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Title: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Rumface on December 21, 2014, 10:18:10 pm
So I finally got my hands on a Corolla Intake! I've given it a quick douse in WD40 so it's ready to go in now.

(http://i.imgur.com/bq61CYN.jpg)(http://i.imgur.com/FWlZxZj.jpg)

I'll try and grab a few pictures when fitting for anyone else thinking about doing it. I'm a complete novice at this so anything I need to know before giving this a go would be appreciated. I'm worried I might be missing some bolts to mount the throttle - as far as I can tell this should be a straight swap though right?
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Ray0241 on December 22, 2014, 06:50:56 am
Pretty much. I have one fitted, I took off the fuel rail and injectors, also the bracket on the bulk head is difficult to get your hands down to.
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Rumface on December 22, 2014, 07:55:35 pm
Doesn't sound too bad then - although I don't like the idea of taking the fuel rail off.
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Ray0241 on December 22, 2014, 10:50:09 pm
Only a few bolts and I didn't disconnect it, as that would have been a pain and just to give you more reach. Want some photos of mind fitted?
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Rumface on December 23, 2014, 08:15:25 am
Please mate that'd be great!
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Ray0241 on December 23, 2014, 10:22:49 am
Will do as soon as I have finished work :)
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Ray0241 on December 23, 2014, 05:03:14 pm
Its rather helpful I painted it blutle and my engine isn't the cleanest...
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Rumface on December 23, 2014, 05:30:38 pm
Thanks! - I really appreciate that. Feel a bit more confident now.

I'll probably give this a go tomorrow as I'm hopefully off work half the day - I'll let you know how it goes.
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Ray0241 on December 23, 2014, 08:06:34 pm
Unbolting the fuel rail and injectors will help. :)
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Rumface on December 26, 2014, 12:14:04 pm
After an hour and a bit this morning I conceded defeat. I had 4/5 bots/nuts removed from the intake but the last bolt nearest the throttle-body on the bottom row was too concealed for me to get any purchase with any of the tools I had to hand. My socket wrench didn't fit between the pipes on the manifold so it was almost impossible to take off.

Little bit upset with myself might have another go with it next week.
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Ray0241 on December 26, 2014, 06:52:53 pm
Where you based?
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Rumface on December 26, 2014, 09:23:48 pm
Coventry Mate -  Little far away from you  :(
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Ray0241 on December 27, 2014, 03:00:17 pm
Yeah I am around the Essex area. :)
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: steed on December 30, 2014, 02:52:12 pm
how did you get on with this, I am fortunate enough to posses a variety of extension lengths for my socket as well as a variety of ratchets including a very tiny one! But sometimes its just a case of grinning and bearing it whilst the engine you are working so hard on tries it's darndest to slice you hands up.  :(

You might fine you need another two bolts for the throttle body if the corolla manifold didn't come with any as the Paseo manifold has two stud and two bolts in place of the corolla's four bolts. Also its worth noting some of the engine still have the manifold brace which is found below the manifold. bracing it to the engine block (if this isn't undone from the manifold you won#t be able to take it off, of course it might not be there). If you are missing the two bolts give me a shout as I may have a couple of spares.
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Rumface on December 30, 2014, 08:37:13 pm
I am indeed missing two bolts for the throttle. I'm also super embarrassed to say I'm missing a nut for the manifold too and spent a good couple of hours rolling the car back and forth trying to find it.  ::)

I can paypal some money to you for the bolts if you have some spare :)

I'll need a smaller socket for sure, I might have got to it eventually if it wasn't freezing outside. I started pretty early on boxing day and eventually gave up just before it started to rain. As you said there are some pretty evil edges around the intake that thirst for blood at even the slightest touch.

Here's a picture of me pretending to know what I'm doing:

(http://www.weebly.com/uploads/3/2/2/1/32213395/9212153_orig.jpg)
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Rumface on January 03, 2015, 05:28:03 pm
Quick update  - so I haven't fitted the manifold yet and now I'm having some problems....   :(

Driving the car around recently I noticed it is occasionally loosing power and just seems a bit down on power generally.

I test ran the car today and it drove fine for a while - I idled it up to normal temp until the revs had stabilised and decided I'd give it another quick go around the block to see if the problem is solved (as the issue seemed to only be at high revs and/or full throttle). Pulled off and the car stalled instantly - won't start now at all.

Best guess is MAF sensor or Battery is deaded. Coolant and Oil seem okay. Not sure if it is normal but I can take about 100rpms off my idle by putting my lights, radio, heater and rear defroster on at the same time.

Will try a new battery and MAF, then I'll give up and buy another one the same colour off eBay and put all my lovely panels on it.

2015 so far has been awful.
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: jond on January 03, 2015, 06:26:02 pm
hi  revs will drop if you switch on lights ect as they draw more power from the alternator so that should not be an issue
as to the manifold bolt  i think they will be metric so  m 8  m10  m12   bolts should fit but i am sure someone else on here will confirm whether they are or not    if you have a local scrappy  maybe get a few of another toyota as spares   my corolla 4efe  and my paseo manifold nuts and bolts are the same
if after trying to fit the inlet manifold you now have running issues it could be something to do with what you have been doing   maybe double check bolts  ,fittings , gaskets , accelerator cable  around the inlet manifold area
hope it works out   jonathan
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: steed on January 03, 2015, 07:02:30 pm
Exactly as jond said, the 100rpm drop is normal as the load on the alternator increases the engine has to work harder and the rpm drops. I belive you are looking for an m12 nut for the manifold although it could be an m10.
PM me with an address and i'll send those two missing manifold bolts you require and a handful for spare assorted toyota nuts (i have a few kicking about).
Loss of power can be a few things, again as jond said check that all the gasket'd surfaces have mated properly (the tiniest bit of grit can allow air to slip into the system bypassing the idle control valve which can muddle the ECU. You don't have a MAF sensor to worry about the 5EFE has a MAP (Manifold Absolute Pressure) sensor just the the drivers side of the firewall behind where your strut brace would be (a little black box with an air pipe connecting it to the inlet manifold). the other sensor the ECU uses, when up to running temperature, is the inlet air temperature sensor (this is the little black 'missile' like probe in the air box) which plays are more noticeable part when the engine is warm.
The other less common sensor fault (which has a common symptom of idle hunting) which can cause lack of power through various parts for the rev range is the O2 sensor.

But a duff battery can wreck havoc and cause all kinds of crazy symptoms, they really throw diagnostics through a loop sometimes.
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Rumface on January 03, 2015, 07:19:43 pm
Cheers for the feedback guys that's cheered me up somewhat.  :D

I'm going to invest in a new battery anyway as I don't know the age of the one in there at the moment.

I saw the missile one you mentioned is what I thought was the MAF sensor and I did give it a look over and ensure it's seated right on the connector and it looks pretty clean so it's probably fine. It does idle okay I let it fully warm up but literally as soon as it was put in gear it moved a few metres and then cut out. I did have a look around the intake and there wasn't any leaks as far as I could tell with the engine running I checked the fuel rail and injectors too and that appears to be okay.

Interestingly (although it could just be me going mad) when I came out to the car this morning the passenger side window was completely down - the previous day I hadn't had the windows down and I'm sure I would of noticed.  :-\

Having toyed with it a bit more I noticed the temp gauge flies up passed the maximum when trying to turn it over, there is also a clicking noise from behind the dash which I don't recognise.

Cheers for the advice though I really appreciate it.  ;D
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: steed on January 03, 2015, 09:20:10 pm
ah, have you reconnected the the earth point?
there is a very peculiar wiring arrangement (if I recall correctly there are about 4 wires connected to a sqaurish washer, they have brown insulation with a white stripe or silver spots) which bolts to the Engine block or inlet manifold. its hidden down the back below the fuel rail.
This must have a good/clean/non-corroded connection to the metal work otherwise it will cause a spurious faults (its a central earth point for many of the vehicle electrics).

also whilst I'm thinking about it did you remember to reconnect the power steering vacuum pipes (a pair of rubber pipes from the steering column, normally shrouded in a plastic wrap guard).
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Rumface on January 03, 2015, 09:37:42 pm
I think it's all connected - If these wires are what I think they are they should still be in place but I'll have a look around tomorrow morning.

Thanks again  :)
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Rumface on January 04, 2015, 02:04:08 pm
So I ventured out into the cold this morning and had a play around.

Reseated the injectors and fuel line because that was the last thing I could think of not being put back properly but it didn't make any difference. Everything else was connected up and okay. I even found a nut to fit on the manifold so that's sorted now too.

This is where it gets a little strange - I was running out of hope as it was just cranking with no ignition continually for the entire morning. I was reading various articles about it and one suggested you close the doors whilst cranking to give you the most available power - I'd already turned off everything else at this point but I was willing to try anything.

I closed the drivers door, the engine cranked and started after a few turns and hasn't stopped since working since (fingers crossed). I've replaced the battery now which I guess could of been the problem but I still don't know for sure. I'll have to try it again tomorrow morning to see for sure.

On a side note I noticed one of the rocker cover bolts was rotating by itself as the car was idling - this scared me quite a bit so I tightened it up on the spot. I don't even want to know what could cause that. Although If the rocker cover would have to come off during a cam belt change then I'll be having words with the garage that did it.   ???
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Rumface on January 05, 2015, 06:14:33 pm
Quick update.  :(

(http://i.imgur.com/M5J89LI.jpg)
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Ray0241 on January 05, 2015, 11:36:40 pm
What happened? :O
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: steed on January 06, 2015, 07:33:50 am
we need more information!
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Rumface on January 06, 2015, 06:59:50 pm
So it had been playing up for a few days now since I left it for about a week over new year.

It would crank absolutely fine and all the electrics worked no problem. In my previous post I fitted a new battery and it worked flawlessly afterwards despite sitting for another couple of hours outside.

I thought it was sorted with the new battery - but when I came to drive it back on Sunday it wasn't quite sure.... It started and warmed up without any problem at all. It drove really well after warm as if nothing was wrong for about 200 meters but then as I was pulling out onto a main road the engine stalled.

I was really lucky some guys in a van came to push me onto the pavement otherwise I would of been in trouble for sure. Got it recovered from there and it's gone back to the local garage again - the guy I rang to arrange recovery knew it was me as soon as I mentioned it was the Paseo  8).

The guy in the truck said it sounded like the alternator had stopped working which makes a lot of sense I guess, I'd prefer that than anything else to be honest.... Feel a bit frustrated about it all really but ultimately if there was a bad part it needs gone. I'm waiting to hear back now - I saw it in the bay on the way home so finger crossed tomorrow.

The guys at work cackled endlessly about the reliability of the diesel Fords over winter.  ::)  I'll show them some point this year, just gotta get it running proper first  ;)
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Rumface on January 09, 2015, 12:12:19 pm
So turns out the distributor has gone and is failing to send spark to the plugs reliably.

The garage said they can't find one for the 5EFE engine specifically - I'm not sure a 4EFE or a corolla one would do? Otherwise I'm guessing I'd need to find a scrapper.

Toyota wanted £700 for a new unit  :-X
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: steed on January 12, 2015, 07:32:07 am
could they not be a bit more specific? is it the distriburotr cap? the ignitor or the coil? all of these are in the one unit on the Paseo and all save for the ignitor are replacable with parts from ebay/motor factors.
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: jond on January 12, 2015, 07:26:54 pm
Has the car gone to the same garage that fitted your cambelt?
If so i would be a bit worried about there standard of work as rocker cover bolts should not come loose
as i am in the middle of trying to fix my paseo i know that the rocker bolts fit on a thread that goes into the cap to hold the cam shaft down
i would remove the rocker cover and check all bolts are tight and i would say that the cover would have been  removed by the garage to change a cam belt
In the past when an alternator has gone on a car i have owned (every one of 10 capri's i had) the the ignition light on the dash would glow a bit to show the battery wasn't charging  ,did any dash lights stay on when running
i have a corolla 4e fe and to me the dizzy looks the same as my paseo one  even the head gasket kit i got for the paseo which stated 4e f4 engine fitted the 5e fe no probs
also double check all connections around the dizzy  as for it to just cut out seems strange
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Rumface on January 14, 2015, 07:18:11 pm
Sorry guys been hounded at work for the last few days.

So it's the cam sensor in the distributor that's gone - they said they'd want to replace the whole unit instead of trying to repair the current install. Turns out they couldn't source one at all though - so I got an eBay part myself and it is going in tomorrow. Obviously I cleaned the new part for a few hours yesterday and it now looks almost like a new part.

The guys there are usually pretty good and they know me now - but the rocker cover thing really bothered me and I'll be taking a look at that. Might get it painted or polished too but unfortunately this has set back my list of parts for the year.

At-least it'll be back soon!

Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: steed on January 15, 2015, 07:29:02 am
good to hear that you've managed to source a part. hope its fixes the issue
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Rumface on January 15, 2015, 05:58:32 pm
Thanks mate, me too!
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Rumface on January 22, 2015, 08:19:46 pm
Car is still with the garage, it's now at an engine management place. This might be the end for this car. >:(
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: steed on January 23, 2015, 07:43:56 am
i have a spare 5E manual ECU if you need? i can post, It was pulled from my old paseo before I scrapped it (due to severe tin worm)
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Rumface on January 23, 2015, 09:35:35 pm
It's back - with what feels to be a bit of timing  alterations required. I've got a scrap distributor fitted now and I have noticed the difference for sure - also need alignment and clutch adjusting but that's just niggles.

(http://www.weebly.com/uploads/3/2/2/1/32213395/1422048560.png)

Turns out there was a return wire corroded somewhere which was stopping the ECU from working properly and eventually cutting out all together. It's been fixed but I've not had chance to take a look and find out what exactly was the problem.
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Galliano on January 24, 2015, 07:53:33 am
Awesome to see you have her back home man. Glad the problem is resolved. There's a list as long as my arm that needs doing on the black one... so your list looks fine to me! Lol
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Rumface on January 24, 2015, 02:40:13 pm
Thanks Man!  ;D

If you don't have a list for your car you are clearly not an enthusiast  ;)
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: steed on January 27, 2015, 07:51:30 am
woop woop! glad to hear she is still alive and going strong.
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Rumface on January 27, 2015, 08:45:08 pm
Thanks Steed - still going!

There appears to be something up still though, when I got it back at around 1500 - 2300rpm there was no power and it cutting out or misfiring (but didn't stall) almost like there was no spark again. Was thinking it might be the scrappy distributor so I'll want to put my 70k one+ plugs back on at some point. I twisted the distributor clockwise (towards rear of car) a bit (which I think is advancing spark timing?) and it's really helped - the power is back and the cutting out is a lot less prominent but it still chugs a bit from time to time.

Recent belts and distributor fitted at garage so eyebrows are raising a bit my end.

I should probably just turn this thread into a post for the car at this rate, I'll get that intake fitted at some point for sure.  :D

Shameless Tropicana at night picture + showing up some other inferior coupe:
(http://i.imgur.com/RmkM9a7.jpg)(http://i.imgur.com/VXHJwG1.jpg)
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: steed on January 28, 2015, 07:39:09 am
Love a tropicana Paseo pic! yes that does sound like a timing problem. By rotating the dazzy you are indeed either adancing or retarding the ignition, this can be done by you and just test drving until you find the best psoition although i'm surprised the garage didn't time it properly when they fitted it.
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: jond on January 28, 2015, 10:32:56 am
When i removed my dizzy    i marked it at the rear and across the top of the head so it went back on in the same place
surprised the garage didnt do the same
Wonder if anyone on here can let us know the best way to time the engine properly ;)
Are there any other marks on the dizzy that would line up that i missed or is a timing light needed
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: steed on January 28, 2015, 11:10:28 am
timing light is needed, although i have found that after modifiying you can tweak the timing to whatever feels best for the 'bum dyno'
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: 5ecolin on January 28, 2015, 06:35:53 pm
When i removed my dizzy    i marked it at the rear and across the top of the head so it went back on in the same place
surprised the garage didnt do the same
Wonder if anyone on here can let us know the best way to time the engine properly ;)
Are there any other marks on the dizzy that would line up that i missed or is a timing light needed

as mentioned above timing light is needed also need  TE1 > E1 bridging and making sure the revs are dropped to 750rpm !!!!!!  if the revs are higher then timing is off
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Rumface on January 28, 2015, 07:01:12 pm
I'm almost certain I've not seen 750rpm since I got the car. It used to idle at 900rpm happily but 750......

Am I missing something here?  ::)
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: 5ecolin on January 28, 2015, 07:29:24 pm
yes the bridging of the diagnostics sets her in the mode for timing it should be 750 

normal idle is spot on at 900

Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Rumface on January 28, 2015, 08:02:07 pm
Ahh I'm with you now! I don't get 900rpm nowadays also so sounds like something is up....
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Ray0241 on January 28, 2015, 08:20:56 pm
I dont either... Only noticed recently.. Could it be cause its been cold?
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: jond on January 28, 2015, 08:30:02 pm
Check the IAC on the throttle body is working properly  if its gummed up and sticking  the revs wont drop plus it will use more fuel     I learned this the hard way  haha
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: steed on January 29, 2015, 07:33:18 am
Check the IAC on the throttle body is working properly  if its gummed up and sticking  the revs wont drop plus it will use more fuel     I learned this the hard way  haha

this! its unlikley that (unless major works have taking place on your engine) your timing will be out. the most probable cause as jond says, is the build up of gunk in the IAC/ICV (call it what you will it's an ECU controlled valve that lives next to the throttle body, the turbulence caused by its operation and the fact the the PCV breather vents directly in front of it) are contributing factors.
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Rumface on January 29, 2015, 03:29:21 pm
I've had all my belts done and the distributor has come off and been replaced so I suspect timing. I did previously clean out my throttle body with a few liters of WD40 only a couple of months ago.

If I do get the timing checked - could think about moving over to 99 octane and pretend it's a turbo if there are gains to be had running more advanced?

EDIT: Pretending it's a Turbo
(http://i.imgur.com/qmIsXSX.jpg)

Could a moderator change this thread over to a project thread for the car? Perhaps move it into a different sub-forum for me?
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Galliano on January 30, 2015, 09:20:59 am
Changed for you mate. Do you want any topics merged into it? Let me know if you want the name changed also.
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: 5ecolin on January 30, 2015, 09:45:11 am
I've had all my belts done and the distributor has come off and been replaced so I suspect timing. I did previously clean out my throttle body with a few liters of WD40 only a couple of months ago.

If I do get the timing checked - could think about moving over to 99 octane and pretend it's a turbo if there are gains to be had running more advanced?

