Project Stormbringer


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That's alot of work. Must be a fantastic feeling getting it running again.

I can't believe you found those OEM parts. You can't find an OEM reman rack for alot of newer cars, never mind an 80s one.

As far as pulling that rack; sometimes it's easier to remove one (or both) of the outer tie rods vs pulling a bunch of other stuff out.
For future reference.


It's coming together. It's also falling apart. :p

For whatever reason the oil pump on my last test fire overpressurized and blew out the seals on my oil warmer, so once again a step backwards while I have to sort that out. There's also a slow drip from I think the gearbox pinion seal that I'm not too happy about. I haven't really driven her in a while now and I don't feel comfortable dropping coin on tires when I have these stupid little gremlins still cropping up.

I also ditched that obnoxiously loud Walbro with a Denso pump. Not the Supra TT pump as that's basically impossible to find genuine units anymore, so I went for the next best thing: The ST205 stock pump. Which the p/n aliases to a few curiosities including the supercharged Previa...and the V12 Century. o_O I'm not planning to do any crazy power builds so this should be more than adequate. Also it seems to have cleared up the rich exhaust smell that was annoying me, so small blessings I guess.


Now my replacement intercooler - which I had to grab because the original one was hemorrhaging into the intake causing visible vapor out the tailpipe - is now doing the exact same thing. Drained and removed it, idle tested and nothing of note either out the exhaust or out of the turbo running that way. Plus there is significant coolant residue at the throttle body, but none behind it so I suspect the IAT gasket is still intact. So I need Yet Another ST205 Intercooler™. FML.