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Re: Grand Turismo - Aussie ST185 - dyno results in

Postby redGT4 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 9:00 am

There's nothing like a cruise to the beach on a warm summer evening to watch the girlies in bikinis walk by. At least my car gets admiring looks, though it could be me getting the looks - nah, who am i kidding - its the car.

Oh it's winter where you are? No beach? Oh well :lol:
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Re: Grand Turismo - Aussie ST185 - dyno results in

Postby MWP » Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:30 am

Did you get out to ToyoShow at all?
Would have been good to have another GT4 there... we had 3 (two 185s, and one 165).
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Re: Grand Turismo - Aussie ST185 - dyno results in

Postby redGT4 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:20 am

MWP wrote:Did you get out to ToyoShow at all?
Would have been good to have another GT4 there... we had 3 (two 185s, and one 165).


I didn't get there.Well done for the top club display.. I watched the vids on your ytube channel. I did see a silver gen 2 (i think) pull up in a servo. Looked awesome. Are you thinking of going to the Old Skool & New Age show at christies beach? One month away on the 27 march, barring heavy rain on the day, me and my mate (you met him on the cruise awhile back) will be entering ours (though his group A shits on mine for looks).


And now back to the gt4. I'm holding off on any mods at the moment, except for a new shifter boot ( i had one made up but its a little too tight for my liking) to save some cash for some work around the house and the daily driver. So i'll put my stereo back in and clean it up. A half hour detailing every couple of days passes the time.
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Re: Grand Turismo - Aussie ST185 - dyno results in

Postby MWP » Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:41 am

Yup, will be down at the Old Skool & New Age for a look.
Not entering though.

Will also be at All Jap Day this Sunday at Wigley.
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Re: Grand Turismo - Aussie ST185 - another problem *sigh*

Postby redGT4 » Thu Mar 04, 2010 11:12 pm

so i checked NGK's website for their oxysensors. 3sgte - covers 89-99. So i ordered the part and sure enough, 2 weeks waiting, the fucking plug is wrong. Right part number, wrong plug. Different plug, the 4 pins are around the wrong way, mine are parallel to the divider, these are at right angles, not even a semblance of being the right plug :bangshead:.
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Re: Grand Turismo - Aussie ST185 - another problem *sigh*

Postby MWP » Fri Mar 05, 2010 2:11 am

That sucks.
Cut off the plug and solder?
Itll still work ok.

Im entering a Motorkhana (Monarto) for the first time this Sunday.
Im hoping for rain... getting a GT4 around those hats sharply might be an issue otherwise :doh:
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Re: Grand Turismo - Aussie ST185 - another problem *sigh*

Postby redGT4 » Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:55 am

MWP wrote:That sucks.
Cut off the plug and solder?
Itll still work ok.



So i called up NGK and spoke to one of their engineers about the listing on their website, the plug details etc. The plug was a special order thru autobarn noarlunga, so i took it back there. Chris also called the engineer at NGK, who in the half hour i since i spoke to him had been working on the problem. He said he'll check with the engineers in Japan to cross reference the part numbers and schematics of the 3sgte plugs on all models, world wide, and find one to suit.

Otherwise it's a universal 4 wire exchange and some cuttin' and wirin'. We'll see next week.

As i write this my mate is driving back across the country with a white group A chock full of spares. now thats a fucking road trip :smokes: He called from Wagga Wagga this afternoon, loving the car, and already had an offer on it!
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Re: Grand Turismo - Aussie ST185 - another problem *sigh*

Postby MWP » Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:54 pm

Oh well, at least they are giving you decent service in finding the correct part.
BTW, your old O2 sensor was 4-wire??
All 165/185s ive seen have been single wire.

Another grpA 185 in Adelaide then? Awesome.
He'll have to join up to CCCSA too... then about 1/2 our members will have GT4's :P
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Re: Grand Turismo - Aussie ST185 -

Postby redGT4 » Sat Mar 06, 2010 5:57 am

yep. 4 wire. No ABS as well. :shrug: I've put the 02 sensor back in, not that it matters i've got no petrol and it's what ~$1.60 a liter at the moment - i'll wait until after the long weekend to fill up.

Took a ride in the group a about 1/2 an hour ago. Very tight, no squeaks or rattles, shifts way better than mine. running 8psi. Has a fucking awesome Sainz signature metal gear knob, silver with a red signature, never seen one like it before.
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Re: Grand Turismo - Aussie ST185 - new pics

Postby redGT4 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:08 am

A short cruise today - up to Mt Bold Reservoir and down to the beach.


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Re: Grand Turismo - Aussie ST185 - new pics

Postby MWP » Thu Mar 11, 2010 2:45 pm

Did you go down onto Aldinga beach?

Its mucho fun doing 4 wheel slides on the sand :D
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Re: Grand Turismo - Aussie ST185 - new pics

Postby redGT4 » Mon Mar 22, 2010 11:23 pm

MWP wrote:Did you go down onto Aldinga beach?

Its mucho fun doing 4 wheel slides on the sand :D


Yeah, used to do that all the time as a P plater down on Moana beach. Cops will get you for hoon driving on the sand as well.


Just getting my car ready for the show on saturday, so i am cleaning and detailing anything visible. Somewhere along the line there must have been an explosion in the interior as the carpets are stained with Coke (i think, could be Pepsi :) ) front to back and under the seats ???. Got most of it removed or at least less visible after a few tries at it.

I am a bit annoyed at the cars paintwork though - The swirl marks show up clearly on the metallic red; lots of paint chips need attending to (a few from my gravel road adventures when i first bought it) and the side moldings are peeling. As well as i need to fix the front bumper as seen in the b&w photo above, and the bumper is scraped underneath pretty badly.
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Re: Grand Turismo - Aussie ST185 - new pics

Postby MWP » Tue Mar 23, 2010 1:16 am

See you there.
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Re: Grand Turismo - Aussie ST185 - new pics

Postby redGT4 » Thu Mar 25, 2010 6:16 am

Added my fire extinguisher last night. I would have preferred it parallel to the passengers seat, but all those lines that run underneath it plus its a little too bulky for there. My tunnel was all clean so some self tappers worked okay. I practiced a couple of times getting to it - like 'oh f*** I'm on fire' , popping the bonnet and runnin around the front. You can never be too careful :D (spray between the cracked bonnet, or down the vents, don't open it up!) .You can see the old stain at the bottom of the footwell. It will not budge. I may eventually rip the carpet out and steam clean it, because i still haven't found molded carpets for '185s.

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Went for a cruise down Myponga Reservoir, across the dam and down to Normanville, hit the bakery then the beach, then back again. It is an awesome road. It pretty much covers every corner type on a road with some short straights, blind corners, cliff faces, horizon corners ( you see nothing but the end of the road and sky, like those swimming pools, so you brake a bit earlier and heavier :) ) , hairpins and switchbacks. I might have to come with a name for it - There's a Tail of the Dragon road posted on these forums, something like that.
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Re: Grand Turismo - Aussie ST185 - new pics

Postby MWP » Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:45 am

Fire extinguisher looks shiny :D
Is it CAMS approved though?
They need to be if your going to participate in any kind of motorsport event.

That is a great drive down that way.
We'll be doing part of it on our next club cruise to Victor in a few weeks time.
Its a pitty there is normally a lot of traffic along there though.
My faves are all in the Clarendon and eastern hills (like Adel Lobethal Rd) areas.
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