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  1. Ppe exhaust with a check engine light

    Care, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting
    For those that have a full ppe exhaust system, did removin the precats cause a check engine light? I went quite a while without a code until my engine mounts went. After that I havent been able to get a decent seal and I've been throwing a catalytic deficiency code. Every shop I go to is...
  2. Itsy Bitsy** Saga, Chapter 2, How (NOT) To Remove Pre-Cats

    Care, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting
    Chapter 2: Removing the Pre-Cats So, for three days following my purchase of “Itsy Bitsy” and having brought her to my home in Silver Spring, Maryland, I kept the top down and just enjoyed driving my new convertible. :love-struck: However, on the night of my third day of driving “Itsy Bitsy” I...
  3. Importance of gutting pre-cats?

    Care, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting
    Hey guys, I just recently got my 2002 MR2 Spyder with about 95,000 miles. I've done a lot of reading on how bad the pre-cats can be if they start to break down. I tried gutting them on my own but found that 2 screws on the exhaust header were completely stripped. A shop has quoted me $400 to...
  4. Greetings From NC

    MR2 Spyder Main Forum
    Well, this is my second attempt at an introductory post as my first one appears to have ended up somewhere in cyber space. I had inserted several photo links in the original message, maybe I was assumed as a first timer to be a bot/spammer? Who knows. Anyway, I live just north of Charlotte in...
  5. more 2zz swap questions

    Performance Modifications
    I just purchase a new 05 mr2 so now I'm dealing with a whole slew of questions that I've never had to deal with 1st. Can I use my LSD from my 5 speed in my new 6 speed? 2nd. My 2zz is from a 00 Celica, what will have to change now that my mr2 is DBW instead of throttle cable? 3rd. Should I still...
  6. Pre-Cat failure... Now im freaked - help me prevent this please

    Care, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting
    Just bought a 2000 Mr2 Base with 29k original miles... keep coming across the pre-cat issue on message boards ... what is it, does it kill th whole engine, can i prevent it ... etc. please help! Thanks In Advance
  7. is my spyder rare?

    MR2 Spyder Main Forum
    i have a 2002 mr2 spyder. it has a brown top and brown leather interior with black exterior. i have never seen another mr2 with the same color combo, mostly the the leather. also, i have 73,000 mi on it and i just learned about pre cats. plz give me some links to nice cheep headers because all...
  8. Just installed aftermarket header

    Care, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting
    Hey guys I have a 2001 with 99k miles on it. A few weeks ago I started getting an outrageous rattle that sounded like a woodpecker in my exhaust line at a cold start. Through research through this VERY helpful forum I assumed it was a pre-cat problem. After 2 long days and hours of anguish on my...
  9. Stock parts and radio from 2002 spyder

    Parts and miscellaneous for sale
    I have some parts that have been replace/upgraded and I no longer need the originals. Everything is in excellent condition. There are some items I'm looking for and would consider some trade arrangements. Black fabric seats, lower bracing items, suspension upgrades. Radio and door speakers...