Engine – Timing Chain Conversion:

The Timing Chain Conversion Kit (see Part# 1015012 ) adds a dual row timing chain to replace the single timing chain that is standard in the late 85-95 22R & 22RE engines. With the addition of the dual row cam sprocket to the motor, the factory valve cover will now need to be modified to allow for clearance. Inside the …

Engine – Timing Chain

In 1985-95 22R/RE, Toyota introduced a new designed engine family, changing the distance between the cam to crank center-line ie: shorter head and shorter block. This required a shorter single chain with plastic guide rails. “When introduced, LC Engineering experienced problems with this in their high performance R&D department. The chain will stretch beyond the tensioner’s limits allowing the chain …

Engine – Benefits of Crank Scrapers

During normal engine operation a significant amount of oil adheres to, or becomes entrained in, a cloud surrounding the spinning bottom end. This oil eats up the horsepower your engine is making by increasing the rotating mass and also creating parasitic drag. A crank scraper mechanically strips off excess oil by coming close to, but not touching, the moving crankshaft …

Engine – Knock Sensor Relocation

The 22RE Pro (forged piston) engines require relocation of the knock sensor. Why? Here’s the reason. The forged pistons create a high-pitched knock when they are cold. The sensor hears this knock and instructs the computer to take ignition timing away and add fuel to the motor in order to combat detonation, which is not really happening. In order to …

Engine – Starter Relay Tricks

Tony from our Sales Dept. would struggle every day after work in order to get his Toyota running, no cranking or nothing. After replacing his battery, starter, and a bunch of miscellaneous parts, he kept on researching about people having the same issue with their 22RE pickup trucks. Sure enough, he found a write up about someone who had a …

Engine – Desmogging Your 22R

This image provides the abbreviations and functions of each piece of smog equipment: The following images show the location of the various smog components. In the first image below, I have crossed off everything you will be removing with desmogging your 22R Remove the Thermo switch, vacuum switch and that big obnoxious vacuum hose port fitting from the intake manifold …