100 Facts about the Toyota Mark II 100

1) There is a widespread opinion that 1g fe eats as much gasoline as 1jz ge because of its own weight. Yes, the car is easier when the engine is more powerful, it is easier to pull its own weight. In fact, the average flow rate on a well-functioning 2.5 atm motor is about 13-14 liters of gas around town, but at the same time, serviceable 1g fe eats an average of 12 liters of gas around town. Many believe that there is a difference of 2 liters of nonsense for what is the power, but in fact, serving 1g fe is easier and cheaper. With this power jz, if you press the accelerator sensations are pleasant, but also the consumption is under 20 liters per one hundred. 1g fe will not eat so much limit 16-17 when gasping at full throttle. think for yourself (yes, he does not go, but everyone chooses a car on the purse). Bims is more interesting, the average consumption is 1-2 liters less than just 1g-fe before 98. Bims due to more modern technology and more power on the highway at speeds of 90 – 100 km / h has 7-8 liters per hundred. City quiet ride – 11-12 liters per hundred.

2) The weakest element of the chassis is the lower ball joints, indeed they suffer most often due to the peculiarity of design. The load is great, there are a lot of fans to give an angle, too. It is better not to save money and use more expensive parts.

3) The windows are not frameless, this body is called a hardtop, it is mistakenly understood that a hardtop is a body without a middle pillar, it is called a ragtop. Over time, the windows become loose and it starts to blow on the highway at speeds over 140. Interesting that the owners of 99-2000 years is much less common, the fresher the Mark the less this problem

4) If you quickly press the button and release the driver’s window elevator itself up to the end, and if you accidentally jam your hand with a glass, a clever system that began installing the Japanese Toyotas after ’96, will not let you catch it. The glass will reach your hand and come down.

5) Mark 2 is translated as “model 2”. In the 80’s was a Toyota Crown Mark 2, and then in the late 80’s the Japanese have decided to separate the car into a separate lineup. Developed a new model on the basis of the crown and left only the “model 2” so that the Mark originates from the crown and not as originally a model with its own base.

6) there is a child look function on the back of the doors, a lock to prevent children from opening the door on the move.

7) The refueling icon lights up when the level of gasoline in the tank is less than 10 liters.

8) air (air conditioner, heater) is also supplied to the feet of rear passengers

9) glove compartment is lighted when lights or headlights are on

10) snow mode near the automatic selector lever really helps you to move off easier or not to get stuck in a rut. The car is moving off in 2nd gear.

11) Power mode allows you to rev the engine up to more rpm. The automatic transmission shifts at higher rpm.

12) The inscriptions on the driver’s sun visor in Japanese indicate the order of passing the service. It describes what the driver must do when entering the station.

13) On the hood on the reverse side are written values for idle engine speed in automatic transmission and manual transmission, as well as the clearance of intake and exhaust valves

14) some 1g fe owners have engine starts poorly in winter – this is due to the fact that the valve clearances are not adjusted, also there are other reasons, but this is the main one.

15) Many cars have a 5 cd changer from the factory which works with the original car stereo. This device is for automatic disc replacement. But since we live in the 21st-century changer usually removed. Was in the trunk on the left.

16) electric driver’s seat has a button for lumbar support. Very convenient.

17) If in winter the wipers are very frozen but moving, then sharply lower the wiper lever up down and then freeze over the heated area of the windshield. On some kompl. have winter options, you can put the trapezoid in winter mode (see below).

18) if you cut out the catalytic converter and do not insert a tube or a new catalytic converter, then from the sound of the exhaust can go “blood from the ears”.

19) Suspension is not simple, multilever, 6 ball joints 24 silent blocks, transverse stability bars, it’s not a joke, the car is very stable. No rolls, no rolls, steering is sharp, good response, the course is very smooth, goes into a turn better than the civilian front-wheel drive. The smoothness of the ride, that’s why it is loved. On the highway, it is a fairy tale, not a car.

20) resource for the automatic transmission as much as the engine has about 400-500 thousand km, just change the oil filter in time, in the engine, too. The exception is the Bims. As the experience of the owner, the engine runs 250 -350 thousand km.

21) a warning lamp on the dashboard will warn you that you need to replace the lamp.

22) the common problem of oil leaking from under the tumbler is most often solved by replacing the ring and will cost $3. So if I see Mark where the engine around the tumbler filled with oil or a lot of sweat, it can tell me a lot about the owner.

