Engine Swapping James’ AE86 - Was it Worth It?

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The AE86 has been a pretty big paper weight for the past couple months and it’s finally time to give it a new heart! James has been doing a ton of research while Zach has been assembling the engine to what will hopefully be a “smooth” engine swap.

Now we’d really like to thank everyone who has helped at pretty much every stage of this Swap!

Note: The guys over at Panic (Mark and Matt) helped us remote tune the 86 and now it feels better than ever!

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  • The standing change intraspecifically drain because stepmother lovely whistle after a guiltless ornament. overwrought, rampant control

    Adrianna CurtisAdrianna Curtis8 tundi tagasi
  • 0:11 thats what she said

    Bob IwannabugerBob Iwannabuger9 tundi tagasi
  • this whole video has no sound forme?

    David WelchDavid Welch9 tundi tagasi
  • lol wow really surprised when they acutally got it installed so fast?

    Benjamin LinnBenjamin Linn18 tundi tagasi
  • Takumi is proud of y'all.

    Anirudh RAnirudh RPäev tagasi
  • Imma be honest, I dont blame you for putting the engine in before painting the bay. I would want to know ASAP if my engine idea was going to even work before putting in all the effort

  • pretty sure an ae 86 is rwd

    phillydopey the lner C1phillydopey the lner C1Päev tagasi
  • Yall got any love for rat rods?

    Brass HeathenBrass HeathenPäev tagasi
  • Normies:YoU cAnt gO THaT faSt anYWaYS Car people:laughs in speeding ticket*

    Jace YoungJace YoungPäev tagasi
  • GAS XD

    GamingTubeKategidasGamingTubeKategidas4 päeva tagasi
  • 9 aus crazy

    KomurinKomurin4 päeva tagasi
  • hey what COP, ecu and wiring harness are you running?

    Daniel Ben LeviDaniel Ben Levi4 päeva tagasi
  • 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻 Oh no

    MustakrakishMustakrakish4 päeva tagasi
  • Fluid tip: pour with the opening on the top. no glugs!

    MustakrakishMustakrakish4 päeva tagasi
  • This looks like my first car in Gran Turismo 2.

    MustakrakishMustakrakish4 päeva tagasi
  • Will that smog in Cali

    bluecamarodriver94bluecamarodriver944 päeva tagasi
  • Makes my initial d heart happy

    w01f iz prow01f iz pro4 päeva tagasi
  • We need updates on this

    Jeanclaude FiguracionJeanclaude Figuracion5 päeva tagasi
  • Man i have a 1985 ford meteor and its fwd but i really want it to be rear wheel drive and with a sr20 engine in it Wish i had a car smart zach friend

    mike literusmike literus5 päeva tagasi
  • turbo it!

    Koen HekkelmanKoen Hekkelman5 päeva tagasi
  • always lube the shaft.

    daveyfromdownsouthdaveyfromdownsouth7 päeva tagasi
  • looks nice man but idk shoulda painted the bay

    Miklos KovácsMiklos Kovács8 päeva tagasi
  • Should’ve painted the engine bay Jameski

    sk1sk18 päeva tagasi

    NjubishNjubish9 päeva tagasi
  • I love the factor that they chose a ae86 lol

    NightNight9 päeva tagasi
  • What happened to the original wheels when James bought it?

    Mike JensonMike Jenson11 päeva tagasi
  • Yo send me your old 4age :(

    Andrew LoeppkyAndrew Loeppky12 päeva tagasi
  • Why don't you just remove the transmission from the engine and then install it

    Shabib RishadShabib Rishad12 päeva tagasi
  • it is said that until this day, james is still regretting not painting the engine bay

    crappy manufacturercrappy manufacturer13 päeva tagasi
  • money pit is the best series you guys have

    Zack GordonZack Gordon13 päeva tagasi
  • “can i have them?” “when?” “....this instant”

    Trevor’s TokensTrevor’s Tokens14 päeva tagasi
  • Is it an A-Class racing engine tho?

    MetroplexMetroplex14 päeva tagasi
  • What motor is that?

    Kyler HutchinsKyler Hutchins16 päeva tagasi
  • At 2:36 I love the Halo Reach difficulty symbols haha brings back memories. 😂

    NørseManeNørseMane17 päeva tagasi
  • Love the car, love the swap. What did I learn? You need friends when it comes to this stuff XD

    aaron71aaron7117 päeva tagasi
  • Money Pit could be a spot where all Donut crew members bring in project cars for Zach to work on along with said member

    chad kendrick joneschad kendrick jones17 päeva tagasi
  • Looking forward to more of this build!

    Michael RodgersMichael Rodgers17 päeva tagasi
  • james is like a smart dog, he doesn’t know what’s happening, but he’s happy to be there

    I am truly GregI am truly Greg17 päeva tagasi
  • I can’t wait for more content on this car I hope there will be

    Jacksbin PenceJacksbin Pence17 päeva tagasi
  • I guess 💀

    蟻Beru蟻Beru18 päeva tagasi
  • Can I have the 16V you took out of it?

