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Old 12-03-2005, 10:37 PM   #1
Pearl Mica
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Default Just got a '90 7mgte - few problems

HI, i've just gone and got myself a 90 7mgte. got it for a bargain ?500. 93k miles, with plenty of service history and receipts, but has got a few problems, help on any of them would be great.

1) oil pressure gauge not working
2) standard boost gauge not working - but after market one fitted
3) headlight motor - doesnt come up or down
4) puff of smoke on down change
5) bit lumpy on idle sometimes, and has cut out a couple of times when braking
6) heater not working properly - have posted on another thread

generally it needs a good service and bit of minor work, but i think i got a bargain, and i'm planning to turn it into a beast, only problem is aftermarket parts are a bit hard to find on this side of the pond and expensive. But i do have a second supra which is dead that i can have spare parts from.

Planned mods-

1) 18" drift wheels (wider rear's)
2) uprated suspension - any suggesions?
3) a few bodywork bits
4) Induction Kit, Exhaust, blowoff Valve, steel headgasket, boost controller, and lots more
5) and eventually a new leather re-trim (drivers side seat bolster is murdered-common problem i believe)

i'll post some pics as i progress on my quest to make it the baddest 7m in the uk.
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Old 12-03-2005, 11:27 PM   #2
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Well sounds like a good buy to me even with the problems.Seeing that you want to make a beast you really shouldn't worry about those problems to much.After you build up your motor it will run great with a ton more horsepower.Now if this car is your only transportation you might wanna look into the more serious problems... you know the ones that might leave you stranded at a traffic light or somewhere far from home with a dead cell phone battery and 15cents in your pocket.Have fun with it and keep us all posted.
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Old 12-04-2005, 10:22 AM   #3
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I'm gonna try burping the cooling system today, and if that doenst work, try vsv pipe switch thing, also gonna try and swap over the motor on the pop up headlight. so i can see at night.
cars going into the shop for head gasket and belt changes very soon, just trying to find a metal head gasket. whats best steel or copper mesh? whats the difference (performance/reliabilty etc) ?
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