Toyota 2JZ Engine Build - Full Start to Finish

  • Published on Mar 4, 2019
  • Watch this engine's teardown video:
    Measuring main bearing clearance video:
    T-Shirt I'm wearing in the video:
    T-Shirt and Titanium keychains:
    More drift team videos:
    • Front Wheel Drive to RWD Conversion:
    • 1007 HP dyno pull:
    • 1000 Horsepower Engine Teardown:
    The Papadakis Racing team began drifting in 2004 and is the most winning team in Formula Drift history, earning the 2015 title with driver Fredric Aasbo, as well as back­to­ back championship titles with driver Tanner Foust in 2007 and 2008. The Rockstar Energy Drink / Nexen Tire Toyota Corolla Hatchback is the latest competition build from the Hawthorne, California, based team.
    Team owner Stephan Papadakis is a legend of sport­ compact racing who began building his reputation in the 1990s with the first front-wheel ­drive, tube­-chassis drag car in the U.S. The team earned multiple records and championships in the discipline, turning in elapsed times and trap speeds previously thought unattainable in front­-drive drag cars. Papadakis' successes in front­-wheel drive were matched by his efforts in rear­-wheel drive when he campaigned a Honda Civic that became just the fifth car to join the NHRA's Sport Compact 200 MPH club
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Comments • 2 892

  • Simon Behnke
    Simon Behnke 3 days ago

    Watching this took me back to when I built my last engine for my MK1 escort. Great video but I think the head you put on around 7.44 didn't have any valves fitted. If you struggled getting compression up be worth looking at how many valves are left over lol!

  • Kross Konnections
    Kross Konnections 3 days ago

    Damn you are good

  • Libin Kochumon
    Libin Kochumon 3 days ago

    Plz tell you r using cordless impact wrench name

  • Tony Rizo
    Tony Rizo 4 days ago

    Those gloves tho? Where did you get them from.

  • TheBenjammin5150
    TheBenjammin5150 5 days ago

    What are your thoughts on Toyota's 2GR FE?

  • Руслан Зайцев

    Молодец! Приятно смотреть на работу.

  • SlayerX7gtr
    SlayerX7gtr 7 days ago

    Can you do the 1JZ as well? Or is this tutorial for the 2JZ the same torque specs and assembly for the 1JZ the exact same?

  • spazy smalls
    spazy smalls 9 days ago

    how does 1.3k people not like this video? i dont get it, everything was filmed high quality, everything was shown and explained thoroughly. Sound was excellent, engine built was excellent, i dont get it.

  • Zadavala
    Zadavala 10 days ago

    Мне показал ютуб этот ролик, а он даже без русских субтитров...

  • svborek 1975
    svborek 1975 10 days ago

    MSL is the best head gasket you can get. Be sure you know the right thickness you need after machining. It does matter.

  • Sebastian Hinchliffe
    Sebastian Hinchliffe 10 days ago

    3:20 thrust bearing, clutch????? huh

  • Peter Dendrinos
    Peter Dendrinos 11 days ago

    Nice Work Stephan!
    Greek and proud! :)

  • anoop varghese
    anoop varghese 12 days ago


  • Филипп Филиппович

    джейзеты валят йопта!

  • سلام ساري العبيدي


  • Alec Marshall
    Alec Marshall 14 days ago

    Incredible video

  • Валерий Аркадьев

    Эх...)) чтоб вы делали без своего динамометрического ключа? Нужно чувствовать усилие на ключ, а не доверять динамометру. Соглашусь, работа выполнена отлично. Пожалуйста, не смотрите как русский мужик Серёжа собирает двигатели на коленке)

  • Bilgehan Demir
    Bilgehan Demir 16 days ago

    vay amk

  • Ramzan Mahdi SaQfi
    Ramzan Mahdi SaQfi 16 days ago

    100 % marks for you

  • Martin Petrov
    Martin Petrov 18 days ago

    wow man you are really master!

  • Miha Šuligoj
    Miha Šuligoj 19 days ago

    speechless, I just love watching this. Thank you for such a good video.

  • Denislav Stoyanov
    Denislav Stoyanov 20 days ago +1

    This video is a pure masterpiece. Loads of useful information presented brilliantly, great camera work, editing and narrating! Pretty much the best explanatory video i’ve seen on RUclip.

  • Michael Heinrich
    Michael Heinrich 20 days ago

    I guess you will come back to this wonderfull engine.

  • Mike
    Mike 21 day ago +1

    Why I am watching this at 4 a.m. 😂

  • Mr.Clutch 101
    Mr.Clutch 101 22 days ago

    This defines good content. That's all I gotta say

  • Noah M
    Noah M 23 days ago +2

    Best engine build videos on RUclip. You are like the Bob Ross of engine builders.

