Maintenance Info

/Maintenance Info
Maintenance Info 2019-05-08T00:15:43+11:00

To assist with the maintenance of your T-Series / P250, a collection of tips and links.  PLEASE, understand that the club cannot guarantee the quality of any service providers, only that they are confirmed as being willing to assist you with the maintenance of your vehicle.

Choose your topic…

Headlights

Fog/Driving Lights
Paint Codes
Headlining
Climate Control  LCD
Momo Repairs
Climate Control Reset
Harmonic Balancer for 342ci ‘stroker’ engine
AU Cluster Diagnostic mode


Headlights

The below links are to known businesses that can assist you with replacing your headlight lenses etc.


Fog/Driving Lights

Both the T1/2 TS50 fog lights and the T3 TE50/TS50 driving lights are available aftermarket.  But for how long?

The Comet 450 fog lights are reportedly a direct match to the units supplied to FTE for the T1/2 TS50 fog lights, however the aftermarket units carry a Hello login in the centre.  This can be removed.

 

At the time of writing (September 2017), the Hella Comet FF200 driving lights used on the T3 TE50 and TS50 were no longer appearing in the Hella Australia catalogue, but are still readily available on eBay. These are reportedly an exact replacement for the factory fitted Driving light assemblies.  These are also available as a Fog light so be careful when ordering.


Paint Code Information

Information is provided below to assist you in finding a match for your car. PLEASE, confirm with a sample to ensure that the information is correct for your application.

Series 1

Body

Colour Code Colour Name TL50 Contrast Code TL50 Contrast Name
B5 Sparkling Burgundy 39259 Pewter
LD Liquid Silver 49170 Everest Frost
ST Silhouette 39259 Pewter
GY Galaxy Blue n/a n/a

Wheels

Wheel Name Wheel Colour Code Wheel Colour Name
Speedline 5-spoke flower design ??? ???
Speedline 7-spoke speedline design ??? ???

Series 2

Body

Colour Code Colour Name Bumper Insert Code Bumper Insert Name TL50 Contrast Code TL50 Contrast Name
NR Narooma Blue Toyota 181 Bluish Silver n/a n/a
GY Galaxy Blue Toyota 181 Bluish Silver n/a n/a
K6 Meteorite Toyota 181 Bluish Silver 39259 Pewter
LD Liquid Silver n/a n/a 49170 Everest Frost
ST Silhouette Toyota 181 Bluish Silver 39259 Pewter
VF Venom Red Toyota 181 Bluish Silver n/a n/a
B5 Sparkling Burgundy Toyota 181 Bluish Silver 39259 Pewter

Wheels

Wheel Name Wheel Colour Code Wheel Colour Name
Speedline 5-spoke flower design ??? ???
Speedline 7-spoke speedline design ??? ???
‘Azzurro’ multispoke alloy wheels ??? Astor Silver

Series 3

Body

Colour Code Colour Name TL50 Contrast Code TL50 Contrast Name
A1 Winter White n/a n/a
DG Congo green n/a n/a
K6 Meteorite n/a n/a
LD Liquid Silver n/a n/a
M7 Mercury Silver n/a n/a
MN Monsoon Blue 39259 Pewter
NR Narooma Blue n/a n/a
ST Silhouette 39259 Pewter
UU Blueprint n/a n/a
VF Venom Red n/a n/a

Wheels

Wheel Name Wheel Colour Code Wheel Colour Name
‘Azzurro’ multispoke alloy wheels From ROH: “PPG / Ameron 141-G4848 Bright Sparkle Silver

141-GRP01/18L BRIGHT SPARKLE SILVER G5337

Please Note: G5337 is the Colour Code (which is identical to BRIGHT SPARKLE SILVER G4848)”

Bright Sparkle Silver
Tickford 5 spoke alloy wheels PPG Deltron 0042 (determined via colour analysis by PPG rep) ???


Headlining

Any motor trimmer can do this for you, although one or two have been known to reject the job if a sunroof is fitted. Send an email to webmaster@tseriesclub.org if someone has done a good job for you.

Very reasonably priced if you remove and refit the headlining yourself ($150 instead of $280).  They’ll help with the last step of removal.

