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AnsweredHot!Matt's 1990 JDM SW20 Turbo MR2

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Re: Matt's 1990 JDM SW20 Turbo MR2 2016/03/04 10:59:50 (permalink)
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Yeah good call on the 'Hoses from hell'.  Now's the time to do it.
BTW: Those cheap aftermarket dump gaskets are rubbish.  If you can, replace it with a factory one, you'll never have the problem again ;-)
Its also pays to inspect your dump pipe whilst its off, they often get little cracks around or from the weld joints.
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Re: Matt's 1990 JDM SW20 Turbo MR2 2016/03/04 17:01:04 (permalink)
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Just go to MTQ for a Sonic Performance metal gasket, or I have one that I did not use as I changed turbo model. The one in the picture are cheap chinese made ones.
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Re: Matt's 1990 JDM SW20 Turbo MR2 2016/03/04 20:13:11 (permalink)
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Yea a fellow MR2 guy told me about the hose, it'll be here on Tuesday. My OEM gasket will be here in 2 weeks fortunately the local stealership hired someone with half a brain so getting the parts was easy. Too many people have said to use the OEM gasket so that's what i'll do. The dump is only 10,000kms old so no cracks or signs of wear yet.

Today's problem was to replace the slave cylinder. What a ***** of a job the two 12mm bolts that hold it to the box are impossible to get in, shall have to try again tomorrow.

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Re: Matt's 1990 JDM SW20 Turbo MR2 2016/03/06 20:33:23 (permalink)
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Alright after lots of screwing about (quite literally) I finally got the 12mm bolts in to hold the slave to the box. Many rejoicing was had. I then put the master cylinder in and also found out that the front engine mount has a tear in it, So I'm just going to fill it with sikaflex 252 untill I decide to go with poly mounts or otherwise, worked fine on my friends Adub haha. 

Tomorrows challenge: Bleeding the clutch 

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Re: Matt's 1990 JDM SW20 Turbo MR2 2016/03/15 22:38:33 (permalink)
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This is a good build thread, always more fun doing it yourself, ive had similar problems with my car too, same year and its turbo, took me a week to take out my blown turbo and put a new one in, now coolant is slowly leaking from somewhere so gotta fix that next. long way til my car is aesthetically pleasing but yours looks nice, keep up the build man!
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Re: Matt's 1990 JDM SW20 Turbo MR2 2016/03/25 23:05:37 (permalink)
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Thanks man, yea I don't mind fixing things myself I get way more satisfaction out of doing it and its the best feeling when its fixed. Great to hear I'm in the same boat with some like minded Sdub enthusiasts these cars really are an emotional roller coaster haha. Have to catch up at Toyotafest or something :p I'll go to MCM nats this year. 

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Re: Matt's 1990 JDM SW20 Turbo MR2 2016/03/25 23:22:28 (permalink)
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When I took off the old master cylinder it was really gross and some sludge came out, definitely not something you want to see in your clutch system:



I also got a picture of the engine mount, it was ripped on one side but then I just loaded the whole thing with polyurethane sikaflex 252. The car feels so much better now, particularly when I rest my hand on the shift lever it doesn't bounce around with peddle movement anymore:



I might have to do the others, I didn't get a chance to inspect. Now the hose from hell!! this was indeed as the name suggested however having the dump off made it a lot easier. I'm grateful for other sdub owners telling me to do it now. In the picture you can see the hose from hell in red and the hose from hell on earth in blue. I just cut the red one and used engine oil to lube the new one into place, took me a while to work out how toyota had supplied those clips but it was a simple 'fit the pipe, use pliers to pull clip holders off' and the job was done. A lot of stuffing around to get it where I wanted it though. The pipe in the blue was more troublesome at the end because you can see the previous owner must have lost the plier clamp and put on a hose clamp which meant that when I was putting it back together I had to use pliers with 2 degrees of movement to do the screw up. It's probably not torqued to spec but seems to be fine.

 
While waiting for the new gasket I painted the rocker cover so it went from this horrible chev orange:

 
To this:

 
I think it looks much nicer. I also ordered some goodies and took a picture of the cams because why not:

 

 
That gauge was damn expensive haha but it looks great in the factory spot. Fortunately the new quality gasket arrived and while it fits it had one too many holes :/ maybe toyodiy let me down I did say 1995 GTE :/ I think its the celica gasket:

 
Getting those dump pipe bolts back on at the bottom was impossible as you couldn't get a ring spanner or socket onto them as it wouldn't clear the pipe so I had to improvise, not all heros wear capes:

 
It certainly worked. I'd love to meet the guy who thought making the bottom of a dump pipe like this was a great idea:

 
While I was there I did the spark plugs, seems to be running fine, if anything a little rich?

 
And very soon I'll change the gearbox fluid and coolant with some decent stuff:

 
 
 
 

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Re: Matt's 1990 JDM SW20 Turbo MR2 2016/03/25 23:29:41 (permalink)
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Bled the clutch myself using a reverse bleeding method I strongly suggest this for MR2 owners as it was bled within 10min. I might do a write up on it because I haven't seen it done before but basically you drain the system then with a syringe you push fluid through the bleed valve and back through the system until the master cylinder overflows. Because the bleed on an MR2 is at the bottom of the system this works amazingly. You'll be there all day using a one man bleed kit. 