  • Brandon Scott
    Brandon Scott 25 days ago +1

    Thanks for the flywheel tip

  • Your Tube
    Your Tube 28 days ago +1

    4:22 Looks like johny sins trying to satisfy a girl right before F**k

  • KanadianKen
    KanadianKen 29 days ago

    Well done video !! No annoying music - no filler - just fantastic narration and explanations. Thanks for sharing this - it was great.

  • Wxsh
    Wxsh 29 days ago

    Anyone know what dial torque wrench he is using ?

  • Balakumar S
    Balakumar S Month ago

    Excellent work dude

  • The_double_s
    The_double_s Month ago

    How much money is the entire build just parts engine and all done no work

  • Douglas Chicas
    Douglas Chicas Month ago

    Best video ever! 😎

    BJEAKE Month ago

    I really appreciated seeing a few extra bolts on the bench at the end of the video, I can relate. HAHA

  • R C
    R C Month ago

    Is it possible to watch your clip about 3SGTE engine ?

  • Eric Taylor
    Eric Taylor Month ago

    I'm not sure which is more impressive. Build engine in a day or didn't get any stains on his tshirt

  • rschandran
    rschandran Month ago

    I am just a casual DIY when it comes to maintaining my cars but really enjoy all things mechanical or machines. This by far is just the best there is in not only for learning but also deep dive into high-end auto engines. I watch many other car guys out there on YT but this one is at a different level of detail and insight. It is like watching a "Whole Body Surgeon" getting into and restoring an entire human back to being better than the original. Just awesome to watch and learn so I just subscribed. Rama

  • Chantelle Davids
    Chantelle Davids Month ago

    A rotary engine does not have pistons ,it has rotor' what type of 2jz engine is tht????

  • icykickflip
    icykickflip Month ago

    Wow I'm actually pausing and watching in slomo to learn and shit

  • Robert Girtakovskis
    Robert Girtakovskis Month ago +2

    RUclip: “wanna watch an engine rebuild”
    Me: ...
    RUclip: “wanna?”
    Me: “why”
    RUclip: “but it’s a 2jz engi-”
    Me: “shit man, why didn’t you say that sooner!?”

  • Ruben Royer
    Ruben Royer Month ago

    When you pay this much attention to detail, this is how you get 500,000 miles out of a motor.

  • caged lion
    caged lion Month ago

    Suck can u build my audi s6 v10 please i want it turbod or a r8 intake on it

  • Abdulaziz Ahmed
    Abdulaziz Ahmed Month ago

    God bless you good sir for this great video.

  • Quin Kel
    Quin Kel Month ago

    Unbelievable how much precision you require! Great work!

  • cosa
    cosa Month ago

    What is your job title :0

  • Gil Maal
    Gil Maal Month ago

    Your work very super sir

  • 4EVER-one-shot
    4EVER-one-shot Month ago

    Σε πιο σπουδασες ευκλειδη >?

  • حامد توکلی

    خیلی فنی ھستید

  • dizzywow
    dizzywow Month ago

    I would trust this guy to build my engine.

  • gamer7
    gamer7 Month ago


  • Holzwurm _HD
    Holzwurm _HD Month ago +1

    2 Exhausts, one for 2 cylinders with an quiet exhaust and one loud one for 4 cylinders with a fart can!

  • ferhat baygara
    ferhat baygara Month ago

    Mükemmel video. sayenizde bende motor rektefiye etmeyi biraz öğrendim ve heveslendim.

  • Edwar Cusi
    Edwar Cusi Month ago

    Hi great video I'm sure that's helpful for anyone but could please add all the torque specs during the video just as a guide, thank you.

  • Aleksandar Lazov
    Aleksandar Lazov Month ago +1

    Anybody saw the crankshaft`s crack at 5:05 ?

    • twisted dome
      twisted dome Month ago +1

      I noticed that to. But it was brazed though. But still made me cringe though, especially knowing that this engines going into a drift car.

  • djxxxplicit
    djxxxplicit Month ago

    Gold pistons, damn! A true master at his craft.

  • Two One Se7en
    Two One Se7en Month ago

    The level of professionalism from start to finish, is unmatched. The tear down video and now this rebuild was plain fun to watch. A fresh 2JZ build is like a grown mans wet dream. So yeah. This was gearhead porn. lol

    EMET YAHU Month ago +5

    It's almost 2020... WHY is this STILL one of my favorite engines of ALL TIME XD ! LEGEND.

  • Joseph Marsh
    Joseph Marsh Month ago +1

    A lot better using it's real engine than stupid BMW engine

  • James Bramblett
    James Bramblett Month ago

    What a maestro! Thanks I learned from this video

  • Михаил Попов

    I have mechanics orgazm. Respect from Russia