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I have found differing torque values published for the 1.8L Toyota engine. What are the correct torque values? The AERA Technical Committee offers the following information regarding main bearing bolt torque specifications for 1998-2003 Toyota 1.8L 1ZZFE and 2ZZEGE engines. There has been some confusion as to the correct torque value for these engines. Some

Installing a cam timing gear on a 1.8L Toyota

I’ve been having trouble installing a cam timing gear on a 1.8L Toyota. Any advice? The AERA Technical Committee offers the following information regarding the camshaft timing gear installation for 1998-2003 Toyota 1.8L 1ZZFE engines. Some difficulty has been expressed while installing this gear as the gear rotates within its hub. A new camshaft timing

Different engine-to-transmission dowels on Chrysler SOHC V6 engines?

Are there different engine-to-transmission dowels on Chrysler SOHC V6 engines? The AERA Technical Committee offers the following information regarding engine-to-transmission dowels on 1998 and 1999 Chrysler 3.2L and 3.5L SOHC V6 engines. A change was made in March of 1998 to the engine-to-transmission locating dowel length and block counter bore. The new dowel (p/n 06505643AA)

Bedplate torque sequence for a Chrysler 4.7L

What is the bedplate torque sequence for a Chrysler 4.7L? My manual doesn’t seem to list all the fasteners. The AERA Technical Committee offers the following information regarding the main bearing cap/bedplate bolt torque and sequence for 1999-2004 Chrysler 4.7L VIN N engines. This engine uses multiple fasteners at many different locations to secure the

When can I reuse connecting rods for Mercedes-Benz M111 engines?

When can I reuse connecting rods for Mercedes-Benz M111 engines? If you’re rebuilding Merecedes connecting rods for resale or reuse, pay attention to the following information from the AERA Technical Committee The 1994-’98 2.2L Mercedes Benz M111 engines. This information should be considered anytime machine work is being done for component reuse. Examine all connecting

What head gasket issues does a Toyota 2.2L have that I should be concerned with?

The AERA Technical Committee says that loss of engine coolant has been reported on 1997 Toyota 2.2L 5SFE engines in various amounts. In most cases, there are limited signs of this leakage on the ground directly below the engine compartment after it has set for a long period of time. Depending on the production date

I replaced a ’97 Ford 302 with a 351 Windsor, but the thrust bearing failed after only 200 miles. What gives?

A. We have all seen the thrust bearing failures in the Ford 302/5.0L engine applications. Many if not most of them have occurred due to the insufficient depth of the pilot hole for the torque converter in the rear of the crankshaft when used in conjunction with an overdrive transmission, and in particular with the

I’m looking for an oversize O.D. cam bearing for a Cummins L10. Is there anything available?

It has recently been announced that there are oversize outside diameter cam bearings available for 1985-2003 Cummins L10 & M11 engines. This new bearing will allow a single repair operation to many engine blocks, which will put many unserviceable engine blocks back into service. These engines have been prone to engine failure related to cam

I’m curious: what are the special markings on 1994-’02 Chrysler 8.0L engines for anyway?

The AERA Technical Committee warns that engine damage may result if some of the special markings found on 1994-2002 Chrysler 8.0L VIN E & W, V10 engines are not taken into consideration. Information identifying undersize crankshaft journals, oversize cylinder bores, oversize valve lifters and oversize valve stems is stamped on the engine in various locations.

We’ve had complaints of overheating on some late model GM truck engines; any clue why this is happening?

If you rebuild model year 2003 GM 4.8L, 5.3L or 6.0L VIN V, T and U truck engines, your customers may be unaware of new GM coolant fill procedures. The following is good information to duplicate and include with a rebuilt engine. Following this procedure will ensure that the engine coolant system has been filled

Is there any updated information regarding cam timing on Ford 4.0L engines?

Some service manual information regarding camshaft timing for 1997-2003 Ford 4.0L VIN E engines is erroneous. Ford published the correct information in a service bulletin dated May 2001 as part of a cam chain guide campaign. Subsequent year manuals should have the updated information depending on their source. Basically, the left and right side camshafts

I can’t seem to trace a coolant leak in a 4.3L GM. Can you help?

A. Coolant loss on 1992-1997 4.3L GM VIN R & W engines has been, at times, difficult to detect. The cause of the coolant loss has been traced to cracks that may develop in the lifter valley area of the block and allow coolant to pass into the valley of the block. This loss of