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Hi guys, newbie in the house. Just bought an '89 GT Convertible from a friend who has has it for 19 years. Well maintained, but Wisconsin rusty - just a summertime DD.
My question: top will go down and will go up with some help. seems like the pump is working. When i look at the oil reservoir, seems very low although i did not see a "Full" mark. Looking for type of oil, how full, will operation bleed out any air ?
THANKS for any advice given. Chris, Madison WI[/B]
Well, I have a 93 Celica convertible. Not the same generation, just the next one newer.
On mine at least, it also says to use 10W motor oil (but no mention requiring it to be a non-detergent oil).
Also, on my pump, on one end is the motor, in the middle is the pump, and on the other end is a somewhat clear, cylindrical housing that you can actually see the oil level in. At the end of that housing is the oil level marks (one for when the top is up, the other for when the top is down). You should be somewhere between those two marks.
Just for reference, there is a 4th Gen Celica convertible in the salvage yard near me. Some parts have been removed, but I don't know to what extent. I see the top mechanism is broken apart, unfortunately. But if you think you need a new pump and/or lift cylinders for your own, this might be an option.[/B]