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Finally found a E153 in Ontario, along with some other parts including driveshafts.
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Engine arrived!

A few surprises here and there.
The ECU is Mines tuned.
Upgraded coils (we're not sure which ones yet) and a HKS Coils controller.
Crank Pulley
61mm Turbo (not sure of brand yet)

The E153 transmission hasn't arrived yet. Anyone have suggestions for a good flywhell clutch combination?

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Holy shit boys, he's actually doing it!

looking forward to seeing the progress
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Looks very good and tempting.


But why I'm not seeing a swap with an automatic transmission? Is that not possible or is just that people doing it are looking for more fun to drive cars and take the opportunity to switch to manual box?
If automatics can be used I might be interested on a swap (family wants to keep it automatic).
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Pairing a nice engine like that to an automatic is against the law.
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Looks very good and tempting.


But why I'm not seeing a swap with an automatic transmission? Is that not possible or is just that people doing it are looking for more fun to drive cars and take the opportunity to switch to manual box?
If automatics can be used I might be interested on a swap (family wants to keep it automatic).
The 3S ECU won't interface with the ECT on the A541E (auto tranny from 4th Gen V6 Camry).

Auto tranny from Caldina won't fit into a FWD engine bay.

Manual swap is the only possible option.
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UPDATE: E153 that we found turned out to be a POS. Fortunately the seller didn't ship it out because they found out right away.

So now we're still looking for a FWD version E153

If anyone in Canada, or the USA has one please let me know.
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Try looking on this website... http://www.car-part.com
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UPDATE:


Found another E153, this one only has 120,000 KM on it, and it was for $900 CAD. From a 2002 Solara.
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No way I can do a engine swap myself. I only ever got up to 2nd year in my apprenticeship.
I'm several weeks late to this convo, and have not read this through to the end, but I have never swapped an engine, and am not a mechanic or have ever taken any mechanic type courses. I've swapped the trans in my '09 Camry (and fixed every other thing from the ass end to the front), and am about to do the final touches on my engine swap, all in my driveway. A set of tools, the FSM, and YouTube/forums like this is all you need. Now that I am almost done with the swap I see it is mostly and pull and replace exercise. Granted I am putting in the same engine, and not trying to mod to a different one, but even then it is a pull-adapt-replace exercise. Surprisingly do-able. This engine was seized, so I had to remove the upper oil pan and head to get it to free from the trans, so I did have to learn a few things outside of a typical pull and swap.
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UPDATE: THe tranny from theh 2002 Solara was another piece of junk (the case was cracked).


So now we are focusing on buying an entire donor car, a 2000 Solara. V6 standard.


Guess we'll see what condition it's really in soon...
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That bad? What about welding the case if the insides are good? Maybe someone just dropped it?
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UPDATE


E153 finally arrived from Ontario.



900$ CAD, 213,000 kms on it.


We also found out what that turbo was on the engine.

It's a bored CT26.


Just got back from dropping the Camry off at the shop. If all goes well I'll see 'er again in 2-3 weeks.
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BUMP

I need some parts that are currently next to impossible to find in Canada


Toyota doesn't makes these parts anymore...



This is what I need...


1997-2001 Camry or 1998-2003 Solara V6 5-Speed shifter assembly and linkages.


I'm willing to buy anywhere from North America.
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If it is indeed the cables, I have mine for sale here:
https://www.toyotanation.com/forum/6...-ss-lines.html

I'd like to sell as a lot, but feel free to make an offer. Cables were perfectly working when pulled from the car to swap it back to auto.


EDIT: Also, keep in mind that there are TWO sets of cable retainers at the firewall - one on the engine bay side that is easy to get to, and the other on the inside of the double-firewall that is a pain to get to.
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