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Toyota Caldina ST215

Postby xander279 » Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:25 pm

I saw one of these 3SGTE Engines, Tranny, and ECU setups for sale on ebay for like 1600... i was wondering if this fits in the ST185 Chassis.
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Re: Toyota Caldina ST215

Postby LegacyofDan » Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:35 pm

yes it will fit.
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Re: Toyota Caldina ST215

Postby xander279 » Sun Jan 24, 2010 11:31 pm

this is exactly what i want to put into my st185 when i get it...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/TOYOTA-C ... 33598da6d8

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Re: Toyota Caldina ST215

Postby TXCajunman » Mon Jan 25, 2010 4:00 am

how hard would it be to put it in a 90 alltrac 185? just different wiring harnesses?i wouldn't mind having one of them...:)
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Re: Toyota Caldina ST215

Postby Gary ST165 » Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:48 am

TXCajunman wrote:how hard would it be to put it in a 90 alltrac 185? just different wiring harnesses?i wouldn't mind having one of them...:)



It is a 3S engine so will drop in if you use ST185 engine and gearbox mounts. you will need the loom & ecu, coil on plug set up etc. (i dunno if you would want to go with the top mount interwarmer.)

its been done and documented. shouldn't take you too long to find some threads if you type +ST215 +Caldina in to the search engine.... :shoots:


amp279 wrote:this is exactly what i want to put into my st185 when i get it...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/TOYOTA-C ... 33598da6d8

260HP mutha trucka!



question is though, why do all that for a paultry 260 fly wheel hp? You can get that and more on ST185 stock engine and turbocharger if you update your engine management. ( i do appreciate that the ST215 engine itself is likely to be lower mileage and has improved lubrication system, but 260 hp on a high compression engine & high octane fuel is not anything to get too excited about!)
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Re: Toyota Caldina ST215

Postby xander279 » Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:24 pm

Gary ST165 wrote:
TXCajunman wrote:how hard would it be to put it in a 90 alltrac 185? just different wiring harnesses?i wouldn't mind having one of them...:)



It is a 3S engine so will drop in if you use ST185 engine and gearbox mounts. you will need the loom & ecu, coil on plug set up etc. (i dunno if you would want to go with the top mount interwarmer.)

its been done and documented. shouldn't take you too long to find some threads if you type +ST215 +Caldina in to the search engine.... :shoots:


amp279 wrote:this is exactly what i want to put into my st185 when i get it...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/TOYOTA-C ... 33598da6d8

260HP mutha trucka!



question is though, why do all that for a paultry 260 fly wheel hp? You can get that and more on ST185 stock engine and turbocharger if you update your engine management. ( i do appreciate that the ST215 engine itself is likely to be lower mileage and has improved lubrication system, but 260 hp on a high compression engine & high octane fuel is not anything to get too excited about!)


i don't have much aftermarket plans for it... and yes it does have very low miles.
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Re: Toyota Caldina ST215

Postby Speedricer » Sun Feb 14, 2010 11:08 pm

This is what it looks like in a st 185
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Re: Toyota Caldina ST215

Postby rlacapra » Sun Oct 16, 2011 6:11 pm

I recently purchased a 1990 Celica (ST185) with an already done Caldina ST215 swap. However the wiring was done fairly poorly, and I have a feeling the ECU is still the one from the original Celica motor. Speedricer, what ECU/wiring harness did you use for your swap?
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Re: Toyota Caldina ST215

Postby lumbercis » Sun Oct 16, 2011 8:12 pm

I have this engine in my ST185. I had mr220v do my wiring harness and it's running great.

Be aware though that if you get a manual transmission one that the ST215 transmission doesn't have the drive gear for the speed sensor so if you use that trans you'll lose your speedo.

If I had it to do over again I think I'd probably have gone with an ST205 swap.

Btw, anyone happen to know if I can use any 3sgte alternator on these engines? My alternator went bad and the part number I found for the ST215 alt (27060‑74720) doesn't seem to be shared with any domestic chassis. So looking for something that will work. Stocker is a 100amp unit.

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Re: Toyota Caldina ST215

Postby rlacapra » Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:26 pm

Lumbercris,

What ECU are you using? Any power mods? And also, did you have to get a custom wiring harness?
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Re: Toyota Caldina ST215

Postby lumbercis » Tue Oct 18, 2011 2:09 pm

Using the Caldina ECU. No power mods other than an intake because the stock airbox wouldn't work. And yes, it needs a custom wiring harness, which I got from "mr220v" on the mr2oc boards.

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Re: Toyota Caldina ST215

Postby rlacapra » Wed Oct 19, 2011 4:18 pm

Oh okay. Good to know. If you don't mind me asking, what should I expect to spend between the harness and labor?

Also, as a general question; any recommendations for a standalone ECU for this engine? I am planning on getting it dyno tuned, and adding power mods.

Thanks again for the help.
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auto Caldina's ?

Postby GMan » Mon Oct 24, 2011 2:52 pm

Just some something to think about....
How many Caldina's came manual ? Most auctions I have seen are Auto boxes ?
Can you use the auto ECU to run the car with a manual tranny ????

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Re: auto Caldina's ?

Postby celi_wabbit » Tue Oct 25, 2011 12:12 am

GMan wrote:Just some something to think about....
How many Caldina's came manual ? Most auctions I have seen are Auto boxes ?
Can you use the auto ECU to run the car with a manual tranny ????

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Re: Toyota Caldina ST215

Postby JeCs » Mon Nov 14, 2011 3:35 pm

Hi!

I'm making this swap in my ST185 but I'm using a ST205 3SGTE Ecu and ignition. I want to know how do you think it will works like?

what numbers on dyno you got whith that swap got.?


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