-01-2015, 09:47 AM
Nice job! Brings back memories. Not necessarily fond ones...

VikingJZ
06-04-2015, 05:20 PM
That's the cleanest 4th gen I have ever seen.

Nice!

Zaluss
06-07-2015, 10:52 PM
That's the cleanest 4th gen I have ever seen.

Nice!

Thanks man!

June 7th, 2015

I forgot to take some more pictures but the engine is in. Motor mounts were a PITA to align but otherwise it went rather smoothly.

http://i.imgur.com/tRfEI5yh.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/oGUF9Byh.jpg

andy
06-11-2015, 03:52 PM
Very very nice! keep it up!

Zaluss
06-16-2015, 04:11 AM
June 15th, 2015

Some significant progress made.

After some unsuccessful attempts at getting the AC to work with the ST205, I ended up pulling the entire system. I had left the original AC compressor and lines untouched with plans on mounting the ST165 compressor to the new block but it turns out it didn't quite fit into the new bracket and the old bracket wouldn't work. I then tried to swap the ST205 compressor in but the lines didn't quite match and I didn't have the complete lines. Oh well, made room for other things.

Pile o' AC crap.

http://i.imgur.com/1Y8gMSbh.jpg

In the process of pulling the AC lines, I cracked one of the rubber molded power steering hoses. With the car being 27 years old, its of course no longer available.

http://i.imgur.com/85ToyJuh.jpg

With the AC gone, something will need to be done about the pulley that would be there.

http://i.imgur.com/yrOoQYlh.jpg

I found this thread on 6gc.net http://www.6gc.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=36671 detailing an OEM solution. I prompted ordered the parts from Amayama Trading. I also got a package from them the other day with some brand new parts, straight from Japan. New intake boot and intercooler coolant bottle.

http://i.imgur.com/U8zZpfUh.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/lyKzv0vh.jpg


New heat exchanger with brackets that fit in factory mounting holes. I utilized the existing lines and pump for now.

http://i.imgur.com/5v1plabh.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/iJ7b4Voh.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/yb0NBZLh.jpg

Ceika got back to me regarding the incorrect brackets for the ST165 and prompted shipped me a full set via DHL Overnight from Taiwan.

http://i.imgur.com/O5HewIGh.jpg

Installed and looked great but I noticed that the brake line clip was completely different (and on the wrong side). At this point I'll live with it and make it work with some creative zip ties or something.

http://i.imgur.com/NgUy3uch.jpg

While I was there, I finished up installing the OEM pads and OEM tie rod ends.

http://i.imgur.com/37jcuVah.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/qyN92wCh.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/VdDl7qwh.jpg

I decided it would be a good time to check if the exhaust bolted to the MR2 downpipe. So far so good but the stock exhaust is in questionable shape.

http://i.imgur.com/s5EBnEhh.jpg

Stainless clutch line installed.

http://i.imgur.com/bc1GInUh.jpg

Brass shifting bushings installed.

http://i.imgur.com/Z3SKCO3h.jpg

Bent accelerator cable. Need to replace this.

http://i.imgur.com/Hc3syjbh.jpg

And I still need to source a transmission oil cooler. I would prefer to keep the factory lines but that is looking like less and less of an option.

http://i.imgur.com/RgC25Y8h.jpg

Stay tuned for more!

4thgenceli
06-16-2015, 04:07 PM
I'm getting a bit anxious & jelly wanting to dive into mine.

Zaluss
06-22-2015, 05:48 AM
I'm getting a bit anxious & jelly wanting to dive into mine.

Gotta get started!

June 21st, 2015


Finished installing the front/rear motor mounts, crossmembers, and misc stuff underneath the car.

http://i.imgur.com/lA5W5LLh.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/XqehNR2h.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/kGcnM4ph.jpg

Test fitted new catch can and hoses. Trying to figure out where this vacuum line goes.

http://i.imgur.com/hs12dJvh.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/xUEI77Ph.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/6SCFRGxh.jpg

Installed the ST205 waterpipe from the intercooler but of course the lines extend way beyond the stock ST165 pump. I'm going to have to engineer this one.

http://i.imgur.com/Zhs6q3Dh.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/6hblIfqh.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/DMyIhuNh.jpg