Also sad news. Got a power steering warning light and lack of power steeringng twice in the past week :(. Looked on line and the ignition off and on for 20 times seems to fix the issue temporarily but I'm not sure what the best way is to fix it. Just clean the PS ECU connectors?
 

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Re: Matt's 1990 JDM SW20 Turbo MR2 2016/05/21 17:01:03 (permalink)
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So bit of an update, I've had some mods sitting on the shelf and so I invited some mates around to help me install them. We did: Boost gauge, chrome dash bezel's, CF hydrodipped dash, fake momo gear knob, new red stitched shift boot, LED dash lights, LED interior lights, New PS relay, New side engine mount, Oil Change (Valvoline 10W-50 fully synthetic) and gearbox oil change (redline MT90).
 
Didn't get through all of it in one day but its all back up and running now :D. Can happily report that the car must be on the Aus computer as the boost gauge will only ever read 7-8psi. 

The engine mount on the side is a pain in the ass with that intercooler in the way, and that won't come out without taking its shroud off which is also a pain in the ass. It was easiest to damage the intercooler a bit with the rattle gun and use a uni-joint to do up the bolts holding it all together. The engine still moves around a little I may have to inspect some more mounts to ensure its all good. The redline oil seems to have made a big difference with 2nd gear, it'll still crunch if you abuse it but general fast shifting is a ok now. It's a bit weird with a smaller shift knob. I'll have to get used to it till I can find a genuine toyota knob from a rev5. 

Anyway pictures:

 

 

 

 

 
It does look like there are some hot spots and while yes they are there, its not as bad as the photo makes out. I will fix that in the future along with the alignment of the boost guage which is off by half a mil. I also need to work out how to get my dimmer switch working. The car never came with a switch to dim the dash so I got a switch from another MR2 but can't seem to find the wire that plugs into the back of it. My steering column wiring is a nightmare. I'll have to spend a day working it all out. 

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Re: Matt's 1990 JDM SW20 Turbo MR2 2016/05/21 19:18:26 (permalink)
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Nice car, my favourite colour too.
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Re: Matt's 1990 JDM SW20 Turbo MR2 2016/05/21 19:32:39 (permalink)
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Lots of great updates!

There is an extensive build thread for my car here: http://www.mr2australia.com/mr2play/tm.aspx?m=18316
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Re: Matt's 1990 JDM SW20 Turbo MR2 2016/05/21 19:35:54 (permalink)
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Where'd you get the chrome bezels from? I got some years ago that look like laser (or something similar) cut and are a bit rough for my liking. Yours look nicely rounded and clean.
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Re: Matt's 1990 JDM SW20 Turbo MR2 2016/05/21 20:46:35 (permalink)
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New LEDs look great - I wanted to put new 'Cool White' LEDs in my dash but I'm worried that my center console will look really dull/outdated in comparison. 

Which interior lights did you replace? I was considering doing mine sometime soon as well as a way of "modernizing" the interior a little


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Re: Matt's 1990 JDM SW20 Turbo MR2 2016/05/22 12:35:19 (permalink)
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Nice car, my favourite colour too.

Thanks man, the red is growing on me. Although if I was to respray I think I'd go a gunmetal grey. Still in love with the red for now though haha
 
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Where'd you get the chrome bezels from? I got some years ago that look like laser (or something similar) cut and are a bit rough for my liking. Yours look nicely rounded and clean.

Quality eBay spec bezels, here is the link (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/FITS-89-00-TOYOTA-MR2-MK2-SW20-SW21-ALUMINIUM-DIAL-RINGS-SET-/280746964377?hash=item415dd2b599&_uhb=1). They are a bit pricey though. 
 
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New LEDs look great - I wanted to put new 'Cool White' LEDs in my dash but I'm worried that my center console will look really dull/outdated in comparison. 

Which interior lights did you replace? I was considering doing mine sometime soon as well as a way of "modernizing" the interior a little

Yep my console does look heaps outdated now. I will eventually work out a way to fix the backlighting of the AC unit, probably be the same day I tidy up the mess of wires back there. The leds I did were the two map readers (not as bright as I expected) and the red courtesy lights on the doors and dash lights for the interior. I also upgraded the parker lights, reversing lights, brake lights and number plate lights on the outside. I'll have to grab pictures of those as well. 

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Lots of great updates!

Thanks Man, your dash was what I was looking at to get mine perfect. I used the same LED's but I didn't sand or use paper to fix hot spots. This will all be done in the future. 

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Re: Matt's 1990 JDM SW20 Turbo MR2 2016/05/22 21:22:49 (permalink)
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Yep my console does look heaps outdated now. I will eventually work out a way to fix the backlighting of the AC unit, probably be the same day I tidy up the mess of wires back there. The leds I did were the two map readers (not as bright as I expected) and the red courtesy lights on the doors and dash lights for the interior. I also upgraded the parker lights, reversing lights, brake lights and number plate lights on the outside. I'll have to grab pictures of those as well. 


Unfortunately from what I have read, it's not as simple as replacing the console 'bulbs'. It's all built into a circuit board or something - I don't really know. I just know it ain't easy haha

Bit of a shame because the car could definitely use a freshen up haha. Would you be able to link me to where you bought all your lights from? I was really interested in doing mine but didn't know where to start looking for the parts (I assume bay-of-E, but I don't know what to search for)




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