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  1. brian

    Bought a Mark II JZX81

    finally got it running. huge thanks to jordan gartner for sending me a jzx81 -> jzx90 jumper harness so i didn't have to make one. car fired up and ran good, i didn't swap the ignitor yet and for the less than 5 minutes the car ran i reopened the jzx90 ecu and i shit you not, the 33uf 35v cap started to leak (which was perfectly fine when i first got the ecu). fresh goo. so i'm convinced these early ignitors are junk. sending it out to DM tomorrow for fresh caps, so still can't drive the car for a few weeks.
  2. LS huh, meh fuck it. hurry up.
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    [HIZOKU] PIG EYE Streeter

    doesn't x6 stuff bolt right in? i thought it did because the x3 had irs from the factory in japan. how did the rear window break? that's my biggest fear with my jzx81 being the in states. it will be months/years + thousands to get a replacement here. btw LOVE the itbs.
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    Bought a Mark II JZX81

    yeah, by the previous owner.
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    Bought a Mark II JZX81

    with mine or yours?
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    Bought a Mark II JZX81

    Demesio, i should have driven your car. Lofty, I will probably take you up on that. New to boats and atm in over my head. It has the MerCruiser GM 4.3 V6 with EFI.
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    Bought a Mark II JZX81

    Well we towed it out there so we were going to tow it back regardless. Still sucks to drag a car all the way out there for it to run for 20 minutes though. I was fully planning on going stand alone actually, contacted Drift Motion, Suspicous, and UMS about setups. Had a budget of $3k and then decided to buy a boat for the family. Bust Out Another Thousand
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    Bought a Mark II JZX81

    So ToyotaFest was 50% successful. For those who don't follow my filth on social media, basically the car was running flawlessly the morning of the show. Met the California Cressida guys before all rolling into the show around 8 AM. By then there was a pretty long line of cars being admitted, so idled for about 15 minute slowly and was literally 2 or 3 cars behind finally getting to my spot and the 1JZ stalled. Tried to restart it, nothing. Would run for 1 second and stall. We pushed it out of the way next to the vendor tents and tried to get it started. Mo grabbed some parts cleaner and we were able to get it to barely run on it (roughly) and assumed that maybe my float was stuck (1/4 tank) and i was out of gas. Called the wife to get me some gas and the show organizers brought me some as well. Still nothing, and the gas gauge has come up a few notches so that's working. Next we assume it was the fuel pump or filter and proceed to push the car into a spot at the show and was told to not work on it until 330pm when the show was over. I do a APB on Facebook and a friend with a local show (Suspicious Garage) offered a spot and tools to diagnose and replace the pump. At the end of the show we call AAA and get the car over to the shop. There we find out the ecu is only firing the injectors once and decide to pull codes. Code 14 (no IGF1 signal). We swap ignitors and the same thing. Then it dawned on us, this is a JZX81, check the damn capacitors in the ECU. Pull the ECU and sure as shit, the 33uf 35v cap is burned up, so bad that one of the legs is no longer connected inside of it. There isn't a JZX81 to be found on a Saturday night. Keep the car at the shop the next few days and towed it home on Monday. Got at least one day with my family in LBC but overall the trip was kinda spoiled from the event. I wanted to take my wife around socal in the car, she hasn't had much seat time in it, we literally brought her mom along to watch the kids just for this to happen. He still had a good time. Anyway, I decide to say fuck finding a JZX81 ecu (they are just so hard to find around here) and find a JZX90 ecu and ignitor for $40 locally. I grab the ecu and open it up and it's perfect inside and also discover it's 99.99% identical to the JZX81 ecu, down to each pn and manufacturer of each component (including the caps!). This JZX90 ecu has a Jan 94 build date and the JZX81 ecu that was in the car had a 1993 build date. This tells me it's probably from a JZA70 and was replaced in the past (so this has probably happened a few times in this car). I also noticed the JZX90 ignitor is about 20% smaller than the JZX81 ignitor. So I got to thinking and looked up pictures of other failed JZX81 ecus and 9 times out of 10 it's always the same 33uf 35v capacitor that has failed or is leaking badly. It's also nearest to the IG pin in the ECU. So my unproven theory here is maybe the older JZX81 ignitor is somehow causing these ECUs to fail, possibly the voltage or amperage is out of spec and shortening the cap life considerably. Possibly when Toyota made the ignitor smaller after just 2 years of production, revised the IG signal stabilizing it and extended the cap life in the JZX90 ecus. Again just a theory, so I am going to run this jzx90 ignitor with this ECU just to be safe. I grabbed some plugs out of a 96 Avalon and going to build a jumper harness with the socket from the fried JZX81 ecu. Hopefully this buys me some time until I get a stand alone in the car and not worry about this shit anymore.
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    Bought a Mark II JZX81

    So I decided that instead of fixing the ABS/TRC, I should remove it because they're 30 year old intrusive first generation systems anyway. Thanks to Chris for sending me a non-abs prop valve. The ABS/TRC actuators weighed in at 38 lbs and was pretty rusty at this point since it just sits in front of the passenger tire like in a Cressida. Changed out all the old rusty and over machined thin rotors as well. I cut, reshaped and reflared the factory ABS lines to work with the non-ABS proportioning valve. This was harder than I thought, had to learn to make a proper flare before they would seal correctly. Also you can tell how much of a brake fluid mess it all was, it ate through the protective coating on the OEM lines. Also the master looks like it has been leaking for a few decades. For anyone interested, this is the line routing for the oem prop valve (US Cressida). Overall cleaned up the bay a little, still rocking my OEM fuel resistor pack.
  10. no more mustangs. gordo i need a torsen, this one is open as hell.
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    Brian's failed IS300 project

    yeah something about the later cars that are hard to fall in love with completely. good platforms, but more of a side bitch than something you'd marry.
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    Brian's failed IS300 project

    where i left it and sold for $3000
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    Brian's failed IS300 project

    sold this because i dont like is300s anymore.
  14. yeah abs in these cars is more of a novelty than a safety feature.
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    Bought a Mark II JZX81

    damn yeah that's a risk. i think my tint, while 25 years old, spent 24.9 years not in the arizona sun lol.
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    Bought a Mark II JZX81

    the tint guy sprayed some shit on plastic film and stuck it to the tint and left the car in the sun for 30 min, the old tint came right off in 10 seconds. not sure what he sprayed on there though.
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    Bought a Mark II JZX81

    finally got rid of that cheap godsnow/ebay wheel. also removed the 20 year old rear tint
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    WTB: VVTI 1JZ

    Just curious, does anyone know if a 1JZ TT upper plenum can bolt to jzx110 lower runners?
  19. Engine oil 5,000 km (3,106 miles) Oil filter 10,000 km (6,213 miles) Clean air filter every 12 months Replace air filter 50,000 km (31,068 miles) Timing belt 100,000 km (62,137 miles) Valve gap - Intake (cold) 0.2 mm - Exhaust (cold) 0.3mm
  20. service interval for cressida swap 5000km oil change 10000km fix something you cheaped out on 10005km part out car, gotta do life stuff now fam
  21. yeah the diagrams were flipped and also the positive wiring was different colors. why i had to look it up at all was because there were four plugs back there. the additional plugs were used for something else non audio related.
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