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  1. Got to love Toyota's :D Right, All in all it makes much more sense than my current car Bar the precat issue and oil usage, is there any thing else to look out for? I know ill be looking out for damage repair, knocks, bangs ect. Do these rust any where?
  2. Must do more research then! Thats why some people have been confused when I asked! Can you tell me what the service interval on the chain is? Thanks for the quick reply
  3. Hi all, Im after some advice here (as you would likely expect!) Im going to be looking for a mr2-s/r next week with a tight budget of 3.1k I have come from a fiat coupe 20vt and one of the things thats drilled in is very much buyer beware as they have a habit of costing what you paid for them in maintenance in the first month! My budget likely dictates that ill be going to a early 2001-2002 Im aware there are two issues, precat issues and piston issues. It may be ott but when going to view a car I plan to do a compression test. So, can any one recommend me a kit that will be ok, or am I ok with most off the shelf kits? Second what numbers should I be looking at on a healthy car ? I know I should be looking at no more than 10% variation across all 4. Second question, Service relating to AUX and cam belt, how much am I looking for these to be done at a specialist? The last belts I had done were on my coupe costing £450 Im hoping the mr2 will be a welcome rest-bite from my 20mpg and £250 a month fuel bills! Thanks for you advice (hopfully) Sam
  4. Thanks for that :D im after a something that i can drive across europe in, do a lap of the ring and drive back in in relitive comfort, having had a gt4 turbo, 3 mr2's and one supra, and the supra was the best buy far i cant help but want a turbo version :D i have looked for the 2.5 twin turbo, but there expensive, and there like gold plated rocken hosrs poo
  5. hi, im looking for a bit of a track toy at the moment, and something a bit nutty for the weekend i have had a 3ltr n/a in the past, and it was a great car....but i might be remembering that it was faster and better than it was (having driven fast cars since) some points i would like to clear up are the HG week on the turbos? whats the standerd boost on the turbo is there anything specific to look out for next is tuning questions once the engine has been tested and pressure checked is there a remapping service available buy any one whats the standerd bhp and whats a reasonable safe level of tune i can reach reasonably cheaply sorry for the questions
  6. samsite999

