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I posted recently on the Yahoogroup that I am getting my engine rebuilt, and now that I've finally been able to figure out how to get back on this forum (I was made inactive) I figured that I can get more input on my problem.

The problem that I have run into is the conecting rod
bearings and the main bearings that were sent to me
were not the right ones for my engine. My car is an
85 Supra with a production date of July 1985. The
connecting rod bearings that I got had the guide on
the opposite side of where they should be. The
crankshaft bearings were all o.k. except for the
larger one that the mechanic refered to as the main
bearing and that too had the guide on the wrong side.
The part numbers were verified and are correct and I
also went to at least two local parts stores that did
have some of the parts and it (the guide)was the same
as the parts that were sent to me.

I don't know the history of the car, heck I don't even know how many people owned her before me, so I'm not sure if this is the original engine. I did check the engine number and there is a huge 5 M stamped on the block right before the rest of the engine number.

Thanks for any help that anyone can offer me.


Willy Santos
 

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So what's the problem? Does it not fit correctly? Does it look wrong because of what came out of it before? Maybe whoever rebuilt the engine before didn't put the right parts in.
I think we need a bit more info before we can help you...
 

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The little guide that goes on the outer part of the bearing is located on the wrong side, making it unable to seat properly. The shop informed me this morning that they were able to get the large bearing for the crank shaft from a replacement for a 22r engine. they are still looking for a match for the connecting rod bearings. Another list member on the yahoogroup (Jody) mentioned that the guides from the 82-83 models were on the opposite side of the 85 models and I'm having the shop check into this lead, but I still wanted to get input from you guys and gals that live and breath these cars.
 

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All right all, haven't gotten much of a response so I'm going to try this again. Can any one confirm that the connecting rod bearings from the earlier model 5mge engines (82 and 83) have the guide located on the outer part of the bearing on the opposite side of the later models? If so, is there anything stopping me from just using the kit that I purchased from Flatlander (major overhaul) by just buying connecting rods from a later model? Or I'm I hopelessly up shit creek and should I just blow the g**damn thing up? :mad:

Would appreciate knowledged advice here. I wish it was as simple as driving down to the local parts store to compare, but even the local Toyota dealer here doesn't have anything for the MKII.

Thanks for your help,

Willy
 
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