3rd & 4th Generation (1992–1996 & 1997–2001)Toyota Camry Discussion for years: 1992-1996 & 1997-2001
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If I have a 93 Rev 2 block, would those jackets align to the same year GE head?
50/50 of that happening.
Similarly would a 91 Rev 1 block, also align to it's same year GE head?
Same as above.
And just lastly, you mentioned the 98+ 5S matches the corresponding GE head, aside from the reinforced block, are there any other advantages of purchasing one over an earlier one?
None but as listed.
I have both the 93 and 91 blocks on hand, and don't think I'll be looking at anything over 400WHP max, so would these be suitable, or would I still need a sleeve/98 block?
You're fine with what you have. Personally, I would go with a 98 block. You don't have to spend the extra to machine it plus it comes with the reinforcement you need in case your block doesn't hold out.
The inner rod diameter which assembles on the crankshaft is smaller on the 3SGTE rods. As you see above, you need to mill the crankshaft down because the 3SGTE rods are "beefier," or wider so to speak.
The 5SFE comes with a forged crank plus the 2.2L displacement so that's the way to go.
If you can get your hands on a +98 block, then you'd be set. The cylinder walls are thicker than earlier year 5sfe's and you can overbore more on a 5S block than a 3S block.
Edit: transmission swap info further updated.
I can see a machinist making the journal smaller in diameter, but is it possible to widen it also? Why not just get stonger rod bolts and use the existing 5sfe piston rod setup...
Last edited by daygobaker; 11-16-2012 at 11:10 PM.
Because the small size of the rod bolts completely defeat the purpose of making a stronger one.
Although I can see the relationship with size and strength, isn't it possible to use a rod bolt that the same size (in respect to diameter) but engineered to be stronger....its what they do in the Honda's... they replace there rods bolts when boosting because its the weak point in the engine....
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