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by yoshimitsuspeed
Sat Dec 05, 2015 9:27 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Keeping 1600 with a 7afe block
Replies: 12
Views: 1131

Re: Keeping 1600 with a 7afe block

Just a quick question to ask if any one has increased the rod size in a 7afe block to keep the engine in the 1600 class? Was just talking about the possibility this week, opening out the question. If you are required to stay 1600 because of racing class or any other reason then it's a great way to ...
by yoshimitsuspeed
Sat Dec 05, 2015 12:22 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: best place to get a tune for a newly turbod 4age
Replies: 13
Views: 849

Re: best place to get a tune for a newly turbod 4age

there is a learning curve to most systems. Lotsa 'tuners' won't step too far outside their comfort zone.... especially if it's some one-off system May not be worth it, for either (time = money) There is definitely a little learning curve but so far I haven't had many questions that I couldn't googl...
by yoshimitsuspeed
Sat Dec 05, 2015 12:18 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: best place to get a tune for a newly turbod 4age
Replies: 13
Views: 849

Re: best place to get a tune for a newly turbod 4age

Engine managment isn't complicated and one isn't vastly different from another. If someone tells you they are only knowledgeable with one I wouldn't trust them to be knowledgeable at all. It would be like hiring a professional driver to race your car and then them telling you that they could only d...
by yoshimitsuspeed
Fri Dec 04, 2015 11:14 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: yoshi - 4agte question
Replies: 22
Views: 1610

Re: yoshi - 4agte question

Counsel me here. I have some familiarity with NA upgrades on small block Ford V-8s. I know that I can bore and upgrade pistons, and I know I can set some better cams in place, (a lot of posts here on cams for the NA 4age) and, with a lighter flywheel pick up a lot of the response I'm looking for. A...
by yoshimitsuspeed
Thu Dec 03, 2015 9:08 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: yoshi - 4agte question
Replies: 22
Views: 1610

Re: yoshi - 4agte question

the single biggest problem with a stock 4AGE is the piston ring lands.... or more accurately the oiling ring land uses a large slit to evacuate oil from the ring. This slit doesn't support the 2nd compression ring as well as a different designed oil land that uses round holes instead of the slit. T...
by yoshimitsuspeed
Thu Dec 03, 2015 8:49 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: best place to get a tune for a newly turbod 4age
Replies: 13
Views: 849

Re: best place to get a tune for a newly turbod 4age

Just looking for the name of the best shop in California that does the best tunes on boosted 4age. Anyone know any good shops? strongly recommend you also make sure the shop you choose is familiar with tuning the management system you have chosen. It doesn't matter how good they are, if they don't ...
by yoshimitsuspeed
Thu Dec 03, 2015 8:45 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: best place to get a tune for a newly turbod 4age
Replies: 13
Views: 849

Re: best place to get a tune for a newly turbod 4age

I can't help you on finding a location but I would suggest you learn as much about this and do as much of it as you possible can. The more familiar you are with the system the more self reliant you are. Start having issues with the system 100 miles from home and the much more likely you will be to r...
by yoshimitsuspeed
Wed Dec 02, 2015 9:43 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: yoshi - 4agte question
Replies: 22
Views: 1610

Re: yoshi - 4agte question

Counsel me here. I have some familiarity with NA upgrades on small block Ford V-8s. I know that I can bore and upgrade pistons, and I know I can set some better cams in place, (a lot of posts here on cams for the NA 4age) and, with a lighter flywheel pick up a lot of the response I'm looking for. A...
by yoshimitsuspeed
Wed Dec 02, 2015 4:58 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: yoshi - 4agte question
Replies: 22
Views: 1610

Re: yoshi - 4agte question

Yes... it is fair to say that there is a big difference between the market for supercharger kits for the new 86, and the market for turbo kits for the AE86. Totally different demographic. One is ripe for bolt-on kits, and the other is more of a DIY and low-budget market. Therefore, making a big inv...
by yoshimitsuspeed
Wed Dec 02, 2015 9:36 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: yoshi - 4agte question
Replies: 22
Views: 1610

Re: yoshi - 4agte question

I have just been cruising the interweb and looking at how some of the supercharger manufacturerss/installers sell their kits. Basically, they offer to supply and/or install a kit that does away with the need for the customer to know anything about engines or the technicalities of performance enhanc...
by yoshimitsuspeed
Wed Dec 02, 2015 9:14 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: yoshi - 4agte question
Replies: 22
Views: 1610

