EP91 Starlet Glanza V

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Re: EP91 Starlet Glanza V

Postby AE86Kai » Sun Sep 06, 2015 3:03 am

It ALWAYS rain after the car wash...(yes, it is pouring now... :roll: )

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Re: EP91 Starlet Glanza V

Postby AE86Kai » Wed Sep 09, 2015 5:50 am

Collaboration of BLITZ NUR Spec. Exhaust and APEXi Active Tail Silencer.

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Re: EP91 Starlet Glanza V

Postby Clouds » Thu Sep 10, 2015 9:55 pm

Completely relevant story about rain and washing cars:
The other weekend, my stepdad and I were washing all off our cars and after every car gets mostly finished, it rains. So we washed three cars for two of them to sit out in rain 5 minutes after we finished.
There shouldn't be a day that goes by where you don't learn something new.

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Re: EP91 Starlet Glanza V

Postby AE86Kai » Sat Sep 12, 2015 12:25 am

Clouds wrote:Completely relevant story about rain and washing cars:
The other weekend, my stepdad and I were washing all off our cars and after every car gets mostly finished, it rains. So we washed three cars for two of them to sit out in rain 5 minutes after we finished.


Right? :)
I usually wash my car on Friday after work.
For this weekend, so far no rain for nearly 24hrs after car wash...

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Re: EP91 Starlet Glanza V

Postby AE86Kai » Sat Sep 12, 2015 12:30 am

Test fitting the ATS (Active Tail Silencer). Night and day difference at idling.
...now, I need to drill one small hole at the end of the tip for nut and bolt that might be a challenge.
Anyone here have any experience drilling on stainless steel with a cordless handy drill? :?:

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Re: EP91 Starlet Glanza V

Postby AE86Kai » Sat Sep 12, 2015 2:51 am

I tried to use my regular drill bit for steel that did not make even a scratch on the tip.
I was so close to start removing the rear piece of exhaust from a car and use regular drill with a cord in my room.

It was getting dark and I really did not want to remove the exhaust from a car, so I decided to purchase this drill bit for stainless steel.
(I know, I should have it done in the beginning...)

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Approx. $10.00 for this drill bit but, it did a job in less than 20 seconds with my handy cordless drill.
Yes, you must have a correct tool to accomplish the project for not just saving time but, not getting injured as well. :mrgreen:

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Re: EP91 Starlet Glanza V

Postby AE86Kai » Sun Sep 27, 2015 2:11 am

Here in J-land, one of the rear plate bolt are sealed by DMV for many reasons making nearly impossible to install simple accessories such as license frame.
(...I know it does not make any additional power or anything but, I just wanted to add that USDM touch... :oops: )

I did locate simple frame at local parts store but, real challenge was not even started.
First, EP91 rear license pocket is REALLY tight that it looks like there are no room for a frame.
Second, as I mentioned in above, one of bolt is sealed.

First step is remove rear inner panel on the hatch then locate the license bolt from behind.
Then, start creating a small slit on the end of bolt with a small saw.
Once you create 2-3mm deep slit on end of the bolt....yes, now you can turn it with screw driver. :idea:

Rear Plate removed without breaking the seal.

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Then, I used 30mm hole saw to remove left mounting point from a frame and applied 3M double sided tape to secure the plate on the frame.
Fortunately, frame did fit inside the small pocket and turn the screw from inside....finish.

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Re: EP91 Starlet Glanza V

Postby AE86Kai » Tue Sep 29, 2015 3:58 am

My initial research started nearly 5 years ago that I found out that OMORI P-156/9 was the one and only OIL SANDWICH BLOCK for 4E-FTE with P/S & A/C. (Sure, my old set up that I used on my AE86 did not fit, so does several other brand that I tried and failed.... :twisted: )

2-3 days ago, I was doing my routine surfing on yahoo auction and locate this mint dead-stock P-156/9 block.
After a click, it was MINE-! I can't wait to install my gauges now...maybe at next oil change.

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Re: EP91 Starlet Glanza V

Postby AE86Kai » Fri Oct 02, 2015 2:30 am

Friday after work car wash.
This place is still new, opened only few month ago...5 min away from my house.
For past 2 month, shampoo machine wash is only 100 yen (less than $1.00 at today's currency rate)
Free CLEAN wiping towel for both body and wheels.
Free floor mat cleaning machine is also available...& best part is every time when I visit, NO ONE is around me.

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Re: EP91 Starlet Glanza V

Postby Clouds » Fri Oct 02, 2015 11:04 am

That's really cheap and "free" isn't a word I dislike, either ;)
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Re: EP91 Starlet Glanza V

Postby AE86Kai » Sat Oct 03, 2015 1:36 am

Clouds wrote:That's really cheap and "free" isn't a word I dislike, either ;)


Yes, great deal that I am hoping that they will keep this special price forever... :P
Surprisingly, no rain after car wash...yet.

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Re: EP91 Starlet Glanza V

Postby AE86Kai » Sat Oct 03, 2015 2:03 am

Preparing for oil change & installing my gauges.
I purchased this 27mm socket just for this project but, I bet I will never use this size again... :roll:
(...yes, that is my MINT spare RHD AE86 dashboard hanging...)

