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  1. Care, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting
    Hello, been searching both this and the celica forums for everything related to VVT issues and I think I've arrived at needing a VVT gear. Here's what I've seen/done: Only error is P1349 ("VVT Malfunction"), doesn't show at idle, shows after driving a couple short trips. Activated both VVT and...
  2. Care, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting
    2001 MR2 Spyder originally had 1zz with 5speed MT - I had previously taken the 1zz apart to drill out bigger oil return passages and hone the cylinders about 10 years ago. That reduced oil consumption but apparently didnt completely solve it. Last year my 1zz motor through a rod through the oil...
  3. Care, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting
    I have been struggling for almost 6 months trying to get my 2ZZ swap to run. I had no problems doing a cylinder head gasket and timing chain along with replacing the 5 speed with 6 speed transmission and replaced all the engine sensors as well. I initially tried to change the ECU pinouts myself...
  4. Care, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting
    Going to look at a 2zz swapped car this weekend. Owner swapped from a Celica then rebuilt himself, 5k on the rebuild, engine had 100k on original when it was in the Celica. Any thoughts for someone who has done....quite little work on engines? Thanks.
  5. How-to's
    So I'm ordering a 2zz and 6 speed swap package from monkey ranch racing I understand a lot of what I have to do and if I domt I have friends but I need insider information and tips from people who done it already Questions: 1. I want to go cheap and not buy the expensive plug n play but I also...
  6. MR2 Spyder Main Forum
    I finally found a nasty Celica GTS with a solid low mile engine! Now I don't have to steal the engine from my wife's Matrix XRS (yet)! Unfortunately, I have to go through the effort of completely scrapping out the Celica before I can touch the Spyder due to limited shop space. While I have no...
  7. Care, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting
    Hi everyone, I'm a hobby car mechanics newb and I'm trying to sort the car out myself, so if any stupid questions occur, don't flame rather teach. (there's no such thing as stupid question, but the stupid answer.) Short introduction before tackling the problem. Bought 1zz turobed Spyder with C2...
  8. Appearance Modifications
    Hey guys I’m definitely confused here. I did a new 1zz to 2zz swap. While I was doing the swap I went ahead and did basic bolt on modifications (PPE HEADERS w/NO CAT MID PIPE, INTAKE, CATBACK EXHAUST, 2 UNDER DRIVE PULLEYS). When I start the MRS with the 2zz ECU idles for 30 sec and dies. But...
  9. Cars for Sale
    https://fresno.craigslist.org/cto/d/2zz-mr2-spyder/6582969418.html Car is located in CA, I have linked my CL ad above. $6,500 on CL taking $6k for spyderchat members. Thats a deal, we all know the costs of 2zz swaps. I posted it for sale about a year ago I believe, I had a lot of interest but...
  10. Performance Modifications
    So i was driving last night home from work and my car started sputtering. Pretty sure I have the precat failure scenario going on. I'm would love to get KA engine in there but I need my AC in southern California. With that said can anyone recommend a shop that can do a 2zz swap? My garage...
  11. Parts and miscellaneous for sale
    Anyone have a corolla/Matrix XRS throttle body for sale?
  12. Parts and miscellaneous for sale
    FS: JDM C60, and c56 low miles parting out my spyder and swap. after completing the swap the car was hit 2 days after registering it. everything swap related is still new. motor sounds perfect, the tranny shifted perfect and over all the car pulled awesome. Location: Upstate NY C60...
  13. Parts and miscellaneous for sale
    Looking for a good Celica 2zz throttle body with no signs of wear.
  14. Parts and miscellaneous for sale
    I have a custom 2zz 2.5 inch full exhaust for sale. It is the modified GTS header welded to a large flex pipe that connects to a Magnaflow muffler and a simple tip to exit. I spent a lot more than I expected to get this welded to fit. Straight bolt on 2zz exhaust with 2 O2 sensor ports. Asking...
  15. Parts and miscellaneous for sale
    Anyone have a clean one laying around? Car idles a bit high, I do remember cleaning mine the best I could before swap went in.
  16. Care, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting
    2zz swap is finished , put fresh 91 octane fuel in it and took it for a drive. Sputtering like crazy, figured the ECU needs some driving time to find the right fuel trims. Drove again today for about 20 min , and car seemed to get a bit better , but still couldn't get past 2500-3000 RPM's. . No...
  17. Performance Modifications
    I re-located my Throttle cable for my 2zz swap . . . but I've been told my TB might actually pull like my 1zz so no need to re-locate. As seen on pictures I have re-located the throttle wire and have a few questions. First , does the throttle wire go as I outlined it on the pic above. Thats...
  18. Performance Modifications
    The TB I have for my 2zz has the crankcase breather hose exit facing the fire wall. What hose did you guys use for this TB? The OEM Toyota one is too short.
  19. Performance Modifications
    My 2zz swap has been stalled for the past 2 months now. New job/school has kept me busy. Looking for anyone out there who has experience with the swap and can come down and give a hand or take over the swap. Here are the details: * 2zz Engine is in. Car is currently on jack stands on cement...
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