Tagged: International MR2 Owners Club


How To: Build an Oil Filter Relocator

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). […]


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*

4AGE Cooling System 101 0

4AGE Cooling System 101

The water pump pumps water into the block, it circulates into the head and comes out of the head on the passenger side above the water pump. The water travels passed the cap and...

How To: Replace the Starter

How To: Replace the Starter

To replace the starter on a mk1: 1.  Disconnect the ground cable from the battery. 2.  Jack the car and use stands. 3.  Under the car use a 14mm socket a short extension and...

Electrical Problems 101 0

Electrical Problems 101

1.  The alternator came with a plastic “hat” on the top post. If yours is gone, the wire harness will sit on the post and the post will dig into the wire harness. The...

Does the MR2 Make for a Good First Car? 1

Does the MR2 Make for a Good First Car?

In response to the threads that tend to pop up every so often with 16/17/18 years olds asking if it is a good idea to get an MR2 as a first car, I would like to offer the following.

Short Answer: No

Long Answer:

The MR2 is a special and unique car. That is what so many of us spend so much time fixated on this message board, mailing lists, club events, etc. The reason you are here reading about the MR2, researching it, considering it is very likely that you have recognized the MR2 provides some features that set it apart from your run-of-the-mill VW/Honda/Acura/BMW/Toyota.