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#1 Old 09-30-2011, 02:38 AM
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87 Cressida Engine

Hi,
I have few troubles one my 87 Cressida which is a 2.0 liter engine.
I would have loved to rebuilt it but the parts seems to be quite hard to find.
I'm planning to buy a 2.8 liter engine but I've got a few questions about it.
Would the 2.8 liter fit in the car(obvisously, the chassis are the same)?
What about the gearbox?
What would I need to order apart from the engine itself to do so?
Any trouble regarrding the fact that mine was a single camshaft and that the 2.8L engine is a DOHC?
Someone in my street have a recent carina from 1995 I think.
Would this engine hopefully fit my old car or is it best to order athe engine from a cressida?
Sorry for the english, it's not my mothertongue.Hope my description is clear enough to be understood.
Thanks in advance for your help.
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I believe you have either a 6 cylinder 1G-EU engine in a GX71 or a 4 cylinder 21R in an RX70.
Either way, the changes are the same.

The gearbox can be kept but the bellhousing must match the engine.
The computer and wiring harness will also need to match the engine.
Twin cam or single cam doesn't matter as long as you get the correct computer

The exhaust will also need to match the engine.

I am not sure if your engine cross member is suitable for an M series engine (Toyota likes to customise them to each engine).

You would find it easier to upgrade to a twin cam turbo 1G-GTE from Japan.
Same gearbox, mounts, etc as the old engine.
Will need a 1G-GTE computer /harness and a new exhaust.

For the effort involved in swapping to an M series engine, you could swap to a JZ series engine for the same effort.
New gearbox, computer, harness, mounts, exhaust.

The Lexus V8 has also been done in your model.
Search for "Pee Wee" for an example to follow.

Don't forget to upgrade the brakes and suspension too.

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Thank you very much for all the info.

I'll check the 1G-GTE engine as soon as possible.

I finally don't think of getting the 5MGE( sounds like it might be too expensive for what it is).

Also, I could try to get the full rebuild kit for the 1G-EU engine but it seems to be really hard to get on the Internet.

Thanks again for the info.
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I would have to agree with the above. The 5M-GE is a fantastic engine, my 1986 has one, but it isn't a powerhouse and really can't be with significant modification. I've seen example of things like 6M hybrid setups but they all take loads of work. Has value in the sense of keeping the car more original, but not for power.
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After months of research, I haven't been able to find an engine yet.

I'm considering rebuilding the engine but can not find any parts for it.

Would someone have any idea where I could look for these parts( Pistons, rings, etc)?

Kind regards
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Try rockauto.com. They offer international parts and shipping. I haven't checked for 1G parts specifically though.

Don't worry about English not being your native tongue. You're trying and not doing a bad job of it. It's the idiots that only speak English and can't manage it that bother me. You have better English than a LOT of people I know that have lived with only it all their lives.

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Thanks for the info but It seems that this engine has never been sold for the US market(New zealand, Europe and Japan).
I'll try to look for these parts in New zealand in a few weeks.
Thanks again for the precious help.
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The 1G engine family was sold mostly in Japan.
It was also sold for a couple of years in Europe.
New Zealand got a few on the grey market - not sure if Toyota NZ supports it.

Which parts do you need?
The Australian aftermarket industry often has overhaul parts like gaskets and bearings but not major parts like crankshafts.
http://catalog.acl.com.au/ACLWebCata...nders:6&pg=all

Just to make sure, which was your original engine?
4 or 6 cylinders?

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Hi Stepho,

The engine is a 6 cylinders straight.

Unfortunately, it seems than the australian catalogue doesn't provide parts for the 1g-eu.

But thanks for the info.

I'll keep looking on various websites and get back to the post if I can find something.
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Which parts do you need?
Have you thought of getting a grey market import 1G-EU engine?
Or getting a grey market half cut with a 1G-GTE (ie entire front half a Japanese market car from front bumper to dash).
But I'm not sure if New Caledonia has grey market imports like we do in Australia.
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Hi stepho,

I had never heard about the grey market before and I think we don't have any in New caledonia.

I'm not sure about the exact parts I would need as I haven't open the engine yet.
The car is actually running but there is a lot of blue smoke any time I drive which could have been caused by too much oil in the engine at a certain time (I would say that there was a liter to 1.5 Liter over the limit when I realized the car was smoking blue).
I would probably have to change the pistons and rings but regarding of the effort involved, It might be better if I had the whole engine rebuilt.

Thanks again for your help,
Ill let you know if I can find the missing parts and get the car running.

Yann
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I have been looking for the 1g-gte on plenty of trading websites, I was able to find a few 1g-gte which is finally the engine I'lm going to take.

Does anyone know if any shop still provide parts for this engine just in case?

Thanks.
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