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Cat's out of the bag with that R154 thread that i've created. I purchased a 7M-GTE and R154 from dmlsupra in Montreal. The engines been disassembled(almost) and it's ready for cleaning, I tore of the head yesterday with the help of a local MKIII guy. I wasn't surprised at what I found inside. Here are some pictures of the engine and Transmission as I have recieved them.

This is after struggling to get the trans off for about 3 hours:






Some after disasembly shots:














Mess of Ziploc bags full of parts & hardware


Harness. Do I have it all? Hope I am not missing anything!


The Headgasket, blown of course.


More pictures of the gasket are here

Heres the keyway on the crank.


More detailed shots here:
http://awilmut.freeshell.org/7M/Thumbnails.html

I've got alot of questions so I thought I would put them all in this thread.

The first one is about the keyway, Mine is just fudged, what do I do about that, will a good machine shop be able to create a new keyway in the crank or will I have to search for a new one? I've done a search, and all I get out of it is the people with the same problem need to replace the woodrof key, this is obviously not the case.
 

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Well Andrew your on your way...congratulations..I just hope this thread doesn't last as long as mine without a 7MGTE powered Supra to ride in.

Cheers..see you at the Big meet in August.
 

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This engine look very familiar......I wonder why????

Keep up the good work Andrew, and I want to see it when it's all done.

I'll start my swap in a week or two.......I fixed my alternator problem to find out the engine has a major oil leak. ( I had oil on the intake....and not just a few drop.... )
 

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This thread is not dead.

Received my Brian Crower cams, springs and retainers today. The intake cam on one end was covered in redline assembly lube and plastic pieces from the container the lube came in, not impressed, however no damage ensued.

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Optimus hangin out with some springs






Head waiting for the goodies
 

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264s or 272s? I'm kind of debating getting rid of my 272s and going back to 264s
 

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Mine are still sitting in a box in the trunk LOL. I still haven't decided to install them or not.
 

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New parts arriving slow as a snail..

BC Valves:


Valves are .5mm over stock exh. on the left intake on the right.

Head off to the machine shop to be inspected next week

Sill saving up for BC Rods and BC Pistons.
 

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How big of a turbo are you planning on running? I'm assuming pretty big if you are going with aftermarket rods.
 

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To be Honest I have no idea. To start off I was planning on having the chimp put 57 trim in my used CT-26. But I'd like to end up having some kind of BB T04. Judging by my last statement you can see that I have a lot of reading to do...
 

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I'm in the proscess of doing the same to my 85. Although I'm planing on just a stock JDM 7mgte or a chimpy. My question I have for you though. What conversions do you have to do to go with the r154 tranny? Mine W58 has some minor problems, but I don't want that to go out on my when I get all excited about my new motor. Plus I just want a stronger drivetrain.
 

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Recently took the head to my local machine shop to have it inspected. Found out today that there are no cracks in the head and it looks to be in okay shape. The machinist said he would however need to take 20 thousandths off of it possibly 30 which is worrying me. What size head gasket is this going to require?
 

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Probably a 2mm depending how much you take of the block as well.

Too bad you're not sooner to running, I'd be curious how the 264s idle. I finally got my 272s running. They are a little lopey, but at least it will idle stablish at 800ish RPM. I've still got a lot of retune work to do with my short experience so far. I'm amazed how much richer it runs at idle with just the cam swap.
 
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