FED JDM (USED JAPANESE ENGINE) REPLACE A CALIFORNIA ENGINE
1999 Toyota Camry
July, 12, 2014 AT 8:57 AM
I purchased an engine, long block, from Engine World USA (EWUSA). Ordered a California Emissions engine, the head doesn't have a hose nipple between cylinders 2 and 3, my understanding is that this is for "air assist injectors". Web research indicates the sensors, throttle body, and injectors are also different. The EWUSA engine also doesn't have a cam/crank sensor. EWUSA says there is a way to just put in a tee for the hose and change the oil pump to take care of the air assist and cam sensor but I don't want to touch the engine until I know this will be smog legal. I believe it is not possible to make this a California engine and I will have to return the engine, but they say no returns. But, I did not get what I ordered. I need a quick resolution, please.
Emissions are different between federal and California so it will not work especially if things aren't hooking up right. Call where ever you got it and tell them they sent the wrong engine. Tey 'll get you the correct one especially since you ordered a California emission engage.
July, 12, 2014 AT 3:21 PM
Thank you for your response.
Their solution is something involving a "one dollar hose tee" not sure where the tee is supposed to hook up. Are you familiar with the Toyota air assisted injection system? Is there any workaround if the head is missing the nipple and air channel built into the head. If putting in a tee takes care of the hose that would normally go to the head will the throttle body, and other equipment work ok? Is there a way to do anything to make this engine/head cal smog legal. I need an expert opinion on these things to bolster my argument with the vendor to either get me correct parts or undo the deal. Their argument will be that there are no returns and they have told my mechanic a fix, one I seriously doubt, but, once I start him working on the engine I start paying the mechanic and I imply acceptance to what they say and they can blame me for any thing to do with the engine.
July, 12, 2014 AT 4:13 PM
I am not familiar with that engine due to being in Mich we rarely see anything that is California equipped. Besides because this is an OBD2 system on your car without a cam/crank sensor there is no way it will work even if you use the "T". I'm sure if you ask your mechanic that you want to work on it, he'll tell you same thing. It sounds like they have sent you an OBD1 motor or earlier version. I'd hire a lawyer because you ordered the correct engine and they didn't bother to check for any differences. It's unfortunate but also question your mechanic about the OBD2 to 1 and I think form your description is what they have sent you. Regardless of their no return policy they will have to choke on this one.