Instead of going with a complete aftermarket solution for the transmission cooler, I'm thinking of utilizing the existing hoses with some new flared lines based on the ones that were cut from the car. If I can get new lines clamped with rubber hoses to your run of the mill 13 row JDM crap, that will do just fine. I'll run these to home depot to see what size they are and order the appropriate lines online.

http://i.imgur.com/dd7JKoqh.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/11HK0WWh.jpg

Zaluss
06-28-2015, 03:14 AM
June 27th, 2015

Few more bits sorted out. Fitted the ST205 stock airbox. It bolts with two of the factory ST165 bolt points which I'm just fine with.

http://i.imgur.com/a5M0INdh.jpg

Installed the AC delete pulley and belt.

http://i.imgur.com/qs6B2gQh.jpg

Frozenboost oil cooler and AN lines from anplumbing.com installed.

http://i.imgur.com/0qnDCSDh.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/tM0UOpUh.jpg

Zaluss
07-06-2015, 03:30 AM
July 5th, 2015

The heat exchanger came with a Spal 12" so I went ahead and used that along with a new Flex-a-lite fan I ordered from summit. I wired both to individual 30amp relays triggered by the stock fan harness and they work beautifully. They are both set to pull air into the engine bay. Not sure why the last picture is poor quality but I got lazy and didn't extend the wiring when I should have as you can (kinda) see when I sleeved the wires.

http://i.imgur.com/AtoORovh.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/lM9oMHTh.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/YHNz7hTh.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/OSaSB1Dh.jpg

sloceli
07-06-2015, 09:03 AM
Looks great. Where did you get the AC delete pulley and belt?

Zaluss
07-06-2015, 11:38 AM
Looks great. Where did you get the AC delete pulley and belt?

Pulley part number - 16603-88360
Belt - 99365-21010

http://www.amayama.com/

You can get the pulley locally in the US but it was more expensive than getting it from Japan w/ shipping.

Zaluss
07-11-2015, 10:51 PM
July 11th, 2015

A few updates were missed but I finally got her started. I had everything hooked up yesterday, fluids filled, etc but she would crank and crank but not fire. Spark at the ignition coil, sparks at the plug. Fuel pump tested good. Timing was spot on. Fuel resistor had 12v. Nothing.

I pulled the plugs and they were dry as a bone so the injectors weren't firing. One of my buddies came by and we pulsed each injector per the EFI troubleshooting guide in the BGB. At first only 1 and 4 were going. We started her up and she ran like shit. We pulsed it again and then 1, 2, and 4 were going. We finally pulsed 3 again and now all of them were firing. No idea why but here she goes!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZOYUY8Z5qk

Nitro_Alltrac
07-14-2015, 01:44 AM
Looking really good. Great work.

alltracman78
07-15-2015, 12:41 PM
Nice

I'm kind of jealous, that's a really clean 165. I've always loved how they look.

ChrisD
07-17-2015, 05:15 AM
Congrats!

Zaluss
07-31-2015, 02:13 PM
Thanks guys!

July 31st, 2015

Been a bit since the last update but more progress has been made. Everything has been essentially completed and I'm just waiting on a few bits to arrive:

- HKS T pipe from the UK to complete the intake.
- HKS replacement red 200mm filter.
- 5mm wheel spacers due to rubbing from the coilovers.
- More Toyota pink coolant to fill my WTA system.

I picked up a set of BFGoodrich 195/60R14 G Force Super Sport A/S mounted on the stock wheels. I couldn't decide on what wheels to get so I opted to use the stock ones for now. They fit nicely in my new 2015 Ford Edge :).

http://i.imgur.com/l3tq9a6h.jpg

Brake master cylinder replaced.

http://i.imgur.com/d1PoMz9h.jpg

New endlinks installed. I'll admit that I have no idea what I'm doing when it comes to the coilover installation. Since they were custom from Ceika, they came with no installation instructions. I did my best to install them using similiar BC coilovers from the ST185. I still don't quite understand the camber plate orientation or adjustments so I just left them alone. I'm not even entirely sure I have them on the correct side as they weren't marked. I installed the rear wheels and lowered the car just to eyeball the camber before I take it to the alignment shop. Since the closest performance shop that can align coilovers is quite a distance from me, I'll have to rely on a chain shop to do a basic alignment so I don't destroy my wheels.

