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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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#257605 Ozcelica general awesomeness

Posted by Cuts on 24 June 2012 - 11:13 PM

Hey guys, I'm just having a touching moment I thought I would share. There has been a nice influx of new members recently and OzCelica has really picked up again. there has been some genuinely interesting topics posted and some good builds going on.
Keep it up guys.

From the Admin and Moderator crew.
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#253563 Outage - 12 April

Posted by sharmz on 12 April 2012 - 08:16 AM

Hi all,

Just wanted to update you on our progress. We experienced some database problems approx 6-8 weeks ago which corrupted some of our tables. We've slowly manage to recover the tables and eliminate any content loss, except for some users accounts which I've manually been working through.
My Thanks goes to Ian (Champ) who originally brought this to my attention.

Some addtional work will be done offline and we will also be patching in some updates on fri/sat night. Outage details have been placed on the new forum notice banner which has been added to help publish outages in advance, make them more visible and give the community decent warning in future.

Please let me know if you have any issues or problems associated with the outages.

'Liking' Posts has been activated. It is still being setup so it may produce some errors today/tomorrow - once the setup has been completed I'll publish more details on how this has been configured etc.

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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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#273630 What mods do you guys have ? What does your ride look like?

Posted by Hiro Protagonist on 18 June 2013 - 09:54 AM

Yo guys just want to know what have you guys done to your Celica and mods and all!!

There are these things called "Members Ride Threads", and most people on here have one, which detail what they drive, what it looks like, and what they've done to it. I suggest looking there rather than starting another asinine thread
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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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#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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#299286 Howdy from WA

Posted by Ra40st on 07 August 2015 - 06:15 PM

Hey guys, I've just registered so thought I'd introduce myself,
I'm Sander from Baldivis,Wa
My Ride:
'79 RA40, it's a UK import ST manual with for
now a bone stock 18R
Once I've figured out how to post pics I'll throw some up.

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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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#277015 Import papers

Posted by Ant1 on 23 August 2013 - 10:28 PM

Got it registered on Tuesday thank god.
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#276456 afterburner taillights

Posted by sneaky184 on 10 August 2013 - 09:43 PM

Kill it with fire

JDM taillights look nice
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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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#268652 Sydney - black dashboard in perfect condition

Posted by MattC on 06 February 2013 - 01:50 PM

For the Sydney lads, if anyone is looking for a dashboard, I was down at Narellan Auto Spares this morning, they have an 89 SX at the moment with the best dashboard I've seen in a long time - no tears cracks or bubbles anywhere, still looks brand new. If you need one, get in quick.

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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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#257889 Light bulb guide

Posted by Thirteen13 on 27 June 2012 - 02:39 PM

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AC and Rear De-mister can be replaced with "Neo Wedge T4" size.
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