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AnsweredHot!Lumix's 1997 MR2 Bathurst (New pics)

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Re: Lumix's 1997 MR2 Bathurst (New pics) 2020/01/05 20:04:00 (permalink)
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Photo from 2019
 

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Re: Lumix's 1997 MR2 Bathurst (New pics) 2020/01/05 22:42:39 (permalink)
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I'd hate to park my car next to yours. Yours looks like it rolled off the showroom floor 2 minutes ago.
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Re: Lumix's 1997 MR2 Bathurst (New pics) 2020/01/07 23:49:20 (permalink)
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SW20R.
I'd hate to park my car next to yours. Yours looks like it rolled off the showroom floor 2 minutes ago.

Thanks SW20R., but please park next to me! I love to chat about cars. Red paint is very awarding to polish. It comes up tops.

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Re: Lumix's 1997 MR2 Bathurst (New pics) 2020/02/09 12:19:30 (permalink)
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Tackled the fuel pump change last weekend with OEM goodies. Big shout out to Eric for sharing his knowledge, workshop and time. It was a great feeling being able to cross that job off the list. As Doug suggested the high pressure hose from the union near engine mount across to fuel filter was impossible to undo. Car is running well.
 

 

 

 

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Re: Lumix's 1997 MR2 Bathurst (New pics) 2020/02/09 21:40:58 (permalink)
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Ah good call, I'm very nervous about my fuel pump going, I'm not ready for another big job. Was it as painful as everyone says it is? I can imagine the hoist was a great help and glad to hear it's running great now. 

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Re: Lumix's 1997 MR2 Bathurst (New pics) 2020/02/10 11:41:19 (permalink)
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The original plan was to do it on the ground. Let's just say I'm glad that did not happen as it would of taken me a few days and a fair bit of frustration. The hoist allows for clear vision, ease of access, you can walk the length of the car and remove a layer of bolts in one pass (E.G. entire underbody plastics off within couple of minutes). Also having someone that has done it before makes the process infinitely smoother. The tank was out within the hour. We were able to leave the coolant lines connected and push them aside to drop the tank. Replace as many fuel hoses as you can because they will be old and hard. It will make the process of reconnecting the fuel hoses easier and give you piece of mind for the future. It was a bit fiddly getting the tank back into the right position and connecting the hoses to the evap vent. Again, having exta helping hands is invaluable.
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Re: Lumix's 1997 MR2 Bathurst (New pics) 2020/02/11 14:38:54 (permalink)
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Good work boys! Love the hoist too.

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Re: Lumix's 1997 MR2 Bathurst (New pics) 2020/02/11 15:17:01 (permalink)
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Lumix

It was a bit fiddly getting the tank back into the right position and connecting the hoses to the evap vent. Again, having exta helping hands is invaluable.


 
Ah yes, that accursed evap vent searator thingo.
For anyone contemplating this job, when I did my car, when re-assembling I made the mistake of not connecting the evap hoses before raising the tank fully in place. Almost impossible to fit them if you do it that way.
 
Yes, a hoist is really needed for this job, since most jack stands won't give enough underneath clearance to manouver the tank out.
Anyway, congratulations on a job well done!
 

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Re: Lumix's 1997 MR2 Bathurst (New pics) 2020/02/12 16:57:41 (permalink)
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Well done Guys
Seriously looking at getting a hoist the amount of times I have my cars off the ground.
How do you rate the HAPP hoist ?

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Re: Lumix's 1997 MR2 Bathurst (New pics) 2020/02/12 17:04:23 (permalink)
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Fast Eddie
Well done Guys
Seriously looking at getting a hoist the amount of times I have my cars off the ground.
How do you rate the HAPP hoist ?


Eddie,

I love it. Got it as part of the early adopter program for $2300.

Love working on cars now

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Re: Lumix's 1997 MR2 Bathurst (New pics) 2020/03/15 23:22:09 (permalink)
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I had been toying with the idea of retiring the MR2 from daily driving duties for months. I finally made the decision and bought a VW Golf GTI MK5. The MR2 is now parked up in the garage for the days I want to use it.
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Re: Lumix's 1997 MR2 Bathurst (New pics) 2020/03/16 07:25:22 (permalink)
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Great idea having a reliable Toyota parked up ready to save the day when the European crap falls to bits.
How many kms. on the good car now?
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Re: Lumix's 1997 MR2 Bathurst (New pics) 2020/03/16 12:24:21 (permalink)
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Hit this number at the start of March. 
 

 
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Re: Lumix's 1997 MR2 Bathurst (New pics) 2020/03/16 22:33:23 (permalink)
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My reliable Korean car hit 50k this week... Three years.

15 years would only have it as a 2006 release... Your MR2 is 25 years right? Good bloody innings.
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Re: Lumix's 1997 MR2 Bathurst (New pics) 2020/03/18 19:57:04 (permalink)
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The SW20 is 23 years old. It's still making me smile when I look into the garage.
 

 
Golf GTI MK5 is 2007 model. It's nice to drive in the traffic. Comfortable and surprisingly quick!
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