Toyota Supra Service Guide

Toyota Supra Service Guide

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The Toyota Supra is a wonderful car to both own and drive. With proper maintenance and care, it can be a weekend racer, or a daily driver, but always a reliable automobile.  GI Automotive offers extremely competitive part resourcing, and Toyota trained mechanics, to keep your Supra in top shape.

The early generation Toyota Supras were Japanese manufactured sports cars produced between the years of 1978 through 2002. The Toyota Supra is the dream tuner car, and probably the most popular sports car to ever be produced out of Japan. Although all were outstanding vehicles, the fourth generation Supra A80, manufactured from 1993 through 2002, was the most sought after Supra. The Supra A80 featured three different engine options, a naturally aspirated 2JZ-GE engine producing 220 bhp, a twin turbocharged 2JZ-GTE engine producing 276 bhp, and finally the premium model had an upgraded twin turbocharged 2JZ-GTE engine producing 326 bhp. All Supras are supremely receptive to modifications with numerous performance and cosmetic parts readily available to those who want to individualize their Supra.

The below Toyota Supra Service Guideprovides a recommended maintenance schedule allowing Supra owners an opportunity to maintain their noble Japanese tuner in the best condition as possible. Preventative maintenance is key in extending the longevity of the vehicle, as well as avoiding any costly repairs from neglect.

Toyota Supra Service Guide Interior

Engine, Oil, Transmission, Clutch

The Toyota Supra features three different options when it comes to the transmission of the vehicle. The options include a 5-speed W58 manual, a 6-speed V16x manual, and finally a 4-speed A340E Automatic transmission with a manual shifting mode. The Supra also utilized a system of under-piston oil squirters, an oil pump, and cooling system capable of producing up to 1000 horsepower when upgraded.

Toyota Supra Service Guide Clutch

 Brakes, Rotors, Pads, Fluid

The Toyota Supra features a four-sensor four-channel track tuned ABS system with yaw control where each single caliper is sensored. The brakes are controlled individually adjusting for angle, speed, and the pitch of the upcoming corner. This unique braking system designed after Formula One racecars allowed the Supra to record a record breaking 70mph-0mph complete stop in a distance of 149ft. This record set in 1997 won numerous awards throughout the years and was finally broken in 2004 by the Porsche Carrera GT.

Toyota Supra Service Guide Brakes

Tires, Suspension, & Alignment

Tires are a very important aspect that owners tend to overlook. The difference between a car with proper tires and a car with cheap tires is enormous.

Acceleration, braking, handling, and even ride quality is affected by the type of tire on the car. The Toyota Supra comes on a stock tire size of;

(Base Model)

FRONT TIRES: 225/50R16

REAR TIRES: 245/45R16

(Turbo Model)

FRONT TIRES: 235/45R16

REAR TIRES: 255/40R16

Tire wear can vary greatly on how the vehicle is driven, however, other factors such as suspension geometry, tire pressures and driving environment can also affect tire wear.

GI Automotive has a wide selection of tires that fit the Toyota Supra and we would be happy to consult on the perfect one for your driving needs.

Suspension geometry and set-up is a crucial aspect in regards to not only tire wear, but how the car behaves while driving.Regular alignment checks will help keep the tire wearing even and keep the car behaving as the superb engineers in Japan intended it to.

The Toyota Supra Service Guide recommends that camber, caster, toe, and height be adjusted to OEM spec, or a custom specification if necessary.

The suspension should also be inspected annually for any leaks, cracks, or play. The active suspension should be checked for calibration and proper operation as well. This also includes a physical inspection of the springs and dampers.

Other aspects that many Supra collectors or buyers overlook is that most of the high-performance rubber components (brushings, hoses, brake & vacuum lines, coolant & heating hoses) start to degrade naturally after 10 years. This happens even if a Supra was sitting in proper storage. It’s prudent that you have a full inspection done on the car in order to closely look for any signs of rubber degrading that might fail while driving. Any hoses or brushings that might look slightly worn will fail sooner than you think after the 10-year period.

