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Stevieboy
06-03-16, 10:06 PM
Name: Steve West
Location: Huntingdon, Cambs
Contact: swest057@btinternet.com
Payment Method: Cash on collection or electronic bank transfer
Price: CAR IS NOW SOLD

SOLD

Description

7M-GTE GT Limited Aerotop

Mileage is around 103k (139000 km before speedo conversion, now reads 155k)

MOT due 16 May 2016. Only advisories last time were rear tyres, front brake pads (all replaced) and noisy exhaust (It had a Blitz Nur Spec on at the time, which was too noisy for me too)

Paint is Black Mica, shows a touch of red in sunlight. I'm selling because I am hardly using it any more and I want to get a Land Rover. I have had this car since 2010, when I bought it as a project to get back on the road after 5 years as someone else's project that never got off the ground. I got it on the road for Summer 2011 and have been using it all year round since then. In 2014 I decided to take the head off because I didn't know whether the head gasket had ever been replaced. The old gasket and the head were in great condition, so I fitted a new Ajusa head gasket, valve stem seals and ARP studs and reshimmed the valves. Most of the water hoses are blue Samco and the rear heater pipe union on the head, a common failure item, was replaced. A Mongoose stainless exhaust and Greddy Profec B electronic boost controller are fitted, along with a Sonichi DAB stereo. Front tyres are Nankang, rears are Continental, all with loads of tread left, on 17" BK Racing wheels. Suspension is Tokico TEMS struts with lowering springs (a little too low for me as the exhaust catches on speed bumps in my road). A real leather centre armrest cover and handbrake gaiter have been fitted. Speedo converter has been fitted and dash rewired to show MPH. The digidash was standard on this model. Anyone who has been to any club meet, shows, Retro Rides or JAE over the last 5 years will have seen this car. A high capacity alloy radiator has been fitted complete with the Mondeo twin electric fan mod and a K&N air filter.



Bad bits

The wheels are painted black but could do with a refurb. The paintwork is original, with a few scratches on both sides and peeling lacquer on the nearside rear quarter. Ideally it could do with a respray. The tailgate has a water leak and the water has caused part of the spare wheel well to rust through (see photo). The heater is sometimes a bit temperamental: the usual fix for this is to resolder the heater control panel. The cruise control works but "hunts" around the selected speed. A spare Cruise control ecu will be supplied with the car. Air con doesn't work, but was tested recently and found to have a small leak. A spare air con system is also supplied, along with many other spares that I have built up over the last 10 years of Supra ownership. A couple of times the digidash has gone blank for a short time and power has returned after a minute or two, but this has had no effect on the running of the car at the time. This may just need the connectors reseating, as the dash was removed when the speedo converter and MPH change were done.




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G.T
06-03-16, 10:33 PM
Be sad to see a long time member departing the fold, especially to move on to a more unreliable vehicle, lol.
Hope you'll keep in touch and I doubt this will be around for long as aerotops don't appear for sale very often :(

mrroverrover
06-03-16, 11:44 PM
Yes shame another one bites the dust.
Wanna swap for my 530 champange? 😉

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shagracer
07-03-16, 02:19 AM
Or swap for a v8 soarer, be a shame to see you both go

Rivers
07-03-16, 07:47 PM
Sorry to see you're selling up Steve - and thanks for your welcome when I first joined the club.
You ought to post that pic of it in the blazing heat at Rising Sun - the mica looked amazing - and one with the roof off!

Simon

Penfold
10-03-16, 04:07 PM
Coo!, I log on for the first time in ages and see my old roof up for sale!

Good luck with the sale Steve, it's a good car and as the others have said it should not be up here for long.

Stevieboy
10-03-16, 07:33 PM
The car is now sold.

Stevieboy
10-03-16, 07:51 PM
Be sad to see a long time member departing the fold, especially to move on to a more unreliable vehicle, lol.
Hope you'll keep in touch and I doubt this will be around for long as aerotops don't appear for sale very often :(

I'll still be popping up at shows and meets whenever I can, and hanging around on the forum too.

G.T
11-03-16, 02:37 AM
The question we've all been waiting to be answered hasn't been, lol

Who bought it??

Stu_22
11-03-16, 11:45 AM
And how much. Just seen a standard auto turbo go for 2.2k on ebay so beggining to think I should just get mine MOT'd and shifted on

Stevieboy
11-03-16, 01:35 PM
The question we've all been waiting to be answered hasn't been, lol

Who bought it??

