Saying Goodbye to My Toyota Celica's Engine

  • Published: 16 October 2019
  • I’m Turning My Toyota Celica Into an Electric Car, DIY and car review with auto mechanic Scotty Kilmer. How to convert a gasoline car to an electric car. Toyota Celica review. Car EV conversion explained. Converting to an electric car. Electric car conversion. Should I buy a Toyota Celica? Buying a Toyota Celica. Car advice. DIY car repair with Scotty Kilmer, an auto mechanic for the last 51 years.

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  • Scotty Kilmer
    Scotty Kilmer   4 weeks back

    This Illegal Mod Will Make Your Car Run Better:

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    • Chris konte
      Chris konte  3 weeks back

      LPG is not that bad either. 80% less Co2 not that bad I think.

    • DaCheapChimp
      DaCheapChimp  4 weeks back

      Love the vid Scotty, best so far. You help a lot of people out here. We really do appreciate it. Thanks

    • Southern Makaveli III
      Southern Makaveli III  4 weeks back

      Scotty, I live in Chile and believe me or not the state havent realized yet that lithium should be owned by the state and export by them. Instead of them its a private entity who does it. Increíble. Also important to mention that the actual president was once part of a Bank firm (banco de Talca) and he flew to The USA With more than a hundread of millions.

    • Original Silver
      Original Silver  4 weeks back

      Hey Scotty, thanks for the great videos! I watched this earlier today and it got me thinking. How reliable do you think this would be? Is it a viable option to make an unreliable or old car daily-able?

    • Aye Bee
      Aye Bee  4 weeks back

      Thrre is a new Terminator movie coming.
      T2000 or whatever, still running on nuclear power pack.

  • Pardner
    Pardner  3 hours back

    People don't care about being green. They don't care about reusing an old car. They DO care about what type of driveway jewelry they have.

    • Demario Carter
      Demario Carter  18 hours back

      How much would this cost?

        HOTRODRICO  1 days back

        china controls 60% of the world's lithium production sites thus... this "conversion fad" will make the USA's main opponent (enemy) the richest country in the world... I'll pass...

        • Mitch
          Mitch  2 days back

          Convert a S2000 would be awesome.

          • Carlos Figueira
            Carlos Figueira  2 days back

            Not sure converting an ICE into full electric.
            Where are the batteries placed? Surely somewhere where it isn’t safe. I can imagine the balance of the vehicle will be compromised. What surely will be compromised is its safety. In an accident those batteries could be a real hazard. Nope not pursuing that idea.

            • wiener dogs rule
              wiener dogs rule  3 days back

              electric cars near me are just burning coal

              • Florin M.P
                Florin M.P  4 days back

                Toy'o electric cars ..

                *I see what you did there*

                • tailspin
                  tailspin  4 days back

                  One thing that sucks about electric. No stick to shift. No clutch to push. No gears to bang. Just feels wrong........but God the torque!

                  • Terence Ng
                    Terence Ng  5 days back

                    Updates? I need to copy this conversion on my wrx

                    • Eric Lars Wermerssen
                      Eric Lars Wermerssen  1 weeks back

                      Scotty, Housten, Texas, OIL!!!
                      'Nuff Said! 😕

                      • R.L. Dane
                        R.L. Dane  1 weeks back

                        Who in the world is “throwing away” their cars when they choose to buy electric? They’d SELL their old car to someone who would in turn drive it.

                        His argument does make any sense.

                        • neil rich
                          neil rich  1 weeks back

                          Why don't they not use a 2 or 3 speed transmission in electric cars for cruising speed economy ?

                          • Kings mastic
                            Kings mastic  1 weeks back

                            I thought his Celica finally broke down

                            • Spiritual Scientist
                              Spiritual Scientist  1 weeks back

                              So True!!! But u just proved that human ego is the cause of global destruction. Maybe massive financial hardships due to climate could force a humble and simple solution such as this or even improved public transit.

                              • Geoffrey Quijano
                                Geoffrey Quijano  1 weeks back

                                you can tell scotty is a fox channel sheep ...

