MR2 Guest Book - December 1997
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Mon Dec 1 02:00:58 1997
I really enjoed visiting your site. I always dreamed about owning a Mister 2 and now I have mine.
Mon Dec 1 06:43:46 1997
Gordon Tyrrell (dialup-249.dublin.iol.ie)
Yo American MR2 drivers. What's the idea of the N/A MR2 engine over there. I read it's a 2.2 litre???? 135bhp engine??? are the emission laws that bad over there? Everywhere else it's the 3S-GE 2.0 litre 168bhp model. Can you get this model in the US?? (just wondering)
Mon Dec 1 11:11:39 1997
Ian Gopez (fcla-3.lib.fsu.edu)
For all interested in MR2 gatherings and meets in the North and Central Florida area email me here or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mon Dec 1 12:49:54 1997
Hector Zarzuela (1Cust83.max2.new-york.ny.ms.uu.net)
Great site -Does anyone know of any Corrolla Sites email me at Hecsr5@hotmail.com
Mon Dec 1 14:05:08 1997
i really think the MR2 is the best car out there. why the
hell did they take it off the U.S. Market?? anyway, i'm
looking for a 1995 (Mark II) Black/Dark Blue MR2. if anyone
is selling it, please email me. thanks and may the MR2
Mon Dec 1 16:15:30 1997
David Morgan (ravedave.demon.co.uk)
I've just bought my (first) MR2. A 1995 Tbar with 10K on the clock, CD, Aircon etc. Coming from a Diesal background, this car is just pure FUN!!!. (..But not as fast as your jap import Rob!).
Mon Dec 1 21:03:18 1997
Brian Habich (node241-16.dorms.db.erau.edu)
i think that it is ideal that the MR2 was taken off the US market because it just makes the ones that we own more "One of a kind" If there were more MR2s out there then people wouldnt turn there heads as much. It is very rare that you see a Ferreri and it is also very rare that you see an MR2. Our cars are unique, lets keep it that way. i love when people watch my car as i speed by. email me if you want to know about my performance rebuilt engine. Cya
Tue Dec 2 00:42:59 1997
Bill McConnell (hd63-112.hil.compuserve.com)
Owner of a recently acquired 1991 MR2 in very good condition
Tue Dec 2 09:06:04 1997
Gordon Tyrrell (dialup-266.dublin.iol.ie)
I'm looking for info on reducing the weight of my '95 GTS turbo. Anybopdy got any ideas without making the car unsellable for the future. I'm looking to get rid of about 200-300lbs from the kerb weight (not my own weight).
Tue Dec 2 12:16:40 1997
Ed Ferguson (dhcp324.hsc.edu)
AAAAHHH!!!! a few months ago my brother destroyed my 91 turbo. he flipped it, end over end, 3 times!!!! luckily he survived with a broken rib, even though i wanted to kill him. anyway, i bought a 95 integra gs-r, thinking i would be happy with something almost as quick but loads more practical. WRONG!!!!! I've learned the error of my ways and am now in search a a new MR2. i just had to tell someone...
Tue Dec 2 12:38:15 1997
Hey!! Hey !!!! Read this one. I'm a bit crazy! Why? Because I'm Selling me 91' Turbo T-top(Its Blaaaack!~) CHEAP $8000. Oh yeah, it has a bunch of miles but is in great shape. 303-359-7469
Tue Dec 2 14:12:14 1997
Dan Wetherbee (erchh001.nt.com)
Purchased 1986 MR2 11/97. Need more info on this car and would like to increase performance.
Tue Dec 2 22:44:49 1997
this is a very nice web site.i have had my 91 mr2 for about a year and it is so hard to find info on it. thanks for providing this site
Wed Dec 3 10:36:42 1997
James S. Lynge (lyngej.ple.af.mil)
Wed Dec 3 11:07:19 1997
Koi Uy (ww-te06.proxy.aol.com)
Wed Dec 3 12:58:58 1997
Scott Snyder (ww-tp06.proxy.aol.com)
Dedicated to Porsche but loving my 85 mr2,bought it 13 months ago w/116K currently at 147K and still not one problem yet!! If you know
of any good roads in nor.cal please let me know!
Wed Dec 3 16:37:44 1997
Bjorn Broekmans (twepc22.vub.ac.be)
Belgian owner of an MR2 series 2
Wed Dec 3 21:33:01 1997
I here you can buy a Paxton supercharger for your 91+NA 2.2 MR2. Is there any truth to this and has anyone done it yet?
Wed Dec 3 23:12:04 1997
John McKinney (hsh29-76.flash.net)
Looking forward to driving/buying an MR2.
Thu Dec 4 02:43:50 1997
Kim Lehiö (hws165.kyamk.fi)
I am currently driving a opel calibra but thinking of chancing it to something more fun. I was thinking of turboed mr 2.
Thu Dec 4 13:40:17 1997
Gordon Tyrrell (dialup-217.dublin.iol.ie)
Does anyone know of an Greddy supplier in Europe please. I've been looking for weeks now and can't get any info.
