Awesome 22R-E Rebuild Gives New Meaning to ‘Going Green’
Redditor’s fully-rebuilt 22R-E looks incredible in green, ready to light up any Toyota truck’s engine bay.
Toyota engines are very durable things, especially the 22R, 22R-E, and 22R-TE units used in plenty of Toyota trucks and cars from the early Eighties through the mid-Nineties. Those engines were solid as a rock, had decent fuel economy, and good torque output.
But have any looked as cool as this green 22R-E we found on Reddit the other day? We’re not so sure.
Built by Redditor sapperfarms, the 22R-E was torn completely down (as shown here), then cleaned-up, refreshed, and given a coat or two of lime green to make its future home pop with color.
The builder says the 22R-E hadn’t been washed in 15 years, and that it took “over 100hrs and replacing every damn cool looking cleaning thingy my wife had” to get it to the point where it would finally be able to begin looking awesome. It also has a new cam, resurfaced rockers, new injectors, and more bits that were either replaced or rebuilt.
“Oh she gonna scream,” he says. “Neighbor gonna wish I liked him straight header no muffler!!” All we can say is we can’t wait to see where the 22R-E ends up.