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  1. Care, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting
    This noise began this summer, i thought it was something else and didnt care too much, now that i've replaced the exhaust the sound is still there and it sounds like it comes from the timing chain area. Sound happens on both cold and warm idle. The sound comes on when accelerating hard up to...
  2. Care, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting
    Hi everyone, new to the forum, just bought my first mr2 this last month, been doing some work on it. Situation: I recently (yesterday) changed the o-ring on the timing chain tensioner to (hopefully) remedy a huge oil leak on the front of the engine. I followed all procedures to reinstall, spun...
  3. Care, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting
    Hey guys, I bought a 2zz swap package from MWR (Monkey Wrench Racing). After putting the engine into my 2000 MR2 Spyder, a p1346 code came up, which means the timing is off. Had my mechanic re-check all wiring, computers, cam sensors, solenoids- everything works and is ruled out except the...
  4. Care, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting
    I have only owned cars with timing belts and would replace the belt/ water pump at around 70000 miles. My spyder has 110k on it and I am wondering about the lifespan of these tming chains. Is this an interference motor? And if so should I replace the chain or just the guides. One more question...
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