I agree. I will try to use a socket and duck tape.Actually that's it there, just checked the code number on it : K73
Cheap as chips. You could use an appropriately sized deep socket instead, really all you are doing is centralizing the centre of the clutch friction plate with the centre of the crank. Could nearly do it without a tool tbh.
I wish I would have one in my toolbox as well.I've just used one of those simple plastic locators that came free with some clutches (possibly Competition or ACT). It's been in my tool box for 15 years lol.
I asked a few mechanics and they told me they don’t use any tool. They just center it with their hands then put the gearbox in and press the clutch pedal aiming that it centers by itself. I don’t know about this. I would preferred to have the original tool and be precise.I swear by a bit of brush shaft and tape if needs be
Hey @Jay !Should do - I fitted a 4EFTE gearbox to a E11 Corolla 4EFE with no real hassle.
I had a look at an E11 Corolla box I have spare (forgive the state of it):
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The bell housings (the large bell shaped part that bolts to the block) look to be the same.
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Two things of note..
The speedo gets it's reading via a manual cable on the 4EFTE gearbox which screws in here:
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Your car uses an electronic version so that would need swapped:
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I can give this a whirl to see how easy it is, never done it before so worth exploring.
Also challenge number two is that your engine has a fourth mount on the front of the gearbox that the 4EFTE doesn't have:
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This will probably get in the way of whatever turbo kit/downpipe you are going to run. There might be some custom fabrication involved which no-one except the guy doing the swap will be able to sort for you. If it were me I'd try running without that mount and see how much it affects things. All our Starlets are running bigger power than the 4EFE and we all live with three engine/gearbox mounts. Can't see it being too big a factor.
The rear and side mounts could be swapped from your current box to ensure fitment to your car. The bolt holes seem to be in the same place as the 4EFTE housing.
If I’m driving normally and I keep a constant speed. There is no noise until I accelerate giving the transmission let’s say a shock. I hear it louder when the car engine is cold. I think it’s the gearbox. Not thr transmission.That sounds like the thrust bearing/clutch release bearing is going bad Frankie.
Say your just driving normal, top gear and you hear it, then when you press the clutch the noise stops.
A relatively cheap and easy part to swap, just need the gearbox out
I have a question for you. Did you ever pull a EP 91 or EP 82 gearbox apart and compare it with a 4efe C140-150 gearbox? I have been trying to understand, besides the gear length difference, what makes the turbo gearboxes stronger. Technically the gears should be thicker. Correct?Hi Frankie, sorry for the delayed response, been mad busy with building work recently.
The internals of a 4EFE box can't take the same battering as the turbo boxes but driving with a bit of mechanical sympathy helps them last a bit longer. Would make sense to replace your old gearbox with a turbo gearbox if you had the option. It will be stronger and you will cruise at a lower RPM thanks to the gear ratios. It'll be slightly slower to 100mph but be nicer to drive overall, the engine won't feel as stressed.
When you say yours is 'ticking' what do you mean? (When warm/when cold/in motion/at idle/high RPM/low RPM/etc etc)
Also worth draining the oil into a clean container and checking for metal filings.