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#296824 Future Celica Owner

Posted by Cuts on 03 April 2015 - 09:25 AM

Yes, like the man said, build something like this.



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#263532 Carbon Fibre Trims

Posted by TD. on 23 September 2012 - 11:42 PM

The faux carbon fiber piece that runs from parking light to parking light is held on by 7 screws and 3 clips...Toyota call it a "radiator grille" its part number is 53111‑20650
With the hood up
Remove the parking lights
Then remove the plastic cover between the headlights, its held on by 3 standard screws and 5 annoying screws which require you to hold the outter ring edge with your finger while using the screwdriver to turn the head of the screw....very annoying indeed.
With this removed the carbon piece is no longer attached by anything more than 3 clips, you just hold it with both hands and pull it...gently.
The 3 clips should stay in place on the car body, mine are old and kinda broken so they stick to the carbon trim and can be a right pain in the ass to re-install.

The faux carbon trim on the headlight, Toyota call it "Retractable Headlamp Garnish" part number 54107‑20030 is pretty straight forward to remove but be delicate or you might break something and the carbon trim will vibrate all the time.
Pop up the headlights....take out the headlight fuse if you like safety first.
You should notice 2 nuts on the underside of the carbon trim piece, remove both of these.
From memory the carbon trim should just pull right off with the bolts attached to it, they are attached with really brittle plastic bits....dont force anything if it dosnt wanna give.
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#300132 What car should st182er get???

Posted by pinkst162formylady on 21 September 2015 - 12:18 PM

St205 close thread
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#275548 OZCelica Decals

Posted by es_er_ge on 25 July 2013 - 07:45 PM

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#304898 New member with a ST185

Posted by catlica on 28 August 2017 - 12:16 AM

Hey guys,


New member from Sydney NSW. Owns a 1990 Celica GT4 St185. Mostly stock except it spots a ST205 rear diff, BC coilovers and an aluminium radiator. Paint is original. It's done 285000km (previous owner says its mostly due to highway driving) with no engine rebuild but everything still works perfectly and runs well. No tears in the interior too. Hopefully I wont be needing an engine rebuild soon.  :laugh2:


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#296899 Should I buy an immaculate 205 group a

Posted by bud on 06 April 2015 - 02:47 PM

Don't buy it. The steering wheel is upside down!


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#284203 Turbo Upgrades

Posted by GT-FOUR on 20 February 2014 - 09:15 AM

I find my GT4 really easy to work on.


Here's a tip.......


Go to your nearest ATM, take out bulk and I mean BULK cash, and throw it at your mechanic. Makes working on these things a breeze!

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#279250 7th Gen Owners checking in?

Posted by lylee on 09 October 2013 - 01:25 PM

yay car should finally be up and running again soon
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#274006 What's a perfect spacer size?

Posted by trd_st_162 on 25 June 2013 - 12:31 PM

I always say, the right wheel for the right car :)

I know its not always easy to find them, but they do come up.
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#273078 What's a good air filter pod filter ?

Posted by Thirteen13 on 05 June 2013 - 11:06 AM

Anyone with a marketing degree can write features X Y and Z features on a product box to sell stuff, but from tests and information ive seen, never once has it yielded any engine power gain. The only gain is someones opinion, usually the car owner and its:
"Yeah it felt soo much faster" or "Sounds mad"
Really isnt proof of anything. Sure you could say, if so many people believe its true, surely something too it, but then many people believe of a man in the sky also!

I'm all for modding, but to spend $300 on something that yields either none or a bee's dick gain at the sacrifice of the longevity of my motor...mmmm ill pass. Your better off spending that money on a gym membership, lose some weight and car will go faster :D
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#262117 From WA & looking for a car.

Posted by bonezi89 on 05 September 2012 - 10:23 AM

I think noog went past the point of finished a while ago haha. Anytime I feel bad about putting too much money into le car I think of him and feel fine :L
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#300601 Labour cost for piston install (2zzge)

Posted by The__J__Factor on 15 October 2015 - 01:32 PM

So much bad advice in here.

Don't contact random shops that don't have experience with 2zzs for engine building advice. You will get generic advice which may/may not relate to the 2zz. 


2zz rods are extremely strong, no need to replace even for FI. They are beefy as F***. 

2zz cylinder walls can not be honed.

The walls are either in spec for the pistons or it's time for a new block or to sleeve the current block. Then you will also want wisco pistons as the Mahles won't be suitable for iron sleeves. 

If everything is in spec then labor to pull the engine, tear down and re-assemble is not that bad. Can save $800ish by pulling the engine your self and removing all accessories and taking the engine to a builder. 

Need a new gasket kit - use OEM gaskets!

OEM flywheel bolts and head studs are once use items so they need to be replaced too. Either OEM or APR (which are re-usable).

People like to replace oil and water pumps when everything is apart. It's a convenient time. 


Stock 2zz engine is fine around 200 - kws atw.

For that power I wouldn't build the engine (even though I eventually did). Cheaper and easier to replace the engine with another 2zz IF anything did eventually happen. $800 for an engine, couple hundred for fluids and 2 days of work. Easy. 

I ran my sc for ages before building the engine. 5leka ran his turbo for even longer with 200,000kms on the engine and same deal. Never an issue. Both at 200kws. 


Lotus do not change any internals of the 2zz - sc or na.

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