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Old 07-25-13, 09:21 AM   #46
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Default Cam seals/Timing belt question

So I recently got my timing belt and cam seals done, I'd say no more than 10k miles ago. If I were to decide to do the TT head gasket and ARP headstuds...can these current cam seals and timing belt be reused or do I need to replace them with new ones?

edit: knowing the history of the motor and the timing belt I'd feel OKAY, reusing the belt for at least a while and then replacing it maybe 20k down the road. The cam seals though?

double edit: now thinking of cam gears...thoughts?
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I would say the cam seals would be fine, but they're only a few bucks each and for peace of mind you can probably replace them. They are very simple to install, just pop the cam gears off, remove the old rubber band seal and put the new ones on. Check out the video named Jeffs: Servicing a 2JZ engine part two. He shows this method. There is also a separate video by Jeff on how to properly change the cam seal on a VVTI engine (yes, they're a lot different).
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I would say the cam seals would be fine, but they're only a few bucks each and for peace of mind you can probably replace them. They are very simple to install, just pop the cam gears off, remove the old rubber band seal and put the new ones on. Check out the video named Jeffs: Servicing a 2JZ engine part two. He shows this method. There is also a separate video by Jeff on how to properly change the cam seal on a VVTI engine (yes, they're a lot different).
Yeah I think I'll be fine on those two things if I decide to do the TT HG and ARP headstuds.


Does anyone know where to get a dizzy cover for after the distributor delete? I've seen a bunch of nice metal ones does anyone know? I think I'm doing the GTE ecu and COP conversion install tonight or tomorrow.
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Old 07-26-13, 09:37 AM   #49
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There really isnt one... yet. You have to make it.

There may come a time soon when someone makes a decent one.... but for now I just leave mine open.
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I would cover it with something and not leave it open for too long, you don't want your crank or cam sensors going bad from turbo heat and dust etc..
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I would cover it with something and not leave it open for too long, you don't want your crank or cam sensors going bad from turbo heat and dust etc..
im currently talking with a company about re-producing billet ones. I found a place who just makes custom 2j parts and they used to produce them. But now the only ones left from the run are in australia. oh and they say supra on em too. lol
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that would be great, I am normally more function over form, but I do want a shiny distributor cap =)
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Yeah let's get these dizzy caps done on a large scale! I'd love matte red one.
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Quick update...just picked up this undivided manifold for practically highway robbery. A great guy gave me a great deal. BUT...my current TiAL wastegate does not match up at all...ideas? It's an XSpower manifold. Hate if you must, could not pass up on the deal and for the numbers I'm gonna be running it'll do perfectly fine.



Oh and the turbo sits fine. Thankfully no clocking will need to be done.
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Cut it off and weld on a new flange to fit.
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Any idea where to get a flange and gasket plus hardware? The gate came by itself since its used.
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if the manifold tube diameter is the same as that of the wastegate opening , you probably get away just drilling new mounting holes on the flange and trim the flange as same square size of that wastegate. Then put a gasket in between.
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yeah what Gerb said you can try re-drilling the flange, or making/buying an adapter plate, or cutting it off and welding it.
The xs power manifold is fine, I still have it on my car including the xs wastegate that would bolt on there and they work for me, but since you have a nice tial its worth chopping it off and you would need the new one to weld on which is what most end up doing.
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Just realized its a damn GTE manifold. Gonna sell it. Damn bolt pattern. GTE has 12 bolts. GE has 8. UGHHHH nothing is more frustrating than the opposite of progression.
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Just realized its a damn GTE manifold. Gonna sell it. Damn bolt pattern. GTE has 12 bolts. GE has 8. UGHHHH nothing is more frustrating than the opposite of progression.
Since you got a good deal, you can sell that sucker and probably end up on the upside of the deal and a bit wiser...
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