EDIT: Pretending it's a Turbo
([url]http://i.imgur.com/qmIsXSX.jpg[/url])

Could a moderator change this thread over to a project thread for the car? Perhaps move it into a different sub-forum for me?




always wanted 1 of them :) :)
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: steed on January 30, 2015, 09:53:53 am
i like the stripes, they make it go faster  :P
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: jond on January 30, 2015, 11:45:49 am
You need to remove the throttle body  then remove the iac device to clean it properly   its built inside the throttle body so unless stripped down   just spraying wd40 on it wont work
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Galliano on January 30, 2015, 12:07:04 pm
Mine hasn't been correct on temperature lately either, however last night it had a chance of sitting at idle for half an hour, and dropped happily go around 900rpm... and temperature was correct for the first time in a few weeks. I do find if I do a long run it idles high when I pull up, then drops around 1k after a while in traffic/around town. I put it down to the fact it's high mileage at 168k though. 
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Ray0241 on January 30, 2015, 10:00:49 pm
If its more than one of us at different mileage, then it could be another factor.
I have been running 99 Ron after a month of owning the car and its a noticeable difference in fuel economy, throttle response and pull. I think its worth it. :)
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Rumface on January 30, 2015, 10:05:30 pm
Thread name is perfect, thanks mate!

Will be spending some time with the car this weekend so will try to update before Monday.
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Rumface on January 31, 2015, 03:00:32 pm
Okay so here's today's update - lots of unnecessary pictures here so watch out if you are on a mobile!  ;)

(http://i.imgur.com/ojur0HJ.jpg?1)(http://i.imgur.com/PSQSzN6.jpg)

I took off the scrappy distributor to see what was going on inside the cap and look what I found in there! The rotor arm looked quite worn too, the unit I put in didn't have nearly the amount of pitting on the end part of the arm - so that was positive. I'm not too happy with how mucky it is down the side of the block but it'll have to wait for the nicer weather. (Click for hi-res picture)

(http://i.imgur.com/mG4yDxP.jpg)(http://i.imgur.com/LBQZ31X.jpg)(http://i.imgur.com/p5gDGJd.jpg)

After 30 minutes of idling and some mild 30-50mph driving for about another 30 minutes I think it is pretty much solved. It still isn't perfect and there is an odd lump in the rev range but it is only really felt in first gear occasionally around 1500rpm. At least I've got my power and fuel efficiency back now even if I spent money on a dud part!

I'll need to take a look at the idle next as after fully warmed I found it is sitting very firmly on 1000rpm, I've ran 99 octane since last summer and it makes a difference but I think a timing tune would probably make the most of it - not sure why I took a picture of the gage cluster but here it is anyway  ::):

 (http://i.imgur.com/IoHB6tV.jpg)

I'll be doing some runs on the 'bum dyno' (that's a great phrase by the way) throughout next week to see how it fairs, if it can survive a month or two without any major garage time I can save up for some mods - open to suggestions there, already got the corolla intake but any other cost effective go-faster bits are a must. Anyone know which size rocker cover breather the 5efe takes?

Thanks for everyone's input over the last few weeks - Kept me feeling positive after a pretty rocky start to 2015!  ;D

Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Ray0241 on January 31, 2015, 05:24:13 pm
Leads, plugs and either performance panel filter or induction (I'm on performance panel)
Strut brace is good to improve your handling. :)
Weight saving is very cost effective... Me taking to extremes...
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Rumface on February 11, 2015, 08:16:44 pm
Finally a chance to clean this thing - Restoring that tropicana goodness. (Click for larger image)

(http://i.imgur.com/Y4lSofG.png)

Not quite Galliano clean but it's getting there... ;) Need to kill off the swirl marks, some chips and need to get myself some clear repeaters!

Not had many problems since I brushed the spark plugs off and messed with spark timing although the hitching is still there from time to time.
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Galliano on February 11, 2015, 08:58:44 pm
Looking very clean. But of course, nobody can match my valeting skills ;)

Clear side repeaters are the same as Avensis ones of the 04-07 era. Should be easily obtainable for a couple of quid. Just need clear bulbs then.

And glad all has sorted out with tthe mechanical side of things. That's where you out-do me.
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: steed on February 12, 2015, 07:36:59 am
a fantastic picture, and i do love spoilerless ST's (especially in tropicana).
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Rumface on February 17, 2015, 04:18:31 pm
Called up the garage again for some advice, almost certain the misfiring is timing or a sensor. Alternator seems to be outputting okay and I've now had a new battery and new spark plugs just to make sure. I've even started to use regular octane to see if it would help.

Car runs super well when the problem isn't manifesting itself and no matter what I try it seems to come on. There is a visible gap in the throttle to manifold gasket but can't prove it is leaking at all. Will carry on digging anyway.

In the meantime, here are some more glorious Tropicana pictures:
(http://paseosr.weebly.com/uploads/3/2/2/1/32213395/9484393_orig.jpg)(http://paseosr.weebly.com/uploads/3/2/2/1/32213395/7973352_orig.jpg)(http://paseosr.weebly.com/uploads/3/2/2/1/32213395/7552310_orig.jpg)
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Galliano on February 17, 2015, 08:42:44 pm
Shame to hear it's still problemous. I hope it will surface soon.

Dat bottom picture dough  :-*
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: steed on February 18, 2015, 07:36:49 am
Dat bottom picture dough  :-*

yep, i agree. tropicana FTW
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Rumface on February 19, 2015, 01:49:58 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/M9r7G5F.jpg)

The horrible weather couldn't stop me. How do I get my strut brace back on now?
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: steed on February 19, 2015, 02:57:04 pm
The best way to do this is ti lightly deflect (read: bend gently) the brake servo vacuum pipe, downwards. this stops it from fouling on the strut brace (its what I had to do to mine).
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Ray0241 on February 19, 2015, 04:30:15 pm
Mine just fitted on... No bending needed, depends on the brace I am guessing.
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Rumface on February 19, 2015, 05:13:13 pm
I managed to massage the outlet around not more than a centimetre and reversed the clamp on the vacuum pipe to get the brace back on.

Can't tell if there is any performance benefit yet but the throttle response is much cleaner and the intake noise much louder! All good in my books. I also didn't have any hesitation or stuttering on my quick test drive so that could also be fixed! (Finger crossed).

What did you guys do with the intake sensor that feeds from the rear of the intake? I couldn't get mine to reach over with the stock tube so I ended up taping the unit to the strut brace for now.

Before anyone calls it out on my previous picture - I spotted the sensor sticking out of the air filter box before I went out on a drive :)


Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: steed on February 20, 2015, 08:52:20 am
could you post a picture of the intake missing sensor and roughly were it used to go? i feel i could help better if i have more information. Also what sensor does it connect to/
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Rumface on February 20, 2015, 02:53:04 pm
Highlighted Red is the sensor and the tube feeding it from the intake, green is where it is wired.
(http://i.imgur.com/2kSOqzW.jpg)

My "professional" installation highlighted with blue tape.
(http://i.imgur.com/PQ0rQ43.jpg)
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: steed on February 23, 2015, 07:48:19 am
ah, i had a longer section of hose to hand for mine (in my parts bin) just go to a scrappies and pull off a section of rubber washer hose (don't use the clear plastic stuff it goes brittle over time).
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Rumface on April 06, 2015, 08:24:23 pm
I've got to get myself some new wheel nuts as the ones I've got currently were 'eBay specials' and have rusted super quick so I decided I'd blast over them with some garish colour to see how it looks.

What do you think?
(http://i.imgur.com/HS2Lyqa.jpg)(http://i.imgur.com/XaRxNsE.jpg)
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: steed on April 07, 2015, 07:07:44 am
well that is very garish green, but then I like that colour!
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Rumface on April 10, 2015, 11:27:45 pm
So I treated myself to some spirited driving around the local country lanes tonight and the feeling was right to do a quick benchmark (safely) to see how far the car has come in the last year.

Last I timed my run from 0-60 indicated mph was a few months after I first took ownership in October 2013. It was in decent condition, although some maintenance and better tyres and wheels were needed as it was complete ST-stock.  Since then I've had a full maintenance, timing, fluids, non-leaky exhaust, rear struts that actually move, front strut-bar, Corolla intake and a while back Toyota Galanza alloys and tyres without side-wall ventilation (which turned out to be marginally smaller than stock). As well as some more 'experience' behind the wheel.

I thought it might be interesting to see what the difference might be - even if it isn't strictly scientific.
Oct '13 run (YouTube) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxrM9vZ3-N8)
April '15 run (YouTube) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1RgD9aN8vw)

A rough measurement suggests I've gone from ~12 seconds to ~10 seconds which is a great improvement considering! The Tropicana terror can continue it's crusade against Fiesta Diesels in the Midlands!  ;)
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Rumface on April 16, 2015, 06:59:18 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/wCQkSo0.jpg)(http://i.imgur.com/MruCtQB.jpg)

From an average car to import, and all it took was some double sided tape.
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Galliano on April 16, 2015, 07:03:15 pm
Looks very smart indeed. I'm personally a fan of original dealer plates but I also like 12x6... think I might have to put the two together some time....
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: steed on April 17, 2015, 07:16:03 am
the 12x6 does look quite at home there. very nice!
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Rumface on April 18, 2015, 12:22:39 am
Done the front as well but will probably need screwing in - not sure how this will change air flow into the radiator either. Few other bits fitted too!

