Midship Runabout

How To: Fix Throttle Cable

Well I had a fraying throttle cable that was getting hung up at times when backing off the throttle… After further inspection I noticed that the throttle cable was fraying and was getting caught up not letting the cable slide smoothly to close the throttle plate. Well after a call to “SATAN” I was quoted around 80 bux for about 1.5feet of throttle cable. A bit much if you ask me, and im sure I could do this for cheaper.

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How To: Change Brake Fluid

Something I have been putting off for years (literally) because I didn’t want to deal with the hassle is flushing out my brake fluid. Finally I found theĀ griots garage one man brakeĀ bleeder which sounds...

How To: Remove Precat

For those of you that dont know, when designing the MR2 Toyota went down the path of making it a Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle (ULEV). Doing this meant adding a whole load of extra...

How To: Rebuild Clutch Slave Cylinder

Since I had the transmission out of the car to do the 20V engine swap, I decided to rebuild the clutch slave & master cylinder. It’s a good idea to rebuild/replace both at the...

Power Window Issues (Diagnosis) 0

Power Window Issues (Diagnosis)

It’s funny that everyone is quick to jump to the stripped motor gear replacement. While that’s usually the cause, it could also be the regulator gear that IS NOT replaceable. I would recommend you...

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Foglight Writeup

I wrote this up last year and just joined this board not too long ago so I wanted to share this with you guys. Well a lot of people have been asking how to...

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5SFE Turbocharger

Modifying your 5S-FE There are a lot of nay-sayers out there that say the 5S-FE motor is a weak non-performance economy motor and can’t handle the boost. I don’t agree with this assumption and...

How To: Change Distributor Cap and Rotor

How To: Change Distributor Cap and Rotor

Here is a quick write up on how to change your distributor cap and rotor. This was done on a 93T with no egr system which may make it a little easier than those of you who still have your egr.

How To: Replace Shift Cable

Step one. You should have everything apart and the key focus is the hard part which is passing the cable though. Step Two You need to cut the cable here. The cable will now...

How To: Replace Alternator

Note: This only pertains to the N/A MKI MR2s since the SCs alternator is located on the exhaust side of the engine. Got the 3 warning lights (Charge, Cooling Fan, Brake) on your dash...

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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: 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...

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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...