RoyalDutchie Posted October 17, 2020 Share Posted October 17, 2020 (edited) So after owning my Glanza V facelift for around 1.5 years I have finally decided to start a progress blog. Actually haven't done much to the car yet since I owned it apart for the normal maintenance. Didn't have the time and actually wanted to keep the progress logged with a progress blog. Let me introduce myself, I'm Brian life in the Netherlands. Was looking for something special as my first car. Looked at a few cars like a bmw e46, Seat ibiza fr even an Impreza gt turbo. Soon I ended up looking for affordable cars like the golf mk4 gti, after speaking with my local garage they advised me to buy a Toyota instead since most GTI's here can have some poor maintenance history. Started looking for some fun and special toyota's mostly Celica's but after a while this white Glanza V popped up and I couldn't resist such a special little pocket rocket. Over the weekend I went over to check the car, and even though I had my doubts I ended up buying it anyway. Had some issues but instantly fell in love and genuinely wanted the car to be in the hands of an owner which will take care of it. Bought the car at 156xxx kilometers currently has 164xxx kilometers. spec list: -stock exhaust and intercooler -hks oldschool bov -custom catchcan -injen dryfilter -stock engine with ac delete and short route intake -civic halfrad with 1.3bar mishimoto cap -ebc yellow stuff brake pads and discs front -braided lines. -low boost delete -Tegiwa brake master cylinder stopper. -Enkei wheels with bridgestone potenza re050a First day I owned the car it didn't shift into the uneven gears. Broken gear linkage, didn't check them my bad(previous owner did send me a set of mint ones). Did the normal maintenance checked the belts replaced the oil and filter also replaced the transmission fluid and fuel filter. After the gear linkage issue I didn't experience any issues until MOT 4 months later. Car had some rusted rear calipers which one needed direct replacement otherwise it wouldn't pass the MOT. Got a new set of brake discs, set of ebc brake pads and a new caliper from Toyota(local Toyota dealer had one in stock since a few Paseo also have the same calipers). Did experience an issue with the boot full of water rear lights didn't have seals, fixed it luckily no rust. The crankshaft seal was leaking which was replaced also replaced the clutch with a new exedy one. Replaced the rear lights with a set which didn't have cracks all around and placed a new battery since the old one was done for. Reinstalled the strut brace and charcoal canister. Also added a home made custom catch can. The orange pipe is made of aluminum and has a few holes in them. The pcv is connected to this one. Threaded the pipe and the connection the catch can wrapped it in teflon tape to prevent any leaks. This pipe routes the air with oil vapors to the bottom of the catch can with a few holes to prevent a dirt water/oil to go back to the pcv ones the level of fluid rises in the catch can. The cyan space is filled with stainless steel wool which helps to cool the hot air with oil vapors which in turn condenses te oil to a liquid state and keeps it in the catch can reducing the oil inside the air which goes back to the intake.The red plate is their to separate the inlet from the outlet. Also prevents any pieces from leaving the catch can.The purple mesh filter is used to filter the last oil out of the air, also prevent any stainless steel pieces from leaving the catch can thus reducing the chance of damaging the pistons etc. Due to the mix of metals it will gall pretty bad but the oil should prevent this from happening. Edited February 12, 2021 by RoyalDutchie Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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