(http://paseosr.weebly.com/uploads/3/2/2/1/32213395/1429296234.png)
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Ray0241 on April 20, 2015, 06:42:36 pm
I recognise something on that Paseo!
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: steed on April 20, 2015, 10:50:41 pm
if it's the front lip then bloody hell it's got around a bit! you got that from me I believe ray?
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Rumface on April 20, 2015, 11:00:18 pm
Any idea where it started life? I guess it's not a Paseo part despite how absolutely great it looks. (He says whilst it's fitted to his own car)   ::)

(http://paseosr.weebly.com/uploads/3/2/2/1/32213395/2022896_orig.jpg)
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Ray0241 on April 21, 2015, 08:51:35 am
Yeah it was mine. Your in Southampton yeah?
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: steed on April 22, 2015, 07:34:39 am
yes indeed I am in Southampton. that part actually started life on a 1997 Renault megane. however because the plastic Renault used at that time for it's splitter is so good I was able to re purpose it for the paseo with great success in my opinion. it may not be factory but I liked the subtle touch it added as I always felt the front needed something there.
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Ray0241 on April 22, 2015, 09:39:58 am
Arh... Yes it is your old one. and it does look good on the Paseo.
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Rumface on May 22, 2015, 04:38:33 pm
Look what just came through the door  ;D

(http://i.imgur.com/PED13do.jpg)
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: steed on May 26, 2015, 07:13:59 am
a can of pop?
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Rumface on May 26, 2015, 08:50:14 pm
It has been consumed now! The springs were going to go on the car but I couldn't get the bolts off the bottom of the shock.  :-[ Will try again at some point.
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Galliano on May 27, 2015, 10:41:02 am
I swapped my springs and shocks on the back a few weeks ago. Bloody stubborn but use a spanner and a rubber mallet and soon you're on the way. Took me 45 minutes to figure it out.
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: steed on May 27, 2015, 12:37:42 pm
have you seen this?

helpful link (http://www.ukpaseoclub.co.uk/index.php/topic,651.0.html)
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Rumface on May 27, 2015, 04:48:46 pm
Yes! I thought that might be you on Toyota Owners forum posted years ago.

That tutorial is awesome man kudos to you!
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: steed on May 28, 2015, 07:38:09 am
no worries, glad it is of use to someone!  ;D
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Fozzie on June 04, 2015, 09:06:58 am
Those bottom bolts are a real pig sometimes, I found a 3' breaker bar to be a god send!
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Galliano on June 04, 2015, 11:51:48 am
My huge breaker bar was no help for me. Bloody thing wouldn't fit sideways between the car and the ground....
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Fozzie on June 05, 2015, 08:27:56 am
I usually try getting it between the arch and the brake disc instead, I think there is a bit more room to manoeuvre it via that way?
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: steed on June 05, 2015, 11:13:52 am
I use the breaker bar and a 250mm extension, does the job swimmingly. You just need to have positive control over the extension whilst levering the breaker bar.
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Rumface on June 06, 2015, 09:03:10 am
Thanks Guys! I need to buy myself some more sockets, I sheared an adapter clean off! I'm getting more confident with things now at-least I don't feel uneasy lifting the car and messing with things.

Picture of me preparing a "Trade Size" can of WD40 for aforementioned bottom bolts.
(http://i.imgur.com/fNLawlF.jpg)

Want to try a panhard rod and some polyurethane bushes next. The clutch might be due soon though so that'll be later this year.

EDIT: Tried again today, couldn't get the top mount off the strut! Lower bolts came off though.

Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Rumface on July 05, 2015, 02:24:20 pm
No real changes just now but hopefully with some work commitments sat behind me now I have some free time back! Tomorrow the car will have been in my possession 2 years - although it feels like I've had it since I started driving at this point, I know for certain it'd take a major disaster for it to leave my hands.

Re-Did my alloys this morning as they were looking a bit grimey. Few more picture here (http://paseosr.weebly.com/blog/blow-over).
(http://paseosr.weebly.com/uploads/3/2/2/1/32213395/1479366_orig.jpg)

Interestingly the stock 7 spoke 14" alloys weight around 12.7kg's a corner, That'd make the alloys about 5-6kg's of metal. Worth considering when upgrading wheels and tyres, safe to assume much better than the stock steelies that sit around 16.3kg's each.

Not fitted the new springs yet but hopefully get around to it soon, also got oil coming up this month too. I was considering new coolant too but I'm not sure if that's really worth the cost, the stuff in the top of the radiator looks fairly orange and healthy so there might not be huge benefit?

Not sure if anyone has an interest in this - but I was looking at the air intake earlier and I was wondering how much actual pressure you'd get from that opening at the front. I presume it's taking air that has flown around the radiator which is quite a long path as the nearest opening is lower in the front bumper. Has anyone considered making an inlet somewhere or picking up air from another point in the front? I'm not keen on the idea of putting a cone filter in the engine bay where it can suck up all the hot air from around the block. I'm also considering an oil catch can in order to keep the throttle and intake free of oil - I'm under the impression these are primarily for performance or turbo cars but I can't imagine it'll have a negative effect installed correctly.

Cheers guys!  :)
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: steed on July 06, 2015, 09:00:58 am
catch cans are very useful, and yes they will reduce the residues which build up in your inlet manifold and throttle body.

With regards to air filter, let me expand on whats happening under your bonnet at speeds. With the engine up to running temp and in normal town traffic, yes there will be 'heat soak' into you air filter, this will be pretty much the same whether aftermarket cone or stock. Yes the paseo does come with a very twisty pre-airbox inlet pipe. this is actually one of Toyota's better ones (the stock one on my corolla of roughly the same era, was shorter but narrower and flexed around to come out under the headlight on the passenger side).  What makes the cone filter perform differently is the actual filter composition and permeability.
We'll assume for the time being a typical impregnated cotton gauze aftermarket cone versus the OEM Toyota paper/fibre filter. Two key components of the aftermarket filter make the difference; the larger filter surface area allows a greater flow of air, and, less restriction as the pre filter box pipe work is removed.
The OEM intake arrangement is designed to maximise fuel efficiency, smooth the inflow of air and disturb it to produce turbulence (i'll expand on this later) whilst minimising engine noise. This is why a cone filter (even unprotected in the engine bay) makes such a large difference to performance. Primarily this change is felt through throttle response where the gain is most noticeable.
With the advent of the 16v engine there was a noticeable jump in BHP at higher revs for the same displacement, however this came expense or torque at the low end of the rev range. Early Toyota 16v's used a system know as TVIS (Toyota Variable Intake System) to help improve this loss of torque by effective restricting the amount of air that could reach the combustion chamber with a butterfly valve (it basically halved the airflow to each cylinder). the TVIS would de-active at a certain revs allowing more air into the chamber. Where am I going with this you ask?
Well jump to our 'modern', but none Variable Valve Timing intelligence (VVTi) 5E-FE engine. The humdrum version of this engine (for this exercise we will ignore the ACIS fitted 5E-FHE, that's a different kettle of fish), which has a fixed inlet arrangement, the best way to maximise the low end torque is done through a combination of cylinder head design (for the lean burn FE this is fixed) and inlet arrangement. The OEM paseo inlet manifold is actually not terrible but not great either (hence the popular tubular corolla manifold swap, the equal length longer runners give a smooth torque delivery of air without restriction) so the long intake pipework is used to help the low end torque. The air inlet system has resonator (the little empty boxes connected to the intake system) which seem to serve no purpose. Actually they are there to help reduce noise but mainly to provide a smooth flow of air at a given revs, usually motorway speeds. If you remove them you reduce turbulence, just like an aftermarket pipe. The resonators also have an effect on throttle response by how they affect the incoming rush (and the change in flow) of inlet air. If you are familiar with hydraulics then a suitable comparison would be to imagine them slightly as accumulators.

So by fitting an aftermarket pipe and cone you will (albeit by small amounts) reduce low end torque, increase throttle response and possibly improve high end BHP, even if the cone is in a hot engine bay. This is why panel filter exist (that and they don't void warranties) as they offer minor improvements on flow through the filter with minimal impact to intake characteristics.

Alternatively the best aftermarket option would be a cone filter, in an air box (positioned where the OEM battery goes) fed either from the headlight (night time driving issues) of from a duct fed by the blank for the fog lamp from beneath. this would be utilised with the corolla intake manifold and fixed pipework that matched the diameter of the throttle body (no bigger, no smaller to maintain flow velocity).

that's just my two pence though.
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Rumface on July 06, 2015, 09:29:30 pm
I would say those thoughts are worth more than 2 pence for sure!  :)

If I understand correctly for a decent change to match the new intake, I want a smooth path leading up to the intake from near the front of the car and put the filter a comparable distance to the stock box? Ideally all of which will be enclosed leaving the only opening at the in-end?

I've seen a lot of ep91's with a curve at the intake end and then a straight pipe down to a filter near the front bumper - I guess this works right but the filter would surely pick up tonnes of debris and become inefficient?

Another fitting I've seen is to stick a pod where the airbox usually sits and use tubing to bring air up from the front of the car between the fuse box and battery - this sounds pretty easy to do but I guess I won't be benefiting hugely from maximum flow or efficiency at that point?