                                • Michael Trinidad
                                  Michael Trinidad  1 weeks back

                                  Easy test to see which engine is better for the environment Electric or gasoline. Turn on a gasoline engine in a closed garage turn on an electric motor in another garage that is closed. Have one person stand in a garage with the gasoline engine and another with the electric motor for an hour and see who walks out after the hour. The person that walks out of the garage that is the engine that's better for the environment.

                                  • Mar Blox
                                    Mar Blox  1 weeks back

                                    We don't have enough resources on the planet to keep making cars and fuel.
                                    Lets just thin the human population.
                                    It will free up highway lanes too.
                                    I am a good person - so I should stay and all the rat humans should get sterilized.

                                    • Guerrero Azul
                                      Guerrero Azul  1 weeks back

                                      Does Scott play dokkan battle that he found vegeta like that❓❗

                                      • C15 0001229684
                                        C15 0001229684  1 weeks back

                                        I'd take a new one any day, modern cars are safer. Also I wouldnt trust that hacked together battery/motor system. Doubt it has good cooling - aka degradation problems

                                        • Richard B.
                                          Richard B.  1 weeks back

                                          Yes... "melts the wires on the poles" ... lol ... what if the wires here are all underground like in the EU, one will get giant troubles

                                          • Vega Teqkilla
                                            Vega Teqkilla  2 weeks back

                                            Scoty....your the best.... 1:54 🤣😂 ssj vegeta

                                            • goosecouple
                                              goosecouple  2 weeks back

                                              Time to go back to horses.

                                              • Nedo the car guy Nedo
                                                Nedo the car guy Nedo  2 weeks back

                                                I can’t stand electric cars

                                                • Alex B
                                                  Alex B  2 weeks back

                                                  And there's another big issue: recycling (or lack thereof) all these batteries.

                                                • jason riddell
                                                  jason riddell  2 weeks back

                                                  funny story my house is built in 1910 and had a NEW ELECTRIC boiler fitted in place of the old oil burner and the first COLD night I got home and turned the heat up and turned on the dryer I burned the mains wiring off the power pole my house was connected to setting the neighbour's yard on fire

                                                  • Nathan Warren
                                                    Nathan Warren  2 weeks back

                                                    The battery issue has already been discussed and properly done there 's not a lot if pollution in comparison to oil/gas production and waste. But, I do agree conversions are great.

                                                    • Ulises Chilperico
                                                      Ulises Chilperico  2 weeks back

                                                      what if u put the electric power with the motor

                                                      • Joseph Stalingrad
                                                        Joseph Stalingrad  2 weeks back

                                                        Uncle rich wants to know your location.

                                                        • treeguy909
                                                          treeguy909  2 weeks back

                                                          Scotty: Any updates on the conversion?

                                                          • ke0kie
                                                            ke0kie  2 weeks back

                                                            Practical thinking like that doesn’t make corporations big bucks, or at least it hasn’t been shown commercial yet. I’m sure we would’ve cure cancer decades ago if only there were a way to profit from it.

                                                            • Laars Hegdish
                                                              Laars Hegdish  2 weeks back

                                                              Scotty's idea for gas to electric conversion of existing cars is spot on, but unfortunately it makes way too much sense for the powers that be to want to move forward with it!

                                                              • jay c
                                                                jay c  2 weeks back

                                                                Not the 94 Celica!!!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                                                • 50 Caliber
                                                                  50 Caliber  2 weeks back

                                                                  You had your breathalyzer hooked up. Did you blow into it to hard? Toyota's are so dependable until they're not.

                                                                  • JoelFoustGaming
                                                                    JoelFoustGaming  2 weeks back

                                                                    Wow that sucks, I didnt know this

                                                                    • SecondLifeDesigner
                                                                      SecondLifeDesigner  2 weeks back

                                                                      Scotty is pretty right about almost everything. However he is wrong about needing to beef up our power grid and power lines. You charge your car at night after you get home from work. Most likely you will use a timer to start charging just after midnight when demand for electricity is at its lowest. The amperage is pretty much the same as running a clothes dryer.

