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post #1 of 12 Old 06-12-2019, 02:49 AM Thread Starter
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Engine Replacement 2001 Camry Suggestion

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I am in need of suggestions for a Rebuilt / Re-manufactured engine company for my 2001 Camry with a "G" vin. Current engine died due to extreme overheating and I want to keep this car. I am not a mechanic (maybe an armchair mechanic with enough understanding to be dangerous to myself) and will be contracting the labor to a qualified independent contractor. If you have ball park cost, that would be very appreciated!

Thank you very much for your help in advance....Chris
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I'd assume if not a junkyard engine, the mechanic would be sourcing a used engine from LKQ or equivalent, or a rebuilt engine from Jasper.

If you're sourcing it, call LKQ, or check car-part.com.

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
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Thank you.....Mechanic can source a used or reman or I can. I am hoping for some 1st hand stories from fellow Toyota owners and what they did and/or learned. Thanks again...Chris
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Rebuilt/Remanufactured = "new"
Used = "old"

Pick your poison.

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Thank you.....Mechanic can source a used or reman or I can. I am hoping for some 1st hand stories from fellow Toyota owners and what they did and/or learned. Thanks again...Chris
Check with the mechanic on what will be warranted if you supply the engine. This is labor intensive and if you supply the engine (especially a used one) and it has a problem once installed, you could be out a lot of labor costs to replace it a second time.

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^ this. Make sure your mechanic reseals the engine if buying used, especially:

- valve stem seals. Tell him to use Viton
- correct pan gasket (RTV silicone). If you guys buy a conversion gasket kit, do not use the craptastic cork gasket that will probably come with it

Also:

- valve clearances
- have him hold on to the busted engine in case the replacement engine is a different emissions standard and needs swapping (federal to Cali, or vice versa. Basically need injectors, throttle body, IAC valve, and wiring harness), unless you know this in advance

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
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Thank you again.....point well received on finding a used engine myself in regards to the warranty. I totally understand the mechanic not wanting to warranty labor on something I chose. So I probably would ONLY consider sourcing a "reman" on my part because of recommendations from the experience of the TN community on quality companies and my mechanic only knowing his connections.

Insightbrewery, to be clear on my part, are you suggesting I replace "injectors, throttle body, IAC valve, and wiring harness" or use my existing parts?

Any other suggestions from anyone on parts to replace at this time of the work? Would love some suggestions on companies that supply remaned engines.

Very much appreciated.....Chris
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Thank you again.....point well received on finding a used engine myself in regards to the warranty. I totally understand the mechanic not wanting to warranty labor on something I chose. So I probably would ONLY consider sourcing a "reman" on my part because of recommendations from the experience of the TN community on quality companies and my mechanic only knowing his connections.

Insightbrewery, to be clear on my part, are you suggesting I replace "injectors, throttle body, IAC valve, and wiring harness" or use my existing parts?

Any other suggestions from anyone on parts to replace at this time of the work? Would love some suggestions on companies that supply remaned engines.

Very much appreciated.....Chris
Not necessarily. If your car is, say, CA-spec, and you get a federal-spec engine, those components will need to be swapped over to the "new" engine. So don't return the old engine as a core before you figure that out.

Jasper, Jasper, Jasper. But I think they only sell to commercial accounts, so will have to buy through your mechanic (with his/her corresponding markup). However, they do offer varying grades of labor warranty, so if the engine turns out to be bad, they'll foot some (or all, depending on the level of warranty you purchase) of the bill for the redo.

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
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Have you considered that now is a good time for a engine upgrade as well?

1MZ-FE

or

3S-GTE


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check with these people they offer a 5 year no questions asked warranty for an additional fee

https://www.powertrainproducts.net/
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Just a thought, as these cars are quite cheap around me (SE Wisconsin).
Buy another car. It WILL be cheaper than what you are proposing (ie: paying someone to swap).
Now, your current car, blown engine and all, is a parts car.
AND, you will have more money in your pocket.

It's what *I* did and will continue to do.

As to cost, an engine around here is about $1000. Labor for that job is about 8 hours times whatever his rate is. Plus parts.
A quick look on CL has 2000-2001 Camrys hitting between $1000 and $3800. And you don't get a car's worth of parts. OR, sell the old for scrap, prolly 2-500 clams.

Thoughts from me, worth every penny you didn't spend.
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Just a thought, as these cars are quite cheap around me (SE Wisconsin).
Buy another car. It WILL be cheaper than what you are proposing (ie: paying someone to swap).
Now, your current car, blown engine and all, is a parts car.
AND, you will have more money in your pocket.

It's what *I* did and will continue to do.

As to cost, an engine around here is about $1000. Labor for that job is about 8 hours times whatever his rate is. Plus parts.
A quick look on CL has 2000-2001 Camrys hitting between $1000 and $3800. And you don't get a car's worth of parts. OR, sell the old for scrap, prolly 2-500 clams.

Thoughts from me, worth every penny you didn't spend.
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Sadly, I have to agree with Cosmofennema. Rebuilding or replacing the engine or transmission in a 15+ year old car is just not cost effective or a good use of dollars no matter how nice the car once was. Now if the car is a BMW, Audi, or Mercedes I could possible see doing it but not something on the order of a Camry, Corolla, Maxima, Sentra, or the like. It just is not worth it. It is a quicker turn around with less downtime and expense to replace the car and sell it for parts. Case in point my 01 Camry with the 2.2 Ltr engine which I bought 2 years ago for $1500 has 260,000 miles on it and has been VERY good to me but I simply cannot economically justify spending $3,000 plus to put an engine or transmission in. When my Camry finally goes I am going to be on Craig's List or Offer-Up doing a price search for a car in my range and there are definitely some good ones out there. The cost of parts for cars has sadly exceeded the sum total value of the car itself and that is where I draw the line. IMO
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