Category: MK2

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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How To: Install Engine Lid Fan

For those of you thinking about installing engine lid fans or those of you who have them and just aren’t sure how you want to go about wiring them this may be helpful. There...

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Exhaust Controller Valve

In order to quiet down my new exhaust, I picked this up off eBay, almost ordered the 2.25″ one, so make sure you get the right size. The valve opens or closes at the...

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V6 How To-A Visual Aid

Removal of the stock motor 3S or 5S. Keep the parts organized, you will be using many on the V6 motor. Things to remember: Cap off coolent hoses Protect fuel lines from contaminants and...

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How To: Build an Oil Filter Relocator

Instructions:
There isn’t anything to say that isn’t obvious. Take the stock Toyota oil filter stand- off & cut it in half. Tap (& drill if needed) the channels to accept your hose barbs. Put your sealant around the threads & tighten (15ft-lb, or pretty hand tight is good enough). […]

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How To: V6 Swap Primer

Engines: Compatiblity / Grocery List
1997+: 1MZ-FE
Best choice for swap.

1992-1996: 1MZ-FE
Compatible, but not recommended.
Early 90’s 3vz is proven to work also*
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3SGTE Engine Removal / Build-up Pictures

I followed the service manual as well as the excellent write up on this site: http://www.mrtwo.net/mr2modproject/mr2modproject.htm to remove the engine out of the bottom of the MR2.  The reason for removing the engine was...

How To: Bleed MR2 Cooling System

Draining: Complete service manual instructions can be found here.  The MR2 has four drain plugs, one in the radiator, two in the piping underneath the car, and one in the engine block.  When I...

How To: Install AutoLab Level 2 Turbo Kit

This page contains notes and pictures for the installation of the Autolab Level 2 turbo kit. This kit contains the following components:

T3/T4 50trim water cooled Garrett turbocharger

Tial wastegate

Necessary fittings/gaskets for wastegate

Manifold

How To: Change Transaxle Fluid

Changing the transaxle (transmission) fluid on an MR2 turbo is actually very simple.  The only difficult part is removing the drain and fill plugs which can be somewhat stubborn, particularly if they have never...

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Exterior Detailing 101

This is going to be a three part series into exterior detailing. Our test subject is my sisters Black 2000 Toyota Camry with many paint imperfections and blemishes. After the detail is complete I...

How To: Port the Exhaust Manifold

While having the exhaust manifold, and turbocharger off, I decided to attempt to port match the exhaust manifold to the head ports, and the exhaust manifold to turbocharger ports.  I decided that attempting to...