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by Rogue-AE95
Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla FWD / MR2
Topic: Relocating the oil pan drain bolt?
Replies: 0
Views: 10

Relocating the oil pan drain bolt?

I can understand for the MR layout that the oil pan drain is probably in a more ideal location since you likely jack up the rear of an AW11 for an oil change. But for FWD setups, jacking up the front of the car means the oil pan drain plug is higher than the lowest part of the pan while the front en...
by Rogue-AE95
Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: OST-045: 5AGTE.... again ;)
Replies: 19
Views: 506

Re: OST-045: 5AGTE.... again ;)

I always like these topics, even if I don't post in them much. Great work as always :idea:
by Rogue-AE95
Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: 4age PCV how does it work
Replies: 12
Views: 194

Re: 4age PCV how does it work

So it would be safe to plug off that fitting on the IM, and vent the cam cover fitting to a catch can? Or even 'just' using a small filter on the cam cover fitting?
by Rogue-AE95
Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: OST-045: 5AGTE.... again ;)
Replies: 19
Views: 506

Re: OST-045: 5AGTE.... again ;)

That's a lot of material in the one port :!:
by Rogue-AE95
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: OST-045: 5AGTE.... again ;)
Replies: 19
Views: 506

Re: OST-045: 5AGTE.... again ;)

1.7l?

How did those shims get what appears to be rust on them??
by Rogue-AE95
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: 4A-GE Engine Parts
Topic: FS: Various 4age bluetop (early bigport) parts and more
Replies: 6
Views: 411

Re: FS: Various 4age bluetop (early bigport) parts and more

I have gray connectors with 2 pins each. Not to derail a Buy-Sell-Trade topic into technical talk, but that distributor might be off an AE92. For the US market, I know for a fact that the smallport dizzy has two small-ish grey plugs, smaller than the two round AE86 / AW11 connectors. I'm not sure a...
by Rogue-AE95
Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Ignition timing problem
Replies: 48
Views: 1276

Re: Ignition timing problem

I'm also in the Tampa Bay area of FL. But I don't have much experience with this kind of diagnosis (and I don't have an AE86).
by Rogue-AE95
Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Happy holidays
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Re: Happy holidays

Indeed :idea: I much prefer to check forums for car stuff than FB.
by Rogue-AE95
Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:45 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Why such a small sump?
Replies: 4
Views: 426

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: 248

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: 452

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: 452

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: 2956

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: 2956

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: 2956

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: 2279

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: 1334

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: 1668

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: 1668

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: 1438

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: 520

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: 749

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: 2956

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: 953

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: 953

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: 2956

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: 2956

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: 709

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: 2956

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: 1047

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)?

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