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ct May 14, 8:57pm - #179026 

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how do i clean the vvt control valve filter?

"if your vvt control valve filter is dirty lift will engage much later like 6400 - 6500. I had this happen to me. cleaned the filter and it dropped back down."-Mike "Lucky"

i got this quote from mike aka Lucky here in ecelica. the quote was from NC. i have noticed my lift kicks at 6400-6500 rpm. how do i clean the vvt control valve filter? confused

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gtsbryan May 14, 11:39pm - #179027 

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EASY REPLACE IT tongue
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tru_Asiatik_Pride May 14, 11:50pm - #179028 

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Originally Posted by gtsbryan
EASY REPLACE IT tongue

thats good but i think hes askin what part of the engine is it located(i think thats what ct ment) confused
but anyways i want to know what it is and how to replace it thumbsup
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ct May 17, 3:35pm - #179029 

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Originally Posted by gtsbryan
EASY REPLACE IT tongue


well...how do you do that??? confused

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midnightcruiser May 17, 4:20pm - #179030 

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so many things you gotta do to maintain the celica and all the dealer says is to keep bringing it back and they'll change the oil and rotate the tires every 5k miles...i think
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ct Dec 15, 6:11pm - #179031 

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still no answer on this...it's been months...lol

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ct Dec 18, 8:05am - #179032 

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hello???? wtf

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Kim Dec 18, 8:57am - #179033 
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wish i knew. sorry, won't mike help you?

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Lucky_317 Dec 20, 4:55am - #179034 

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if you posted in the proper forum maybe I woulda seen it lol

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Lucky_317 Dec 20, 5:06am - #179035 

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ok pic 1. you need to remove this. (this is the actual fluid control valve)
1953393407-DSCF0946.JPG

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Lucky_317 Dec 20, 5:07am - #179036 

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heres a zoomed out view of the same spot.
1953393410-DSCF0947.JPG

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Lucky_317 Dec 20, 5:12am - #179037 

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once you remove it you'll see a tiny filter inside. if ti doesnt fall right out just use your finger to slide it out. It's a metal mesh so no need to replace it. simply spray it down with some brake cleaner and you're good to go.


What happens is tiny particulates can get stuck in the mesh over time and it can cause lift to kick on late and if it gets really bad it can cause similar problems to a broken lift bolt.


removing it is fairly easy. should be less then an hour even taking your time. Best thing to do is remove the battery first. after that its a couple wire harnesses and bolts and it'll come right off. easier then installing a CAI smile

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ct Dec 20, 5:30am - #179038 

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sweet!!! thumbsup

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Lucky_317 Dec 20, 5:32am - #179039 

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if you still cant figure out stop by sometime and I'll hel pyou take a look at it. thumbsup

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RookieGTS Dec 20, 6:21am - #179040 

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Originally Posted by Lucky_317
ok pic 1. you need to remove this. (this is the actual fluid control valve)


whats this?? are you talking about lucky?
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ct Dec 20, 6:25am - #179041 

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Originally Posted by RookieGTS
Originally Posted by Lucky_317
ok pic 1. you need to remove this. (this is the actual fluid control valve)


whats this?? are you talking about lucky?


it's the cylindrical shape attached to the two bolts and wires...it contains a filter that should be cleaned with brake cleaner...if the filter gets too dirty lift will suck thumbsdown

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RookieGTS Dec 20, 6:37am - #179042 

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oooh that middle metal looking peice? in between the copper looking thing and that plastic top thingie? lol confused confused
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Lucky_317 Dec 21, 6:31am - #179043 

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^^ yeah. lol

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ct Dec 21, 10:17pm - #179044 

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yeah, i'm planning on doing this and replaceing my lift bolts at the same time...if i screw up or run into a wall i could always go crying to mike rofl...but it seems like cake. thumbsup

any more maintinence tiaps that we don't know about mike?

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Lucky_317 Dec 21, 10:20pm - #179045 

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uhhhhhhh, not that I can think of atm. I'll give it a thought and maybe post something or try to get a sticky goin in the pwerformance section.

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tru_Asiatik_Pride Dec 22, 1:35am - #179046 

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Originally Posted by ct
yeah, i'm planning on doing this and replaceing my lift bolts at the same time...if i screw up or run into a wall i could always go crying to mike rofl...but it seems like cake. thumbsup

any more maintinence tiaps that we don't know about mike?

when are you planning this ct? let me know we can get together work on the cars and chill thumbsup
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Polykarb Dec 22, 1:51am - #179047 

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does this thread only apply to GT's?

