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Grot
07-10-2009, 04:34 AM
So i found a guy intown with a highmiles 5sfe i can buy.
He says it has 153xxx on it, do you all think i should rebuild it before making my 5sge for the 4th gen? If so how much is it gonna cost me?

CriScO
07-10-2009, 05:24 AM
That isn't high mileage for a 5S.

Revision 2 or the original?

Either way I say rebuild. At least replace the rod bolts, they are made of fail. Cost should be substantially less than your GE was, at least in parts. Machine work will be about the same.

a_mounty
07-10-2009, 05:25 AM
153???? hmm.... my 92 celi has 175 ish now and is still kicking stronger than ever... actually stronger now compared to when i got it for some reason lol


if your gonna go through the time to do that then id say rebuild it. might as well. make it last longer etc.....

a job worth doing is a job worth doing right...

Grot
07-10-2009, 05:29 AM
its a 90 so a rev 1

im trying to avoid rebuilding, as it will make my dad more apt to do the swap in the first place. just gotta find somewhere to machine my head.

BUT, since i do have to swap heads, would it be worth the time just to replace just the rod bolts, or is it not worth the work.

Also note i will see what the pistons look like when i pull the head.

PSS im getting a known running 5s for $200, seem like a good price?

a_mounty
07-10-2009, 05:32 AM
i would say anywhere between 100 and 300 would be a good deal on a 5s... and im thinking about picking up another one here shortly......:ninja:

CriScO
07-10-2009, 06:36 AM
its a 90 so a rev 1

im trying to avoid rebuilding, as it will make my dad more apt to do the swap in the first place. just gotta find somewhere to machine my head.

BUT, since i do have to swap heads, would it be worth the time just to replace just the rod bolts, or is it not worth the work.

Also note i will see what the pistons look like when i pull the head.

PSS im getting a known running 5s for $200, seem like a good price?
Yeah, I was wondering if your bio-dad would be an issue... That's right, bio. :hehe:

The bolts honestly shouldn't be an issue if you're doing a straight swap. However, replace them in the future if you do either of these things:
1. Get head work that allows you to rev safely past the stock GE redline.
2. Boost it.
I'd personally keep it under the 5S redline(6500 airc?) normally as well.

$200 sounds like a fantastic deal to me.

Grot
07-10-2009, 06:40 AM
This helps alot.

Just to be sure, the redline on a 5th gen gt/gts is 6500?

Biology is just a technicality, we both know that you my real dad...

Freshnicity
07-10-2009, 06:54 AM
rebuild it.

at least crack it open and take a look, and replace all the gaskets/seals from the headgasket up.

just cause it has 150k on it doesnt mean its in good shape. Mine had 129k on it, and didnt start until i rebuilt it.

+ 1 for cracking it open, and rebuild

CriScO
07-10-2009, 07:11 AM
Someone else will have to confirm the redline, all I remember for sure is that it's higher than mine, which is 6k.

Freshnicity
07-10-2009, 07:25 AM
Someone else will have to confirm the redline, all I remember for sure is that it's higher than mine, which is 6k.

its 6300

a_mounty
07-10-2009, 07:34 AM
^ beat me to it

tested and confirmed a week ago hehe

silly celicas and short first gears....

Freshnicity
07-10-2009, 07:42 AM
^ beat me to it

tested and confirmed a week ago hehe

silly celicas and short first gears....

hate first gear

also hate 4th in the s53 trans also.

Also hate engines running lean :(

Anyway...

Rebuild the engine if you get it. 5sfte it if you want, ill sell you my turbo parts so i can fund my college

85gtsblackman
07-10-2009, 08:30 AM
well my only 2 5s cars were opisite of each other

90 vert, blew up at 129k, engine seemed like it had missed about 10 oil changes

93 camry...eh i saw it awhile back and it had over 400k on it