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Toyota Cressida .....S.O.S!!!

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Posted 21 March 2005 - 01:27 PM


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maybe the 1G from Supra too..

if u get the 1G-GTE, it's turbocharged

Mechanic to do this: How about trying Kit in Glenmarie.


Posted 21 March 2005 - 04:22 PM



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try 1JZ-GE, 2500cc, non turbo. quite popular in Thailand. Cost about
RM2000 in Thailand for the engine, with ECU and wires.
Get the VVTi version, save fuel more, but may cost more.
The mileage is about 10Km/liter for long distance, and 6km/liter for town
1JZ-GTE is difficult to handle if your suspension is soft. you need to
upgrade to sport suspension.


Posted 18 November 2005 - 04:15 PM


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I think the 1G is more suited for transplant as the mounting is almost a
plug and play....my main issue now is to get a rear axle which can fit the
cressy..... ; ( (disc brakes)


Posted 19 November 2005 - 02:45 AM



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But if swap a new engine with VVTI sure need slightly mod wor...Old car
doesnt hav this kind of tech..... sure need to fix on the New ECU along.


Posted 23 November 2005 - 04:20 PM


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there is a VVTi version of the 1JZ-GTE.... just swap the whole front clip
over (wiring harness, ECU and dashboard) and it should do fine...

Only issues is with the wiring harness if u were to retain the original
dash. It needs alot of wireman work to be done actually...


Posted 11 June 2006 - 05:19 AM



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Hey, im back, continuing on this car, i promise to tell any problems
regarding this car, Toyota Cressida 2000cc (manual transmission)

The car has done almost 243k in mileage n almost time for servicing, the
car began having some problems, minor or not i am not sure but i would
like to ask around for assistance

While the day is hot, no clouds and sun is blistering hot about 12noon i
took the car downtown to buy lunch, while slowly driving, looking for a
parking spot, i began to smell something unusual from the air-conditing
system, like burning rubber, then a very loud noise, sort of a high pitch
noise coming from the engine, i stopped thje engine but the engine died
just like that and i was quite worried about it. I popped up the hood n
saw that everything is ok except for the burning smell of rubber which is
very unusual. A passerby got curious on my situation n checked it out, he
seems to know something about car troubleshooting. He asked me to start
the engine, i started and it died again, but then he heard that loud
noise and he asked me to try to start the engine again but try to keep at
a steady 1000RPM. i did that and tried to keep it steady, by then the
noise is already deafening. He told me to stop the engine and told me
that the timing belt is possibly loose or too hot and must have
stretched. He bought a bottle of mineral water and just sprinkled some
water on the belt and asked me to start the engine again n steady the
RPM, i did that and he continued to sprinkle until the noise went away, i
was quite relieved that the engine is sounding peaceful again. He told me
to drive slowly to the workshop for further analysis, i thanked him for
his great assistance. Later the next day when the engine is cold, i tried
starting it up again, this time the rpm level was very low, about 500rpm,
the noise was there and when i rev a little to 1000rpm(the noise gets
louder at this stage) n let the accelerator go, the engine dies, then the
burn smell came again later on. Its not the battery cos the battery was
recently replaced 5 months ago, Delco and its a self-sustaining battery,
no need maintenance, theres an colour indicator that shows wether the
battery has problems or not.

1. What could be the problem? Could it be the timing belt causing the
problem or the engine itself?

2. What needs to be done besides sending to the workshop for full

3. Can timing belts stretch due to extreme heat in this case?

I would appreciate anyone who can help me out on this matter please.

Thank You


Posted 20 June 2006 - 01:21 AM



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hmmm, 8 days already and no one has replied to my call for help...im
waiting for someone to hear my call for help


Posted 20 July 2006 - 10:23 PM



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I've read your post abt your dying Cressida. Before it happen,my
suggestion is , bring it to the nearer W'shop and get it repaired or
change the whole system.(engine).
First,It is a good decision to maintain your old engine since it came
original with the car,but to get right,you'll suffer sourcing every parts
that worn out,Cost also xpensive coz not many parts lying around.For
complete parts replacement & labour(depends on what problem),I think it
will not exceed RM5k.
Second,Go get 1g-gte or 1g-ge from any toyota halfcut,now about
rm2500 and it will replace all your front side of your car.You may need
new timing belt,engine oil,gear oil,air con refill and may be water pump
also.This will cost you extra aprox. rm500. Exh piping abt RM300-500.
Transplant cost abt 2k-3k depend on your preference.

We do not have Cressida in our team but we have 2 corona TT141+1G-
GTE,2 units TT141+1jz-GTE,CORONA TT132+1JZGTE and mine is Toyota Crown +
1JZGTE and many more..May be you can be our first Cressida in the

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Posted 20 July 2006 - 10:38 PM



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...Is it wise to fit a new
engine into an old car? (this car is 20 over years old). Advise me please.
Thank =)

Dude, may be you should consider selling it, it's not worth to spend so
much money for such an old car... more than 20 years old, come on dude.
Get the few thousand selling bucks for the downpayment of your new car.


Posted 22 July 2006 - 12:50 AM



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i would do a complete overhaul on the stock engine, new piston ring, new
valve seal, new gasket..and keep it as it is...spray it to black and put a
blink rim..it look like a mafia car Tongue