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by totta crolla
Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Car won’t idle
Replies: 13
Views: 218

Re: Car won’t idle

abdu91 wrote:Replace the ecu and check again

Replace the car and try again.... :?
by totta crolla
Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Car won’t idle
Replies: 13
Views: 218

Re: Car won’t idle

Has the car had an engine conversion ?
by totta crolla
Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Electrical Gremlins in the Blower Circuit?
Replies: 1
Views: 68

Re: Electrical Gremlins in the Blower Circuit?

There will be some trial and error fixing this problem. First check all of the grounding points and if they are ok you might be able to isolate the problem to a particular circuit by removing fuses. Remove a circuit fuse, create problem by switching on blower and if fault remains replace fuse and mo...
by totta crolla
Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: Want to BUY (seeking sellers)
Topic: TRD T50 3rd gear
Replies: 0
Views: 56

TRD T50 3rd gear

As title I'm looking to buy a 3rd gear as per:
https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/au ... enlargeimg
Part number 33423-AE851

Thanks
by totta crolla
Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:36 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: smallport head issue?
Replies: 4
Views: 139

Re: smallport head issue?

Where is the cam cover breather going to ?
by totta crolla
Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: smallport head issue?
Replies: 4
Views: 139

Re: smallport head issue?

Which inlet manifold are you using ?
Modded smallport or TVIS with smallport adaptor ?
by totta crolla
Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:17 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: AE86 Best Suspension Setup
Replies: 10
Views: 401

Re: AE86 Best Suspension Setup

The two criteria you have stated you want to use the car for are entirely different so you will end up being more compromised than is ideal for both disciplines. Best you can do is use soft springs for daily driving and then use your adjustable dampers to stiffen up the suspension when drifting. An ...
by totta crolla
Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Weird Radiator Problem
Replies: 11
Views: 316

Re: Weird Radiator Problem

Possibly nothing more serious than an air lock in the cooling system. Make sure that the radiator is filled with the heater on 'hot'. Pour some coolant in and then run the engine on idle when filling to the top.
by totta crolla
Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:11 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Weird Radiator Problem
Replies: 11
Views: 316

Re: Weird Radiator Problem

Fans should be controlled by an output from the ecu so the logical first place to look would be the ecu parameter that controls the fans, it is a simple switch control that takes its signal from the water temperature sensor and then tells the fans to switch on or off depending on the temperature set...
by totta crolla
Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:59 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: 4AGE 20V MANIFOLD GLOWING! HELP (SOLVED)
Replies: 28
Views: 619

Re: 4AGE 20V MANIFOLD GLOWING! HELP (SOLVED)

My pleasure, glad it worked out for you.
Nice car and engine by the way !
by totta crolla
Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: 4AGE 20V MANIFOLD GLOWING! HELP (SOLVED)
Replies: 28
Views: 619

Re: 4AGE 20V MANIFOLD GLOWING! HELP

So for understanding, We have to see same ignition timing engine and ecu? Yes correct but adjust the ecu to match the engine. Ok but sorry I'm newbie, how can i know my engine timing? Is it for 10? You will need a timing light, a small bright mark (white paint) on your bottom pulley at '0' (TDC) an...
by totta crolla
Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: 4AGE 20V MANIFOLD GLOWING! HELP (SOLVED)
Replies: 28
Views: 619

Re: 4AGE 20V MANIFOLD GLOWING! HELP

Mehmaddict wrote:So for understanding, We have to see same ignition timing engine and ecu?


Yes correct but adjust the ecu to match the engine.
by totta crolla
Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: 4AGE 20V MANIFOLD GLOWING! HELP (SOLVED)
Replies: 28
Views: 619

Re: 4AGE 20V MANIFOLD GLOWING! HELP

At this point be very careful about putting the engine under load as the high idle suggests that the ecu initial timing is out, it is crucial that the ecu sees the same ignition timing as the engine is actually running. Refer to the ecu owners manual for help on how to set initial ignition timing.
by totta crolla
Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:29 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: 4AGE 20V MANIFOLD GLOWING! HELP (SOLVED)
Replies: 28
Views: 619

Re: 4AGE 20V MANIFOLD GLOWING! HELP

To be honest I can't remember if the engine is at compression TDC when the cams are aligned.
Ignoring the cam / crank relationship for a minute it is possible by using the ecu to advance the ignition timing by say 10°as a test.
by totta crolla
Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:55 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: 4AGE 20V MANIFOLD GLOWING! HELP (SOLVED)
Replies: 28
Views: 619

Re: 4AGE 20V MANIFOLD GLOWING! HELP

We can control Coils on ECU. The car is working perfect (looks) But problem is glowing... https://image.ibb.co/kUsfmG/sdfsd.jpg So in this position it is TDC right? In theory it is right but your TDC mark is on the bottom pulley attached to the crankshaft and it is the ignition timing from the bott...
by totta crolla
Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:45 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: 4AGE 20V MANIFOLD GLOWING! HELP (SOLVED)
Replies: 28
Views: 619

