Video: We get the 1UZ turbo V8 Lexcen running!

In this episode of Carnage, we hear the 1UZ heart of our Lexcen wagon make noise for the very first time!

Videographers: Matt Hull

This episode of Carnage feels like it has been a long time coming, as we finally get to see and hear the 1UZ V8 run in our Lexcen wagon for the very first time.

In the last episode, Scotty tried to rush a quick fire of the 1UZ, but it just wasn’t meant to be. Unlike your typical LS or Barra swap there’s no plug and play kits for a conversion like this, so troubleshooting and pioneering becomes the norm.

As part of that, Scotty runs as through what’s really required to get a standalone ECU working in situation like this. We’re running the Haltech Elite 2000 ECU from the Trolvo, but the process is much the same for just about any Haltech or standalone.

It’s a much more in depth process than people initially think, and the trails and tribulations Scotty has been through with this car highlight that.

While Haltech has a wealth of base maps for most types of engines, the 1UZ is not one of them. That means Scotty was effectively starting from scratch and had to call in Zane Heath from Maxx Performance to help set this thing up right.

After much toiling, the car finally did fire, but was all well? You’ll have to watch the video below to find out: