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Maybe until i put on that big turbo...(very soon):biggrin::biggrin:

Yup, today went to the exhaust shop at sunway for intercooler installation matter..i think will pasang it tomorrow morning..price reasonable as you mentioned before..

Also went to the tyre shop (Ah Meng), aiks..the work meister 18' SOLD to skyline fellow just past few days ago ....:banghead::banghead:

Anyhow, thanks for your info..
 

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lol,no 1 got BOV/SQV blitz type 1 meh? n i m looking for used wastegate,TIAL or HKS,who got please do sell me ler,i need for my evo 1,thx thx
max,i gut 1 unit wastegate tial ori..bought new just used for 2 month..if ur interested pls do pm me..
 

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My MR2 story…

As some of you already know I’ve decided to sell my SW20 and move on to a new project. What car exactly I don’t know yet... I’m still thinking about it

But for those who are still not sure about their SW20’s well, trust me when I say you can’t really find a car to replace it. I’ve been reading up and talking to a lot of people, but I keep hearing about ‘flaws’ in my other options for my next project car. I’m talking about cars which fall in the same category or similar price range of course.

The SW20 has the power, weight advantage, reliability, fuel efficiency, attitude (good and bad) and stunning good looks to wrap up the package. The SW20 is a great car.

All in all I had a great experience in owning an iconic mid engine sports car. So if your hesitating, don’t! Go ahead and buy one.

And even as I type this I’m planning a come back one day to the realm of the mid engine wonder :-)

I tot I’ll share.
 

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I am rebuilding my SW20 245 engine. Since Open up the engine;

1) Thinking send for balancing. Do you know roughly how much normally charge?

2) How other things u will recommend me to do to increase the responsive of the engine? (In fairly cost or value for money job):hmmmm::hmmmm:



:adore::adore::adore::adore::adore::adore::adore:
 

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1) few hundred...but u need to prepare all the parts b4 u can send it to balancing

2)change forged 87mm piston.....not more than RM2300 1 set.....cheaper than most car......
 

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1) few hundred...but u need to prepare all the parts b4 u can send it to balancing RM900 also few hundred la...

2)change forged 87mm piston.....not more than RM2300 1 set.....cheaper than most car......
RM2000...?? :deal::help::stickyman:Can not afford that la.

Oh, am thinking to weld the oil temp sensor socket into the oil sump too. Any idea where can get the socket? Is it universal?
 
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should be around 500-700 for balancing....i balanced my 20v few years back was 400++
 

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Guys, how to visually check if the gearbox is for Turbo model or not? How to differentiate Turbo and NA gearbox?
 

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big n small.....turbo driveshaft also bigger, inside shaft also bigger.....
 

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was testing the car last nite. experience once that the accelerator stuck for a while when i step on it, any sifu can help me on what to check on? thanks...
 

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yeah inspect the cable if snapped or flared. change it
Make sure the throttle body has a smooth action.

Bump: yeah inspect the cable if snapped or flared. change it
Make sure the throttle body has a smooth action.
 

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yn hell.....bring it for autox this sunday......:biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:
 

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Who's going? I'll bring my boat? don't bully me ah first time and usless hard tires...

Bump: Who's going? I'll bring my boat? don't bully me ah first time and usless hard tires...
 

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i'm going with my burger & silly car...:thefinger::thefinger::thefinger:

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It is in Shah Alam opposite the stadium go-kart car park. You should try yours in the car park not on the road.:rolleyes:
 
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FYI guys, lets do something again...

Hi Marcus,

I hope you are well, just a little note to say that I'm looking for new MR2s to feature in MR2 Only Magazine, particularly modified SW20s and ZZW30s, if you could let club members know that would be great!

Also keep us updated on any meets you guys have!

