It looks like we may have some new YouTube Videos for you in the next couple of weeks! They will include yet another 3S-GTE Engine/Gearbox removal!
Jared described the shifting in his E154F ST205 Celica GTfour gearbox, that we put into his 1998 Toyota Rav4 last summer as “trying to force a square into a “triangle hole”. He’s already purchased a replacement 1994-1999 JDM Celica GTfour Transmission from Roger at http://jdmdepots.com/ JDM Depots in Montreal, and is awaiting Shipping now.
“It’s like trying to Force a square into a Triangle Hole!”
We sourced this gearbox from a “higher mile” Celica GTfour, that I drove for a couple weeks then subsequently dismantled, so as to be sure we got a working unit, however it looks like that Celica was driven a bit harder than we wish it had, and its time was up. Here’s a pic of the JDM Celica GTfour getting its inspection when we first brought it into the shop.
Jared is looking forward to doing the work himself, but I will be standing by to help him through the process as he trades in his Stapler and Tape Dispenser for a set of Coveralls and Mastercraft Tools.
Stay tuned as we Document the process for you, I’m trying to convince Jared to purchase a Competition full faced dual friction Stage 3 Clutch for his RavGT four, I am estimating he’s put maybe 10,000km on it since he took delivery after the Swap, Keep checking in to see how things Turn out!
-Rav4 GTT, out!