Thu Dec 4 18:33:49 1997
Sidney Cole (webproxy.airtouch.com)
On the 23rd of November I left a message that I wanted to buy a MR2 Turbo 91 or newer. This past Saturday (November 30)I finally found one. The car is a dream, it handles and responds like nothing I've driven before. It is going to take some getting used to but I'm looking forward to it!!!!!
Thu Dec 4 19:49:55 1997
Beau Shaw (tcs1-41.netwalk.net)
Is there any poor souls out there who have to get rid or their MKII turbo because they need a back seat, bad weather or high insurance? If so I have a proposition for you. I am looking to get a MR2 soon and would consider trading my Isuzu Impulse RS. For those of you who do not know The Impulse RS is a 1.6 liter turbo with all wheel drive, and the suspension was designed by Lotus. It has a passable back seat and it is great in snow. I know it is no MR2 but it is allot better than a four door. For more information email me at email@example.com.
Thu Dec 4 23:58:12 1997
Erich Englmann (dial58.pineland.net)
I have a 1987 MR2 that I purchased from the original owner in 1986. The car has 180,000 miles on it. It drives well but needs some work. It is not rusty, but the frunt spoiler is damaged on the left side(probably a parking block). I need the part. If anyone cane help me, send a message.
Long live the MR2.
Fri Dec 5 00:07:47 1997
Ed Ferguson (dhcp324.hsc.edu)
if there's anyone whose selling a 91 or newer turbo with less than 70k miles, please email me. thanx
Fri Dec 5 00:10:15 1997
James Maresco (pm3-1-13.stratos.net)
I own a silver 1987 MK1 and a white 1992 MK2
Fri Dec 5 05:59:59 1997
Ricky Manic (wwwcache0.lmu.ac.uk)
Hi, this is Ricky. I'd like to say that I think that Toyota MR2's are brilliant, and I am going to buy one when I get older. If anyone has any good pictures of the MR2, could you send them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org, as I am a big fan!
Fri Dec 5 10:58:00 1997
A really good site for all MR2 owners
Fri Dec 5 12:36:20 1997
GARY D. HOFFBAUER (ww-tb01.proxy.aol.com)
WE RECENTLY PURCHASED A BEAUTIFUL 1987 MR2 WITH ONLY 45k MILES. AFTER DRIVING THE CAR (FUN) I STARTED
READING UP ON THE "RACING" HISTORY OF THE CAR. I FOUND OUT THAT THE RETAIL ENGINE IS THE SAME AS THE 900 HORSE POWER RACING ENGINE, EXCEPT FOR THE PISTONS AND PISTON RODS. THE STOCK VALVE TRAIN IS USED ON THE 900 HP.RACING ENGINE. PRETTY IMPRESSIVE.
Fri Dec 5 13:40:13 1997
Dan Wetherbee (erchh001.nt.com)
Denver, Colorado USA. Topic: Synthetic oil, Aamco Transmission. I previously signed the guest book, but after reading other comments, thought I would share some of my recent vehicle experiences in the hopes it may benefit someone else.
I recently (last month) purchased an '86 MR2 and after the John Elway Toyota dealership had checked the car over and pronounced it in great shape, I took it to Grease Monkey to have the oil changed and fluids checked. I asked about synthetic oil (I want this car to last a long time) and they asked if it leaked oil (it didn't) and told me since the MR2 was under 100,000 miles (97,000) it was OK (per guidelines given them by their Mobile One representative) to change to synthetic oil. A few days later I took it up in the mountains (150 mile roundtrip). There was a LOT of oil blow-by. Oil spots ALL over the back of the car and the brand new chrome exhaust tips were ringed with oil. I researched the web on synthetic oil and found lots of information, but couldn't find any actual hands-on experience with synthetic oil. Auto Zone gave me a number for Pennzoil tech support (800-373-5823). The guy who answered was extremely helpful and informative. He indicated that engines sh!
ould optimally be changed to synthetic oil only between 10,000 and 40,000 miles and that, in fact, I could potentially be DAMAGING my engine by running it with synthetic oil at this stage of its life (something to do with the oil barrier between the metal parts with synthetic oil was thinner than what the engine was accustomed to). I went back to Grease Monkey, showed them the oil on the car and they replaced the synthetic with 10w-30 (Pennzoil @ my request due to the help of the Pennzoil tech) @ no charge (after several vigorous discussions). After the change they also reported that the oil pan had been leaking (I assume because of the change to the synthetic oil). I have experienced no leakage since changing back to mineral oil.
Fri Dec 5 13:41:37 1997
Dan Wetherbee (erchh001.nt.com)
continued... I recently had our 1990 Dodge Caravan engine (3.3L) rebuilt (cams, lifters, bearings, rings, etc). I asked the service manager about synthetic oil and he said go ahead if I wanted with the next oil change. Of course, he also said not to worry about changing the oil until 3,000 miles. I will try the synthetic, but not until I get to 10,000 miles on the rebuilt engine (I will also do my first oil change between 500 and 1000 miles - no matter what he said).
