Tagged: MK1 MR2 Write-ups

How To: Remove Rotor Dust Shield

ince I’m converting to the 87+ brakes, I need to remove the dust shields. What better time to do this with the steering knuckle off the car! I’m pretty sure you can do this...

How To: Install MR2 Spyder Seats

So you want to install Mk3 seats in your Mk1. It’s really not that hard.

Tools needed:

Torque wrench that can do 27 ft/lbs.
14mm socket/wrench
14mm combination wrench (ratcheting is a definite plus)
Drill (and a metric buttload of crappy bits or 3-4 really good ones)
Safety glasses (of course)
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Aftermarket Seats

ere’s a write-up that I’ve been meaning to get to for a while now. Every car has different seat mounting locations. Therefore aftermarket seat manufacturers must sell brackets specific to the car. Sometimes this...

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Dying headliner

After getting tired of looking at the old dull headliner and dirty sunvisors for the past 10 years, I decided to try out the Vinyl & Fabric paint/dye. You can purchase this at your...

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20V Blacktop Dyno Results

Here are the results: 137whp & 111wft-lbs. This is with 103 octane unleaded gas. I don’t really trust the A/F ratio measurements. The tool they use for that is a little suspect, since it...

How To: Repair Power Window

Twosrus sells replacement motor gears for power windows, which is a very common failure on the aging MR2s. However, the regulator gear could be the one causing your problems. This gear is irreplaceable and...

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...

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...

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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...

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Side Markers -> Side Repeaters

Here’s a simple mod to update your MR2 to like today’s fancy cars. This will make your side markers flash when your turn signals and hazard lights are on. It will also keep the...

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4AGZE Swap Wiring Info

Okay… this is going to be long, but hopefully it will help you out. Disclaimers/Notes: – All references are to the way my ’86 NA (manufactured 8/85) were wired. The references are to the...

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20V Blacktop Swap – Wiring

The most time consuming part of the swap. I was somewhat reluctant about doing this swap because I was afraid of the daunting task of the wiring. However, once I got into it it...

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20V Blacktop Swap Exhaust

For the exhaust, you need to decide if you want to use the 16V manifold or the 20V. The 20V manifold is a much more efficient design, however involves more customization that the 16V....