4th Gen Camry 3SGTE swap - Page 6 - Toyota Nation Forum : Toyota Car and Truck Forums
Camry 3rd & 4th Gen (1992-1996 & 1997-2001)/1st Gen Solara (1999-2003) Toyota Camry Discussion for years 1992-1996 & 1997-2001, as well as Solara discussion for years 1999-2003. Topics of discussion range from fuel economy, safety, modifications, performance all involving America's favorite family car, the Toyota Camry.

 44Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #76 of 114 Old 09-20-2018, 09:16 AM
short-throw dipstick
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 5,671
Mentioned: 40 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1816 Post(s)
Thanks: 660
Thanked 727 Times in 652 Posts
Lifetime Supreme Member
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by NOTAMR2 View Post
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.
Hm, couple things.

So I have a '99 V6 manual, I think the trans designation is S51. Is the E153 beefier/has better aftermarket support/a drop-in? I guess I'm asking about the differences between them.

Off that car, I'm planning to replace the shifter assembly - it works fine but it's cockeyed for some reason. The stick lists to the right, isn't centered; 1st is where 3rd should be, 3rd is where 5th should be, etc. I think I have the older part number ending in 0, but the part number ending in 1 is a drop-in replacement apparently, would you be interested in my old shifter?

00 Camry 5S-FE 184k smoooth
01 ES300 147k NEEDS TRANS WORK
01 Insight 137k BROKEN CAMSHAFT
02 Insight 178k DC-DC BELLY-UP

08 STS-V 67k 570 RWHP!
01 Viggen 112k 400 FWHP
insightbrewery is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #77 of 114 Old 09-21-2018, 09:09 AM Thread Starter
Official TN Member
 
Join Date: May 2018
Posts: 122
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 43 Post(s)
Thanks: 6
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
(Thread Starter)
Canada

Quote:
Originally Posted by insightbrewery View Post
Hm, couple things.

So I have a '99 V6 manual, I think the trans designation is S51. Is the E153 beefier/has better aftermarket support/a drop-in? I guess I'm asking about the differences between them.


Off that car, I'm planning to replace the shifter assembly - it works fine but it's cockeyed for some reason. The stick lists to the right, isn't centered; 1st is where 3rd should be, 3rd is where 5th should be, etc. I think I have the older part number ending in 0, but the part number ending in 1 is a drop-in replacement apparently, would you be interested in my old shifter?


If you have a V6 manual, I've read that you are supposed to have a FWD version of the E153 transmission. Did you have something swapped?


Is your 99 Camry originally a V6 Standard, or a 4-cylinder Standard?



As far as I've learned, the linkages for a S51 are different than the linkages for an E153.
NOTAMR2 is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to NOTAMR2 For This Useful Post:
insightbrewery (09-21-2018)
post #78 of 114 Old 09-21-2018, 01:22 PM Thread Starter
Official TN Member
 
Join Date: May 2018
Posts: 122
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 43 Post(s)
Thanks: 6
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
(Thread Starter)
Canada

@slavie


CHeck your inbox I'm interested in your 5 speed kit...
NOTAMR2 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #79 of 114 Old 09-21-2018, 03:24 PM
short-throw dipstick
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 5,671
Mentioned: 40 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1816 Post(s)
Thanks: 660
Thanked 727 Times in 652 Posts
Lifetime Supreme Member
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by NOTAMR2 View Post
If you have a V6 manual, I've read that you are supposed to have a FWD version of the E153 transmission. Did you have something swapped?


Is your 99 Camry originally a V6 Standard, or a 4-cylinder Standard?



As far as I've learned, the linkages for a S51 are different than the linkages for an E153.

AFAIK everything is stock. The dealer report on the VIN shows V6 manual from the factory, NAP production. I think everything is stock, it's just had a shoddy flexpipe repair once and needs a bunch of wear-and-tear parts replaced. Also want to replace the shifter because I figure I can find an Oak boot in better condition, or something nice from a luxury car - mine looks like a used condom.

00 Camry 5S-FE 184k smoooth
01 ES300 147k NEEDS TRANS WORK
01 Insight 137k BROKEN CAMSHAFT
02 Insight 178k DC-DC BELLY-UP

08 STS-V 67k 570 RWHP!
01 Viggen 112k 400 FWHP
insightbrewery is offline  
post #80 of 114 Old 09-24-2018, 01:03 PM Thread Starter
Official TN Member
 
Join Date: May 2018
Posts: 122
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 43 Post(s)
Thanks: 6
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
(Thread Starter)
Canada

UPDATE
Bought @slavie 's 5-speed conversion kit!