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Re: EP91 Starlet Glanza V

Postby AE86Kai » Sat Oct 10, 2015 7:27 pm

It happened on the way to my house...all of sudden, my car start sound like a Drag Car and all the cars around me disappeared... :?:
My SARD Sport Catalizer CRACKED right after the turbo and I was dragging my exhaust...so lucky that I was only couple minutes away from my house.

Completely CRACKED & DROPPED...you can see the honeycomb.
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Almost ZERO clearance from ground.... :shock:
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My original plan for this weekend was to perform oil change and installing my gauges but, I guess not....
Since my major safety inspection is coming up next month, I am going to put back my stock CAT for now.

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Re: EP91 Starlet Glanza V

Postby AE86Kai » Sun Oct 11, 2015 1:41 am

Stock CAT installed...and here is a picture of broken SARD Sport CAT out from my EP.... :evil:
Eventually, this one will be fixed with additional reinforcement plates.

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...or I might go with PLAN B to match my exhaust system. (AFTER the major inspection)
I just purchased this used BLITZ CAT replacement for approx. $40.00 as my back up plan that should arrive tomorrow morning.
Since it is cast iron, it is much heavier than SARD version but, it is off road use only parts that should add extra HP.... ;)

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Re: EP91 Starlet Glanza V

Postby Clouds » Mon Oct 12, 2015 12:08 am

AE86Kai wrote: off road use only parts that should add extra HP.... ;)

Wink wink nudge nudge
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Re: EP91 Starlet Glanza V

Postby AE86Kai » Mon Oct 12, 2015 5:00 am

Clouds wrote:
AE86Kai wrote: off road use only parts that should add extra HP.... ;)

Wink wink nudge nudge


Glad to see that someone caught this important part.... :mrgreen:

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Re: EP91 Starlet Glanza V

Postby AE86Kai » Sat Oct 17, 2015 12:23 am

Water Temp. Sensor installed using stock water neck plug.
I used JURAN 16mmx1.5 adapter for APEXi 12mmx.1.25 sensor.

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Since I drained some coolant, bleeding air is a must.
No need to buy expensive air bleeding kit...just cut water bottle and little help of electrical tape will do the job... :mrgreen:

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Re: EP91 Starlet Glanza V

Postby AE86Kai » Sat Oct 17, 2015 12:30 am

Quick Semi-Restoration (Less than 30min)
Sanding & applying high-temp paint will make everything look new again.

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Re: EP91 Starlet Glanza V

Postby AE86Kai » Sat Oct 17, 2015 8:52 pm

FINALLY, gauges are installed... :P

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Re: EP91 Starlet Glanza V

Postby AE86Kai » Thu Oct 22, 2015 5:37 am

Night shots...

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Re: EP91 Starlet Glanza V

Postby AE86Kai » Thu Oct 22, 2015 6:07 pm

TAMIYA Clear Orange + Masking Tape + Little Effort ;)

Since EP's corner lens can be apart from housing by removing (2) little screws, I decided to paint them from inside.
This should prevent from stone chips and car wash...

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Re: EP91 Starlet Glanza V

Postby AE86Kai » Thu Oct 22, 2015 10:57 pm

Orange Corner Lens installed...I think I like this little accent... :oops:

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My next plan is to paint the fog lens to yellow...I already have the Clear Yellow Paint...still debating...

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Re: EP91 Starlet Glanza V

Postby AE86Kai » Fri Oct 23, 2015 3:07 am

Friday Night 100yen Shampoo Car Wash...
...again, I am using this huge spot by myself... :P

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Re: EP91 Starlet Glanza V

Postby AE86Kai » Fri Oct 23, 2015 8:55 pm

PLAN B

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Re: EP91 Starlet Glanza V

Postby AE86Kai » Sat Oct 24, 2015 1:53 am

PLAN B in progress...

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Re: EP91 Starlet Glanza V

Postby grappletech » Sat Oct 24, 2015 8:22 pm

I love the cleanliness of everything!
87 GT-S Coupe Super Duper Clean
87 GT-S Coupe Beams 3sge (under construction because I'm slow and lazy and broke--- FML)

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Re: EP91 Starlet Glanza V

Postby AE86Kai » Sat Oct 24, 2015 11:01 pm

grappletech wrote:I love the cleanliness of everything!


Thank you for your kind comments!
Just trying to keep in best condition within my limited time and budget. :P

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Re: EP91 Starlet Glanza V

Postby AE86Kai » Sat Oct 24, 2015 11:07 pm

Last week, I installed my gauges on the center of dashboard.
They were very easy to read but, I just could not stand the wires going across the dash... :twisted:

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Plan B is now completed.

Once again, I moved the stereo to the very bottom...12V power plug is now inside the glove box.
I had this piece of wet-carbon fiber sheet for past 10 years that happened to be perfect size for 2DIN opening.
60mm hole saw & hot glue gun will do the job nice & clean...

Water Temp. gauge is now moved to A-Piller by extending sensor harness.
I should have it done this way from the beginning...much much cleaner. :P

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Re: EP91 Starlet Glanza V

Postby Clouds » Sun Oct 25, 2015 8:53 pm

AE86Kai wrote:Image

I like this a lot.
There shouldn't be a day that goes by where you don't learn something new.

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Re: EP91 Starlet Glanza V

Postby AE86Kai » Wed Oct 28, 2015 3:48 am

Clouds wrote:
AE86Kai wrote:Image

I like this a lot.


Thank you-! :D

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