Fri Dec 5 13:43:14 1997
Dan Wetherbee (erchh001.nt.com)
continued... Let me also share a recent Aamco Transmission experience. The day before I bought the MR2, I bought an '83 Ford Thunderbird (167,000 miles) for some of my kids (I have 11) to drive. One week and 200 miles later after a home tune-up (16 year old son replaced plugs, PVC, air filter & plug wires) my son reported the transmission went out after driving 5 miles. I called a few transmission shops but they all said they would have to pull the transmission out to see what the problem was. I got an EXCELLENT story from the Aamco store. They would tow the vehicle @ no charge (that should have been a warning), they would run some tests, pressure & other wise, and do a road test. If then necessary, they would pull the pan and inspect the fluid & sediments ($40). Then if nothing conclusive @ that point they would pull the transmission ($270 which could be applied to any required repairs). Their initial observations were the same as my own. Fluid looked & smelled NEW (!
probably was- in retrospect, should have been another warning), tests showed transmission was OK. Road test left their mechanic stranded and it had to be towed back. After the vehicle warmed up, the transmission ceased to function. Inspection of the pan & fluid revealed nothing. I authorized them to pull the transmission based on the service manager's recommendation. He said whatever the problem was would either involve minor "soft parts" or all the "soft parts" or, worst case, "soft & hard" parts. After they pulled the transmission he called to report that the torque converter had gone out and metal had gone through the entire transmission and the whole thing ("hard & soft" parts) had to be rebuilt for $1200. I only paid $800 for the car, but it was going to cost me $300 just to get it back - with NO repairs.
Fri Dec 5 13:44:05 1997
Dan Wetherbee (erchh001.nt.com)
continued... Aamco will not put in used transmissions. Their business is rebuilding transmissions and from reports I have heard it is amazing (it shouldn't be amazing, since we are already aware that is the only way they make money) the number of transmissions that Aamco diagnoses as requiring rebuilds. I went & sat down with the service manager in person to discuss options. He was obviously very biased against used transmissions. He agreed to do the rebuild for $1000 (by using OEM parts in lieue of Aamco parts- contrary to Aamco's policy) if I could give him the extra time. He also told me that my bill up to that point was under $200 if I just walked away.
Which meant for $800 ($1000 minus $200) I would get a rebuilt transmission and not have to worry about finding another place and towing it. Unhappily, I agreed. After the rebuild I drove the car home (8 miles) and it ran poorly and deteriorated the closer I got to home where I discovered the catalytic converter for the right bank (V-8 engine) was glowing RED, RED hot. I took it in to a mechanic (Jim @ Raceway Auto) who immediately observed that my son had inadvertently switched two of the plug wires (and also noticed there were two loose transmission mounting bolts) which was causing gas to flow into the Catalytic converter. I had them do a computer diagnostic and exhaust inspection to see if I might be expecting any other surprises. My concern is wondering (I never asked to see the old torque converter - silly me) if the hot catalytic converter right next to the transmission had anything to do with the transmission failure after the engine warmed up. Think I will steer !
clear of Aamco in the future unless I have $1000 I don't know what to do with!
Fri Dec 5 13:44:32 1997
Dan Wetherbee (erchh001.nt.com)
Also, my remote trunk latch (on the MR2) does not release. Before I start tearing into it, does anyone have any suggestions on where to start and what to look for? Please?
Thanks, Geoff, for an incredible web site where we can share our experiences. There aren't words good enough to communicate my gratitude. Please keep it up.
Fri Dec 5 14:27:59 1997
Phil Wright (ww-to02.proxy.aol.com)
Fri Dec 5 20:18:49 1997
T. Guy (ppp-207-212-116-19.renocs.nvbell.net)
I just purchased my second MR2. It is a '93 Turbo teal blue. My first (a '92 reg. asp.) was wrecked after one and a half months ownership when I was hit by a drunk driver. I never thought I would be able to afford another one while they still were relatively new. I am LOVING it! Don't ever think this one will be on the market. These cars are going to be VERY collectable.
Sat Dec 6 01:05:14 1997
Pam McRoberts (ww-tr04.proxy.aol.com)
Have had a '93 turbo MR2 for several months now and was told to check out this site. Very informative.
Sat Dec 6 02:22:01 1997
As long as avoiding AAMCO, go ahead and avoid the whole Midas chain as well. Last christmas I had a rear brake pad disintegrate (my fault) and with all the family in for the holidays, I just decided to have a local shop do it for the advertised $49. I brought them some stock Toyota pads that I had (I hate those squeally $8 ones).. After just ten minuites with the car (day after Christmas), the tech came out and said that MR2's were special in that you have to replace the whole caliper and not just the pads, he also said we might as well replace the front ones as well. He then proceeded to hand me a $900 estimate (a bargain $700 something for rebuilt calipers!) just for the rear set, I think the set of four cost something like $1800. He then told me that my exhaust had some "spots" on it and he recommended putting one of those on too. After laughing myself to the point of passing out, I called the service manager over and had him hand the tech the brake pads that I brought in !
for the car that supposedly could not be re-padded. I then went out to their shop and under much protest using their tools took the caliper off, and plopped the pads out into my hand, then put it back together (after finding the retainer spring which I dropped) and asked him to point out the spots on the muffler which turned out to be just some crud. They then said they would do the job for the advertised $49, but I had to say piss-off and ended up doing it with a friend the next weekend. Just think of all the Old Ladys out there getting screwed by these companies!! As always, Geoff, sorry for clogging up your site!
