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welcome ladies and gentlemen aff all ages to the site wher you can find your favourite little car the glanza turbo the 1.3 wit a massive kick drop comments check out other peoples site find out information but most importent enjoy :) any ideas on how the beef the site up drop me a comment if any of ye want pics of your GLANZA'S up drop us a comment

The pocket rocket.
Only avalible as jap import.
Engine: 1331cc 16v DOHC turbo
Turbo: ct9 2 mode boost hi - lo
Power: 115 @ 0.45bar 133 @ 0.65bar
Performance: 0-60mph 6.9sec
Transmission: 5 speed manual
Curb vehicle weight: 860Kg
Wheel base: 2300mm
Optional extras: Recaro interior, LSD, Front and rear strut braces,
4 wheel ABS, Momo steering wheel, TEMS suspension

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  • Starler buyers guide

    An Introduction

    So how do you research a car that was never officially released in your country? It's usually a very fustrating adventure for most, many rely on word of mouth, a few scattered owners with some experience or an internet search across foreign websites without much in the way of progress.

    This is the problem that faced many back in the early days of the Starlet Turbo's escape from Japan. Not anymore however. We're here to help shine some light.

    The model range

    The Starlet GT EP82 started production in December of 1989. It heralded a new era of technology and the spark carried through until December 1995 when the Starlet range was blessed with a fresher chassis.

    The Starlet Glanza V EP91 (or 'Flyer' as it became known) increased the safety and visual appeal that the previous model had established. The Glanza carried on the torch until December 1999 when the Starlet model was dropped from the Toyota vehicle range. It was succeeded by the Yaris as Toyota's supermini class offering.

    Both were powered by the 4EFTE 1331cc engine although a few differences were made through the years to increase reliability and performance.

    The earlier GT was light, agile and had an incredible 'fun factor' due to it's excellent power to weight ratio. All of this suited the addictive turbo setup and offered an alternative to the other hot hatches available in the Japanese Domestic Market. The Glanza retained the power and reliability of it's older brother but offered a more reinforced bodyshell and modern bodystyling.

    All of this was specific to Japan until the vehicles became older and were offered as used secondhand units to other countries.



    Under the hood

    The main selling point of the Starlet Turbo range is the 4EFTE. This engine is adapted from the naturally aspirated 4EFE and uses the CT9 turbo to produce 135ps of power @ 6,400rpm. This propells the Starlet to 60pmh inside 8.2secs and provides a maximum torque figure of 16.0kg-m @ 4,800.

    There was an extra blade added to the turbo in the EP91 Glanza V models to help compensate for the additional weight but otherwise the setup remained mostly unchanged for it's production run.

    Reliability is a strong part of the script with these engines. Toyota had a policy of over-engineering components and so the durability of the major items is good.

    The one thing that is required is maintenance - if the oil system and cooling system are neglected it can have a drastic effect on the engine and turbocharger. Because the Japanese service history is rarely provided it's essential that cars are serviced and inspected shortly after import and certainly prior to road use.

    Be aware that the oil requires renewal every 5,000 kms so it should be reasonably fresh looking. As with any vehicle you should check for signs of oil contamination or leakages from the engine.

    The cooling system should be a clear, clean red colour. Coolant that is murky, dark or non-genuine can indicate cooling issues either past, present or future.

    Check for misfiring under acceleration as ignition components are subject to wear and tear. Damp sparkplugs are a common occurence if the engine bay has been steamwashed.

    Let the car warm up and sit at idle for around 5 minutes - a cloud of whitish blue smoke from the exhaust after a short time can indicate a leak in the turbo.

    A light tappity noise from the fuel rail area is common on the 4EFTE. It's the idle stabilization valve clicking on the end of the intake manifold.

    Listen for blowouts around the exhaust manifold. It's common for these to crack but remain unseen due to the heat shield. As heat expands the metal it will reduce the noise so it's important to check this when the car is relatively cold.

    If you can hear other abnormal or worrying engine noises take them seriously. A new engine can be costly. Err to the side of caution.

    Transmission

    There were three choices of transmission available when ordering

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  • Glanza V (1998-1999)

    As with the GT that came before it, the Glanza V was given a facelift a few years after release. The model was considered 'soft' looking in comparison to the GT so Toyota decided to make the image more aggressive.

    Changes include:

    Clear indicators
    New rear lenses
    Clear brakelight in the spoiler
    More aggressive front bumper
    Upholstery changed
    Red paint added to the paint options

    These changes whilst sounding superficial created a much more streetworthy vehicle. It was to be the last evolution of the Starlet Turbo and such a strong look was very fitting.

    This ends our look at the Starlet Turbo models but I'd like to think that with the current trend of old models being resurrected by the car industry, the story may continue in the future. I can only hope they will do it justice.

    Thanks to Jay@tgtt.com

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  • Glanza V (1996-1997)

    Toyota felt the time for a fresh chassis was right and released the all new Glanza V in January 1996. Nicknamed 'The Flyer' it offered a more stylish image, higher build quality and increased safety features than the longstanding GT Turbo.

    Although the V was based on the new EP91 chassis it retained a lot of components from the EP82 model. This meant that the solid reliability continued to impress the japanese public.

