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Engine Swap In 00 Corolla

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Yup, same here - I found that the K&N filter helped with throttle response, compared to the paper filter. So even if there was no HP advantage, that increased throttle response makes the car "feel" peppier then usual.

 

Yeah, the trick is getting that panel filter cleaned and oil properly. You have to give the oil time to soak evenly in the pleats - once that happens, there is almost zero chance of getting any oil fouling of the MAF sensor. I've been running my K&N panel filter for almost 180K miles - zero issues with the MAF getting fouled. Takes some experimenting to get it oiled just right - staring with K&N's recommendation as a starting point, I've eventually came up with recipe below with good results on all my cars.

 

First, have to make sure that filter is 100% dry before you spray on the tack oil. After washing it, I blow all the pleats out with compressed air, then hang the filter by a corner and let it air dry for atleast 24 hours. You can speed the process by putting it infront of a fan or heater, but it will still take a decent amount of time to dry. After that - I use the aerosol spray oil (lot easier to apply than the squeeze bottle) - coat each pleat evenly, using that red color as a guide, to make sure I'm getting even coverage - but only spraying one side the filter. Let the oil wick to to the other side via capillary action. Lay down some newspaper, put on paper towel on them, place the unsprayed side down on the paper towel, then wrap the remaining newspaper around the top of the filter, Stick it in a plastic bag, and let it set overnight. That oil will eventually pull down through gravity and capillary action - excess oil gets pulled into the paper towel - the rest of the filter is now perfectly oiled.

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yeah lol I cleaned it like twice Im probably going to do it again just to make sure lol. I was looking for some rebuilding kits to see if I could mix parts from MWR and some other brands to spend less money, but I dont seem to find anything with good quality. there are two brands Mizumo and evergreen and ppl say the pistons and rings on the Mizumo are ok but the gasket covers are terrible. MWR is just so expensive lol and is not like Im going to put a turbo. I just want to fix my car and add a little torque and maybe some Hp while I am at it whitout killing my wallet lol. My budget between 1.5k - 2k.

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For gaskets and the like - hard to beat OEM ones. Aftermarket might have some nice features, but for longevity and fitment, OEM is the way to go on gaskets.

 

As for the rest of it - since the 1ZZ-FE doesn't get the same aftermarket attention like other imports, like Mazda, Subaru or Honda engines - you are left with very few aftermarket options. Meaning they will be expensive for good quality aftermarket. The 1ZZ-FE is already pretty well optimized from the factory, they didn't leave much wiggle room in the build, so to get tangible gains, you'll have to pump in a lot of money. No way around that.

 

Keeping with a N/A build will likely be the most costly option - just the nature of the build. Forced induction - turbocharging/supercharging will give you good results for the investment - but will require a fair amount of your time, and significant outlays of cash down the road to replace parts that break. Nitrous injection would be the best bang for the buck, the lower HP kits can be installed with zero modifications to the engine/tune. Only drawback is how often you run it - most common sized bottle is a 10lbs one, and that can be spent pretty quickly if you stay on the juice all the time.

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