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  1. Care, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting
    I got my MR2 Spyder a few months ago, it's a really lovely car. But there is a knocking sound from the engine someday. I took it to the mechanic, and they said they needa rebuild it or I need an engine swap. The quote was crazy for both two solutions, I have no idea what should I do tho...
  2. Care, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting
    Good evening all. I've had my Spyder since 2011, and it's been a great ride. Unfortunately, over the past couple years it's been nothing but engine troubles. Long story short: overheat into engine rebuild, bad mechanic, overheat again, finally got a mechanically inclined friend to do the job...
  3. Care, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting
    Hi all, I have a 2003 Spyder with a bad motor! It has bad compression and seems to be leaking by the rings. As such, I pulled a new motor from a salvage yard from a 2006 Matrix 4WD. A leakdown test showed this junkyard motor has three good cylinders and one with leaky exhaust valves. Not bad...
  4. Care, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting
    Heres the story, my friend has a 300zx (80's) and we decided to sea-foam his car. after putting some in his gas, crank and vacuum line we had about a third of a can left. he asked me if i wanted to use the rest (otherwise it'd be thrown out) and i said sure. i read the instructions and followed...
  5. Care, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting
    my engine is DONE.... i have to buy a new engine now and need to know if anyone has dropped one, or what is the easiest way to get the engine out and new one in. any info will help my friend Renteria and I will be starting it monday. please please please help....
  6. Care, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting
    Hi Everyone, So unfortunately yesterday my engine failed in my '01 Spyder. I lost power, the engine started knocking, and the engine would cut off when the RPMs increased. Needless to say my engine is FUBAR. Mechanic said that cylinder 3 was knocking near the bottom end of the tranny. He...
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