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Gtguy22
Ok so I blew another engine, and im trying to figure out what to do. Basically I blew the stock celica 2.3, Threw in a jdm 2.3l, It ran like crap for about a year, and just crapped out on me today. So im looking at options. I am on a budget. But what do you guys think? Im starting to like the idea of maybe throwing in a 6 cyl engine. What would I be looking at? Otherwise, where can I find another good replacement engine? Or a good deal on a 3sgte setup ( and where i can get my harness done if i do?) Thanks for the help guys. I appreciate it as always.

P.S, my car is a 94 gt 5spd
bmj67
How did you manage to blow 2 engines. also the 5s is 2.2 not 2.3 read the stickies for info about engine swaps it has all been covered before including where to have your harness done.
HectortheRican
Send the harness to Dr. Tweak. I haven't had anything done by him, but from everyone on the forums who has, I've heard nothing but happy endings.

Personally, I'm leaning towards swapping in a 4AGE and not sure whether to turbo or supercharge it.
easternpiro1
i know i have alot of room to talk but you blew 2 motors? you SURE you want a 3sgte?!


try to holla at jim. he gets some nice clips! and if you ever want wiring done, dr. tweak on here is the guy to go to. (sorry bmj)
njccmd2002
dude, if you are on a budget, get a 5sfe and done. Or you can sell it afterwards.

3sgte or a v6 is not a budget swap...

Cheap. Reliable. Fast. Pick two.

its been said before, third time is the charm. Whats making your engines blow?
Gtguy22
somehow I keep getting holes in the engine. All the fluids start getting out, and bam, engines doneskie. what would you guys say im looking at with the 3sgte (price wise). I found a serious 3sgte short block for pretty cheap, but I would still need the rest of the components. I.E Computer, top end,.......... Suggestions?
Gtguy22
somehow I keep getting holes in the engine. All the fluids start getting out, and bam, engines doneskie. what would you guys say im looking at with the 3sgte (price wise). I found a serious 3sgte short block for pretty cheap, but I would still need the rest of the components. I.E Computer, top end,.......... Suggestions?
Gtguy22
somehow I keep getting holes in the engine. All the fluids start getting out, and bam, engines doneskie. what would you guys say im looking at with the 3sgte (price wise). I found a serious 3sgte short block for pretty cheap, but I would still need the rest of the components. I.E Computer, top end,.......... Suggestions?
jcbass7
I'll sell you what is left from my 2nd gen 3s. I'm located in Mass, it would be an easy deal since there is no shipping. I already have the harness extended and the correct ECU, etc. I sold a few things off of it, (turbo, downpipe, manifold, AFM, IC and piping) but the rest is still there.

PM me if you are interested.
njccmd2002
QUOTE (Gtguy22 @ Nov 9, 2010 - 8:31 AM) *
somehow I keep getting holes in the engine. All the fluids start getting out, and bam, engines doneskie. what would you guys say im looking at with the 3sgte (price wise). I found a serious 3sgte short block for pretty cheap, but I would still need the rest of the components. I.E Computer, top end,.......... Suggestions?



overheating or bad maintenance, change raadiator
Gtguy22
overheating. The car ran hot, air/fuel ratio was always a little weird with that engine
mgnt232
sourcing all those parts, that are in good condition and what not, IMO is going to be pretty hard and a little pricey if you need one thing ya know. The price of individual parts adds up, as to where u can buy a clip and have everything
but GL with whatever u end up doing
Remy
If your on a budget just put another 2.2 5sfe in their not worth sourcing out parts because you have a 3s block just imo...
cyberblader1130
I'm with just about everyone else with this one. Drop another 5sfe in it and figure out whats causing you to go through motors like that.
Gtguy22
Well I took all of your advice. I found a 5sfe in Rhode island for $615. It has 101,000 miles on it. I thought it was a great deal. That wasnt even the best part. THey through in a full, unused body kit, that was sitting in the car when whoever owned it, junked it. Talk about getting some good luck finally. Wish my order of operations wasnt so f'd up. Anyway, im going to try to drop the thing in this weekend if i can. Wish me luck boys, its gunna be a tough weekend
Gtguy22
p.s the body kit doesnt have any holes drilled in it. Is this normal?
njccmd2002
pics to see!!
Remy
QUOTE (Gtguy22 @ Nov 12, 2010 - 6:10 PM) *
p.s the body kit doesnt have any holes drilled in it. Is this normal?

If its still new and never been fitted yes its normal, while the engine is out you might want to do a little "refresh" on it too if your low on funds do the major ones like cam seals, front/rear main seal, t-belt, etc...pretty much the harder ones to do when the engine is in your car.
mgnt232
Ive had 3 different kits, if they dont have holes, then they are new (unfitted). May take a little work to get them to fit perfectly.
What kind of kit is it?
TerBeau
i wouldnt waste time doing a swap cuz guess what BOOOM youll blow that motor then youll be really ticked!! i no i would. and u say your on a bugdet build and every time you do a budget build it will end up like poop, soo pay the money do it right and walaaaaah!!! you just may have a great long lasting great running source of ttransport. also is this your daily driver?
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