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RESTOCKING MY CELI #261476 Aug 27, 10:48pm Aug 27, 10:48pm
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RESTOCKING MY CELI
Well its been a good run with my celi, few problems & I have been very happy with it. After about 190,000KM oil consumption exceeded my expectations. Between oil changes I had never checked the oil (BIG MISTAKE), the engine ran dry & the oil light failed to illuminate. The engine began knocking & upon inspection I discovered the problem. Its still running and now has 207,000KM on it, but its life is very limited so something must be done.

Since an engine swap is far cheaper than a rebuild I started looking for a motor. I wanted to do a 2ZZ swap along with conversion to a standard tranny from the automatic. I was unable to find a suitable donor for a 2ZZ motor.

I did find a 1ZZ motor & auto tranny. Its not what I wanted, but the swap should go a lot smoother. Today I picked up the donor motor and tranny which have 26,987KM (16,769 miles) on them for $2,415 CDN ($1,843 USD).

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Re: RESTOCKING MY CELI [Re: Haulin_A_Doo] #261477 Aug 27, 10:55pm Aug 27, 10:55pm
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Re: RESTOCKING MY CELI [Re: amtemp] #261478 Aug 27, 11:14pm Aug 27, 11:14pm
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man you must haul a bunch of other stuff besides your Doo, too bad you couldn't get 2ZZ, good luck with swap man! thumbsup


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Re: RESTOCKING MY CELI [Re: Polykarb] #261479 Aug 27, 11:19pm Aug 27, 11:19pm
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good luck! smile

Re: RESTOCKING MY CELI [Re: wannaBblueCelica] #261480 Aug 27, 11:25pm Aug 27, 11:25pm
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be glad you didn't get a 2zz, if you tried to haul something with that, you'd NEVER get moving.

The 2zz torque curve is not good for towing, let alone making the GTS go anywhere at anything less than 5K RPM


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Re: RESTOCKING MY CELI [Re: DiabloGTS] #261481 Aug 27, 11:38pm Aug 27, 11:38pm
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good luck doo. btw, how many miles is 207,000 km?

Re: RESTOCKING MY CELI [Re: DiabloGTS] #261482 Aug 27, 11:39pm Aug 27, 11:39pm
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Yah, neutral bombing with a trailer behind could get real messy. laughsilly

I guess automatic is a little better for towing as well, at least my skidoo isn't slamming back & forth on the trailer each gear change.

Originally Posted by 2003cbgts

good luck doo. btw, how many miles is 207,000 km?

207,000KM = 129,000 miles

Originally Posted by Polykarb

man you must haul a bunch of other stuff besides your Doo, too bad you couldn't get 2ZZ, good luck with swap man! thumbsup

Thank you. smile Yah, I should buy a utility trailer one of these days & quit borrowing my friends. They are handy for all kinds of stuff.

Re: RESTOCKING MY CELI [Re: Haulin_A_Doo] #261483 Aug 28, 7:11am Aug 28, 7:11am
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If you have any mileage, CHECK YOUR OIL! frown

Re: RESTOCKING MY CELI [Re: Haulin_A_Doo] #261484 Aug 28, 7:12am Aug 28, 7:12am
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good luck with the new engine!!


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Re: RESTOCKING MY CELI [Re: DiabloGTS] #261485 Aug 28, 7:39am Aug 28, 7:39am
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Re: RESTOCKING MY CELI [Re: GraSSRooTs] #261486 Aug 28, 8:15am Aug 28, 8:15am
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thats great, it would of been better if you found a 2zz but oh well, good luck and let us know how it went

Re: RESTOCKING MY CELI [Re: Clos] #261487 Aug 29, 10:50am Aug 29, 10:50am
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congrats...at least you are one of the people that is keeping your celica rather than letting it go once it gives you problems

Re: RESTOCKING MY CELI [Re: AZZKIKR] #261488 Aug 29, 11:29am Aug 29, 11:29am
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Originally Posted by AZZKIKR
congrats...at least you are one of the people that is keeping your celica rather than letting it go once it gives you problems


I have owned lots of cars, the Celi is the toughest most reliable vehicle I have ever owned. Props to Toyota, they built a great car. thumbsup thumbsup

Re: RESTOCKING MY CELI [Re: Haulin_A_Doo] #261489 Aug 29, 1:13pm Aug 29, 1:13pm
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Congrats on keeping the celi.


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Re: RESTOCKING MY CELI [Re: blackcel] #261490 Aug 29, 1:18pm Aug 29, 1:18pm
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Re: RESTOCKING MY CELI [Re: Tru_gts] #261491 Aug 29, 2:38pm Aug 29, 2:38pm
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now you're Haulin_An_Engine rofl

good luck with the swap.


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Re: RESTOCKING MY CELI [Re: Zero] #261492 Aug 29, 3:41pm Aug 29, 3:41pm
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good luck with that doo...and that flyby in your avatar looks crazy lol thumbsup

Re: RESTOCKING MY CELI [Re: SkyhighRedline] #261493 Aug 29, 6:32pm Aug 29, 6:32pm
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yeah i would never let my celica go, no way, hell no

Re: RESTOCKING MY CELI [Re: Clos] #261494 Aug 29, 10:47pm Aug 29, 10:47pm
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Thanks guys, hopefully it goes smooth. I am just preping the garage at this point & I am working on getting an engine hoist. cool

The old motor is sounding pretty sad:
https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthreads/thread.f1_1870204222_0_collapsed_5_365_1.html#1870204222

Re: RESTOCKING MY CELI [Re: Haulin_A_Doo] #261495 Aug 30, 7:36am Aug 30, 7:36am
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Re: RESTOCKING MY CELI [Re: CELIBORGY] #261496 Aug 30, 2:25pm Aug 30, 2:25pm
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