Edited by St204 er, 15 December 2015 - 07:02 PM.
Posted 15 December 2015 - 05:52 PM
Posted 15 December 2015 - 07:56 PM
I put a ST205 engine in a ST204 for a guy a while back it took about 10 hours and from memory everything was straight forward I only had to run one wire from the brake light switch to the 205 ecu because this wire wasn't used on the 5sfe ecu, I used the 205 flywheel and pressure plate with the 5sfe clutch plate and the 5sfe gearbox bolted up no problem the intercooler fitted under the ST204 bonnet and the intercooler radiator bolted into the 204 front. The hardest part was the guy I did it for kept phoning me every half hour wanting to know when it was ready. He left the 5sfe engine in my yard and I ended up selling it for $600 to a guy with a Camry so that sweetened the deal a bit.
Posted 15 December 2015 - 08:03 PM
Posted 15 December 2015 - 08:18 PM
Posted 15 December 2015 - 09:31 PM
Aside from the pump and seals, I think a large portion of your list is overkill. Basic maintenance and proactive repairs to common serviceable parts will be far more cost effective.
Posted 15 December 2015 - 09:43 PM
Posted 15 December 2015 - 10:14 PM
if you want it to last don't ever take it near the redline and do not miss services. the stuff you mentioned is a bit of overkill, maybe you should compression test it once a year or something and/or get the oil analysed if you are curious as to find out the internal condition of your engine.
Posted 16 December 2015 - 08:25 AM
Posted 16 December 2015 - 12:24 PM
yeah definitely get your oil analysed and do a compression test
Posted 16 December 2015 - 06:19 PM
So I've seen a few members on this site have done engine rebuilds. How do you actually do them? What I mean is how to get access to parts, tools and a place to do it all? Are there businesses or mechanic shops that will do an engine rebuild for you or is it better to do it at home?
If your working in the auto industry your tools are the most essential part of your job, and some people can spend a lot of money on tools.....DIY'ers find themselves getting stuck along the way because they dont have the right tools for the job.
If your doing the work yourself finding a place to work is usually a matter of convenience......if your only choice is a drive-way you atleast want to be undercover and on flat ground
Even if you get the engine out and stripped, some things like bore & hone, decking or re-surfacing have the best results achieved by a machinist or can only be done to specification by a machinist, if you go to a small mechanics shop or fancy performance shop they usually send the block and head out to a machining shop to be freshened up.
In the end its only worth doing it at home if you have the skills and tools to complete the job. What your doing at home is saving big money on labor, some workshops can charge $150+ per hour for labor, and most of the time u get what u pay for
Also, thanks heaps for all the replies. I'm fast learning that this may be the friendliest forum on the internet.
Posted 16 December 2015 - 09:22 PM
Edited by St204 er, 16 December 2015 - 09:24 PM.
Posted 16 December 2015 - 10:25 PM
There is an abundance of literature around on engines which I would suggest having a read of, or even watching Youtube videos.
Edited by trentmeyer23, 16 December 2015 - 10:27 PM.
Posted 17 December 2015 - 12:11 AM
Posted 17 December 2015 - 10:17 AM
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