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2014/04/15 17:45:11 (permalink)
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RIX MR2

This is my SW20. It's a 97 Bathurst that is totally original atm. I picked it up in February with only 125,000kms on it.
Many changes are planned, with a BEAMS half cut arriving soon. Funds are limited, so things will take time.
Rick


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    MR2QIK
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    Re: RIX MR2 2014/04/15 18:25:06 (permalink)
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    Looks great. Take care of it & it should get even better.

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    320rwkw @ 19psi (pump fuel, no giggle gas)
    11.96 @ 116mph (with 228rwkw)
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    Re: RIX MR2 2014/04/15 18:36:24 (permalink)
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    Looks very clean indeed. I think you snagged a bit of a bargain there Rick.  
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    Re: RIX MR2 2014/04/25 18:29:19 (permalink)
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    My Beams half cut has arrived, now the fun begins!
     




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    Re: RIX MR2 2014/04/25 18:57:46 (permalink)
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    I like where this is going!
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    Re: RIX MR2 2014/04/25 19:51:02 (permalink)
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    Party time begins!
     
    My first recommendation is that you get the exhaust heat shields and bolts ceramic coated before you do the swap. Doesn't cost too much and the shields look much better in matte black than corroded silver.
     
    Have fun  
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    Re: RIX MR2 2014/04/25 20:34:52 (permalink)
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    I was thinking of getting them ceramic coated silver. Any idea how much it costs?
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    Re: RIX MR2 2014/04/25 21:07:55 (permalink)
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    I had mine done at this place in Sydney:  http://www.performancecoating.com.au/
     
    I can't remember off the top of my head how much it was, but I think it was around $160-180, or possibly even a little less. If you email them photos of the parts, they'll be able to do a quote using those.
     
    Mandalay would know of some places in Melbourne that do it too. As you can see by his photos, he's had a lot done!
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    Re: RIX MR2 2014/04/26 11:48:35 (permalink)
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    Awesome.

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    320rwkw @ 19psi (pump fuel, no giggle gas)
    11.96 @ 116mph (with 228rwkw)
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    Re: RIX MR2 2014/04/26 19:10:12 (permalink)
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    Thanks guys,
     
    Any recommendations as to things i should do before fitting the Beams? I plan on replacing belts, oil filter and plugs. Is it worth flushing the engine before putting new oil in?
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    Re: RIX MR2 2014/04/26 20:41:55 (permalink)
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    If the engine is out. I would strip it, have it chemically cleaned, put a set of rings and bearing, belts etc then install it. Looks like a great build. I drove Tree's car a while ago with the same engine. Great little package.


     

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    Re: RIX MR2 2014/04/27 13:55:53 (permalink)
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    I found the receipt for the ceramic coating of the exhaust shields and bolts. It was actually just $65!
     
    Re, things to do while engine is out. If you're not up for a rebuild at the level B24 is suggesting, I'd recommend you do a 100,00K service:
     
    1. Replace the timing belt. This is the one I bought from Fensport in the UK
    http://www.fensport.co.uk/Parts/Model_47/Category_8/72
    2. New cam belt idler bearing and tensioner (I bought through Toyota Australia, 21 day delivery from Japan)
    3. New water pump (also from Toyota Australia)
    4. New spark plugs
    5. Oil and oil filter
    6. Air filter (I'm using K&N HighFlow replacement reusable Air Filter 33-2052 
    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/K-N-REPLACEMENT-AIR-FILTER-1991-1996-TOYOTA-CAMRY-2-2L-4CYL-EFI-KN-33-2052-/141165435111?pt=AU_Car_Parts_Accessories&hash=item20de1d98e7&_uhb=1
    7. Fuel filter
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    Re: RIX MR2 2014/04/27 14:25:07 (permalink)
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    Thanks guys, I'll probably go with the 100,000 km service. Supposedly the engine has only done 47,000 kms, but I'd prefer to err on the side of caution.
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    Re: RIX MR2 2014/04/27 22:41:03 (permalink)
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    Maybe inspect the clutch for good measure and possibly replace coolant pipes
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    Re: RIX MR2 2014/04/28 09:42:23 (permalink)
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    Maybe change the thermostat too while it's easy & potentially save yourself heartbreak in the future.
     
    Changing coolant pipes not a bad idea either, Toyota OEM pipes aren't expensive.

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