Piston and rod bearing questions(2nd gen 3sgte)

Q&A regarding engines, turbos, and intercoolers and power upgrades

Re: Piston and rod bearing questions(2nd gen 3sgte)

Postby Interwhat » Sun Aug 17, 2014 12:38 am

I appreciate the feedback, but I'm really looking for a complete kit, even though I may get some extras. I'm rebuilding this thing right as mentioned. Not really into reusing gaskets, I work for Audi and I've had my share of repeat repairs(like twice, but twice too many). As for the oil pan and anything that uses a liquid sealer I'm using Audi/vw black oil sealant because the shit is ridiculously good and cleanly applicable. Also I have tons of it in my cab at work.


I really want to do a clean build only the basics. The intake manifold looks way too busy and I'm sure there's a clean polished version out there(higher flow too, it's not all about looks).
Members don't see the above ad. Register now - it's free!
Interwhat
Club Member
 
Posts: 26
Joined: Mon Sep 02, 2013 3:10 pm
Location: Annapolis, MD

Re: Piston and rod bearing questions(2nd gen 3sgte)

Postby anothergt4 » Sun Aug 17, 2014 1:05 am

In that case if you want a full rebuild kit, all the gaskets included, koracing.com or ats racing should have what you want but it is pricey. It's hard to believe Toyota is sold out, but I guess there is an end to everything. Twosrus should have a complete gasket set also.
anothergt4
Club Member
 
Posts: 227
Joined: Fri Aug 07, 2009 12:48 am

Re: Piston and rod bearing questions(2nd gen 3sgte)

Postby Interwhat » Sun Aug 17, 2014 7:02 pm

I'd really just rather trust the gasket. So 1sttoyotaparts told me they couldn't get the gasket set, it's discontinued it.

Toyotaonlineparts.com lists a Toyota brand gasket set part number 04111-74340. Can anyone confirm this is the part number for what I want before I pull the trigger?




Also for liquid gasket points I'll be using Audi/vw black sealant because it is literally the best stuff I've ever used and can be used very cleanly. That and I have a metric shit ton of it available to me in my cab at work.
Interwhat
Club Member
 
Posts: 26
Joined: Mon Sep 02, 2013 3:10 pm
Location: Annapolis, MD

Re: Piston and rod bearing questions(2nd gen 3sgte)

Postby Interwhat » Sun Aug 17, 2014 7:12 pm

anothergt4 wrote:In that case if you want a full rebuild kit, all the gaskets included, koracing.com or ats racing should have what you want but it is pricey. It's hard to believe Toyota is sold out, but I guess there is an end to everything. Twosrus should have a complete gasket set also.


How does the quality compare to Toyota?
Interwhat
Club Member
 
Posts: 26
Joined: Mon Sep 02, 2013 3:10 pm
Location: Annapolis, MD

Re: Piston and rod bearing questions(2nd gen 3sgte)

Postby anothergt4 » Sun Aug 17, 2014 7:34 pm

Interwhat wrote:
anothergt4 wrote:In that case if you want a full rebuild kit, all the gaskets included, koracing.com or ats racing should have what you want but it is pricey. It's hard to believe Toyota is sold out, but I guess there is an end to everything. Twosrus should have a complete gasket set also.


How does the quality compare to Toyota?


Sorry I forgot to add that, they are Toyota gaskets, they just buy them in bulk and sell for a profit, and I had a 91 rc and just used a usdm gasket set and everything was there only difference is you won't use the egr gaskets. Also you will have to order the turbo gaskets seperately, they do not come in any kit, also replace what hoses you can that are hard to get to, if you disassembled it you know what I'm talking about. Good luck and don't hesitate to ask any more questions I'll do my best to answer with what I know. Good choice on oem bearings and rings I'm glad you found a good price.
anothergt4
Club Member
 
Posts: 227
Joined: Fri Aug 07, 2009 12:48 am

Re: Piston and rod bearing questions(2nd gen 3sgte)

Postby Interwhat » Sun Aug 17, 2014 7:58 pm

anothergt4 wrote:
Interwhat wrote:
anothergt4 wrote:In that case if you want a full rebuild kit, all the gaskets included, koracing.com or ats racing should have what you want but it is pricey. It's hard to believe Toyota is sold out, but I guess there is an end to everything. Twosrus should have a complete gasket set also.


How does the quality compare to Toyota?


Sorry I forgot to add that, they are Toyota gaskets, they just buy them in bulk and sell for a profit, and I had a 91 rc and just used a usdm gasket set and everything was there only difference is you won't use the egr gaskets. Also you will have to order the turbo gaskets seperately, they do not come in any kit, also replace what hoses you can that are hard to get to, if you disassembled it you know what I'm talking about. Good luck and don't hesitate to ask any more questions I'll do my best to answer with what I know. Good choice on oem bearings and rings I'm glad you found a good price.


Would it be too much to ask for a link? I tried and it was all Japanese haha. I also don't really want to order from japan. And yea I'm totally stripped down right now, and I can tell the hard coolant pipe o rings are going to need some love, but I also think it to my advantage to build clean with as little unnecessary factory junk as possible. So I was thinking of eliminating that pipe entirely and just go with soft hoses in a different direction. If I remember correctly that hard pipe ran under the intake? It just doesn't make much sense. I mean all I need really is a hose from block to heater core, block to rad and block to reservoir, all of which I can piece together, and if necessary cut and use pieces of the hard pipe so that I still have factory bolt on application.


Also does the oil feed and return bolt to the same place on the turbo? All I see is coolant in and out, and then one other place that's def oil. Sorry I'm used to Audi and vw which has an in and out for both.
Interwhat
Club Member
 
Posts: 26
Joined: Mon Sep 02, 2013 3:10 pm
Location: Annapolis, MD

Previous

Return to Performance and Power

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests