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    Most reliable 1UZ (non vvti) boosting

    Hey guys, I'm in the market for an LS400 and I have 2 on my radar so far. I found a 1993 with 93k miles and and 1998 with 81k. Im going to go look at them this week to see what I like more, and I've decided that if I get the 93 I'll boost it. This car is going to be my daily and reliability is a...
  2. aeary

    Project Thread First Build - 1993 SC4 1UZ

    Hey Guys, I just inherited a 1993 SC400 w/ 1UZ (55k miles on odo...but...she has been sitting for almost a decade under a carport). I have loved this body style (almost as much as a MkIV) since they premiered while I was in school as a kid. I know it has about 290hp based on specs; but I want to...
  3. 88sogreatv8


    so WHERE to begin.... 1988 cressida , 1uzfe out of a 1995 ls400. over the last year , since i have got the engine swap done, i have gone thru three computers all with the same problem , loss of m-rel output. it always seems to end the same way. no throttle response then loss of the m-relay...
  4. 88sogreatv8

    Fried ECU M-Rel output AGAIN!!!!!!!!! 88 CRESS 1UZ

    this damn 1uz fried another ecu! here is the course of events that unfolded :( #exhaust leak , collector was leaking and welds on egr tube blocked off. collector is fixed the header i need to remove. # i ran out of gas. fuel gauge not reliable . filled up atm now #unhooked the maf and intake...
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    1UZ into E36

    After many years of planning a 1UZ project, I've finally gotten around to doing it. I just needed to find the right car. I considered a number of smaller RWD Toyota vehicles to take the 1UZ and stay true to the brand... I even considered the Lexcen (google it)... but I've always been a fan of...
  6. blazer3011

    Sc400 auto transmission issues

    Hey guys I'm hope someone can help me out cause I can't find any info anywhere. My sc400 1uz auto needed a new auto fitted, so I brought one out of a soarer 1uz thinking they would be the same, but there is one plug on the auto at the left rear (think it's the shift solenoid) that is different...
  7. R

    mx83 1uz swap starts no idle

    sooo i’ve put a 93 sc400 1uz in my 91 cressida, i got the harness done by a shop and they came by again today to make sure the wiring isn’t the issue, so, the car starts up strong revs to about 1500 and shuts off. it runs the same amount of time everytime, i’ve ran codes i only got some for o2...
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    WTB: Rear Main Seal Cover Plate

    Hey ya’ll new member here. In the process of a manual swap on my SC400 and looking to do a write up on it eventually. Using a Z32 trans and not using any kits trying to do all of this on a college students budget. Anyways since my trans is dropped I decided to change my Rear Main Seal...
  9. 77highlux

    CODE #24 ONLY - ECU or MAF Circuit Issue?

    Hey guys, here's the details below. This one has stumped many shops and I'm finally honing in. I would like to avoid building and installing a stand-alone harness for both the TPS and MAF circuits and feel that this testing proves the circuit in the ECU itself is shot. All parameters are reading...
  10. M

    Need help 1uz swap

    I have a 87 Cressida and I plan to put a sc400 1uz in it and I’m trying to figure out what all I’ll need to use the w58 trans that’s in it. Any ideas?
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    Plans For My 94' SC400 These Next Upcoming Years :)

    Hello everyone, I'm creating this thread more of for myself but I encourage anyone who has any kind thoughts and knowledgeable information to post here too (hopefully we can stay on topic). :) As you can tell by the title, all this thread is just my personal blueprint layout for my plans on my...
  12. B

    ECU Reccamendations? First gen LS400

    I'm looking to get some more power out of my first gen LS400 and people were saying to start with an aftermarket ECU. Some say the Link G4 is good, not sure exactly what im looking for. Any recommendations?
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    1UZ-FE NON-VVTI front facing performance intake manifold

    Hello guys This is what we made for the 1uz non vvti version, and now designing the VVTI application. Does any one know the 3UZ intake can fit on the 2UZ or not?
  14. R

    1uz fe or related in sn95

    Alright, its hard in my area to find a good shape sn95, im 16 and want something to take to crusin the coast and drive to school but really want the reliable toyota v8 but im a true mustang fan, i really need help from the experience swap guys to figure out how everything will work, wiring...
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    Carby manifold / distributor 1uz

    hey there I’ve been trying to find someone that would sell me a carby manifold and distributor setup for 1uz , new , second hand , whatever , haven’t had any success with csl or harcourt the latter s phone number is disconnected, I’m in aus the setup is for a surflifesaving boat so extreme...
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    1uz VVTI power increase

    Hi 1. I have swapped in a 1uzfe v8 into my mitsubishi van. At the moment it is not performing at 100%, I feel some type of hesitation when trying do fast accelerations. How much can a faulty Airflow meter affect the engine's perfomance and what octane fuel can you suggest to be best? I run a 5...
  17. M

    Master machinist; greenhorn mechanic

    Hello all, I need help here. I own a 1990 ls400. Planning on making a mean sleeper out of it. I can make just about every part under the hood from scratch, but I have no idea where to start as far as the wrenching side if things go. So here we go guys. A little patience will go a long way...
  18. M

    1UZFE versus 2 in a Plymouth

    Long time fan, first time post. I currently have a 04 4runner and 09 GX. Love the engines, I also have a 1990 Plymouth Grand Voyager with a 3.3L V6. I found a Mopar guy down in Delaware to work on the engine and transmission, however that fell through. Project has been delayed essentially...
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    1UZ-FE vvti swap coolant issues

    Hi! To make a long story short: I have a Nissan 200SX S13 drift/track car, with an 1UZ-FE VVTi swap. Custom harness from PEM in England(stock ECU), double 12" electric fans and a 58mm aluminium radiator. Filled the radiator with red coolant, and let the car idle for about 10 minutes, and the...
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    1uz VVTI swap starts but e-throttle doesn't work

    Hi all, Friends and I have a VVTI 1UZ from a 1998 LS400 swapped into a Mk2 Celica. We went through the wiring and paired off what we didn't need, hooked up what we think we did and are able to start the engine ok, its able to idle happily. Trouble is the e-throttle doesn't respond to the...