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Re: 3SGTE Rav4

Postby st185rc » Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:27 pm

Damn that compressor wheel looks pretty chewed up. Like a girl with chewed up finger nails....
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Re: 3SGTE Rav4

Postby phattyduck » Mon Mar 04, 2013 4:53 pm

jacubillo wrote:Ok, I just bought a 50cm breaker bar and the bolt (regular thread) came out easily.

But I still can't get the pulley out! :shrug:

It seems to be stuck in there... is there any special tool or something else I need to get this thing out of my way?!?!

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Sorry if I ask lots of questions... I'm mechanically inclined but this is the first time I get into rebuilding an engine.

Should I just spray some WD40 and leave it soaking overnight?
I know it is too late now... but you should use a pulley puller, not the generic puller.

More like this:
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There is a rubber section between the pulley hub and outer pulley that can be damaged if you use the generic jaw puller.

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Re: 3SGTE Rav4

Postby jacubillo » Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:57 pm

I'll keep in mind the suggestion on the pulley puller! Thkz!

BTW, Some of the parts that I've been pulling apart have some minor surface rust or corrosion. I want to keep dissasembling the engine and clean every part that I take apart, put it in a cardboard box with the part info, and store it until I reassemble the engine.
Any recommendations to remove this rust/corrosion from the parts? And should I store them in cardboard boxes with some silica gel baggies to remove moisture?

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Re: 3SGTE Rav4

Postby SXA10 » Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:11 pm

I have a 3sgte powered Rav4...check out my blog for info.
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Re: 3SGTE Rav4

Postby kaijufenrir » Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:45 am

I want to do the same thing!
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Re: 3SGTE Rav4

Postby jacubillo » Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:39 am

Ok, status update:
I have been removing parts from the engine while taking LOTS of pictures.

Timing belts:
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Removing the flexplate blots. Notice the wrench holding the flexplate steady. I used the pin as a support to jam it in place.
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Camgears removed. Main belt was removed as well:
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Current status of the engine: Hidraulic pump was also removed:
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Now I need to remove the tensioner pulley assembly but there is this weird nut holding it in place. It seems like I need an oversized (#10) allen key. Is there anything I'm missing to remove this?:
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Re: 3SGTE Rav4

Postby MWP » Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:45 am

Buy yourself an engine stand :doh:
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Re: 3SGTE Rav4

Postby jacubillo » Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:47 pm

I know... But they are too expensive in Costa Rica. $250 for a new one.
I need to source a used one...
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Re: 3SGTE Rav4

Postby jacubillo » Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:41 am

Update

WaterPump is now out:
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The crank VR sensor and the timming gear:
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Removing the crank timming gear:
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My humble and current toolset:
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Question:
What's better?... to now remove parts from the bottom of the block (oilpan, main bearings, etc) or from the top (head, cams, etc)?
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Re: 3SGTE Rav4

Postby MWP » Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:10 pm

Top first.
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Re: 3SGTE Rav4

Postby jacubillo » Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:41 pm

Guess What?

I FINALLY got an engine stand :D

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Time to remove the head... I'm crossing my fingers hoping theres no internal damage on the cilinders or valves due to the damaged turbo metal pieces.
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Re: 3SGTE Rav4

Postby jacubillo » Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:44 pm

PD.

Any tips/advice/suggestions are GREATLY welcome. I barely have an idea about what I'm doing. :|
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Re: 3SGTE Rav4

Postby MWP » Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:29 am

So why are you doing this?
3SGTE's aren't exactly the best engine to learn on, they are rather temperamental :(

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Look at the ST205 manuals (not the ST215 manual, its not very good).
There are step-by-step guides in those to removing & rebuilding everything.
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Re: 3SGTE Rav4

Postby jacubillo » Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:25 pm

MWP wrote:So why are you doing this?
3SGTE's aren't exactly the best engine to learn on, they are rather temperamental :(


Mostly because that's the engine that fits in the car I have for this project and also because when I started I had NO idea what I was getting into.

Thanks for the link with documentation. It will come in handy.
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Re: 3SGTE Rav4

Postby MWP » Thu Apr 04, 2013 3:51 pm

Pull off the head and dont go any further.
If you start pulling down the bottom end, or cams, etc you could get yourself into trouble pretty quickly.

If the bores arent scored badly, then you dont need to touch the bottom end.

Take the head to a dedicated head shop (not your local mechanic!), and have them deck it, and check valve clearances.
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