You're the best man! No on in Canada had any of those parts available!
NOTAMR2 is offline  
post #81 of 114 Old 10-03-2018, 02:03 PM Thread Starter
Official TN Member
 
Join Date: May 2018
Posts: 122
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 43 Post(s)
Thanks: 6
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
(Thread Starter)
Canada

@slavie


Everything arrived today



Last edited by NOTAMR2; 10-03-2018 at 02:06 PM.
NOTAMR2 is offline  
post #82 of 114 Old 10-05-2018, 07:41 AM
Senior TN Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Pothole Central, NY
Posts: 1,654
Mentioned: 12 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 336 Post(s)
Thanks: 172
Thanked 386 Times in 332 Posts
iTrader Score: 12 reviews
Glad to hear the box got to you intact. I did my best to label everything and put the instructions in my 5spd swap thread for anyone undertaking the job, but feel free to ask any questions.
lieblos1 likes this.
slavie is online now  
post #83 of 114 Old 10-06-2018, 06:56 AM
Official TN Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 328
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 170 Post(s)
Thanks: 3
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
Caught notice of this thread just now. Although i'm no fan of YAMAHA engines, its fun to see oldschoolcamrys still getting modded 🤗
CRYSTAL ALiENS is offline  
post #84 of 114 Old 10-13-2018, 03:48 AM
New TN User
 
FSO98's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Seattle
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
I think that a 3S would probably be a better motor for the long term, as a 3s-gte from a caldina is making about 250-260 hp i believe, and the 1mz-fe with a supercharger has about 240. The 3s would be a lot harder, but definitely cooler and more buildable in the long run. But I hope the swap all goes well and I'm curious to see how much it will all cost when its all said and done!
FSO98 is offline  
post #85 of 114 Old 11-14-2018, 04:21 PM
Official TN Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Maryland USA
Posts: 72
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 25 Post(s)
Thanks: 43
Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
Been about 1.5 months since we last heard from OP... curious- how did the project go??
cbrc5eric is offline  
post #86 of 114 Old 11-15-2018, 12:40 PM Thread Starter
Official TN Member
 
Join Date: May 2018
Posts: 122
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 43 Post(s)
Thanks: 6
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
(Thread Starter)
Canada

Quote:
Originally Posted by cbrc5eric View Post
Been about 1.5 months since we last heard from OP... curious- how did the project go??

I'm talking to the tech on FB at least once or twice a week. It's a slow going process. He works a different job on the weekdays during the winter months, so the shop is his weekend job now. And my car is one of the last projects he's working on.


Some last shots of the car in stock condition at the shop location. (These pics were taken the week before the first permanent snowfall!)








Oh and a closer pic I got of the transmission last weekend I was there.

It's totally not as bad as I originally thought.


I told them I didn't mind it taking longer than originally planned. I don't need the car back until summer anyways, and I'd rather have them do it right, rather than doing it quickly rushed and issues popping up later.


It's the first time they've swapped a 3SGTE into a Camry so it was never gonna be a plug-n-play swap like a RB26 into a 240 lol
cbrc5eric likes this.
NOTAMR2 is offline  
post #87 of 114 Old 11-15-2018, 12:58 PM
Official TN Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Maryland USA
Posts: 72
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 25 Post(s)
Thanks: 43
Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
Good deal man, thanks for the update. As you can probably tell 6 months ago nobody thought you'd actually go through with this. I am excited to watch your progress though!
cbrc5eric is offline  
post #88 of 114 Old 03-26-2019, 09:55 AM
Senior TN Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Pothole Central, NY
Posts: 1,654
Mentioned: 12 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 336 Post(s)
Thanks: 172
Thanked 386 Times in 332 Posts
iTrader Score: 12 reviews
So, what's new?

Quote:
Originally Posted by NOTAMR2 View Post
I told them I didn't mind it taking longer than originally planned. I don't need the car back until summer anyways, and I'd rather have them do it right, rather than doing it quickly rushed and issues popping up later.
Yea, you should NEVER say something like that to a busy mechanic - your project will keep getting pushed off, lol. I get that you don't want to rush them, but you'd rather have them start and finish the job. Every time you come back to a project you haven't worked on in a month or two, you realize just how much you've forgotten and it just takes you longer to get back in the groove. You have to find the right balance.
cbrc5eric likes this.
slavie is online now  
post #89 of 114 Old 03-26-2019, 02:24 PM Thread Starter
Official TN Member
 
Join Date: May 2018
Posts: 122
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 43 Post(s)
Thanks: 6
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
(Thread Starter)
Canada

Quote:
Originally Posted by slavie View Post
So, what's new?

Not much at this point. The car was put into storage over the winter, and the shop has just started to get going again. It's definitely in the cue now though, as they've started work on the engine. I'm still talking to the tech on a regular basis on FB


Will post pics for sure as soon as there's any progress.
NOTAMR2 is offline  
post #90 of 114 Old 05-14-2019, 02:18 PM Thread Starter
Official TN Member
 
Join Date: May 2018
Posts: 122
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 43 Post(s)
Thanks: 6
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
(Thread Starter)
Canada

Been another little while since I've updated this thread.


I should have expected this, but turns out I have to get different front wheel hubs, since they are different for the E153 driveshafts. (The cogwheel diameter is larger than the I4 ones).


I ordered a brand named "SKF". Anyone ever heard of that brand?


I also got the front calipers and discs / pads today

NOTAMR2 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Toyota Nation Forum : Toyota Car and Truck Forums > Toyota Passenger and Sports Car Forums > Camry and Solara Forum > Camry 3rd & 4th Gen (1992-1996 & 1997-2001)/1st Gen Solara (1999-2003)

Bookmarks

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome