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#1 Targa90

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Posted 19 November 2005 - 06:12 PM

7th Generation Lift Bolt Replacement Guide

I Replaced my lift bolts today and I have made a tutorial for you guys, lemme know if you have any questions or if there are any errors in my tutorial!

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Posted 19 November 2005 - 06:13 PM

So you all know, my INTAKE bolt was separated, here is a pic of the piece after it was removed

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Posted 19 November 2005 - 09:05 PM

what kinda problem do these lift bolts cause anyways??/
lost of lift?? or other stuff??

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Posted 19 November 2005 - 09:40 PM

absolutley no problem at all, untill that tiny bit of bolt left behing decides to break, then you have to spend thousands getting it fixed

its a preventative measure
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Posted 20 November 2005 - 12:41 AM

Nice one man.
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Posted 20 November 2005 - 10:19 AM

Oh god that looks too hard. I'll just drive without lift if its broken.
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Posted 20 November 2005 - 11:38 AM

its *really* not that hard

its time consuming and frustrating, all you need to do is make sure you have *all* the tools ready first and have a good idea of what youre going to do

I didnt use a torque wrench at all, i tightened everything by hand feeling
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Posted 20 November 2005 - 01:10 PM

Cool.. That's on my to do list this summer, since my cousin is leaving to go on holidays.. I'll steal her car and fix up my car.

Gotta do:
1). Lift bolts
2). Gatorback Belt
3). Port header
4). Oil temp sender

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Posted 20 November 2005 - 05:30 PM

Nice guide man, but Im not confident with this stuff so Ill get my mechanic to do it.

I noticed that you said the toyota setting was too tight for the lift bolt. Got any recommendations on a torque setting? or should i just get my mechanic to feel it by hand?

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Posted 20 November 2005 - 05:39 PM

i tried the toyota specified torque and it actually stripped the threads in my cylnder head, which is very bad, I then just put some super glue on the threads and put it back.

as a gauge, imagine a 3/4" socket set, get the 10mm socket and attach it to a socket extension and just tighten it as hard as you can like that... WITHOUT the ratchet handle attached.

basically as tight as you can tighten a screw with a screwdriver is as tight as youd want to go with the new lift bolts
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Posted 20 November 2005 - 06:24 PM

Cool. I'll get the mechanic to do that.

Did you use the torque settings from the tsb for the rest of the car? Like for putting the rocker cover back on and so fourth?

Hopefully I can get this done next week. I havent used lift for like 3 weeks now.... :huh:

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Posted 20 November 2005 - 07:06 PM

nup, after seeing the wrench thread my head, i just did everything by feel
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Posted 20 November 2005 - 07:14 PM

I urge you all to do this, its honestly not that hard, you just need to get a hold of some gasket sealant and a bolt extractor kit.

it took me about 2 hours in total

After driving, I noticed the engine to be *marginally* less rattles and it does feel like lift engages more suddenly than it did before, it did seem a bit more gradual before doing the bolts. Its no fantastic change and I might just be imagining it, but its a good precautionary move.
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Posted 24 November 2005 - 10:44 AM

Excellent write up mate!! Love the line "required: SHITLOAD of rags" hahahha :laugh2:

I'm going to attempt to do this the next weekend ive got free!!
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Posted 27 November 2005 - 09:02 AM

man excellent write up..i got my mechanic to check my lift bolts n yep the intake bolt was broken n yeh he did the same thing as u wrote in the write up, i was so glad we didnt have to pull the engine apart.

i must say lift is much stronger now, it kicks in at about 5,900 rpm n is easy to shift n land on lift.

id recommend to change your lift bolts to every1
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Posted 27 November 2005 - 07:29 PM

Good to see that some people are seiing the pure simplicity in my method!!!

hrm, didnt feel stronger to me

i think its more placebo effect than anything

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Posted 28 November 2005 - 05:58 PM

yeh after a while i noticed the lift is still the same damn! must of been my imagination lol
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Posted 26 January 2006 - 09:38 PM

Lift bolt change completed after 125000kms!!!!!

Targa90's instructions are spot on. It was unbelievably simple ... if you have all the right tools with you. Took me and a mate under 2 hours to change out (we were changing front and rear brake pads too).

The hardest part was getting the rocker cover off. The oil sender keeps the right side of the rocker cover on a little tight and the PCV pipe doesn't have much slack. Once you take off the 9 rocker cover bolts and tap the cover with a block of wood, I'd say wiggle the left side of the rocker cover backwards first, and then try to lift up the right side of the rocker cover.

My lift bolts weren't even broken!!!! :thumbup: Both the intake and exhaust bolts showed signs of wearing though

Difficulty? Probably 2.5 out of 5 (but I'd didn't need to extract any broken bolts). It just takes a bit of time and patience.

Another trick my friend has previously used to remove a broken bolt is to drill a very small hole, and use a tiny screw driver in that hole to remove the bolt. He reckons he may have been lucky.
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Posted 08 November 2006 - 09:01 AM

Lift bolt change completed after 125000kms!!!!!