                                                                      Now if we can get super capacitors to hold just 60% of the energy per pound as a lithium ion battery we could charge up way faster and use way less amperage. There is a lot less resistance when charging up a super capacitor compared to lithium ion batteries so you need a lot less electricity. Your average lithium ion batter costs like $0.07 cents per kilowatt hour to charge. A super capacitor just costs $0.006 cents per kilowatt hour to charge. You could have a bank of super capacitors mounted on your wall in your garage that trickle charges all day long drawing very very little electricity. Then when you get home or just before you leave charge your super capacitors that are in your car in about 30 seconds from the super capacitor bank on your wall. Basically a 24 kilowatt hour super capacitor in your EV would give you a 50 mile range and just cost $0.15 cents in electricity. Super capacitors don't degrade like lithium ion batteries. They last 15 plus years easily and don't need heating or cooling. Heck just pull into a charging station if you are low. Pay a buck and in 30 seconds you are on your way again and the charging station just made $0.85 in profit. If the charging station is powered by solar panels you are now pretty much carbon neutral. Slap some solar panels on your roof at home and you are carbon neutral.

                                                                      We just have to change our fuel filling habits a bit. Nice thing is no stinky gas to handle. Probably make it robotic so you don't even have to get out of your car and in 30 seconds you are fully charged and on your way. Any parking lot that has electricity can trickle charge multiple banks of supper capacitors so you could easily get a charge in any store or restaurant parking lot. How about as you are waiting for your fast food order at the drive through you get a quick charge with your fries only an extra $0.75 cents. Or perhaps they will offer free charging with every purchase.

                                                                      • holmesb88
                                                                        holmesb88  3 weeks back

                                                                        Sounds like a lot of jobs out there..Bernie 2020

                                                                        • GPO
                                                                          GPO  3 weeks back

                                                                          I wouldn't say that it much less polluting than any diesel or gas car. Do you think these batteries fall out of the sky? Do you know how much an average electric car weights? Is the electricity your using really "green"?

                                                                          • Daksh Pat
                                                                            Daksh Pat  3 weeks back

                                                                            waiting for electric crate motors

                                                                            • IRON V8
                                                                              IRON V8  3 weeks back

                                                                              It's a smart choice, I probably may consider it in the future.

                                                                              • Martin Leutwyler
                                                                                Martin Leutwyler  3 weeks back

                                                                                Would love to have my 2001 Celica converted to electric, to finally have some decent power. After 18 years it sadly did not pass our road worthyness test.... A real pity.

                                                                                • Black Terminal
                                                                                  Black Terminal  1 days back

                                                                                  I will never take another car to a junk yard. Its heart breaking. Selling a car is hard enough.

                                                                              • John Flemming
                                                                                John Flemming  3 weeks back

                                                                                Makes a lot of sense to me.

                                                                                • Godwin Fredy
                                                                                  Godwin Fredy  3 weeks back

                                                                                  😬 Scooti doesn't even leave *TASLA*

                                                                                  • seam rog
                                                                                    seam rog  3 weeks back

                                                                                    Climate change is a racket

                                                                                    • [G2] Economic Migrant
                                                                                      [G2] Economic Migrant  3 weeks back

                                                                                      Scotty you should consider a hydrogen system

                                                                                      • rejmonwilson
                                                                                        rejmonwilson  3 weeks back

                                                                                        Scotty should have been a maestro 😳😱😯🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣😹😹.

                                                                                        • InfiniteMushroom
                                                                                          InfiniteMushroom  3 weeks back

                                                                                          The only "green" electric vehicle is the one that uses lead-acid batteries or some improved version of them. Lead-acid batteries are cheap, robust, easily recycled, and the entire life cycle can be done in the U.S. Sure, they don't have the power-to-weight ratio of lithium batteries but, is the tradeoff worth the negative externalities? IMO, no.

                                                                                          Nickel cadmium batteries can also be sourced entirely in the U.S. (secondary sources in politically stable countries) and would be the best option. Ni-cads are not as easily recycled as lead-acid batteries, though. There would have to be specially made Ni-cad battery packs for the car and the automaker would be obligated to take them in for recycling when the old batteries need replacing.

                                                                                          I'd like to see an automaker resurrect AMC's Electron (Armitron) car. It looks better than ANY electric car out there at this time. Hell, GM should have revived the old Electrovair instead of that bad cartoon of an electric car, the "Volt."

                                                                                          • b
                                                                                            b  3 weeks back

                                                                                            this old boomer is losing it