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Saving a canadian ST185

Postby tyler » Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:35 pm

*First couple posts have been copied from my local motorclub forum* I picked this celica up from platinum shift(was a customers car in the shop for a blown motor) somewhere around 2004-2005. I swapped the motor and got it on the road, drove it for a very brief period and then sold it to my mom a couple years later she over boosted and blew up the engine again. a new engine was put in (not by me), after this swap the car had many various issues and engine codes from turbo pressure sensor, knock sensor, water temp sensor, as well as none of the running lights or gauge cluster lights working and a nasty oil leak from the oil pump. At this point(late 2008) my parents moved to BC and did not want to bother with the headache of trying to repair everything and get the car through a safety they put it out at our farm to sit and rot, that pretty much is the entire history of the car that I know. Now for some pictures!

How it has sat for the last 5 years, unwanted and abandoned
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Loaded up and ready to go home
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Back in the garage, extremely faded paint
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interior removed, drivers floor pan rust repaired and por-15'ed, running light/ cluster light and charging issue all sorted out at this time as well
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Carpets and plastics all pressure washed and sound deadening removed
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Nice clean carpet re-installed
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Seats and dash installed
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Timing belt covers off and pass side motor mount removed, not much room to work in here!!
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Timing belt removed ready for oil pump removal
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Re: Saving a canadian ST185

Postby tyler » Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:36 pm

Oil pump removed, cracked seal causing leak visable in top left corner
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There is still lots to do, but I am not very good at remembering to take pictures
so updates may be sporadic
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Re: Saving a canadian ST185

Postby tyler » Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:37 pm

Waiting on the seal for the oil pump, can't get one untill Tuesday. While I am waiting I decided I should relocate the battery from the extremely crowded mess of an engine bay to the trunk

Had to do some surgery on the harness to get the factory battery cables out, ran the new power wire to the starter and a lead into the body harness from there
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Found a nice unused grommet in the fender well to run power wire into the car
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Final install will be over top of trunk carpet, possibly in a different box.
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Re: Saving a canadian ST185

Postby tyler » Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:41 pm

Got the oil pump back together and timing belt re-installed, car is running again! No visible leaks anywhere, $12 fix... 5 hours of work
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Moving the battery into the trunk allows me to run my intake straight to the fender, eventually I will build an intake box in this corner

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Got a 60 durometer urethane putty and filled the front and rear torque mounts as they were extremely sloppy, didn't want to go with any harder of a urethane as this is still going to be a daily driver.
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Re: Saving a canadian ST185

Postby WarTowels » Wed Mar 20, 2013 2:03 am

Looks like a great start!

Quite surprised you got it running so quickly after 5 years outside!

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Re: Saving a canadian ST185

Postby Rick89GTS » Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:10 am

The moisture and condensation must've been a killer. Good work :)
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Re: Saving a canadian ST185

Postby underscore » Wed Mar 20, 2013 2:26 pm

Poor car :( it seems to have held up extremely well considering how it sat, was it frozen inside a glacier or something :P
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Re: Saving a canadian ST185

Postby CSAlltrac » Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:50 pm

Nice save man, keep it up!
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Re: Saving a canadian ST185

Postby Flyin' Bryan » Sun Apr 28, 2013 1:25 am

Hey Tyler, Didn't notice 'till now you had a thread on here too. Did you find anything you needed at Brock salvage? There is 2 other 5th gens at Bucks as well if you still need some parts.
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