JDM 2JZ-GE swap into IS300
before you tell me to search im just going to say i did but all i could find was threads about swapping in a GTE. OR ge swap threads but everyone said was "just put in a GTE" lol. Btw if this is in the wrong section please change it over to the right one.
This is a 2004 5sp is300 with 180,000km (Canadian)
The other day i was just accelerating not even to hard and the engine just started to sound like crap and smoke was everywhere, smoke was from oil leaking onto hot engine parts and i have no idea what happened but it barley wants to start and when it does it sounds like shit. Something is definitely wrong internally, did i mention its leakin oil? lol
Anyways when i got it through a used car lot i got a pretty sweet warranty on the driver-train so this is just in case they want to screw me and i have to swap the motor myself.
I know about the oil pan issue thats NBD. but what kind of jdm engine can be used? generation? out of what vehicle is best or is the easiest swap. are all the jdm VVT-I engines compatible going into the is300? Should i be worried about sensors, egr ect.... I also live in toronto and there are TONS of jdm engine shops in my area, so sourcing a jdm motor is nbd
Any advice would be amazing, as this is my DD and need to get it back up and running ASAP. hopefully the warranty will pay for it all so this is just a fall back in case they dont.
Thanks for any future advice