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  1. Hi

    I have recently acquired a 1989 MR2 and need to change the headlamps for some which are suitable for driving on the right hand side of the road.

    As the Mk1 is very rare in France (am not even sure if it was sold there) I am unable to find secondhand replacements.

    Does this model share its headlamps with any other model of Toyota?

    Can one just change the glass, which might be available from Toyota at a lower price than the whole lamp?

    Your help and advice is much appreciated.

    ps.... incidentally, MR2, when pronounced in French, sounds like "est merdeux" which means "it's sh*tty" :(

    I'm sure you've sorted this by now though have you looked on the Uk version of eBay ? There is always someone breaking an early MR2. There is very little demand for the headlamps second hand as they are protected most of the time when the lights are off hence I left mine in when I scrappped one. Not sure if another Toyota model at the time shared lamps, maybe a KP60 starlet though I think they were round ones.

  2. Get in touch if you want a complete engine and box with all the bits attached, came out of a very nice MR2. It's even on a pallet if you have a means of collecting. Worst part is I'm in North London, £200 and it's all yours.

    hmm I may be do you know how many miles it has done, and is it the same as a corolla engine?

    Afraid I don't know the miles of it, just that it came out of a very nice looking MR2. Being the MR2 lump it's the TVIS engine ( you haven't said which one yours is ) only difference could be the gearbox though I can split that from the engine for you if you wish and you refit with your box ? Some MR2 box's fit the Corolla, just depends if you can move the linkage rod to the opposite end of the box from the MR2. I managed this on my last Gti ( fitting an MR2 box ) over to you...

  3. yes it is that one.
    did you give your name as ahmed to him? because he told me that someone from manchester called ahmed and someone else from bradford are coming for it today. . . . but i got there early morning.

    nice car though. . shame you missed out on it :rolleyes:

    I was gonna go for it on Friday, even agreed £££ on it. So imsure you paid him a good price too :rolleyes:

    But need £££ for something else ..

    Nice find.... He said its been off the road for 2 years, so must be very solid.

    Needs 2 front wings he mentioned too....

    Have you got the details of the one you mention in Brighton ? I'm in North London so it's pretty close to me,


  4. hi guys, i need anew radiator for my corolla gti, been told i can drive it locally but if i was to push the peddle abit and let the revs go high the radiator will cause me problems, another words it nakerd...ok so the question i have is, ive rang around afew places for another radiator but got no joy, soo was woundeing will another car radiator fit my corolla gti for example a toyota carina 1.6 radiator??

    also if anyone is breaking corolla or may have a corolla gti radiator please drop me a txt on 07708399374 cheers

    From having a few Corolla's I don't think the Gti rad is unique to the car, you could well get away with a rad from just the 1.3 model in the same shape, worth having a look if there is some way you can look at them next to each other ( or stop one in the street if you can find one and ask to have a look ) You know how some places like to add a few £££ signs to the performance end of the range for the sake of it

  5. I'm a bit rattled! Went racing at the weekend and ended up crashing my CRX head on into a spinning Suzuki Swift. I think the Swift's totalled, but the CRX only needs straightening!! Shame i'm not so strong!!

    Like RedBull's said, i might not need a whole ctutch for the 'rolla, but i don't know untill i get the thing apart. There was a heavy smell of burnt clutch though and plenty of smoke too! Seems to be the Gti-16's weak spot, the driver!!

    I'm still wondering if i couldnt wodge the 1.3 clutch in there.. Must of got a bang to the head, i dont know.. :blink:

    If you weren't so far away I'd give you my old Gti clutch parts from when i swapped the box on my Gti to put an MR2 box in, I kept all the parts as I'm tight and hate throwing bits away ! The clutch was fine though as it was apart I put a new one in. No idea if the 1.3GL clutch will fit that you've got. Posting a clutch and pressure plate won't be cheap will it ?!

  6. Hey All!

    I race an AE92 Corolla GTi 16, the latter narrow-port. Its a hire car, for stox racing. The last guy to hire it has seized the clutch. So it won't engage gears. I guess i need to get a replacement clutch. Unless anyone knows how to unseize the thing, can anyone tell me what sorts of clutch bits might fit, other than the standard. As i may be able to rip one out of another car, just to get the thing going!!

    I'm a bit stuck!! :wacko:

    Similar thing happened to one of mine, driving it and all of a sudden the pedal wouldn't disengage the clutch although the pedal hadn't dropped. Once the box was out it was more bearing/pressure plate trouble, it didn't actually need a new friction plate. So you might just get away with a pressure plate and release bearing. Though if it's all aprt may was well stcik all the right bits in, as for alternatives, I'm not sure though both Tvis and Hi Torq clutches are the same.

  7. Hi,

    I have a AE92 Corolla GTi on a H 1991 that I'm breaking down for parts, I can supply you the complete O/S seatbelt and O/S wiper arm.

    All I'm asking for is £20 plus £10 P&P to mainland UK.

    Let me know if your interested.

    At the moment I can also supply all other parts (the only thing wrong with the car is the engine is damaged and needs a rebuild)



    Andy, where in Enfield are you ? Can I come and see the car your breaking as I could use a few parts ? thanks Jerran Or failing that I could take the whole car as I've two spare engines at home in Enfield.

  8. Does anyone else have the issue I do with the handbrake mechanisms on the AE92 Gti 16 ? Mine seem to seize up come Mot time and/or hardly work at all. The footbrake side is always fine. I've have a couple of spare calipers and am looking at poss rebuilding some so I've a spare set.