Toyota Supra Service Guide Oil Filter

The Toyota Supra Service Guide Recommends These Maintenance Intervals (per A80 1997 Model):

Every 5000 Miles or Four Months:

Replace engine oil and oil filter

Rotate tires

Inspect air filter

Inspect brakes; linings, discs, drums

Inspect steering linkages

Inspect ball joints and dust covers

Inspect drive shaft boots (torque flange bolts)

Inspect body/chassis nuts and bolts

Every 10,000 Miles or 8 Months:

Repeat Same Process as 5,000 Miles or 4 Months

Every 15,000 Miles or 12 Months:

Repeat Same Process as 5,000 Miles or 4 Months

Inspect exhaust pipes and mountings

Inspect brakes; linings, discs, drums, lines, and hoses

Replace Automatic transmission and differential oil

Inspect rack and pinion assy for leakage

Inspect limited-slip differential oil

Every 20,000 Miles or 16 Months:

Repeat Same Process as 5,000 Miles or 4 Months

Every 25,000 Miles or 20 Months:

Repeat Same Process as 5,000 Miles or 4 Months

Every 30,000 Miles or 24 Months:

Repeat Same Process as 15,000 Miles or 12 Months

Replace engine air filter

Replace non-platinum spark plugs

Replace engine coolant

Repack rear wheel bearings

Replace limited-slip differential oil

Inspect fuel lines and connections, fuel tank vapor vent system hoses, and fuel tank band

Inspect fuel tank cap gasket

Every 35,000 Miles or 28 Months:

Repeat Same Process as 5,000 Miles or 4 Months

Every 40,000 Miles or 32 Months:

Repeat Same Process as 5,000 Miles or 4 Months

Every 45,000 Miles or 36 Months:

Repeat Same Process as 15,000 Miles or 12 Months

Every 50,000 Miles or 40 Months:

Repeat Same Process as 5,000 Miles or 4 Months

Every 55,000 Miles or 44 Months:

Repeat Same Process as 5,000 Miles or 4 Months

Every 60,000 Miles or 48 Months:

Repeat Same Process as 30,000 Miles or 24 Months

Inspect Valves (adjust if necessary)

Inspect drive belts

Inspect charcoal canister (72 Months)

Replace timing belt

Every 65,000 Miles or 52 Months:

Repeat Same Process as 5,000 Miles or 4 Months

Every 70,000 Miles or 56 Months:

Repeat Same Process as 5,000 Miles or 4 Months

Every 75,000 Miles or 60 Months:

Repeat Same Process as 15,000 Miles or 12 Months

Every 80,000 Miles or 64 Months:

Repeat Same Process as 5,000 Miles or 4 Months

Every 85,000 Miles or 68 Months:

Repeat Same Process as 5,000 Miles or 4 Months

Every 90,000 Miles or 72 Months:

Repeat Same Process as 30,000 Miles or 24 Months

Every 95,000 Miles or 76 Months:

Repeat Same Process as 5,000 Miles or 4 Months

Every 100,000 Miles or 80 Months:

Repeat Same Process as 5,000 Miles or 4 Months

Every 105,000 Miles or 84 Months:

Repeat Same Process as 15,000 Miles or 12 Months

Inspect drive belts

Inspect ball joints and dust covers

Every 110,000 Miles or 88 Months:

Repeat Same Process as 5,000 Miles or 4 Months

Every 115,000 Miles or 92 Months:

Repeat Same Process as 5,000 Miles or 4 Months

Every 120,000 Miles or 96 Months:

Repeat Same Process as 30,000 Miles or 24 Months

Inspect charcoal canister (144 months)

Replace timing belt

Inspect SRS air bag

Inspect Valves (adjust if necessary)

Inspect drive belts

Toyota Supra Service Guide Spark Plugs

In order to make sure that all components are working as they should, the vehicle owner needs to get a visual inspection of the entire vehicle during each service. This includes inspecting for any leaks or accelerated wear and tear.

Note that the Toyota Supra Service Guide is recommending these tips if the car is driven regularly on public roads. If the vehicle is tracked, wear and tear will be accelerated and should be serviced earlier and more frequently than the schedule outlined above. This also notes that the vehicle should be serviced this often when equipped with OEM manufacture parts. If you have upgraded or non-factory installed parts, you should have your vehicle serviced more frequently for preventative measures.

Contact us for a quote or come visit us to experience our professional service and competitive part pricing for all your Supra needs.

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