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don't you mean GTS? LOL, GTS = LIFT

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RookieGTS Dec 22, 2:36am - #179049 

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Originally Posted by ct
yeah, i'm planning on doing this and replaceing my lift bolts at the same time...if i screw up or run into a wall i could always go crying to mike rofl...but it seems like cake. thumbsup

any more maintinence tiaps that we don't know about mike?


uhhh remember where each bolt goes laughsilly
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ct Dec 22, 3:24pm - #179050 

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Originally Posted by tru_Asiatik_Pride
Originally Posted by ct
yeah, i'm planning on doing this and replaceing my lift bolts at the same time...if i screw up or run into a wall i could always go crying to mike rofl...but it seems like cake. thumbsup

any more maintinence tiaps that we don't know about mike?

when are you planning this ct? let me know we can get together work on the cars and chill thumbsup


probably sunday...26th. you in? thumbsup

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Lucky_317 Dec 23, 4:57am - #179051 

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I might be in keep me posted. Just send me a pm of when and where you think you'll be getting together smile

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ct Dec 25, 1:16am - #179052 

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hey mike..i did the lift bolts today (god...what a bitch...lol) but i can't seem to remove the vvti control valve filter...so if you're free on the 26th, lets do it!

BTW-let this be a lesson to all GTS'ers. REPLACE YOUR LIFT BOLTS EVERY 10K!!!. i had mine replaced 10k ago and when i took them out today they were strpped (and i only go into lift occasionaly). eek

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tru_Asiatik_Pride Dec 25, 3:45am - #179053 

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Originally Posted by ct


BTW-let this be a lesson to all GTS'ers. REPLACE YOUR LIFT BOLTS EVERY 10K!!!. i had mine replaced 10k ago and when i took them out today they were strpped (and i only go into lift occasionaly). eek


wtf you serious??? dammit now im gonna need your help to change mine
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ct Dec 25, 5:14am - #179054 

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i'm really serious marco. i even saved the bolts so i can show you the wear at 10k. i haven't changed my vvti control valve filter. whenever you want to do it, i'm game to help... thumbsup

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Clos Dec 25, 5:37am - #179055 
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this is good stuff thanks guys, im still kinda confuse were this filter is at, but ill just take the hole thing thats in the pix out and check it out thumbsup
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hephaestus Dec 25, 6:13am - #179056 
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I realy appreciate the write up. I'm going to do this soon no question about that. Thanks again and have Happy Holidays and a Merry X-Mas.

By the way, your lift bolts don't need to be replaced every 10,000, 15,000, or even 30,000 miles.
It's not an oil change. They will last a long time even hitting lift day in and day out. No need to worry about those.
I remember when people said adjust your throttle cable ever 15,000-30,000 miles. That is your saviour. Adjust the throttle cable was everyone's reply and get some AEM pulleys and ground wires to boot.
No one ever thought about the later year Celica's and DBW and similar problems.
Damn, that went bye bye quick.

Thanks, again for the write up. Much appreciated twice over. I owe you.
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ct Dec 25, 7:14am - #179057 

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Originally Posted by hephaestus
By the way, your lift bolts don't need to be replaced every 10,000, 15,000, or even 30,000 miles.
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from the looks of my bolts which i changed only 10K ago they look like they were ready to go in a few thousand more miles. they finish of the bolt was completely stripped and you can see the overall width has been shortened due to wear. again i only hit lift 2-3 times a week. thumbsdown

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ct Dec 26, 10:33pm - #179058 

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FYI- i just took her out today for a canyon run (and had the pleasant oppurtunity to run with a LOTUS ELISE!!!..which didn't last long...lol) and LIFT KICKS IN EARLIER. remember i posted a while back that my lift was kicking in at 6500...now it's back down to 6100-6200 and feels much SMOOTHER. even though i never got the oppurtunity to clean my vvti control valve filter i was able to change the lift bolts and clean the throttle body and PCV valve with my trusty mafs cleaner aka 'Valvoline Choke and Throttle body cleaner' thumbsup.

the car feels very right...i definately recommend spending an hour of your time and doing this thumbsup thumbsup

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Clos Dec 27, 12:52am - #179059 
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can someone point were this valve filter is, please just draw an arrow or something because i wanna do this tomorow and dont feel like fucking up the car thanks
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ct Dec 27, 1:04am - #179060 

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Originally Posted by Clos
can someone point were this valve filter is, please just draw an arrow or something because i wanna do this tomorow and dont feel like fucking up the car thanks


it's supposedly the cylinder shape with the two bolts and wires...but i can't seem to take it out as well... confused

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Lucky_317 Dec 27, 7:41am - #179061 

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hmmm I guess I should take some time and do a full proper write up with pics.

you guys are thinkin of the wrong piece lol.

if nothing is in the install section I'll try to get on this soon since soo many people seem inerested thumbsup

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Lucky_317 Dec 27, 7:41am - #179062 

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hmmm I guess I should take some time and do a full proper write up with pics.

you guys are thinkin of the wrong piece lol.

if nothing is in the install section I'll try to get on this soon since soo many people seem inerested thumbsup

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Lucky_317 Dec 27, 9:02am - #179063 

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ok I'm doin it right now actually. forgot to charge my camera so It'll be a few before I post up the pics thumbsup

I'm gonna start a whole new thread in the performance section so I can make a proper write up to go with the pics.

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Lucky_317 Dec 27, 9:58am - #179064 

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ok, uploading pics/instructions to the new thread. I wont be checkin this one any longer smile

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