Sat Dec 6 04:02:25 1997
This is a really cool page keep up the good work ....I really hope that one day my page could be as nice as this one ....It would be really great if you could visit my page http://members.aol.com/trdcorolla
Sat Dec 6 12:12:52 1997
JOSE POZA (slip129-37-28-200.ga.us.ibm.net)
I OWEN A 1987 MR2. I HAVE PERFORMED ENGINE, BODY, SUSPENSION, TRANSMISSION, AND BRAKES MODIFICATIONS AND I WANT TO GET AS MUSH INFORMATION AS I CAN FROM ANYBODY OUT-THERE. MACHU @ IBM.NET
Sat Dec 6 14:47:06 1997
Killer MR2 for sale, High miles but tons of really cool new parts and performance stuff.91 turbo t-top Black-OOOOOH-AAAAHA!!!!And at a resonable price.
Sat Dec 6 15:51:35 1997
Joe Kearley (user-37kbbdm.dialup.mindspring.com)
I own a 91MR2 Turbo. I just recently discovered that the parking brake
cable freezes (in cold weather) in applied state. Any fixes?
Sat Dec 6 22:08:17 1997
tracy renfrow (proxy-163.iap.bryant.webtv.net)
i own a 1986 red Mr2. I loooooooove it!!!!
Has anyone heard about the upcoming replacement? The Toyota MRS. 1998 or '99.
Sat Dec 6 23:44:37 1997
I have also noticed that my parking brake freezes in very cold weather. I don't have any fixes but I do know that the E braking system is all mechanical so it's just water frozen to your rotor.
Sun Dec 7 01:10:16 1997
I HAVE AN 1988 MODEL WITH 121,000 MILES. IT DRIVES LIKE NEW AND WOULDN'T TRADE FOR IT FOR ANYTHING
Sun Dec 7 11:34:53 1997
The problem of the frozen brakes, is that the cables are getting water in them and freezing. Try spraying some dry lube inside your cable housings. this should take care of your problems. Working for a Toyota dealership helps me quite abit. Plus owning a MR2 doesn't hurt either. Feel free to email me.
Sun Dec 7 12:09:29 1997
David Morrison (ww-tb02.proxy.aol.com)
I have an 86 MR2 and am having problems with overheating. I have the Chiltons manual, but it's very vague as to the location of the thermostat. If anyone can assist me in this matter it would be greatly appreciated.
Sun Dec 7 16:38:25 1997
brian h (siobhra.indigo.ie)
Sun Dec 7 19:44:29 1997
Kirk Woodside (miafl5-52.gate.net)
Bought a 91 MR2 Turbo with 88k miles for $5900. I would like to find the article on how to build the high-performance fuel rail as appears in Dec. 97 Sport Compact Car, and also would like to subscribe to MR2 Digest if it comes in magazine form???? (305) 538-3501, Miami.
Sun Dec 7 20:01:49 1997
Great Web Site..... Have enjoyed looking thru these pages for years.
I have a '93 turbo and NEED another Toyota Factory CD player. Mine continues to stop. I've clened it and even torn it apart. I think the electric motor is on its way out. Any Ideas or does someone want to sell me theirs. My pager is 800-368-4702 and I'm open to any reasonable price. New ones cost too much.....
Mon Dec 8 09:02:58 1997
Victor Martinez (220.127.116.11)
First let me say that this is a great site. I own a 91 MR2 and have found some good info here. I saw the posting of the wire color translation for an aftermarket alarm but how do you know if your car is prewired for an alarm? Where is the harness located if it is prewired?
Mon Dec 8 09:34:52 1997
Shawn R (usem.com)
If anyone out there has problems with the frozen E-brake and the lube alone wont help, try drilling or cutting a hole in the parking brake cable at the lowest point that it hangs down and then spray dry lube into it. Without the hole, the water just collects and freezes under the dry lube (when it gets really saturated, not always). BE CAREFUL THOUGH, shredding the actual cable would really suck.
Mon Dec 8 10:38:45 1997
i just bought a 1987 MR2 wit T-Tops. i cant wait 2 drive it!!!!
Mon Dec 8 15:34:26 1997
James Moore (ags-5200-3-p26.groupz.net)
Woohoo! I just got a black 89 MR2 with about 90k miles on it. I got it friday and i have put 125 miles on it in 2 days. One question; what exactly does the ECT switch do for acceleration?