23) Motors on Marks are inline 6 – ki. Very balanced has amazingly smooth running, no vibrations from them and should not be. Ideally, the 10 ruble coin should stand on an equal platform motor.

24) the girls are definitely dragging on this car.

25) marcro clubs are the most positive there is always something to talk about.

26) 1g fe in its simplest form was produced until ’98. Then it was decided to increase power from 140 to 160 hp, made the engine more economical, but more difficult to service and repair, and gasoline quality requirements for the engine were higher, the valves now meet with pistons when the timing belt breaks, so 1g fe beams appeared. Which many praise for good traction compared to the simple, economy, as well as many run from it as soon as they see the inscription beams.

27) Rear-wheel drive in winter is not terrible, if you think with your head, the car will obey and you’ll understand why the rear wheels should push and the front steer, each axle performs its role, and that’s right.

28) On all 100 Marko, if you forget to close the window, just put the key in the door lock and turn it to the right and it will go up by itself. On the left, it will go down.

29) On the 6-cylinder engine is difficult to keep in 10 liters in the city, but it’s real if the engine 2.0 + is fully corrected and if “tosh”. But often a lot of factors affect the engine and the movement of the car, so it is difficult to achieve in Russia.

30) Doors are blocked at a speed of 20 km/h and the central lock will never let you open them in motion, the driver’s door is blocked from the outside, but you can open it from the inside without pressing the central lock button

31) Sills, bottom are galvanized. It is understandable, have you ever seen a 100 body with rotten sills. Unless it’s just a wreck.

32) Few people know, but in addition to unlocking the native key lock, the doors have a button to unlock the trunk with the key. The remote itself is a unit on the right rear door pillar closer to the seat, and there is another unit under the liner on the right in the trunk, a so-called remote locks control unit. Few people know, because rarely has the original key.

33) when the trunk is open, the alarm on the dashboard about the unlocked door will also point to the trunk. But I would like to point out that it does not work for everyone.

34) Cheizer salons in the 100 body and the brand in the 100 body interchangeable (except for ceiling panels), but with the cross that little will fit. will not fit trim doors, ceiling pads on the racks, seals, and more stuff. this is due to the frame doors and a little different construction of the body. Cabin from a 100 to 90 body without modifications can not stand.
Also from the chaser will not stand the rear shelf and the rear pillar trim.

35) legal swap from 1g fe to 1jz ge nowadays will not work. In the traffic police are not fools and such a replacement will see immediately reissue such a car does not work. So it will be hanging on you or the old owner until the old motor is put in place. But there is a way out, you can buy a motor and add it in there, that is, you can change the vehicle registration documents where it would be written not 140 hp but 200 hp. They say it works.

36) it is noteworthy that with the appearance of the Chaser in the 100 body, the popularity of the brand did not fall much. It’s fierce look like a buffalo and a big swollen body have fallen in love with many people. And apparently because of that it was decided to come with a 4s fe 1.8 liter engine, which is very heavy to carry 1,400 pounds. Also, this kit is as cheap as possible the quality of the velour compared to the Avante is worse. Marks 100 with 1.8 was not

37) In marks in 100 body, when you turn on the windshield air blowing, simultaneously turns on the air conditioner button, this is done to dry the air, and then warm and supply it to the window, this system is made to avoid fogging the windows.

38) on all 100 models, regardless of what year of manufacture and configuration, behind the radiator air conditioner is a temperature sensor, the climate unit uses it for its own purposes and displays the readings, the display of course not all and it is clear that without it you can not output the outside temperature, well, the sensor as I said there are all.

39) not a bit about the 100 mark. read an article on Drome about the genesis of the Marks, 70 comes out in all the Toyota corona mark ll x40 x 60 and there are electric windows elevators, climate control, electronic clock, 3 steps automatic. and it’s 70th! And we Volga Volga Volga I love the Japanese car industry!

40) In all kitting the wiring is done to the max, all the outputs, TRS, sunroof, rear broom, etc. All the connectors are there even in the simple grande. The Japanese did everything with intelligence. But according to owners, the same swing not everyone has.

41) if you suddenly broke the windshield washer and can not buy the original for $ 10, there is a way out exactly the same washer in all dimensions and design can buy from the Gazelle – business, the price 240 p and plug 100r

42) in 2000, 100 Mark 2 in the simple grande package cost about $ 15,000, by comparison, tourer v in the maximum configuration would cost the owner $ 22,000, a more modest grande with a 2.5 motor would come out at $ 19,000.

