Category: Engines

MK1 Engines

How To: Swap a 20v by System

Changes that need to be made to accommodate the 20v by system 1. Exhaust -Silvertop The complete 16v exhaust system can be used with the 20v silvertop. The only needed modification will be to...

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2zz With C60 Swap

Write up for installing 2ZZ-GE with C-60 into MK1. If you choose to use an alternate transaxle, you will encounter other variables. Ill try my best to remember everything and add part #’s where...

The 3vz-fe is the Best Toyota v6

This doesn’t include the newest v6’s coming. I.E. the new onslaught from the Lexi, or the 4.0L v6. Comparing 2vz-fe, 3vz-e, 3vz-fe, 5vz-fe, 1mz-fe (For the purpose of the discussion 1mz-fe = all 1mz-fe’s,...

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20V Blacktop Dyno Results

Here are the results: 137whp & 111wft-lbs. This is with 103 octane unleaded gas. I don’t really trust the A/F ratio measurements. The tool they use for that is a little suspect, since it...

4AGE Cooling System 101 0

4AGE Cooling System 101

The water pump pumps water into the block, it circulates into the head and comes out of the head on the passenger side above the water pump. The water travels passed the cap and...

How To: Replace the Starter

How To: Replace the Starter

To replace the starter on a mk1: 1.  Disconnect the ground cable from the battery. 2.  Jack the car and use stands. 3.  Under the car use a 14mm socket a short extension and...

How To: Replace Fuel Pump

ince the MR2’s fuel pump is right next to the dash, this is a very simple theft-deterrant mod. Turn the switch off when you park the car, and the car will not start again...

How To: Replace Fuel Filter

Figured this was an easy enough task, and again, like many of my repairs on this site, I’ve had never changed this out since I’d owned the car at the time. Plus it was...

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Distributor O-Ring

1) Norm: To start with, turn the engine to top dead center (always do this to pull the distributor). You do that by making sure the “0” timing mark on the pulley lines up...

4AGZE Swap Wiring Info 0

4AGZE Swap Wiring Info

Okay… this is going to be long, but hopefully it will help you out. Disclaimers/Notes: – All references are to the way my ’86 NA (manufactured 8/85) were wired. The references are to the...

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20V Blacktop Swap – Wiring

The most time consuming part of the swap. I was somewhat reluctant about doing this swap because I was afraid of the daunting task of the wiring. However, once I got into it it...

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20V Blacktop Swap Exhaust

For the exhaust, you need to decide if you want to use the 16V manifold or the 20V. The 20V manifold is a much more efficient design, however involves more customization that the 16V....