View Full Version : Swapping rev3 5sfe into rev2 camry questions

07-31-2015, 12:17 AM
Hey folks long time no post (life happened)

My 94 camry has a confirmed slight knock at idle

I know some ppl have used a newer 5s out of the 97-01 camry (4th gen) into celicas.

However the 97-01 engine is dizzyless.

I would like to pull a 97-01 engine due to they are easier to find wrecked with low mileage. However before doing so I need to know if the head will accommodate the distributor. My engine is 90% the same as the celica rev 2 5sfe.

If I have to swap cam shafts that is fine. My main concern is can the distributor bolt to the head.


07-31-2015, 06:18 PM
Who the fuck are you?

07-31-2015, 08:12 PM
A man that often confuses people with my accent.

No ideas anyone?

07-31-2015, 08:35 PM
Why wouldn't you just swap the short block and keep the Rev 1 head that you know works?

08-02-2015, 12:23 AM
Why wouldn't you just swap the short block and keep the Rev 1 head that you know works?

That is exactly what I did for the Vert way back when. It worked perfectly. This is the route I would recommend as well Joe. :)

08-02-2015, 01:08 AM
Well the yard short block cost more than an engine package if I go on Monday. If I don't go on a Monday the short block is only cheaper by 50 bucks compared to a whole motor.

I can pull a whole motor for 115 on Mondays

It's a rev 2 5sfe btw.

I found out all I need to do is swap cams and remove the dizzy block off plate on the 97-01 engine.

I'd rather swap cams then heads

08-05-2015, 05:18 PM
Change o plan, going to daily the truck, and finish the 3rd gen.

I'll just rebuild the 5s unless I get a good deal on a sub-100k motor.

08-05-2015, 06:29 PM
You have a 3rd Gen?!

08-06-2015, 12:46 AM
I'd swap the harness, wiring and ecu too. Update everything