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I have an 86 celica GT with the 2.0L SOHC and want to upgrade to the DOHC 2.0 in my buddy's 86 GTS. what needs to go with the engine, do I also need the electronics from the donor?:confused: :confused: :confused:
 

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It would be great if you guys could answer this question. I have the car, I have the engine, I have the transmission, and I have the brake kit for rear disk. What I need to know is what do i need from the wirring harness before the doner gets scrapped? do I just need the eprom or do I need the whole engine harness?

If this swap is a waist of time then let me know what I should do, however money is kinda tight for this project, I have to do it on less than 2000 dollars including the cost of the car (paid 500 for the celica GT and the wrecked GT-S was free for hauling away, so I have 1500 left to work with) and it has to be built will all used parts except for those you need to buy new
 

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you will need all the electronics for the 3sge. all of it ecu ignitor. everything thats connected to the engine needs to be swapped
 

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I got the engine in and almost wired up..... the turbo i am going to use is coming off a volvo that i picked up for 15 dollars at the auction. the volvo guy i talked to said it make 14 lbs of boost ... that should be plenty. another friend of mine gave me a blow off valve and i spending 540 dollars for nos and i am using the rear disk brakes from the wrecked gt-s. that leaves me with 945 dollars for this project. The idea is to buld a mild car with the budget an average highschool student would have and it has to beat an 89 acura integ 4door when its done.
 

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Nice.

A stock GTS should be able to take a B18B Teg, add NOS and turbo and you'll be way past them. $945 is more than enough to piece together a turbo setup using MR2 parts, how reliable its gonna be depends on the donor engine and tuning though.
 

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don't know much about the donor engine...... but its only gotta beat the acura once..... wish I new what he is doing to the integ....... he paid more for his car so has less money to work with and i know he is not getting any freebies because i am the only car guy he knows that shows any respect at all to imports .... all his friends are big block chevy fans....
 

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Stock for stock, the GT-S(3S-GE) is faster, add a turbo and NOS, and all he will see is your taillights, right of the start. Im not sure if the 86 3S-GE came with T-VIS or not, but the turbo will help greatly. Keep us posted with details.
 

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I got it all wired up about 10 pm local time and got the nos bolted on and plumbed ...... I am about to put the turbo on tomarrow and how do i tell the computer to give it more gas????? is it like a carb and will just draw more gas or do i need to put an injector infront of the throttle body or will the fuel plate that came with the nos provide enough to cover both?
 

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Adjustable fuel pressure regulator
Crank the boost up slowly and monitor A/F.
Don't use N2O until you got turbo set up right.
 

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Turbo is in, dialed in...... no boost gauge but I was told the turbo i used makes 14 pounds of boost. no track slip yet but it took a slighty modded wrx and is quicker than my wife's srt/4...... the big race is next week...... this guy says the acura is done....... just wish the heater worked in the ccelica now
 

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If it whooped an srt4 the Acura should be a cake walk, just dont get it or you wound up and miss a gear or smoke em, an Acura passing you because you ventelated the oil pan on your motor is not good:hammer:
 
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