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Old 01-06-2006, 11:40 PM   #11
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****, wait a minute. You're in Colorado... A kid (who'* since moved onto Jeeps) was looking at purchasing your car I think, he was looking for a replacement for his Cressida, he blew his motor.

I think I remember seeing this Redpra on CelicaSupra.com, also (the door trim made me remember)

VigCS is also a former Cressida guy, I saw him around on the Cress forums (where I admin), only to find him here, moving onto Bonneville shortly after putting his old ride up for sale

Small world
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ya i know him and yep it is mine he was looking at his dad wouldn't let him buy it lol only got 900 out of it the guy down the street drives it every day and loves it i sold it to get the SSEi if i didn't see the bonne for sail i would still be driving it lol and only had the 93 lol but as fate has it i now have 2 the 93 and 94 don allot of time in my 5M'* and 7M'* lol got to love them starters
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lol, It'* funny the dakota is faster than the Supra.
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Got an 87 Supra, put the wing on myself. Now she flies.
Trick with the headgasket is Use a metal HKS with ARP bolts torque to 80 in sequence but spray the gasket first with copper gasket spray.
No head machining required. Then your done, no more problem.

Heres a pic of the car when I got it.

I have two sets of these wheels.
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Got an 87 Supra, put the wing on myself. Now she flies.
Trick with the headgasket is Use a metal HKS with ARP bolts torque to 80 in sequence but spray the gasket first with copper gasket spray.
Spray? Now that'* something I haven't heard about.

Machining the block becomes so much more important when you use the MHG, a guy with his 7M-GE Cressida did the job correctly with ARP hardware and metal gasket, didn't machine the block, and would up re-blowing again within a few months. :(

The OEM gasket allows for a little more tolerance.
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I never blew the head gasket on my Cressida

Then again, I never revved it above 4,000 cause I was afraid of that.

Repins - when you would slam on your 85..would the transmission shift really, really hard? Mine would only after flooring it.
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Towards the end of its life, it did have some driveline slack. Prepare to back into my driveway or a parking spot, stick it in reverse, start to accelerate and you would hear a big CLUNK. Leaky diff, bad universal joints, blah blah blah. Otherwise it shifted fine, there was some shudder/hesitation when going into overdrive at 60-65km/h at light throttle however - something that CAN'T be blamed on 1988-1992 Magnavox ignition coils, as would be the case with the Bonneville

The 5M didn't have the BHG problem - at least, not nearly as bad as the MX83s did. Mine didn't really see high revs. In the end, the poor thing was retired because November rolled around and the heater blower motor stopped working. On my 16th birthday, no less.

The rust made it barely road worthy though...
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Yah, the spray does the trick on the head. Victor Reinz also makes a good metal gasket sold through NAPA.
I have found that the factory torqued the head to 58 ft lbs and thats what caused the failures.
Using the American Racing Products Studs (not bolts) is what you use if you want to end the problem. You install the studs in the block put their lube on the upper threads and washers, then install the nuts.
This eliminates the torsional twist that a bolt see'* under load and you get a more true torque.
Thats what they use in racing.
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