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last i checked, the 2VZ-FE is rated at 158 or 156hp, not 140. the JDM should be higher since it doesn't have EGR, and runs on higher octane gas.
 

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Well, it's ebay...so that's expected. But in general, it should pretty much be a straight swap if I use the stock ecu and harness. There aren't issues w/front axles or anything correct?
 

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Actually, there was no 2vz-fe in Japan. All sv21/vzv21 chasis Camry's in Japan used the 1vz-fe which produced roughly around 130-140 hp. You could swap in the JDM V6 but what's the point? Less power and less torque make it an unworthy swap....
 

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Well, I need to swap another v6 in because mine is shot.

I don't really care if it's genuine jdm or not...just want a good condition v6 to replace my current one.
 

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Just get another 2VZ-FE and drop it in. If I had a V6 auto and needed to do a swap, I'd convert it to 5-speed too. :thumbup:
 

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Well, I need to swap another v6 in because mine is shot.

I don't really care if it's genuine jdm or not...just want a good condition v6 to replace my current one.
Just get another 2vz-fe then. Better availability, more power, and parts availability. It would be cheaper in the long run. Plus who knows what you're gonna end up with on Ebay.

- John
 

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tha'ts possible, i wasn't too sure.


btw, that blue smiley in your sig looks like the olive on teh kid's menu from olive garden:p:
 

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if anything newer, I'd go with a 3vz since it's the same block and probably a lot more similar than the 1mz.
3vz is 3 liters. 2vz is 2.5. 1vz is 2.0.

1vz will fit and bolt up the A140L/A140E/S51/S52 tranny, but it's Japan only, which could cause problems. Plus, it's not as powerful as the stock 2vz that came with the car. 3vz might be too big for the bay. In fact, I think somebody (88LE?) proved that the 3 liter engines won't fit in the bay without some serious mods.

I still say just get another 2vz.

This topic actually came up on Camryman.org, and I said the same thing. I also posted the specs for the 1vz there.

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Re: Re: Anyone swap an jdm v6 engine in a 90 Camry V6?

b18c_powered_si said:
hey dont tell me your camry crapped out on u too!:rolleyes:
Haha...late reply, but hey Brian!! Yes it did...

I'm bringing this back up too. Are there any nice tutorials or walk-throughs on this? I'll go w/whatever I can find the easiest. There are two 1Z engines for sale locally that I know of right now, but the 2.5 would be nice as well.

Also, what are some good places to find a local usdm one...besides ebay. Brian, anything from you? :thumbup:
 

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Also...if I end up getting the 2.0 v6 instead (there's one local for $400 delivered, warranty and all), can anyone guarantee that it plugs right up or not? I want a simple swap because this car is simply a transportation piece and nothing else.
 

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from what all i've read, it should bolt right up. but.....i've read this on several e-bay, and junkyard websites, not on a TN-like site.
 

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Thanks...I'd love to get the 2.5, but am having a hard time finding one.

If I don't, I'll get the 2.0 if it is a direct bolt-in. My biggest concern is the ecu right now.
 
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