I accidentally blew up my mum’s car when passing a truck on a passing lane the car was a 1997 Toyota ipsum with a 3sfe engine the engine gave no warning as i gunned it pass a truck and it spat a rod out the block with two big holes on each side of the block on investigation the con rod had separated from the piston i was lucky i had spare oil in the car as i drove it and extra 5 miles just topping it up with oil to get to my destination.I got a tow company to dropped it back to my house the next day .A decision was made to purchase a new engine for the car i opened the hood and i looked at the engine and i noticed it had a distributor on it so i ordered a second hand replacement engine from the wreckers for $400 nzd. I picked up the engine and got it back to home . The next day i opened up the bonnet and discovered my eyes had tricked me and the engine had coil packs on it . I searched the web to see if it was possible to convert a 3sfe with a distributor and change it over to coils packs but could not find much info on it so i have decided to show you how i did the conversion .
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step 1( Do not force crank shaft around to prevent bent valves ) The blue arrow is a marking on the oil pump housing . Between the 2 red arrows is a tiny line stamped on the cam shaft drive sprocket on crank you must line these up and position the cam shaft sprocket on cylinder head in next photo