Any suggestions regarding adjustment or orientation here would be appreciated! Below picture is of the drivers side rear.
http://i.imgur.com/pkoVhdmh.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/IgjcIEXh.jpg

Zaluss
08-30-2015, 02:01 AM
August 29th, 2015

Another long time since I've updated but I've finally got everything dialed in and running. My first test run out of the garage resulted in a low 500 rpm idle after a short 2 mile journey. I let the car sit overnight and the following day it would die immediately after applying any throttle. I took the throttle body apart and discovered the idle air control valve was clogged with carbon and the little door wasn't moving. Cleaned the IACV and tested the door which worked great. Put it all back together and did another test drive with the new Antera 109 trispokes I found on craigslist. I don't have the coilovers at the ride height I wanted yet because I wanted to leave room for some adjustments without taking the wheels off as I made my measurements. Just enough to get to an alignment shop at least.

Clogged with carbon.
http://i.imgur.com/7HwQ59hl.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/s21xOAIl.jpg

Stopped by an empty church parking lot to take some pictures.
http://i.imgur.com/Vxvdy05l.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/1cLEVoxl.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/XLsQ1yfl.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/efp41wFl.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/9u4d8WIl.jpg

andy
08-31-2015, 03:48 PM
Very nice work. Its pretty typical to have injectors stick after being unused for a while. generally they will come online after a few pulses.

Zaluss
09-28-2015, 12:40 AM
September 27th, 2015

Few things have changed since the last update but not a whole lot. Long story short, I should of replaced the clutch while the engine was out because the clutch is slipping at WOT. No amount of pedal adjustment or bleeding seems to resolve it. That's what I get for being cheap! Now I have to pull the whole engine again (Why you ask? Because center diff). Before I discovered this little problem, I did do a few minor things to the car.

The factory boost gauge wouldn't work with the swap and I didn't want some gauge pod style boost gauge. I discovered an Omori boost gauge that the MR2 guys install in the factory location. Sounds like something I could do!

http://i.imgur.com/8MySu6Ll.jpg (http://imgur.com/8MySu6L)
http://i.imgur.com/l5oEQVnl.jpg (http://imgur.com/l5oEQVn)

Works great. Matches (kinda) the factory 80's style green without being obnoxious.

Also picked up a Twos R Us manual boost controller to compliment the boost gauge. Disabled the TVSV and set the boost to 12psi.

http://i.imgur.com/35UBEywl.jpg (http://imgur.com/35UBEyw)

Cleaned up the interior a bit as well.

http://i.imgur.com/0aS8bA9l.jpg (http://imgur.com/0aS8bA9)

Zaluss
10-04-2015, 02:20 PM
October 3rd, 2015

Preparing to drop the motor for the clutch replacement. Ordered a Clutchmasters Stage III FX300 clutch + ARP Flywheel bolts from Xiiimotorsports. Also ordered an OEM throwout bearing/rear main seal, and new pressure plate bolts. I damaged the pricey vacuum nipples for the power steering pump in the process of removal.

http://i.imgur.com/hB3hX2sl.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/1oXnfjHl.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/VLwuvaHl.jpg

Salvaging my fresh Redline trans oil. $17/quart ain't cheap.

http://i.imgur.com/FTSL0oEl.jpg

Engine dropped.

http://i.imgur.com/rsu8HNUl.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/qejKuJ5l.jpg

Two hours wiggling that bastard off via the 'silo' method.

http://i.imgur.com/uaTbqMvl.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/CmcVDgtl.jpg

Well that explains why the car was slipping under any power..

http://i.imgur.com/iw4EXH2l.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/6AxIfBKl.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/JO7QPiel.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/rnVhdrkl.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/OuLTFijl.jpg

ChrisD
10-04-2015, 04:01 PM
Love the boost gauge install! Clean look much like I did mine. Too bad about the clutch though. Is the slipping better when at stock boost?

Sent from my LG-H812 using Tapatalk

Zaluss
10-04-2015, 09:21 PM
Love the boost gauge install! Clean look much like I did mine. Too bad about the clutch though. Is the slipping better when at stock boost?