You might find out in a week or so. If I told you now, I might have to kill you :11_002:

JSeaman
11-03-16, 09:12 PM
Anybody need some new guides? :D

mrroverrover
11-03-16, 09:22 PM
Anybody need some new guides? :D
First dibs on it when you get bored and offload it for 500 😉

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JSeaman
11-03-16, 09:24 PM
:) Ha, you wish Ben!

Rivers
11-03-16, 10:19 PM
Are we going to be seeing you on the D2BoysClub forum now then Steve? :-)

Stevieboy
12-03-16, 04:47 PM
Are we going to be seeing you on the D2BoysClub forum now then Steve? :-)

I have been a member on there for a couple of years Simon. I'm probably going for a D3 or maybe a Freelander 2.

JSeaman
12-03-16, 05:44 PM
I sincerely apologise for any part I have played in facilitating your move to the 4x4 world

Stevieboy
13-03-16, 07:30 PM
Nothing to apologise for James. Looking at Jap alternatives now, maybe a Subaru Forester or a Shogun. Then I can get far more car for the money and still get in at Jap shows:party-smiley-048:

Martin P
13-03-16, 07:51 PM
Forester has heavier fuel consumption than a supra unless you get a later derv one. An they rot as fast as supra on the early ones

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Steph
13-03-16, 09:53 PM
Speaking from a Supra and a Shogun owners perspective, the Shogun is rubbish on fuel short distances. It's auto, 3.2 diesel and does 25mpg round town, on a run I can get 30. Would hate to tow with it. Big heavy vehicle.

Stevieboy
13-03-16, 10:10 PM
Speaking from a Supra and a Shogun owners perspective, the Shogun is rubbish on fuel short distances. It's auto, 3.2 diesel and does 25mpg round town, on a run I can get 30. Would hate to tow with it. Big heavy vehicle.

But big and heavy means that towing should be easy and have little effect on driving or fuel consumption. 25 around town and 30 on a run is ok by me Steph. Shogun Sport 2.5 looks a bit better, seems to get very good reviews and there are a few nice ones around.

G.T
13-03-16, 11:56 PM
But big and heavy means that towing should be easy and have little effect on driving or fuel consumption. 25 around town and 30 on a run is ok by me Steph. Shogun Sport 2.5 looks a bit better, seems to get very good reviews and there are a few nice ones around.

My Range Rover is as big and heavy as they come, if it weren't for LPG would be quite poor on fuel, well it doesn't do much more than 12mpg round town on petrol, but it tows anything I've had behind it with ease, went and collected blur aero from Steve's and did the round trip on just about 100 fuel, so consumption doesn't get affected that much whether pulling a lump or not.
Round town consumption won't be great on any 4x4, but and this is the but, they are what they are, if you want economical motoring, buy a FIesta or something similar. People that buy a big 4x4 and complain about fuel shouldn't have them. Good luck finding a decent Disco too, but be careful they suffer more gremlins of an electrical nature than earlier ones I think, gearboxes on early ones allegedly have a tendency to destroy themselves too. Freelander 2 ok, if you want a towing vehicle perhaps a little small. Plenty of Disco 2s about for good money and P38s too.

If you looking for a Jap 4x4, Pajero, Shogun, Isuzu Trooper is pretty unbeatable and go on for ever too. Or bite the bullet and get a Landcruiser.

Rivers
14-03-16, 10:25 AM
As you might know Steve, I'm on my 6th Discovery (2 x 200's, 2 x 300's, 2 x Td5's) so I'm obviously quite keen. Yes, I'll agree lots of niggly problems if you look on the forum, but I've never had one break down and they're easy to fix. Apart from one, all have had over 100,000 miles, with current one having covered 214,000.
Had a Freelander 1 for a while but it was too small. Although the Freelander 2 looks substantially bigger on the outside, it actually isn't on the inside.
Don't go for a BMW 4x4 if you want to do anything off-road - they're hopeless!

Steph
14-03-16, 10:54 AM
Must admit Steve, I love my Shogun. It's big and chunky, loads of room in the back for my hairy hound, fuel doesn't bother me either. As far as the engine sizes go, well a friend has a 2.5 sport while his brother has the 3.2 like mine,both really rate them.

