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> So how many licks does it take until a celica engine is done?, Buying a 98GT 5speed with 200k.
post Dec 18, 2010 - 4:34 PM
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Okay guys, time to spill the beans. I am buying a 98 GT 5speed with 200k miles on it. I am buying from a dealership so the engine wont last as long as being kept up to date like a real owner of a celica would do. Does any of you all have an estimate to when I would need a new engine? I'm going to try to nurse it and baby the hell out of the engine till its last breath but its last breath is inevitable.
post Dec 18, 2010 - 5:18 PM
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are u licking it? lol.

If that engine has been raped, i say vey soon, if not, then 250, any ways, u will need to start saving for the worst.


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post Dec 18, 2010 - 6:30 PM
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QUOTE (njccmd2002 @ Dec 18, 2010 - 5:18 PM) *
are u licking it? lol.

If that engine has been raped, i say vey soon, if not, then 250, any ways, u will need to start saving for the worst.



What can I say, a GT engine is sugar sweet lol

Yeah I figured as much. You wouldnt happen to know anyone selling good 5s-fe engines would you?
post Dec 18, 2010 - 6:38 PM
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Its also going to depend on who did what to the car in the first place. Just cause your getting it from a dealer does not mean that its all beat up. Its possible but not a for sure thing. Best bet is to inspect the hell out of it. Besides all the basic stuff, im pushing 219K and the only major problems I've had was a small distributor problem, and my driverside outboard cv joint. All in all not too bad for an older car. But yeah, It wont hurt to start saving money now because one way or another the engine will fail.
post Dec 18, 2010 - 7:26 PM
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351k on mine, runs great!


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post Dec 18, 2010 - 7:34 PM
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Okay so I just got a definite deal on a 2.2L 5S-FE engine with 40k on it. Its out of one of my buddies camry's! I'm still going to inspect the hell out of the car nonetheless though.
post Dec 18, 2010 - 7:48 PM
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QUOTE (4-eyed-freek @ Dec 18, 2010 - 8:26 PM) *
351k on mine, runs great!

See, take care of it and it'll last. That just made my day!
post Dec 18, 2010 - 8:15 PM
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Alright I need to know what model and year camry that the 5s-FE engine is identical to a 98 Celica GT..My buddies camry is a 98, same year.
post Dec 18, 2010 - 8:28 PM
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IIRC, the exhaust manifold is different than a celicas, has something to do with the angle. Although engine for engine I think that they might be the same, as far as mounting and what not...dont quote me though on that one. Im sure that someone here has thrown in a 5S from a Camry (do some searching)
post Dec 18, 2010 - 8:55 PM
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315,500 here. take good care of it, use QUALITY oil and it won't really die that easy.


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post Dec 18, 2010 - 9:18 PM
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See, it just gets better and better.......Im hoping to get at least another 50-70K before I tear it all down.
post Dec 18, 2010 - 9:19 PM
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Dont get an engine unless u need it, once in a while u may get a celica engine, and if u save, u may end up doing a swap. So no sense to change the engine twice.


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post Dec 19, 2010 - 12:33 AM
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200k on mine. I maintain it VERY well, but let's just say I dirve it like I have another motor on the way... Still runs great.


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post Dec 19, 2010 - 3:08 AM
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i did 294k before throwing a rod


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post Dec 19, 2010 - 10:53 PM
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treat it like its your child and it will love you back! trust me.


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post Dec 21, 2010 - 10:22 PM
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got my 2nd celi last october with 205k miles. took it to san diego 2x now. third time tomorrow.


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post Dec 22, 2010 - 4:17 AM
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you have to take into account the transmission and suspension. Those parts have 200k miles on them also.

Before you take it home make sure there is no strange noises while going over bumps and the steering is tight.

It can cost an arm and a leg to replace suspension bushings.

My friends car has 250k miles on it and it runs great. Only problem is it would not pass smog because the catalytic converted is worn out.

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