Sent from my LG-H812 using Tapatalk
It slipped anytime the boost gauge went past 0 haha. This should help. Needs a new face though.
http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/04/4602c4878c7905e33ca18830e72ac8bc.jpg

Zaluss
10-10-2015, 10:39 PM
October 10th, 2015

Stuff has arrived and stuff needs to be replaced.

Removing the rear main seal.
http://i.imgur.com/HybmVvql.jpg

New OEM seal.
http://i.imgur.com/tv2CZ7dl.jpg

Resurfaced OEM flywheel. Opted against using the Fidanza one.
http://i.imgur.com/bWtkarOl.jpg

Sexy surface.
http://i.imgur.com/I5Y1cZXl.jpg

ARP Flywheel bolts and Loctite 242.
http://i.imgur.com/ZU9D8RJl.jpg

Installed and torqued to spec. What a PITA to hold the flywheel in place to do it.
http://i.imgur.com/T1VtP9rl.jpg

Clutchmaster FX300 fitted.
http://i.imgur.com/2HN14nVl.jpg

New OEM pressure plate bolts.
http://i.imgur.com/hATgUpFl.jpg

Installed and torqued to spec. Torque specs was rather low in the manual (17-20 ft lb iirc) so I added some loctite.
http://i.imgur.com/cxreQfjl.jpg

Pricey moly paste and OEM throwout bearing.
http://i.imgur.com/drlodXQl.jpg

Lubing the slave contact.
http://i.imgur.com/ahQ5CfYl.jpg

Lubing the bearing contact points.
http://i.imgur.com/BVgzGDYl.jpg

Lubing the pivot.
http://i.imgur.com/lac10KCl.jpg

Installed.
http://i.imgur.com/qJrpm3el.jpg

Close up. You can see the nice thin layer of moly lube on the shaft. I put a very slight layer of antiseize on the spline as well.
http://i.imgur.com/gOnTF7Rl.jpg

Back together. Probably throw it back in the car tomorrow or next weekend.
http://i.imgur.com/owaoYzll.jpg

Zaluss
11-14-2015, 09:26 PM
Long time no update (again). Clutch finished, engine mounted, etc. Started her up today and smoke starting pouring out of the engine bay. I thought I messed up the clutch install until...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gr2Nmn9xLo8

I guess I'm picking up that ebay exhaust for the ST185 afterall.

GT4_Dred
01-06-2016, 10:00 PM
Looking good! The 3rd gen has to be my favorite swap for the 165..

Zaluss
06-25-2016, 02:59 PM
Whew missed a whole bunch of updates...

November 22nd 2015

So after burning through all the oil in the exhaust, I took an angle grinder to cut out the sections and disconnect it from the down pipe. The muffler was already rusted through and disconnected so it simply fell off once removed from the exhaust hangers. Still had a Toyota part number stamped on it so it could of been original. Probably was.

It was starting to show its love.

http://i.imgur.com/zDw2Gcal.jpg

I had a few choices at this point: 1) HKS ST185 Catback+Trackforge midpipe. Pricey as it would put me over $1500. 2) Custom exhaust. 3) Ebay Exhaust for $250...

I went with the Ebay option.

Arrived in good condition. Seems high quality.

http://i.imgur.com/9thzzB5l.jpg

I was anticipating having to mange this thing in there with some hammerlike persuasion but much to my surprise, it fit really well.

http://i.imgur.com/6iGH3hfl.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/oIfPvktl.jpg

The most difficult part to bolt together.

http://i.imgur.com/RmlRqSVl.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/tNJBcRRl.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/Mqq51Dyl.jpg

One of the exhaust hangers doesn't reach. I'll need to get a longer one.

http://i.imgur.com/Jm6hwLgl.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/zYhHVX6l.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/Le2ee0Tl.jpg

Autozone exhaust clamp. Leaked so I'll need to get a better quality one.

http://i.imgur.com/OvyePnSl.jpg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3zrl569pIw

Overall I'm satisfied with the fit and finish. I'll have to do a proper test once I get a new exhaust clamp.

I had to snap some pics to insure my car with Hagerty. Agreed value of $15,000 for around $500/yr isn't too bad considering all the money I've poured into this (around $14,000 on my spreadsheet :eek: but a lot of that was maintenance). Got my policy approved today so I'm fairly happy with that. I don't want to be in a situation where some asshat nails me at an intersection or sitting at a light on something that is pretty much irreplaceable with nothing to show for it.

