Does any one know which engine the RAV4 V6 will have? 1MZ-FE, 3Mz-FE?
Guess you are right. Will in deed do. :thumbs_up:I would definitely contact user the The Drifter (certified mechanic who has done engine swaps before) or wolf tm250 (who is an engine builder by trade).
Both are not visiting this forum at the moment, so you will have to PM them and hope for the best.
They can help you further in the search for the best fitting and best solution for what you like to do. Notice that replacing an engine usually is VERY time consuming, very costly and a headache for the not so experienced DIY-er. Also notice that a lot of the engines out there for sure will not fit in the RAV4. There are fairly limited amount of real fits.
Plus you have to serious take into account your 4WD system which can be easily getting you into trouble if not fitting properly.
First of all, I have a 5 speed, . Regarding the Flywheel, I think I'll need a Camry flywheel. Pricey though, 350.00+.The 3mz/5mz should fit in your engine bay and bolt to your existing gearbox (manual assumed) with a custom flywheel.
If you have an auto, you may be able to use the flywheel from the motor and torque converter from the box (if the bolt pattern is the same.)
As all the old guys know. I HAVE the turbo kit in my garage. But when you've had a Chevy Nova with a 383, you become addictive to torque. Remember, this 3SFE engine already has 100k miles come this summer. (BTW, I'll run it on the DYNO in the next few weeks) A freshly rebuild V6 will quench my thirst for power, and then some. Who knows, it even might get some twin forced induction.Hmmm . . . would it be easier, less expensive, and yield at least nearly the same amount of power to go with a turbo or supercharger conversion for your existing engine? Or not . . .
OK, I think you could also use a flywheel from a 3vze Hilux Surf, but it would need to be machined a bit... One of those would set you back a bit less, cheaper still if it came from a scrap yard. (This is what I'm using, with a 3vz-fe, but the 3/5mzfe bolt pattern should be the same.)First of all, I have a 5 speed, . Regarding the Flywheel, I think I'll need a Camry flywheel. Pricey though, 350.00+.