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by Rogue-AE95
Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:45 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Why such a small sump?
Replies: 4
Views: 260

Re: Why such a small sump?

Also of note is that the RWD oil pan is different than the FWD oil pans. It has grooves in the bottom of the lowest part of the pan, running front to rear (looking at the timing belt side of engine), whereas the FWD pan does not.
by Rogue-AE95
Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:48 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Some people
Replies: 3
Views: 125

Re: Some people

I'm at work and I don't have sound. I am seriously curious about the role of all that epoxy there? He used it to fill in between the runners so that it's solid in between the smallport intake runner openings. You can see on it where the bigport gasket was sitting, and the ports were partially block...
by Rogue-AE95
Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:16 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: 4AGZE Pistons
Replies: 10
Views: 253

Re: 4AGZE Pistons

Matrix Garage also has 16v pistons listed (and 20v on another page):

http://www.matrixgarage.com/store/pistons-1
by Rogue-AE95
Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:42 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: 4AGZE Pistons
Replies: 10
Views: 253

Re: 4AGZE Pistons

I got mine from Lithia Toyota back when there was someone there (Aaron maybe?) who would be able to order parts from Toyota Japan. I also had a coupon code, around this time of year, so I got them for a bit less.
by Rogue-AE95
Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla FWD / MR2
Topic: OST-044: What the "F"?
Replies: 25
Views: 2163

Re: OST-044: What the "F"?

Very nice! It will be interesting to see how the modified 7A-FE does. Whenever I push my CAT around, it seems that the poor thing can't breathe at all through those dinky intake ports and long-runner (early 4A-FE) intake manifold. Without yet having a 4A-GE, I can understand the benefits of using a ...
by Rogue-AE95
Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla FWD / MR2
Topic: OST-044: What the "F"?
Replies: 25
Views: 2163

Re: OST-044: What the "F"?

9A-FE?? The fact that the rods are MRP makes me think of their stroker kits.

Forged GE pistons, or custom FE ones?

Never knew the Euro cam was different. There was also a nicer FE exhaust manifold, UK or Euro. If I recall correctly you got one for your built-up 4A-FE.
by Rogue-AE95
Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla FWD / MR2
Topic: OST-044: What the "F"?
Replies: 25
Views: 2163

Re: OST-044: What the "F"?

oldeskewltoy wrote: their delay is why there have not been many new posts recently :cry:


I've been wondering how the "F" this head has been coming along ;)
by Rogue-AE95
Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: 500+ hp on stock bluetop cams?
Replies: 35
Views: 1524

Re: 500+ hp on stock bluetop cams?

Thanks for posting about this. I haven't yet built an engine, but I've set ~300 HP at the wheels (AWD) as my goal. So far the only cams I've really considered are the matched 256 Cat Cams that OST recommended to me a while ago. Paired with OST's headwork, I think that would be sufficient, especially...
by Rogue-AE95
Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla FWD / MR2
Topic: 4A-FE pistons question
Replies: 6
Views: 1080

Re: 4A-FE pistons question

Thanks for posting! I haven't given much thought to this idea since I posted this topic, but I'm glad to hear it's do-able.
by Rogue-AE95
Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:58 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Small port 4age with big port cams - Timing & Injector questions
Replies: 20
Views: 1064

Re: Small port 4age with big port cams - Timing & Injector questions

Gotcha :idea: I don't think I've reached blackbelt status quite yet, though :? The Honda side of things is much easier because so much has already been done, it comes down to either riding on the shoulders of someone else (like me buying that engine and using the tune for it) or following along with...
by Rogue-AE95
Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Small port 4age with big port cams - Timing & Injector questions
Replies: 20
Views: 1064

Re: Small port 4age with big port cams - Timing & Injector questions

or just about anything on a Honda ECU... THAT DOES NOT MAKE IT A GOOD IDEA !!! Well... not unless you have amazing skilz and don't mind spending a lot of time and money building something that runs almost as well as a factory setup ;) I disagree somewhat with this. Besides my All-Trac, I also own a...
by Rogue-AE95
Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:21 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: excessive oil pressure on fresh engine rebuild
Replies: 17
Views: 1012

Re: excessive oil pressure on fresh engine rebuild

toycort wrote:It is an Asain pump.


Makes me think that it's worth disassembling and inspecting a brand new Aisin oil pump, if one is being used for a build, to make sure there are no issues like this. I think there was some talk here previously about Aisin (OEM manufacturer) vs Toyota oil pumps.
by Rogue-AE95
Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: DIST. FUNCTION
Replies: 4
Views: 381

Re: DIST. FUNCTION

You can buy seal kits to replace that inner seal. I think Matrix Garage has a set, and there's at least one other brand out there too.

Edit:
http://www.matrixgarage.com/content/16- ... or-rebuild
by Rogue-AE95
Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Crank resurfacing
Replies: 5
Views: 562

Re: Crank resurfacing

Why not get a set of rods for the 42mm crank? I imagine it's more worth keeping the 42mm crank as-is than modifying it. If you're interested, I have a set of 42mm rods with ARP rod bolts I want to get rid of. They will need reconditioning, as the lackwit I bought them from (someone here) didn't ship...
by Rogue-AE95
Tue Jun 27, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla FWD / MR2
Topic: OST-044: What the "F"?
Replies: 25
Views: 2163

Re: OST-044: What the "F"?

