I just picked up a ct26 and mani for my 5m. Where did you guys run your feed and return lines for the oil and coolant? Pics would be greatly appreciated.
Well, the sump is different... than the MKIII. It's a little easier, but still a Royal PITA. You'll need an engine lift to lift the motor up off the mounts as high as you can get it, and then it's fight the pan out, the #1 cylinder counterbalance on the crank needs to be up (or at least not down)is oil pan removal difficult on the 5m? I know on the 7m you pretty much have to pull the motor.
But just to be clear, as its been discussed before, do not use the oil cooler return fitting on the side of the pan (some non-US model 5m engines came equipped with oil coolers, thats why its there, sealed with a plug) as it is too small. A large volume of oil must be able to flow freely from the turbo bearings just like it does from the crankshaft bearings. You don't want oil to back up in the return line and fill the turbo housing or you'll get smoke in the exhaust, coking and premature bearing failure. Suggested a 3/4" diameter drain hose and fittings just like Toyota engineers put on the 7mgte. I.e. you'll need to weld your own fitting to the pan above the oil level line.yes.
or if you want to make your own lines, run the oil supply from a t fitting off of the oil pressure sending unit, and the return to a large bung welded into the oil pan.
I like this attitude. I had so many people bash me for wanting to go 5mgte. I just wanted to be different, get a substantial power bump over stock and have fun.If i wanted to do a motor swap i would.
The key point, so often glossed over. Ask Scott how many times he has posted threads with titles like "Still running rich." Dont expect to be able to tune for anything other than WOT, without a standalone. Not a slam, Scott, just the truth, which this community has learned by blowin Shit up.. IDK if my safc can tune on the 5m maf tho. If not ill find something else to tune with.