I might give it a go this weekend anyway - is there much difference between pod manufactures?
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: steed on July 07, 2015, 07:28:58 am
there isn't a great deal of difference between pod manufacturers although I recommend an impregnated cotton gauze filter (better for the daily user) the K&N style. ducting air from low down in the bumper is fine but I wouldn't put the filter there. The starlet guys put it there because unlike the paseo engine bay, there is very little space after you've clocked or rotated the turbo and fitted a bigger one with FMIC.
The ducting route you suggested wouldn't be a bad thing, its about as easy a compromise on position you will have. be aware that changing the length of inlet pipe (aka runner) between the throttle body and filter will have an affect on torque and throttle response, albeit minutely. what you want to achieve though is to remove or minimise any restrictive pipework/ducting which supplies fresh cold air to the filter.

If you buy a cheapo pod try and get the K&N recharge kit, the cheapo pods give you the cotton gauze filter but its not impregnated with special oil. this special oil is what removes the fine particulate matter from the in rushing air.
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Rumface on July 07, 2015, 05:53:40 pm
Thanks again for the advise buddy, I'll get to work on it and find out what is going on.  :)

I'll try and get some good media and data from this to see what the changes mean in real life scenarios.
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Galliano on July 09, 2015, 08:20:51 am
Car is looking great. I get a feeling it needs lows. Lows and mudguards maybe?
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Rumface on July 10, 2015, 11:20:35 pm
You are right it needs lows and mudguards... I've always really liked the stance of the Celica ST205 Rally cars - quite butch, I like the big mud flaps too although would need some thought as not to look silly on a road car.

(http://d1r57ja1amoclf.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Celica-rally-car1.jpg)

I still have those springs - not fitted still as work commitments are looking to continue over summer  >:( No time to take it off the road even for part of a day! Getting oil and alignment done this weekend though so hopefully keep it running right. Temps run a little over dead centre in the hot weather which has me worry a bit, if I'm stuck in gridlock I tend to put the heaters on full blast (I know there's something wrong with me) which takes it below dead centre again, might take a look at the fan on the radiator - any suggestions?

Little changes like catch can and intake stuff next, suspension will need to wait. Still can't get the top hats off the struts! Had a few ideas cosmetics too, the headlights fade so quickly in the hot weather - wouldn't be too noticeable but the indicator lenses stay clear!

I've also been eyeing up a visit here (http://www.santapod.co.uk/)...
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Galliano on July 11, 2015, 03:16:12 pm
The rear stance, wide but lack of height.. it has always worked well in my eyes. The Paseo has a similar stance however, big flaps would look silly IMO.

What other cosmetic ideas do you have?
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Rumface on July 11, 2015, 05:15:37 pm
I've been meaning to draw myself a "ideal" build - I need to get around to it.

I had an idea a while back to paint the extra reflective parts of the headlight cluster (That are not part of the surfaces that make the beam) matt black, combine that with a good treatment to make the lights nice and clear again will modernise the front some what. Example Honda Integra below:
(http://site.icbmotorsport.com/pics/JDM/DC2_Front_END.jpg)

I do have a cluster to try out on but I ruined the lens removing it (it was already pretty weathered anyway).

I also really like the idea of a smooth rear boot lid, along with continuous rear lights. By that I mean having a single piece of perspex bridge the gap in the boot lid between the brake lights, you could move the badges down here and it'd also house the square plate properly. Something like the 240sx or similar vintage designs:
(http://solid-orange.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/240sx_rear.jpg)

Long game stuff: Cleaner, 15 inch white alloy wheels (MS 006), not too low, well proportioned with matching (very subtle) white side decals along the bottom of the side - again not figured out what looks good yet. I like the idea of some bold text reading "1500 Super N/A" or some period correct cheese like that. Sacrilegious grille in-between headlights similar to Integra above, functionally for air intake and to get rid of the clumsy Toyota badge stuck up there.

End goal is to make the car look like a period correct(ish) import. The Paseo is pretty close to the ideal for me already but the few things that are my personal tastes when it comes to finish that I think would make it special.

Oh and rust proofing and fixing all the trolly dings...and the rusty exhaust tip. The faded scuttle panel, rusty wipers. Cracked aerial housing. I'm going to stop before I upset myself...

What do you think? Any good ideas yourself?
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Rumface on August 03, 2015, 01:56:26 am
So I was hit with some pretty major changes in my life again just recently but I'm determined to not let it get in the way of this project  :(

Image below is how I want the car to look, I want the paint to be scratch free, the panels to be dent free and the mechanical aspects of the ride and drive to be perfect, as well as the visual modifications below:

(http://i.imgur.com/0GsQXNs.jpg)

What do you guys think? Doable on a budget? The wheels are Fox Racing MS006's which will be 15 inch.
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: steed on August 10, 2015, 07:48:50 am
easily doable on a budget, have you photo-shopped in some lows there? the paint will be your biggest expense i'm afraid, unless you know a body man.

I do love that look they (big fan of spoilerless paseos)
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Rumface on August 11, 2015, 10:56:40 pm
It is all about that one smooth line around the body  ;D

It has been lowered, the wheels changed and the front badge and door locks have been shaved, all in Photoshop. I still haven't fitted those springs!
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: steed on August 12, 2015, 07:54:04 am
I'd say colour code the door handles too, but leave the mirrors in their black finish. does look tidy though
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: JIm on August 12, 2015, 12:39:24 pm
Sorry steed i have to disagree, i think paint the mirrors but leave the back plates

heres how it looks
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Ray0241 on August 12, 2015, 01:06:04 pm
I think steed is right for the colour, each colour is different
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: steed on August 12, 2015, 03:47:04 pm
I concur with both of you, the Tropicana suits black mirrors but the silver definitely benefits from colour coded mirrors, as would the blurple, yellow and black (snigger!) ;D
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Rumface on August 12, 2015, 11:05:01 pm
What you guys said  ;D

The mirror base plastic turns grey at the thought of sun light though which is a little upsetting. Where would I get myself a colour coded rattle can of Tropicana for the other bits?

Worth also mentioning - shaved boot lid.
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Galliano on August 13, 2015, 09:10:41 am
You'd have to jump over to Halfords and have it mixed. One can would be enough I'd imagine. And yes the baseplates are a bugger. I use gel gunk stuff that we got in the valeting bay at work back along. Stuff lasts a good while.
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: JIm on August 15, 2015, 01:47:28 pm
I had it routed like this mate, not ideal but its the only route i could find!
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Rumface on August 15, 2015, 03:10:24 pm
Thanks Galliano I'll take a look, didn't know Halfords did paint mixing. As for the plastic treatment I'll take a look online.

Thanks for the pics Jim, I've followed your path pretty much but wasn't able to get the piping through the gap by the radiator but I'll give it another go tomorrow.

The intake noise is absolutely fantastic, at around 3450rpm on throttle the engine just lights up your ears! Funny enough daily driving cycle is quieter because the air-box used to foul the strut tower brace, I'd forgotten how quiet the 5efe is when driven gently, even without the OEM plumbing.

(http://www.weebly.com/uploads/3/2/2/1/32213395/7380923_orig.jpg)

Thanks again Jim, I fitted the intake pipe through to the front bumper by jiggling the radiator about.

(http://paseosr.weebly.com/uploads/3/2/2/1/32213395/2684393_orig.jpg)

Fit and Finish level: Cable Tie sponsored Derby Racer  ;)
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: bren on August 16, 2015, 07:25:17 am
I bought my 1a0 paint off eBay. Might be worth just typing in your paint code? I have used their stuff before on my old del sol, which was captiva blue and it was a great colour match.
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: steed on August 17, 2015, 07:31:55 am
that bay is really coming together now. the CAI kit looks right at home!
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Rumface on August 17, 2015, 07:39:50 am
Thanks Bren - do you remember the seller?

Thanks Steed! I think there are still some areas left to dress up a bit though. I guess the next venture into the bay should be. Corrolla 4-2-1 exhustmani right?
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: steed on August 17, 2015, 10:42:19 am
you'd have to have another one made up. the 4-2-1 manifold is a hybrid of the paseo exhaust flange mated to the corolla headers. just need to convince the outer headers inwards a little bit.
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: bren on August 17, 2015, 03:07:58 pm
Yes it's Victoria-autoparts. Comes in a kit with primer and laquer too
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Rumface on September 07, 2015, 01:00:03 am
So Sunday afternoon I drove over to see Jim at his workshop, to get some parts fitted and oogle over his project Paseo, which turned out to be really impressive and made me fairly jealous.

I guess you could say this was the meet up for the "North-Midland chapter" of the UK Paseo Club.  ;D

Up on the lift:
(http://i.imgur.com/d08aQor.jpg)

Seeing as Jim knows what he's talking about and hasn't just googled everything like I have it was good to finally get some parts on and have someone look it over to make sure nothing was too horribly broken or out of place. Turns out I've got a radiator from an automatic and my exhaust was trying to burrow into the fuel tank but other than that it wasn't too far gone!  ::)

Also that sensor is no longer taped to the strut tower brace, I was told this is not a professional fitting despite my original ideas  ;D

Was a really good day out, thanks again to Jim for being wizard at fitting this stuff and generally being a nice guy!

Of course this post wouldn't be anything without a huge amount of pictures:
(http://i.imgur.com/8nuYPdR.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/yFgmvxF.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/b9N1pvr.jpg)

Click here to open entire album (http://imgur.com/a/BcTHQ)

Kudos to anyone who can spot all the missing parts on Jim's Paseo
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Galliano on September 07, 2015, 07:28:13 am
Looks great Tom, although she's not as clean as I'd have hoped you'd have her! Might need to take a trip up and have a work day with you guys up there sometime too.