    Astolfo Of BlackAstolfo Of Black18 päeva tagasi
  • watching james live through a manga protag's engine upgrade arc~

    Gem BocoboGem Bocobo19 päeva tagasi
  • I love the Halo reference with the difficulties! Lmao!

    Defcon1GamingDefcon1Gaming20 päeva tagasi
  • Yooo i know im not the only one that wants another Hi-Low tbh it doesnt matter what car i love the series

    Mike VazquezMike Vazquez21 päev tagasi
  • This just proves how fun and actually easy it is to work on cars but mechanics choose to be assholes who just want to take your money and make it sound difficult

    Xinli -Xinli -21 päev tagasi
  • What engine did they swapin?

    TheOrangeWindowTheOrangeWindow21 päev tagasi
  • Money pit is such a great addition to Donut, Zach is great at going over 'basic' stuff that DIY guys might have a hard time coming by. He goes in depth just enough on pretty much everything, so it stays interesting and people learn from it. If I was still starting out I would be devouring these videos.

    Michael FortierMichael Fortier22 päeva tagasi
  • Swapping and engine? Nah, we just put the body on a new engine

    Aige ChristensenAige Christensen22 päeva tagasi
  • I honestly think the red engine bay looks dope

    Nicholas GomezNicholas Gomez22 päeva tagasi
  • Oh man I truly thank you guys for bringing back some fond memories. In the 80s I was a busy farm/small town boy of 16, working hard in the oil patch and building up my old truck when I had the time. I remember my dad said something funny to me after I installed a fully detailed 427 we'd rebuilt into my 64 Chevy C10 stepside pickup truck, " Georgie my boy, sorta looks like a pig wearin spurs." because I did the same thing in shining up the 427 and installing it without even cleaning the engine bay of all the grease and grime that a well used farm truck collects. Shucks I didn't even install a new front seal on the tranny, just bolted & connected her all up and went drove her, proud as can be & what a hotrod that truck was! Like I said I was young and being busy making money in the '80s was damn near a miracle because we were in a bad oil recession and work of any kind was very scarce. So I worked hard, a few bosses said I worked like 2 men! We weren't poor but we weren't wealthy dad knew things were tanking in the patch cause of low oil prices so we were a saving kind of family and it paid off. But I never got a vehicle to drive to school in like the better off families so I got real good at wrenching and welding and made good cash while still in school. My dad let me use his truck till I got mine running and I became a mobile welder and mechanic, big need for that out in the country I soon learned! Cash was scarce and I knew the value of a good trade so I had no problem trading my services for other vehicles. Back in the '80s some of my best trades were for a sweet running, driving '59 Impala coupe with a 283, Powerglide, power window car for a transmission re & re and a rear end swap on a Ford Galaxy 500 got me a 64 Impala SS 327, 4 speed car that only needed a clutch, I love my Chevys! Sorry for babbling on. I just want to say thanks for all the good content & and you fellows are never rude or lude and that too is truly appreciated. This is stuff anyone can watch and even I at 57 enjoy you fellows and catch in on some good things/ideas too.

    George LoyieGeorge Loyie23 päeva tagasi
  • Great project ! Only mistake swapping from rear to front wheel drive who does that ?

    Roger AguilarRoger Aguilar25 päeva tagasi
  • Does anyone know if a k20a would be on the easy side for a 1992-2000 Honda civic

    phantomsolar428phantomsolar42825 päeva tagasi
  • you should have done a 1jz or a 2jz

    Seth DorgeloSeth Dorgelo26 päeva tagasi
  • Can we get a "Leeks is for geeks" T-Shirt?

    DoftDoft26 päeva tagasi
  • This makes me want to ls swap my ae86

    Berserkr BloodBerserkr Blood26 päeva tagasi
  • If it wasn’t for Initial D I wouldn’t even know what a Toyota AE86 was, absolutely awesome show.

    Shawn NortonShawn Norton27 päeva tagasi
  • The lacking apology externally repair because store analogously warm of a obsolete glider. naughty, steadfast north america

    Ravinder Kumar GurainRavinder Kumar Gurain27 päeva tagasi
  • Putting something in that whole 😏

    VSL ClippZVSL ClippZ28 päeva tagasi
  • im working on swapping a rotary into something, and ill say something nice about anyone who can guess the car or the reason why i chose a rotary.

    jackson dornsifejackson dornsife28 päeva tagasi
  • more 86 i love u too.

    Sam FSam F28 päeva tagasi
  • What about the lad that put a v12 into a miata

    StvnifyStvnify29 päeva tagasi
  • Idk about anyone else but I wouldn’t mind episodes like this being longer if possible

    gaaaaaaawwwwwwdgaaaaaaawwwwwwd29 päeva tagasi
  • Feel asleep on the couch woke up to this.. Did u forget the sandwich plate? Why run lightweight engine mount brackets and a heavy asf battery.

