The "Used" motors you get are directky from Japan are normally an excellent deal, with low miles - 30-40 K. Fairly inexpensive also. The reason we get these motors over here is beacuse Japan has extremely strict inspections and emmision laws. Its cheaper for them to put a new motor in their vehicles than comply with all the inspection requirements. If you think california has insane requirement go buy a vehicle there and wait for inspection time. You will go broke! <IMG SRC="smilies/skull.gif" border="0">
I have installed a couple of these...Honda, not Toyota, but same/same as far as quality. And Ranger is correct, it is because of strict inspections/Raging Rust in Japan that these things are low milege. Japanese only drive 5 to 8k a year, and cars rust out quickly there.
Remember that you will need to use your old intake/exhaust, fuel injection and distributor. The Japanese ones are not the same, and you would never be able to get parts, and not smogable with the japanese stuff.
Some model engines are slightly different, usually lower compression, because they have lower quality gas. This is not a big issue, the engines run very well. I never had any issues with oil consumption, etc.
Rising Sun engines in Santa Rosa Ca. is a source, they have a web site and they ship. I am on the wrong computer to give you the link, but shoot me a PM if you have trouble finding them. Good Luck! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
If you are talking about a 4 cylinder they never sold the 22re in Japan. From what I have heard the motor that they did use there that is almost identical is an underpowered POS. It was called the 21r or some crap like that. Just do a cheapo rebuild for a couple hundred bucks to get you by.
They dont need motors with a lot of power in Japan. They dont have a lot of highways, and the ones they do have are narrow and twisty. When I was there in the late-eighties, the speed limit was only 45MPH on surface roads, and 55 MPH on highways.
Also, the japanese cars they export to us are a LOT bigger than the models they make for their own domestic use, so there is less vehicle to push around.
Even the motorcyles are smaller. Lots of 250cc's & SMALLER. <IMG SRC="smilies/redface.gif" border="0">
500cc's is a BIG bike over there.....& if you see anything bigger, then its some rich guy.
I bought one once, a 21RU, what a pile...
COme to find out, the bore is smaller than a 22r, and the head gasket went out 1 month after i got it(seems to be a common problem due to sitting for as long as they do)...
All I can say, never again..
It depends on whats on it and mileage. You can rebuild a motor yourself for less than that. <IMG SRC="smilies/skull.gif" border="0"> I see ads in the paper for rebuilt 22R's for 999.00 all the time. These have a warrenty too. Does the place that gave you the quote offer a warrenty, or is it "as is"? <IMG SRC="smilies/skull.gif" border="0">
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