And missing parts... bootlock, front badge, oem front lip, your photos are dark so looks like wheels are missing too in some photos...
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: steed on September 07, 2015, 07:59:24 am
a pairs of tidy looking paseo's there. I do prefer having the Toyota badge in the front grille personally and this direct comparison has helped confirm that to me.
it does make life so much easier when you have a ramp to work on!
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Rumface on September 07, 2015, 07:28:56 pm
Absolutely mate, there's a few meet up in the middle on England that might prove a good enough excuse some time! I'm a bit upset at the moment because work and other things have meant no cleaning for at least a month now.

Thanks Steed. I was on the fence about the badge removal, I think on Jim's set-up it looks really nice. Tropicana appreciates more details and black trim I think. Shop lift is a god send, so is a rattle gun!

Need to get alignment and pan hard rod sorted, my steering is waaaay out now....
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Galliano on September 07, 2015, 09:52:48 pm
Is that one ugga-dugga or two?

Talking of which I need to do something with mine. I have a horrible feeling my drivers side bushes are poop, as things feel a little unsteady on right handers at speed.

We need daytime shots - get out and take photos sir. As the Admin of this site, I ORDER you to get more shots!
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Rumface on September 08, 2015, 01:58:16 pm
hahaha okay! I have a friend with a posh camera too, I'll try and get some together but I need to get it a lot clearer first, better camera means better view of all the muck on the car. Wheels + Tyres are a must. I think I might buy some used and get tires separately.

We absolutely must get Jim to finish his as soon as possible, he doesn't let on how impressive his car is. For starters he's got a factory cup holder tray that he didn't even mention before I found it!

Interestingly mine always felt a little unsteady at the rear over bumps and through corners but the not lowered at all for insurance reasons springs we fitted sorted it right out. You don't have to compress the springs on the rear to take the top hat off the strut - that must be saying something! The ones I have are not 35mm too so you clear speed bumps and curbs (just about) fine, looks stock and drives much better too.

What do you mean by ugga-dugga?  ;D

You need to get your lot up here buddy, any chance you could hire an articulated lorry or something?
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Galliano on September 08, 2015, 08:47:01 pm
Where did you get your standard springs from? Might look into it.

Ugga dugga is a workshop word for the air powered tool. Something I've picked up on my time at Honda.

And maybe me and Phil could have a little road trip. Maybe it would be better to have a work day up there than down here in my unit? I need to get some new tyres and then I'll have some bits to fit too... ;)
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Rumface on September 08, 2015, 09:49:51 pm
Aah I see, air powered tools are a god send!

These are the ones I don't have.

([url]http://www.ebay.ie/itm/Vogtland-sport-lowering-springs-533-Toyota-Paseo-bis-up-to-66-kW-959085-/381152527298?[/url])
Quote from: Vogtland Sport Loweing Springs Germany
You can visually and physicall experience your car in a whole new way.


A close friend tells me they feel really good, without making the car feel crashy and unpleasant and still manage to rein in some of the body roll. The whole car changes direction a lot more accurately, no longer does it feel wobbly at lower speeds and at higher speeds it feels more direct and connected through the wheel.

As mentioned over the odd bump in the road the back suspension no longer rattles around as if it is connected with duct tape and paper-clips. Also I noticed "launching" and hard braking no longer let loose the front passenger side wheel.

I absolutely recommend investing in a pan-hard rod though. It was fully aligned before and after there is about 15 degrees of rotation counter-clockwise on the wheel to travel in a straight line. This weekend I plan to measure everything and get some maths going to see what length pan hard rod is needed to set the tracking up correctly again.
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Rumface on September 22, 2015, 09:07:40 pm
Nothing to report yet - I really need to think about wheels and tyres. I got called out for having buttons for wheels the other day by some Audi driver, and the tyres are getting a little sketchy now.

If you are not convinced Tropicana is the best colour yet, here's some samples:
(http://i.imgur.com/TCn5Upb.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/NyDkHmu.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/XscOFSw.jpg)
I edited the last one to take out some clutter in the background, otherwise they are all legit camera phone photos.
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: steed on September 28, 2015, 07:33:02 am
very tidy. can confirm, Tropicana best colour.
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Rumface on September 30, 2015, 09:05:26 pm
Quite an eventful day today!

My wheels arrived!
(http://i.imgur.com/pUc6CCt.jpg)

I've mocked up white or gun metal, not sure which to pick on at the moment. I'm sort of leaning over to gun metal at the moment but white I think looks a bit more striking.
(http://i.imgur.com/kIL4kAZ.jpg)

Also got to meet this owner driving one of his fleet for a quick lunch.
(http://i.imgur.com/Hy1lSdg.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/T8PWUGg.jpg)
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: steed on October 01, 2015, 07:18:29 am
very tidy, have you thought about mocking those up in bronze? I think they would take to it well. the black paseo there looks like it came with all trimmings!
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Rumface on October 01, 2015, 07:46:44 am
Might give that a mock up too and see how it turns out.

It certainly did have all the trimings, being one of Galliano's personal collection.  ;D
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Galliano on October 01, 2015, 09:21:03 am
I'm trying the front lip to see how I like it, and what difference it makes to floatyness at speed. It coped with a 530 mile 3 day trip to London and Warwick nicely. The rest of the trimmings will be added in due course I think.

I personally like the gunmetal idea myself, always looks good with Tropicana.

And good to see you again mate, hope you didn't receive a grilling for being late back to work.
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Rumface on October 01, 2015, 01:03:41 pm
Was really good to see you too! Will have to get a few more meets going off the cuff whilst the weather is holding up.

Was okay in the end I just stayed in the office a little longer at the end of the day.

Here's that picture from my Facebook of the two:
(http://i.imgur.com/xxbpdwxl.jpg)

Probably gonna make that my SIG too.
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: steed on October 02, 2015, 07:11:54 am
that, is a very cool pic indeed!
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Rumface on October 25, 2015, 12:39:07 pm
(http://paseosr.weebly.com/uploads/3/2/2/1/32213395/2875466_orig.jpg)

This stuff is tricky - or am I just useless at applying it?
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: steed on October 27, 2015, 09:51:56 am
just need to let it dry, but yeah it does go everywhere
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Rumface on October 31, 2015, 11:40:20 am
So a few days ago I bought myself some wind deflectors (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/171974272484?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT) (I need to stop going on eBay quite so much).

Can recommend these, look nice and build quality is decent enough. They move around a bit in the door frame but not a lot after the window is done up once or twice - they seat fine. Does come with clips to hold them solid but I didn't feel too keen on putting those in just yet.

(http://paseosr.weebly.com/uploads/3/2/2/1/32213395/9395247_orig.jpg)
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: bren on October 31, 2015, 04:59:29 pm
Love the look of wind deflectors. They are on my list to do. Do they just push into the frame?
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Rumface on November 01, 2015, 10:12:34 pm
Quote
Do they just push into the frame?

They squeeze into the door frame - I might put the guide clips in too to keep them even more secure, but otherwise they are pretty solid.
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: JIm on November 02, 2015, 04:11:21 am
How long did your wind deflectors take to arrive mate?
I've been waiting over a week for mine now.

I'm thinking about sticking mine in with black tiger seal (pu adhesive) so that the clips don't scratch the window tint film but i'll let you know how that goes if they ever arrive!

Did the exhaust paste cure the blow on the exhaust?
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Rumface on November 02, 2015, 06:50:23 pm
I think some adhesive is needed for mine too they have started to come loose in the cold weather. They took about a week to come, were later than they said by a couple of days.

Yeah the exhaust is totally cured now - I think it'll go again though, it'll never be quite right with the one I've got fitted. I thought my CV was going before but in actuality it was the exhaust touching the car around corners.

I'm convinced my timing is off or something, because when the temperature get a bit lower (like the beginning of this year) the car is absolutely gutless between 1.5/2k RPM - more so than in the summer.

Any ideas?
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Rumface on November 14, 2015, 02:33:37 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/xrMnqwX.jpg?1)

Finally!
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: bren on November 15, 2015, 01:01:41 am
they look very nice.
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: steed on November 16, 2015, 12:43:22 pm
oh yeah! those wheels do look awesome on this car.
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Rumface on December 13, 2015, 08:55:14 am
Picked up some Headlight protectors  :P

(http://i.imgur.com/3LJKMbS.jpg)(http://i.imgur.com/EifSO7B.jpg)

Chasing down a suspension rattle at the moment, think it might be tie-rod end, there's a clunk in the steering when stood still.
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: bren on December 13, 2015, 03:41:15 pm
Look great. Where did you get them from?
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Rumface on December 13, 2015, 04:04:10 pm
Fella on here was selling them  ;D
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: steed on December 14, 2015, 07:11:05 am
very nice man! have you check the front anti roll bar bushes for this knocking?
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Rumface on December 15, 2015, 11:20:11 am
very nice man! have you check the front anti roll bar bushes for this knocking?

That's a really good call - I'll jack it up later and see what I can wobble.

Update: Tie Rod end was loose where it screws onto the inner tie rod - was all tightened from what I could tell. Just sent it back to where I had my tracking done.

The wheel movement was pretty spooky, was a bit upset I'd been driving on it.

