Popping the clips that secure the wires for the license plate lights.
Removing the rear bumper from the sub frame rails. There are three 14mm bolts holding this on each side.
Removing the O2 sensor. 2zz’s only use one for A/F ratios, plus its common to do a custom exhaust when you put one in your Spyder.
The exhaust for a 1zz would look nothing like the one pictured in this project.
After 30 minutes you too can have a spyder as light as this one.
Using a 19mm socket, loosen the accessory belt tensioner so you can take the belt off while you have the car on the ground.
Lift the car and pop the coolant drain plugs. There are two 12mm bolts. One on each coolant line. As an aside, the draining is helped if you pull the resevoir cap off the tank in the back of the car. As you can see from all the mud under my car, I hate dirt roads. Mine is finally paved but not before a few weeks of extremely nasty rainy weather got to visit and decorate the underside of my car.
Have a catch can of some sort for when the plugs come out.
Pictured here is me removing the two 12mm bolts that hold the clutch slave cylinder to the bellhousing. I used a ratcheting wrench to get these as my air ratchet wouldn’t clear very easily.
Using the impact to zip the transmission mount by the clutch slave cylinder apart. As I recall, that was a 17mm. It may seem strange that I am taking this bolt out, but it needs to come out anyway because it keeps the mount bracket out of your way when you finally lower the engine from the car.
Removing the two 14mm bolts that secure the mount bracket to the bellhousing.