[MR2] MK2 3SGTE Question
priamyd at comcast.net
Wed Apr 29 14:18:16 EDT 2009
i'm just trying to help. :)
as per the LSD, every AllTrac that i've driven/owned has had one...
this is evident by the twin rooster tails of dirt coming from the rear
tires... :) so, i guess i'm just lucky that way... :)
the USDM ST165 came with an Air To Water setup from the factory, the
USDM ST185 was Air To Air. unfortunately, we never got the ST205 here
in the US, but i think that people would have cried if they had to deal
with the SuperStrut suspension setup...
USDM ST165 engine bay
the ST185 RC/CS intercooler on the left, the ST165 intercooler on the right.
USDM ST185 engine bay with ATA intercooler.
one other note, the USDM ST185 also came with a small SCOOP for the
alternator, which corresponds with the hood scoop to keep the alternator
cooled, as was pointed out that the engine bay is a hot box. the ST165
did not have this scoop at all.
ya know... i was under the impression that the 2jz-gte was fitted with
an organic head gasket from the factory... i guess my info was wrong.
oh well. :) last i recall, we never got the 3rd gen 3sgte here in the
US... or was that on the 94/95 Mr2 Turbo? i honestly dont recall...
and i know that we certainly did not get the ST215 Caldina here in the
US... or the higher sought after BEAMS engine.
- joel -
Ken Blake wrote:
> Great post Joel!
> I have one addition, one question, and a small correction.
> One other thing to watch out for on the All Tracs is the plastic shells on the engine bay wiring harness. The cars generate
> extremely high under hood temperatures, which over time, makes the plastic connectors very brittle. Some of them will crumble
> to dust if you try to remove them.
> I thought the only JDM GT-Fours with A2W intercoolers were the RC185 and the ST205 (3rd gen 3S-GTE)?
> The 2JZ-GTE, 3rd gen 3S-GTE and 4th gen 3S-GTE all have multilayer steel head gaskets from the factory, along with the Carlos
> Best regards,
> Ken Blake
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