A fair warning: what follows is full of philosophy and the like.
I came up with this the other day while walking back home with my better half. Once you read it you might think we are some insane frigid couple that frequently attends philosophical debates and talks about the juxtaposition of a sculpture made of coat hangers. The reality is we enjoy watching TV and eating junk food. Continue reading The value of things
After a grueling 10 hour struggle and bucket loads of oil, coolant and grease residue in my hair and other parts of my body I managed to drop the engine (my chain hoist died mid-way and I had to juggle it down using two floor jacks – a nightmare!)
Continue reading I dropped the engine, now what?
We are all burdened with dullness and repetitiveness on a daily basis. The main source of which is usually the work we do for a living. Continue reading Why is it good to have a hobby?
In order to fulfil my plan for my MR2 I had to start with a quite difficult and daunting task – Removing the engine from my MR2
Continue reading How to Remove the engine from an MR2 mk1
So… I have been tinkering around the MR2 here and there. I managed to resolve the idle problem. The engine no longer cuts off after idling for a few minutes, but now it idles around 1200 rpm. This most likely means that I have a bad or dirty ISCV (idle speed control valve). Continue reading The die is cast – a full restoration is in order
This is a simple one.
It won’t improve the looks of your MR2 but it will make you feel good knowing you don’t have that disgusting rusty plate and ancient gunked up grease underneath your shifter gaiter /cover.
Watch the video to see how it’s done. Continue reading How to: MR2 mk1 shifter refurb
A lot of MR2 mk1 owners seem to be troubled by idle related problems. I was no exception. The problems can be different: High idle, engine dies right after it starts, rough idle, etc. Continue reading How to: Fix idle related issues on an mr2 mk1 and other 4A-GE cars
I woke up the next morning after buying the MR2 with a smile. It was daylight and it was finally time take good look at it in peace.
I took it for a wash and took a bunch of pictures.
Here’s my MR2’s very first photo-shoot (and here’s its first baby tooth). Continue reading A new start for an old MR2
Read part 1 here
I planned out the trip to go buy the MR2 without telling anyone but a very good friend. The plan was for him to drive me there and I would come back in the MR2.
I called the MR2 owner a few times beforehand and arranged everything. The car was driveable. Hadn’t been started for a year, but he assured me it was driveable. It was all i needed. Continue reading How I bought the dream part 2
Armed with the basic info on the mr2 I decided to go check out the two MR2 mk1 on offer in my country. Continue reading How I bought the dream – part 1