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we got the 1.5j running awesome after the rebuild..........
then we noticed a rather large oil leak... we couldn't find where it was coming from at first... so for insurance purposes we pulled the engine and resealed the sump and all other seals
let it idle for a good half hour, no oil leak yay
drove for 45mins to our destination and noticed alot of oil under the car.. checked oil and was way low and say hello to rod knock

if you have an oil leak and are convinced it's not your crank seals, turbo feed, return, sump etc
check the actual sump

if you look above the stock power steering lines you will see one bolt in the sump that has silicon all round it.. it would seem over time or something that this threaded hole has broken into the sump area, oil was pouring straight out this hole, but only under load (4000rpm ish) so at idle is not easily found

so make sure this thread isn't leaking and i would suggest possibly stuffing a little bit of silicon in the hole and plug em all up with 10mm bolts so you don't end up with rod knock ;)



we've gotten quick sick of rebuilding his engine so we are now investing in a .020 2jzgte block with JE forged pistons, shotpeened rods, nascar bearings & custom rings... should last a whole lot longer LOL
but yea, Johns 1.5j will live again very soon :D
 

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I see one other problem that is not related to the bolt but the sealent you used. I've used ever sealer there is and NOTHING comes close to the Toyota sealer. We now put that sealer on ever make and model car to insure a long lasting seal.
Tell the people at Toyota that you want the stuff in the white box.
 

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FIPG "Black" Form in place gasket.
Use orange for gear oil and black for water and oil. Best stuff ever made.
Cary
 

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fipg?

normally we use orange being that it's high temp silicon, not had a problem with it beforehand but i will check out the price at toyota for their stuff... it must be pretty good if it lasts 100k or more lol

but still... make sure there's a bolt in that hole lol
 

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FIPG is what Toyota calls there "Form in place gasket"packing. Its better than any of the other stuff on the market in my opinion any way. It can stop running water even. but use it sparingly if you ever want to get it apart again.
Here its right around 18-20.00 or so I think i get it for 12.00 wholesale I think cant remember retail.
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i get my stuff wholesale as well.. but ur country is a little bigger than ours and have more product moving so toyota gives you nicer prices lol.. i'll see what they wanna rip me off for it :p
 

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Well it seem's to me that if your using the proper bolt for that hole and you don't over tighten it you shouldn't have a problem. There is no other reason for that to break other than too long of a bolt or over torque.
 

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when i had to take my pan off to fix the dent in it,i had a hell of a time getting it off.i hate to use screwdrivers or gasket scraper to pry stuff like this off,but had no choice.fipg is the balls!!!
keith
 
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