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Re: My Camry 2007 Engine Does Not Run Smoothly After I Changed It by diportivo: 1:23pm On Oct 25, 2017
people don start to dey vex

doesn't matter

I'm looking at u guys like the demeanors y'all are

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Re: My Camry 2007 Engine Does Not Run Smoothly After I Changed It by chukel(m): 1:35pm On Oct 25, 2017
obitee69:


Pls keep shut if u dont have what to say than spew rubbish. Check www.carcomplaints.com . Its amongst the top 20 worst cars. Its refered to as 'clunker' .For your info my infiniti runs fine and im enjoying every bit of it..quote me again and thunder would fire you. Iranu undecided
thunder has already fired ur sorry ass. 07 camry wey full everywhere. Same car I use. U couldn't maintain your car and you are shamelessly misinforming others. No be here we dey. U will surely come back with tales by moonlight on the infiniti. I give u a timeline. By February ur threads shall grace car talk. I will await you. Oponu

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Re: My Camry 2007 Engine Does Not Run Smoothly After I Changed It by Inception(m): 1:39pm On Oct 25, 2017
obitee69:


Pls keep shut if u dont have what to say than spew rubbish. Check www.carcomplaints.com . Its amongst the top 20 worst cars. Its refered to as 'clunker' .For your info my infiniti runs fine and im enjoying every bit of it..quote me again and thunder would fire you. Iranu undecided

cheesy

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Re: My Camry 2007 Engine Does Not Run Smoothly After I Changed It by Readonee35L(m): 7:36pm On Oct 25, 2017
chukel:
thunder has already fired ur sorry ass. 07 camry wey full everywhere. Same car I use. U couldn't maintain your car and you are shamelessly misinforming others. No be here we dey. U will surely come back with tales by moonlight on the infiniti. I give u a timeline. By February ur threads shall grace car talk. I will await you. Oponu
To be honest .
The 2007-9 camry i4 with the 2az-fe is not as reliable and rugged as people make it look.

I can count the amount of people I know who have replaced either the engine or transmission of this car.
the engine is a hot demand in the market and it is even slightly expensive than its successor the 2ar-fe simply because of the demand for the 2az.

Because it's a toyota even if people change the whole part in the car they won't complain.
If a person complains a bad transmission in a Ford you all will complain of how bad it is. Whereas most other brands are reliable and solid .


Let me give you an assumption.
There are 20 Nigerians .
10 of them are given 2008 camry with 100k Miles.
While the other 10 are given the 2008 Honda Accord 100k Miles..
In a period of 5 years.

The camry's would have gone through engine and transmission replacement than the Honda.

Even Gazzuzz will admit that the Honda K24 is more solid than the noisy 2az.

Toyota engines are good especially the V6. 2gr, 3mz e.t.c
Their 4cylinders haven't been rock solid. Especially the ones produced in the usa.


Congrats obitee69.
Show us your infiniti

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Re: My Camry 2007 Engine Does Not Run Smoothly After I Changed It by TRYGO(m): 8:49pm On Oct 25, 2017
@Alajiki. I have read through almost all the comments here, and here's what I'd have to say:

1. You said the engine was replaced with a new one(used), and you noticed it wasn't running smoothly.

In my view, what do you mean by smoothly? Do you mean the engine sound was like a BUUUUUUU, noise, or it was rattling, and/or vibrating? You've got to ask your mechanic to try and identity what sort of "not smooth" noise you're talking.

There are awhile lot of noises that could emanate from an engine. The onus lies with your mechanic to be able to identify what sort of noise.

If its a rattling, or clunking kind of noise coming from the valve train location, I'd be suspecting the valve train components must have undergone tremendous wear and tear, due to poor maintenance, and usage, from the country of origin.

It would be behoove you to note that there are several locations where engines are reconditioned in Ladipo. They replace engine critical parts with substandard, and pressure wash the engine. You, as a buyer, won't know. That's y its important you go with a professional, to check out the engines you want.

HERE'S THE KILL!
***¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶If you drove that car after engine installation, and noticed that it wasn't smooth, the only problem I think would suffice from the misalignment of the 2Nos gears located in the sump. If those two gears are out of timing with the engine, when you start up the engine, and even drive it, you'd feel a terrible kind if vibration, and loss of power.

In some applications, the noise would be so EXPONENTIAL when you revved the engine. It would sound as if there a huge exhaust leak on the tailpipe.

