Yep, my 1vj has just been visited by the tooth fairy, or at least the oil pump has. Just opened up the engine as far as the crankcase after finding a gear tooth in one of the oil pump openings. Deep joy! Going to delve deeper one night this week. This engine has been worked on by a comedian with a toolbox full of hammers and chisels. One of the five towers in the clutch hub is broken (clutch nut chiseled off). Any of you guys got a spare? I am in Scotland.
Right, main question, I know uprated gears exist, but do they last? Are they 3aj,3tb? I already have a new 3aj pump to go in. What bearings should I replace? Should I just bite the bullet and find xt600e engine and slot it in?
Feel better after a wee rant, Neil