Re: yoshi - 4agte question

I have an ae82 that I'd like to bump the power on. I've been reading the post on turbos that you put up a year or so ago, along w/comments, particularly by jinx and jondee (I believe that's the first time I've seen him ASK a question.) Jinx referred to a project by neil8586, but I haven't been able...
by yoshimitsuspeed
Fri Nov 27, 2015 10:18 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: yoshi - 4agte question
Replies: 22
Views: 1610

Re: yoshi - 4agte question

In the 4A world it's more that 98% of the turbo guys will be running used turbos. They will pick something up for $150 to $250 at the junk yard or on ebay and will want to design their system around that. Some actually choose their turbo around what flange options I offer but most already have a tur...
by yoshimitsuspeed
Fri Nov 27, 2015 10:14 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Tips for first rebuild of bluetop.
Replies: 19
Views: 1734

Re: Tips for first rebuild of bluetop.

Personally I believe FIPG is the absolute best and most reliable way to seal an oil pan. And most other components for that matter.
These little things make a huge difference though.
http://www.felpro-only.com/blog/snapups ... tion-snap/
by yoshimitsuspeed
Fri Nov 27, 2015 12:03 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Tips for first rebuild of bluetop.
Replies: 19
Views: 1734

Re: Tips for first rebuild of bluetop.

Totally thought i had already repyled. Thanks oldeskewltoy. SO, as much as i would love to do a S/C or Turbo build, I am a 17 year old on a grocery store budget ;) Just a couple newbie questions, will i have to buy a new gasket set or rebuild set if so any recommendations? Thanks for the patience g...
by yoshimitsuspeed
Thu Nov 26, 2015 11:02 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: yoshi - 4agte question
Replies: 22
Views: 1610

Re: yoshi - 4agte question

I think I have found a source for a reasonably decent quality manifold that is manufactured overseas. I can also get CXracing stuff for a small discount. Not enough to get it to a customer much cheaper but enough that I can make a couple bucks on the deal if you go through me. I haven't had enough i...
by yoshimitsuspeed
Thu Nov 26, 2015 11:51 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: yoshi - 4agte question
Replies: 22
Views: 1610

Re: yoshi - 4agte question

The two big things are demand and budget. I sell about three bottom mount manifolds a year. I keep thinking about taking them off the site because I make them so rarely every one is kind of a learning process all over again and a bit of a PITA but instead I just bumped the price up a bit. If I could...
by yoshimitsuspeed
Wed Nov 25, 2015 8:40 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: facebook "killing forums" ?
Replies: 32
Views: 4318

Re: facebook "killing forums" ?

Everyone these days wants everything right here right now. People want easy access on their phones and tablets. Having everything in one place makes that a lot easier. Facebook is much more of an ADD mentality, here one minute, gone the next. Unfortunately I think that represents many new minds. Whe...
by yoshimitsuspeed
Wed Nov 25, 2015 4:59 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: 4AGE 20V Blacktop ecu help
Replies: 6
Views: 831

Re: 4AGE 20V Blacktop ecu help

Hello, I recently got a 4age 20v blacktop engine to put in my corolla e11, im not sure of the condition of the engine so I want to rebuild it first before swapping it in. I was planning on Tomie rods and pistons for the bottom end and keeping the head stock. My concern is will the stock ecu be able...
by yoshimitsuspeed
Tue Nov 24, 2015 8:35 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Tips for first rebuild of bluetop.
Replies: 19
Views: 1734

Re: Tips for first rebuild of bluetop.

The only 4A 'build' I've done was nothing more than having a bluetop crank turned 010/010(or .25/.25). Left the bores untouched since ther was no wear ridge. Also took a chance with the oe rods, as the bearings were barely showing copper. Put it back together, new gasket.... ran flawless and lasted...
by yoshimitsuspeed
Tue Nov 24, 2015 12:03 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: 7AGE T-vis, keep it or toss it?
Replies: 2
Views: 340

Re: 7AGE T-vis, keep it or toss it?