Re: 4AGE 20V MANIFOLD GLOWING! HELP

Ok so TDC happens twice in the cycle, once when the valves overlap, exhaust closing and inlet opening and the second time on the compression stroke. The compression stroke timing event is the one you are interested in for ignition timing. I'm not familiar with camshaft markings on the 20v engine so ...
by totta crolla
Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:10 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: 4AGE 20V MANIFOLD GLOWING! HELP (SOLVED)
Replies: 28
Views: 619

Re: 4AGE 20V MANIFOLD GLOWING! HELP

Most likely retarded ignition timing.
Possibly a cam timing issue, too much overlap at TDC and some of the inlet charge is going straight into the exhaust. If the actual engine timing (not ignition timing) is correct have a look at VVT settings.
by totta crolla
Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: GTS/SR5 Differential Pinion Seal Replacement
Replies: 10
Views: 409

Re: GTS/SR5 Differential Pinion Seal Replacement

The pinion nut torque is critical and it does not have a specific number. Probably the best way to approach this would be to index the nut (with a mark on the pinion) and then count the turns of the nut as you undo it. Replace the seal and then do the nut up exactly as it came off. Expect the pinion...
by totta crolla
Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:41 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Need suspension advice! Figuring out what springs would go with Tokico Illumina shocks
Replies: 5
Views: 261

Re: Need suspension advice! Figuring out what springs would go with Tokico Illumina shocks

Damper length will dictate spring length to some degree. If your dampers are 'full length' then fitting a lowered spring will mean that the spring will come loose at full extension, maybe not too much of a problem. Another bigger issue will be that the damper is likely to bottom out and when this ha...
by totta crolla
Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Steering rack woes
Replies: 7
Views: 515

Re: Steering rack woes

jdm86gtz wrote:You aren't running RCAs with full length dampers by any chance?

Good call but no. Only the side with the shorter rod end is a problem. As soon as I get time I will measure the rack lengths.
by totta crolla
Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Steering rack woes
Replies: 7
Views: 515

Re: Steering rack woes

So I tried the shorter tie rod on one end of the rack and it does not appear to allow enough articulation at full droop, the problem is with the ball and socket rather than the actual length. Aside from being difficult to fit the outer tie rod to the steering arm the steering binds at full extension...
by totta crolla
Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Steering rack woes
Replies: 7
Views: 515

Re: Steering rack woes

Well thank you both for the confirmation and a fast accurate post. I have a manual steering rack and I will measure the rack length and compare it to the Zenki P/S rack. Assumming that the crossmember LCA bolt holes are the same on P/S and manual, a difference in rack bar length may have been adjust...
by totta crolla
Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Steering rack woes
Replies: 7
Views: 515

Steering rack woes

I'm looking for confirmation on inner tie rod ends for an early power steering rack, as I understand it there are different part numbers side to side for the early racks. I have a selection of tie rod ends and interestingly one of the ends is slightly shorter in the body where the ball goes and I wo...
by totta crolla
Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: AE86 Parts & Accessories
Topic: Stuffs for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 1357

Re: Stuffs for sale

PM'd too !
by totta crolla
Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:23 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Carbed high comp 16v build
Replies: 12
Views: 728

Re: Carbed high comp 16v build

Expect maximum power to be about the same for either engine, 140 - 160hp
The smallport will probably produce a better torque curve.
by totta crolla
Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:51 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Clutch pedal out but car wont move
Replies: 19
Views: 1046

Re: Clutch pedal out but car wont move

Very odd indeed. You may have missed the pilot bearing that sits in the end of the crankshaft on an AE86, the MR2's don't have this bearing. It is there to support the gearbox input shaft. I doubt it would be the cause of your particular problem unless the input shaft needle bearings are particularl...
by totta crolla
Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:06 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: AE86 ride height adjustment
Replies: 17
Views: 792

Re: AE86 ride height adjustment

Well thank you Mr Deuce Cam ! My car is restricted power wise by regulation, basically needing to use a stock engine which means to be competitive I have to get the very most out of the handling and grip. My next legal modification will be to lower the rear roll centre by lowereing the Panhard rod o...
by totta crolla
Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:51 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: AE86 ride height adjustment
Replies: 17
Views: 792

Re: AE86 ride height adjustment

Fully understand the fundage thing ! For now then you may be best to set the ride height as a percentage of stock height. The factory service manual shows where and how to measure heights front and rear, it also gives you the measurement. If you set yours as a percentage you will at least be in the ...
by totta crolla
Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:29 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: AE86 ride height adjustment
Replies: 17
Views: 792

Re: AE86 ride height adjustment

Adding height and spring rate adjustable dampers without corner weighting them is like building a race engine without tuning it on a dyno. Getting the correct ride height front to rear is also very important, take care to get the roll centres somewhere close to stock as this is a good starting point...
by totta crolla
Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: AE86 ride height adjustment
Replies: 17
Views: 792

Re: AE86 ride height adjustment

Changing the height on one side also changes the height (in the same direction) on the other side. Measure from the centre of the track control arm inner pivot bolt to the ground as per the factory service manual. Don't assume the spring rates are exactly the same each side. Make sure that the sprin...

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