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that_green_sw20

Post by MylerMr2 »

So, I decided i should make a my own little section all about my 1990 Turbo SW20,

First thing first, I brought my car from Tauranga back on 11th February 2017. It was basically stock except for the bright green paint that really makes it stand out from the crowd. Car came with ABS and Cruise control (still working, when it wants to turn on)

As of today, after a year of ownership ive done the following mods

GFB Boost Controller
Prosport Oil Temp/Pressure Gauges
Innovated WideBand Gauge
Gauges are held in a custom Gauge pod made in the UK by a man called Alan Bryson.
Custom made dominator shift surround, (also made by Alan Bryson)

Exterior Body Styling

C-One rear Spoiler
Custom made single vent opening (homemade)
Border style vent scoops
Border Style roof spoiler
Colour matched side trim + 92 front lip
Gen3 Kouki Lights and center panel, Custom made Carbon fibre badge.
Universal Diffuser fitted
Ezi lip side skirts
17" wheels wrapped with Nankang NS20s
"Hot House Holden Green" Paint work, Painted before my ownership
MRS front midship Badge to replace the OEM badge
Lowered on TRD springs


Mechanical Repairs/Upgrades


Replaced Headgasket
All Water hoses
Removed HFH, along with other hard lines,
Replaced water pump
Cambelt and tensioner
Thermostat
K&N Poddy
HKS Blow off Valve
3inch Downpipe
Redline Aluminum Radiator
Oil filter relocation kit,
Oil cooler
KYB shock inserts all round.

Current Plans are too drop the motor and replace the gearbox out for a LSD box and exedy HD Clutch, Redo the cambelt correctly, Refurbish 93 turbo brakes and new Znoelli slotted and dimpled rotors, Braided S/S brake lines, Custom make a Berk style exhaust.


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1990 T-top SW20 Turbo Project/Track/Weekend Cruiser
2008 Aurion Daily

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Post by chief1eye »

Cool Car. I wondered what happened to it as I saw it up for sale a little while ago.

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chief1eye wrote:Cool Car. I wondered what happened to it as I saw it up for sale a little while ago.
Yeah its was on trademe early last year, it was also listed on this forum,
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Post by 4CylinderSpecial »

I remember this one too.

Didn't realise it was tubocharged too! Nice.

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4CylinderSpecial wrote:I remember this one too.

Didn't realise it was tubocharged too! Nice.

Do you know if theres any posts about the car on here, i havent been able to find any but the post when the last owner posted about selling it.
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if you search "Holden green" you will see a post from the previous owner with the trade me link (now expired)

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Its been a while since ive updated so i thought id share what ive been working on.

So exhaust as been made, was fun making my first exhaust, all 3" Stainless Steel 304 Grade, 3" ebay downpipe followed by one of a kind exhausted, used AdrenlinR resonator and one muffler, i was surprised by how quiet it was, expected it to be way louder.

Scored a set of Greddy Rep side skirts so im in the process of fitting those. New lip and Wing on the way from Camposites, USA.

Finally got round to fitting my gated sump, hopefully this will help the motor out around the track. Speaking of track days, blew a braided coolant hose under the turbo on the last day so thats now been repaired, thanks to AA for the free tow home! (first and hopefully the last tow truck experience lol)

A Few Pictures Below.
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RearExhaust.jpg
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Post by Benckj »

Nice, glad I caught up with you in Cromwell last year and improvements continue on your toy. Tell us about the sump installed.
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Benckj wrote:Nice, glad I caught up with you in Cromwell last year and improvements continue on your toy. Tell us about the sump installed.
Hey Jim. Toyota fest was this year hahaha.
Good to meet you and see your car. The sump is an OBX aluminium gated sump. I brought it from Ross earlier this year but only just got around to fitting it now. But noticed an area it hasn't sealed so will take it back off this weekend and fix it.
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Its been a long time since i have done an update on here, where do i start......hmm....

The current state of my mr2 is not a happy one, since late April this year my turbo mr2 has become turbo less, after blowing the ceramic turbine wheel out the back of my exhaust whilst on my second lap for the day at Hampton Downs, what an expensive track day that was, I knew it was time to start upgrading what I can. I had a CT20b sitting on the shelf waiting for a rebuild and wanted to run an external waste-gate to get better control of boost levels.
Rung up Steve Murch to get a quote for rebuilding the 20b, whilst that was off for repairs i decided i was gonna start making my own manifold, searched high and low for the flanges, after not being able to find them i turned to a good mate and a fellow two owner who was able to whip me up some drawings which i had sent off and a couple weeks later i got back the required flanges, after getting all the pipe it was time to start. Finding time where i could, i slowly but surely started planing how to keep it twin scroll and have room for waste-gate ports, eventually i had it all planned out and it was time to wrap my head around just how i was gonna weld up all the joins without boxing myself into a corner. At this point in time i have just started to re assemble the pieces and make it look like a manifold once again.

When i got home from the track i pulled the turbo out to discover the extent of the damage to the turbo.



Now the nice new shiny things, the fresh and upgraded CT20b built to handle a modest 20Psi which is more than enough for me and my car at this stage of the build.
The start of the manifold build, checking the templates for the flanges before getting them cut, the flanges are made from stainless steel 16mm for the head and 12mm for the turbo flange. The manifold is made from heavy duty steam pipe brought from Sinco, this also means there is a bit of weight gain, about 4kgs heavier than oem manifold.



The manifold is quite large due to the way its gotta flow and the chosen materials. The turbo fits just, i tired to keep oem placement to make it easier for myself but i wasn't quite able to achieve this, the turbo sits slightly towards the passenger side and slightly further to the front of the car. the same downpipe can still be used and bolts to my exhaust, so that's one less thing ill have to re-make. It just clears the heat shield on the firewall, so i will have to cut some of it away so i can add an intake pipe once its ready.

Hopefully the Green Two will be back on the road early next year and all certified for the long journey down to Cromwell for Toyota-Fest 2020, because i knew the car would need a cert for the waste-gate i knew it was time to finally buy the car some better suspension in the form of coil-overs, the car is now fitted on BC Golds, that will be featured in another post later, cant wait to see how they go on the track and club runs in the future,

Until the next update..... keep up to date on my Instagram page -----> @that_green_sw20
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Does the turbo fit?
Does the turbo fit?
Checking Fittment on the car
Checking Fittment on the car
Manifold home to check for clearances
Manifold home to check for clearances
Testing the flange template
Testing the flange template
New Turbo
New Turbo
Turbo housing destroyed
Turbo housing destroyed
Turbo Core
Turbo Core
Turbo missing exhaust wheel
Turbo missing exhaust wheel
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I didn't realise that ceramic fun was why you're rebuilding. Got power goals?

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Nice job, hope to see you down South once again.
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mknz wrote:I didn't realise that ceramic fun was why you're rebuilding. Got power goals?
Yip. Was a shock to see the wheel gone that was for sure. Never seen that happen before. But knew how brittle they are.

I'd like to get 300whp. According to KO Racing all I need is a better flowing turbo. 300whp is where the fuel system starts to run out.
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Benckj wrote:Nice job, hope to see you down South once again.
Cheers Jim. Yip hope to make it down again. Hopefully a few more of my fellow Auckland members will join me.
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MylerMr2 wrote:
Benckj wrote:Nice job, hope to see you down South once again.
Cheers Jim. Yip hope to make it down again. Hopefully a few more of my fellow Auckland members will join me.
I met a number of the AK mates at Manfeild last weekend. Nice bunch.
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