In the process of doing a JDM swap on my 2004 XE. Engine and transmission swap, doug thorley headers and 2" body lift.
Looks like you've got it going on alright.
Heck the man even has room to work and I see the engine compartment appears to have gotten a proper bath! Hose the old girl down! I'm liking the looks of those shiny new headers. Looking solid for sure.Yeah, and doing all of that work while it's out of the vehicle is so much easier, too. Congrats on getting the new-to-you engine.
I'll post a couple of pictures, on the jdm engine the alternator, power steering, and The AC compressor are on the opposite sides from the American engines. you can use the same hard where and bracket to swap them to the correct side.Yeah, any chance of some details on the alt/ power steering relocation, such as pictures of said brackets, maybe? Please?
Let me start off by saying by no means am I a mechanic, I can turn a wrench and get my hands dirty but I'm not a mechanic. (I've worked in the construction and trade show fields) I was told by two shops that I had burnt valves and the engine was toast. I lost alot during the pandemic so I didn't have to money to buy another vehicle (used car prices in the Atlanta area are crazy high) so I decided to fix what I already have. I do think I might gain a couple of ponys but nothing ground breaking.Im curious, Whats the power output of your new setup? The original motor, does it have a lot of miles or did you just want an upgrade? Keep up the good work, looks like you know what your doing.
Heck the man even has room to work and I see the engine compartment appears to have gotten a proper bath! Hose the old girl down! I'm liking the looks of those shiny new headers. Looking solid for
I'm more interested in how the P/S pump is mounted on the JDM, since that would get rid of ALOT of extra/ un needed tubing/hoses/leakpoints.
Sir, if you find a bracket, please share. I recently upgraded from a 2001 to a 2004. Eventually, I will be replacing the PS hoses, so if I can get the pump to the "proper" side, I'd be quite happy to figure out a means of getting fluid to the steering box.Thank you. This helps considerably! goes to look in parts mountain for possible pieces...
Looks like you've been busy alright. Keep the good things going there. Hope she fires up all sweet and neat real soon!View attachment 77045
I didn't change the oil dip stick because I was afraid of braking it trying to remove it. I paid the price for that while installing the headers after I got the engine in. I had to fight to get the dip stick in between the pipes while getting it twisted in to place.