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#1 Old 08-26-2006, 09:31 PM
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How is the 2.2L 5SFE engine?

Got offered a 2000 Solara with a blown engine for free. What's the story on these engines and maybe a good lead on a used or rebuilt replacement? Been a Camry driver for 15 years. It presently has 514,000 miles and is getting tired.

Not intimidated to do the engine swap myself.

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514,000 Miles, damn bro i have respect for you to drive that thing so long. Id be bored a long time ago. As for engine swaps go to your local junkyard and you could possibly come accross a good motor. If you want to you could drop a 1MZFE if you wanted to.


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It's my drive to work car. 75 miles one way. Got a couple of BMWs when I want to put on airs.

I'm looking for fuel economy. If it's like my Camry, the trans and suspension may be different between the 4cyl and 6cyl.
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The 5SFE is an extremely reliable engine. The causes of most problems seem to be; running out of oil and overheating (due to lack of maintenance) and extreme hot rodding.
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if the car is for free, i'd take it. Used 5sfes are for 500-750 at junkyards. Install will be close to 500-700 more. 5sfe are IMO the most reliable toyota engine ever.

Edit: As far as fuel economy goes, i get 31 mpg's from my 5sfe. I am the original owne and am currently at 96K miles. There are many members here with over 200K on their 5sfe's. Just get a low milage 5sfe swapped in and you should be set to go for another few years IMO.

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Thumbs up It's mine

Car looks in good shape. Can't beat the price.
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Take it and do a swap......... 1MZ SCed. 5 speed

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You seem to be accustom with engine swapping...where is the best place to find engine without buying a whole scrapped car ??

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Take it and do a swap......... 1MZ SCed. 5 speed
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engine swap

Something to keep in mind. A straight 4cyl to 4cyl is drop and install. If you change to a V6 and from auto to stick you will need the engine, transmission, wiring harness, ECU, pedals and assorted bracket and shift hardware and probably radiator, CV joints and hubs if they are similar to my Gen 2 Camry. Also I believe V6 cars have disk brakes front and rear where the 4 cyl has drums in the rear.
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the rear disc brake conversion was not hard at all. just drop in another 5sfe and put another 500k on it. fuel is expensive now anyway....
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That 500K Camry is an 88 that is real tired. I've been replacing components on it out of junkyards for about 5 years in an attempt to see how cheap I can keep it going. Two junkyard engines (3 sfe), a manual transmission, seats, supension arms, door, fender, and lots of little pieces. Everything under the hood has somebody's initials on it. Just snatched two front hubs off a donor for 15.00 a piece.

The Solara has around 70K and my intent is to drop another 5 sfe in it and drive on when the Camry dies. I will keep that rear disk conversion in mind. It's a good idea.

Hoping for around 30 mpg (mostly highway) with the 4 cyl Solara. I get around 32-35 with the old 88 Camry.
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Excellent on gas during highway. Expect 31-34 mpg. 75 miles each way, I'm sure you can hit 33 or 34 mpg highway

We recently bought a winterbeater/gas saver/work car.

93 camry, 5s-fe engine
202,000 miles
Noticed sludge, no oil, no coolant when we received the car.
We fixed some misc. parts and topped off the fluids, the car still runs strong. Its a VERY reliable engine. Period

a Free Solara, pop in a new engine plus labor if you wanted, you got yourself a bargain and another car for the next "x" amount of years. Maybe "xx"


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I had an '88 Camry, but sold it at 146k miles. The 5S-FE is a good stout engine. It's a lot smoother than the 3S-FE. Not fast, but makes decent torque for a 2.2L engine.

You easily get 30+ MPG on the highway.

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How is the hot wx performance. I know it's a 4 banger but can it get out of its own way? Obviously, it won't run like a V8 but does the extra displacement over a 3sfe give it a little better performance or is it lost in the weight gain from a Gen 2 Camry.
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Something to keep in mind. A straight 4cyl to 4cyl is drop and install. If you change to a V6 and from auto to stick you will need the engine, transmission, wiring harness, ECU, pedals and assorted bracket and shift hardware and probably radiator, CV joints and hubs if they are similar to my Gen 2 Camry. Also I believe V6 cars have disk brakes front and rear where the 4 cyl has drums in the rear.
Im interested by this... i own a auto 4cyl solara and i was planning on doing a v6 swap into it... and since im hearing a lot about how changing your auto to manual seems like a whole new story... how would a 4cyl to v6 auto swap fit?? would it all be 100% bolt on?? no special tools or anything i could just do it in my garage with some help
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