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  1. New guy here.. Toyota enthusiast

    Camry 1st and 2nd Gen (1983-86) and (1987-91)
    Hey thanks for the add! I've been a Toyota enthusiast, collector for a quite a while now. have had all sorts of classics but currently loving the 80's models. They don't make em like they used to! I was fortunate enough to come across a sweet camry alltrac and I had to have it. It's got a slight...
  2. * Oba Chan - 1993 Toyota Camry Lumiere 2.0 AWD

    Camry 3rd and 4th Gen '92-'01, Solara '99-'03
    Hello everyone. I realize this post is a bit of an intro in the gen forum, but I’ll be posting all my questions and modifications on a single thread in the future as this car is slightly more particular than some and may require referencing older posts in the future. What is it? 1993 Toyota...
  3. 3SFE sudden oil consumption

    Camry 1st and 2nd Gen (1983-86) and (1987-91)
    Hi everyone, I have an 89 manual Camry wagon with 140k km on the clock, I was topping up oil a couple of times between oil changes (every 5000km's) but not with too much oil. A mechanic acquaintance suggested that the spark plug tubes may need resealing and was probably the cause of the lost...
  4. What's the best way to get this beast of a wiring harness out of my '90 3sfe? Also head gasket replacement tips?

    Camry 1st and 2nd Gen (1983-86) and (1987-91)
    Working on a blown head gasket (lord please let it just be the gasket), I don't have an engine hoist so I'm trying to pull the head off with the intake manifold and fuel rail connected and leaving the engine in the vehicle. This is the first time I've ever done any engine work ever. So far it's...
  5. I can't find a rear motor mount for my 89 Celica

    Celica Forum
    Neither can my mechanic. Any suggestions? It's an 89 Celica GT 3S-FE Automatic built in 02/89. I appreciate any help. :)
  6. Blown Head Gasket

    Celica Forum
    So I have a 89 Celica ST with a blown head gasket. I don't have to much money invested into the car at this point but I don't have a very big budget to work with either. What I'm trying to decide is whether I should get a repair kit and fix the head gasket (never done before) or try to find a...
  7. Lunging, Surging, Hunting 3sfe

    Camry 1st and 2nd Gen (1983-86) and (1987-91)
    DOING my head in. I have had a 92 sedan and now the 91 wagon do exactly the same thing! Yet my 88 sedan manual I have owned for over 20yrs has NEVER done it. Nor a 89 wagon also series one auto I had prior to these later models. The problem is VERY specific to certain things. 1...
  8. Is this engine a 3S-FE or 5S-FE?

    Camry 3rd and 4th Gen '92-'01, Solara '99-'03
    Someone please help me out with recognizing which engine this is as the 3SFE and 5SFE looks very similar. The mechanic who replaced the engine says its a 3SFE but to me it just looks like the 5SFE which was there before. I'm new to the forum. Any help would be greatly appreciated :')
  9. O-ring oil leak 3SFE engine

    Celica Forum
    I have a 3SFE 1997 engine. I've installed a Toga HV oil pump. My engine also has an oil cooler. But when I turn on the engine and accelerate it oil starts shooting out of the oil filter. When I remove the filter it has blown out the filters O-ring. I use 5W-30 since I've rolled it of the show...
  10. 3sfe torque specs and patterns?

    Camry 1st and 2nd Gen (1983-86) and (1987-91)
    Hey all. I'm getting ready to drop in a 3sfe into my 97 Camry and realized that my engine manual has gone missing (from the last time I did this in another camry). I've done some searching and found a lot of good stuff on here, but not everything and it'd be nice to have all this info in one...
  11. 1991 Camry 5 speed 5sfe ; New Member

    Introduce Yourself Here
    Hey all. My name is Mike. I'm 19, from Florida, MESA Certified Audio and Security installer; Graduated from Installer Institute in Daytona, FL I drive a 91 Camry 5 speed with a 3sfe, Current mileage; 307,000 . I got the car july 5th of 2013 with 270,000 miles and i havent stopped driving the...
  12. Stuck at distributor control wires 3S-FE to 5S-FE swap

    Camry 1st and 2nd Gen (1983-86) and (1987-91)
    The 3S-FE engine in my 1989 2nd Gen Camry wore out. I am in the process of switching in a 5S-FE from a 1992 3rd Gen Camry. Most things have bolted up, but the two connectors on the distributor use different plugs, so I'm trying to adapt from one harness to another. I dismantled the...
  13. 3sfe mystery electrical connector

    Camry 1st and 2nd Gen (1983-86) and (1987-91)
    I am one electrical connector away from finishing my head gasket replacement. The problem is that I have no idea where this connector belongs. I see two possibilities: 1) the connector was tucked away and was there for an option my vehicle does not have, such as cruise control or turbo; or 2) I...
  14. Camry USDM 2.2L 5SFE to JDM 2.0L 3SFE Conversion Tips & FYI

    Camry 3rd and 4th Gen '92-'01, Solara '99-'03
    1998-2001 Toyota Camry 2.2L 5SFE conversion to the JDM equivalent replacement 1998-2001 JDM 2.0L 3SFE For whatever your reason is to replace your Toyota Camry engine, I decided to post these tips for the DIY based on my own experience in doing this conversion. I encountered several problems...
  15. 89 3SFE Auto camry swap problems

    Camry 1st and 2nd Gen (1983-86) and (1987-91)
    Where do I start with this one. I have been working on an 89 Toyota Camry (Base) 3SFE Automatic for a while and have been having problems. This car belongs to a family member that was trying to fix it up for her Senior Project in highschool. The car had a terrible rod knock so we ripped the...
  16. Engine swap and compatibility, HELP!!!

    Celica Forum
    I have a 1995 toyota celica ST that recently threw 2 rods through the block. I removed the motor, and before I replaced it I'm interested in a more powerful engine. What changes would I have to make, for example transmission, CPU, mounts, ect... In order to install a 2.2l engine from the GT...
  17. FS: 1989 Camry All-Trac LE / 1988 Camry All-Trac LE $2000

    Vehicles
    I live in San Diego, California and the zip code is 92128 so you guys can get a proximity of where I live. I want to sell these two very rare cars together because ones running and the other is not. Also I know this is my first post, but I'm pretty desperate and CL seems to be letting me down...
  18. source for gaskets that go on timing belt covers Gen 3?

    Camry 3rd and 4th Gen '92-'01, Solara '99-'03
    does anyone know the toyota part numbers or have an aftermarket source of the gaskets for the timing belt covers? I'm back inside again after only 30k miles because grease got inside the timing belt cover and we skipped a tooth (or three) on the belt. The symptoms were loss of low end torque...
  19. Timing belt and water pump change. Need advice on pulley spot rust.

    Camry 1st and 2nd Gen (1983-86) and (1987-91)
    Hello TN I have a 91 camry with the 3sfe motor. Had a tapping in the timing belt cover about 4-5 months back but I didnot have the money or time to fix at the moment. Now it is summer and school is over and work is picking up. So time to play :D Long story short the day before my last...
  20. 5sfe to 3sfe swap

    Celica Forum
    I recently swapped out a 5sfe from a 94 camry into my 91 celica gt. After completing the swap my engine wouldn't start and after some troubleshooting I found out the distributors are different. If I go from a 5sfe to a 3sfe, will I need to change over my distributor? I am under the impression...
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