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Help me Identify this 3S-GTE?

Postby Saavedro88 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:18 am

A local-to-me JDM importer has an engine that he states [list=]came from an ST205 (unknown what year, exactly), however when I went to look at it, it had an Air to Air intercooler, and writing on the ECU t[/list]hat says "92 Celica." On the other hand, it had the larger, 4 runner intake manifold, which was his argument for saying it "definitely came from an ST205."

Can anyone help me figure this out for sure? Is there a number on the block that I could reference? Thanks in advance!

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Re: Help me Identify this 3S-GTE?

Postby Tecker185 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:22 am

Looks like a gen3 with a st185 intercooler
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Re: Help me Identify this 3S-GTE?

Postby Saavedro88 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:24 am

Tecker185 wrote:Looks like a gen3 with a st185 intercooler


Any particular reason that swap would be done?
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Re: Help me Identify this 3S-GTE?

Postby Tecker185 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:25 am

Wouldn’t make sense to do that to a st205 because it does not have the scoop to allow air to go threw. Possible it was swapped into the 92 celica like the writing states.
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86 AW11 2zzge swapped
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Re: Help me Identify this 3S-GTE?

Postby Saavedro88 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:26 am

Here are some more photos they posted today.

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Re: Help me Identify this 3S-GTE?

Postby Saavedro88 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:27 am

Tecker185 wrote:Wouldn’t make sense to do that to a st205 because it does not have the scoop to allow air to go threw. Possible it was swapped into the 92 celica like the writing states.


Hmm. That's an interesting suggestion.
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Re: Help me Identify this 3S-GTE?

Postby Tecker185 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:30 am

The two plugs by the ecu make me belive the motor came out of an st185. So its a gen3 that came out of a st185 is my guess.
93 ST185 2grfe swap in progress
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86 AW11 2zzge swapped
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Re: Help me Identify this 3S-GTE?

Postby Saavedro88 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:32 am

So it has a 185 Harness?
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Re: Help me Identify this 3S-GTE?

Postby Tecker185 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:35 am

Its got a modified st185 harness to run the gen3.
93 ST185 2grfe swap in progress
89 ST165
89 SV25
86 AW11 2zzge swapped
86 AE86 1uz swap
89 AE95 sedan
89 AW11 Supercharged
95 Tacoma 2uz swap manual Dually
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Re: Help me Identify this 3S-GTE?

Postby Saavedro88 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:47 am

Man. Doesn't sound like anything I want to mess with... Thanks!
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Re: Help me Identify this 3S-GTE?

Postby underscore » Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:55 am

As others have said, looks to be a 205 engine made to work in a 185. It definitely has a 185 trans attached to it which supports this.
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Re: Help me Identify this 3S-GTE?

Postby Saavedro88 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:36 am

underscore wrote:It definitely has a 185 trans attached to it which supports this.


What's the tell for that?
And what's the benefit of having either the 205 or 185 transmission versus the other? (Which one is better?)
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Re: Help me Identify this 3S-GTE?

Postby Tecker185 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:39 pm

There is a selector on the transfer-case on the st185 and not on the st205. The st205 trans is better.


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Re: Help me Identify this 3S-GTE?

Postby Saavedro88 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:35 pm

Tecker185 wrote:There is a selector on the transfer-case on the st185 and not on the st205. The st205 trans is better.


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Excellent information. Thank you guys so much.
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Re: Help me Identify this 3S-GTE?

Postby Mr Alltrac » Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:40 pm

I remember when I went to check out this motor. Had me pretty confused when I first looked at it because of the way the labeled it. It's definently a 3rd gen motor with a 185 transmission.
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