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Turbo Engine Swap Consideration

Post by d-peg » 21/10/10 16:46

Been reading a couple of threads over the pond on this engine being used

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/TOYOTA-CALDINA-3S ... 3a5e93d6eb

OK - Nippon Auto Spares is probably not the best place to buy from but is supposed to be quite handy :)

It's a coil on plug engine (like the beams) so no dizzy and is quite handy for doing a proper sized Chargecooler install..

this is the best i have come across so far...
http://www.mr2oc.com/showthread.php?t=4 ... ge=1&pp=30

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Post by shinny » 21/10/10 17:00

The caldina intake manifolds are sometimes used with the GT4s when they do FMIC conversions AFAIK.

Is there much benefit on using the rest of the engine over the MR2's 3s-gte?

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Post by chris » 21/10/10 17:08

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Post by Protok » 21/10/10 17:18

shinny wrote:Is there much benefit on using the rest of the engine over the MR2's 3s-gte?
Higher Compression, Stronger Rods, better hp & torque out the box.
You've also got no dizzy to mess around with, I hated my dizzy and plugs, they are a constant pain in the "censored".

The power is also more gradual compared to the older 3SGTEs. I've also been told that you can just up the boost and have 300+hp on the standard engine + bits but I don't know how true this is.

If I was doing a turbo conversion this is the engine I'd use but you know me, I always like to go for the "stupider" option.

Just like the beams is the best 3SGE, this 3SGTE is the best 3SGTE. Has the advantages of both the 2nd gen (torque) and 3rd gen (strenght) all combined into one.
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Post by Tinker2 » 21/10/10 18:53

Dan, DO NOT buy from Nippon Auto Spares, they are that same company as MKDL Motors, MrEngine, A1 Jap Spares and the rest of the robbing gits that sell engines, pick up the faulty one give it a clean and sell it on as a refurbed engine.

Myself, Wibble and quite a few others have been caught by them, I cant beleive that e-bay still allows them to trade :no:
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Post by d-peg » 21/10/10 20:15

I know Nippon are a shocker - mark thorpe's rev 2 engine came from them. Would never consider them carol - EMS imports engines from japan to usa so he could probably organize a container this way
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Post by Craig-rev3 » 21/10/10 21:12

I didn't know that the Caldina had a Gen 4 tubby engine, it looks like a good alternative to the usual Rev 3 upgrade, especially if it can handle more power with less mods :th:

Are you thinking of doing a tubby conversion Dan? I thought a V6 & a V8 project would be enough! :laughing

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Post by d-peg » 21/10/10 21:33

Not at all Craig, I just thought a stronger alternative to the gen3 (rev3-5) would be welcomed for consideration :D

As far as I have discovered there is no difference between any mr2 turbo engines revision 3-5...

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Post by Daemon_slayer » 05/12/10 0:39

Ahh i always love it - if someone highjacks my pictures for other forums. :laughing
Could have at least asked to post.Seems i have to rehost everything.I hate this image spreading along the Internet..basically because the guy /credit behind this project is completley forgotten - at the end its made by a guy in russia.. :no: at least we are in the mr2-community here. :D
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Post by GazRev1Tubby » 05/12/10 0:43

Waiting for Dan to return :whistling:
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The deuce will surely be missed, until the second turbo comes online :th:

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Post by GazRev1Tubby » 05/12/10 0:45

Daemon_slayer wrote:Ahh i always love it - if someone highjacks my pictures for other forums. :laughing
Could have at least asked to post.Seems i have to rehost everything.I hate this image spreading along the Internet..basically because the guy /credit behind this project is completley forgotten - at the end its made by a guy in russia.. :no: at least we are in the mr2-community here.
I think you should feel honoured that the op has basically congratulated you on such a high class build - don't take offence mate, he may not have known who you/the originator was
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Post by 19Luke90 » 05/12/10 0:47

The internet is made for sharing. That's the whole point of it, forget copyright and privacy open source is the future.

BTW nice find :-)

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Post by Daemon_slayer » 05/12/10 0:50

i didnt want to attack him.
I apreciate he used my mr2oc link to the thread.But as i said i hate the big image spreading.
you got to see the big picture - all this open source no copyright "censored" comes right back at us - resulting - in everyone knowing everything about nothing..

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Post by GazRev1Tubby » 05/12/10 0:56

True, but without seeing threads/pictures like this - many folk would have nothing to aspire to. If those images are indeed of an engine that you built - then congrats, it looks stunning :th:

It also helps us learn about other options available in the seemingly bottomless pit of 'tuning' !
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