If properly sized and tuned TVIS would benefit a 7A just as much as a 4A. So I think the question becomes whether the TVIS you plan to use is close enough to optimal to give you a more desirable power curve than an alternative. If we were to go simple and say keep the TVIS mani then I would definite...
by yoshimitsuspeed
Mon Nov 23, 2015 7:56 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Tips for first rebuild of bluetop.
Replies: 19
Views: 1734

Re: Tips for first rebuild of bluetop.

how much is the bluetop 'rebuild' gonna cost ? ....probably more than a gze swap (if u can still find one)? Likely true but with one you end up with a rebuilt motor and the other you are installing a 20-30 year old motor with unknown miles, unknown condition with a supercharger that can't be rebuil...
by yoshimitsuspeed
Mon Nov 23, 2015 7:54 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Tips for first rebuild of bluetop.
Replies: 19
Views: 1734

Re: Tips for first rebuild of bluetop.

It is my daily so im not looking for anything too crazy. The cars new heart is the exact same as the old, 16v bluetop. I was reading up on the Bill Sherwood page and started tossing around the idea of a pair of 256 cams. Just not sure how they'd run on a stock bluetop. I hear a lot about dumping lo...
by yoshimitsuspeed
Sun Nov 22, 2015 8:03 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Tips for first rebuild of bluetop.
Replies: 19
Views: 1734

Re: Tips for first rebuild of bluetop.

Engine develop a cringy rod knock. Ive got the new to me block and crank. I would just like to know what parts are reusable from my old engine. Ive already lined up a machine shop to hot tank my block, deck it, bore it, check the block.and crank, polish crank, jet wash and plane my head aswell as c...
by yoshimitsuspeed
Mon Nov 16, 2015 8:12 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Blacktop rebuild. Track use
Replies: 5
Views: 948

Re: Blacktop rebuild. Track use

I am currently using a 4AGE 20v blacktop with a q16 vp racing fuel 116 octane and 10% oxygen, with custom mapping on a motec m400 and i have an out 135 hp at the crank, 115 whp. Most probably i rebuild my engine. And i wanted to know what do you think about to put in the engine. Also i will be usin...
by yoshimitsuspeed
Wed Nov 11, 2015 2:11 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: AE86 carbureted drift problem!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1043

Re: AE86 carbureted drift problem!!!

So you are saying that it bogs for 40 min after you try to get sideways? Does it do it every time or just sometimes? Is it always the same amount of time? It does it around the same time every time but that's if I'm drifting in only one direction or doing donuts in one direction. I go and drift at ...
by yoshimitsuspeed
Wed Nov 11, 2015 1:53 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: 3sgte, 4agze or 4 age turbo
Replies: 16
Views: 1458

Re: 3sgte, 4agze or 4 age turbo

I think there are still a similar percentage of people boosting their 4AGEs. It's just that the percentage of people posting to forums has dropped so much over the last 5 years that you will see a lot less performance builds or interesting threads in general. If you subscribe to a lot of the faceboo...
by yoshimitsuspeed
Mon Nov 09, 2015 9:57 pm
Forum: Want to BUY (seeking sellers)
Topic: 250-260 degree cams.
Replies: 6
Views: 515

Re: 250-260 degree cams.

Mid 250 degree with up to 8.5mm lift. It's a budget build so good used cam/s are welcome. personally I wouldn't waste my time with something so small. With the right build and tune you shouldn't loose any significant low end with a good 260s cam or smaller 270s like my 272. It does depend on your b...
by yoshimitsuspeed
Mon Nov 09, 2015 9:49 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Engine not running 100% HELP!!! (4AGE NOOB)
Replies: 6
Views: 771

Re: Engine not running 100% HELP!!! (4AGE NOOB)

sirdeuce wrote:Timing belt?


Wouldn't hurt to check but it should show up on a compression test.
by yoshimitsuspeed
Mon Nov 09, 2015 6:32 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: 4age oversized valves replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 1222

Re: 4age oversized valves replacement

Pretty sure I was inquiring about the 16v but it was a long time ago so I won't make any promises.
by yoshimitsuspeed
Mon Nov 09, 2015 10:03 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: 4age oversized valves replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 1222

Re: 4age oversized valves replacement

O/S valves are only half the story.... you'll need O/S seats installed into your head so you can accommodate O/S valves. Ferrea, Supertech, and SI Valve (likely a few others) all carry an O/S 4AGE valve, a set is usually under $300 Supertech recommends running the stock seats. Don't ask me how this...

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