Sparco wheels and Rokblok mudflaps. I'm not 100% on the mudflap placement.

http://i.imgur.com/n5ApXVsh.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/ET4t2mzh.jpg?1

http://i.imgur.com/WjzhkpMh.jpg?1

http://i.imgur.com/rbBTRYdh.jpg

Pulled the passenger hub off and discovered whoever was there before me crossthreaded and mushroomed the axle. As soon as I broke the nut loose, it was a struggle to get it off. What a mess. The hub is getting a fresh bearing and seal. The bushings look pretty good so I'll leave those alone for now (plus I really don't want to do the other side). Since I'm already under here, I decided to crack open the torsen diff to make sure everything looks good on the inside before I swap it out with the factory open diff. It was very gooey inside.

http://i.imgur.com/DcJvoToh.jpg

The hell...

http://i.imgur.com/HiJwA3zh.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/foPwytth.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/ojuuwmEh.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/p0lipS2h.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/6M3aDGah.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/IbhJbmEh.jpg

This bushing isn't looking too hot. Seems a bit leaky as well.

http://i.imgur.com/2wrD0Tzh.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/fiBYKbSh.jpg

Zaluss
06-25-2016, 03:00 PM
January 17th, 2016

ST205 torsen diff is prepped with new seals and Toyota red FIPG. BRD diff mount ordered so its time to drop the factory diff.

Dropping the diff was a bigger pain than I anticipated but it came off after about an hour of wrestling.

http://i.imgur.com/aXO9deoh.jpg

Cruddy factory differential.

http://i.imgur.com/Snxfniwh.jpg

Cracked open after draining. It had a bit less than a quart of fluid. Factory calls for 1.1 quarts.

http://i.imgur.com/6xCHyIbh.jpg

Factory open diff vs torsen LSD.

http://i.imgur.com/n8hmoW4h.jpghttp://i.imgur.com/6M3aDGah.jpg

ST165 vs ST205 diff cover.

http://i.imgur.com/xo3vDlSh.jpghttp://i.imgur.com/IbhJbmEh.jpg

Long time no update. I've been driving the car on the weekends only for the past few months, ironing a few issues here and there.

Forgot to post the pictures of the diff installation in January.

ST205 Torsen diff installed. Not a terrible job. Also picked up a poly diff and replaced the factory rubber.

http://i.imgur.com/SYa82lRh.jpg

BRD poly mount installed.

http://i.imgur.com/3tJxAtah.jpg

Diff installed.

http://i.imgur.com/PIxf0Och.jpg

Now to yesterday.

I started overboosting and hitting 20-22 PSI then my CEL came on for fuel cut. I spent the whole day trying to figure out why until I found that the nipple cap on the wastegate to the turbo VSV blew off. Guess I forgot to secure it :laugh:

http://i.imgur.com/KxiGA0Fl.jpg

Other than that, here is how she sits for now. I'm about at the 400 mile mark since the swap to give you an idea of how much i've driven her. One or two shows in that time as well. At around 500 I'll be sending an oil analysis to Blackstone to see how the engine looks.

http://i.imgur.com/semRFGa.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/IcPOIDo.jpg

Zaluss
06-25-2016, 03:01 PM
Last weekend I pulled into the garage after a short drive and noticed only one of the fans working. I took a peak at the wiring and saw one of the spade connectors had been pulled out of the fuse holder. Instead of reconnecting it, I decided to redo them entirely with room for expansion as it was just a bunch of wires I stuffed behind the battery :banghead:.

Taking some inspiration from here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvFHA1xY10w.

First I wired it up.
http://i.imgur.com/PrdAFJAl.jpg (http://imgur.com/PrdAFJA)

Then had my fiance wire it to the fans and the battery. She also stole my celica shirt for this :laugh:
http://i.imgur.com/lnZh9Ual.jpg (http://imgur.com/lnZh9Ua)
http://i.imgur.com/thpxBB4l.jpg (http://imgur.com/thpxBB4)

Temporary place until I get a smaller Odyssey battery.
http://i.imgur.com/XLgoIrfl.jpg (http://imgur.com/XLgoIrf)

In-cabin relays for future gauge expansion in the passenger footwell.
http://i.imgur.com/VdQgedKl.jpg (http://imgur.com/VdQgedK)

And of course a quick rear end shot.
http://i.imgur.com/9BAx2w7l.jpg (http://imgur.com/9BAx2w7)

Picked up a PLX wideband and oil temp/pressure sensors. More pics to come!

