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Hello guys,
I am new to the forum, and I just got a spyder with 75,000 miles on it. I bought it knowing that the engine needs replaced since the previous owner ran it out of oil and threw a rod. Now I am starting in on replacing it, and I would like to know if I can use the long block out of a Corolla and use the MR-2's wiring harness and ECU.
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Hello guys,
I am new to the forum, and I just got a spyder with 75,000 miles on it. I bought it knowing that the engine needs replaced since the previous owner ran it out of oil and threw a rod. Now I am starting in on replacing it, and I would like to know if I can use the long block out of a Corolla and use the MR-2's wiring harness and ECU.
Thanks,
JP
Welcome aboard!
Read through the various fora.
Start with this thread. It will answer several questions you haven't asked yet.
 

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Hello guys,
I am new to the forum, and I just got a spyder with 75,000 miles on it. I bought it knowing that the engine needs replaced since the previous owner ran it out of oil and threw a rod. Now I am starting in on replacing it, and I would like to know if I can use the long block out of a Corolla and use the MR-2's wiring harness and ECU.
Thanks,
JP
It won't be as easy. You will have to tap to install accessories. If you have skills, no big deal--all the performance gains are in the head and engine management (bigger valves and such). I wanted to add that this is the time to do your 2ZZ install--if you don't do it now, you will wish you had later.
 

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The link OldMan provided goes through what is needed to do what you want. It isn't that bad of a job if you're mechanically inclined. You could also most likely have the drilling and tapping done for you as well. Call some local machine shops for the work.

Another thing I would do is look closely at the pre-cats in the header. If nothing else gut them while you have everything off, it's a quick job since you'll have it off already. If they're deteriorated, replace the main cat too, or you could have more problems down the road. I would probably replace the main cat either way for peace of mind.
 

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You can also get the proper 1ZZ short block for around $2K and use the rest of your old stuff off the car, get the head rebuilt and be back in business for less probably.

New oil and water pumps, timing belt, etc.
 

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Oh yea.. like you know anything about replacing 1ZZ's.. :) < Sarcastic Humor >

I'll be Scrambling junk parts around in the Shop soon.. trying to get my Replacement engine ready.. Only so many more miles she will live.. and it's a DD..

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Oh yea.. like you know anything about replacing 1ZZ's.. :) < Sarcastic Humor >

I'll be Scrambling junk parts around in the Shop soon.. trying to get my Replacement engine ready.. Only so many more miles she will live.. and it's a DD..

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Oh yea... like you know anything about keeping a 1ZZ running < sarcastic humor (sheepishly) >
 

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Oh yea.. like you know anything about replacing 1ZZ's.. :) < Sarcastic Humor >

I'll be Scrambling junk parts around in the Shop soon.. trying to get my Replacement engine ready.. Only so many more miles she will live.. and it's a DD..

Cap
I am learning ! ! ! HA HA HA ! ! !
 

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You can also get the proper 1ZZ short block for around $2K and use the rest of your old stuff off the car, get the head rebuilt and be back in business for less probably.

New oil and water pumps, timing belt, etc.
timing belt? is this something new for the 1zz?
 
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