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Re: Function + Form: My IS300 Project

Posted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:50 am
by rahgi
Great work,congrats and keep us up to date,looking forward to for the next episode.

Re: Function + Form: My IS300 Project

Posted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 2:15 pm
by chewse
very interesting..

Re: Function + Form: My IS300 Project

Posted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 5:03 pm
by Lucas@AirLift
Update! The new engine is in!! But lets start here:

So I started pulling the engine last Friday. Here she is right after I put it on the hoist
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Bye bye 2JZ. This is the last time you will see this big bish in the bay
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As I was taking it apart I noticed that I had a Reman ECU... interesting
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After draining all the fluids from the engine and trans, I started by removing the heat shields, plastic under trays and my cat/mid pipe
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Driveshaft out. This is super easy on a hoist. Oh wait, what diff is that?
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The good ol M85! This will be getting rebuilt with a higher final drive (4.544) soon
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Since I am going to drop the crossmember with the engine, the steering linkage must be removed. Make sure to mark it with a paint marker so you have proper alignment when it goes back together!
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Getting there. Power steering and A/C lines were removed. **Make sure you take your car to a certified shop to have your A/C evacuated BEFORE starting your swap!!
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I then went in the interior and removed the rubber shifter boot. Anyone know what brand of short throw this is? Looks to be very high quality
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I then placed jack stands under the front and trans crossmembers
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After taking all the crossmember bolts out...
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It's out! I just lifted the car off of the engine with a friend pushing the steering shaft out of the way to clear the intake manifold
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Empty bay. Going to remove all of that sound deadening material soon
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Working by myself it took about 4 hours to remove the engine. Here is the old lump
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Next up, removing the engine from the crossmember. Then, this happened...
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I have a work around for those mounts I will show you guys soon. Dropped the engine and trans on a pallet so I could move it around. I think this thing will be finding its way in to a drift missile soon!
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After some Purple Power cleaner a scrub brush and a pressure washer, I had the crossmember looking new!
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Just a heads up, if your doing this swap you MUST have the front half of the driveshaft. You can see the 3SGE shaft is about 2" longer then the 2J
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That's all for now. I will write another post later tonight as I have made it much further than this in the past few days!

Re: Function + Form: My IS300 Project

Posted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 5:35 pm
by gar
sweet car dude ;)

Re: Function + Form: My IS300 Project

Posted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 2:09 am
by GRZR
:shock: Good s@3! man, excellent work and great write up. It's weird how just I found your build as I've been aspiring to do something similar to the engine in the future and it's nice to see it done first. What route do you plan to take for air induction?

Re: Function + Form: My IS300 Project

Posted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 3:00 pm
by ESXTEZZ
Good work dude

Re: Function + Form: My IS300 Project

Posted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 7:02 am
by Tosh21
awesome build man! love it