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by Rogue-AE95
Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Any tricks to replacing the oil pan?
Replies: 5
Views: 308

Re: Any tricks to replacing the oil pan?

I'll never understand why aftermarket companies (like Fel-Pro) haven't made a proper rubber oil pan gasket for these engines. I found this company that makes silicone oil pan gaskets. Maybe someone can reach out to them? I'd buy a notched block (20v) version. https://realgaskets.com/product/oil-pan-...
by Rogue-AE95
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla FWD / MR2
Topic: AW11 steering rack mount dimensions
Replies: 0
Views: 188

AW11 steering rack mount dimensions

I'd like to know if someone with AW11 manual rack mount bushings can measure them. For the D shaped one, I'd like to know the top-bottom and front-rear dimensions, inside and outside. The round one, the ID & OD. This is a poly set I had found when searching. But I couldn't get the specs, not eve...
by Rogue-AE95
Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Dumb question time, of wrist pins & modifying pistons
Replies: 7
Views: 398

Re: Dumb question time, of wrist pins & modifying pistons

Thanks Jon, for some reason in my searching I hadn't seen Teflon buttons. I'll have to call up some machine shops in my area (few that there are) and ask about this. I'm sure there won't be anything off the shelf. I think I'd rather have this set up than trying to have a steel bushing made for the r...
by Rogue-AE95
Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Dumb question time, of wrist pins & modifying pistons
Replies: 7
Views: 398

Re: Dumb question time, of wrist pins & modifying pistons

I hadn't heard of buttons, or I'd forgotten about them. It's an interesting idea, although from one article I just read, they sound like they're intended to be used for race engines (torn down often). It seems that they basically sit in the space where the pin enters the piston, and the cylinder wal...
by Rogue-AE95
Fri Oct 09, 2020 4:14 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Dumb question time, of wrist pins & modifying pistons
Replies: 7
Views: 398

Re: Dumb question time, of wrist pins & modifying pistons

Thanks Jondee. The rods I'm thinking about this for are Honda, which all use press fit wrist pins. There's a little bit of old school upgrading for their D16 engines (very skinny rod) using a B18A/B / B20 con rod (more substantial rod). Some material is shaved down on the big end to make it narrower...
by Rogue-AE95
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Dumb question time, of wrist pins & modifying pistons
Replies: 7
Views: 398

Dumb question time, of wrist pins & modifying pistons

This is probably more of a general engine question, although the 4A-GE uses both types of wrist pin attachment. From looking at parts diagrams, it appears that the early 18mm press fit wrist pins are pressed directly into the steel of the con rods. The later 20mm floating wrist pins ride inside of a...
by Rogue-AE95
Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: OST-070: 7AGE for an N2 Levin
Replies: 24
Views: 1769

Re: OST-070: 7AGE for an N2 Levin

I'll have to remember these mods for the 7A-GE I want to build. Speaking of oiling and mods, would it be worthwhile to smooth out or polish the inner section of the block behind where the oil filter sits? And to radius that hole where the oil flows out and into the filter?
by Rogue-AE95
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: OST-070: 7AGE for an N2 Levin
Replies: 24
Views: 1769

Re: OST-070: 7AGE for an N2 Levin

OK, I remember now. That was the block that was restored to be like it was right off the factory floor, valve covers and all.

I'll have to think about what I want to do with my blocks. One machine shop I talked to said that they don't paint blocks.
by Rogue-AE95
Mon Aug 17, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: OST-070: 7AGE for an N2 Levin
Replies: 24
Views: 1769

Re: OST-070: 7AGE for an N2 Levin

Epoxy instead of paint? Have you heard of ceramic coating a block, for shedding heat? I was talking to someone at a shop who has ceramic coated parts for me, was getting some ideas. I was thinking about ceramic coating the 4A block that I've been using as a guinea pig (smoothing out the inside casti...
by Rogue-AE95
Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla FWD / MR2
Topic: Smallest wheel size that will fit over rear discs?
Replies: 5
Views: 1072

Re: Smallest wheel size that will fit over rear discs?

Thanks guys. Although I have to wonder if the AE92 GT-S rear discs, with calipers and all, are the same size? It looks like the AE92 rear rotors are 1cm larger in diameter than the AE86 ones. This all spawned from hoping to buy a set of Tercel wagon 13" aluminum rims (square design) for one of ...
by Rogue-AE95
Sun Aug 16, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: OST-070: 7AGE for an N2 Levin
Replies: 24
Views: 1769

Re: OST-070: 7AGE for an N2 Levin

I'm looking forward to this one, since I still haven't finalized what I want to do with my 7A.
by Rogue-AE95
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla FWD / MR2
Topic: Smallest wheel size that will fit over rear discs?
Replies: 5
Views: 1072

Re: Smallest wheel size that will fit over rear discs?

Thank you... I cannot believe that this info isn't out there somewhere in the www. At least not in my searches. I can't be the only person who has wondered this.
by Rogue-AE95
Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: 4A-GE Engine Parts
Topic: 4ag valve covers in los angeles
Replies: 2
Views: 786

Re: 4ag valve covers in los angeles

Willing to ship? Do you have valley covers too (bigport or smallport)?
by Rogue-AE95
Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla FWD / MR2
Topic: Smallest wheel size that will fit over rear discs?
Replies: 5
Views: 1072

Smallest wheel size that will fit over rear discs?

