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  1. Care, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting
    Hi. I've just bought a 2002 mr2 and I'm new to the chat. I've ran into a slight problem with my car. When starting it takes quiete some time to start. Cranks like 3-4 seconds and when it does start. It almost dies on me. I have to blip the strottle to keep it alive. But when I do it stays on...
  2. 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...
  3. Member Classifieds
    Removed the OEM 1ZZFE Engine and Transmission from my 2003 MR2 Spyder - Completing a K24 Swap that is just about done.Vehicle has 103,000 miles. About 20,000 of track day use. Purchased from Bring a Trailer from a person in CA Motor - 103,000 - Definitely burns oil. Has blue smoke from the...
    $1,000 USD
  4. Performance Modifications
    i dont have a MR-S but this community / forum has much information about their engines. I dont know if the mrs came with 1zz, but i was thinking on 1zz swap a 1987 chevrolet chevette (newer version of a kadett c) and i wanted to know if i can use a 2zz-ge camshafts on a 1zz head, because here in...
  5. Care, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting
    I have the transmission removed (replacing with a 6sp) on my 2000. While it was off, I replaced the rear main seal, got a new flywheel (cheaper than refinishing, believe it or not), new clutch pressure plate. While I have the tranny out, anything else that I should consider replacing or...
  6. 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...
  7. Care, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting
    Hey everyone. They day has come - the oil burning seems to have caught up to me. I took my car to my mechanic and he says the engine needs to be replaced, and that a rebuild is not possible due to the flaws (pre-2003) that cause the piston ring issues in the first place. He’s quoting me $2k to...
  8. MR2 Spyder Main Forum
    Hello all y'all arachnid freeks 🧐 I am a somewhat new MR2 ('04 Spyder) owner, and brand new to the forum. I find myself researching "after the fact" lol. Smoked my stock engine and now looking for a replacement. I shoulda been here before..., then I woulda known about the oil issues...
  9. Care, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting
    Hey everyone, So got a 2001 MR2 awhile back (bone stock), drove it for 2 months and then killed the engine due to oil starvation. I've rebuilt the engine (had 65K miles on it) (along with the transmission), and got everything assembled. Now it runs and then immediately quits. Service done...
  10. Parts and Miscellaneous for Sale
    I am selling this low mileage (~63k) Toyota / Yamaha 1.8L 4 cylinder 2ZZ-GE engine. It is in known great working condition as I personally took it out of my own vehicle to swap in another 2ZZ I built up for future turbocharging. Prior to removing it I tested compression and all cylinders were...
  11. Cars for Sale
    Hello all, it's with a sad heart I put my '02 up for sale. It has 4K on a re-manufactured engine from Engine Depot. Only issue is the common cold idle surge. Regular old 5-spd transmission. I had the clutch, pressure plate throw out bearing, etc replaced with the engine. The trans was...
  12. Cars for Sale
    Good day ladies and gentlemen, So the the other day, while I was driving back home in the great state of California (SoCal) my little Spyder decided to throw a rod. I love the car would like to keep it but i don't have the money, time or resources to fix her. Does any one know how much I...
  13. Parts and Miscellaneous for Sale
    Hello, In search of a 1zz longblock from and MR2. I don't care about the milage as long as there are no major issues. I am located in Ann Arbor, MI. Please PM me if you are looking to sell one. Thanks,
  14. Care, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting
    Ok I am going to do a bit more research first.... :)
  15. Care, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting
    Hi guys, I've been following a few threads here and elsewhere in order to help me understand how to remove the original 1ZZ from my 2001 MR2 and replace with MonkeyWrench's 2ZZ kit. I have some extra questions that I can't get clear answers on so was hoping you could help. My background is...
  16. Performance Modifications
    Hey guys. Just bought a 2002 MK3 and it uses extreme much oil. I was hoping to drive a year before changing to 2zz. But i guess i will have to do it now. I cannot pass the smog test to get the car registrated in Denmark. I bought the car in Germany. It used 4 liters of oil on the way home from...
  17. Parts and Miscellaneous for Sale
    Hello, I am in need of a 1zz for my '01 Spyder. When we opened it up to see what was wrong with it, one of the valves was broken off and just laying there. Please get back to me if you have a 1zz I could get from you. Local pick-up would be best. I am located in Jersey and will drive to DE, NY...
  18. Parts and Miscellaneous for Sale
    Hey there, SpyderChat folks! I am cross-posting here as I am selling my 2ZZ engine out of my Lotus Exige to help fund an engine swap that I am currently undertaking. Car was supercharged for the past 5000 miles or so. Block is completely stock except for a 170F thermostat. Was pulled earlier...
  19. Care, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting
    ***Resolved*** Hey guys. I recently got done switching my OEM plugs to BKR5E-11's and I have been getting a loud metallic noise coming from the engine bay. I didn't touch any bolts other than the ones to get to the actually plugs, and I double checked to make sure . Oil level was about 2/3...
  20. Care, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting
    on a search of an engine heres my story of my spyder. i got my mr2 around march of this year at an online auction in new jersey. it said it was "run and drive". when it got home i started it up and it had a knock! the car did run and drive but with a knock. so what could i do but get an engine...
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