Mon Dec 8 15:36:45 1997
Nino Venezia (ww-tp05.proxy.aol.com)
I have a 1991 black Mr2
Mon Dec 8 17:17:27 1997
John Lange (proxy2.lsil.com)
San Jose CA,
1st Sports car was '77 Triumph Spitfire, good looking & way fun but it broke down a lot. 2nd car was 85 MR2 red and I was in love. I ended up sliding it sideways off a small sand coated bridge w/o a railing (upside down in creek, but not injured) and needing a new car. 3rd car was '79 Triumph TR6 (I know some people never learn), this was actually a very nice car. It had a long list of things that needed to be fixed but the car ran & looked great. I commuted with this car for several years. Then I test drove a '91 MR2 Turbo and have been hyperventilating ever since. BTW I sold the TR6 for the same $6K as I bought it for, it made a great down payment on the MR2.
Very good site, I have found procedures to fix a couple of nagging problems. Thanks a bunch.
Mon Dec 8 23:07:34 1997
michael craig (ww-tr06.proxy.aol.com)
YES! There are others that appreciate the MR2 for all of its greatness. I like this sight, it will be in my web page!
Tue Dec 9 13:32:11 1997
Great Web Site..... Have enjoyed looking thru these pages for years. I have a '93 turbo and NEED another Toyota Factory CD player. Mine continues to stop. I've cleaned it and even torn it apart. I think the electric motor is on its way out. Any Ideas or does someone want to sell me theirs. My pager is 800-368-4702 and I'm open to any reasonable price. New ones cost too much.....
Tue Dec 9 14:11:05 1997
justin burkholder (18.104.22.168)
you have a good site but maybe you can give info. on where to get after market part for good deals
Tue Dec 9 19:58:33 1997
Nick Cigich (iits02114.inlink.com)
Hi, I must thankyou personally for creating and maintaining such a wonderful site. Because of the information I found here, I wound up buying an Mr2 and I've made alot of modifications to it after following the advice of other users here. Thanks again and please keep up the great work.
Tue Dec 9 20:56:53 1997
Michael Craig (ww-tc04.proxy.aol.com)
I have an 86 MR-2. I love it. Does anyone out there know if the butterfly for the TVIS is located at the top or the bottom of the intake manifold. I am thinking of removing it. You all must read the recent issue of Sport Compact Car. They are building up a MkII, similar to what i am doing, you can learn alot about the MR2 in the article. As for the guy with overheating, i assume youv'e kept the water/antifreeze volume at the right level. The thermostat is located on the INLET side of the water pump, the pump is located on the belt assembly,(the passenger side), near the bottom, easier to get to from underneath the car probably. Anyone know how much a TRD clutch costs? Must replace my slipping one. Visit my sight, sorry, no mr-2 stuff yet. http://members.aol.com/SportRidr/intro.html
Tue Dec 9 21:33:14 1997
93 TURBO MR2---OCCASIONALLY POWER STEERING INOP FOR A SHORT TIME, A DAY, A WEEK MAYBE. CAN'T FIND
CAUSE. FIXES ITSELF. ANY COMMENTS?
Tue Dec 9 23:47:59 1997
Noel Z. Yuseco (P29.MB06.QZN.SKYINET.NET)
Wed Dec 10 00:04:35 1997
Randy Crawford (ppp-24-145.tidalwave.net)
I've owned an 89 MR2 since 90, and may be about to buy a 91 turbo.
Wed Dec 10 01:06:55 1997
TOYOTA Jo (an54.tir.com)
Im totally hooked on this MR-2 thing but maybe I should buy a few more than i also need a few corollas GTSs to do some roundy round racing with anyone with anything for sale or something to buy needs call me in Mt. Morris Mi. at (810) 6877680 MERRY CHRISTMAS Bye-bye
Wed Dec 10 01:54:08 1997
Wed Dec 10 01:56:30 1997
hi, would anyone know where I can get headers for a 3S-GE engine? It is not for an MR@,...its for an 89 Celica GTS (non-turbo) which uses the same engine. So far, I have called all manufacturers, but I have been unable to locate any. Perhaps any stores who still have some TRD's or Ansa in stock??? Please email me at email@example.com ThanX!!! :)
Wed Dec 10 02:04:28 1997
Send any info about Southern California events!!!!
Wed Dec 10 03:10:06 1997
Ing. Martin Mittelberger (22.214.171.124)
Really very good web-site.
I am looking for an MR2, red, ´93 or ´94, leather would be fine...
Wed Dec 10 10:09:30 1997
Dave Stall (sdsh10-77.flash.net)
I host a radio show in San Diego on 760 KFMB called Car Talk with Dave Stall on sunday 1-3pm if there is a MR2 club in the area and would like to call in to report events the # 1-800-455-KFMB (I own a 87 MR2)
Wed Dec 10 10:10:11 1997
Jonathan Rosario (202-4-29.ipt.aol.com)
Proud owner of a teal-blue 91 MR-2 Turbo with only 17K (you guys don't
even want to know how much I paid for my baby:)
For those looking, dial up this address www.bostontoyota.com They have a 93MR-2 Blue w/ leather (loaded) with only 35k miles that I KNOW has been in their inventory since the middle of summer. Initially they were asking $14,995 for it.
