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Rego Inspections

Posted by Stephen (Director) at Jul 18 2018, 01:07 PM. 2 comments

Can anyone recommend a place in Sydney (preferably in the North shore area) for pink slip rego inspections. The one I have been in the past have been very picky :(


Reverse connector

Posted by sxe_lawless (Std. Member) at Jul 12 2018, 02:06 AM. 2 comments

Hey guys, new member here. Just wanted to find out if anyone can assist with this issue I have had for the last year..Little back story first. I have an Altezza Rs 200 Qualitat, bought it last year March as a different platform from the AE101 Levin. On buying it the previous owner should me everything that would need work( rust bubbles forming, abs light always on etc) and in addition to this he mentioned that we do not have reverse lights, because the wire on the gearbox was cut somehow. I checked a few times the car was on a hoist and the connector is there and sure enough no wire. What I would like to find out is where does this wire run to (harness, terminating point on chassis etc) so that I can try to fabricate a stand in for it.

Similarities IS300 vs Altezza

Posted by TezAltezza (Std. Member) at May 11 2018, 03:01 PM. 0 comments

Hey guys,

I have an 03 Altezza with a Beams 2.0 1G-FE and am looking to convert to manual trans. Does anyone know where i could get a factory service manual? Also if slave cylinder, pedals from IS300 the same as the altezza?

Thanks guys

Alfa Busso V6 Swap

Posted by PlatinumGroot (Std. Member) at May 7 2018, 11:10 PM. 4 comments

After much thought I've decided that an Alfa Romeo Busso V6 is the engine I will fit to my IS200 .
The 3 liter 24 valve V6 .
I can almost hear the howls of derision !!
90.3 mm bore and 72 mm stroke so over square
Before anybody suggests ANYTHING ELSE one of the requirements of the replacement engine is that it MUST be all alloy and lighter than the 1G .
The Busso is all alloy and 6 Kg lighter .
Also before anybody gets on the HP wagon be aware that a stock 1G-FE makes 153 HP and the Busso will be around 250 HP which is more than enough for me , my other serious option was to put a Merc supercharger on the 1G .
$$$$$ was the next consideration , my car is the second car and essentially my go to work and back car so budget is VERY limited , if I buy a whole Alfa GTV take the bits I want and then wreck it I will get most of the purchase price back which equals cost of engine , loom and ECU will be very low if not zero !!
Another cost factor is that very shortly I will be up for a new SMF , clutch pressure plate and clutch plate at a cost of $1400.00 , that is now money I will not have to spend .I also have access to a spare IS200 chassis so can fit up the engine and then do a swap over...most convenient !!
Will be mating it to a standard J160 box so no extra cost for custom drive shafts and such like .
Not only is the Busso a rather pretty engine it also is a 120 degree V6 meaning no shared crank pins , it has 6 throws on the crank , one for each piston and is one of the reasons for the glorious sound that they are known for .
Engine reliability is good , nice wide timing belt so it does not suffer from timing belt probs like the 4 cylinder Alfa engine , plenum can be turned around and switched to the other side easily so that throttle body is facing forwards and will do a cut and shut with the two manual bell housings for the adaptor .
But the main point is that it will be a little bit different than anything else , do not want a 90 degree V8 a 60 degree V6 is much easier to fit and certainly do not want a 2J , that has been done to death .
I have almost got the slush fund to the point of being able to buy a GTV , just have to wait for the " right " deal to come along !!

ABS Sensors

Posted by Sunny (Std. Member) at Apr 22 2018, 05:47 PM. One comment

Does anyone know if altezzas came without rear abs sensors for some models?

Bouncy idle with Premium Japan Throttle Kit installed

Posted by Kenkko (Std. Member) at Feb 21 2018, 10:42 AM. 2 comments

Hey fellas

I installed the kit on my car (stock 3SGE) and im having idle issues. when cold, the idle stays at a solid 2000RPM, but when the car warms up, it bounces between 2000-1000 RPM. I followed the instructions to the best of my ability considering the instructions were in japanese and have no clue what the problem is. I could post a scan of the instructions if necessary.

Video of the issue


Ignition coil

Posted by ftamele (Std. Member) at Feb 13 2018, 09:42 PM. 12 comments

In the last 30 days I changed the coil of my Altezza (4-cylinder beems engine) twice, I'm desperate because I do not know what could be causing this coil burning ... Someone help me please!

My New Drift Car :D

Posted by Poirier4 (Std. Member) at Jan 26 2018, 12:37 PM. One comment

Sold my s14 which I had previously beams swapped and bought this drift ready is300 caged shell. I will definitely need some angle mods was looking into the ez knuckles, anybody have experience with them?

Also big thing for me is doing a RHD swap since I just feel more natural and comfortable on the right, ordered most of the parts to do it, trying to modify the lhd dash but I might need a dash if somebody has one.

here's a walk around of the lexus

Vvt Solenoids Beams 3s-ge

Posted by sully (Std. Member) at Oct 22 2017, 12:02 AM. One comment

hi all
mechanic says i have to replace both solenoids expensive $320 apiece so lookin at gettin second hand ones for now just wonderin if they are the same in both auto an manuals

been havn trouble for last two weeks with car RS200 1999 altezza auto ..... wife drove home an said car revs are high when drivin an check eng light came on... so i jump in an fang up road to see for myself an yep eng light on an revs are up 1000 rpm so when stoppin at lights or something the car is tryn to pull forward ( idles high also in netural) strange when ur under braking the brakes will go hard to push an then u have to put in netural so they go back to spongey feelin

so go to mechcanics an explain this they check an brakes nothin wrong then they check vvt solenoids an had both out an seemed like they were stiiff so they tryed to lube an unstiffen them. replaced the old ones to let us know we have to replace em

ok so i price new freak out an look for second hand ones. i go to wreckers to find them they only have right hand side an tell me that left hand seem to be ones that fail so he asked if the mechcanic run car for codes i said no so he did an came up with PO135 oxy sensor heater circuit (bank1 sensor1) an P1354 VVT system malfunction ( bank2) exaust side
he sold me a secondhand oxy sensor sayin that should take care of the eng check light till vvt are replaced so i fitted it an reset ecu an took for a drive hoping for a miracle but didnt come. but eng check light came on 10 metres up the road (yay) drive for a bit longer an eng light goes out ( fist pump) thinkn it may be fixed i go home an then the rpm goes up 1500 2000 revs an now is worse than before ( thumbs down)

so now im lookin to find some vvt solenoids but needto know if there the same in auto an manuals

anyone had this happen to them

Fixing The Old Girl

Posted by Sunny (Std. Member) at Sep 5 2017, 01:38 PM. 2 comments

Hey guys!

New to the forums, I have a sxe 10 altezza that's had rs200 running gear and a manual box put in. I have purchased the car like this, the problem is the speedo doesn't work. I have put it in to an auto sparky who put this down to rear abs sensors not being present. I have tried to scout around for abs sensors but haven't had any luck. Just courious to see what people's thoughts are on what the issue might be.

Also on the hunt for rear abs sensors. I am aware toyota stocks them, just not prepeared to pay the $200 per price tag