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by Bugle
Sun Oct 20, 2013 5:20 pm
Forum: Audio and Electronics
Topic: Switching digital/analogue instrument pod
Replies: 2
Views: 2265

The plugs are completely different, digital uses rectangular plugs and the analogue uses round plugs. So you'd have to swap the plugs if you can get the correct plugs for the digital dash.
by Bugle
Sat Oct 12, 2013 12:41 am
Forum: Suspension, Wheels and Tires
Topic: Custom springs
Replies: 24
Views: 11935

I got Gemini yellows for mine too, they're "82-1886sport", so the same thing as the Piazza one.
by Bugle
Tue Oct 01, 2013 11:17 pm
Forum: Show room
Topic: My black forged Piazza
Replies: 137
Views: 45342

Outsourcing work on a Piazza sounds expensive! Weird that a G180W throttle body would be larger, I always thought the Piazza one was so small because it was originally designed for a n/a G180W. The ECU doesn't control cold start idle speed, that is what that stupid thing hanging off the bottom of th...
by Bugle
Tue Oct 01, 2013 11:05 pm
Forum: Suspension, Wheels and Tires
Topic: Custom springs
Replies: 24
Views: 11935

How long are the stock ones? I thought they were about 490? I found that Falcon XE-AU shocks are slightly shorter than Commodore ones. Koni make reds in standard length and short length, but I don't know what lengths they are. The lower bush is different though, would need to push out the tube. Foun...
by Bugle
Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:40 pm
Forum: Show room
Topic: My black forged Piazza
Replies: 137
Views: 45342

This just popped up on youtube, and your Piazza was on TV!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... HsAT0#t=57
by Bugle
Wed Sep 25, 2013 10:02 pm
Forum: Drivetrain - Motors, Turbos etc..
Topic: Power drops significantly at 4500rpm
Replies: 9
Views: 4995

The tiny black cube thing is correct, it's a vacuum switching valve controlled by the ECU, maybe the vacuum source to that is wrong?
by Bugle
Fri Aug 30, 2013 9:05 pm
Forum: Audio and Electronics
Topic: Rear lights - switching earlier style for later?
Replies: 5
Views: 2873

I'm doing it the opposite way on mine, since I have a few sets of the old style ones i'm taking the socket off one set and attaching it to the HBL lights.

How do the HBL lights connect originally though? All I see is a floppy circuit board with the tracks exposed and no socket.
by Bugle
Fri Aug 30, 2013 8:38 pm
Forum: Audio and Electronics
Topic: Stereo units fitting
Replies: 2
Views: 2538

What about an MP3 stereo? I got one of these the other day http://jaycar.com.au/productView.asp?ID=QM3781&form=CAT2&SUBCATID=1029#4 Only one I could find that looked like it belongs in an 80's car. Any 80's CD player is probably going to hopeless at playing burnt CD's, and while mix tapes are the be...
by Bugle
Mon Aug 12, 2013 1:26 pm
Forum: Drivetrain - Motors, Turbos etc..
Topic: Differences between 4zc1-s heads
Replies: 3
Views: 3972

That's not EGR. EGR comes off the exhaust manifold near the #4 runner. Those holes are for the emissions cheating system where it blows fresh air into the exhaust. Or as Holden explain it in the Gemini brochure "Secondary air injection for petrol economy" :yawinkle: I can't remember what the thread ...
by Bugle
Wed Jun 19, 2013 8:39 pm
Forum: UK - Parts and others for sale
Topic: electronic control unit
Replies: 8
Views: 5413

They were using hot wire on the 81 G200W Piazza too, probably one of the first in the world to do it?
by Bugle
Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:57 pm
Forum: UK - Parts and others for sale
Topic: electronic control unit
Replies: 8
Views: 5413

Japanese market ones are ECGI aswell as ours.

Easiest way to tell is from the airflow meter, they all have 'Turbo' on the plenum.

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by Bugle
Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:08 am
Forum: UK - Parts and others for sale
Topic: electronic control unit
Replies: 8
Views: 5413

The turbo came out in 84. They used I-TEC and ECGI in different places around the world, no idea what Uzbekistan would've got. Texakohd if you have a photo of your engine bay we can tell which system it's got by the airflow meter type.
by Bugle
Thu Jun 06, 2013 7:07 pm
Forum: Small Talk
Topic: IR89 - back in action.
Replies: 198
Views: 56367

Konis are not too bad in Australia, about the same price as those Spax ones. I got front ones but haven't fitted them yet, hoping they don't touch my wheels because the body is huge on them, although they offset the bottom eyelet to move the shocks inward. Those spax look to be about the same diamet...
by Bugle
Thu May 09, 2013 10:40 am
Forum: General Tech
Topic: Australian VIN identification
Replies: 9
Views: 5524

The dealer's computer probably just didn't find anything so they assumed it must be a grey import. I'm not surprised they don't have records of VIN's of cars they sold 27 years ago. I've bought Piazza parts from dealers before and they never asked for a VIN, they just show me the computer with the e...
by Bugle
Thu May 09, 2013 1:54 am
Forum: General Tech
Topic: Australian VIN identification
Replies: 9
Views: 5524

Yeah mine's the same except a couple hundred after yours. That last section is for export Piazzas, ie non JDM, and not Impulses. So I guess all European ones have similar VIN's. Where it says Impulse in that section it's saying "similar to Impulse" if you use a translator. The second line on the bui...