****Get the mechanic asses the engine, and find out if it has being rebuilt before it was sold to you guys. That way, my explanations above would count.¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶

From the photos you posted here about whether it was a 2Az/1Az engine, I would believe its a 2Az engine, if the inscriptions on the block hasn't being tempered with.

So in summary, your mechanic holds the key to giving us a feedback into all the ?ss surrounding that engine.

1.He should check and see if the engine is a refurbished one, and,
2. If the 2Az inscription has being tempered with. If there isn't any tempering, the problem with the engine could be from what I have enumerated above
3.He should determine what you meant by "not running smoothly".


Hope this helps you sort out that car!



Regards,
Joseph
08066634532(call/WhatsApp)
Re: My Camry 2007 Engine Does Not Run Smoothly After I Changed It by TRYGO(m): 8:58pm On Oct 25, 2017
@Chukel. I think you're kinda of right. We've got lots of 2Az engines around, and I think the problems with those we've worked on, and what we've seen, emanates from maintenance, and.....
People saying the 2Az isn't reliable, well, in my view, if you maintain it as at when due, its gonna serve you.

Have got clients with '08 Camry, Previa, rav4, etc, with 2Az engines. No noise, they're kicking perfectly.


PS: Even if there were problems with any batch of production 2az-fe engines, it isn't enough for it to be condemned over here. That's y Toyota keeps modifying such engine, and reusing them.
Re: My Camry 2007 Engine Does Not Run Smoothly After I Changed It by Nobody: 6:40am On Oct 26, 2017
chukel:
thunder has already fired ur sorry ass. 07 camry wey full everywhere. Same car I use. U couldn't maintain your car and you are shamelessly misinforming others. No be here we dey. U will surely come back with tales by moonlight on the infiniti. I give u a timeline. By February ur threads shall grace car talk. I will await you. Oponu

See this zombie. Back to sender if na curse.
Re: My Camry 2007 Engine Does Not Run Smoothly After I Changed It by Nobody: 6:52am On Oct 26, 2017
Readonee35L:

To be honest .
The 2007-9 camry i4 with the 2az-fe is not as reliable and rugged as people make it look.

I can count the amount of people I know who have replaced either the engine or transmission of this car.
the engine is a hot demand in the market and it is even slightly expensive than its successor the 2ar-fe simply because of the demand for the 2az.

Because it's a toyota even if people change the whole part in the car they won't complain.
If a person complains a bad transmission in a Ford you all will complain of how bad it is. Whereas most other brands are reliable and solid .


Let me give you an assumption.
There are 20 Nigerians .
10 of them are given 2008 camry with 100k Miles.
While the other 10 are given the 2008 Honda Accord 100k Miles..
In a period of 5 years.

The camry's would have gone through engine and transmission replacement than the Honda.

Even Gazzuzz will admit that the Honda K24 is more solid than the noisy 2az.

Toyota engines are good especially the V6. 2gr, 3mz e.t.c
Their 4cylinders haven't been rock solid. Especially the ones produced in the usa.


Congrats obitee69.
Show us your infiniti

Thanks boss. My baby rocks! 306HP with tire scretching action! Very wonderful exhaust notes. Thoroughly maintained with Mobil 1 grin but shes very thirsty sha undecided

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Re: My Camry 2007 Engine Does Not Run Smoothly After I Changed It by Readonee35L(m): 10:04am On Oct 26, 2017
obitee69:


Thanks boss. My baby rocks! 306HP with tire scretching action! Very wonderful exhaust notes. Thoroughly maintained with Mobil 1 grin but shes very thirsty sha undecided
Nice one.
Car looks clean and nice.
It's thirsty because you have a heavy foot.
The car acceleration they sweet and you can't stop throttling it on the road grin.
Coupled with our low octane fuel.
If you drive it gently you'd notice a difference in the mpg

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Re: My Camry 2007 Engine Does Not Run Smoothly After I Changed It by Inception(m): 10:36am On Oct 26, 2017
obitee69:


Thanks boss. My baby rocks! 306HP with tire scretching action! Very wonderful exhaust notes. Thoroughly maintained with Mobil 1 grin but shes very thirsty sha undecided
Chai! i dey envy you sha!

Nice whip bro! Trying your best to tame her to be an obedient wife that she is! grin grin

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Re: My Camry 2007 Engine Does Not Run Smoothly After I Changed It by Nobody: 11:37am On Oct 26, 2017
Inception:

Chai! i dey envy you sha!

