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  1. #211
    Woodsport Paul Woods's Avatar
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    Hi Sam, can I ask you to delete one of your accounts please, either the reedy or samreedy one please.

    Good job I heard that big end rattle in your video, that engine would have blown up in a matter of miles, possibly resulting in an engine bay fire.

    Lucky save!

    Inspect the pcv valve , oil could be getting in that way.

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    Not sure why I have two, think it's something to do with Tapatalk I'll sort it out

    Found some light scoring on the cylinder walls honed it out a little and they've gone

    Need to check the tolerance for the piston gap if not will have to get it rebored

    What sort of price should I be paying for a rebore and the crank polished?

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  3. #213
    Right so dropped the block off at the machine shop and they've just got back to me

    The rings I put in were the wrong ones for a start, they sent me 1mzfe... Thanks rock auto, that's now everything they sent me was wrong!

    He thinks the crank was already damaged before I replaced the bearings- I don't remember seeing it badly damaged but he's the expert! Oh and the con rod is bent and the crank is bent

    Fantastic!


    He's sourced a new 3vzfe crank and con rod for me but this is starting to get very expensive



    And the

  4. #214
    If you want a fully rebuilt 3vz then go for it. At least you will know the history and it should be ultra reliable and last 200k+ miles. However if time and money is your thing then probably be easier and cheaper to buy a cammy or lexus and swap another engine in

  5. #215
    Quote Originally Posted by notroubleclubber View Post
    If you want a fully rebuilt 3vz then go for it. At least you will know the history and it should be ultra reliable and last 200k+ miles. However if time and money is your thing then probably be easier and cheaper to buy a cammy or lexus and swap another engine in
    Very much this. A lot of the BodgeWerks swaps have been "chuck it in and drive it".

    Without the skills and knowledge, a lot of people have fucked up a perfectly good engine swap. The shortest distance between two points is normally the quickest and easiest!

    :)





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  6. #216
    Yeah pretty frustrating, I could get another engine for around a grand

    All this engine work and for them to rebuild it is gonna cost around the same so I'll effectively have a new engine, I'll know the history etc etc

    Just so frustrating that they sent me the wrong rings and it screws the bores up

    I'm gonna get a refund from the engine, the machine shop are happy to write a report to say they believe the crank was buggered before I got it so at least that's something

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    Woodsport Paul Woods's Avatar
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    Something isn't adding up, 1mz and 3vz rings are the same size..... so it should still have been fine if correctly gapped and installed the right way, there's no reason why 1mz rings won't work on a 3vz.

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  8. #218
    I did think that too but the machine shop say they are different

    Oversized pistons turned up the other day so gonna drop them off at the shop today and hopefully be able to go and pick it all up on thursday or early next week

    then I can get it all back in- expensive but i'll know its all been done properly etc and its all good for another 200k

    hopefully all goes smoothly and its just heads back on manifolds, flywheel, clutch and gearbox and then get her in



    what would be the best oil for these engines generally? and what should I use to help break the engine in after its rebuild?

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