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Camry Expert/MR2 JR Xpert
MR2 & 96 V6 Cam
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Discussion Starter #1 (Edited)
I know there are a lot of guys out there with Gen 3s to 4.5s and I havent seen anything regarding their cars.

I am wondering how is everyones car running?

Guys like Eye8Pussies, BigBird, Eyeball, Warlock, Prnc_Charming....Just to name a few...(Open to all Gen 3s to 4.5s)

You guys were some of the first Camrys I really saw and researched and aspired to be like...

I would like for everyone who reads this to chime in as say how the heck your car is doing...even if it's holding up well, I know that work on a Camry never stops...

HOW'S YOUR CAR EVERYONE???

EDIT: *PICS ARE WELCOMED AND PREFERED*
 

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97 Camry XLE
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BUMP :thumbsup:

Well mine camry's doing great! =) just ordered some new headlights and after that i'm gonna redo all my interior lights to LED's. But unfortuanatly as winters coming along i'm probably gonna have to park my car as soon as snow hits but thats alright i guess :disappoin plus i have some mods i'm looking into but not sure how i'm gonna go about them :rolleyes:

~Kyle
 

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Camry Expert/MR2 JR Xpert
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Discussion Starter #3
^ Awesome Bro..Your car is looking good...Keep up the good work...Looking forward to seeing what next year will bring...
 

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Wagon Crew
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i think this could be a good thread.:thumbsup:


the Swagger Wagon is doing pretty good. i need to check her engine mounts considering her Torque Strut engine mount looked like...

but its all good now:D

shes getting some early christmas presents from me this wwek and next week.:thumbsup:, shes getting camber bolts, Cold Air Intake, and RSB put on soon:clap:
 

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Wagon Crew
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bump!

The war wagon is doing alright. Could be better lol. I need a new boot, find out where my exhaust leak is and then fix this grinding sound coming from the engine. I think it might be the water pump, im not sure yet. I only hear it at idle. It almost went up in flames last weekend. I had a short with some accesory lights that caught some foam under my dash on fire. :facepalm: scary shit. Other than those things it runs like a champ! :clap:
 

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What Toyota?
2008 Saab 9-3
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Mine died November of last year. :lol: Still searching and saving up.
 

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I HAS BOOST!!!
94 Camry SE V6 Coup
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hmm, cool thread....

well between full time work and full time school (online so not really as bad) i have some things i have to fix, ok, so a lot of things to fix. but the engine runs smooth with only small sweating around the valve cover and the tranny shifts well with good color fluid. suspension needs some work though, as well as some hefty body (specifically paint) work. all in all i think shes doin great for 190,000miles, SCed and driven everyday by a guy who has to make time just to change his oil.
 

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Camry Expert/MR2 JR Xpert
MR2 & 96 V6 Cam
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Discussion Starter #10
Thats awesome...Everyone so far seems to be doing well...I guess this is where I give an update...lol

My car...well I have come to an unfortunate financial hault on my 5sfe build...:facepalm: ...so I have been driving around with a 5s with 185k and a leak from every damn gasket there is...Although...the 5spd is still fun tho...added some 25mm spacers and a 2inch drop on the front for now and an LED upgrade on all exterior bulbs...Just need a new hood and front bumper now...

LETS GET SOME MORE TO CHIME IN HERE!!! This is great :thumbsup:
 

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Well mine had a leak in the distributer seal, so I fixed that and put valve cover set on at the same time, then a spark plug tube started leaking, so I re torqued all of them, and put a valve cover set on at the same time, then the head gasket oil seals started leaking, so I fixed that, and put a valve cover set on at the same time, then an injector started leaking, then another injector started leaking, and the oil pump seals started leaking so it's sat for half the summer.

I've pulled the motor and it is getting rebuilt with new rings + pistons + bearings + hone, and getting every seal, gasket, and o-ring that is even near the car replaced. It's also getting stripped and sand blasted to bare metal then some new paint + new copper brake and nylon fuel lines + custom exhaust, and it's getting a 5spd swap when I put the motor back in.

Also thinking of poly bushings ever since the thread showing how to make your own.
 

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Camry Expert/MR2 JR Xpert
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One thing I would like to know is WHERE THE HECK IS ADAM AND TONY THE TIGER?????
 

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TN's Mad Chemist
95 Camry
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My car's fine. After I touched my struts and ball joints last November, I've been changing every other component under there:lol: My suspension and brakes sucked my blood so to speak for a good 6 months:lol: Well at least EVERYTHING is new, down to the last bushing.
 

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SHE'S SCREAMIN PAST 7K!!

all puns aside, got my stuttery retarded acceleration fixed, and can now haul ass in a dignified manner :D ordering a rad next week!
 

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After putting about $2K into her last year, belts, waterpump, radiator, rear struts, new valve cover & distributor gaskets,& brakes, she is good for another 100K miles!!!
 

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I hope you don't mind if I jump in here My parents 96 Avalon 1MZ-FE is doing well besides a deer strike, power steering leak at the pump, and a fake oil leak at the front engine mount. The Avy has 180,000 and she sais its the best car she ever owned BTW both my parents are retired and have owned many vehicles.. So were very happy with the car.. DAVE
 

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My car's doing great, today I'm going to check to see if any tires are low on pressure. My next 'small' projects are putting cathodes in the trunk, getting tints, and buying headlights, not in that order.

I've never showed my Camry, I just bought it in July for 4.5K...a little pricey but well worth it. It's only a 4 cylinder engine but eh, it's riding really smooth.



Bonus points: what's the car in the background?
 

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^ Sienna.

Mine's still limping along...
 

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Nope...sadly it's not a toyota :p. Honda Odyssey. It's not mine but honestly, I don't like it, not because it's a mini van but the steering is pretty bad and the brakes are really weak, although it probably needs new pads.
 

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I HAS BOOST!!!
94 Camry SE V6 Coup
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One thing I would like to know is WHERE THE HECK IS ADAM AND TONY THE TIGER?????
well tony hasnt been around in a long time, guy has 4 different cars and cant learn anything from us here, we learn from his table scraps:lol:. just start a 1mz-fe turbo thread and hell show up:D.

adam just isnt around anymore, again, nothing to learn and just got "frustrated" with things. still has his car and is trying to get past a blow-by issue. gotta say though, his car is testimony to the strength of these cars. he beats the shit out of that thing on 6psi and that car keeps running, amazing. given he has had and puts alot of time into it.
 
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