Nice whip bro! Trying your best to tame her to be an obedient wife that she is! grin grin

Thanks! Its a head turner...chicks on my case have doubled lol
Re: My Camry 2007 Engine Does Not Run Smoothly After I Changed It by GAZZUZZ(m): 1:31pm On Oct 26, 2017

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Re: My Camry 2007 Engine Does Not Run Smoothly After I Changed It by diportivo: 2:16pm On Oct 26, 2017

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Re: My Camry 2007 Engine Does Not Run Smoothly After I Changed It by Inception(m): 3:43pm On Oct 26, 2017
GAZZUZZ:
www.nairaland.com/attachments/6151918_2017102414_19_17_jpegdfae16e990e1e8a05fd88ec2b3adec6d

www.nairaland.com/attachments/6161896_img20171026130546_jpegc4298c134319ef4ac2817e5630b22611

compare.

it is finished. grin

Op,

You have been jobbed!

This one na clear police case!

Even the vin name plate was removed!(COMPARE WITH 2AZ ENGINE).

Chai! THESE PEOPLE ARE WICKED!

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Re: My Camry 2007 Engine Does Not Run Smoothly After I Changed It by chukel(m): 8:57am On Oct 27, 2017
Re: My Camry 2007 Engine Does Not Run Smoothly After I Changed It by Badb0y4lyf(m): 10:24am On Oct 27, 2017
Haaa.!! GBESE!!!!!!!!! Alajiki and family right now ..

Re: My Camry 2007 Engine Does Not Run Smoothly After I Changed It by mogreen22: 12:04pm On Oct 27, 2017
diportivo:



and contrast






verdict,
looks to me more like a a camera with bad focus.. The picture is blur, hence the number looks faded
Re: My Camry 2007 Engine Does Not Run Smoothly After I Changed It by GAZZUZZ(m): 12:54pm On Oct 27, 2017
mogreen22:
looks to me more like a a camera with bad focus.. The picture is blur, hence the number looks faded

untrained eye

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Re: My Camry 2007 Engine Does Not Run Smoothly After I Changed It by Alajiki(m): 8:36pm On Oct 27, 2017
TRYGO:
@Alajiki. I have read through almost all the comments here, and here's what I'd have to say:

1. You said the engine was replaced with a new one(used), and you noticed it wasn't running smoothly.

In my view, what do you mean by smoothly? Do you mean the engine sound was like a BUUUUUUU, noise, or it was rattling, and/or vibrating? You've got to ask your mechanic to try and identity what sort of "not smooth" noise you're talking.

There are awhile lot of noises that could emanate from an engine. The onus lies with your mechanic to be able to identify what sort of noise.

If its a rattling, or clunking kind of noise coming from the valve train location, I'd be suspecting the valve train components must have undergone tremendous wear and tear, due to poor maintenance, and usage, from the country of origin.

It would be behoove you to note that there are several locations where engines are reconditioned in Ladipo. They replace engine critical parts with substandard, and pressure wash the engine. You, as a buyer, won't know. That's y its important you go with a professional, to check out the engines you want.

HERE'S THE KILL!
***¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶If you drove that car after engine installation, and noticed that it wasn't smooth, the only problem I think would suffice from the misalignment of the 2Nos gears located in the sump. If those two gears are out of timing with the engine, when you start up the engine, and even drive it, you'd feel a terrible kind if vibration, and loss of power.

In some applications, the noise would be so EXPONENTIAL when you revved the engine. It would sound as if there a huge exhaust leak on the tailpipe.

****Get the mechanic asses the engine, and find out if it has being rebuilt before it was sold to you guys. That way, my explanations above would count.¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶

From the photos you posted here about whether it was a 2Az/1Az engine, I would believe its a 2Az engine, if the inscriptions on the block hasn't being tempered with.

So in summary, your mechanic holds the key to giving us a feedback into all the ?ss surrounding that engine.

1.He should check and see if the engine is a refurbished one, and,
2. If the 2Az inscription has being tempered with. If there isn't any tempering, the problem with the engine could be from what I have enumerated above
3.He should determine what you meant by "not running smoothly".


Hope this helps you sort out that car!



Regards,
Joseph
08066634532(call/WhatsApp)

You're the best bro. I am so grateful for your vivid explanation. You seem to have so much experience on this. The engine actually sounds BUUUUU as guessed above. When I slow down, it sounds normal (very quiet) but when I rev, it comes out with the sound BUUUUU.

