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by tommy_t
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: 4A-GE Engine Parts
Topic: sold 20v trd flywheel
Replies: 19
Views: 2591

Re: 20v trd flywheel going cheap

How many miles are on the flywheel? Did it affect driveability?
by tommy_t
Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:36 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: 4AGE 20V MANIFOLD GLOWING! HELP (SOLVED)
Replies: 28
Views: 3756

Re: 4AGE 20V MANIFOLD GLOWING! HELP

And while I am thinking about it.... can ANYONE tell me from 100% their own personal observation, where the AE111 (blacktop 20V) ignition timing sits at idle (when set to 8-12 deg BTDC with the engine in diagnostic mode), AFTER removing the jumper wire ??? What I am getting at is... does the timing...
by tommy_t
Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Silvertop to blacktop camshaft conversion
Replies: 2
Views: 717

Re: Silvertop to blacktop camshaft conversion

Thanks dude
by tommy_t
Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Silvertop to blacktop camshaft conversion
Replies: 2
Views: 717

Silvertop to blacktop camshaft conversion

So the silver top vvt pulley is now discontinued and the prices for what is left is in the 700-800 range I've been doing some searching but I am not coming up with much. If I want to run the blacktop vvt pulley and camshafts, do I just need to do the typical blacktop ecu conversion or is there more ...
by tommy_t
Sat May 27, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: 4A-GE Engine Parts
Topic: Lots of 4age 16v and 20v parts (Update!)
Replies: 26
Views: 8836

Re: Lots of 4age 16v and 20v parts

Is the alternator for a silvertop?
by tommy_t
Tue Apr 19, 2016 9:34 am
Forum: 4A-GE Engine Parts
Topic: Toda 20v cam gears, OEM VVT gears, T3 crank pulley, etc.
Replies: 49
Views: 9210

Re: Toda 20v cam gears, OEM VVT gears, T3 crank pulley, etc.

Do you have ST poncams and VVT gear?
by tommy_t
Sun Mar 13, 2016 4:29 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: 20v thermostat coolant bleeder valve
Replies: 4
Views: 1399

Re: 20v thermostat coolant bleeder valve

Thanks Jondee. That is the procedure that I have always used since I could not find the valve. I assumed that this engine did not have it, but I wanted to make sure since I am about to do another flush.

Thanks!
by tommy_t
Sun Mar 13, 2016 6:28 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: 20v thermostat coolant bleeder valve
Replies: 4
Views: 1399

Re: 20v thermostat coolant bleeder valve

Is it possible that the 20v does not have a thermostat bleeder valve? The 4age that is found in MR2s have this valve, but I can't find anything confirming that the 20v has this... Maybe that the 4age in the MR2 has this valve due to the longer distance between the engine and radiator but it was not ...
by tommy_t
Fri Mar 11, 2016 11:22 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: 20v ST redline at startup
Replies: 13
Views: 2081

Re: 20v ST redline at startup

Thanks, sirdeuce. I will give that a shot
by tommy_t
Fri Mar 11, 2016 11:21 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: 20v thermostat coolant bleeder valve
Replies: 4
Views: 1399

20v thermostat coolant bleeder valve

I am unable to locate the thermostat coolant bleeder valve on a 20v ST. Does anyone have a picture of it by any chance?


Thanks,
by tommy_t
Tue Mar 08, 2016 3:36 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: 20v ST redline at startup
Replies: 13
Views: 2081

Re: 20v ST redline at startup

Maybe it was a stuck throttle... Not sure how I would have missed that when I checked it. Maybe I was in too much of a rush due to the high RPMs.... I took you all's advice and I oiled the throttle linkage and now there is no issue. Now I am just concerned about how much damage was done. I noticed t...
by tommy_t
Thu Mar 03, 2016 4:51 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: 20v ST redline at startup
Replies: 13
Views: 2081

Re: 20v ST redline at startup

Thanks for the replies, everyone.

I'll check the dash pot vacuum tomorrow and provide an update.
by tommy_t
Thu Mar 03, 2016 12:25 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: 20v ST redline at startup
Replies: 13
Views: 2081

Re: 20v ST redline at startup

Thanks for the replies. Your answers makes me even more confused since I am sure that the throttle is closed upon startup. I am seriously thinking about cutting my losses. I have owned this car for 5 years and dropped over $10k in it so far to get it running right, but it has only been drivable for ...
by tommy_t
Thu Mar 03, 2016 9:23 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: 20v ST redline at startup
Replies: 13
Views: 2081

Re: 20v ST redline at startup

I don't see any reason to believe that it is a sticking throttle. The throttle was closed when I checked it. It was sitting at redline long enough for me to crank up the car, jump out of my seat, check for a sticking throttle, run back to my seat, and shut off the car. Maybe not quite 15 seconds. By...
by tommy_t
Thu Mar 03, 2016 5:04 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: 20v ST redline at startup
Replies: 13
Views: 2081

