New Car City! RX Turbo

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New Car City! RX Turbo

Post by T.Farm.Brumby » Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:47 pm

In recent weeks, our Landbruiser was discovered to have a couple of cracks in the head :( As a direct result, my dad decided he wanted to take my sexy Brumby (can't blame him)

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Anyways, I refused to give it to him unless he got me another car. Lo and behold, Subibaja rocks up with his RX Turbo (EJ22 conversion) and so after a look/drive, we took it. No doubt some of you have already seen it in his thread.

For the princely sum of $1100, we got an '85 RX Turbo with a late 90's EJ22 conversion, already had the stock dual range 5sp and LSD, lifted 2" with 27"/8.5" Nankang AT's on it. As well as an '85 Leone in "working" order for parts (kind of).

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Now, it does have a bit of rust here and there, and things need doing, it still needs a few things for roadworthy, but I'm getting there.

Today I:
Tore the interior all out and started detailing (found 65 cents, WEEW!)
Replaced both of the front engine mounts as they were both pretty shagged, was rumbling and rocking something fierce
Degreased the engine bay and cleaned out the air filter and had a general clean up

Tomorrow morning before work, should be:
Finishing interior
Changing all fluids and filters
Checking all the brake pads
Repacking the rear passenger CV, sounding very dry and metallic, can hear the scratching/squealing

And in the next few weeks I should be:
Cutting/sanding back rust (few patches) and bogging/respraying
Changing fuel pump
Swapping out cracked windscreen
Reattaching and possibly replacing internal heater gear

Fairly big list, but it's not too bad, keen to get it all going.
Engine conversion and all the hard stuff's already done so I'm not complaining :D

More pictures for those who are interested.

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Will keep you all updated.

Cheers,
Tom.

PS. I'm not giving up work on Emma (le Brumby), I do want to get it in perfect order for the old man so there will still be updates there too :)
All The Rigs:

'86 RX Turbo "Thor"
'89 Brumby "Emma"
'89 Brumby "Brumbylicious"
'03 Outback "Uma"
'05 Forester
'14 Forester Luxury (My goodness is it schmick!)

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Post by 60766244 » Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:48 pm

Let me be the first to congratulate and commiserate.

That's a fantastic looking bit of kit however. Great deal too.

Keen to see the continuing adventures...

Edit: Subibaja's thread with more photos: Here!
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Post by T.Farm.Brumby » Sat Mar 16, 2013 9:00 pm

Cheers :)

Yeah it was cheap is chips, rust around the windscreen is a bit concerning, but it seems pretty minor at the moment. Must get onto it soon though.
All The Rigs:

'86 RX Turbo "Thor"
'89 Brumby "Emma"
'89 Brumby "Brumbylicious"
'03 Outback "Uma"
'05 Forester
'14 Forester Luxury (My goodness is it schmick!)

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Post by steptoe » Sat Mar 16, 2013 9:14 pm

Someone once wrote a book called Up the Parramatta Road - about Sydneys used car sales yards. One story was about a guy who sold an old Jag for way too much and his boss made him give some money back to the buyer so not tarnish their rep. I think you should be paying a bit more to the seller - think you robbed him :D Welcome to the club of Brumby and a turbo L sedan ownership :) even if it ain't turbo no more inside - same torque in EJ22

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Post by 60766244 » Sat Mar 16, 2013 9:20 pm

steptoe wrote:...I think you should be paying a bit more to the seller - think you robbed him :D...
Hahah Well he did set the price on here. I'd say it was perfect opportunism. :cool:
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Post by T.Farm.Brumby » Sat Mar 16, 2013 9:44 pm

steptoe wrote:Someone once wrote a book called Up the Parramatta Road - about Sydneys used car sales yards. One story was about a guy who sold an old Jag for way too much and his boss made him give some money back to the buyer so not tarnish their rep. I think you should be paying a bit more to the seller - think you robbed him :D Welcome to the club of Brumby and a turbo L sedan ownership :) even if it ain't turbo no more inside - same torque in EJ22
Yeah, he said "1100 firm" in the thread and I think he just needed to get rid of it, no time to wreck :( plus it needs a bit to be roadworthy. But still, it's a bit of a steal ;)

I had read on here somewhere that the torque is pretty much the same.

She fairly flies! I took all the seats out to start the detailing and took her for a strap up the road and my lord I couldn't stop smiling and giggling like a little school girl. Pretty big step up from the worn old EA81 :p
All The Rigs:

'86 RX Turbo "Thor"
'89 Brumby "Emma"
'89 Brumby "Brumbylicious"
'03 Outback "Uma"
'05 Forester
'14 Forester Luxury (My goodness is it schmick!)

