DukeOfUndersteer SuperDork
July 7, 2011 11:11 a.m.

This is a buddy of mine that lives down the street, posted it on Facebook:

Hello, I have for sale a 1991 Toyota Tercel with a JDM Turbo Charged Engine (4E-FTE). Here are the specs of the car and engine. Car Body - 1991, 1. Two door Coupe 2. White, With dark green 4E-FTE hood. 3. Car come siwth a Tachometer Gauge, Oil Pressure Gauge, and Boost Gauge 4. Body has 205,000 Miles on it Engine - 1992 1. 4 Cyclinder DOHC, 16 valve Turbo Charged Engine 2. Engine COde is (4E-FTE) 3. 1.3L displacement 4. Rebuilt head, valves, and new valve seals, 5. New Timing Belt, Spark Plugs and Spark PLug Wires 6. New Distributor Cap 7. 5 speed Transmission 8. Engines has 90,000 ,miles on it Like I mentioned above the engine has had a top end rebuild ONLY!!!! There is a an issue with the car I believe the bearing clearances of the connecting rods is to big there for causing the oil pressure to be low. Therefor the engine requires a bottom end rebuild,( new connecting rod bearings, check clearances etc) THE CAR IS DRIVABLE AND CRANKS RIGHT UP BUT THE OIL PRESSURE IS LOW. This would be a great little project car for some one who has the time to do a rebuild. I AM ALSO GOING TO THROW IN BRAND NEW SHOCKS, AND STRUTS AS WELL AS LOWERING SPRINGS (IN THE BOX) FEEL FREE TO CALL ANYTIME AND LET ME KNOW IF YOU ARE INTERESTED. pRICE IS 1750 OBO. CALL CRISTIAN @ 770 561 3822 WITH ANY QUESTIONS

If interested, let me know and I'll pass the message along...

92CelicaHalfTrac SuperDork
July 7, 2011 11:13 a.m.

Think he'd take $1000? I hate to be a debbie downer, but $1750 is about what i'd pay for one with a perfectly running 4efte.

DukeOfUndersteer SuperDork
July 7, 2011 11:14 a.m.

Yea, im afraid he is asking a bit too much

92CelicaHalfTrac SuperDork
July 7, 2011 11:25 a.m.
DukeOfUndersteer wrote: Yea, im afraid he is asking a bit too much

$1000 is probably even pushing it... i only threw out that number because the body seems to be exceptionally clean.

On the other hand, it seems that 4efte prices have skyrocketed. Last time i looked they were everywhere for $400.

$1000 would be a decent challenge price point. Buy another 4efte for $700 or so, dump it in, sell off the old motor, throw some rubber and a boost controller at it.

Nitroracer SuperDork
July 7, 2011 6:18 p.m.

I'd like to swap one of those engines in a 96' tercel when my sister gets done with hers. She wants a new car terribly but the tercel won't die and still has plenty of life left in it.

Good news is she wants a manual trans now and loves MR2s/MRSes.

SlickDizzy SuperDork
July 8, 2011 7:59 a.m.

One of my local CLs has a 4EFTE Paseo on it as well.



92CelicaHalfTrac SuperDork
July 8, 2011 8:14 a.m.
SlickDizzy wrote: One of my local CLs has a 4EFTE Paseo on it as well. http://janesville.craigslist.org/cto/2473520566.html Bizarre!


DukeOfUndersteer SuperDork
July 8, 2011 8:19 a.m.


July 13, 2011 12:15 a.m.

1750 is too much. i got my mint paseo with rebuilt 4EFTE, TRD LSD, exedy clutch, basically 3000$ car, for $1200.

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