After pulling the engine and disassembling everything I made a few finds. Two connecting rods bearings spun, a piston cracked and metal shavings litered the oil pan. So I weighed my options and bought a 3MZ after reading Smaay's posting about disabling the vvti and rerouting hoses and what not.
I should probably mention I was running 4lbs of boost and no other engine mods expect for and intake and Apexi Neo with no tune done .
Other mods I've already had done myself:
- Injen intake
- Custom exhaust from cat-back
- Lower Springs Teins up front, Eibachs rear for even drop
- Tokico shocks front, KYB rear
- TRD rear sway bar on track setting
- TRD short shifter w/ TWM 400gram shift knob
- EBC Red stuff pads all round
- Slotted & drilled rotors
-NRG oil catch can
-Camaro Knock sensors
- probably a few more things I can't think of, my basement is overloaded with parts right now
So the plan at the moment is this
-full 3MZ swap
-TRD Supercharger @ 5.5psi
-Snow Performance methanol injection with MAF boost controller @ 625ml nozzle
-NST Light Weight crank pulley
-Redesign my y-pipe (Lou's custom must have been drunk when they fab'd it)
-electronic exhaust cut-out
-Cold air extension
-Jim's Fuel Mod
-walboro 255 fuel pump
-170 degree thermostat
-colder spark plugs
-might be more downstairs not sure
3MZ up front with the old battered and beaten 1MZ on the egg crate
another shot of the 3MZ with the new light weight Crank pulley. not sure if its URD or NST. gabe would know since i got it from him
AND here is the absolutely HORRIBLE y-pipe some idiot at Lou's Custom made for me. i told that the car will be S/C and he said ok no problem, $600 later, This. i bet he figured that i would never be under the car to look at it. i saw it about a month later changing my oil and was totally rip crap. didnt bother going back to complain because theres no way they would fix it i bet. so this needs to be fixed before the engine goes in, ill be fab'n one up myself.
he she is patiently waiting to be driven again, so sad
Right now the 3MZ is sitting on the floor being stripped of parts I don't need a ripping of the harness. I'm using the 1MZ harness cus there's no friggin way I'm pulling out the old one.
I'll keep this updated and when it's all said and done get it dyno'd and properly tuned. I have AEM gauges so ill do some street tuning until I can bring it to Boston Dyno.
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