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160617/6e91e25c1fff9b4eccaaa76fcba2ceac.jpg

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160617/6957590724bd61978aa811b0b60d5cdd.jpg

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Due to the lack of room between the oil pressure sensor and the intercooler, I have to remotely mount the sensor. I stumbled upon this thread on the MR2OC forums and went ahead and bought the parts. http://www.mr2oc.com/58-3sgte-mk1-5/466641-oil-pressure-sensor-issues.html.

Parts ordered:

http://i.imgur.com/Ni7PMJBl.jpg

Order received from Jegs (Summit was OOS on the brake line).

http://i.imgur.com/0tLwBv0l.jpg

Installed into the head.

http://i.imgur.com/LOxqqObl.jpg

Remote installed using some galvanized hanger brackets I had laying around.

http://i.imgur.com/8gaNvmrl.jpg

Installing the oil temp sensor was a breeze. The Gen3 3SGTE block conveniently leaves three open 3/8 BSPT ports above the oil filter housing. May have been used/leftover for racing use. Who knows? Either way, I removed the threaded insert with an allen wrench. I had the worse time looking for a 3/8 BSPT to 1/8 NPT adapter until I stumbled across 42 Draft designs EVO adapter. Since it was the only one available, I went ahead and ordered that one.

http://i.imgur.com/G3FFdfDl.jpg (http://imgur.com/G3FFdfD)

http://i.imgur.com/1ie2dKdl.jpg

Better reference.

http://www.shinny.co.uk/mr2rev3turbooilsensorlocations.png

Installed.

http://i.imgur.com/Cw7wuq0l.jpg (http://imgur.com/Cw7wuq0)

Wired up.

http://i.imgur.com/4nv8DCzl.jpg (http://imgur.com/4nv8DCz)


I was bored tonight so I decided to cut open my OEM Toyota filter to look for metal chunks and overall curiosity. I've cut open cheaper store brand filters so I did not expect all these components.

http://i.imgur.com/0hNutgkm.jpg (http://imgur.com/0hNutgk)
http://i.imgur.com/JHs0tW9m.jpg (http://imgur.com/JHs0tW9)
http://i.imgur.com/Mrt3hF7m.jpg (http://imgur.com/Mrt3hF7)
http://i.imgur.com/SlS1UWxm.jpg (http://imgur.com/SlS1UWx)
http://i.imgur.com/XMYOQfFm.jpg (http://imgur.com/XMYOQfF)
http://i.imgur.com/66CYjqam.jpg (http://imgur.com/66CYjqa)
http://i.imgur.com/aHiFAVhm.jpg (http://imgur.com/aHiFAVh)
http://i.imgur.com/ZYWyI0Hm.jpg (http://imgur.com/ZYWyI0H)

Zaluss
06-26-2016, 01:04 AM
PLX DM-6 installed.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GR_bKmXjZ7A

Zaluss
07-09-2016, 08:28 PM
On the 4th of July I was cruising along with my buddy when all of a sudden the car started to loose power. I glance at my AFR and its pegged at 10, even at idle. Giving it ANY power made it nearly die, along with a sputter of backfires. Essentially dumping fuel. I pulled into a parking lot and code 31 popped up, which is a vacuum sensor fault for gen3. I unplugged the battery, blew out the MAP sensor, and babied the car home.

Thanks to PrimeMR2, I acquired a brand new gen3 map sensor which included the MR2 bracket. The bracket allowed me to mount the boost sensor to the firewall instead of being zip tied under the power steering high pressure hose.

http://i.imgur.com/LLNKjbLl.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/ax7KKFQl.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/8IC11lTl.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/wfCEMyEl.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/pahCJDdl.jpg

I also needed an alignment so I took it to Meisterwerks in Renton, WA. They opened up a new shop with a fancy alignment machine so I took the car down.

http://i.imgur.com/vUPU27sl.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/a2kqFyDl.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/e3Krcb4l.jpg

Shadowlife25
07-09-2016, 10:36 PM
Cool man, hope it keeps doing well.

