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7MGTE build then 22RE swap

Discussion in 'Toyota Trucks & SUVs' started by k5yota11, Mar 23, 2014.

  1. Mar 23, 2014 at 8:51 AM
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    So the build is on.. Picked up a 7M-GTE from the junk yard a week ago.. Got it striped down, and dropped it off at the machine shop yesterday. Bare block, crank, and head. Having a list of things done and should get my stuff back next Friday.. I will be posting updates as I go.. This is my first ever engine build but I'm not in the business for half assing things. Check out pictures of 7M-GTE and of the yota it's going in!

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  2. Mar 23, 2014 at 8:54 AM
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  3. Apr 1, 2014 at 11:34 AM
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    Okay so I have some questions. Y'all know this this my first engine build so I am still learning.. Yeah laugh it up. Anyways if any of you might know this would be helpful.

    My 7M-GTE is at the machine shop and the machinist over the whole place called and asked if I wanted the block "decked".. And I gave him my crank, pistons and head as well. He installed new valves in the head. Cleaned everything up nice and clean. But the whole point of the post is to find out what decking is and the benefits that comes with that. He said it will help with the head gasket
     
  4. Apr 2, 2014 at 10:12 AM
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    Decking is the process of extra machining to make it a true flat surface that will help the gasket and sit and seal better on the block.
     
  5. Apr 2, 2014 at 10:15 AM
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    Yes. You'll want to make sure it has a good seal and is nice and flat.
     
  6. Apr 7, 2014 at 6:38 PM
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    Well it is ready from the machine shop.. The machinist asked me of I'll be get pistons through him.. Should I?! I dunno

    Or should I upgrade my pistons.. Or is that even an option
     
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  7. Apr 8, 2014 at 4:41 PM
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    AR.

    it is ready from the machine shop.. The machinist asked me of I'll be get pistons through him.. Should I?! I dunno

    Or should I upgrade my pistons.. Or is that even an option?
     
  8. Apr 8, 2014 at 4:49 PM
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    yes... if your gonna do any kind of power adders you should... go call torspd, hes a god of the engine upgrades for our trucks
     
  9. Apr 8, 2014 at 5:21 PM
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    Alright cool. Thanks boss
     
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