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  1. 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...
  2. 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. Heā€™s quoting me $2k to...
  3. MR2 Spyder Main Forum
    Hello all y'all arachnid freeks šŸ§ 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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,
  9. Care, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting
    Ok I am going to do a bit more research first.... :)
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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.
  20. 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...
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