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#41 (permalink) Old 11-21-2012, 05:19 AM
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Looks quite some bigger then the original engine from the RAV4. Does it fit?
Hope it runs as smooth as it looks.
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Engine looks great, I didn't know the V6 was a quad-cam engine. Should have some nice pep over the factory engine!

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Looking good R00BZ...I like that blue color painted intake manifold!
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Flywheel & Clutch are on today :-)

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I didn't realize so many people were slapping on TRD superchargers and turbos to these motors. There's some really big talk about their potential, good to know I guess!

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Hoping to have a good day tomorrow fitting the motor & box together... Will try to take photos but once I get going it's hard to remember!

@Mensa - I used a flywheel from a Toyota Hilux/Tacoma that had the face machined, and am using a Clutchpro clutch kit.

Interestingly, the Rav4 gearbox spline does not have a spigot for a pilot bearing, even though one is provided in the kit. I guess this clutch kit fits something else also...
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Keep us posted mate. Your the the tip of the spear for this project. And we are learning big time.
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OK a few problems today:

Firstly, THE 3VZE FLYWHEEL IS NOT COMPATIBLE WITH THE RAV4 GEARBOX!
I know I've been planning to use this for a while, but the ring gear is in the wrong place, and it sits too far from the block for the bellhousing and clutch to fit. I'll be looking for an OEM 1mzfe or 3vzfe flywheel now.

Secondly, I realised that that one of the engine mounts for 3vzfe is not able to be used in the rav, as there is no strengh in the radiator support to mount it to, so I will need to build a crossmember for this. I'll put up photos explaining this in more detail when I can.
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OK a few problems today:

Firstly, THE 3VZE FLYWHEEL IS NOT COMPATIBLE WITH THE RAV4 GEARBOX!
I know I've been planning to use this for a while, but the ring gear is in the wrong place, and it sits too far from the block for the bellhousing and clutch to fit. I'll be looking for an OEM 1mzfe or 3vzfe flywheel now.

Secondly, I realised that that one of the engine mounts for 3vzfe is not able to be used in the rav, as there is no strengh in the radiator support to mount it to, so I will need to build a crossmember for this. I'll put up photos explaining this in more detail when I can.
Wow, those are the surprises that will take a lot of wind out of once sail. but these issues aren't that difficult to fix. Drive on mate, Drive hard!!
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