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  1. Care, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting
    Hello everyone , I bought my first Toyota MR2 (ZZW30) a couple of days ago ,so far no issues but I've checked the oil and it's very low under the mid point on the stick , I contacted the previous owner about the issue and he replied that he never filled the oil all the way up to avoid oil...
  2. Appearance Modifications
    Title pretty much covers it. Just picked up a 2000. It's original wrap is silver but owner has it covered with white. Only problem is, it has lots of tree bark on it which is extremely hard to get rid of. Anyways, I'm looking some interior and exterior appearance modifications that I can add...
  3. MR2 Spyder Main Forum
    Hey all, As the title says, I cannot get my new 2ZZ engine to turn over. I have recently bought the car, with the 1ZZ on it's way out, and decided to do an engine swap, going with the 2ZZ since there has been plenty of information so far. However, I have gotten the whole new engine in and it is...
  4. Appearance Modifications
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/303830560647?hash=item46bdb66f87:g:1QAAAOSwc4xgG6Ua Is that a legit company, anyone have any experience with them?? I have been looking everywhere for a trd lip kit for my spyder. My main problem is to important one from the Uk or Japan is way to expensive for me. The...
  5. MR2 Spyder Main Forum
    Hey Guys, I found a Corolla 1.8 TS E12 on the internet. According to the seller the car was doing just fine and suddenly the connecting rod bearing gave up at (110.000km/68.000miles). He opened up the oil pan to take a look at the damage that was made and told me that one of them was damaged and...
  6. MR2 Spyder Main Forum
    Im fast approaching my driving test and ive made up my mind to buy a spyder as my first car... i dont know too much about cars but once i get it what do i need to do? I know about the pre cats but if someone could explain how to take it out and how to have a quick look at whether its broken...
  7. MR2 Spyder Main Forum
    Hi I’m pretty new to cars and was thinking of getting a mr2. Originally I was going to get 1st or 2nd gen, but once I discovered the spyder it instantly caught my attention. I want to know if the mr2 spyder is a good first car to own, and if it’s a good platform to learn more about cars...
  8. Care, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting
    Hey everyone, doing the rotors and pads in the rear. I'm almost done but I cannot get the danged pistons to compress! I have a compression tool, the one shaped like a T with multiple end fittings. I've popped the brake reservoir cap, tried a c clamp, pumped the brakes, which made the pistons...
  9. Care, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting
    Hey everyone, sorry for posting a redundant topic but I'm confused about the compression levels and methods of performing a compression test on the 1zz. I read some folks say to take a reading with throttle open, some say it doesn't matter. I tested both ways with a cold engine, dry cylinders, 5...
  10. Care, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting
    Hey everyone, been trying to figure this one out for awhile, seen maybe 2 or 3 possibilities but I don't want to go throwing parts at the car if I can pinpoint the issue. It started with me noticing a leak on the passenger CV boot No tears, the fluid was really thin, not quite like grease in...
  11. Engine Management
    I'm trying to replace the piston rings on my 2001 mr2 and the head wont disconnect from the block not sure what I missed but I'm hoping that I do not have too remove the engine from the car to get access to the pistons??
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