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mr2turbo333




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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:05 am    Post subject: MR2 Project Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

i have an idea to buy a mr2 turbo in good/ok condition and do it up

want to start with engine . maybe pay to get engine out cleaned out. make the engine totally solid. solid gaskets etc .. whatever to make it solid and reliable.

is there a tried and tested method to reconditioning engines and where to look . who to use etc..

thanks
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markstevieandmads




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1993 Toyota MR2 Mk2 Turbo Rev2

PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Never understood having a “project” and then getting someone else to do all the work.
The labour costs must be astronomical!!!

Best best is to do all the spannering yourself such as removing the engine and cleaning etc and then get someone else to do the more specialised work such as building it back up etc and then put it back in yourself.

This is at a point that i am at myself and tbh i am struggling to find someone who i can trust to do the engine work for me.
I have left messages and emails to many “speciliasts” and many have failed to provide a proper breakdown of costs or even havent replied.... very frustrating...
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mr2turbo333




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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

is it really that easy to remove an engine???
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

mr2turbo333 wrote:
is it really that easy to remove an engine???



Its only undoing nuts and bolts and unplugging things. Take note of what u take off.
Buy an engine crane £100 from ebay new.

I wouldnt have a project car if you cant do basic things. Maybe removing an engine seems daunting but it isnt really. Im no mechanic but managed to replace turbos, install chargecoolers,fit new fuel pump etc etc. Just read up and go for it.
Ask questions on here if need be.
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rossonza
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1993 Toyota MR2 Mk2 Turbo Rev2

PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

mr2turbo333 wrote:
is it really that easy to remove an engine???


depends on experience, tools and room you have available on your drive/work space.

im due to remove my engine in a few weeks. il let you know how i get on
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Its not hard there are plenty of instruction places on the internet, the most important thing is to bag EVERYTHING up in labeled bags and keep them in some form of organiser. It will make putting it back together after 1000 times easier.

I removed my engine in a day [thumleft]
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Label wiring connectors and take photos of all the routing of hoses, vac lines and wiring looks before removing them. Also note/label the very important earth leads.
Also photo all the brackets and mounts so you now where and how they go.
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