This is part 1 of the 22RE engine rebuild. At this point, most everything has been removed that is going to be replaced; what's going on is a race ported and polished head w/ 280/440 cam, 70lb valvesprings, titanium valvespring retainers, 1mm OS Ferrea valves, matched and flowed injectors, and new rocker assemblies, HD timing chain kit and a whole bunch of red and silver powdercoated top-end goodies. Props to 22reperformance.com for providing top-notch products and customer service.
22RE Engine Rebuild: Part 2
Here is part 2 of the 1986 Toyota 4x4 22RE engine rebuild. Again, this is
mostly a top-end rebuild; new bottom end will be coming in a few years.
Music provided by Explosions In The Sky, To West Texas.
22RE Engine Rebuild: Part 3 (test drive, 0-60)
This is the 3rd and final part of the engine rebuild...for now. This video
shows the completed engine and dressed engine bay, new Exhaust note (with 40 series flowmaster), and a
few acceleration / driving clips. I apologize for the darkness and loud
tires; I may take another video in the daytime when i find time during the
Camshaft Install on a Toyota 86 22RE Cylinder Head On
In this video my son and I install a engnbldr camshaft on his 1986 Toyota
22RE. I have been a Ford tech for 30 years so if you have some pointers to
help others out please add them below. I do not claim to be the Toyota
How to diagnose Toyota Timing Chain Rattle or Knock troubleshoot 22R 22RE 22RET
Every Toyota 22R series engine with the single row timing chain and plastic
timing guides (1983~ish - 1995) that I have ever purchased with over
100,000 miles on the engine has had a driver's side guide that was either
partially broken or just totally gone. To the untrained ear it sounds a
like the valves need adjusting, but in this video I'll show you how to
inspect, troubleshoot, and diagnose a broken driver's side timing guide.
It makes a great bargaining chip when you can show the seller that the
timing guide is broken and then inform them that it's an $800+ repair at a
shop. If you can fix it on your own it will only run you about $100 in
parts and a Saturday's worth of time.
How to Remove Stubborn Toyota 20R - 22R - 22RE Crankshaft Pulley Bolt 1979 - 1995
A long (but detailed) video on the tips and tricks I've learned over the
years on how to remove stubborn crankshaft pulley bolts on Toyota 22R
series engines. (22R 22RE 22RET)
By far, the best way would be to have the SST (shop specific tool) that
Toyota recommends, but not many folks (me included) has one of those in
their garage. This is a video of some of the tips and tricks that I've
learned over the years on getting this sometimes EXTREMELY stubborn bolt to
The most common reason that you need to be able to get this bolt out is so
that you can access the front main seal on the front end of the crankshaft.
Most older Toyotas develope an oil leak through the seal. Oil works past
the worn-out seal and then gets flung around the front of the engine and
engine bay by the crankshaft pulleys. It's really a pretty easy fix for a
very messy problem...if you can get the crankshaft pulley bolt off in order
to access the seal.
First start of a 1985 22re after a full rebuild.
Dad got this new back in 1985. It has been a great little truck going
through a lot of states over the years. With well over 200,000 miles on it,
it was time for a rebuild. This is a video of the first start after getting
the engine back in. I used a master kit from EPN engnbldr (Ted) along with
the 268 cam, and RV head. The timing chain has the driver side steel rail.
It is a 86 22r block bored .040 over.
Did the 12 30 to 50 MPH full throttle pulls, came back let it cool and
retorqued the head. Did a 1800-2500 RPM run for 15 mins. then readjusted
the valves to .008 in .012 exh. Am at 90 miles and going to change the oil
The whining is the alt. because I cleaned the hell out of it and took the
oil off those 25 year old bearings. LOL Time for a Chevy alt. upgrade
Here is a link to the place I got my parts.
BUILT TOYOTA 22R
This is my 86 Toyota 4x4 pickup with built motor. It has a new ported and
polished head, oversized valves, preformance 2 barrel carb, .455 valve lift
Cam, and a Stainless steel long tube header pushing 160 hp est. and 32mpg
22RE Toyota Pickup/4Runner Valve Adjustment
A recent major oil leak from my valve cover gasket leak meant I had to
remove the valve cover and reseal it. This was the perfect time to film how
to adjust 22RE valve clearances. Grab a snack and a frosty beverage and see
how it's done.
Broken Guide on a Toyota Timing Chain
Looking at a broken or loose timing chain guide on a Toyota, 22RE motor in
a 1994 pickup. This was a diagnosis video I made to show some folks. It was
correctly diagnosed as a broken driver-side timing chain guide (they are
made of nylon). When I took the oil pan off, I found the rest of the guide
and parts of previously used guides! This is a common problem with the 22R
series engines and a metal backed guide is available from various parts