I was wondering, for those of us with a sedan or wagon (obviously non-GT-S) who want to do a rear disc brake swap. Or for those with the 88-89 GT-S with the smaller front brakes. Will 13" wheels clear the GT-S rear discs, calipers, etc? It looks like the USDM GT-S came with 14" wheels in a...
by Rogue-AE95
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:26 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Bigport & Smallport distributor parts interchangeability
Replies: 4
Views: 1529

Re: Bigport & Smallport distributor parts interchangeability

Thanks Jon. I didn't know an aftermarket ECU would be able to compensate for the distributor being slightly different. USDM distributors are definitely different than the ones you described. They both seem to have 4 and 1 pickups inside. I guess this will turn into a weekend project (on some weekend...
by Rogue-AE95
Thu Jun 04, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla FWD / MR2
Topic: SS brake lines
Replies: 4
Views: 1325

Re: SS brake lines

Techna-Fit does make a set for the AE92 GT-S. TOY-710SM The SM is for the smoked color. They also had red and blue, so the letters would be different. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Techna-Fit-Stainless-4-Brake-Lines-Kit-Smoke-for-1987-91-Toyota-COROLLA-GTS/264740215748 Looking back through my old emails,...
by Rogue-AE95
Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Bigport & Smallport distributor parts interchangeability
Replies: 4
Views: 1529

Bigport & Smallport distributor parts interchangeability

For USDM parts. I have what I am pretty sure is a stock SP distributor, came from a 1990 Geo Prizm GSi. And an MR2 dizzy which I know is OEM because it still has the Toyota part number decal. I set both to what I was pretty sure was TDC, but looking at the reluctors(?) inside, they aren't quite in t...
by Rogue-AE95
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: OST-064: Breathing on a 3 rib
Replies: 17
Views: 5503

Re: OST-064: Breathing on a 3 rib

I didn't realize those Molnar 40-20 rods required modifying the block. I had bought a set years ago from Orion, but I never used them.
by Rogue-AE95
Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Red Top Piston Max HP limit
Replies: 11
Views: 2840

Re: Red Top Piston Max HP limit

Thanks. Yes my pistons have that unfortunate slot design. That combined with being cast vs forged makes me leery of them, but as I said, I wouldn't try pushing them too much anyway. And I'd be paying someone for tuning, who hopefully knows what they're doing.
by Rogue-AE95
Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Red Top Piston Max HP limit
Replies: 11
Views: 2840

Re: Red Top Piston Max HP limit

On a related note. For "3rd party" cast pistons, which don't already have a coating (whatever it is that was done on OEM 10.3:1 pistons), would having the domes ceramic coated help when pushing for higher-than-stock HP? I'm guessing it at least helps with heat dispersion and so prevents ho...
by Rogue-AE95
Sat Jan 04, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: OST-062: Mixed Breed Autocross Whip
Replies: 19
Views: 5591

Re: OST-062: Mixed Breed Autocross Whip

Good to know that the DNJ quality is OK. When I got my set years ago, the quality seemed decent.

If only someone at DNJ would change the oil return slot into oil return holes. Or does that not matter too much?
by Rogue-AE95
Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: OST-062: Mixed Breed Autocross Whip
Replies: 19
Views: 5591

Re: OST-062: Mixed Breed Autocross Whip

The DNJ pistons have worked out well for people's builds? I still have a set that I never did use. I was planning to send them out for dome & skirt coating. But then I had changed my mind to doing a 7A-GE with late GZE pistons.
by Rogue-AE95
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: JDM KOUKI ECU OPTIONS
Replies: 19
Views: 6250

Re: JDM KOUKI ECU OPTIONS

Are there any JDM harness options for Megasquirt / DIYpnp?
by Rogue-AE95
Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Still building 7AGEs?
Replies: 18
Views: 6594

Re: Still building 7AGEs?

for AWD, a boosted 7AG (stock head/stock cam) will make more torque than you'd know what to do with A plain old journal bearing T28, T3 or small t3/t4 will do +1 on that, use the N/A manifold for best results. My main concern would be your tranny at that output level. Thankfully I do have the small...
by Rogue-AE95
Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Still building 7AGEs?
Replies: 18
Views: 6594

Re: Still building 7AGEs?

Rogue All depends on what you want from your engine. I had made a topic here a few years ago ( link ). Basically I'm thinking around 350 crank HP, so that my AWD drivetrain will put down in the range of 250-300 HP. I was hung up on cam choice, and turbo choice. I was looking at the GTX series from ...
by Rogue-AE95
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Still building 7AGEs?
Replies: 18
Views: 6594

Re: Still building 7AGEs?

I have a 7AFE longblock that's been sitting in my garage for a few years now. Also have a smallport head, 8.9 GZE pistons, Matrix Garage rods, etc. All of it just waiting on me to finish some other car projects that I ought to finish first. I'd love to get my 3rd car running and out of the garage be...
by Rogue-AE95
Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: tercel engine
Replies: 7
Views: 3114

Re: tercel engine

Isn't that the 1.5l 3A?
by Rogue-AE95
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: OST-053: Massaging a 20V Blacktop
Replies: 22
Views: 9241

Re: OST-053: Massaging a 20V Blacktop

For all the 16v heads you've done, I can imagine that the 16v bank is more than double the size of the 20v bank there :idea:
by Rogue-AE95
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Freshly Rebuilt 20V Silvertop
Replies: 11
Views: 3145

Re: Freshly Rebuilt 20V Silvertop

Are you using the OEM oil cooler plate? There are two different types from what I understand, one of which angles the oil filter towards the front of the engine (timing belt side) a little bit. I believe it's the plate found on the MR2 and AE86. I think the AE92 GT-S is a flat plate. At least on my ...

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