    Safety was high on the priority list so the V received side impact bars, roof and chassis strengthening and heavier materials. The resultant weight gain was offset by modifying the turbo slightly to offer more low and mid-range power. At the same time boost was lowered in the lower gears to increase traction and stability, something the earlier GT was criticised for.

    The spec lists read very much the same as the GT and standard features included:

    Power assisted steering
    Adjustable steering wheel
    Heated rear window
    Airconditioning
    Intermittent wash/wipe

    There was also a higher specification that added central locking and electric windows into the spec sheet.

    A great number of optional features were available, many of which are greatly sought after nowadays. It's difficult to give the full list but here is what we can confirm:

    Electric Sunroof
    Limited Slip Diff equipped gearbox
    Climatronic Airconditioning
    Recaro interior
    Rear strutbrace
    Wind deflectors for front windows
    Wind deflector for sunroof
    Parking guidance light
    Roofmounted dehumidifier
    Remote central locking
    CD player
    Bootliner
    Armrest
    Stereo Amplifier
    Rear speakers
    Door mounted speakers
    Full carpet mat set
    Plastic rear window cover
    Antilock brakes
    Front airbags
    (Please forward any additional info to myself for this list)

    There was also the option of changing the five speed manual gearbox for a four speed automatic gearbox if required.

    Also a special edition was available : The P-Sports version reduced the spec list and always ran in high boost. No-one is quite sure if it was the 'lightweight' sports approach that the name suggests but everything seems to support this.

    Thanks to Jay@tgtt.com

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  • Ricky O C
    Ricky O C

    GLANZA FOR SALE 98 MODLE CONTACT ME FOR MORE INFO ON 0876769176

    11/4/10
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    Kevin McEleney

    Glanza for sale 2100euro 0860779916

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  • T E R R Y
    luv T E R R Y

    wats up....here i hav a problem wit the turbo lights on my dash...only the first two of them light up.......is der a probloem wit the turbo or is it a fuse gone in the light r sumtn?......anyone hav any answers?

    9/16/10
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    Ryan Launders

    cj performance intercoolers in stock soon enough based on the hdi fmic but half the price and wait 240 pounds del to ireland email me pig666eon@hotmail.com for more details

    9/3/10
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    16ADAM90

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  • Sean Kinsella

    hks fuel cut defender 50e front lightweight trd strutbrace candy blue 50e standard gt turbo ecu 50e starlet gt clocks 85km 30e hks boost gauge (black with orange numbers) up to 2bar 50e hks turbo timer 50e volt water and oil temp gauges 50e TD04 turbo with hks actuator 70e needs reconditioning play in shaft standard 1990 -95 starlet rear lights 30e pair perfect cond starlet standard dark grey bonnet just had full respray mint... 40e pics at http://cars.donedeal.ie/for-sale/car... 0851636360

    8/12/10
  • Brian Gorman
    Brian Gorman

    Thanks buyn a few bits in a couple of weeks anybody kno where i get dem cheap

    8/12/10
  • Luke Fennle
    Luke Fennle

    if you have a fuel presser and a front mount fuel cut defender you will be grand runnin a bar on a ct9 just up yr fuel wen uppin boost if ye buy an air/fuel ratio meter ye can keep an eye on things the standerd manifoild has a restricter in it in the 3rd runner grind it out or it will cause a lot of heat in the 3rd cylinder runnin tat boost ye should really buy a aftermarket mani to provent this?

    8/7/10
  • Brian Gorman
    Brian Gorman

    Is it safe to run a glanza on 1 bar boost if not wots it safe to run it on

    8/2/10
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    Jordan Kelly

    FOR SALE OR P/X SWAP 96 Glanza V 1.3 on the book Good clean car NCT til 5/11 Bucket seats Racing Steering Wheel Enkei Alloys with new tires Dump Valve Exhaust system Turbo Timer Mail for more info.. No timewasters

    8/1/10
  • Martin Masterson

    im lookin for a td04 turbo and forged pistons if any1 has dem comment me thanks

    7/30/10
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    Stef C A.K.A

    ALRI I HAV SUM PARTS DAT I DNT NEED SO SELLIN THEM,MY NUMBER 0851299577 -WHITE GLANZA SIDE SKIRTS 30 EURO FOR BOTH -GLANZA/STARLET BACK WIPER 10 EURO -BRAND NEW ADJUSTABLE INDUCTION KIT PIPE NEVER USE BOUGHT FOR 80 EURO WILL SELL FOR 30 EURO OR SWAP FOR 1 DAT FITS GLANZAS -91 TO 95 EG3/6 STANDARD REAR SPRINGS 10 EURO -91 TO 95 EG3/6 STANDARD FRONT SHOCKS 10 EURO -91 TO 95 EG3/6 REAR SHOCKS MADE FOR LOWERING SPRINGS FROM 30MM TO 60MM 15 EUO EACH

    7/29/10
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    Marcus Cox

    my glanza

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    Gary Hamill

    can U get 4WD Glanzaz??????????

    7/9/10
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    luv Heinzy

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    my glanza

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    Luke Fennle

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