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Hi guys, decided to start off a thread on my Starlet just so you guys can get updates and laugh at my stupidity and problems I will encounter in the future. :) 

Currently don't have too much planned for it other than I'm waiting on a radio adapter for my cables since the new radio won't plug right in yet and the old one off my celica which I wanted (has touch screen and gps 😮) doesn't fit the plastic trim when I try put the console back on 💔.  (keeping the stock cassette player in the boot just for nostalgia and if I sell it I can bring it back to stock still)

Then waiting on my hub rings to see if it fixes the alignment issue I've had since swapping the wheels (which sadly rub a bit on the inner side on full lock). Once I receive them either in a few days or next week I'll also give a look at a knocking noise I hear sometimes which you guys already helped me in where to look for.

Down the road I'll be doing the brakes since they're gonna need replacing soon. I've never done drums though, are drums easy to do? Probably gonna watch about 5 tutorials so my monkey brain can comprehend lol. I felt about putting a pic of the Celica too as I'm gonna miss that thing. :) I'll be checking out your threads too and learn useful info 

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I did get rid of those horrid fog lights in the center dw! This was a pic when I got it a year and a half 🤣

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Thanks guys. So here goes the first story of my noobness, I just got my rings today. 56.1-54.1mm, I was gonna do the rears first and do the fronts tomorrow as the sun is really hitting hard rn in Belgium. But my rings seem to not fit fully in the wheel if you understand what I mean. The tip of it fits the top layer of the wheel bore it seems like but when I put it on the car, there's like a gap betweel the drum and the wheel? Tried to get a photo but really not sure if it's any useful for you guys. I did both rears anyways and did a test drive to the shops and back and I haven't noticed anything unusual but it has made me a bit para lol. I'm assuming I got a size too big from 56.1 I should of gotten 55.1? I don't have any vibrations anyways without them on but my alignment is a bit off so was hoping this would fix it since it's only been off centered a bit when I put these wheels on. I really need to learn the most basic of stuff like this sometimes...🤣  

I also checked the rear shock absorber to see for any leaks and checked it was properly bolted on from the top and it seemed like it was so next I need to look at the panhard rod

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  • 2 months later...
On 8/1/2020 at 8:04 AM, burty said:

Love the wheels, you over on celica club aswell? 

Hi, just seen the reply, thank you I was on the celica club forum aswell and on the facebook page celica club uk before it got hacked and had to be shut down, I'm also in Starlet Society on facebook if you're in that, it's quite helpful on there too it's not a childish group :) 

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Also just to update I've done an oil change and sparkplug change just now, no pics of it as I wanted to get it done asap with the bad weather lol. Got my local garage to fit me my new rear shocks too for £30 which I think is a very fair price? shocks were also only £21 each from autodoc on sale which I'm loving about the Starlet just now cheap everything is for it lol. Noticed some of the pics i shared in the top of the thread have become url links instead so here's a pic of it as the other ones are gone for some reason :) 

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Decided to tint the windows and sunstrip to make it a bit darker and look better imo as well as a sunstrip to help with the low winter sun :) Currently trying to replace my doorhandle after I somehow broke it when casually opening the door...🤣 and what a PAIN is it to do the last bit, gave up the other day currently using tweezers to open the door, any tips on getting the damn flip over the metal rod? I really can't seem to do it especially when you put your hand somehwere you cant see.

Another question I was thinking about asking, would an exhaust be of any use for this? As in do they sound horrible with one? I know a lot of these types of cars wouldn't sound good, I'm not talking about cheap ebay ones I'm thinking about going back to C+C exhaust in Glasgow that did my Celica, since I'm really tempted on getting a turbo conversion done I suppose it would be needed?   video of when I had my Celica should be attached to this

Just waiting on a set of wind deflectors too but could only find front ones, I've seen starlet with rear ones too, would anyone know where I could get a set of rear ones? Thanks :) 

Also thinking on changing my belts as they often squeel when I'm idling with the brake pedal pressed in for some reason

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Small update, decided the blown bulb behind the dash that was supposed to light up the 0-30mph needed changed as its been months I couldnt see my speed at night, went and bought blue led's but kinda ditched them and just bought standard as I quite like the green, what an absolute pain in the ass it was to unplug as I didn't know you had to unplug the speedo cable from the gearbox to be able and pull it out, spent an hour fidgeting with my fingers behind the dash to try and unplug all the clips and then the dreaded speedo cable, nails were sore for the whole day 😂 Boy did I not know the worst was to come when I tried to plug the speedo cable back in...spent ages trying to find a way to plug it back in, braved it 2 days later again after people in starlet society on fb told me some tips, managed to slip my tiny hands under the dash with the speaker cover panel off and plug it back in eventually...next step is to install the new heater blower I've ordered as mine just gave up on Friday, installed the win deflectors too which helps the look of the car but don't think I've got pics yet. First pic is a flooded road when I was out on delivery, only pic with the blue led's
I've also been thinking of the idea on getting an exhaust but I'm really not wanting it to be chavy, it's mainly just to look better and just have a little bit of sound. Seen this Starlet get this setup in a place in East Kilbride and wondered if the owner is on here and had videos on how that sounded like? I've got to call Toyota too as I just got a letter about the recall for the airbag too, on a 22 year old car 😂

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2 hours ago, Sam44 said:

Another 5 door. Same as mine. 

Nice work as always.

 

Quite useful 😂 was a nightmare getting out the car all the time in my last car

Thanks, hopefully get my new heater blower soon, takes forever in the morning to red rid of mist and ice atm without it lol

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Thanks, I'll have a look, one thing I've had with the car since i've bought it is a tapping noise when I put the engine under load, always when I "floor" it in low rpm's or when its higher up the rpm's, essentially whenever more load is on the engine, I was thinking it would be the injectors? Kind of hard to get a video of it happening as usually my phone just captures road/engine noises, it sounds like a rattle like noise except its not

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Currently waiting on new clear lenses for the indicators as one of them that came was cracked but I'm also waiting on injectors off somebody to hopefully fix the annoying noise, I've never done this before so I just want to clear up, the fuel rail, do I turn off the pressure with the sort of bolt that's located on the side of it on the right side? Or is there a fuse for it?

Also postponed replacing my heater matrix as I'm lazy and its somehow got its act together now most of the time, so until it breaks... 🤣

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Changed my fuel injectors earlier after I got a used set delivered, all simple and easy to do but I've managed to drop one of the rubber guards into the engine bay and when pushing my fingers down to get it I managed to push it out of sight and reach...would I be okay driving without it anyways? I'd imagine its just there to prevent dirt getting on the bolt thread? Just waiting on my clear indicators to arrive too🤣 Next is to get it booked in for it's mot next month, get to see my wonderful dog in the bottom of the last pic thinking its food for her 🤣

 

 

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