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Re: SW20 Engine Swap - 4/5th October 2014 PUKEKOHE

Postby MR2Pearl » Thu Sep 04, 2014 6:59 pm

Benckj wrote:Makes sense on gaskets. Figured good time to do fuel filter as tank empty and lines drained and most likely never been done. Can get aftermarket generic type for about $25. One of our close club members works at BNT and sure he would cut you a good deal. Otherwise Broomfish is under sponsor for fluids & filters.


I love this idea.... change the fuel filter... this is brilliant! I get a better deal through BNT than our good friend can as I found out not that long ago... lol. Adding this to my list of things to look into getting. Thanks Jim!
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Re: SW20 Engine Swap - 4/5th October 2014 PUKEKOHE

Postby MR2Pearl » Thu Sep 04, 2014 7:02 pm

Sorry I'm not very good with these acronyms - what is HFH? HFHOE? and IIRC?
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Re: SW20 Engine Swap - 4/5th October 2014 PUKEKOHE

Postby Grrrrrrr! » Thu Sep 04, 2014 9:09 pm

Hose from hell, hose from hell on earth, if I remember correctly.
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Re: SW20 Engine Swap - 4/5th October 2014 PUKEKOHE

Postby mknz » Fri Sep 05, 2014 6:28 am

For testing the thermostat: get an old jug, boil it, dunk and see if it opens up. That work for older style completely mechanical ones, I'm not sure what the SW has

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Re: SW20 Engine Swap - 4/5th October 2014 PUKEKOHE

Postby Logan » Fri Sep 05, 2014 10:58 am

MR2Pearl wrote:Sorry I'm not very good with these acronyms - what is HFH? HFHOE? and IIRC?


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HFH is the one of the right of the oil filter (Covered in white heatwrap) and HFHOE is the hose on the left that goes under the waterpump. Both significantly easier to replace on an NA than a turbo, just something to check on the day that they aren't brittle and falling to pieces.

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Re: SW20 Engine Swap - 4/5th October 2014 PUKEKOHE

Postby Grrrrrrr! » Fri Sep 05, 2014 11:01 am

Correction, something to check NOW, so if they need replacing you can order them and have them ready on the day.
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Re: SW20 Engine Swap - 4/5th October 2014 PUKEKOHE

Postby Benckj » Fri Sep 05, 2014 11:43 am

Just for clarification, is that a pic of a gen 3 NA block?
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Re: SW20 Engine Swap - 4/5th October 2014 PUKEKOHE

Postby Grrrrrrr! » Fri Sep 05, 2014 11:46 am

No, it has a steel sump and turbo oil return fitting, so gen2 turbo.
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Re: SW20 Engine Swap - 4/5th October 2014 PUKEKOHE

Postby MR2Pearl » Fri Sep 05, 2014 11:54 am

mknz wrote:For testing the thermostat: get an old jug, boil it, dunk and see if it opens up. That work for older style completely mechanical ones, I'm not sure what the SW has


thanks for that... I'll give it a go. I know I didn't overheat the car AT ALL and had no issues with it beforehand, so it should be sweet as!
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Re: SW20 Engine Swap - 4/5th October 2014 PUKEKOHE

Postby MR2Pearl » Fri Sep 05, 2014 11:57 am

Has anyone had any problems with after market spark plugs?
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Re: SW20 Engine Swap - 4/5th October 2014 PUKEKOHE

Postby MR2Pearl » Fri Sep 05, 2014 11:59 am

Grrrrrrr! wrote:Hose from hell, hose from hell on earth, if I remember correctly.


right... no wonder I had no clue. The only reason these pipes would get changed is if they were rusty... this shouldn't happen if coolant has been used (which I ALWAYS use, however; previous owners????) I will check the condition of the hoses.
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Re: SW20 Engine Swap - 4/5th October 2014 PUKEKOHE

Postby GDII » Fri Sep 05, 2014 12:08 pm

They are rubber hoses, not the steel pipes.

Aftermarket spark plugs? Toyota don't make their own. Just grab the correct NGK plugs which should have been standard in the car from factory. Can't remember the code right now though.
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Re: SW20 Engine Swap - 4/5th October 2014 PUKEKOHE

Postby Grrrrrrr! » Fri Sep 05, 2014 12:14 pm

Factory plugs are Denso, at least in the 3sgte. Denso or NGK are safe choices. I wouldn't touch a champion plug with a 10foot barge pole.
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Re: SW20 Engine Swap - 4/5th October 2014 PUKEKOHE

Postby Benckj » Fri Sep 05, 2014 3:16 pm

No, it has a steel sump and turbo oil return fitting, so gen2 turbo.
Of course, and the filter is not upside down so not gen 3. I still wonder if NA's have the HFH's as this would be a definite replacement recomendation that takes organising. Plugs, filters etc can all be done after engine is inplace but these hoses should be done regardless of condition.

I'm gong to use a mirror to look at my NA over the weekend. If the hoses are there I'll be ordering some myself. No aftermarket option here but the dealership prices are reasonable (ie $20-35/each). They also come with those nice spring clips with metal holders to keep depressed. Good idea to keep these in case of other spring clip work (hint-hint).
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Re: SW20 Engine Swap - 4/5th October 2014 PUKEKOHE

Postby MR2Pearl » Fri Sep 05, 2014 4:57 pm

GDII wrote:They are rubber hoses, not the steel pipes.

Aftermarket spark plugs? Toyota don't make their own. Just grab the correct NGK plugs which should have been standard in the car from factory. Can't remember the code right now though.


Oh - about the hoses.

That's what I meant - about the spark plugs. Do I have to get plugs from Toyota or will the BNT ones work fine?
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