Category: MK1

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Goodridge SS Brake Lines

Replaced my brake lines with stainless steel braided lines during my suspension project. Ordered them from Nopi.     1) Bleed out as much brake fluid from the system as you can. 2) Remove...

How To: Rebuild Clutch Master Cylinder

Some say rebuilding the clutch master cylinder is not worthwhile, that a rebuilt unit will still leak. However, I believe these problems ocurred because the actual cylinder wall was pitted and in bad shape...

How To: Replace Oxygen Sensor

Changing out the Oxygen Sensor is very simple repair. If your Check Engine Light illuminates intermittently while driving on the freeway, most likely it’s an O2 sensor problem. Poor gas mileage could also mean...

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Clear Front Turn Signal Lenses

After finding out how cheap these lenses really were, I decided to purchase a set. These can be purchased from any Toyota dealer with the below part numbers. List price is only $21, cheaper...

How To: Rebuild Front Caliper

I’ll try to go about explaining the caliper rebuilds. However, this was during my suspension rebuild, so some of the pics may look weird… Tools needed: Various sockets and wrenches Screwdriver Rebuild kit ~$20(Toyota...

How To: Remove Radiator

If you ever happen to work on the coolant system, and have yet to do this, remove the radiator and have it flushed/cleaned out. After 15 years of use, the rad can get quite...

How To: Replace Parking Brake Cable

Over time it is almost gauranteed that at least one of your parking brake cables will freeze up & need replaced. The cables run about $50 each at the dealer and that’s the only...

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How To: Replace Oil Pan Seal

While I was doing the oil cooler lines and oil filter o-rings, I figured I may as well drop the oil pan and redo it’s seal. There is no gasket for the MR2’s oil...

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Oil Filter Sandwich O-Rings

While replacing the oil cooler lines, I went ahead and replaced the oil filter adapter o-rings. I purchased new ones from Toyota, about $6 total. I would recommend changing the oil cooler lines as...

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Intake Filter Mod

*Applies mainly to 85-86 NA MR2s. 87+ MR2s have their Intake filter mounted in the trunk. However, if you wish you can follow this writeup & move the filter into the engine bay like...

How To: Replace Door Hinges

After 15+ years of use, most driver side doors are beginning to sag. To see how bad your door is sagging, open the drivers side door about 8-10 inches, and lift up on the...

How To: Rebuild Rear Caliper

List of parts you will need: Rebuild kit ~$30 from Toyota (Part # 04479-17011) Various sockets and pliers Denatured Alcohol Brake Fluid To do a complete rebuild you will also need: Snap ring pliers...

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’87+ Brake Upgrade

All you need to upgrade your 85/86 to the bigger 87+ rotors are the rotors themselves and the caliper mounting brackets. If you want to go all out for this upgrade, you will need...

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Clear Rear Turn Signals

Okay, so you want your ‘2 to look a little different than the average MR2 you see on the street (at least until everybody sees this), so you’re thinking about clear corners for the...