20v ST redline at startup

Hey, my engine revs to redline immediately at startup and then settles at about 4ooo after about 15 seconds. I never let it run further than that out of fear of damaging the engine. Has anyone seen this before? I am trying to determine if it is the VVT solenoid, IACV, or TPS sensor. Any ideas? Could...
by tommy_t
Tue Nov 25, 2014 5:32 am
Forum: 4A-GE Engine Parts
Topic: FS: 20v Silver top LONG BLOCK
Replies: 9
Views: 1582

Re: FS: 20v Silver top LONG BLOCK

Where are you located?
by tommy_t
Sat Sep 20, 2014 8:01 am
Forum: Want to BUY (seeking sellers)
Topic: WTB Silvertop 5sp ECU
Replies: 2
Views: 671

WTB Silvertop 5sp ECU

If anyone has one available, let me know how much you are looking for.


Thanks,
by tommy_t
Tue Mar 18, 2014 7:43 am
Forum: Want to BUY (seeking sellers)
Topic: wtb 20 silvertop dizzy
Replies: 0
Views: 207

wtb 20 silvertop dizzy

Does anyone have silvertop dizzy? Name your price...
by tommy_t
Tue Jun 25, 2013 1:22 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Silvertop 20v valve tick
Replies: 13
Views: 1812

Re: Silvertop 20v valve tick

...changing to 10w30 today. Why? Hope not in the belief that something is wrong or that something different is going to happen. If you're not in Norway putting gear oil in it or Morocco with 0-5, It's fine, you'll do MUCH MORE serious wear to the engine by starting it with an empty un-primed filter...
by tommy_t
Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:31 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Silvertop 20v valve tick
Replies: 13
Views: 1812

Re: Silvertop 20v valve tick

By the way, here are a couple of examples that I found mentioning that the wrong oil could cause the valvetrain noise. I am definitely not going to take one person's opinion about something like this. I researched quite a bit and the way people were speaking, it almost sounded as if it was common k...
by tommy_t
Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:28 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Silvertop 20v valve tick
Replies: 13
Views: 1812

Re: Silvertop 20v valve tick

I am placing the negative to the terminal that is nearest to the gear.... Short circuiting the wire that energizes the VVwhatever's oil valve solenoid ? That is NFG. Disconnect or power it only ! NOW. Allen, I was testing the issue to confirm that it was indeed the pulley by running 12v to the sole...
by tommy_t
Tue Jun 25, 2013 3:14 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: VVT pulley failure causes engine damage?
Replies: 1
Views: 548

VVT pulley failure causes engine damage?

I read that people have been driving with the ticking Silvertop VVT pulley.

Supposedly, it will only effect performance as VVT will not work properly. Does this sound correct? It will take two to four months before my part gets here....

Thanks,
by tommy_t
Mon Jun 24, 2013 2:17 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Silvertop 20v valve tick
Replies: 13
Views: 1812

Re: Silvertop 20v valve tick

It is the vvt pulley. I have been reading that this will not damage the engine and that the only true issue is the noise. There could also be some decrease in performance. Does that sound correct? I found a place that can get me one but it is $500 and it will take 8-12 weeks to get here... Thanks fo...
by tommy_t
Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:43 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Silvertop 20v valve tick
Replies: 13
Views: 1812

Re: Silvertop 20v valve tick

I have been trying to test the VVT pulley but every time I connect the leads, the car stalls out. Am I doing something wrong?

I am placing the negative to the terminal that is nearest to the gear....
by tommy_t
Sun Jun 23, 2013 7:09 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Silvertop 20v valve tick
Replies: 13
Views: 1812

Re: Silvertop 20v valve tick

By the way, here are a couple of examples that I found mentioning that the wrong oil could cause the valvetrain noise. I am definitely not going to take one person's opinion about something like this. I researched quite a bit and the way people were speaking, it almost sounded as if it was common kn...
by tommy_t
Sun Jun 23, 2013 6:22 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Silvertop 20v valve tick
Replies: 13
Views: 1812

Re: Silvertop 20v valve tick

Thanks for the reply. I actually read that in multiple places. It does not surprise me at all that it is BS. The tick is not extremely loud. I am taking it to Forged Performance in Atlanta tomorrow to have them to do a quick look to confirm. I will probably check the lash next weekend. I will provid...
by tommy_t
Sat Jun 22, 2013 4:18 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Silvertop 20v valve tick
Replies: 13
Views: 1812

Silvertop 20v valve tick

I just purchased an 87 MR2 with a Silvertop 20v 4age. I did a compression test before purchasing and everything checked out. I also test drove it twice before purchasing it. The day after I brought it home, I noticed a valve tick from what appears to be the exhaust side, but I can't confirm it becau...

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