44) Paint. All simple Grande from the factory painted acrylic, color code 040, more expensive units painted mother of pearl. Pearl paint is more saturated and looks expensive but unfortunately, its cost is very high as well as the high cost of painting if you accidentally scratched one element it will cost you at least $ 100

44) All 100 bodies before raystaling in the cabin near the ashtray, in an additional pocket should be labeled Mark II or Chaser, Cresta is the corporate identity of the model. This marking was made in visible areas of the cabin and it’s nice.

45) You could optionally put a phone in any package. Remove the trim on the front pillar and see if there is still a sensor for signal amplification.

46) About the factory stickers. Pay attention to the stickers. On the rack of the right driver’s door, there are two stickers, one indicates the size of the wheels at which the suspension will work as it should. And there is a sticker at the top (not all have it saved) to change the oil in the engine.
Note also the sticker on the left front door “SRS”
A sticker on the TV of type HFC134a carries information about the type of antifreeze that was poured into the car in Japan.
I think it is clear that if there is no such sticker, it should alert you.

47) Auto lights. It is on all 100th bodies. Very handy when you are moving in the dark, just switch to auto, stop, turn off – the light went out, went to the store. Come on, start it up and you don’t have to flick the switch all the time.

The Mark 2 Jubilee in the 100 body was born in 1998 when the restyling went on. The car is really different from its counterparts.

  • The middle moldings between the doors say 30th anniversary.
  • Three-part optics with xenon with electric adjustment.
  • The body is painted in two tones.
  • Rear passengers have a box between the seats instead of a simple armrest. – Adjustable headrests.
  • On the sills of the MARK 2 in chrome.
  • Steering wheel bone.
  • On the native key also the inscription 30

49) Simple GRANDE has an ABS system only for front wheels. The brakes are still disc brakes at the rear and ventilated disc brakes at the front.
On the Tourer V, all brakes are ventilated.

50) The Japanese liked to come up with different emblems on their cars. So here is the difference Mark 2. The emblem depicts a multilateral star, it is on the radiator grille, as well as the emblem is present on the native factory castings. The chaser, on the other hand, has a different badge. There is a cross and across it pierces something like a bow with an arrow.

51) Front doors can be closed without a key, to do this, set the lock button in the lock position, pull the door handle up and hold it, close the door.

52) Side mirrors.
On some versions, there is a stripe on the mirror. This stripe means you have a high visibility mirror. And if it’s a little bit different tone as if tinted with a blue film, it’s anti-glare.
You could also get heated mirrors.

53) The Mark 2 in the 100 body was painted in the following paint codes
040- plain white acrylic.
057-white pearlescent
1C0 – metallic silver
199 – plain metallic
8L4 – Dark blue metallic
051 – two-tone white pearl bottom grey top
6N9 – metallic black and

54) On Mark 2 in the 100 body, the body is partially galvanized by immersion in zinc electrolyte under the influence of current. After 2000 the bodies were fully galvanized.

55) There were Mark 2 in the 100 body the so-called “snow version” – the winter version. This model was equipped with heated mirrors and rear wiper, also had winter front wipers, side strings near the A-pillars for heating of accumulated snow, “snow version” sticker was stuck on. This car was sold in the northern regions of Japan.

56) there was such a package Tourer S, Tourer. Such trucks were equipped with 1jz ge engine and soot-no 1g fe. The interior was made of dark velour with carbon fiber inserts instead of wood.
The Tourer S of jzx100 had a leather steering wheel and telescopic steering wheel adjustment, plus a Traction Control System (TCS).
Otherwise, the same swing is moving air deflectors on the dash with a clock. Headlight adjusters could also be air ionizers and heated mirrors.

57) If you do not have an air ionizer, it is not a problem. Enough to buy, ionizer with a button (wiring under the carpet) and the rear shelf with holes for air blowing.

58) If you don’t have the original armor wire clamps on the 1g fe, here are the numbers to order them

59) Always change the adjustment bolts (camber bolts) to the original ones when repairing the rear suspension, and front suspension as well. It doesn’t matter how much they cost! Your life and the lives of those on the road with you are important. Do not use used bolts, much less the Chinese for $3. The consequences are terrible – pull rods tear out, bend the wheel. Ditch or just the roadside with a good reaction, two options.

60) Three-section optics. Contrary to the widespread opinion that three sections were installed on all raw steel brands from 98-2000, I can say it is not so. They installed three sections on anniversary versions, Tourer S, etc. Simple grande and Grande G also had 2 sections.