    Has anyone rebuilt their rear calipers before ?

    Where did you get the kits from ? ( main dealer or independant specialist ? )

    How much ?

    How easy was it ?

    Have seen rebuilt calipers for around £140 and wouldn't mind spending less than that, any ideas would be appreciated

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    The bottom snap is to be Mot'd and sold in the new year when time allows, all standard just need some minor Mot work. Sills are fine !

    The other snaps are of one soon to be scrapped, engine box still there though not had car running. Mostly stripped of anything else worth removing, doors/tailgate to come off prior to scrapping. Beware of what goes on behind that bodykit !

  10. hey guys and gals, i've got a rolla gti and while shes off the road for the winter i'm making her 100% for a few car shows

    next year, question is i'm after another bottom end as shes a bit smokey, anyone recommend somewhere to locate a good condition


    many thanks. J

    You can have the remains of one of mine if you like though you'll need a trailer as lots of bits ( and I mean lots ) are missing. I'm in North London though. Engine box still complete though, only rad is missing from engine bay.

  11. Got five. One high torque ( daily smoker + track day tool ) Four TVIS, two rusty breakers in white, plus a white one going back on road once front damage fixed and a blue one needing some work for an Mot. The latter two will be on eBay in the new year once the weather allows me to work on them, must get some snaps of them all for you to see.

    Prob bought/sold at least 8 in the last 18 months. I'm always on the look out for more as I've got plenty of spares.

  12. as titles says, not bothered about bodywork as long as engine is in mint condition

    I've got a few of these though a friend of mine has just bought an MR2 that will fail it's next Mot, the engine out of that will do won't it ? Car is still running and driving at the moment so can be driven away. Let me know if thats any good ?

    Listen im also after any condition AE82 Corolla's GT .. Redbull let me know what you may have plzzzzzz..

    I need some bits for a project..

    No AE82 parts at all, just two AE92 Gti's I'm breaking plus a blue one and a white to go back on the road soon once they're been prepared for sale. White breakers are rotten though almost complete ( inc engine/box )

  13. as titles says, not bothered about bodywork as long as engine is in mint condition

    I've got a few of these though a friend of mine has just bought an MR2 that will fail it's next Mot, the engine out of that will do won't it ? Car is still running and driving at the moment so can be driven away. Let me know if thats any good ?

  14. HT LEADS??? have u still got them? only need the long 1 which goes to the centre of the dizzy. but if you would prefer to sell all together would be prepared to purchase all.

    I can get these out to your for £15 posted first class, how quick do you need them ? Will be digging into my lock up next week for other bits too

  15. Considering it's quite low millage I am supprised how much its rusted arround the edges - I'd check rear suspension mounts and rear of sills in view of this.

    In view of you being 'in the trade' I take it you know that you will never get your money back when you come to sell one of these after you have done it up.

    As you say they are a smooth drive (and great fun) but unfortunately at present they seem to be vertually worthless on the open market even if in good condition (and probably why I've stuck with mine for over 14 years :lol: )

    Good luck with the project.


    Not one to gice away secrets though have you seen how much the Gti's are advertised for on autotrader.ie ? I know the AE86's make a mint though these can command strong money over there too, some of mine have ended up in Ireland, inc my RWD Starlet.

  16. i'm after a throttle postion sensor or just the throttle body pwetty pwease

    I can provide either though won't be getting to the car until after Xmas if you don't mind waiting ? Engine is staying in car though don't mind taking stuff off it. Wanna attach a snap of the exact part then we can talk £££

  17. Hi,

    I'm new here, I've just finished the bodywork on my ae92, comments please?? just looking for some advise on what to do to make my gti run with 290degree cams.

    Any help much appreciated


    Where did you get the addition to the front spoiler from ? ( the black rubber strip at the bottom ) Is it custom made or removed from another car ? I've heard of one from a Volvo fitting the Gti's though not sure which model.

  18. Do you still need a bonnet ? I've got a few white ones though will need one for a bent Gti I'm soon to rebuild. Is there anything else you need ? You haven't got a decent sunroof panel have you ?!

    i may have i'll have a look at my other two and get back to you. no all i need is the bonnet, is there anything else that you need??

    Gringo : A nice rust free Shell ! ( only joking ) I don't think there is, I've got two spares cars so think I'm ok for bits. By the way I'll be stripping one tomorrow, in your opinion is there anything I must remove before I scrap the car, any obscure bits ? So far seats/kit/bumpers/rad/ignition lock/tailgate/wheels are ready to come off or have been removed. I won't be able to remove the whole engine though may take head off and box if I can roll the car over.

    If you have a sunroof panel that would be superb.

  19. hi there i have three corolla's in this shape/model two are donors and the other is on the road how would you like to trade something for that bonnet as i need a white one?? let me know thanks gringo

    Do you still need a bonnet ? I've got a few white ones though will need one for a bent Gti I'm soon to rebuild. Is there anything else you need ? You haven't got a decent sunroof panel have you ?!

  20. Wow, even though that shape is the least appealing Corolla shape to my eyes, there is no way I would let any car I owned get into that state :shocked:

    Wait until you see my other one, you'll be shocked all over again. The one in the snaps had been sitting around for a few years though this finished it off as we all know leaving a car laying around is the worst thing you can do. My road going one will be getting a jet wash soon in all the rot spots to help it over the winter ( and some rust proofing after that )

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