So you’ve decided to replace your MR2 Spyder’s oil-thirsty underpowered stock 1ZZ-FE with toyota’s high revving 180hp 2ZZ-GE. This is an extremely popular swap and is pretty straightforward as engine swaps go. No custom work or fabrication is required since all of the critical swap parts are readily available. Here’s what you need to know:
Parts required – engine swap
2ZZ engine with intake manifold, throttle body, injectors, sensors. Easiest is 2000-02 Celica GTS or 2003-06 Matrix/Corolla XRS. If you use a 2003-05 Celica GTS engine you'll need to also find an earlier style intake manifold and throttle body. If you buy a used engine through MWR just specify that it's for a swap in the comments section and we'll make sure you get all of the parts that you need.
MWR engine swap mount - this replaces your stock engine mount and bolts right in. Easy.
2ZZ flywheel - if your engine came with a stock 2ZZ flywheel you can use that, just be sure to get it resurfaced. Most people prefer to upgrade to an MWR or Fidanza unit for quicker response and improved acceleration. ECU - You can use a stock ECU from a 2000-01 Celica GTS MT or a 2ZZ Power FC depending on budget. PFC is obviously more fun. Note- if you use a European Celica 2ZZ ECU then you will need to take your car to the dealer to have the theft deterrent system programmed. MWR sells only US-sped stock ECUs which do not have this problem.
Wiring - your stock 1ZZ engine wiring harness will work but you'll need the MWR plug n play adapter which moves some pins around and adds the wiring for the VVL (missing from your stock harness)
Header - your 1ZZ header won't fit so you'll need the MWR swap header or the more expensive PPE swap header/cat/exhaust combo. Both work great.
I am parting a red 2000 MR2 spyder. Car runs and drives but burns some out. Manual transmission.
Car is located in Temecula California. I will not ship large body panels. Other parts I can ship as long as they can go Fedex or USPS.
No, I don't want to sell the whole car.
Message with parts...
Jrace bumper 500$ original price - mine is 350$
Side vents 200$ original price - mine is 125$
New ones, not used, not even painted
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