Now, it's listing for $11,995. Hey, it's winter in the NE; the car isn't selling so they might be dealing. Good luck and please drop me a line about any that happened!!
Wed Dec 10 13:00:11 1997
Htaw Htoo (126.96.36.199)
I am a student at IPFW. I am very fond of Toyota MR2. The next car I am going to buy is going to be MR2. Please give some more information about MR2. I am lookig for about 1987 to 1989 MR2. Thanks.
Wed Dec 10 15:46:38 1997
Gerry Zimmer (ww-tp02.proxy.aol.com)
My wife and I are new to MR2 ownership ('88 Supercharged). I had ventured into this web site looking for discounted parts for our MR2. I'm glad to have found thnis site and will visit often. Thank You.
Wed Dec 10 15:58:26 1997
steve barson (desotof.rdyne.bna.boeing.com)
Have owned a 1985 MR2 since new, purchased in March '85. Now have 130,000+ miles.
Thu Dec 11 00:16:30 1997
Michelle & Bryon (tty090.softdisk.com)
We purchased my dream car in 1992. A crimson red 1992 TuRbO. We have had such great times with this car. Tops off, on the car of course, cruising the roads for no reason but to drive( and find curvy roads) We just had our first child in May, and Bryon wants to sell the car and get something more practical. And since I drive it daily, all I do to change his mind is to let him drive it for a week. I usually get it back cleaned and polished. The "car"isma returns. One day I'll have to write about the Pocono Raceway MR2 meet. Not too many people can say that they rode in a Supra TuRbO with Juan Fangio.
Thu Dec 11 02:50:44 1997
Jerome Tan (palo9.pacific.net.sg)
Thanx for providing me information on MR2. I am pleased to commend on the information provided.
Thu Dec 11 05:30:23 1997
Jens Rettel (goettingen1.pop.metronet.de)
owner of a black 1991 MR2
Thu Dec 11 16:32:04 1997
Lynda Dunn (1Cust40.max16.san-francisco.ca.ms.uu.net)
Just bought 1988 MR2 Supercharged 79,000 one owner red perfect what a car!!!
Thu Dec 11 22:53:44 1997
I have a Sea Green 93 MR2, I live in South Florida, I would like to modify my car but discreatly. I want my car to look stock but be able to take almost anything out there. I have seen a catalog of Engines at a mechanics in SoFL and there were listed 4 engines for the MR2 ranging in price from like $4200 to $5700 they were the MR2 Class I,II,III, and IV. I being the 135 horsepower engine and the IV being a 200-210 (can't remember) horse power engine I would like to make serveral modifications to my car price not al imit though I don't know too much about cars. if someone could e-mail recommendations I would appreciate it. I would like to put the Class IV in my car (if possible, and if I have enough room) a Turbo Charger, Exhuast etc... would like to know any comments you may have (tommorrow I'm going to get the name of the place that sells this engine and post it...)
Fri Dec 12 00:49:46 1997
tamer osman (ubppp-245-064.ppp-net.buffalo.edu)
I found the car, a 1992 turbocharched MR.2, 46k loaded, silver and the guy is asking $13,000, is that a good deal, it is in great shape, and he is selling it because he wants a supra TT. Should I buy it??
Fri Dec 12 01:01:38 1997
daniel vanlandingham (host227.caironet.com)
92'MR2 a friend told me about the web site.send me info. on how to join the club.
Fri Dec 12 06:22:58 1997
Shaun O'Brien (dialin15.worldlink.com.au)
To the gentleman with MR2 parts in Australia, please re e-mail me at my new address as I lost your contact number.
Merry Christmas to all MR2 owners.
Fri Dec 12 09:47:57 1997
To the guy wondering about the MK1 engines for sale that make 210 HP: One company that makes them is PAECO engine company in Birmingham AL (205-823-7278). BUT, that is a racing engine (Stage 4: actually 249 HP, no turbo, no blower) that requires MUCH upkeep and would not at all be reliable. All MK1 owners should contact PAECO to check on thier less potent engines, stage 2 for example makes 178 HP without any compressor and is suitable for the street (all for the bargain basement price of $4700, built). They also make aluminum flywheels, pullys, rods, cams ect...for all MR2's (including machine work)
Fri Dec 12 15:16:18 1997
About 2 month ago, i read an article on this web site about MR2 suspension. This person was testing 91 and 93 mr2 turbo. Amazingly, he said that 91 suspension was better!!!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOO i own 92 mr2 turbo and i will do anything to get 93 suspension. It handles much much better. 91 mr2 suspension is aweful....(i race at ciruit) it understeers at the corner, then all of a sudden it oversteers. And when it looses control, it's so hard to control it. But when i tried 93 mr2 turbo, it's different. I can managed to control this car with much ease. I do not understand why this person likes 91 mr2 rather than 93 mr2.
