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Oct 6, 1:21pm - #51650 
interested in swapping an engine? 3s-gte? new group!

Hey guys. I've been very active at both celica.net and alltrac.net for a while, and just found your site! Looks pretty awesome, tons of stuff. Anyway, I just wanted to let any of you know who are interested in swapping an engine into your car that I have started a new news group just for you. It is focused on only the celica, and great information is starting to go up. Anything you could possibly want to know about swapping will be there eventualy, but I'm just starting it up right now. Thanks guys, hopefully I will see some of you there! I'll be hanging around here for sure! Peace

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Oct 6, 1:22pm - #51651 
hey, welcome to ec!! hope you like it here!!

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Oct 6, 2:51pm - #51652 
welcome wave
anyways, i signed up, but a quick question while your here, whats necessary if you want a 3s-gte in a 7th gen? price (approx) for professional install?
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Oct 6, 3:20pm - #51653 
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Oct 6, 5:36pm - #51654 
wow, thanks for the welcome guys! Friendly bunch here it seems. As for the 7th Gen question, sorry I forgot the name...but, a 3s-gte clip runs anywhere from 1500 (cheapest I've ever seen) to 2500. That of course is the full engine compartment pulled from a car, so you don't really need much else in terms of parts. Professional installation is tough, depends on the shop, how much experience they have, and what kind of work they normaly do, but I've read in he rough neighborhood of a grand. It's a lot of work. I would greatly recomend doing research, maybe getting the help of a friend, and doing it yourself. If you are motivated and patient, and willing to learn, anybody can do it. Let me know if you have any other questions, or please stop by the group! Articles will start being posted soon that will answer any question you could have! Peace

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Oct 7, 2:32am - #51655 
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Oct 7, 6:33am - #51656 
mmmmmmmm 3s-gte


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Oct 7, 12:03pm - #51657 
Originally Posted by Spud
wow, thanks for the welcome guys! Friendly bunch here it seems. As for the 7th Gen question, sorry I forgot the name...but, a 3s-gte clip runs anywhere from 1500 (cheapest I've ever seen) to 2500. That of course is the full engine compartment pulled from a car, so you don't really need much else in terms of parts. Professional installation is tough, depends on the shop, how much experience they have, and what kind of work they normaly do, but I've read in he rough neighborhood of a grand. It's a lot of work. I would greatly recomend doing research, maybe getting the help of a friend, and doing it yourself. If you are motivated and patient, and willing to learn, anybody can do it. Let me know if you have any other questions, or please stop by the group! Articles will start being posted soon that will answer any question you could have! Peace


whats the weight of the cast iron 3s-gte(fully assembled), compared to the 2zz-ge, I'm curious.


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Oct 7, 12:48pm - #51658 
What transmission would be used for a 3sgte?

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Oct 7, 1:33pm - #51659 
Well, the 3S-GTE does bolt on to and works with the transmission that comes with the 5SFE (2.2L). Whether it will last under the additional power, it is not known. Unfortunately as far as I have heard...Toyota never mated the 3S-GTE to a FWD transmission. If you choose to use a stronger transmission you can use either the transmission from a MR2 or the rare V6 Camry transmission, both of which bolt on to the 3SGTE engine

Blkrx7 notes that if you do choose to use an MR2 tranny as opposed to one from a GT-Four:

Hoses don't line up of course, they use diffrent spigots on the MR-2 motor to line up with those hoses. The I/C is useless, and a couple of systems (like the Intake) are in slightly different locations. It makes for more headache.


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