Update Update: All fixed, replacement inner offside tie rod.
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Rumface on February 15, 2016, 12:52:49 am
Valentines Update

Had a bit of a sesh today - got the oil changed and a few other niggles looked at. Intake pipe ducted to the front opening, complete clean outside as well as working on a 318Ti. (Confirmed the Paseo is quicker and much better looking)
(http://i.imgur.com/LbdpORf.jpg)(http://i.imgur.com/oE4d6rm.jpg)(http://i.imgur.com/xDYR2Om.jpg)
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: bren on February 16, 2016, 10:04:34 pm
Have to agree, much better looking 😀 Liking that intake mate, looks good. I fancy doing a 4efe Intake myself. Am I right in thinking that they are a strait swap? Do you notice much difference with it?
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Rumface on February 16, 2016, 10:34:39 pm
The feel is definitely different, I couldn't say for sure if it is quicker but I did notice it feels a lot less hesitant at higher RPMs. The Corolla intake  is a little lighter too!
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: bren on February 17, 2016, 12:24:07 pm
Well I'm sold. That's next on my shopping list then
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Rumface on March 07, 2016, 01:25:54 pm
Some niggles to sort at the moment - I seem to have a really sensitive auxiliary belt, it tends to squeal a whole bunch under acceleration or deceleration recently - after 10 minutes of driving the squeal goes away completely. I'm hoping the belt has just slackened up seeing as it was replaced by a garage not so long ago. It only started a little while back in the cold weather and I put it down to water on the belt perhaps but it is now quite consistent so there is obviously something up!

I read online if you can rotate the belt more than 90deg on the straightest part that it is too loose, I'm going to have a fiddle with it soon but if anyone has any ideas it's appreciated  :)
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Galliano on March 07, 2016, 06:13:40 pm
You've got to be careful with the aux belts on these, mine had the same issue down to silicone engine bay dressing. It was down to grease on the belt. Has it only happened since you serviced? If so, probably oil on it.
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: JIm on March 08, 2016, 01:34:37 am
Both aux belts on the paseo are tensioned manually unlike most modern cars meaning they will need tightening sometimes

New belts seem to bed in and need tightening after a few hundred miles but i have noticed recently Gates belts are worse than most.

I'd be interested to know if they are gates belts the garage fitted?
I fitted 2 gates belts to a van recently and still had problems, changed to a Dayco belt which sorted it straight away!
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Rumface on April 09, 2016, 06:19:35 pm
Little Update - a lot of my life has changed around some of it is bad, but a few things really really good.

I've bought myself a practical daily car so I can use the Paseo more as a project / kept car rather than worrying about door dings and clocking miles on it.
(http://i.imgur.com/oxhbQ8D.jpg)(http://i.imgur.com/dfPAWng.jpg)

I chose a Toyota Camry 3.0 V6 because I heard it was very economical and practical as a little run around type car.  :P

Thanks to a friend I have access to some work space and tools to maintain the Paseo and Camry as often as I need - also a few mods here and there. My new vision with the Paseo is to make it more of an enjoyable weekend driver for B-Roads and perhaps the odd track day in the future - now that I am not reliant on it being drivable every single day I can take time to aim for bigger and better things, there still isn't a car I know that can out handle the Paseo around a country road!

(http://i.imgur.com/imhrz2m.jpg)(http://i.imgur.com/RmaE7IY.jpg)(http://i.imgur.com/ffMDuzz.jpg)

First modification for a little while is driving lights. The Paseo beams just don't inspire confidence around a twisty road at night. I'm pretty sure I'll be upsetting some people with these but I promise I won't be hacking up the rest of it!
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Galliano on April 09, 2016, 08:06:59 pm
As said previously, I like these in their retro kinda way. Would be funky with some white Hella covers for them too.
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: steed on April 14, 2016, 08:33:28 pm
those driving lamps look very JDM, not entirely to my taste though as i would have gotten a set of corolla fog lamps and fifted them in the left and right airdams.
She is looking tidy though. congratulations on the camry, if it should ever fall from favor let me know as i can repurpose that v6...
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Rumface on April 14, 2016, 09:38:21 pm
Thanks steed - I really needed something facing front, the headlights just don't cut it on a country road compared to modern units. These driving lights are actually a lot brighter than the full beam on the stock lights - they cast shadows on bumps in the road too which is super useful.

The Camry V6 is wonderful to drive, it just kind of wofts around - not particularly rushed. It is a real justice leaving "sports cars" for dead and embarrassing modern executive cars.Despite 119,000 miles the oil is clean and everything has been serviced by Toyota since new, everything works perfectly!

I want another Camry V6 to squash into my Paseo, only thing is they only seem to come with auto's but I might be able to live with that.

Paseo 5EFE - 89hp - 920KG ~10 seconds 0-60
Camry 1MZ-FE - 192hp - 1480KG ~8 seconds -60
Cameo 1MZ-FE - 192hp - 920KG ~ 4-5 seconds?
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: steed on April 15, 2016, 10:49:20 am
how you'd do that my friend (and there is space as they can squeeze a 3gste into a starlet so there is more room to use in a paseo) is by mating a FWD st202/182 gearbox (type S54) to a 1mz-fe using an MR2 turbo flywheel and clutch.
The 1mz-fe is actually lighter than a 3sgte so more torque, less weight although you will need an LSD.
I have seen tell that some people are squeezing mkiii mr2 factory LSD into the earlier type S54 box. i'll have to look into that a bit more though as I'm not sure how that is done. then hey presto, torque steer for days...

EDIT: just checked, it seems that the alternative part no. for s54 gearbox LSD is the same part-no. as the mkiii MR2 LSD (apparently there are a few MR2's on twoBrutal running mk3 LSDs in their S54 box. it should be noted the S54 box is only stipulated as fitted to SW20 and ST202, not the ST182. P.S steer clear of SW20 gearboxes as the selector setup is backwards for the mid engine layout
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Rumface on April 16, 2016, 09:53:51 am
I best start saving, if you say it is possible. I read the MR2 gearbox doesn't fit straight on though, but it does work with the engine seeing as I think it was the US spec XLE Camry v6 was fitted with them. So I'll want to buy myself two Cat-C cars right? The other thing you'd need is the US spec manual ECU? I suppose you could go after-market though?  I'm not clever enough to know if you can't just trick it into thinking it is in neutral or something?

In honesty I'd be cool with it being an auto if it was half the cost - I doubt you'd leave L or 2 in the Paseo with a V6 and would add to the oddity of the car. The stock Camry auto box is a 4 speed with over drive which will happily churn 130mph at around 4000rpm towing along the beige boat - so a friend told me.

Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: steed on April 18, 2016, 07:33:55 am
if you are happy with an auto box then its just a =n issue of finding the right set or fabbing a set of driveshafts then  it'll quite easy with a set of custom engine mounts and away you go!
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Rumface on November 18, 2016, 01:19:49 am
So the V6 has somewhat fallen from favour from me...

Just a quick update - Paseo is still going strong and doing a few more miles now. My foggies are now hooked up to high beam and supplement the otherwise very dim full beams to make quite a bit of light appear in front of you down a B-Road.

Also fixed an issue with the alternator belt being loose and making the worst noise known to man on a cold wet day.

Some very friendly passer-by decided to pull off one of my wind deflectors too, so now I don't have either on the car.
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Fozzie on November 18, 2016, 02:37:17 pm
Oh no, what happened with the V6?

I've had that issue with the alternator belt before when I first collected the car, sounded horrific when I took it down the road. Dealer who sold it to me was a right muppet and tried to fix the squeal by spraying WD40 on the pulley *face palm*
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Rumface on November 14, 2017, 10:04:29 pm
After many many moons, I'm back!

Almost a year to the date here's a little update.

Early in 2017 I was busy with work, life and driving to Leeds every weekend - putting lots of miles on the fleet. Not much time for car projects!

Since then my paseo had been off the road with an issue stoping it from running at all. It'd start and move but unfortunately die out on idle and acceleration. When it did run it'd just hesitate and die out eventually. To make matters worse it had also snapped a handbrake cable and developed some super noisy brakes, not looking too good!

With this I pulled my modded parts from the car and slapped on a car cover - unsure what I'd be doing next with the Green Turd.

(https://imgur.com/PhDLLKW.jpg)

Over the months that passed using the Camry, chewing miles down on that thing is no problem at all. As it was so comfortable I thought it'd be best to ruin it with some 17" Lexus alloys and a 2inch drop. As well as some Toyo's to match the Paseo.

(https://imgur.com/szawUjn.jpg)(https://imgur.com/UqQDBzA.jpg)(https://imgur.com/7a0ZFgs.jpg)

Although only a few weeks after lowering, a speed bump soon made a new drain hole in my cooling system...

(https://imgur.com/3AYNu9J.jpg)

Enough was enough, I can't be that guy with two broken cars... Now several months in hibernation it is time for action.

Off with the cover and on with the parts!

(https://imgur.com/Px7wJw5.jpg)

- New TPS
- New air filter
- Oil and Filter
- New Fuel Filter
- Handbrake cable
- Another new battery

(https://imgur.com/2hMu3g6.jpg)

Currently the car runs and drives better than it has in years, still needs a handbrake and I need to chase down a hesitation problem on acceleration (Probably timing or TPS position). It is only minor though and I'd imagine only made worse being used to a big auto 3 litre!  :P

(https://imgur.com/555DD7A.jpg)

The Camry is still leaking...but I'll get to that soon.

More soon!
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Galliano on November 15, 2017, 09:54:07 am
Yay! Welcome back my man!

