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fastman
11-05-2005, 04:46 PM
:( Well last night around 11:30 I was driving home from work on the highway and I heard the worse noise a Celica owner could hear a loud knock then the engine shut off and the car filled with smoke I had it towed back to my home this morning to take a look at the damage and I found a hole that I can fit my whole fits in the engine block.


sunrise:sometime in 1991
sunset: november 4th 2005

locker
11-05-2005, 04:47 PM
come to toronto and pick up one of my extra motors.... less than 100US

GRUMPY514
11-05-2005, 06:21 PM
Dont let it discourage you away from fixing it :) just get a newer engine block/ whole engine and replace that puppy. orrrrr better yet a 4AGE/3SGE

waytooslow
11-05-2005, 07:16 PM
The GTS has a 'S' block, don't it? If it does, slap a nice 3SGTE in there. Don't see this as a downside, see it as an excuse to drop a bigger engine in it.

Luis C
11-05-2005, 07:30 PM
Ohhh.... do I hear a 3S-GTE or what...? hehe

needhelpnow67
11-05-2005, 08:31 PM
I had a Engine do something like that as well in my celica, I was not ready to give up on my celica. So I serched and found a Late 3sfe for a camry I think and swaped it in, everything bolts up but the engine mount but the one from my old 5sfe fit it and it took 2 weeks to do. CELICA lives forever! : D

locker
11-05-2005, 08:40 PM
^^^lol my camry died so I stole the motor out of a celica and had to do the exact oposite

Luni
11-06-2005, 09:31 AM
GTS is a 5SFE. Its a 2.2 liter, the 3SGTE is a 2.0 liter. Its not bigger.

It is better though. The swap isnt for everyone though. I wouldnt swap my 5th gen to a 3SGTE. I dont need 2 of them. Id like to swap a 20v Blacktop 4AGE in though.

GRUMPY514
11-06-2005, 06:04 PM
Indees the GT/GTS is a 'S' block so its direct with a 3SGE/3SGTE swap eaither one better than the older one

If you had the ST its a 'A' block so its direct with a very nice kind of rare 4AGE/4AGZE swap :P

Eaither way just swap a motor in it and keep the Celi alive

fastman
11-06-2005, 07:17 PM
well guys i think i just going to save my money and try to sawp the 3sgte in it

Disco Dan
11-07-2005, 05:13 AM
be prepared to buy premium fuel for it.