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Man Jerk
10-01-2007, 08:56 AM
Does anyone have any recommendations for 22re rebuilders locally (co springs/denver)?

Thanks :D

AxleIke
10-01-2007, 09:05 AM
I recomend a guy in Pine Junction. Not sure if that is local enough, but he's amazing.

Man Jerk
10-01-2007, 09:17 AM
I recomend a guy in Pine Junction. Not sure if that is local enough, but he's amazing.

Where is pine Junction :confused:

Uncle Ben
10-01-2007, 09:58 AM
Where is pine Junction :confused:

Pine Junction (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pine_Junction,_Colorado)

Man Jerk
10-01-2007, 04:31 PM
Alrighty...let me ask another question.

I am considering rebuilding this motor myself. I've been doing some looking around the internet and most of it seems pretty straight forward.

Mind you, I've never rebuilt a motor before. I do consider myself pretty good with a wrench. There isn't a whole lot that scares me.

I would hate to sacrifice reliability in the name of saving some bucks.

enginebldr has 22RE rebuild kits for $219. Add to that some machine work and all the ancillaries it doesn't seem like it would take a whole lot of money to slap it all together.

You guys have any advice?

corsair23
10-01-2007, 05:13 PM
You guys have any advice?

I know nothing other than to point you to threads by DaveInDenver who as I recall recently went through this...Here are ones that I think you may want to read:

http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/showthread.php?t=2963

http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/showthread.php?t=3671

http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/showthread.php?t=4530

http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/showthread.php?t=4536

http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/showthread.php?t=4360


Go to the Members List, look for Dave, then click on threads started by him just in case I missed a few :thumb:

Hulk
10-01-2007, 06:30 PM
Alrighty...let me ask another question.

I am considering rebuilding this motor myself. I've been doing some looking around the internet and most of it seems pretty straight forward.

Mind you, I've never rebuilt a motor before. I do consider myself pretty good with a wrench. There isn't a whole lot that scares me.

I would hate to sacrifice reliability in the name of saving some bucks.

enginebldr has 22RE rebuild kits for $219. Add to that some machine work and all the ancillaries it doesn't seem like it would take a whole lot of money to slap it all together.

You guys have any advice?

Are you doing top end or the whole thing? It's pretty easy to pull a head and drop it off at a machine shop. If you're doing new rings, etc., there's more work involved. It's not rocket science, though, and you can certainly do it yourself. You'll get plenty of advice from the forum, too.

Man Jerk
10-01-2007, 08:36 PM
Well here is the culprit. Hard to see, but there is a hole in the block
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v341/MarkDJ/1986%204%20runner/4runnerhead007.jpg

To my untrained eye, the rest looks pretty good. What should I be looking for?
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v341/MarkDJ/1986%204%20runner/4runnerhead003.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v341/MarkDJ/1986%204%20runner/4runnerhead001.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v341/MarkDJ/1986%204%20runner/4runnerhead010.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v341/MarkDJ/1986%204%20runner/4runnerhead002.jpg

Man Jerk
10-02-2007, 08:48 AM
I honestly have no history on the motor. I too was surprised by how clean it looked when I pulled the valve cover.

lfd270ben
10-02-2007, 09:30 AM
I have done 2 22re's now and they are straight forward just make sure you keep things organized and clean and it will last it was around 1500 for all the parts and machining to do the last one I did top to bottom new pistons and everything
Alrighty...let me ask another question.

I am considering rebuilding this motor myself. I've been doing some looking around the internet and most of it seems pretty straight forward.

Mind you, I've never rebuilt a motor before. I do consider myself pretty good with a wrench. There isn't a whole lot that scares me.

I would hate to sacrifice reliability in the name of saving some bucks.

enginebldr has 22RE rebuild kits for $219. Add to that some machine work and all the ancillaries it doesn't seem like it would take a whole lot of money to slap it all together.

You guys have any advice?

Man Jerk
10-02-2007, 01:28 PM
Picking up a Short Block Tomorrow along with:
Oil Pump
Master Gasket Set
Head Bolts
Water Pump

Ordered a Doug Thorley Header from Summit

Still need a clutch. Any recommendations?

Still need belts, hoses, plugs, wires, cap/rotor, oil, antifreeze.

I'm going to bring the head in once I get it pulled.

Am I missing anything?

Might just have it on the road this weekend.

Man Jerk
10-03-2007, 09:05 AM
I am buying the assembled short block from a company in town that was recommended to me

http://www.toyotatruckpart.com/

$750 for the short block with timing chain kit, oil pump, and master gasket set. I'm gonna loose my $150 core deposit cause the block is junk.

I think I will pick up the stock clutch.

Thanks for the advice.

Volcom
10-03-2007, 10:00 AM
The gasket kit was a Rock Products kit when I bought that same reman'd short block a year ago. Engnbldr uses Rock gaskets as well. The head gasket was a rock, not felpro (that's a good thing).

Man Jerk
10-03-2007, 10:07 AM
The gasket kit was a Rock Products kit when I bought that same reman'd short block a year ago. Engnbldr uses Rock gaskets as well. The head gasket was a rock, not felpro (that's a good thing).

Awesome :thumb:

saved me a phone call.

Volcom
10-03-2007, 12:04 PM
Awesome :thumb:

saved me a phone call.

You might still call. I bought mine well over a year ago. I'm guessing they are still using the Rock stuff. The short blocks come painted in a nasty blue color, just a heads up. You might want to buy some high temp paint and cover up the blue :D I used a Ford Grey so I can see the oil leaks better than on a black block.

Red_Chili
10-05-2007, 09:33 AM
Depending on what you plan to do with the truck, might also be worth the money to get a factory head gasket. Seems the after market stuff can vary in quality quite a bit and if it leaks you can get pretty bad corrosion in the head and deteriorate the gasket pretty fast. Also, NO extra sealant on the HG, one side should be sticky and the other not. It seems that Toyota intended it that way, so the HG seals to the head very well and any movement (I guess probably during break in mostly) will be between the HG and block deck.
The movement occurs throughout the life of the motor. Aluminum vs. iron rates of expansion. That's why the HG is critical, and also why only the best and cleanest coolant should be used.

Evrgrnmtnman
10-05-2007, 12:52 PM
I want to jump in this discussion because I need a new 22RE in my 88 Pickup. I tend to the lazy way and would like to find a long block to just drop in and swap out. Seems easy, pull the old engine out and put the new completed engine in. So now, is the hard part. Where do you get the "already" to go long block? LC Engineering if you want to spend $3,600 to $4,600 and you still don't have the engine installed. So, how about Craigslist for a replacement(like a box of chocolates), but you don't know what your getting? Go with Jasper? Go with a 3.4 conversion? Bottom line, this is a everyday driver and would like to say under $3,000 installed and have a good motor.

Red_Chili
10-05-2007, 01:07 PM
Forget the 3.4 conversion then.
Jasper is not a bad way to go with a DD.

Man Jerk
10-22-2007, 11:05 PM
Everything is put back together. After a couple of bumps in the road it is finally road worthy.

I am having an absolute blast driving this truck. It feels like a little sports car compared to my wagon. :cheers: