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01-08-2008, 03:04 PM
I am thinking of changing the engine of a Toyota Corolla - Carina 1981 model.

Does anyone know if I could buy a new engine from a toyota corolla and place that there? If so, can I also register this new engine? :D

01-08-2008, 04:00 PM
My friend are you for real? Go to any kereta potong and they can get a recon engine for you. You can get a corolla engine which are of the later specs than your 1981 model.

CS Chua
01-08-2008, 08:42 PM
Get a Levin engine. It has 200 - 300 hp. It will make your Carina fly from KL to Penang in no time. :D

02-08-2008, 12:40 AM
It will make your Carina fly from KL to Penang in no time. :D

Its got wings too ?? :eek:

02-08-2008, 03:21 AM
check with your mechanic :

1. if the engine mounting points for both engines are similar. if not, could the engine be mounted safely with modified mounts and brackets?

2. on the compatibility of the transmission - gear box, drive axels, the whole works. if not, you'll have to get the engine c/w gear box.

jpj allows engine change provided the capacity is not more than 20% (both ways) different from the original.

to sidetrack a bit, when upgrading engines especially fitting to an old body, be wary of the :

1. rigidity and competency of the shell to take the harsher punishment

2. stopping power - is the original braking system sufficient for the added engine weight and power?

CS Chua
02-08-2008, 09:54 AM
Its got wings too ?? :eek:
Saw too many Cefiro ads - lah.

03-08-2008, 12:01 AM
Joker, thanks for the tip :)

03-08-2008, 01:46 AM
Joker, thanks for the tip :)

my utmost pleasure, sarawakian. once upon a time i used to take mc just so that i could go to a mechanic's shop to mess around with stripped engine blocks and dismantled transmissions boxes and misplaced bearings and nuts and bolts. days when i ran a heavily self modified '74 escort and ford stood for fix or repair daily :D cos $$$ didn't come by easy then :( (and it still doesn't :mad: ). nowadays i still visit mechanics but no more mcs and no more greasing my limbs and attire - strictly talk talk and talk and taking up the mechanics' time. ;) thanks for the sweet memories your poser brought.

CS Chua
03-08-2008, 01:58 PM
Reminds me of my old Fiat 131. Fiat stands for Fix it again, Toni.

04-08-2008, 03:51 PM
Hahhahahha.....I liked the old shape of the Toyota Carina...

I was asking the achanic if there was such a thing as a brand new engine of the same type to be placed..and he looked at me blankly! :p

They asked to look around the kereta potong places to find one compatible engine....

Hmmmm..... I am also looking for spare part to replace the passenger side door handle opener (the one from inside opening out) as mine are badly cracked. :)

CS Chua
04-08-2008, 08:34 PM
A brand new engine costs thousands wherelse an old engine costs less than $2K including all expenses. The Carina engine should not cost too much.

During my younger days, I do not mind sourcing for parts and doing my own repairs. I notice that mechanics in SJ do not like to source for second hand parts. They prefer re-conditioned parts. However if you go to the SJ Light Ind Park, I think the mechanics there are more willing to look for second hand parts. Anyway there are many chop chop shops there so it might be worth a trip for you. At the Giant traffic light, turn right towards the SJ light Ind Park and you will pass by a few of these shops.

05-08-2008, 05:32 AM
Sounds like eventually it will be a Frankenstein car...but most important it works and like Frankenstein it will have tremendous power. Good luck on your effort. Wish I could convert my Toyota Vios into a hybrid non-fuel guzzler. :D

05-08-2008, 09:49 AM
Very true....those in Subang Jaya not very helpful...will try the Ind area. By the way, is RM2,000 too expensive to pay for full car respray for a 1.6litre car :confused: