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#1 Toxic-Wotsit

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 11:57 PM

First post as a complete newbie!!

Hi guys, looking for a helping hand.

I've just bought a corolla sr 1.6 hatchback - T reg.

Really nice, comfortable and decent looking car, it just isn't overly fast...

This is where you guys come in!!

I'm thinking of attempting an engine swap, I think a 2.0L might be a bit big seeing as I am only 21, but seriously considering a 1.8.

Is it reasonablysimple for someone that knows what they are doing to do an engine swap?

Can anyone tell me if there are any 1.8 engines which will fit easily with minimal amount of complications? Also which 1.8 engines are the most powerful?

Thanks in advance for your help and advice guys!!

Paul

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 01:21 AM

Have done some research and was wondering if any of these engines would be suitable for a swap?

4AGE Silvertop 20v dohc - 158bhp

4AGE Blacktop dohc - 162bhp

4AGZE Supercharged dohc - 165bhp

Or if there are any 1.8 engines which would be recomended instead of these engines? I'm really looking for something special, without being excessive... The insurance company will not like a 2.0L, they may prefer a 1.6!!

Thanks again guys!!

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 04:41 PM

All of those 4age engines will bolt straight in - although they are hard to come by and command a premium. One straight out of a levin will be perfect as they are exactly the same chassis.

Havent looked into 1.8s myself - iirc the E11 estate came with a 1.8 with 135bhp and again is a simple bolt in job.

Hope this helps :)

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 06:34 PM

Very helpful indeed, just what I wanted to hear too!! =D

What do you mean that the enginges command a premium?

Cheers!

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 06:49 PM

Also, this may be a silly question... But would a complete engine be enough, or would I need new mounts etc, some packages include the clutch too, is this important or could I use mine?

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 07:29 PM

My 1998 Corolla has a 4A-GZE engine in it - 1600cc supercharged from the factory by Toyota. Originally put into Japanese and American Mk1 MR2s but later in the Japanese Levin. Mine came from a 1993 Levin GTZ. You will need the engine, gearbox, engine wiring loom, ECU and driveshafts plus deep pockets or an understanding bank manager. The engine and gearbox are much heavier than the standard unit so your front suspension will need a major upgrade. Take a look at my webiste www.ae111sr.co.uk where you will find everything I've done to my Corolla.
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Posted 14 May 2012 - 07:56 PM

Niiiiice!! Now I just want to do it more after seeing yours!! How much do you think it would be roughly to get theengine and bits needed?

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 08:42 PM

These engines are now very difficult to find as the last one was made in 1995. My transplant was done 9 years ago and the Levin front cut cost me about £1500, having it fitted was about the same. Then you have to factor in standalone engine management (to get the best out of it), uprated suspension, brakes, etc. Like I said - you need deep pockets. It's not just a question of sticking a different engine in the car - you need to do all the other things to make a proper job of it.

A 20 valve 4A-GE will be easier to get hold of but I have no experience of them.

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 09:19 PM

I'll keep digging and researching - Cheers for your help!!

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 10:47 PM

Some crackin' information in this thread guys. Welcome to the forums Toxic.

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