Grand Turismo - Aussie ST185 - track day found the weakness

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Postby redGT4 » Wed Oct 14, 2009 4:44 am

Well when i went to put the lines back on i was WTF? they fitted perfectly before, now. Emails and phone calls later and :

When we did the job, I sent the turbo to my guys in Melbourne – they had all the parts there, and it was easier for them to do the mods needed to get the turbo going.
In the process, the center housing from your turbo was found to be damaged (I missed it here sorry) and the replacement they used was from a different application, with slightly different fitting positions.
Pretty much the only way to make your fittings fit on your turbo is to unfortunately file out the holes on the flanges. The gasket for the oil lines won’t matter that it is just a bit off.
I do apologise for the inconvenience to you in doing this, I wasn’t actually aware of it myself.


yep. always lots of fun working on cars. At least the prob is identified and a solution found. :)
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Postby MWP » Wed Oct 14, 2009 5:07 am

That sucks :(
Hopefully with a little bending they will bolt up ok.
Just do be careful bending those lines, make sure you bend the pipe away from the flanges so you dont crack the welds.

Youve got 1 month to get it running ready for this :)

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Postby redGT4 » Wed Oct 14, 2009 12:01 pm

I have set a november 1st deadline to get it running. Might not wire the boost controller / Fcd / gauges then, save some time.... Work.Tafe.Car. That's the rest of the month sorted. :)

As for the lines. Well i might just file it. Its not to much of a difference, just a few mm.
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Postby redGT4 » Sat Oct 17, 2009 10:12 am

Well i went to see the fella who owns the local dyno (about 15 mins walk away, two minute drive or tow lol):

http://www.classicperformance.com.au

He's been in the game for thirty years or so, has had his own workshop there for about 10 years iirc, doesn't advertise much either, alot of his work is word of mouth.

$160 (aussie) for a dyno tune; check afr's etc. need to book about 3-4 weeks in advance. Nice clean a/c'd dyno cell. Said he ran a big block chev in there on back during the heat wave (about 5 days of 43 - 45 c weather) with no probs, which is good as summer is almost here!

Good thing is he is friends with the design/owner of Vipec ecu's too so knows them inside out. If i ever wish to change ecu's i'll sure as hell go that one.

If first impressions count, then it's all positive for me. He was happy to chat, friendly, and when the owner comes out with his hands covered in grease its always a good sign.

So finally, things are looking good for teh gt4

hmmm....adelaide celica dyno day? (for the two of us rofl!)
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Postby redGT4 » Tue Oct 20, 2009 10:59 am

Not exactly a celica update, but i finished work for the day, go to my DD and its WTF? First warm day of spring and the radiator decided to have a hissy fit. 5 litre capacity and took 3 litres of water. :( Nothing like driving for 40 minutes under the limit with one eye on the temp gauge saying things like "c'mon baby, you can do it" or "okay, you can make it up the hill." until you finally get home its "f*** yeah, i'm proud of ya!"


Well, it seems i took a rockstrike in the radiator, now my pockets lighter. bastard. :doh:
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Postby MWP » Wed Oct 21, 2009 1:52 am

Ouch, thats sucks.
At least youll now know you have a decent new radiator for summer.
I think ill be doing the same too... my thermo comes on while driving at normal road speeds :(

That Classic Performance Dyno Centre workshop looks good.
Ill keep it in mind for next time i need mine on the rollers.

The Classic Celica Club has a dyno day once or twice a year.
The last was a few months ago.
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Postby redGT4 » Wed Oct 21, 2009 10:01 am

Well it wasn't a rock, it was a piece of glass that hit like bullet in the worst place possible. :cry: prob on the southern expressway.

while i was waiting, managed to fit the turbo coolant line. Still doesn't line up with the hole accurately enough for me, but if it doesn't leak, i'll be happy, if it does, it'll be a trip back to the engineering shop for some new lines.

Gotta get a new alt' belt as well as it's cracked to shit.

everyday i get more and more keen to finish but my deadline is creeping back to 15th november.

@mwp, president of the club,:shock:....do gt4's count :D
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Postby redGT4 » Mon Oct 26, 2009 9:34 am

Well i've had a shoulder strain for the last 10 days, which sucks big time, but i managed to put the turbo back on, attach some of the lines and dp.

Need to a get a few little things for the car, like oil and coolant, some bolts to attach the oxy sensor, alternator belt. Then work out the small probs that crop up along the way.

hmm...not much more to update.
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Postby MWP » Mon Oct 26, 2009 2:03 pm

redGT4 wrote:@mwp, president of the club,:shock:....do gt4's count :D


They certainly do :)
As Toyota dont make Celica's anymore, we consider them all to be classics :P
Youre very welcome to join the club if you are interested.
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Postby redGT4 » Sun Nov 22, 2009 5:32 am

Almost there. With the hottest november week for a hundred years I cant be fucked working under the car. :D

Plus tafe assignments for software development need to be done. :D

Thats all.
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Postby MWP » Sun Nov 22, 2009 2:00 pm

Yup, not the best weather :(

Im quite happy though... i was out at the Classic Adelaide on Wed & Thurs.
My GT4 had no issues blasting through the hills in the heat :)
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Postby redGT4 » Sun Nov 29, 2009 5:16 am

Nice. I've never got to the Classic stages, even though some of them are only few minutes away.
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Postby redGT4 » Sat Dec 05, 2009 5:42 am

Hell Yeah! Got the turbo back. All good. Put everything back together, and she cranks, but won't catch and my rad fan is constantly on ( haven't searched the forums for that yet, but i know there's a few posts about it). Pulled the plugs and they're rooted. So new plugs and she should catch. Maybe. Fingers crossed. :D

Then i can wash her, she is so dusty and cobweb covered.
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Postby redGT4 » Thu Dec 10, 2009 12:50 am

ITS ALIVE!

I fucked the afm when i removed it at the start of the year :oops: so a new afm and it turned over and idle like it hadn't been off the road.

Now for a dyno tune.
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Postby MWP » Thu Dec 10, 2009 7:02 am

Awesome, well done.

Post up the dyno sheet in here when you get it.
Itll be interesting to see.
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