Are All 1Zzfe Short Blocks The Same
Posted 02 August 2012 - 09:16 PM
Posted 03 August 2012 - 06:38 AM
Depending on what went bad and the condition of the 1999 block - might be wiser to get one from the 9th gen Corolla/Matrix/Vibe. Those have different a slightly different cam profile and an updated piston design. The latter helped with some serious engine oil consumption on some of the 8th gen models.
$900 is pretty steep for a 1ZZ-FE, unless it had low miles. Might want to see what is available outside of your immediate area - might be able to find a whole engine cheaper, even including the shipping/freight.
Posted 03 August 2012 - 02:57 PM
Posted 03 August 2012 - 03:21 PM
Posted 03 August 2012 - 07:05 PM
Posted 07 August 2012 - 09:09 AM
If you are planning a swap - better to grab a factory service manual that count on an online source. Torque ratings, certain precautions needed, etc. are generally not be covered in any forum write up that I've seen. But you can use them to supplement the FSM - as some steps can be skipped to save time/pain.