Interesting. Is it advantageous to have the ex valves like that? What (or who) is this head for, if I may ask? I was thinking that it's a lot of work for an "economy" head, but a good experiment regardless. Like the early 4A-FE head you worked on for your CAT sedan. (I still hope you decid...
by Rogue-AE95
Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Please identify this 4a-ge for me.
Replies: 7
Views: 733

Re: Please identify this 4a-ge for me.

We never had 4A-GE powered Celicas in the US. I guess the OP is in Europe? I was thinking someone swapped a 4A-GE into a Celica (if this was in the US). Which wouldn't make sense since someone would be better off with a 3S-GE (stock vs stock).
by Rogue-AE95
Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:56 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Please identify this 4a-ge for me.
Replies: 7
Views: 733

Re: Please identify this 4a-ge for me.

The coolant pipe on the distributor makes me think it's an FX engine. I don't know about the EGR, MAP or AFM differences, though.
by Rogue-AE95
Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:53 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla FWD / MR2
Topic: OST-044: What the "F"?
Replies: 25
Views: 2163

Re: OST-044: What the "F"?

Cleaned up casting, like you do with the G heads? Or was it that nice from the foundry?
by Rogue-AE95
Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla FWD / MR2
Topic: OST-044: What the "F"?
Replies: 25
Views: 2163

Re: OST-044: What the "F"?

Figures about the oil passage. Why make something perfect, right? ;)

I guess the intake couldn't be any better of an angle, going more like ( instead of L.
by Rogue-AE95
Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Can a 4ac crankshaft work on a 4age?
Replies: 4
Views: 566

Re: Can a 4ac crankshaft work on a 4age?

You could always keep the parts as spares, especially if they're in good shape. I agree with the notion of getting a complete engine. I made the same mistake when I started out, I bought a disassembled 4A-GE out of an AE86. I ended up not being able to use any of the parts since my wagon has a FWD e...
by Rogue-AE95
Sat Jun 10, 2017 5:25 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla FWD / MR2
Topic: OST-044: What the "F"?
Replies: 25
Views: 2163

Re: OST-044: What the "F"?

I was hoping to see you attack one of the 2nd gen 4A-FE heads someday. I have one sitting atop the 7A-FE I bought to make a 7A-G(T)E, and wondered if it would be better or worse than the 1st gen head for building up a turbo'd economy engine.

Those 2nd gen intake ports are so steep.
by Rogue-AE95
Wed May 31, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: stuck a cheap endoscope camera down my spark plug hole - here's what I saw
Replies: 6
Views: 865

Re: stuck a cheap endoscope camera down my spark plug hole - here's what I saw

Those look like smallport pistons. Are the piston domes coated (OEM or aftermarket)?
by Rogue-AE95
Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: 4A-GE Engine Parts
Topic: ColtCams Tri-Flow Camshafts for 4AGE 16V
Replies: 6
Views: 1296

Re: ColtCams Tri-Flow Camshafts for 4AGE 16V

I've considered getting these cams before. I changed my plans to going 7A and turbo, and wonder how these would fare.
by Rogue-AE95
Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: I did some metrology on 4A-G pistons
Replies: 6
Views: 1024

Re: I did some metrology on 4A-G pistons

I was also able to look at the STL files at college. Very interesting! I didn't have time to get a proper screen cap of the image, but I took a couple pics with my phone. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v375/garbageboxlove/cars/ae101-piston_burdickjp.jpg~original http://img.photobucket.com/albums/...
by Rogue-AE95
Fri Apr 07, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: I did some metrology on 4A-G pistons
Replies: 6
Views: 1024

Re: I did some metrology on 4A-G pistons

Interesting, thanks for sharing! I'll have to see if I can look at the files on the CAD computers at my college.
by Rogue-AE95
Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: 4AGE Turbo Setups and numbers
Replies: 3
Views: 573

Re: 4AGE Turbo Setups and numbers

You are not alone, I would also like to see the builds with numbers. I'm planning a 7A-GTE in the future for my wagon. I was thinking about the GT2860RS.
by Rogue-AE95
Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: 88 gts with bad pickups
Replies: 14
Views: 1431

Re: 88 gts with bad pickups

All of the 16 valve (USA market) distributors should be a round body. But the two plugs coming out of it, there are two kinds. Definitely take pics of stuff that you remove. It's also a god idea to "bag & tag" your parts. When I dropped my wagon's subframe, I used some plastic trays to...
by Rogue-AE95
Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla FWD / MR2
Topic: Things I should know about the FX16?
Replies: 26
Views: 4037

Re: Things I should know about the FX16?

Nice work on the cargo cover!
by Rogue-AE95
Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: 88 gts with bad pickups
Replies: 14
Views: 1431

Re: 88 gts with bad pickups

I'm trying to remember, and I can't... are the 88-89 GTS distributor plugs round and green like the AE86 has? Are all the MR2 dizzy plugs that round & green type? I know the 90-91 smallport distributor has somewhat flatter, smaller, grey colored plugs. And the TPS had two versions, squarish and ...
by Rogue-AE95
Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: 88 gts with bad pickups
Replies: 14
Views: 1431

Re: 88 gts with bad pickups

I think he means the 4A-FE engine, being in the same engine family as the 4A-GE, it would bolt up to the GTS trans. But the wiring is completely different, and that would be a lot of work to make a downgraded engine run in the GTS. It would be better to fix this problem, or if going with another eng...

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