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Haulin_A_Doo Aug 28, 6:48am - #261476 
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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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amtemp Aug 28, 6:55am - #261477 

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Polykarb Aug 28, 7:14am - #261478 

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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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wannaBblueCelica Aug 28, 7:19am - #261479 

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DiabloGTS Aug 28, 7:25am - #261480 

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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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2003cbgts Aug 28, 7:38am - #261481 

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good luck doo. btw, how many miles is 207,000 km?
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Haulin_A_Doo Aug 28, 7:39am - #261482 
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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.
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Haulin_A_Doo Aug 28, 3:11pm - #261483 
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If you have any mileage, CHECK YOUR OIL! frown
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qbanprepster21 Aug 28, 3:12pm - #261484 
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good luck with the new engine!!

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GraSSRooTs Aug 28, 3:39pm - #261485 

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Good luck. thumbsup

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Clos Aug 28, 4:15pm - #261486 
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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
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AZZKIKR Aug 29, 6:50pm - #261487 

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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
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Haulin_A_Doo Aug 29, 7:29pm - #261488 
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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


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blackcel Aug 29, 9:13pm - #261489 

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Congrats on keeping the celi.

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Tru_gts Aug 29, 9:18pm - #261490 
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Zero Aug 29, 10:38pm - #261491 

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now you're Haulin_An_Engine rofl

good luck with the swap.

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SkyhighRedline Aug 29, 11:41pm - #261492 
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good luck with that doo...and that flyby in your avatar looks crazy lol thumbsup
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Clos Aug 30, 2:32am - #261493 
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yeah i would never let my celica go, no way, hell no
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Haulin_A_Doo Aug 30, 6:47am - #261494 
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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:
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CELIBORGY Aug 30, 3:36pm - #261495 
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Virgilson Aug 30, 10:25pm - #261496 

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