    80WORKS80WORKS29 päeva tagasi
  • Those trumpets are just screaming!!

    Rusty BrosRusty Bros29 päeva tagasi
  • PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE more 86 content. I NEED IT

    Joey EsguerraJoey EsguerraМісяць tagasi
  • The halo Easy, Medium, and Hard is fire

    James ChildersJames ChildersМісяць tagasi
  • Why is there so many whooshing sound effects? It’s so distracting

    MrPurpleSodaMrPurpleSodaМісяць tagasi
  • Saweeeeeet

    Maa MediaMaa MediaМісяць tagasi
  • Great job guys!

    codenamecodycodenamecodyМісяць tagasi
  • I would love to see this car ripping on the streets as well as dyno tuning/turbo kit🤭

    Will PlanchonWill PlanchonМісяць tagasi
  • The ITBs the best part

    Eli WilliamsonEli WilliamsonМісяць tagasi
  • y'all give me the good feels

    Rasheed LoweryRasheed LoweryМісяць tagasi
  • @Donut Media, idk if you guys read every single comment but, you guys are legit awesome, i get a lot of anxiety sometimes so i try to distract myself and you guys just come out with so many videos and they're all so great i watch them all. Thank you for dropping content so often and having so many categories. I really hope James and Nolan do another series together but instead of the awesome 350z videos you guys should do the Tacoma idea, same template as the 350z, one expensive and one cheap. Love you guys

    David SilvaDavid SilvaМісяць tagasi
  • Didn't Bunta swapped the same?

    Omsai RautOmsai RautМісяць tagasi
  • why are there so many seggs jokes

    Cole RobertsonCole RobertsonМісяць tagasi
  • how many rpms?

    Imay ZumiImay ZumiМісяць tagasi

    Layton PrattLayton PrattМісяць tagasi
  • Why would you do all that months research and work without painting the bay that would have too less than a day? Now every time you see the engine you can think about how you didn’t paint the bay. 😅

    Jason JulatonJason JulatonМісяць tagasi
  • 15:24 James looks pissed, sad, tired. I’ve felt that😂

    Curtis the Australian kangaroo BeatboxerCurtis the Australian kangaroo BeatboxerМісяць tagasi
  • I watch for James’ immaturity... duh

    juniorsig34juniorsig34Місяць tagasi
  • Vhr swapped 350z needs to be given some attention.

    Anthony DonateAnthony DonateМісяць tagasi
  • You're making a new generation of car people. More of this car those plz

    Douglas SmithDouglas SmithМісяць tagasi
  • good times...good times

    tinkerbulltinkerbullМісяць tagasi
  • He forgot the headlight fluid

    HuptupHuptupМісяць tagasi
  • Ayyyy the Halo type difficulty emblems lol

    brickson98motobrickson98motoМісяць tagasi
  • Oh god not raid shadow legends. I thought I finally escaped their horrors. lmao

    brickson98motobrickson98motoМісяць tagasi
  • I know you guys prob dont have one but fix up a gen 2 crx cause 1 they're awesome 2 I have one and watching you guys would probably teach me a lot lol

    Postal268Postal268Місяць tagasi
  • The ae86 is a celica and a corolla merged together

    Cool VibrationsCool VibrationsМісяць tagasi
  • Next video ideas: 1. Tuning basics using a lap top and an ECU WITHOUT a dyno. You got that new LYNK unit to play with.... 2. Cooling basics / fill / monitoring / improving for higher HP applications. Water vs glycol vs wetter, etc. How to measure, and improve. 3. Maintenance intervals. What changes are recommended to be considered when you up the HP of your engine or do a swap? How to keep it alive...

    William WahWilliam WahМісяць tagasi
  • Will you paint it White??

  • That's an engine crane from harbor freight huh? I have the exact same one. Not even $300 brand new. Not a piece of junk either.

    Nicholas DevineNicholas DevineМісяць tagasi
  • If it isn't a group A silver top it ain't a ae86 swap jk a s2000 K20 would be my choice

    jay majestyjay majestyМісяць tagasi
  • Sounds naughty...👍

    Dipping is WinningDipping is WinningМісяць tagasi
  • how much power tho

    tungabungatungabungaМісяць tagasi
  • Time to burn out bro

    Nitro SpannNitro SpannМісяць tagasi
  • 0:12 that's what she said

    Sharva PotdarSharva PotdarМісяць tagasi
  • Shoulda painted the engine bay 😭😂😭

    Chris JChris JМісяць tagasi
  • 2:38 2:39 “Master Chief, you mind telling me what you’re doing at harbor freight” “Sir, Finishing this LS Swap”

    Top KeksisTop KeksisМісяць tagasi
  • Takumi is watching while bunta is replacing the engine...

    Shivertron The epicShivertron The epicМісяць tagasi
  • Should it do 3sge beam more powaaa!!! Bro. But 4A will hold for a while

    Carlos LeonCarlos LeonМісяць tagasi