Charcoal Canister Reroute


Since I broke the charcoal canister way back when I was last working on the shifter cable replacement (and since the replacement part is something like $250 from toyota), I decide to just reroute things per this discussion via the forums.

I used new silicone tubing instead of re-using the existing hose, so I did not need to add a nylon fitting like in the illustration.

I tried to start the car, but it did not want to (part of the problem is probably that the new blow-off-valve is not attached, so there's a huge hole that can suck air in after the AFM, and part of the problem is also probably the old gas that is in the car).

More Parts


Adding more parts to the pile (need to get some spare time to install things).

- Rear LSD
- set of poly engine mounts

(both from Mario).

Shifing problems


106,000 miles - car suddenly won't shift into 2nd.

Ordered new OEM shifter cables.

A/C Idle VSV


105,000 miles, replace A/C idle VSV with a used one purchased from an member.

Toyota of Grand Rapids Misc.


104,300 miles - Taken to Toyota of Grand Rapids (finished 09-13-2005)
- Fixed cruise control
- Replaced timing belt tensioner assembly and idler sub-assembly
- Lube, oil (Toyota 5w30), fileter, 21 point inspection
- Replaced outer tie rod ends
- alignment
- Fixed A/C (electrical problem)
- A/C R134a conversion
- Replaced spark plugs (minor tune up)

Purchased car July 19, 2004.

The car had ~ 97,000 miles on it. I had the dealership change all fluids. They also replaced a wheel bearing.

98,000 miles - Replaced rear diff. cushion with aluminum one (have some replacement bushings for the subframe, but haven't installed them yet). Installed HKS Type-1 Turbo timer.

101,000 miles - changed oil and filter (Mobil 1 Synthetic 10w30 and genuine Toyota filter).

104,000 miles - needed new clutch. (Feb. - August 2005)
- Purchased and install Spec Stage 2 (kevlar) lightweight clutch (and throw out bearing) and aluminum flywheel
- Had transmission inspected by Team RIP engineering (Kalamazoo, MI)
- Installed TWM short shifter & TRD shift knob
- Installed leather shift boot
- Installed twosrus brass shifter base bushings
- Installed ball bearing shifter cable bushings
- Changed oil and filter (Mobil 1 Synthetic 10w30 and genuine Toyota filter)
- Changed transmission/transfer oil (Mobil 1 Synthetic 75w90 [GL-5])
- Changed coolant (PEAK Global LifeTime 50/50 Prediluted Antifreeze & Coolant)
- Replaced all vacuum hoses with silicone hoses
- Replaced upper and lower heater hoses with Toyota replacements
- Replaced radiator hoses with Samco silicone hoses
- Replaced coolant hoses near the water outlet with silicone hoses
- Replaced timing belt with Toyota replacement
- Replaced drive belts (alternator and A/C) with Toyota replacements
- Replaced water pump with Toyota replacement
- Replaced coolant hose from water pump to oil cooler with Toyota replacement
- Replaced fuel filter with Toyota replacement
- Replaced downpipe to midpipe exhaust gasket with Toyota replacement
- Replaced distributor cap and rotor with Toyota replacement
- Replaced spark plug wires with Toyota replacements
- Replaced driver's side front axle assembly (full) with Toyota replacement