My mechanic was the one who went to Lagos to get the engine. And he confirms to me that the engine has not been worked on.

I'll chat with you via whattsapp.
Re: My Camry 2007 Engine Does Not Run Smoothly After I Changed It by Alajiki(m): 8:38pm On Oct 27, 2017
Badb0y4lyf:
Haaa.!! GBESE!!!!!!!!! Alajiki and family right now ..

Silly you grin
Re: My Camry 2007 Engine Does Not Run Smoothly After I Changed It by GAZZUZZ(m): 8:17am On Oct 28, 2017
Alajiki:


Silly you grin

location sir?
Re: My Camry 2007 Engine Does Not Run Smoothly After I Changed It by Alajiki(m): 9:15am On Oct 28, 2017
GAZZUZZ:


location sir?

Ibadan
Re: My Camry 2007 Engine Does Not Run Smoothly After I Changed It by GAZZUZZ(m): 9:56am On Oct 28, 2017

Re: My Camry 2007 Engine Does Not Run Smoothly After I Changed It by Alajiki(m): 12:56pm On Oct 28, 2017
GAZZUZZ:


come quick, I am here.

https://www.nairaland.com/4143196/day-timis-auto-workshop-ibadan#61844101


Oh! Wish I could come there right away. I'm at a meeting at Orita right now and the meeting will end at very late in the night. The car is even here.

We'll soon be on tea break and I would love to have you check it if you could make it down here. The break should be in about 30 minutes.
Re: My Camry 2007 Engine Does Not Run Smoothly After I Changed It by GAZZUZZ(m): 1:03pm On Oct 28, 2017
Alajiki:


Oh! Wish I could come there right away. I'm at a meeting at Orita right now and the meeting will end at very late in the night. The car is even here.

We'll soon be on tea break and I would love to have you check it if you could make it down here. The break should be in about 30 minutes.

I will be here till monday, you can keep in touch. 08033910382
Re: My Camry 2007 Engine Does Not Run Smoothly After I Changed It by ray48: 10:34pm On Oct 28, 2017
I guess his Mechanic played a fast one on him. The 2 in the AZ Gazzuz newly posted looks like the normal 2 whereas the 2 in that one previously posted looks altered.
If u have to go with ur mechanic to buy Engine, it's advisable u go first and make inquiries and confirm about 3 to 5 engines. At times, the sellers will also tell u truth and offer u good engines just because they want to make u their customer.
After that, u can then go with ur Mechanic to confirm and choose from among those ones u saw earlier.
This will reduce the possibility of ur mechanic taking advantage of u.

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Re: My Camry 2007 Engine Does Not Run Smoothly After I Changed It by timifakay(m): 2:23am On Oct 29, 2017
@op, this happens all the time, even the mechanic may not know it isn't 2AZ.

emmaak2:


u mean after valve grinding the engine will b louder than before because am about to grind my valve all 4
You should have a minimum of 8 valves on a 4 cylinder engine- 2 valves per cylinder.
Re: My Camry 2007 Engine Does Not Run Smoothly After I Changed It by emmaak2(m): 3:37pm On Aug 29, 2019
timifakay:
@op, this happens all the time, even the mechanic may not know it isn't 2AZ.


You should have a minimum of 8 valves on a 4 cylinder engine- 2 valves per cylinder.

I know.... Since then my engine always loud dunno the solution....

I change half the engine will d noise stop?
Re: My Camry 2007 Engine Does Not Run Smoothly After I Changed It by costy2nice: 10:31am On Aug 30
My Camry 2az engine is shortening oil seriously without obvious smoke except when raised high...a mechanical suggested a change of rings and grinding of the valve in the process. Am afraid the engine may not work well after the work pls advice.

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Re: My Camry 2007 Engine Does Not Run Smoothly After I Changed It by Dozieson(m): 3:02pm On Aug 30
costy2nice:
My Camry 2az engine is shortening oil seriously without obvious smoke except when raised high...a mechanical suggested a change of rings and grinding of the valve in the process. Am afraid the engine may not work well after the work pls advice.

If you are in Lagos contact gazzuzz
Re: My Camry 2007 Engine Does Not Run Smoothly After I Changed It by GAZZUZZ(m): 3:35pm On Aug 30
costy2nice:
My Camry 2az engine is shortening oil seriously without obvious smoke except when raised high...a mechanical suggested a change of rings and grinding of the valve in the process. Am afraid the engine may not work well after the work pls advice.

Replace the engine. Budget ₦450,000

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