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  1. IS300 2JZ-GE NAT #no compromise

    Almost done with the loom now, managed to sort all the injector plugs, TPS, power steering, cam sensor and vvti controller. Wires cut, loom sleeves fitted then rejoined the wires with solder and heat shrink. I then put heat shrink on the sleeve ends to stop them moving and fraying open. Its turned out pretty well! So far ive only had the lengthen 3 lines, this was for the TPS, vvti controller and power steering. Still got some more to go and looks like the coil pack wires, alternator plug and crank sensor will also need the be lengthened. Just had to order another 5 metres of loom sleeve, suprising how quickly it gets used!
  2. IS300 2JZ-GE NAT #no compromise

    Thank you 👍 means alot to hear these comments guys
  3. IS300 2JZ-GE NAT #no compromise

    she would probably cut the loom up if she finds out. Thank you for the kind words Yeh it was such a good day, i went with 2 guys who have e46 m3s, they are trying to convince me to throw the 2jz in an e46........... no chance it would probably pull the floor pan out with all the issues they have with cracked spot welds .
  4. IS300 2JZ-GE NAT #no compromise

    Thank you 👍looking forward to getting it all hooked up and the transmission in. I went to a trackday at bedford on the weekend with a couple of friends and it was so frustrating not being able to rip round myself...... but its things like that that push me on more to pull my finger out
  5. IS300 2JZ-GE NAT #no compromise

    So i carried on with the loom..... I took over the front room whilst the other half was at work 😂 started by pulling all the tape plastic coating and clips off it. I then started chopping out plugs i no longer need. I could have just gone for the plugs but by tracing the wires back as far as i could it would make the loom alot thinner and smaller. This lot came out.... There is still a couple more plugs to go too, i then pluged this into the ecu box to see if it will all fit and it does quite nicely. Just need to bang it back in the bay now and see what needs to be lengthened. once that is done i just need to get some sleves for the loom and get it all tidy for fitting.
  6. IS300 2JZ-GE NAT #no compromise

    Todays job i pulled the engine back out and changed the engine mounts over to the vibratechnics 1s. Also managed to sort a coolant hose under the exhaust manifold to the back of the water pump. I had some left over reinforced silicone hose in my box so cut a short section out and trial fitted it. Once i had it measured just right i pulled it back off, put some reflective heat tape on it and refitted using mikalor hose clamps. Had to put reflective tape on it as it sits very close to the external wastegate pipe. Ive also removed the loom again to start modifying it to fit, ive labelled up all the plugs i will still be using and the rest is coming out, ends heat shrinked and taped up. Its looking like i will have to lengthen this loom to like i had to with the body harness. Pictures of this to come once im chopping and heat shrinking.
  7. IS300 2JZ-GE NAT #no compromise

    Managed to tackle a couple of problems today, i picked up my relocation union for the power steering from toyota in the week. But this then presented another problem... the throttle attachment for the cable would not be able to go fully open due to it hitting the relocation union, so i decided the flip the throttle 180 degrees.. I then had to flip the throttle position sensor 180 degrees too as with the connector pointing down this would have hit the power steering pipe to the pump. Not ideal as i wanted to keep the exposed wiring to a minimum to keep it all looking clean and clutter free, on the plus side the throttle cable will now be completly hidden under the manifold. But i still have 1 more problem, the union i have fitted is close to the manifold so im going to need a 90 degree silicone hose and see if it clears. If not im going to trim the union down slightly to make clearance, this union is not under pressure as its just pulling fluid from the bottle so even if the lip on the pipe is cut off it should still hold a pipe clamped on. I could always get a small lip welded on if its not going to hold too well.
  8. IS300 2JZ-GE NAT #no compromise

    😂hope they dont take it down
  9. IS300 2JZ-GE NAT #no compromise

    Engine mounts have come, cant wait to throw these on, i did say i didnt want the competition vibratechnics mounts but with the inlet so close to the suspension turret i cant take the risk.
  10. Gs450h engine rattle on start up, tappety, help?

    As ive said already its probably the cam gears loosing pressure on rest period then rattling when starting
  11. My IS Rear Ended

    The back panel that gets pushed in on to the spare is very easy to push back out. It can be tricky trying to get the spare out itself but once its out, just hit it with a rubber mallet from the inside and they easily bend back out.
  12. IS300 2JZ-GE NAT #no compromise

    Progress has slowed right down now, hoping to to get back on track soon. Got the power steering pump and dipstick sorted today, not many pictures so doesnt look alot but was quite time consuming. The original location of the dipstick is now blocked by the new inlet manifold and it also bolted to the old inlet. So i had to reshape the dipstick tube still allowing the dipstick to go in and out easily, find a new way to bolt it to the engine whilst keeping the lower end in the sump flush so there is no leaks. Took a while but i got there.... as you can see i managed to get it into a decent place and it also fell lucky that i could bolt it to the same hole that that the oil feed pipe for the vvt-i bolts too! It was made very tricky because as you can see in the next picture it was in the way of the powersteering pump so i also had to bend it slightly out the way of that. I also gave the pump a quick spray aswell as the silver bracket for it, as you can see ive had to remove the reservoir as this was being obstructed by the inlet and throttle body. Im going to order a union pipe for the supra pump and relocate the reservoir. Still need to sort the valve shims, its all been measured i just need to get round to ordering them.
  13. IS300 2JZ-GE NAT #no compromise

    Another update, engine is back in the bay!! Looking right at home too! Will let the pictures do the talking. as you can see in the last picture the manifold is VERY close to the suspension turret! Looks like i will be using the competition vibratechnics mounts to minimize engine movement. I had those in my mk1 focus rs and on cold start/idle they would literally shake the car to pieces!! 6cyl engines are more balanced so im guessing vibrations wont be as bad not to mention the lexus is put together better than an old ford 😂. Also there is an issue with the powersteering pump and reservoir, looks like i will need a relocation kit as the reservoir is going to be obstructed by the throttle body. As you can see ive just thrown this back in, ive not done any of the loom as i just needed to create space in the garage. Its easy enough to lift back up to change the mounts and put the loom back on if needs be.
  14. IS300 2JZ-GE NAT #no compromise

    Thank you 👍i showed the mrs when she got back from work, her face was a picture 😂 the neighbours are going to hate me!
  15. IS300 2JZ-GE NAT #no compromise

    Cheers matey 👍👍im getting excited now, looking forward to getting this done and hopefully attending some meets even though its a long time away.