View Full Version : JDM 3g 3SGE parts compatibility with USDM motor(s)?

04-09-2011, 05:31 PM
To check parts compatibility, went to toyodiy.com

Using engine overhaul kit as an example - here's what I found:

For 3rd gen JDM 3SGE (Japanese)
08/1994 - 11/1997 ST202

04111‑74520 3SGE..ST202 1

04112 04112‑74510 3SGE..ST202 1 $224.94

I am unable to find equivalent USDM 3SGE or 3SGTE engine to determine whether parts are interchangeable.

Is there a website / writeup / source which shows parts compatibility between USDM / JDM parts -- specifically, 3SGE / 3SGTE?


04-09-2011, 05:47 PM
There's no difference between parts on the same generation USDM and JDM 3sge. The difference between motors are the ecu and egr.

04-09-2011, 05:50 PM
It will take a lot of leg work and digging to find what you're looking for. I'm not sure on the 3sge, but I found some similarities between my gen4 3sgte and the gen2 3sgte that was sold stateside. I highly doubt though that any parts off the gen1 3sge will work with the gen3 3sge.

04-09-2011, 05:56 PM
Lithia Toyota can get you any part you need for that motor.

Talk to Aaron and he'll answer all of your questions about compatibility.


04-11-2011, 11:27 PM
Terry, didn't I point you towards toyodiy.com? I was saying you should go there to switch between models and compart part numbers. The most applicable car that will suit your needs is the ST204. It has a 5SFE, but I'd bet of the parts you need more than 50% will be available through that model. That is how I got everything I needed for the 3rd Gen 3SGE. Engine internals, of course, do not apply. Nor do the gasket or valve grind kits.

Bruce, will Lithia Toyota be able to help guys source parts or even judge compatability for engines they've presumably never seen? If so, awesome!

04-12-2011, 03:51 AM
With little history on this engine, at minimum, I want to replace the gaskets. Yes, Lithia Toyota is able to source parts / judge compatibility sight unseen --- they quoted me for the full gasket kit for the 3rd gen JDM 3SGE today --- parts are sourced from Japan so would take 2-3 months. I spoke with Tracy @ Lithia - he is very knowledgeable.

Sure - you DID give me toyodiy.com as a RESOURCE to check out and it is appreciated.

04-12-2011, 12:44 PM
Great, glad to see you on your way.