Targa90's instructions are spot on. It was unbelievably simple ... if you have all the right tools with you. Took me and a mate under 2 hours to change out (we were changing front and rear brake pads too).

The hardest part was getting the rocker cover off. The oil sender keeps the right side of the rocker cover on a little tight and the PCV pipe doesn't have much slack. Once you take off the 9 rocker cover bolts and tap the cover with a block of wood, I'd say wiggle the left side of the rocker cover backwards first, and then try to lift up the right side of the rocker cover.

My lift bolts weren't even broken!!!! :) Both the intake and exhaust bolts showed signs of wearing though

Difficulty? Probably 2.5 out of 5 (but I'd didn't need to extract any broken bolts). It just takes a bit of time and patience.

Another trick my friend has previously used to remove a broken bolt is to drill a very small hole, and use a tiny screw driver in that hole to remove the bolt. He reckons he may have been lucky.



hmm might try it but still not sure what the fuss over some bolts are....

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Posted 08 November 2006 - 10:51 AM

When the bolts are broken and fall into moving parts, you'll know what the fuss is about.
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Posted 25 January 2007 - 03:05 PM

how would i know if i need to change my bolts? is there any signs i need to keep a look out for?

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Posted 20 March 2007 - 11:27 AM

got my bolts changed on the weekend along with my 80k service... they weren't broken... woohoo!

was pretty easy to do.

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Posted 29 March 2007 - 10:03 AM

QUOTE(instigator @ Jan 25 2007, 02:05 PM) View Post

how would i know if i need to change my bolts? is there any signs i need to keep a look out for?

nup

youll have lift one day

and the next, no lift and possibly a lot of bad noises followed by a rebuild tongue.gif
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Posted 02 April 2007 - 09:43 AM

Replaced lift bolts on weekend. Old ones were slightly worn but not broken cool.gif

Very simple exercise, even for amateurs slap.gif tongue.gif

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Posted 07 April 2007 - 10:43 PM

QUOTE(Whisha @ Apr 2 2007, 08:43 AM) View Post

Very simple exercise, even for amateurs slap.gif tongue.gif


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Posted 03 August 2007 - 06:26 AM

Hi,
I've just bought an 01 ZR with only 10.000klms on it and being a newby to the modern Celica decided to phone Toyota to see what the go was with the lift bolts on a car with k's that low --Toyota informed me that they had no record of any faults or a TSB regarding lift bolts or indeed any other inherant problem whatsoever -- the conversation went literaly in the --- " lift bolts---what lift bolts ?? " direction .
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I came away from conversations with both head office technical VIC and Acacia Ridge technical QLD absolutely no wiser and feeling more than slightly stupid than when I started .
Is ' lift bolts ' the correct mechanical term for these little suckers ? as even the term 'lift bolts and VVTi ' caused confusion and denial-- and being as knowledgeable as a cattle dog regarding these parts myself didn't help.
Can anyone here set me straight with a description---please--- ???
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Posted 03 August 2007 - 11:42 AM

My Toyota dealer referred to them as cam bolts. They also weren't aware of any TSB for it. But you are always going to get more info from enthusiasts such as Ozcelica and NC. You should be able to find the part number on this thread
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Posted 03 August 2007 - 12:19 PM

QUOTE(Tones @ Aug 3 2007, 11:42 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My Toyota dealer referred to them as cam bolts. They also weren't aware of any TSB for it. But you are always going to get more info from enthusiasts such as Ozcelica and NC. You should be able to find the part number on this thread


thumbup.gif Thanks mate I've done a bit of searching and found the DIY install with the TSB No and everything which I have merrily printed of and in order that there is no confusion I will take the pics down to the dealers when I order the bolts as without a visual for them who knows what I may end up with ???
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Posted 03 August 2007 - 09:35 PM

The toyota dealers know jack. And the part no. from aust and usa are different.

Ask your toyota dealer about "camshaft lock bolt" and they should know what it is. Unfortunately, I had to show my local toyota dealer where they were located on their database for them to know where it is. I even talked to the head mechanic....

But your car with 10000km shouldn't have a problem. 2004+ i think had the updated version of the lift bolts and takes longer for them to wear out. I wouldn't worry for another 40000km.
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Posted 04 August 2007 - 06:45 AM

QUOTE(51EKA @ Aug 3 2007, 09:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The toyota dealers know jack. And the part no. from aust and usa are different.

Ask your toyota dealer about "camshaft lock bolt" and they should know what it is. Unfortunately, I had to show my local toyota dealer where they were located on their database for them to know where it is. I even talked to the head mechanic....

But your car with 10000km shouldn't have a problem. 2004+ i think had the updated version of the lift bolts and takes longer for them to wear out. I wouldn't worry for another 40000km.



Thanks for that , know the dealer problem , sounds just like my WRX when I need parts , so I recon if I order them now by the time we have the right parts to hand and it taking me about 3 years to put another 40k on the car I should be just about right ,
my oh my aint JIT planing a great thing !
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