Troubleshooting Betty's Top end Noise 3S-FE - 1998 RAV4

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The top end clatter can only be one of 2 things, the spider gears, or wrist pins!

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Like the Oblivion video/song >< one of the best RPG's ever made. Cool video, too.

Author — Skooks458

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A year ago I bought one of these for my parents and recently had to put new cam belt and water pump in it. (PS I used your timing belt vid for tips, thanks!). Was not familiar with this motor as I have Landrovers mostly. I thought the motor was a bit noisy in the top end after reassembly, which went well . After investigating I attributed the excessive clattering to the electronic fuel injectors which tick every time they open. It could easily be misdiagnosed as noisy tappets. Also your rough idle could simply be a faulty/dirty air mass sensor or excessive carbon build up. I had a Mazda van with these problems and after using a chemical decoke it ran considerably smoother, and very simple to do.

Author — GB3

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for several weeks i didn't know you'd bought a 2nd Rav4 and was getting super confused. but that was closer to when you bought blue haha.

Author — Rinoa's Auspicious Travails

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I have a Blue 98. What a pain removing the oil filter. Never do them up too tight even by hand. Almost impossible to get a filter removal tool in the limited space. Adding to that, the cost of replacing timing belt let alone purchasing the set for it can be out of hand. A net search for these parts is a must and have been lucky to pick up genuine timing belt kit for half price in past. Love the car

Author — MY BUSINESS

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lol I think Betty needs her "motor" trimmed ;p

Author — HDXFH

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Three things come to mind...spider gears, shims and the grade of oil...also as the engine heats up do the shims expand?

Author — Pillman

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Quite enjoyed this vid after doing basically the same thing to my car which has the 5S-FE

Author — Max Maruszewski

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I think John Haynes is still alive somewhere in the depths of Somerset.

Author — mark314158

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run it w/o the rocker cover and use a stethoscope to find the noise

Author — wickedxe

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Ahh the haynes manual, and that one looks like a whopper ed :-)

Im a bit old fashoned so i had to wait utill you stated 15 thou lol, so not as badly fitted as you first thought.

And you gave the haynes a birthday, the greasy finger, present on every haynes ive ever seen :-))

That sprung split gear is something i allways thought was a bodge, as i only saw it used in plastic drives in videos and such.

Author — zx8401ztv

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some of these bucket and shim engines can be a little clacky. i remember my 4AGE was a bit claky even tho everything seemed "perfect" by numbers. i know how good it is to have a nice quiet engine, but if it runs well, power good etc, a little clack with only the bonnet open aint so bad? or can you hear it when your idling at the lights sorta situation?

Author — alex's randomness channel

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tight parts tend to break other parts faster.

Author — Sam Sitar

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Greetings Aussie50, I'm almost at installing the turbo on my 3SFE engine with a lot of goodies. Me, well mate, you know me by another name. aka mensajero from RAV4world.com.

Author — almc2242

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buenas tardes con todo respeto, si por favor pude enviar el diagrama de vació de la toyota rav 4 modelo 97 gasolina. gracias.

Author — Alfredo Jimenez

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Is there a video of what it sounded like before you took it apart?

Author — Matt Ortwein

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I just don`t understand what`s so spider about those

Author — robinhooodvsyou

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silicon+rubber gasket = fail
 :( :( :(

Author — alex's randomness channel

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Looks like this engine is suffering from sludge problem as well

Author — Jiawei Zhang

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Haynes manuals are great, you can get them for everything, cars, trucks, bikes, appliances, Men, Women, even the USS Enterprise, from NX-01 to NCC-1701-E (not including the Abrahmsprise)... :P

Author — twocvbloke

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Price for Toyota exclusive engine 1998 model

Author — louis wilhelm