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.
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.
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.
Toyota Hilux 22R Engine performance rebuild in Australia
I decided to rebuild My Hilux engine as the one in it is losing oil
pressure. Since I was going to do it myself I thought I might as well try
and get more performance out of it in the process. As all I got from
machine shops was dumb looks when they found I was building something other
than a V8 I thought I might as well share what I've learnt. I already know
an engine swap would have given more power for similar money spent. I
didn't go the engine swap route b/c I didn't want the headaches of making
everything fit and then the endless hassles with getting it all approved.
Pistons,cam, timing kit, over size valve kit and head bolt kit came from
Adjustable timing gear came from LC Engineering
All other parts came from Australian suppliers.
Engine rebuild part 1
This series is available on DVD Here is the link
We are rebuilding a GM 350 5.7 engine. Now in this particular case we
are also going to upgrade the engine to a 383 6.0 This is called
building a "stroker" motor. In other words we are increasing the "stroke"
of the engine which increased the torq & horsepower.
If you are able & wanting to rebuild an engine, this video should give you
a good overview of what to do. If you are having someone else build an
engine for you, you will be able to see what's involved in the process
Toyota 22RE engine removal
Just hitting the high spots about removing a Toyota 22R or 22RE engine. We
are going to try and highlight the removal, teardown, assembly and
installation process. If you have any specific questions we don't cover,
let us know what you'd like to see.
How to Remove a Birfield Joint (The fast way) aka The Camo Method Toyota 4x4 Solid Axle
This is the fastest way to access a Birfield joint. This method removes
the knuckle as an entire assembly from the Toyota soild or live axle
(1979-1985 U.S. trucks). Because the knuckle can be removed an an entire
unit you don't lose any of your wheel bearing pre-load. This method works
great on the trail if you break a birfield and need to replace it.
If you're looking for bomb-proof replacement birfields, this is the only
place to go:
Bobby Long's "Longfield Super Axles"
The "Camo Method" is named after a moderator on Pirate 4x4. I don't know
if he actually came up with it, but we've always called it the "Camo