Also there was a guy who wrote that his integra gsr is lot better than mr2, and he said he will out handle mr2 anytime..... WHATEVER!!!!!!! Before i bought mr2, i used to drive honda. They are good car and handle pretty well, but i do not believe integra GSR can out handle mr2(unless its type R integra which has good chasis and good suspension) He also said that mr2 understeer like crazy!!!! NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! It only understeer in the beginning of the turn then it just oversteers!!!! It probably understeer for him because he did not know how to drive MR2!!!!!!!! Well this is a great page and i hope i will see more info about MR2!!!!!! PLEASE put more things about suspension!!!!!
Fri Dec 12 16:33:26 1997
Steve Platt (i1-167.islandnet.com)
I own a '86 MR2. I'm really proud of it. I've added custom alloys, low pro tires, and customized the interior. Its definately one the nicest early model MR2's around here. (Vancouver Island, Canada). I would love to own a late model, yellow MR2 Turbo. There is one in town that is to die for.
Fri Dec 12 17:56:04 1997
I own a '91 mr2 non-turbo, I have a 60 shot of nitrous, Trust Turbo Exhaust system, MSD ignition, HKS filter with custom funnel ram, an air duck, 16" Racing Tuner with 225/40/16 all around, mid-high rear spoiler, front and sides, trust sport spring ( 2 1/2" drop ), piaa 1000
Fri Dec 12 18:31:34 1997
I own an MR2 '91 non-turbo Nitrous and I enjoyed everytime I get into my toy Babe, and it's nice to know that there are people out there have a good taste in cars and style, I'd like to join the Mr2 owners' club
Fri Dec 12 19:02:32 1997
Chris Barnhart (a29.pm3-26.theriver.com)
Hello from once sunny, but now rainy arizona!
Fri Dec 12 20:38:53 1997
Mike K. (ww-td06.proxy.aol.com)
I own a '91 Mr2--Aquamarine Pearl--83,000 miles--what a great car.
Sat Dec 13 00:50:02 1997
Michael Craig (ww-tn02.proxy.aol.com)
Does anybody out there know of any body kits for the MkI, Or any custom taillight conversions for the MkI? Like fiberglass kits. Also, is anybody willing to trade a 1986 MAF sensor for a 1987-89 MAF sensor? Plus, does anyone have an extra set of 87-89 tail lights. Thanks.
Sat Dec 13 04:52:52 1997
Craig Nelson (wf-2-13.wavefront.com)
Does anyone know of a convertible conversion for the 90-95 mr2? I think i would enjoy the look very much topless.
Sat Dec 13 06:49:44 1997
Shaun O'Brien (dialin20.worldlink.com.au)
In answer to David Morrison's question ,the thermostat is located in a seperate housing on top of the gearbox at the rear of the block. It can be identfied by the large coolant hoses feeding in and out .MR2 cooling systems are excellent even in our hot Australian summers (which it is right now).Problems usually relate to poor bleeding when refilling or head gasket failure due to corrosion (lack of regular coolant
changes or cheap antifreeze).I hope this helps,Merry Christmas ,I think it's time to take my MR2 to the beach.........
Sat Dec 13 07:51:39 1997
Guido Morvillo (173-99-57.ipt.aol.com)
I Have a 1991 MR2 Non trubo Auto with 3500 miles. No after market junk, I keep for car shows and track runs, no street driving.
Sat Dec 13 10:54:53 1997
I have an '86 MR2 that is pristine and is in bed for the winter. I would like information on joining the IMOC. Would you (?) send me the info. Greatly appreciated.
Sat Dec 13 15:25:57 1997
I need to change the front struts on my '93 turbo MR2. Please send me any suggestions on what to/not to buy. Thanks!
Sat Dec 13 17:46:23 1997
R Broderick (1Cust81.max8.indianapolis.in.ms.uu.net)
Great web site- I will be looking here again! I am looking for OEM or after market spoilers and acc. for mark I MR2!
Sat Dec 13 21:17:23 1997
Ben Dalpos (djes357b.jesse.umt.edu)
I am an owner of a blue 1987 Toyota MR-2. It is an automatic with leather interior and t-tops. I really enjoy this web site it gives me all the information I need for my car. Thanks
Ben from University of Montana
Sat Dec 13 23:14:49 1997
John M. Jones (client34102.atl.mediaone.net)
I've wanted to own an MR2 since they came out. I finally got one 2 1/2 years ago, and have yet to regret it. 1991 2.2 non-turbo. I'm looking into replacing it with the turbo. SCCA perhaps? Later... John
Sun Dec 14 15:59:43 1997
Joe Sweet (roc-il2-06.ix.netcom.com)
If you are interested in joining the Midwest IMOC just drop me a line with a description of your car and modifications and if you want to send a picture send it to Mr2Boy@ix.netcom.com
Sun Dec 14 16:56:33 1997
Jeff Wisnom (1Cust94.max5.orlando.fl.ms.uu.net)
I bought a 1985 MR2 recently and it is the best. I'm anxious to start
modifying it. Does anybody have info on front headlight door seals
cheaper than the $40-each seals from the dealership? Great site.
