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7th gen engine change - Need advice from someone experienced #263642 Aug 31, 7:13am Aug 31, 7:13am
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7th gen engine change - Need advice from someone experienced
Okay, the time is nearing & I am planning all the details ahead of time because I will be stuck without wheels until its done.

I have been working in the garage trying to prepare it the best I can. I have build a strong table to place both motors on while I swap parts from one motor to the other. I have made enought room for the car & hoist. The entire car will be on jack stands about 18" off the ground. Hopefully that will be enough to make it easy to work on.

1) The exhaust flange donut, spring & bolt kit is $93 wtf so I would like to reuse my old one. Can I?

2) When I pull the motor, will I be able to pull the motor/tranny together through the top?

3) Any other advice?

I need advice from someone who has changed a 7th gen engine.

Re: 7th gen engine change - Need advice from someone experienced [Re: Haulin_A_Doo] #263643 Aug 31, 7:21am Aug 31, 7:21am
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Doo: you should proabably use a new exhaust set, if you take the Hood off, and makje sure you disconnect EVERYTHING!! the motor and tranny should come out together...and my other advice would be to spend the $3.00 on a ream of paper and print out a copy of the celica shop manuals found in the gallery, under the technical section...if you go by those, it should help a very very great deal thumbsup

Re: 7th gen engine change - Need advice from someone experienced [Re: AZZKIKR] #263644 Aug 31, 7:25am Aug 31, 7:25am
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you have a cherry picker? or are you gonna drop it out the bottom?


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Re: 7th gen engine change - Need advice from someone experienced [Re: Polykarb] #263645 Aug 31, 7:31am Aug 31, 7:31am
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Yah, I have a cherry picker that I am borrowing from a friend. Its funny, I knew he'd have one cause he's a big time mustang owner. laughsilly

BTW, the auto tranny is about 180lbs & the engine is about 300lbs. My buddy Mike & I lifted the motor from the trailer to the homemade bench by hand. I was amazed how light it was. thumbsup

Re: 7th gen engine change - Need advice from someone experienced [Re: Haulin_A_Doo] #263646 Aug 31, 7:57am Aug 31, 7:57am
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go with the manual buddy...it should have the whole procedure in there

Re: 7th gen engine change - Need advice from someone experienced [Re: AZZKIKR] #263647 Aug 31, 8:03am Aug 31, 8:03am
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yeah, azzkikr is right. Go look for a 5 spd GT tranny, find one in some junkyard or something.

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Re: 7th gen engine change - Need advice from someone experienced [Re: Haulin_A_Doo] #263648 Aug 31, 8:04am Aug 31, 8:04am
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You know if you can dOO post a couple pics of the swap. Maybe even a vid thumbsup Good Luck man!

Re: 7th gen engine change - Need advice from someone experienced [Re: RookieGTS] #263649 Aug 31, 12:08pm Aug 31, 12:08pm
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I can't see it on this website. Where do I get the manual?

Maybe if Isaac wants me to, I could take snaps & make a list of tools & basic instructions on how to. Not everyone can afford to pay a mechanic to swap an engine.

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