ClanFevers's APEXED 1992 GT-Limited (Continued)

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Re: ClanFevers's APEXED 1992 GT-Limited (Continued)

Postby GDII » Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:15 pm

Does anyone have any ideas on where this could be coming from?

It's either the head gasket or the o-ring and/or gasket sealing the pipes into the back of the water pump. It's definitely been doing it for a while based on the appearance of the block.

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Re: ClanFevers's APEXED 1992 GT-Limited (Continued)

Postby ClanFever » Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:01 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCcWQt0wKJo&feature=youtu.be

Leaky video thingy

Youtube has compressed the hell out of it...

Can upload it to a cloud service if wanted
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Re: ClanFevers's APEXED 1992 GT-Limited (Continued)

Postby ClanFever » Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:13 pm

So we found the source of the leak...
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Re: ClanFevers's APEXED 1992 GT-Limited (Continued)

Postby Mrman » Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:44 pm

ClanFever wrote:So we found the source of the leak...


Where was it olaf?

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Re: ClanFevers's APEXED 1992 GT-Limited (Continued)

Postby GDII » Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:52 pm

Yeah. The dreaded GEN2 3SGTE block crack.

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Sorry for the blurry photo but it's from a very cheap borescope. This image shows the crack. The silver is the head, the pink is the head gasket (dried Red Toyota Coolant) and the brown is the block. The photos below show another GEN2 block with a crack in the exact same place behind the water pump on cylinder 1. I suspect the crack on this block is longer than what we can see similar to what is shown below.

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So what are the options that people can suggest we do?

Options we came up with were.
1. Replace the block with another good GEN2 3SGTE and swap over everything else putting in new parts that are required.
2. Replace the block with a GEN4 3SGTE version as this has a stronger section around the water pump to prevent this happening. Doing the rest of option 1 at the same time.
3. Replace with a GEN2 3SGE block that needs to be checked over to make sure the bores are good. Drill and tap for oil squirters and anything else the 3SGTE version needs. Block will be free.
4. I'm not really keen on this as it could fail and damage more engine parts but use a block sealer such as Rislone Block seal. Really just a waste of money.

What other options can people suggest?
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Re: ClanFevers's APEXED 1992 GT-Limited (Continued)

Postby ClanFever » Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:22 pm

1. Welding the block
2. Throw in another complete engine and rebuild this one as something a bit more insane

Or as 4. Phil suggested, Blue Devil as it's 100% guaranteed and I have nothing to lose (aside from the turbo, and radiator, and all the piping, and the everything else the water touches)
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Re: ClanFevers's APEXED 1992 GT-Limited (Continued)

Postby Mrman » Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:26 am

ClanFever wrote:1. Welding the block
2. Throw in another complete engine and rebuild this one as something a bit more insane

Or as 4. Phil suggested, Blue Devil as it's 100% guaranteed and I have nothing to lose (aside from the turbo, and radiator, and all the piping, and the everything else the water touches)


You both forgot ls swap

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Re: ClanFevers's APEXED 1992 GT-Limited (Continued)

Postby GDII » Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:18 am

Mrman wrote:
ClanFever wrote:1. Welding the block
2. Throw in another complete engine and rebuild this one as something a bit more insane

Or as 4. Phil suggested, Blue Devil as it's 100% guaranteed and I have nothing to lose (aside from the turbo, and radiator, and all the piping, and the everything else the water touches)


You both forgot ls swap

We may have discussed it but that's not a sensible option.... :roll: :lol:
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Re: ClanFevers's APEXED 1992 GT-Limited (Continued)

Postby Mrman » Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:07 pm

GDII wrote:
Mrman wrote:
ClanFever wrote:1. Welding the block
2. Throw in another complete engine and rebuild this one as something a bit more insane

Or as 4. Phil suggested, Blue Devil as it's 100% guaranteed and I have nothing to lose (aside from the turbo, and radiator, and all the piping, and the everything else the water touches)


You both forgot ls swap

We may have discussed it but that's not a sensible option.... :roll: :lol:


Not sensible? What do you mean?
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Re: ClanFevers's APEXED 1992 GT-Limited (Continued)

Postby ClanFever » Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:11 pm

The boot is just a waste of space, better if its used for engine...
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Re: ClanFevers's APEXED 1992 GT-Limited (Continued)

Postby Gleshlich » Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:39 am

ClanFever wrote:The boot is just a waste of space, better if its used for engine...


But what if I want to carry my golf clubs around
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Re: ClanFevers's APEXED 1992 GT-Limited (Continued)

Postby ClanFever » Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:33 pm

Gleshlich wrote:
ClanFever wrote:The boot is just a waste of space, better if its used for engine...


But what if I want to carry my golf clubs around


Then you're driving the wrong car(t)...
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Re: ClanFevers's APEXED 1992 GT-Limited (Continued)

Postby Mrman » Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:20 pm

Gleshlich wrote:
ClanFever wrote:The boot is just a waste of space, better if its used for engine...


But what if I want to carry my golf clubs around


You need a lexus :D

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Re: ClanFevers's APEXED 1992 GT-Limited (Continued)

Postby ClanFever » Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:23 pm

Starting to disassemble the motor, very slowly. I am looking for an easy way to get the half tank of 2 year old fuel out of the tank - any ideas the best way to do this?
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Re: ClanFevers's APEXED 1992 GT-Limited (Continued)

Postby Alsw20 » Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:47 pm

Disconnect the fuel line from the rail and turn the pump on?