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Old 06-21-2006, 03:10 PM   #1
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So my car has been running a little hot lately...I've got an 87 Supra that's in pretty good shape, but has started having difficulties. It started overheating and i could smell radiator fluid, so i took it to my mechanic. He said there wasn't enough give in the fan clutch and replaced it. It worked great for a while, but then I was driving yesterday and when I would stop at a traffic light for more than a minute, the temperature guage would go up about 4 or five clicks. On the way home, it was running fine. Also, my crankshaft was worn where it meets the harmonic balancer, so my mechanic welded it and smoothed it over. He said it should last about 6 months to a year, until I get my engine rebuilt. Any advice? I'm looking for an engine that I can rebuild while i continue to use my own car, then just switch it out. Anyone have any advice?
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Old 06-21-2006, 03:42 PM   #2
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Find an exact replacement for your car (7MGE or 7MGTE) and stick with what your car came with. You can go through the trouble of a conversion if you can afford it and do enough research, and maybe have some help. Im kinda of the opinion that if it came N/A leave it that way, if ya want a turbo, buy a Turbo car.

Anyways, ya didnt tell us what yours is. Buy a replacement motor, get yourself and engine stand and a place to work. do some legwork as to who can do the machine work in your area. READ! READ like mad about rebuilding engines, about our engines in particular. There is no need to re-invent the wheel. Find out waht others have done and decide what suits you. Then dig in, take your time, buy the proper tools you need to do each job if it calls for em.

And most of all, enjoy the process!

Oh, and baby your car until your ready to put the new engine in!
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Old 06-25-2006, 05:34 AM   #3
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if you can smell coolant it may be throwing it out of the overflow bottle or you may have another leak, check under the car make sure theres no drips
check all hoses in and around the engine for leaks, you'll see little stains from old water
check the water level in the radiator as it may be low
do you hear a waterfall sound in the dashboard when you start it up cold?
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Old 06-26-2006, 08:30 PM   #4
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i just had had to replace the radiator in my car to it is an 87 supra what hapend was the platic contaners on top and bottom of the radiator basicly dryed out and craked. i was losing fluid but couldnt find any leaks. so one hot day i went out drove aroung some then stoped and opend the hood and ther was just a little streem of fluid coming out of the top of the radiator i got a brand new radiator for around 175 an it is runing alot better now
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