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  1. 2zz swap power struggle!

    Care, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting
    Hi everyone, I'm a hobby car mechanics newb and I'm trying to sort the car out myself, so if any stupid questions occur, don't flame rather teach. (there's no such thing as stupid question, but the stupid answer.) Short introduction before tackling the problem. Bought 1zz turobed Spyder with C2...
  2. Intake Manifold Gasket Job How To (It's easier than you think!)

    Care, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting
    Hey everyone! Since I was not able to find any write up or video on changing the intake manifold gasket on the 1zz (specifically in an MR2 Spyder) I decided to do a write up myself! Disclaimer: This is my first time doing this job and probably is not the best way to do it, but I am open to...
  3. intermittent P0171 and P0174 codes

    Care, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting
    Just as the title suggests, every now and then my engine throws the P0171 and P0174 codes, which state that I'm running lean on banks 1 and 2 respectively, and then the codes disappear without me clearing them. I've already cleaned the MAF but the codes are still appearing. When I scan it using...
  4. Just got an 03 smt 6 speed last friday. P0031 , SMT paranoia/problems

    So I just bought an 03 SMT 6 speed last Friday and man is it fun to drive. I bought it from a sketchy new jersey dealer and on my ride home the CEL went on so I used my diagnostic and found p0171 and a p0031. I cleared both codes and the P0171 has remained off since(over 500 miles and about a...