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Post by TOONGA » Sat Mar 16, 2013 9:59 pm

A nice ride a a very nice price

The factory EA82 turbo has 2 variants

specifications
Displacement: 1781 cc
Bore: 92 mm
Stroke: 67 mm
Valvetrain: SOHC
Turbo: IHI model RHB5 VF7
Compression Ratio: 7.7:1
Supercharging Pressure: 7 psi
Horsepower:
1985-1986: 111 bhp (83 kW; 113 PS) at 5,200 rpm
1987-1990: 115 bhp (86 kW; 117 PS) at 5,200 rpm


the NA EJ22 has 2 variants

Specifications

Displacement: 2212 cc
Bore: 96.9 mm
Stroke: 75.0 mm
Compression Ratio: 9.5:1 - 9.7:1
Valvetrain: SOHC
Fuel Delivery multi-point fuel injection

EJ221 Naturally Aspirated

Horsepower: 135 bhp (101 kW; 135 bhp) @ 5800 rpm
Torque: 186.3 N·m (137 lb·ft) @ 4800 rpm

EJ222 Naturally Aspirated

Horsepower: 142 bhp (106 kW; 144 PS) @ 5600 rpm
Torque: 149 lb·ft (202 N·m) @ 3600 rpm


the difference being the EJ22 is a way better motor :)

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Post by T.Farm.Brumby » Sat Mar 16, 2013 10:10 pm

TOONGA wrote:The factory EA82 turbo has 2 variants

specifications
Displacement: 1781 cc

etc

etc

etc

Cheers!

I don't have any of these specs for the EJ since he only had the original EA82 manual.

Any visual way to tell which variant the engine is? Would be handy to know.

Also on what year it is?

Cheers,
Tom.
All The Rigs:

'86 RX Turbo "Thor"
'89 Brumby "Emma"
'89 Brumby "Brumbylicious"
'03 Outback "Uma"
'05 Forester
'14 Forester Luxury (My goodness is it schmick!)

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Post by steptoe » Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:12 am

Well, one way is if it still has the EJ's original oil cap - the underside has a year of its manufacture and some have used that to decide its age. EA's had similar markings in its block casting - maybe continues with EJ ?

No torque figures for EA82T Jules ?

Oz EA82T '85'86 models had 113HP @4800 134ftlbs @2800, overseas models were 136HP @ 5,600, 145 ftlbs @ 3,600

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Post by Alex » Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:25 am

Very nice! Well done.

EJ22 smokes an EA82t. I know this first hand. Matt(subafury) had a fairly modified EA82t in his wagon when I was running a Ej22. Not only was it quicker down the quarter, it was also a bazillion times better off road.

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Post by Rodeo4jake » Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:05 am

That's a good looking RX for sure, I like the chequered seats on those. Well done getting that, it's a bit of a step up in performance.

Cheers Jake

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Post by RSR 555 » Sun Mar 17, 2013 3:17 pm

Very good buy Tom :) an absolute bargain
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Post by T.Farm.Brumby » Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:08 pm

Alex wrote:Very nice! Well done.

EJ22 smokes an EA82t. I know this first hand. Matt(subafury) had a fairly modified EA82t in his wagon when I was running a Ej22. Not only was it quicker down the quarter, it was also a bazillion times better off road.

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It seems like it would be good off-road just punting her around down the back today. Lots of go in the low end, first just roars along nicely ;)

My mates got himself convinced he's gonna smoke me in his 1.5L '03 Lancer :roll:

Rodeo4jake wrote:That's a good looking RX for sure, I like the chequered seats on those. Well done getting that, it's a bit of a step up in performance.

Cheers Jake
Yeah I'm liking the interior :D looking a bit sad at the moment since the only thing left in there is the driver's seat.

The change in performance is kind of remarkable compared to the Brumby, even with the Brumby's K&N and 2.25" sports system the RX still hammers it. Do need to replace the fuel pump soon though, making a lot of noise and it's getting a bit jumpy :(

Cheers,
Tom.
All The Rigs:

'86 RX Turbo "Thor"
'89 Brumby "Emma"
'89 Brumby "Brumbylicious"
'03 Outback "Uma"
'05 Forester
'14 Forester Luxury (My goodness is it schmick!)

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Post by taza » Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:07 am

Sweet buy mate! I'm seriously jealous, it was a wicked buy...The EJ22 is definately the go'er. They go pretty hard in an L-Series for a small 4 cylinder motor.

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Post by T.Farm.Brumby » Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:57 pm

taza wrote:Sweet buy mate! I'm seriously jealous, it was a wicked buy...The EJ22 is definately the go'er. They go pretty hard in an L-Series for a small 4 cylinder motor.
Yeah the boxer's put out way more power than they should for a 4-cylinder with that displacement.

I'm finding that the fuel pump issue is getting worse :( it's making a LOT of noise now, and I'm starting to think there's an issue with the O2 sensor as well. As I'm driving I hit little flat spots of acceleration. It isn't a constant issue but if I give her a bit of juice (over 3500RPM) it tends to happen more often :(

Any ideas?
All The Rigs:

'86 RX Turbo "Thor"
'89 Brumby "Emma"
'89 Brumby "Brumbylicious"
'03 Outback "Uma"
'05 Forester
'14 Forester Luxury (My goodness is it schmick!)

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