Manual are a bit better fuel wise but not much in it, plus the auto is so easy to drive. Another friend has a 3.2 LWB same as mine and reckons it tows his twin wheel caravan with ease but fuel drops to about 15mpg. If we tow though we use hubbys Trooper but it's far more of an agricultural vehicle than the Shogun.

Typical Jap vehicle though with loads of toys. Absolutely love it!

Steph
14-03-16, 10:59 AM
If you looking for a Jap 4x4, Pajero, Shogun, Isuzu Trooper is pretty unbeatable and go on for ever too. Or bite the bullet and get a Landcruiser.

When I was looking at vehicles I really wanted a Landcruiser, love them, my sis in law has always had them. However all the ones I looked at when compared with the Shoguns had mega miles on them, over 200,000!!! Price wise they're a bit more costly too. That wasn't what put me off though it was the high mileage, now I know they're very capable of those kind of miles but I wanted something that I could put the miles on lol.

My hubby has sworn by Isuzu Troopers for about the last twenty years and won't have anything else, except the later models with the 3 litre engine.........not sure what he will do when this current 3.1 finally gives up the ghost.

pastyman
14-03-16, 06:45 PM
Forester has heavier fuel consumption than a supra unless you get a later derv one. An they rot as fast as supra on the early ones

We have an old S reg Forester and it is fantastic car, driven for a while as our main car, now just a dog car. Never has any advisories and flies through the MOT every year. No rust, no problems for years, this year however, I will need to do the rear shocks. Used it to pull both my Disco and my Frontera out of the field. Trying to get another but getting rare. Agree about the 3.1 trooper, bought an M reg one from Essex recently in absolutely superb nick, for 810, sold it locally for 1250. A nice car. I also like the 3.2 Frontera.

Steph
14-03-16, 07:29 PM
We have an old S reg Forester and it is fantastic car, driven for a while as our main car, now just a dog car. Never has any advisories and flies through the MOT every year. No rust, no problems for years, this year however, I will need to do the rear shocks. Used it to pull both my Disco and my Frontera out of the field. Trying to get another but getting rare. Agree about the 3.1 trooper, bought an M reg one from Essex recently in absolutely superb nick, for 810, sold it locally for 1250. A nice car. I also like the 3.2 Frontera.

What made you move the Trooper on so soon Mike?

Martin P
14-03-16, 09:41 PM
We have an old S reg Forester and it is fantastic car, driven for a while as our main car, now just a dog car. Never has any advisories and flies through the MOT every year. No rust, no problems for years, this year however, I will need to do the rear shocks. Used it to pull both my Disco and my Frontera out of the field. Trying to get another but getting rare. Agree about the 3.1 trooper, bought an M reg one from Essex recently in absolutely superb nick, for 810, sold it locally for 1250. A nice car. I also like the 3.2 Frontera.

Sorry mike I was going on info I have been told an seen about the early cars. I fancied one but the info etc put me off , an the fact I do 500 miles a week so need better than 25 mpg. Always liked the sound of a the boxer engine [emoji1] [emoji7]

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pastyman
14-03-16, 11:39 PM
What made you move the Trooper on so soon Mike?
The auto box was not conducive with all the narrow lanes down here, plus it was in such good condition I really didn't want to mess it up with scratches and the dogs, plus the profit! I am looking for a manual to see if it's better.

Steph
15-03-16, 12:41 AM
The auto box was not conducive with all the narrow lanes down here, plus it was in such good condition I really didn't want to mess it up with scratches and the dogs, plus the profit! I am looking for a manual to see if it's better.

Chris only ever had one auto, a Lotus Bighorn, lovely vehicle but he didn't like the box. It seemed to have a very sensitive box, changed gear constantly. He took it to a gearbox specialist who tested it and said they're all the same. With the manual he just sticks it in top gear and goes for it. Brilliant bit of kit though, towed his artic unit down the road once....

Stevieboy
20-03-16, 04:03 PM
James and Claire collected the car and literally a shed full of spares today.

Somebody threw one that I hadn't even thought of into the mix on Friday. Top of my wish list is now a Jeep Grand Cherokee. Drove one yesterday and it seems to tick all the boxes. Watch this space.

JSeaman
20-03-16, 08:12 PM
Thanks again Steve, jut got to find a place to put all those bits! Lovely to see you guys and will get a gathering arranged asap - see you soon

Stevieboy
22-03-16, 08:15 PM
Jeep Grand Cherokee it is. Pick it up a week on Friday :36_002: