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    $800 shit heap EP71

    On Friday my brother called saying he found a awesome car on gumtree, had haggled the bloke down over the phone, would I like to go half's in it and lets go take a look on Sunday..... Usual story, super awesome car with a blown up turbo, minor rust, no rego, half stripped oh and with a blown up turbo....... price sounds alright so whatever.






    Went and had a look and its not as bad as I expected, aside from the mystery rust under the scuttle (I wonder whats hiding under it) and the fuel filler flap its pretty straight and not that rusty. The paint is blue and not great but whatever. From what the seller was saying his mate spent cubic dollars on it before the turbo let go (fucking hole in the exhaust housing so she went bang), he bought it for $2000 with the intention of fixing it. He pulled the turbo off, connected some hoses in the wrong spots and tarped it up. Its a genuine turbo car although the 2E-TELU has been replaced with a 4E-FTE which is a good. Has a bunch of gauges, boost controllers and a greddy piggyback wired in with all sorts of cool 10yr old performance shit people did. Has a front mount and a alloy rad - someone has invested money (badly) into the cunt.

    No idea if it turns over let alone runs, looks mint under the valve covers so hopefully there has been money spent on it and there are ring lands on the pistons.
    Suspension looks good, king springs and some new-ish looking struts, has front and rear strut braces and fucked tyres.

    Deposit has been paid, collect it this week and see what the fuck we have gotten ourselves into.
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    dat external gate tho....

    these stupid things got me into imports "back in the day" saw one hoon down king william rd going zu tu tu tu tu, boxy turbo 80s goodness, what more could a guy want?

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    Watercooled gate for sustained high temperature operation
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    Yeh should be a bit of fun. Plan is to get it back to the workshop, try and see if it starts and has oil pressure. It came with a Trust ECU, sort of looked like one of those E-mang's but had no writing on it other then 'Trust' (must be very old school).

    Have lined up somebody to repair the rust, won't know how bad it really is until it's stripped. Other then that it's pretty sweet for what it is. Interior is all complete, hopefully the motor is OK and can be driven.

    *edit*

    ECU looked like this:
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    greddy emang
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    in. love these things.
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    Tart it up, and flip it.

    Some Toyota tragic will pay overs for it. They had grey import approval back in the day, but there's still fuck-all of them around.

    Cool bit of gear though.
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    hit up harrison for one of his spare TD04s

    also you will cush his soul a little bit for buying an EP71, which is also a reason to mention it to him

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    This looks like fun. Bit of a steal.
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    Am i seeing shit or is the wastegate signal line connected to the fucking radiator???

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    Love ep71s. Should be a fun little jigger if you can get it going cheap
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    I put a deposit on one of these about 8 years back in white with the 80's turbo lettering but had to walk away when half a day on the phone couldn't source a replacement side window.



    Still regret it. It was otherwise mint and $1k. I think this was the first car I bought in Gran Turismo 2!

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    So after 7+ hours of driving, managed to get this back and parked up:


    "Hey yo fam, make my car look like my ecu"
    "No problem sir"





    Good to see the last owner was using the 2 mode 30psi "lo boost setting". Dneg pilfered the blown turbo otherwise I would of got a photo of that up for a laugh.
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    bar graph boost gauge ftw

    please keep this long enough so that we can do a starlet vs starlet race

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    KP60 vs EP71 sounds like fun, challenge accepted (silvertop vs 4EFTE?)


    Pulled the plugs, no smashed ends. Cylinder #1 is full of fuel (about 10mm sitting on the top of the piston), other cylinders are fine. Oil in the head has some glitter in it. Could just be from the turbo exploding and sending shit everywhere. Or something more sinister. Good news is the head is fresh, looks like it has sfa km's on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by foamy View Post
    silvertop vs 4EFTE?
    sounds like a plan i should be getting started on it early 2017

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    Dneg and I had a fiddle with it this evening. Threw new plugs, oil & filter at it. Tried cranking it over, fuel began hemorrhaging from the feed line to the fuel rail. "Fixed" that. Put 10L of 98 into the tank and the motor fired right up.

    Nothing sounds fooked....bit of froth in the radiator and the new oil is a bit milky. It did sit around for 1.5 years.....had all sorts of shit in the oil we dropped so I might change the oil again and see if that makes a difference.

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    It had 100ml of water, 800ml of fuel and 3000ml of oil in the sump.
    It runs well, doesn't miss and doesn't smoke so its probably fine, the leads are wrong (they dont fit the cap correctly) and the timing hasnt been set.
    It sat around outside with a bit of rag in the oil drain, given the fucking horrendous rain they have had some is always going to get in but water in the bottom of the pan is harmless.

    No1 injector probably leaks but given they are top feed Toyota injectors in a 1.3L engine I'm sure they are something common, probably 7MGE or whatever habib used back in the day when he fitted the greedy box.
    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Greddy-em...spfnSw22zR9nsg

    That's what it is anyway, I found the sticker shown on the ECU under the back seat;
    They are not great but they do work to some degree.
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    As for fixing the last of fucking whoosh.......

    Probably weld a new flange on the current manifold to suit a TD04 off a WRX, can get decent used ones for sweet fuck all these days.
    You can buy a china manifold and turbo for $500 but I'm thinking poor valve for money when $200 will have a TD04 fitted and plumbed to the existing exhaust.
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    yep get a TD04. pretty sure harrison has two $50 TD04s lying around, just cos..

    also those emanages are ok to cludge a factory system into running more boost. obviously not amazing (simmo has one on the aristo and it basically just clamps the map sensor to 5v and pumps the injector duty cycle to 100% at anything beyond 1 bar) but they do the job for a budget build

    top feed injectors - many options to replace with something else. harrison *might* have some gze injectors laying around if he hasnt sold them off after he swapped in the 550cc evo ones he is now using

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    Before I get a turbo, wanted to sort out all the rust. Worst of it is below the windscreen -




    Some small amount behind the dash inside too. Will strip it over the next week or so, got a mate who does decent rust repair work so he can have it and sort it out.

    Then plan is to TD04, maybe a el-cheapo ECU and take it to Dubbo for Toyota Nationals 2017. Could probably throw a wideband on it too if the budget allows.

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    Fuck the rust, turbo first

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    Quote Originally Posted by dnegative View Post
    Fuck the rust, turbo first
    x2 perform skids then worry about rust

    Awesome little project!!!
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    This is obviously assuming all your AUX outputs are doing something. Ie idle control, and the other does water spray, and the other updates your Instagram automatically etc.

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    Rust = weight reduction = faster = skids

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    Rust first otherwise it will annoy the fuck out of you.
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    Looks like zero
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    All holes lead to the dash side of the firewall.





    Any suggestions on how to best fix it? (Plate over the air vents and pretend it doesn't exist was my first thought).

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    The answer to that question depends on how long you're planning on keeping this thing.

    I'd probably just KBS/POR-15 it and leave it for the next owner. Though I have a bad record of that sort of decision backfiring on me when I'm restoring the car properly five years later.

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    7mgte 440's were the go in these with upgraded turbos from memory.

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