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E910 last won the day on July 8 2014

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  1. I'd say your fuel pump is dead. Was it struggling to start the days previous to this? Happened to mine about 3 years ago. Put a new pump in & away she went.
  2. Use genuine ball joints only. 43330-59135 RH 43340-59135 LH
  3. Looks like yours is a "Z Edition" as well Yes the bell housings are different between 1GFE & 3SGE J160 6MT. Try some Motul Gear300 75W90 oil in it if you're having issue other than the squeak. They're a good box if well maintained. The squeak is the release / throw out bearing.
  4. What's is your frame number? SXE10-_______ i.e SXE10-0024235. I work at a Toyota dealer here in New Zealand so can help you out with part numbers. There are 2 different fuel filters depending on the year of manufature. 23300-74330 does from 10/1998-05/2000 & 23300-21010 for 05/2000 onwards As for spark plugs, try find some Denso Iridium SK20R11 or VK20 (the OE plug is platinium but they run alot better with Iridium). Alternatively NGK BKR6EIX11 or BKR6ERX-11P Iridiums fit as well. Drive belt idler pully part number is 88440-20120, it aslo fits a few other models so maybe a good number in the UK. As Steve said pull it off & see if you can replace the bearing first as it'll save you a lot of money.
  5. A 4cyl performance engine is going to sound a lot different to a 6cyl designed to be Lexus smooth & quiet. You realise all ##GE engines have a head desiged by Yamaha? Does the car have a standard exhaust? Could it have a sports exhaust fitted? The RS factory muffler has a flap instide that opens at a certain rev range to aid in flow. Your issue with the squeaky clutch is a common one, throw some graphite powered around the clutch fork & it may help. The other noise is the release bearing. Expensive to replace if you have to pay labour, most just put up with it until they replace the clutch. As for lubrication; Factory fill is 5.1L of 10W-30 or 5W-30. Being a performace engine you want an oil meating A3, B3, B4 or C3 spec, stay away from fuel efficent specs like A1, A5, C1 etc. If you're engine is high mileage (over 170K km) the you may want to look at a 5W-40 or 0W-40. Stay away from cheap semi syn 10W-40, the VVTi system doesn't like it. Service interval is 10K km. Gear box takes 2L of 75W-90 GL4 (Motul Gear300 is the best option, Motylgear 75W-90 & Redline MT-90 are good/cheaper alternatives as well) Service interval 40K km Diff takes 1L of 75W-90 GL5, if you have the factory torsen LSD then they like 75W-140 (helps them hook up quicker) Service interval 40K km or less if mineral oil used Oil filter 90915-10003 / WIX 51394 Air filter 17801-46080 / WIX 46465
  7. That actually looks like a Qualitat model you've got there
  8. PCV part number is 12204-88570, it is specific to the Altezza's 3SGE unfortunatly. I work at a Toyota dealer here in NZ. We have thousands of Altezza on the roads here. At their peak it was well over 10,000. I've never heard of a "J" Edition, there's Z & L Editions though. You'll find the letter at the end of your model number if it is one. This site will help you identify what model you have & Do yourself a favour when it comes to servicing, get your hands on a quality 10W30 like Royal Purple HPS or Redline. Don't waste your time with cheap semi synthetic especially 10W40, if you must run a 40 weight then a thin full synthetic like 0W40 Mobil1 or 5W40 Shell Helix is next best the way to go. Another very good option is Motul 300V 5W30 if your budget alows it. Thats what I run in mine. As for performance parts, put a K&N panel filter in & some Iridium spark plugs for a start. Then upgrade the exhaust. Add an LSD if it doesn't have one. There's not much else you can do without spending big money like upgrading the ECU to an Apexi Power FC or Turboing. Most people just make do & upgrade the suspension.
  9. E910

    Trottle Body

    Don't use carb clean on the MAF, the wires are very delicate & it may melt the plastic. You can get specific MAF sensor cleaner theses days otherwise use a plastic safe elelectro clean. Rich have you taken it to your local Lexus garage & had them scan it for fault codes? No problem is incurable. Coils give hassles on the 1GFE, VVT solenoid could is faulty as well.
  10. E910

    Trottle Body

    You either haven't hooked it back up properly or damaged the MAF Sensor. What did you use to clean it?
  11. Wholy thread dredge batman... Castrol Edge 0W30 is one of Castrol's better oils. There are a few different variations though FST, A5/B5 & LL II. FST is well suited to the 3SGE the others are a bit on the thin side as they're designed for improved fuel economy. I would avoid 40 weight oils in the 3SGE unless it's turboed, you live in a very hot cliamte or attend track days. Speaking from experience they sap power & have a negative effect on VVTi performance (I tried Edge 0W40). I run Motul 300V 5W30 in mine & I'm at 150K km (93K m). Have also tried Edge 5W30, (JDM)Takumi 0W30 & Mobil1 5W30. I might try Motul 8100 X-clean 5W30 next service as 300V is a bit of an overkill but it's amazing stuff. Ideally you want a 0W30, 5W30 or 10W30 with a Viscosity at 100°C of 11cSt or higher & HT/HS of 3.1 or higher (3.5 is perferable) for optimal performance in the 3SGE. Mileage doesn't really come into it.
  12. Why you running 91? These high compression motors require a minimum of 95 & run best on 98. Have you cleaned the throttle body as already mentioned in this post?
  13. AFM = Air Flow Meter. It's the black plastic thing with wires coming out of it after the pod filter in the photos above. Usually cleaning them will fix the problems but worst case scenario they do fail & need to be replaced
  14. Looks like there's 10 main bolts holding it on & a few studs as well.
  15. Was it doing this before you changed the oil?
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