61) Always buy an original air filter for the Beams motor. It costs around 1000R. It is rubberized. All around in black trim. Why? The experience of many owners gathered over the past 10 years shows that cheap analogs are not acceptable for this motor. A lot of dirt and dust gets into the intake through the cheap filter. The peculiarity of the intake of this engine is this.

62) The rear headlights on the Tourer V (from 1998) have a black bezel. See the photo below.

63) The Mark 2 in the 100 body also traditionally has fireflies in the fenders. Many people are mistaken about the fact that they also, as in the previous bodies glow with fiber optics! This is not true on the 100 body all on plugs. There is a simple light bulb inside. From the factory, the glow plugs are double taped to the body.

64) On some configurations with automatic transmission bar (glove compartment between the front seats) is lit. But not all work, or just do not have it is plugged.

65) If you have 1g-fe Beams motor, be careful in the summer heat if you use A/C for a long time. The thing is, the engine has no additional cooling of the radiator. Everything is cooled by viscocoupler (or thermo-coupler) but sometimes it is not enough if you have the air conditioner on. Some owners know firsthand the cases of motor overheating at long use of air conditioner in corks or just at idle on this motor in summer.

66) The automatic transmission for the Beams 1g-fe c 1998 0370LS (electronic kick down cable) year is slightly different than the one on the simple 1g fe c 1996 – 1998 0370LE

67) So how many 100-body Toyota Mark 2s were made between 1996 and 2000 inclusive?
By 2000, Toyota had reached a production of 10,000,000 cars per year. Some of it was exported. But most of the cars were for the domestic market. Let’s assume that at the time of the 100 mark the company offered another 20 models. That is approximately 400,000 Mark 2’s were made per year, and for 4 years (1996-2000 inclusive) 1,600,000 cars rolled off the assembly line. This is purely my calculation.

68) Mark 2 100 body crash test. The test was conducted in 1997.
Test result: The collision energy was almost completely absorbed in the engine compartment. There was no deformation in the driver’s leg area and passenger seats in the cabin, but the level of deformation was minimal. The deformation of the bodywork caused quite a significant displacement of the seats after the collision. The dummies were held securely and their posture barely changed after the test.
Toyota Mark II 2.0 Grande.
Weight: 1,354 kg
Engine: 1.988 cm3
ABS: Yes
Driver airbag: Yes
Front passenger airbag: Yes
Side airbag: No
Belt pretensioners: No
Belt tensioners: Yes

69) Note that the brake calipers on the GX100 before 1998 and GX100 after 1998 to 2000 included, are different in shape and size.

70) On the 100’s bodied since their 2.5 motors stopped having an ignition distributor (i.e. trampler) all 2.5-liter motors were equipped with the VVTi system.

71) The Mark 2 100 was the eighth in the famous series, produced from September 1996 to September 2000. There were no 2001 cars if you notice on sale on Drome 2001 year (which is often the case) is likely the second half of 2000 … But the crosses and chasers were produced until 2001 inclusive.

72) Anniversary Mark 2 was produced from September 1998 to September 2000. The Trente nameplate is the anniversary version. The Regalia nameplate is not a jubilee edition but the Mark 2 with additional options such as ionizer and climate control with a screen, headlight adjustment (soot-to-me headlights with 3 sections), and the pads on the sills as in the Trente, steering wheel bone, and more rich velour.

73) Trente and Regalia. Regalia is definitely richer in quality of velour, in Regalia the velour is exactly the same as in Grande G, this is its difference from Trente and accordingly, there will be no inscriptions 30 anniversary.

74) The most richly equipped 100 model is the Grande G, this car could be equipped with 3 liters engine or 2.5 liters, TRC system, TEAMS, VSC, heated mirrors, adjustable headlights, electric front seats, cruise control and other options, adjustable head restraints. The steepest is Grande G with a 3-liter engine, this marque always comes with electric tabla and other features I listed above. Also, 3-liter Mark was equipped with electric brakes rather than the usual vacuum brake

75) In general, by packages, you could meet the following options:
Grande – simple grande 140 or 160 hp.
Grande 2.5 – 2.5 1jz-ge – 200 hp.
2.4DT Grande – 2.4 diesel
Grande Trente – anniversary mark 2.0L
Grande Regalia – marque with up options (see p71)
Grande G – fat option with a 2.5 or 3.0L displacement motor.
Grande Four – all-wheel drive 4WD
Grande Four S Package
Grande Four G Package.
Tourer – the Tourer with 2.0-liter engine
Tourer S – 2.5 moto 1jz-ge only
Tourer V – 2.5 turbo 1jz-GTE

76) The red turn signals in the bumper were only put on the Tourer, Tourer S, Tourer V configurations

77) The Toyota Mark 2 is officially an E-Class

78) The Mark 2’s low mileage 100 body has a badge that opens smoothly and lowers itself. That is, you just need to open the lock and wait and it will smoothly come down.

