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#31 (permalink) Old 07-07-2012, 01:56 AM
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I have started re-assembly of the motor, but no headers so far because the cyl heads are going to have the seals done.

Just a teaser of the rebuild:
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Another thing came up. The Flywheel! Almost all the 3VZ-FE I've seen are Auto. I'm staying with my 5 speed. Which Flywheel and clutch will work. I have a Zoom Clutch in the box, will it fit? It's for the 3SFE engine.
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Looking good, is that the back of an RX8 i see in your driveway?
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Hey it has been quite some time since I've been here, but we've been pretty busy here!

CJ - Yes, that is the back end of an RX-8, and it is also the reason there has not been much progress on the Rav... A couple of months back, some idiot reversed out of his drive into the side of it while we were stopped at a red light.

While it was at the shop getting fixed, the painter flooded the engine and collapsed the starter bearings trying to crank it, so it went to the mechanic on a truck. He pulled the starter, looked at the motor and saw the apex seals were gone, so we decide to rebuild the rotors... Turns out the housings and rotors were past it so we sourced a motor from Japan and just got the car back last week.

So this week I'm back on the 3VZFE project and have made a little progress, I'll try to get a picture uo today!
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Another thing came up. The Flywheel! Almost all the 3VZ-FE I've seen are Auto. I'm staying with my 5 speed. Which Flywheel and clutch will work. I have a Zoom Clutch in the box, will it fit? It's for the 3SFE engine.
I'm using a stock clutch, as I'm using the Rav4 gearbox, but I have a 3VZE flywheel from a HiLux/Tacoma that has had 4mm(I think) machined off the face to fit the clutch.
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As long as you post pictures at the end or during the installment. They are worth million words.
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PROGRESS!
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I'm having a little trouble with the intake area at the moment, but will post some more pics tomorrow...
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Rebuild complete... Now onto the fitting to the gearbox!

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