Gotcha. I would ceramic coat the exhaust manifold. I did on my build. As well as the exhaust piping and hot side of the turbo. Should manage temps a bit better. I used cerakote as it comes in a spray form and just takes 5 days to air dry.its the heat from the exhaust manifold that affects it.
Yea after a bunch of research I had decided to just jump on it.Saw the other thread of people basically telling you this was an awful idea. I'm glad you're pressing on anyway! And you're local too, I'd love to check it out some time.
I think if you can get one more bolt in the bottom right corner you should be fine with only 4 bolts, I recently did a clutch in a civic and it literally only has 5 bell housing bolts from the factory. I think to achieve this you could weld some extra material to the edge of the transmission then drill through at one or two of the mounting points of the engine to get an extra bolt or two in there. The best part of using an e153/s54 tranny is that 3 of the 4 motor mounts are done and you can just use stock axles which will simplify a LOT. Best of luck to you!
Only needs to last through bar testingI don't if you know this but the TC TRD supercharger has been discontinued for some time and it is hard to find parts for it. When I was working at the Toyota dealership there was a supercharged TC and the parts department could not find replacement parts. If I remember right the bearing in the shaft that runs to the pulley for the drive belt was making noise.
yea but the maintenance parts like bearings and seals are used on all other vortech units, so they arent hard to find at all.I don't if you know this but the TC TRD supercharger has been discontinued for some time and it is hard to find parts for it. When I was working at the Toyota dealership there was a supercharged TC and the parts department could not find replacement parts. If I remember right the bearing in the shaft that runs to the pulley for the drive belt was making noise.
Transponder key is typically like $42, I can probably get that down to like $25-ish and if you bring me that key shank I can try to copy the cut on it. I already know the techs won't want to touch the programming, you'd have to be completely done with your wiring and tow the car in, even then I think it's like $200 to program it when they have to "re-seed" it which they do if you don't have an existing key that can programmed off of. A mobile locksmith may be able to come to you and do this, but again you'd have to have all the wiring already done with a functional OBD2 port. I think there's a way to program a key without a scanner, but it involves opening/shutting doors, pressing gas pedal, etc. If you don't have a BCM wired up to see all that I don't think it'll work. You could maybe figure out which wires need to see what voltage in which order and just apply voltage to the wires in the right sequence.he said he would mail it out, but has became un responsive, he sent me a pic of the housing with the chip in it, he didnt know what it was.
how much is it to get that programmed and all that? cause a key is like $10 online lol
Yep, electrical parts are non-returnable.also I bought a $600 'non immobilized' ECU from walnut creek toyota, they wont return it for nothing, is that a standard policy?