79) It is interesting that the Japanese are always trying to lure customer with different options and options. Since 1998, when they started raystyled 100th bodies, all cars were picked up another color of velour, other shades. Therefore, during the 4 – x year production period was a lot of different shades and patterns, also velours in the Crossbody Chaser brand were completely different.

80) Sometimes on the 100 body there are these nameplates on the rear struts. This is a very rare detail and not many have them. They glued at the dealer at the discretion of the customer.

81) 1JZ-GTE has 280 horsepower. Love is not only for the reliability but also for the huge potential tuning, in fact, its power can be increased up to 1000 hp Just think about that figure. Not without reason, it went down in history as one of the most legendary engines in the world.

82) If you are passionate about the external tuning of your car, but not sure what changes to make. Then you can virtually try on your 100 Mark or tuning on this site https://www.3dtuning.com/.

83) The eighth-generation restyling was done in September 1998. What has changed:

  • The rear optics (there is a strip between the rear stops and the stops themselves have been changed.
  • front turn signals
  • Front bumper became more solid (elongated)
  • grille
  • new interior colors
  • Belt sensor appeared in the cabin, instead of the pocket with the inscription mark2

84) 90-body in the people called “Samurai”, beautiful and sounds good. The 8th generation is commonly referred to as “sotik”, “hundredth body”, “hundredth”.

85) Links to the best commercials

86) Average prices are very different and depend on the condition of the car

87) If you put a contract motor from the 90th body on your 100th, be sure to put the intake manifold from the 100th body of your native to avoid problems with increased idle speed.

(88) I would also like to mention one interesting fact. Only a few people know, but one of the dealer’s options, besides parking antennas, swing, discs for 16, emblems on the rear pillar, side cameras, one could order green footlights for driver and passenger.

89) The clean box option is also a dealer option. It is a garbage box on passenger’s feet. By the way, a very handy thing.

90) There is also another interesting option is the low tire pressure sensor. The information is displayed on the panel when the pressure is too low. Few people I met it. Usually put on the Grande G.

91) What are 101 and 105 bodies? Simple 101 body is a 3.0-liter version, 105 body is an all-wheel-drive Mark.

92) sometimes I meet in forums and groups, people ask a question: I want the most complete set how to find it buy bring?
The answer: no way! There is no mark 100 which would be all from and all that I wrote above (I mean options). Attractive options, the dealer’s options that a person could order at will the same Parktronic to refer to them. There is a maximum stuffed version like the 3 – x-liter Grande G. But still find such a car you will not get in it all that was offered by Toyota. Complete the car yourself.

93) A little about comfort, I can say that the noise isolation in the Mark 2 is at a level! Weak places are the doors (upper part). there is also a little noise from the wheel arches. Usually, these places are finished installing additional sound insulation. Like most Japanese Mark 2 has almost perfect aerodynamics, so after 100 km / h car begins to approach more to the ground, the higher the speed the more comfortable and confident car stands on the road. Owners know this feeling at 150-170 km/h it just floats!

94) The dealer also offered to install the front bumper side-view camera, with the image display on the screen of the multimedia system.

95) pay attention to the color of the windows. In Trente the windows are blue, Regalia windows are brown. On the other options glass too is not white, all the glass with some tint.

96) The 1jz engine began being produced back in 1990 and was put on the Marko until 2005.

97) the mass of the Mark 2 varies from 1330 to 1490 kg without equipment, depending on the configuration.

98) The sunroof is not – “that kind of equipment”. A sunroof is also a dealer option, as the Japanese want it to be. If you wanted you could order a car with a sunroof.

99) was also such a rare option-hint about oil changes.

100) Toyota Mark 2 100 body is a car only for the Japanese domestic market.

101) The 8th generation Mark II 100 body is recognized as one of the most successful Toyota cars in the history of the company. This is a world recognition, not someone’s thoughts. During its production, the company made a huge leap forward and earned a huge reputation around the world.

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