    Radio Amp

    hmm, why do people play with car audio when they dont know what there doing :( (not you) first off how is it wired up at the front? on an active system the toyota unit doesnt use the traditional outputs you would expect aka it doenst have an internal amplifyer. it used pre amp outs on the headunit and the amp at the back n/s quater. The wires go in to the amp, are amplified and then passed out to the speekers im not sure how you are wireing up your sterio at the moment, if you have used the correct active iso adapter from your head unit to the toyota loom then your using your pre outs to power the speekers, which simpaly isnt going to work as there isnt the voltage to do so. you can check whats going on by taking a multimeeter to the + - on the speekers, if you see about 0.4v 0.5v your connected to your pre outs, if its nothing. no power is getting from the head unit to the speekers you have 2 options, find a amp of a car getting broken (please make sure its the right one as the wireing harness is differnt between the rev 1 and 2 and plug it in connect it as should be or your going to need to take some wire cutters to the loom and make sure your active outputs on your headunit are actualy powering the speekers. also note the amp is powerd so be carfull with shorts ect sorry i cant be more help, im in the same boat. im currently wating for a loom to wire mine back up to and get the amp working. google two's are us they will have the loom you need
  7. im running white/slight blue tint on mine, and it passed its mot with out issue, any how...they look nice mate. next thing im doing light wise is replacing the yellow driving lights with white bulbs (if i can)
  8. hello all, thought i would drop some photos up, i got some work i still need to do on it, but its getting there. its a great drive!
  9. get your cable done, i think thats probably going to resolve the issue. I think the car has to know how fast its going before overdrive will work correctly, or even just to say your moving? but im not 100%
  10. Hi all, i have been a long time mr2 fan, i just got rid of my last celica due to it being, well boring.... Im off tomorow night to pick up a toyota mr2 jap import, FSH 115k auto Tbar in black. with 11 months mot why auto you say, well i had to get rid of my last once due to nee issues. an auto should solve that problem! and a tbar? well i know you get flex in the body, but i love to pose and there is nothing like an mr2 on full tilt with the top and windows down :) will post pictures tomorow!
  11. Hi all, im looking to come back to the Mr2 scene, i don't mind if its a mrk1 or mrk2 but must be a T-bar I would prefer a autobox as my nee is bad but can live with a manual Im after a nice rust free example thats not had the nuts reved out of it :) i have been to see 4 today and all off them have been.... well i wouldnt have given them away i have £1200 avalible for a clean mr2 T-bar, must have MOT on it but tax is desirable not a nessesity I hope some one here can help me get back in to the fold of mr2 ownership :) Thanks Sam cal 01939290080 or email samsite999@hotmail.com
  12. if your going to struggle for insurance, make sue its uk spec only, that said i think the 1.8 is only uk spec any how? It will be easy to tell if urs is uk or jap however
  13. g-max looks ok on the car...if you dont want to drive it. I have known them to rise back up on a few of my mates cars + i would have handling over looks any day
  14. Toyota Celica st203 jap import, im still getting to know him at the moment (mr black)
  15. steve, what make is it and how much it cost? im detecting that it may well be a little "noisy"
  16. thanks steve, and you have answered another question of mine, yes..the square number plate does look the balls!
  17. Hi all. I have some creeks and bangs and im aware that im going to have to do some work I should of checked this before but how do i tell if i have the above? i know its much more expensive to fix... so how do i tell i have it? Its a 1994 st203 jap import any help would be great here
  18. i would argue that mc loven I class my self as a competent driver and have spent a lot of time on motorbikes, 4wd cars, rwd cars fwd cars. and am very aware of road conditions. the mr2 has let go with out warning on 2 occasions and though no faulght of my own. both were on islands outside garages. Even suspecting diesel on the road and changing driving style and speed before getting there. the back end still let go on the flip side 99.9999% of the time. the mr2 is a very predictable car and will do exactly what you want it to. on most occasions with good tyers it will take a lot of effort to make it drift
  19. Hi, i have a 1994 celica gt i haven't spent much time in it of late as i cant drive it with the suspension the way it is at the moment any how, what rpm should it realy pick up and go, i have the 3sge engen, thats good for 150-170bhp? any how. it just feels flat as anything. any common issues that would effect performance? i would like to put a jap style exhaust on it with a induction kit just to help it breath better, any recommendations? i like apex, is there a kit for the celica available?
  20. im surprised there hasnt been more resonance to be honest i found a set of generic shocks for 50+vat locally, although there going to need to be ordered. again id wellcome any adice here. how much of a pain are they to change?
  21. Hi, well i got some odds and sods to sort out underneath the car. I have dent man in his way up next week to remove all the little car park dinks, Im after doing some work with the paint now. The last owner did a good job at keeping it clean. But i don't think its seen wax or a protective cover for some time there are lots and lots of swirl marks on the paintwork. I would like to flatten it all back out and get a deep polished shiny black look back. i did this with my Mr2 but it took months of polishing. first of, would a black T cut work? i was told not to use this on a coupe as there was no point because of the lacker. is it the same on the celica? i dont have much time for autogleam products. i never have found them to be good. can any one recommend a course of action here? should i be cutting away at the paint, or using a filling polish and then waxing to protect it? I dont mind hard work, and i don't even mind paying some one a 100 quid or so to do a proper job at the swirl removal? thanks Sam
  22. samsite999


    i had exactly the same issue with the rear cross member. the rear of the car just went off for a wander and made a banging noise. it was the worced 60 miles of my life and !Removed! advice fixed it!
  23. Hi, I took on this car (as with most of my cars) with a few known issues. I know i have been MIA for some time now, but i hope the forum is still as helpfull as i left it I have a L reg ST-202 toyota celica 2.0 it feels very sluggish at the moment. Are there any common issues that could affect performance bar plugs and filters (changed) crunching in 2nd under heavy aggressive change, again, im not used to the gearbox as of yet so it could be me late on the cluch. but my mr2 did this in the past also. is this fair ware are tear, and is there any adjustment? next issue : its again (dam Mr2's) just like the mr2 when i got it was. very chatterly and bangy at slow speeds over potholes and man hole covers. does the celica have the same issue with drop links and anti-role bar bushes? can any one recommend a good place to get the droplinks and a average price? to tighten it back up to new i want to replace all shocks, again any idear on cost and were i can get them from? Last one now..... I have a double din unit that i loved from my Mr2 and supra days thats sat away as i refused to sell it even though i couldn't use it I went to fit it today and i simpaly have nothing to mount it to. some jack*** has taken out the mounting bolts for the stereo so it just falls in to the hole now. any one know were i can source replacements? Thanks for reading and any help, im hoping that if i can get the odds and sods done, ill be able to attend some meets :)
  24. im in the same boat, but i have just come from a fiat coupe 16vt @ 210 bhp plus im no longer sure whats normal
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