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1993 MR2 2GR swap

Discussion in 'Other Builds' started by Empty_Lord, May 10, 2022.

  1. May 18, 2022 at 7:01 PM
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    Empty_Lord

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    second head on, cam towers sealed and installed. its starting to look like an engine again [​IMG]
     
  2. May 18, 2022 at 7:09 PM
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    Have you lapped Toyota valves before and had them last? I thought you’re supposed to just replace them, lapping makes them too thin and they’ll burn up?
     
  3. May 19, 2022 at 5:14 AM
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    They’re fine to lightly lap. Your not taking much material off.

    if they had enough pitting for me to worry about it I wouldn’t lap them, but replace. These weren’t bad. But yea. Any engine I rebuild at work gets the valves lapped if it needs it. Rarely intake, mostly only exhaust, like this one
     
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  4. May 19, 2022 at 6:19 PM
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    a/c compressor, alternator, and fuel pump ordered and coming.

    this cars a mess of parts. its a 2009 4runner a/c compressor, a 2006 avalon alternator, and a 1993 supra turbo fuel pump.


    all being ran by a 2015 sienna ECU with a engine out of a rav4 and pistons from a hybrid highlander.

    to top it off the transmission will be pieced together from 2 e153 mr2 transmissions and a camry/solara e153 for the better final gear
     
  5. May 23, 2022 at 5:28 PM
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    Goodies came in. Also engines more assembled. Lack of free time at work has slowed the engine build but it’s coming together. Time allowing tomorrow I’ll be putting the sub pan on and all the other bits and bobs. Need to tack in the Wilhelm oil pan baffle before the lower pan goes on.
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. May 24, 2022 at 7:00 PM
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    More progress on the engine. Pretty much assembled. Also ordered a new transmission from Toyota. I give up trying to deal with these junkyards for a used transmission. I’ll still piece an e153 together. But fuck it, brand new LSD e153 coming from Toyota. Hopefully soon. I’ll know shortly.
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  7. May 25, 2022 at 5:12 PM
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    Other than the oil pressure sensor and the 2 rear cam sensors, the engine is fully assembled.
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  8. May 26, 2022 at 10:23 PM
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    transmission ETA is june 24th according to toyota. fingers crossed it shows up sooner.. need to remove the front half of one of the ones i have to take it and use as a template for the cutting i need to do on the engine block. test fitting starters too. If i can get a chance i'll bench fire the engine at some point
     
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  9. Jun 8, 2022 at 9:19 PM
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    slowly been working on it at my buddies shop. gas tank out. (need to clean out the mess and paint the outside), rear bumper was rattle canned and looks 10x better. need to fix the front bumper and get it painted with the hood and fenders too.
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
    engine is also fully clearanced (aka the cuts have been done to make the transmission fit)
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    got a leak at a heater. will be cutting, flaring, and installing silicon 45 degree hose to fix. this is a common area to crack and this is one of the proven fixes.
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    also repaired the blown out brake line with some scrap OEM 2nd gen tacoma line. caliper rebuilds next.
    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  10. Jun 12, 2022 at 8:58 PM
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    2015 sienna engine harness is fully modified to run the car now (it was previously modified.. i just removed the automatic connectors.) no more automatic related bullshit, ECU will be permanently in drive through jumping 2 wires. (changes the throttle mapping to make it more normal feeling) also repaired a damaged set of fuel injector wires.

    only thing to do after all this is cut off the rear oxygen connector under the a/c compressor and cap the wires off. entire deloom would be needed for that. sooo we'll cheat on those 4 wires

    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  11. Jun 13, 2022 at 8:35 AM
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    Images broken? Not sure since I'm at work but your older post images are showing for me, just not these last 3 posts.
     
  12. Jun 13, 2022 at 9:43 AM
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    It’s from discord. So yes probably blocked. I’ve noticed some people say the older ones pop up. No clue why
     
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  13. Jun 14, 2022 at 6:58 PM
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    Removed 3 more connectors. And cut up some other Toyota harness brackets to make the oil pressure wire tuck up nicely and away from the belt. I think it came out pretty factory looking
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  14. Jun 29, 2022 at 10:07 PM
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    fuel pump bracket came in... supra turbo pump mounted, all its back in the tank. hope to toss the tank back in after i get the 1/4" bleed line ran for the expansion tank which came in
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    transmission is still MIA. hopefully soon. i really want to hear this sucker run
     
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  15. Aug 10, 2022 at 6:35 PM
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    Got one transmission. Home. Tear down tomorrow work allowing. Hopefully figure out I can make one good one from the 2 bad I have. This has been the biggest holdup. trying to find and e153
     
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