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Offline danf

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Re: I bought a new (er) car. It's supercharged!
« Reply #15 on: Aug 05, 2020, 10:44:37 pm »
Well I got the GM scan tool.

I powered it up and it appears to work. I haven't actually had a chance to hook it up to the car yet... west facing carport and I don't want to sit in the sun while I do this.

One note: this scan tool is friggen HUGE. It's 12" long, 6" wide, and 2" thick. And that's just the tool itself, that doesn't include the CAN bus adapter you have to hang off of it.

SELECT celica FROM toyota WHERE year<=1985;

1985 GT-S
-Rebuilt engine: bored .020 over, oversize valves, new cam
-Thorley header w/heated O2 sensor at collector & all new exhaust
-Impact6 strut bar
-3.9LSD rearend, which is now slipping
-Lots of bodywork and new paint!
-New cd player to cover up all those squeaks and rattles
-JK short-throw shifter


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Re: I bought a new (er) car. It's supercharged!
« Reply #16 on: Aug 06, 2020, 12:40:43 am »
Nice! And yea, expect all the major computer tools to really be like a computer. Especially since they need to bulk them up to protect them from falls and hits.
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1982 Celica GT Liftback  sold and won't miss it, lol
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Re: I bought a new (er) car. It's supercharged!
« Reply #17 on: Aug 06, 2020, 09:28:43 pm »
The tool works!

There's a bunch of ABS codes for the right front tire. So at least now I know what to start looking at to clear that damn ABS light.

The SRS light is a different story, it tripped a code for an open circuit and I found a TSB that says the fix is to replace harness blah with PN #blahblah but it's no longer available for purchase. :( Dunno what I'll do about that one.
SELECT celica FROM toyota WHERE year<=1985;

1985 GT-S
-Rebuilt engine: bored .020 over, oversize valves, new cam
-Thorley header w/heated O2 sensor at collector & all new exhaust
-Impact6 strut bar
-3.9LSD rearend, which is now slipping
-Lots of bodywork and new paint!
-New cd player to cover up all those squeaks and rattles
-JK short-throw shifter


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Re: I bought a new (er) car. It's supercharged!
« Reply #18 on: Aug 06, 2020, 10:48:11 pm »
It's a pain, but you could go to a JY and look at newer versions to see if they got the upgraded part number?
1984 Celica GT Coupe    sold and missed it
1983 Celica GT Coupe    attacked... will miss it (RIP) JY
1982 Celica GT Liftback  sold and won't miss it, lol
1985 Celica GT Coupe    new love =P

2000 Honda Insight Daily Beater
1987 MR2 now mine because brother in law got shit from the father in law :heh:
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Re: I bought a new (er) car. It's supercharged!
« Reply #19 on: Aug 23, 2020, 10:42:40 pm »
It's a pain, but you could go to a JY and look at newer versions to see if they got the upgraded part number?

I thought about that... nothing in the yards near me though.

I did manage to clear the ABS code, was a bad connection in the connector near the sensor. Go figure...

I was also running it trying to figure out where the weird noise I heard was coming from... put stethoscope on the supercharger and it isn't that (thankfully!)

Then I look down and was like "Uhhhhh I don't think the water pump pulley is supposed to wobble like that..."  :heh: At least those are cheap to get and really not hard to change. The supercharger is on top of it so I removed the battery and tilted the fuse box to the front of the car and I can see the water pump in its entirety and there's lots of room to get tools in. Wanted a day off today though so that's a next weekend project.
SELECT celica FROM toyota WHERE year<=1985;

1985 GT-S
-Rebuilt engine: bored .020 over, oversize valves, new cam
-Thorley header w/heated O2 sensor at collector & all new exhaust
-Impact6 strut bar
-3.9LSD rearend, which is now slipping
-Lots of bodywork and new paint!
-New cd player to cover up all those squeaks and rattles
-JK short-throw shifter