All the best

Steve Bishop
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MR2 Only Magazine
 

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hey guys need a help here. my sw20 mr2 has been displaying discharging warning light, but then all fuses are fine, could it be the alternator? anyone can point the exact location of the alternator (im pretty much a newbie in mr2) and can anyone suggest any possible problems if it is not the alternator's?
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Bump: hey guys need a help here. my sw20 mr2 has been displaying discharging warning light, but then all fuses are fine, could it be the alternator? anyone can point the exact location of the alternator (im pretty much a newbie in mr2) and can anyone suggest any possible problems if it is not the alternator's?
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Hey graham,

The alternator is located on the right of the engine (when your facing it) you will notice all the belts there and one chunk of metal which looks like this (see link)

If your alternator is already faulty better to change it before it gives you some real problem. A used alternator is not expensive, can still be obtained form some of the chop shops or members in this forum. Battery warning light can be low batt voltage or faulty alternator.

e.g engine bay (alternator is under the timer belt cover)
http://mr2.noegruts.com/engine/engine01.jpg

e.g. alternator
http://www.compact4wd.com/rav4oz/PublicDownloads/andrew/3S-GTE engine/Fitting/alternator.jpg
 

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Want buy MR2 - Auto

Hi, there, I am looking for MR2 SW20 NA, Auto. If you plan to sell your car, please contact me. 0122988659
Thanks.


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that engine bay picture with text really is useful for me. Thanks a million :wavey:

Bump: that engine bay picture with text really is useful for me. Thanks a million :wavey:
 

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Re: Want buy MR2 - Auto

update....

want to make color collection la. haha.:rofl::rofl::rofl:
 

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Re: Want buy MR2 - Auto

i'm going to buy 1 soon next week maybe or next month.......:rofl::rofl::rofl:
 

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Re: Want buy MR2 - Auto

hi bro ,

to let you guys know that in planning to let my MR2 go . got other forms of
commitment . below are the details of my mr2

color : red
year : 1991
engine : stock 225 turbo
bodykit : trd + both side scoop
conditon : been using for past 2 years and clock less than 15k . only use for
balik kampung (malacca) and TT. engine never fail and in fact the timing belt
and cluth plate change when i bought it. Other stuff also work well ie aircond
lighting, brake (ABS) etc
document : complete
price : 39K (nego )

to know more details, pm 012-6937650 tq
 

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Any MR2 SW20 NA Auto forsale?

Hello guys.
Looking for this model...

Can just pm me or text me at 013-6010121.tQ.
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Re: Any MR2 SW20 NA Auto forsale?

Most NA turned turbo...hehe:biggrin:

Seriously, not many NA auto active in this group except one or two diehards rest just treat them like any other car
 

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Re: Any MR2 SW20 NA Auto forsale?

Most NA turned turbo...hehe:biggrin:

Seriously, not many NA auto active in this group except one or two diehards rest just treat them like any other car
Yeah sure that bro...
Anyway bro 1st bump here...:biggrin:
 

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i also want.....na better......hahahah:rofl::rofl::rofl:
 

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Re: Any MR2 SW20 NA Auto forsale?

think there is one for sale.. search Mudah.com.my
 

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NA more better?
what's wrong with Turbos bro... :stupid:

maybe coz i got 1 mr2 245hp halfcut standby d......:thefinger::thefinger:

Bump: saw lots of mr2 bodykit in mudah too but seller din put contact no there......worry ppl know his no i guess.....

Bump: saw lots of mr2 bodykit in mudah too but seller din put contact no there......worry ppl know his no i guess.....
 

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Re: Any MR2 SW20 NA Auto forsale?

Saw a Red T-roof, MR2 auto for sale around my dealer's place in Ipoh. According to the used car boss, the car belongs to him previously, and he has advertised in Mudah.com.my(probably the one GroundZro mentioned) . Maybe u can try ur luck calling him at 012 519 2329, Low. Btw he's willing to sell it around 36k. :)
 

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Re: Any MR2 SW20 NA Auto forsale?

Guys,
In my opinion...RM36K for NA i think it's too high.
 

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hi,frens..
i m getting to buy a mr2 1990 turbo version.
rm50k..is it reasonable price?

Bump: hi,frens..
i m getting to buy a mr2 1990 turbo version.
rm50k..is it reasonable price?