Today my MR2 got a much needed oil and transmission fluid change. I had noticed that going into gear was grinding, sometimes. Gear shifts now feel smooth once again after the fluid change. I had been at least a month since I driven her, you kinda forget how much fun it is.
We had a great meet at a Lakeland park last weekend. There was a great turn out, good food, and good company to be had. Also I fixed my leak, ends up one of my hose clamps had come loose on a coolant line…fixed!
Not much has been going on with my MR2 recently, she’s been taking me to work and back with no issue. Recently I noticed a small puddle under the car when pulling it out of the garage. It looks like I have an oil leak, maybe from between the head and block, also some kind of fluid was coming out from in between the engine and transmisison, not cool.
Since the last update I overhauled my cooling system by replacing my cut up hose pieces with some silicone 90s, a 45, and straight. I also bought a “beader” for my aluminum pipes, to help make a better seal. I finished it off with t-bolt clamps to not cut into the silicone.
Next project is going to be a filter setup for the ITBs that allows me to use the T3 velocity stacks I’ve had sitting around since 2005. My current K&N filters are not the right size for the stacks.
The filter and plate showed up today based on input in burdickjp’s thread and a quick test fit showed everything should fit nicely even with the new strut bar. I also took a shot of the stack in the filter, Pipercross suggests at least 19mm from the stack to the filter, got that covered.
Got the stacks and filter installed today!
For reference I ordered the C604D filter and C6006 blank plate. I hope to get the holes cut tomorrow at work for the throttle bodies and mounting screws.
Since the last post I purchased another C-160 transmission, got it modded, and mated up to the motor. I was able to repair the wheel bearing and that seems to be working well. I also dropped the gas tank, checked that it was clean inside, and re installed it. The motor is now installed and the car runs. Today I got the tags registered and I can drive it on the road. For pictures of the progress click on the “repair photos” link to the right.