Midship Runabout

How To: Replace Exhaust Manifold

Shortly after buying the car, I started hearing an odd sound from the engine compartment. From suggestions I concluded it was the exhaust system and after getting an overall inspection done by a mechanic...

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...

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...

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Ignition Timing

Here’s just a little writeup to help you with checking and adjusting your ignition timing. Here’s what you need: A timing light that you can purchase from Autozone, Pep Boys, etc. It runs between...

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How To: Replace Oil Cooler Hoses

I’ve been waiting till its time to change my oil again to replace the oil cooler hoses, as these guys have been leaking for some time. I decided to replace them with Aeroquip Stainless...

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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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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...

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...

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...

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How To: Removal & Rebuild the Starter

Removal 1) Raise and support the rear of the car on jack stands. 2) Disconnect the negative cable from the battery. 3) Remove the under-carriage cover (bunch of 10mm bolts). You should then have...

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Thermostat

      Here’s just a short write-up for changing the thermostat.1) Drain engine coolant. It’s quicker to just tear the housing apart without the pain of draining the coolant, but that way is...

How To: Clean Throttle Body

It’s a good idea to clean up the throttle body every so often, as the oil vapor in the PCV system condenses on the cooler walls of the intake. This leaves a nice oily...

How To: Change Water Pump

After a leak that had been going on for a couple months, I decided I would go after changing out the water pump. I also wanted to flush out the entire coolant system as...

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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...