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  1. Engine Starts, then stops...

    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...
  2. 2ZZ GE motor from Celica GTS ~60k miles

    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...
  3. Sadly, parting with my '02 Spyder 4K on Reman engine 5-spd,Solar yellow,w/Accessories

    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...
  4. Information and selling: Red Chariot

    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...
  5. WTB MR2 Spyder longblock

    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,
  6. Lets play; name that sound!

    Care, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting
    Ok I am going to do a bit more research first.... :)
  7. Advice on removing/replacing engine

    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...
  8. 2zz Celica GTS swap. A little help on the way

    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...
  9. WTB stock 1ZZ

    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...
  10. FS: 2006 Lotus Exige 2ZZ longblock. 24,000 miles.

    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...
  11. Metallic Engine Rattle/noise, need help diagnosing

    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...
  12. sell or fix, if i fix what engine show i get

    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...
  13. Hood Release - Alternate Fix - Quick, Cheap, Effective

    Care, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting
    Most of us are familiar with the hood release problems that are common with the Spyder. My lever stopped being operational long ago, and I went with a temporary fix until now out of sheer laziness. With that said, it seems I have an alternate fix that is worthy of noting... at least I didn't...
  14. Problems After Engine Rebuild...

    Care, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting
    Hi - purchased my 03' this past April with 66,000 miles and good service records. It seemed to be running fine until October, when the engine took a crap on me. Toyota said it was beyond repair and quoted me 13k for a new engine/cat replacement - 8500 for used. I obviously had a local shop give...
  15. New oem unpainted body parts & engine parts

    Parts and miscellaneous for sale
    I have new genuine Toyota OEM unpainted body parts for a 2000-2005 Toyota MR2 Spyder. Purchased for my late 2003. Never put on before it was totaled. FRONT BUMPER COVER- $150.00 retail-$213.86 wholesale-$160.71 REAR BUMPER COVER- $200.00 retail- $274.77 wholesale- $206.49 QUARTER PANEL...
  16. WTD- 1ZZ or 2ZZ engine with under 60,000 miles-- Will pay top money--

    Parts and miscellaneous for sale
    WTD- 1ZZ or 2ZZ engine with under 70,000 miles-- Will pay top money-- I need a replacement engine for a Spyder. Preferrably somewhere in the north east or Canada.
  17. Engine missing/running roughly from around 4k rpm

    Care, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting
    Hi, my new (2000) MR-S does have one *hopefully* little issue, its missing/running roughly from around 4k rpm, will do it driving or in neutral. The engine light has been on a few times, but its off next time you start the car. Current theories include... - My mechanic thinks a sensor for the...
  18. FS: Full Triple Pillar Gauge Pod and Varis engine lid vent

    Parts and miscellaneous for sale
    SOLD[email protected]/5550381404/[email protected]/5550381540/[email protected]/5549798469/[email protected]/5550381330/
  19. Various 2ZZ-GE parts FS: AC Comp, Header, IM, Knock Sensor, Oil Cooler Sanwich Plate

    Parts and miscellaneous for sale
    Hello, I have a few parts for sale. All parts are OEM and came out of the same car; 2005 Lotus Elise (2ZZ-GE engine) with under 12,000mi. All parts are in excellent condition. The “shipped” price is within the continental US. (Shipping outside the US will be more) AC Compressor - $120 shipped...
  20. Power loss when engine warms up

    MR2 Spyder Main Forum
    Hi all, I'm new to this and MR2 world. Just bought mr2 roadster 2000 with 86,000 mile and now i'm thinking what the hell did I do?! Bought it from a girl, who drove it with no oil in the engine, rule no1, don't buy it, but I did cause just loved the look of it. So gave it some new oil and...