Glad to see she's back up and running again.
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Lost Cause on January 03, 2018, 08:58:06 pm
Thatís looking great still, glad to see it again. Did you sort the handbrake issue?
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Rumface on January 03, 2018, 10:13:13 pm
Handbrake is sorted finally!

Got an MOT now so we're looking good - need to sort the hesitation, have got myself some coolant and a new Thermostat which I need to fit at some point.

There's a horrid rattle from one of the rear struts well that I'll need to investigate - looking good so far though!
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Lost Cause on January 04, 2018, 03:23:38 pm
My money is on the shock top mount. Iíve changed 3 recently. Jack on the jacking point with the tyre about an inch off the floor and with a lever between the floor and the tyre lift the wheel up and down. If itís the top mount youíll see it.
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Rumface on January 05, 2018, 12:19:45 am
I'll have to give it a go and see - thanks for the tip!

I know the rear suspension can be a bit weak on these, it has already had new rear struts - lucky they're easy in and out!
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Rumface on July 23, 2018, 06:51:25 pm
Alright Guys,

I feel like you all deserve a bit of a nosey to see what I've been up to....

So to start with, over the winter the Paseo saw some action. I got it out and drove it around in the snow, tonne of fun!

(https://imgur.com/PRwLrke.jpg)
Being a pikey of course there was plenty of bad behaviour.

Unluckily the Paseo developed a few faults - namely still not running right, it still didn't idle and had terrible choke issues. I had installed a new TPS already with no luck. Now the handbrake was working, of course the nearside rear drum seized to high hell.

Given neither of my cars now ran almost at all, I had to do something.. So in with the radiator.

(https://imgur.com/4EPmyUf.jpg)
(https://imgur.com/RrM0KfH.jpg)

Considering the Camry was now running perfectly once again, It proved its mettle by towing a 106 in the snow and heavy traffic one night. After 2 and a half hours in the car. Not one beat was missed, not one sign of faltering. What a champ!

(https://imgur.com/nhdzF9m.jpg)

After winter, I discovered the Camry had pretty aggressive water ingress both into the interior and the boot. After that was fixed, it received a full interior clean, removing the seats and wet vac of the floor carpet.

(https://imgur.com/BEGlYAI.jpg)

Now attention to my little Paseo, a full strip down of the rear drum, clean and refit fixed the brake issue, but still woes with the ignition system meant I could only do a few miles at a time before the car cut out and died... not looking good....

(https://imgur.com/qLhFsAO.jpg)
(https://imgur.com/47pbCQW.jpg)

So time went on - Camry munching miles and the Paseo sat unhappily on its own! Until one weekend I decided enough was enough, I'll do a coolant flush and thermostat on the Paseo to try and figure out the cutting out when warm!

After a full coolant flush and thermostat replacement I happened across a bad earth in the TPS connector. I bridge it with a bit of wire I found on the floor. The car instantly got it's performance, economy and reliability back... Looks like a previous repair (solder point) had gone bad and un-lodged!

(https://imgur.com/J46kjyN.jpg)

That is all it was! Watch out for those wires behind the intake, they get extremely brittle!

Now I had two running cars, of course this just wouldn't do. So I immediately set about ruining the Paseo in order to maintain that I had at least half a good car between the two I owned.

(https://imgur.com/ireEfjn.jpg)

Out comes the interior - the Paseo now becoming a weekend B-Road / TrackDay car!

I felt a little harsh doing this so I found compromise preserving the more vulnerable 22 year old sheet metal in a nice sealed garage.

(https://imgur.com/5FdVTYE.jpg)
(https://imgur.com/8C6BkZF.jpg)

The Paseo now having low mileage and only used for attacking B-Roads every other weekend has a relatively easy life and gets highly maintained in it's new home. Long term plans are to completely sort the engine and chassis and then use it as a summer car for the warm months, keeping away the miles and grit. The interior is safely stowed away too ready to return to stock should I change my mind.

My god do these cars handle - this little thing will out drive almost anything around a corner, now without the interior it is ready for anything. I really need to get a track-day booked in!

The Paseo enjoying a "session" in the cool summer evening air.

(https://imgur.com/14BSEiQ.jpg)
(https://imgur.com/xAenT4R.jpg)

The pair together:
(https://imgur.com/qH6RENd.jpg)

Life is good, my Paseo tucked safely, the Camry doing commuter duty well. But something just didn't add up.

No I wan't happy - the Toyota name plate just didn't satisfy me anymore. The 3 Litre V6 in the Camry whilst smooth and nippy just didn't provide me the satisfaction of other foreign brands.

Off to the "Bad Life Choices" section of eBay I went... Time for a change.... This time it wasn't to be a Toyota.

In usual fashion, I made the worse decision for a daily car possible. Rumbling past the 1.9TDI Skoda's on the motorway I present my big brown money pit:

(https://imgur.com/Y0poBT6.jpg)
(https://imgur.com/KqDCXlF.jpg)
(https://imgur.com/2YBDBra.jpg)
(https://imgur.com/4OmlW2Y.jpg)

The 1UZFE 4Litre V8 is equipped with VVTI pushing out 290BHP to the rear wheels through a 5 speed auto. Of course my questionable example has all 4 rear back boxes deleted producing the most ungodly roar down the road. My example also has the DHP "Dynamic Handling Pack" which essentially means there's some feel to the light steering and the bigger alloy wheels require more expensive rubber.

This car has many issues, all minor and completely overshot by the immense power and luxury a car of this calibre can produce. All mine for less than £1300!

With a heavy heart I am now looking to sell my companion, the Camry. I'd like to see it go to a Toyota loving owner but of course budget means I cannot choose! I'll be listing it at £1300 online but if any of you fine gentlemen are looking for an interesting older saloon - I'm open to offers!

(https://imgur.com/R9SDQ7b.jpg)

She's been looked after with passion and deserves the best. I'll be fully cleaning and touching up the paint. The car also comes with the dashcam/reverse camera, iPhone/Android USB and Aux input with Remote as well as the original alloys, stereo and registration plate surrounds.
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Lost Cause on July 23, 2018, 07:32:29 pm
Youíve been busy lol I do like the Camry it looks stunning and it was great being chauffeured in it. A cool car indeed. A little thirsty for my meagre budget but great nonetheless.

V8 Lexus IS a great choice. You get the cars I would like but am too scared to so keep up the good work.
Howís it drive? Any plans for it or just keeping on top of it?

On the Paseo front, when you fitted the corolla manifold, where did you fit the earths that were bolted to the original manifold? It might be worth adding some extra engine earths. Adding a temporary one from battery to head would be where Iíd try, possibly to the lifting point securing bolt and see if thereís any improvement. Itís worked for me in the past with mysterious electrical issues......
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Galliano on July 23, 2018, 07:55:45 pm
Good to see you with some input again Tom. As I've already praised, I love your Skoda. Perfect colour too. May I be Chauffeur again at the next meet? And does this lucky new lady sit in the back when you pick her up, or does she sit in the front?  :P
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Rumface on July 24, 2018, 12:17:13 am
Thanks guys!

I've been thinking of making an earthing kit for the Paseo actually. The normal earth is connected the to throttle body housing. It could do with a few more, I started it up again today after posting actually it still runs sweet as a nut.

No lady friends right now mate haha, but yeah it is lovely in the back!

The V8 drives amazingly, the power comes on super thick, by the time you've dabbed the throttle it's lugged itself past a reasonable speed. Unluckily the heads up display holds an MPG counter, so you get stung immediately for racing it around. It suits more driving very calmly - the 5 speed is very reactive, you never feel like you want it to change up or down and more often it is so smooth you loose track of which gear it is actually in.

Above 3000 RPM it makes such a wonderful noise I can't explain, it bellows and echos around you - it's quite special. As with the Camry though, there's really nothing past 4000rpm - these engines are designed to cruise and pickup speed well. Above that they don't get any quicker just seam to start glugging fuel and eventually oil.

There are elements of the Paseo in the Camry and the Camry in the LS400 - the door handles are the same between the Camry and the LS400. All 3 cars share the same bonnet contours and lower trim patterns - some slight design language carry over between the three in that way. Nice to know it's some what distantly related.

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As for future plans, mainly just returning the LS to a decent condition, it requires some fairly ordinary things doing to it. Maybe a few more in-depth things too! Already got replacement tie-rods. Also looking at getting rear curtains reinstalled.

Mainly looking to solidify it's position as a really reliable daily much like the Camry is/was - then concentrating efforts on the Paseo for 2019.
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Lost Cause on July 24, 2018, 06:40:57 am
Just noticed the number plate lol nice touch 👍
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Galliano on July 25, 2018, 02:37:40 pm
The more I look at that beast, the more I love it. Can you put my name on the new keepers supplement for when you're ready to sell?  ;D

On the Paseo front, what direction will you go in for it? Coilovers, rollcade and taped headlights? Or leaving it street legal? I've got that splitter I had on Rhys, along with canards and winglets if you want to do something a bit different?
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Rumface on July 25, 2018, 09:34:20 pm
Not sure just yet, I want it to be road legal but as light and no thrills as possible. I might get a racing seat and half cage eventually but honestly I want it to remain somewhat retrievable to stock form!

Haha it can be yours for 1300 ONO!
Title: Re: Rumface's Paseo
Post by: Galliano on July 29, 2018, 09:30:58 am
Haha it can be yours for 1300 ONO!

I didn't say anything about paying for it....