Gasket/pulling turbo etc questions 1990 SW20
I'm currently working on my engine and going down the path of checking/replacing things and putting in new gaskets. I do have some questions in terms of the most efficient way to get the gaskets I need. So...
1) can someone detail what's included in the Toyota engine overhaul gasket set? It appears the name might be slightly deceptive as it doesn't include 'every' gasket
2) My turbo is also the 7 stud turbine housing so I'm suspecting if I buy the gasket set for my car I'll get the 6 stud gasket, is this one ok to use? (From what I've read it seals fine but would like first hand experience to confirm)
3) Depending on the answer to question 1 it will dictate what else I will need. I did note supercheap auto had a 'full engine gasket set' sourced through Spanish brand Ajusa which from what I read is actually good quality. But again, do you think the supplier could actually give you a detailed list of what's included...no
The stage I'm at right now is:
a) removing the sump (an absolute PITA when RTV has formed a long term relationship with the block and isn't ready to let go) and re-doing with RTV (I know all about FIPG, Permatex black will be fine)
b) removing the turbo and replacing the exhaust manifold gasket and checking/replacing studs/nuts
c) replacing manifold to turbo gasket and turbo to down pipe gaskets and obviously oil/water gaskets. I'll also check down pipe studs and will replace nuts with new copper lock nuts
d) replacing oil cooler/housing O-rings
e) checking HFH and HFHOE hoses and replacing if need be
f) replacing AFM gasket (the rubber one)
g) replacing couple of intercooler hoses with silicone ones (they're basically all done except the funny shaped one from turbo to intercooler
h) replacing factory recirculating valve (I.e. BOV) O-ring
i) replacing throttle body gasket and both intake manifold gaskets
j) replacing rocker cover gaskets and the rubber/steel rocker cover bolt gaskets
k) obviously little rubber hoses etc that need doing I'll also do and inspecting parts as I go (I.e. AFM, idle control, TVIS). It's also getting a new 100amp alternator (as its electric power steering; if you're in the same boat ask me as these are basically non existent in Australia). I'll clean/paint things as I go along with heat wrapping down pipe/front pipe and putting on my Fujitsubo exhaust to replace my current system (I'll be making section with cat to go between front pipe and rear section)
l) I'll likely be removing the driver side CV joint/shaft for access and checking the seal while I'm there
m) as I've delved so deep I will try remove timing covers and check cam seals and timing belt condition (to go further with that with the engine in the car would be very difficult I feel)
Any thoughts/advice and recommendations in terms of parts ordering would be much appreciated. I'm bouncing between Amayama, supercheap, prime, fastener shop websites to figure out the best way of doing it.
I'm sure someone has done what I'm doing and could give my good advice.
post edited by MG_MR2 - 2018/04/30 12:07:03