Originally Posted by mensajero
First of all, welcome to the forum. Yes, their is a lot of information regarding engine swamps. I guess your 2.2 is a 5SFE. Yes, these engine do work on your RAV4, which has a 3SFE. But the 3SFE is more reliable engine then the 5SFE. I've have read
that the 5SFE engine oil pump
suddenly clogs up when the engine has many miles on it. The 3SFE just keeps on rollin.
You can also check the Toyota V6 engine that end with the suffix FE, will mate with the 3SFE trans-axle. Look around, you will many projects.
Wow, that's just really bad information.
First, the 5sfe oil pump is the same as a 3sfe and reliability is usually determined by maintenance.
Second, FE just refers to the head, FE being economical, GE being performance.
The letter "S" in the engine code refers to the block.
For trannys an "E" or "S" series would bolt up.
Now, do you have awd or front wheel drive ? manual or auto ?
Because we have an S series motor in our Ravs, just like Camry, Celica, MR2, Solara of our generation (mid 90s), we can relativity easily fit any motor they have into our Ravs with our transmissions (fwd). The issues come with that is first the wiring (not easy), if you're awd then the "F" tranny (4wd) you have with the center diff doesn't fit onto a motor bigger than 2.0L because of the ribs on the back of the block. You can grind them down (a lot) and make it fit though.
The easiest options is a rebuilt 3sfe, swap a 3sge, 3sgte (all 2.0L)
A 5sfe is about the same HP as a 3sfe (maybe 10 more hp), not worth it IMO.
A V6 would be a fun option but keep in mind you need to fab a side mount and fitting the exhaust would be tough (with awd).
So, what are you goals ? just want a little more power or want to make a fast Rav ?