Zaluss
07-30-2016, 11:09 PM
Finally picked up a set of JDM corners. Needed some polishing so I polished and then wired it up.

http://i.imgur.com/HGddzK2h.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/zCaMCDuh.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/i285RMMh.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/Gr1NFmdh.jpg

Moved the placement of my turbosmart boost controller to a mounted position on the factory BOV.

http://i.imgur.com/uLdLrvah.jpg

Also took a few interior shots in the sun because why not?

http://i.imgur.com/Gf2UmHFh.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/1DMbGGEh.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/wkga1Xph.jpg

Murgatroy
07-31-2016, 02:07 AM
Looks really good. I would like an ST165. If I were still into Celicas.

Shadowlife25
08-01-2016, 10:33 PM
That interior looks as sexy as the one in my old one that Tim now owns. :) Very nice!

Nitro_Alltrac
08-27-2016, 02:11 PM
Excellent work. The car looks great. You've given me a few ideas.

Zaluss
09-06-2016, 03:17 PM
Excellent work. The car looks great. You've given me a few ideas.

Thanks man.

End of Summer Upgrade

I spent the last few weeks upgrading a few key components:

1) Larger heat exchanger.
2) Larger IC pump
3) Heat wrap top mount heat exchanger
4) Cut and fiberglass the ST205 original airbox.
5) Run a force-fed intake from the lower front bumper. Inspiration from here: http://www.alltrac.net/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=44&t=50901
6) Battery relocation to trunk.

Heat exchanger arrives.

http://i.imgur.com/yvNMQ6tl.jpg

Xbox One S controller for scale.

http://i.imgur.com/vz65jprl.jpg

Draining the coolant from the original IC.

http://i.imgur.com/rExdgcNl.jpg

Intercooler removal.

http://i.imgur.com/AOw6fr1l.jpg

Bosch/cobra pump installed.

http://i.imgur.com/7R3NdNgl.jpg

Using zip ties to measure positioning.

http://i.imgur.com/MKPN2w6l.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/cBnbYOfl.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/fhofE8El.jpg

Using some threaded rod and rod ends, heat exchanger mounted.

http://i.imgur.com/gA3M5v9l.jpg

Heat wrapped the top mount intercooler

http://i.imgur.com/KmRSMgZl.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/PCYfpJYl.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/gfOqVBal.jpg

Fiberglassed and fitted ST205 airbox. No pics of fiberglass process (sorry). It required the entire bottom section to be cut and fiberglassed over.

http://i.imgur.com/2FQ69Pql.jpg

Used an aluminum project box to store my various fan and accessory relays.

http://i.imgur.com/oJog002l.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/7BcT4Wll.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/RXyCM7Ul.jpg

Cut a 3" hole to run the air ducting to the factory airbox.

http://i.imgur.com/naSdVwYll.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/im3XlXvl.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/5AHnZEVl.jpg

Bumper hole still needs some triming.

http://i.imgur.com/p4PlkvYl.jpg

Battery mounted in the rear passenger hatch.

http://i.imgur.com/BhlkwaGl.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/fqKrMzGl.jpg

Still a few more things to do so I'll add more pictures once completed.

ChrisD
09-10-2016, 02:04 PM
Looking great! Love the relay box. Noticed you pulled out the centre support for the rad support - I did too. Might have to add in a new piece to keep it from flexing so you can close your hood. I just used a piece of flat metal stock, worked great. Freed up a bunch of space over the stock bulky one.

Zaluss
09-10-2016, 04:43 PM
Looking great! Love the relay box. Noticed you pulled out the centre support for the rad support - I did too. Might have to add in a new piece to keep it from flexing so you can close your hood. I just used a piece of flat metal stock, worked great. Freed up a bunch of space over the stock bulky one.

Thanks man. I may or may not have used a couple of large black zip ties to bring the hood down until I get something fabbed up.

Zaluss
09-12-2016, 12:55 PM
Oil analysis came back from Blackstone Labs. I'm pretty pleased.

http://i.imgur.com/OiorTco.png