We have a very cool engine in the workshop for a rebuild at the moment, it is a Loyning’s Formula Atlantic Toyota TRD 4AGE, a very rare engine in this part of the world!
The plan is to rebuild it for rally use, so we are fitting new Cams with a bit less duration but the same amount of lift, the 4 stage dry sump pump has been modified to a simpler 3 stage that is also shorter for fitment in to the AE86 rally car.
The Ingear Performance team has also made some modifications of our own to the new block and TRD intake system.
The customer plans to run this with one of our IL300 6speed sequential transmissions, this should be quite a quick little car!
Over the Past few months I have seen a number of gearboxes coming to me with damaged Synchro rings and Hubs all using a common oil, that the customer thought was the best stuff to use for their application.
The Redline brand of oils are excellent, but the issue is people using the wrong type of oil for their application.
Redline Shock proof oils should only be used in final drives and dog boxes only! as it has friction modifiers that do not work well with synchromesh gear boxes.
If you are going to use Redline oil in your Synchromesh gear box, please use only MT-90 75W90 GL-4 Gear Oil.