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#267 of 318 Re: which engines are compatible with 96 v6? [ashayinfla]
Apr 22, 2009 (1:28 pm)
engines for 96 Camry
I checked a manual for timing belts and the book gives all Camry, Avalon, Solara/Camry engines the same from 94 to 2006. Also the Higlander and Sienna are fall into this engine catagory. The engine is the 3MZ. My 93 V6 Camry has the 3VZ.That was the last year for it with the 94 Camry getting the 1MZ, a slightly longer stroke. 3.27 versus 3.24 inches.making it a 183 cid versus 181.It's still a 3.0 liter.
The local library usually has the Motor manuals with all the engine specs. Our library is under renovation and the Reference books are being stored.
It seems you could use the block or heads and bolt over any water pump, alternator, and power steering accessories. I think Lexus is rear drive and a totally different animal.It might fit if you check the flywheel or use yours.
Search my blog: rear wheel drive corolla
Checking trucks for 92- 94 year the engine is the 3VZ . Its shows the same bore/stroke as the 93 Camry 3MZ. Although compression is less and the HP is 30 less for the truck engine.
#268 of 318 Re: which engines are compatible with 96 v6? [rearwheeldrive]
Apr 23, 2009 (6:39 pm)
Just because they use the same timing belt, does that mean that the actual engines are 100% compatible with each other as far as bolting one into another????? I dont want to buy an engine from a 2002 highlander thinking it will fit my 96 camry and then find out that I could replace my timing belt with the other but not the whole engine!!!
They need to be the same size (external as well as internal) have all the same mounting points for engine mounts and accessories, and be compatible with the same internal/external accessories (manifolds, fuel injection, etc). I need to find out which toyota's (or lexus) used the SAME EXACT ENGINE as my 96 v6 camry! I am not a mechanic or expert but I want to find a part for my mechanic to have a easy job and not tell me this is not compatible! I know that IF 1 engine uses the same timing belt as another, they are probably pretty similar, but does that mean they are exact drop in replacements???
#269 of 318 2002 Camry 2.4l Engine Compatibility w/Solara
May 06, 2009 (1:43 pm)
I have a 2002 Camry with a 2.4l 5th digit E engine. The engine is fried. I am replacing the engine and was told the 2002 Solora uses the exact same engine and I would not need a conversion kit to install it. Is this correct?
By the way Toyota would not even talk to me about the engine. It had 31k on it.
#270 of 318 Re: 2002 Camry 2.4l Engine Compatibility w/Solara [douglasr4u]
May 06, 2009 (2:25 pm)
What happened to your old engine, that it fried?
#271 of 318 Re: which engines are compatible with 96 v6? [ashayinfla]
May 07, 2009 (12:02 am)
I had to reread my answer to engine compatiblity.
If you see the letters and numbers on the engine, they are slightly different. If you get the exact same numbers and letters, say a 3MZ from a Highlander into a 3MZ engine of a Camry, it is 99% same engine, everything. But a 3VZ is not exactly the same as an 3MZ but close.
I beleive a Lexus is a different layout, and called a 2MZ. Still a V-6, but rearwheeldrive. Only the blocks will be compatible, you could still use it. The mounts and everything need to be swapped over to the block.
#272 of 318 2002 TOYOTA CAMRY SMOKE ON START UP
May 18, 2009 (1:10 pm)
I have a 2002 Toyota Camry with less than 80K miles that has started smoking on start up. The smoke is always in the morning and occasionally in the evening if the car has sat more than 5 hours. I have always gotten regular scheduled oil changes(at the dealer I may add) and kept up with scheduled maintenance as well. At my last oil change I informed the service tech of this problem and was told that since I was not having to add oil and the smoke was in the morning that I should not be concerned. Well, I am concerned and expressed this to the service tech but was told that it would require checking out the engine and that would be very expensive. I need some advice on what to do next and to hear from anyone else that is experiencing this problem.
#273 of 318 Re: 2002 TOYOTA CAMRY SMOKE ON START UP [7wac]
May 18, 2009 (3:35 pm)
I would suspect the valve seals. After sitting a little oil seeps down around the valve seals into the piston chamber, which then gets burned off when you start the vehicle.
#274 of 318 Re: 2002 TOYOTA CAMRY SMOKE ON START UP [kiawah]
May 18, 2009 (5:11 pm)
I agree - worn valve stem seals. I assume the smoke is blue, which is characteristic of burning oil. It's not anything to be concerned about at this point, but it will gradually worsen over time.
I had this problem twice on my former '97 Camry 4-cylinder. The first time was at 57K miles, just before the powertrain warranty expired. The seals were replaced for free. The next time it started at 102K miles. I didn't get the car repaired and sold it at 111K miles with a disclosure about the problem. I didn't sell the car because of the smoking but because I wanted side curtain airbags on the newer model Camrys.
#275 of 318 Re: 2002 TOYOTA CAMRY SMOKE ON START UP [kiawah]
May 26, 2009 (12:12 pm)
Thanks for the reply! I will have it checked out and let you know the results.
#276 of 318 Re: 2002 TOYOTA CAMRY SMOKE ON START UP [210delray]
May 26, 2009 (12:16 pm)
Thanks for the reply. I will have this checked out and let you know the results.