Climate Control LCD

If some of your LCD displays segments are faded or have completely failed, a repair can be attempted.

Autotronic Instrumentation Service

Melbourne (03) 8597 3610
Sydney (02) 8036 3188
Mobile 041 2299 034

Momo Repairs

Due to the strong colours used on these wheels, they will never be as durable as a (boring) black wheel.

Try Drew from LeatherFX to see if he is able to refurbish your wheel.

www.leatherfx.com.au


Climate Control Reset

Sometimes the climate control system can lose track of the blend door and throw the code E2.  Until reset, the system will be stuck on the same temperature (usually full hot, or full cold).

It’s recommended that the self-test mode be initiated twice and then any previously observed faults re-evaluated.

  1. Ensure engine is warm – at least 45 deg.
  2. Turn the ignition switch on.
  3. Press the ‘Screen/Floor’ and ‘OFF’ buttons simultaneously, and release.
  4. The control display will show all segments during the time required for the self-test to be completed.
  5. When the self test is complete and if the system checks are ok, the display will read OFF.
  6. If the system has a fault, the display will read ‘E’ and a number 1 – 8. In the event that multiple errors are detected, these can be displayed by pressing the Auto button.


Harmonic Balancer for 342ci 'stroker' engine

Shayne Taylor passed on the below correspondence from Dayco/Powerbond…

From Dayco/Powerbond;

“Yes, we can rebuild this balancer as we still have the sample from when we used to make them new for tickford.

Cost $270 plus gst & freight.

Our address is 5 Say St Wagga Wagga N.S.W 2650.

Thankyou

Kind Regards,

Allan Livingstone
Maintenance Manager | DAYCO Australia Pty Ltd.
Dayco Precision Holdings Pty Ltd
5 Say Street, Wagga Wagga
NSW 2650, Australia
Phone 02 69378846
allan.livingstone@dayco.com| www.dayco.com”


AU Cluster Diagnostics Mode

There are a number of diagnostic features accessible within the AU instrument clusters, that may be of interest to some.

Entering Diagnostic mode

The diagnostic mode can be entered by using the following method

  1. With the ignition key in the off position, turn the Ignition Key to the On Position.
  2. Using the Odometer Button, Press the Odometer Button Down, then release 5 Times within 10 Seconds (Note : You must be very accurate with the timing. Depress the Button for 1 second, then release for 1 second. Do this 5 Times in 10 seconds)
  3. Release the Odometer Button for 5 seconds.
  4. Depress the Odometer Button for 7 Seconds.
  5. Release the Odometer Button for 5 Seconds.
  6. Depress the Odometer Button for 7 Seconds.

You should now be within the AU Instrument Cluster Diagnostic Mode

Within Diagnostic mode, there are 19 Diagnostic Screens that are available.
At the moment we do not have enough information as to what all the screens actually are.
To Exit the Diagnostic mode, Depress the Odometer Button for 11 seconds.

Not all of the information in the diagnostic codes are known, though.

Diagnostic Codes
Mode, Top Line, Bottom Line

  1. Petrol in Litres (No Level Buffering) Petrol Sender Resistance (Unbuffered)
  2. Coolant Temperature (Degrees C)
  3. Engine RPM Vehicle Speed (KM/H)
  4. Oil Pressure (Bar, 1 decimal Point) Battery Voltage (Volts)
  5. Instant Fuel Consumption (L/100Km) Instant Fuel Consumption (x 0.1 Litres)
  6. Fuel used since Trip Avg L/100 Reset (x 0.1L)
    This Value is used to calculate the Trip computer Average Fuel consumption L/100Km Kms Travelled since Trip Avg L/100 Reset
  7. Buffered Fuel Tank Level (In Litres)
    Value used for Petrol Gauge Buffered Fuel Tank Lever Sender Resistance
  8. Gear Position (PNRD321)
  9. Unknown – 0000 Unknown – 1111 Changes on AC Clutch Engage
  10. Unknown – 0000 Unknown – 1111
  11. Unknown – 0000 Unknown – 1111
  12. Unknown – 0
  13. Unknown – 0
  14. Unknown – 0000 118
  15. Unknown – 0000 255
  16. 98 112
  17. Unknown – 0 0
  18. -o-d —-
  19. Unknown