Mon Dec 15 08:48:29 1997
HELP!!!! I'm going to need new tires SOON and I'm looking for recommendations from people that have bought new ones in the past year. Anybody buy anything that they really liked or disliked? Thanx.
Mon Dec 15 08:51:09 1997
Sorry, I forgot the following.......I have a 93 Turbo. It's a fair weather car so it never sees snow and only occaisionally rain. Thanx.
Mon Dec 15 14:05:53 1997
Damien Stone (proxy.xtra.co.nz)
Good to see such a great car has an awesome following across the globe!
Mon Dec 15 15:22:55 1997
Gordon Tyrrell (dialup-170.dublin.iol.ie)
I've just put a set of Bridgestone S02's on my '95 GTS turbo and
they're excellent. Dry or wet I've never found any better tyres (4 years driving MR2's).
Mon Dec 15 15:48:15 1997
Gordon Tyrrell (dialup-170.dublin.iol.ie)
Can someone tell me the actual benefits of a Blow Off Valve please. Not the manufacturers claims thanks.
Mon Dec 15 20:26:06 1997
I love this site, it's dedicated to one of the coolest cars
on earth. and certainly one of my favorites. thank you for
all the information and help guys! keep up all the good work!
Tue Dec 16 01:04:49 1997
What's up guys, I just wanted to ask if any of you have made a air intake system on your own. I am going to try it and i wanted some suggestions and comments, thanks.
Tue Dec 16 11:03:51 1997
Marry christmas from Germany Cologne
Tue Dec 16 11:04:55 1997
James Burnham (gate10.ny.us.ibm.com)
I have a Yellow '91 and I would like to be informed of any upcoming midwest events. I am in West Chicago, IL! (Just north of Naperville and Aurora
Tue Dec 16 17:39:05 1997
Michael T. Blevins (www.symitar.com)
Greetings everyone. It's been awhile since I've visited the Guestbook and the comments/stories are great. I just have a couple of Commandments and questions for everyone/anyone interested. If you drive a MR2 or P.O.S (get it?) NEVER,EVER GO TO MIDAS, AAMCO, or ANY quick lube joint! You are only asking for trouble and might as well thank them for screwing you and your beautiful car over.
Commandment #2: Remember this, changing your own oil and filter (on a 91-95 MR2)comes second in line to tying your shoes as far as difficulty is concerned. That goes for the air filter too. Which brings me to my questions. Has anyone installed a high performance air intake filter (i.e., K&N, Superflow, etc.) on a 2.2 non-turbo? If so, have you noticed any true performance increase? Last question is can someone tell me how to remove the driver's side panel so as I can see what type of amplifier is located there. For those unaware, I am under the impression that Toyota installed a stock amp there.
Thanks again and I would appreciate your response. Oh one more thing, what do you think about the MRS (1999 MR2 replacement)?
Tue Dec 16 18:10:46 1997
Does anyone know where I could find a poster of an MR2 Twin Turbo??? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you know anything. Thanks.
Tue Dec 16 18:19:32 1997
KEN JIMMERSON (ww-tc03.proxy.aol.com)
OWNER 1993 MR2 TURBO WHITE, OAK LEATHER,T-TOPS, ALL ORIGINAL.
2ND MR2. WILL EXPLORE FURTHER!
Tue Dec 16 20:00:21 1997
Seasons Greetings everyone!
I am wondering if someone out there has ever swapped the front bumper cover from an 87-89 MR2 and put it on a 85-86. If so, did it fit, or did you have to replace any of the bumper assembly under the cover? If I simply take my 85 bumper cover off, will an 87-89 bumper cover alone fit in its place, or will the re-bar and the impact absorber have to be changed as well?
Furthermore, how do you take the cover off? how many bolts are there?
Thanks. any advice would be greatly appreciated
Merry Christmas All
Tue Dec 16 21:56:51 1997
excellent wealth of information!! I own a 87 MR2 and looking forward
to pick up another one soon :)
Tue Dec 16 22:35:05 1997
i need some help my clutche on my 88supercharged went out and i'am
having a hard time finding one if any one has any info email me
Tue Dec 16 23:54:16 1997
very interesting.good tips. will visit again
Wed Dec 17 15:08:34 1997
John Craig (ww-tr03.proxy.aol.com)
My brother, (SportRidr@aol.com0, owns an '86 black MR2 and both he and I are in love with it. (Not like that.) Anyway, i'm stuck driving my '86 CRX while he has all the fun. If anyone can give me info. on a MR2 for sale in the Tampa, FL. region, PLEASE let me know!
Wed Dec 17 16:10:09 1997
I love mr2's!
WILL ANY ONE HELP ME TUNE UP!! SOUTH OF UK!!
Wed Dec 17 17:01:25 1997
Chris Rhee (ww-tl01.proxy.aol.com)
i consider the MR2 as one of the most intrically designed cars of all time and i am considering purchasing one in the near future
Wed Dec 17 17:35:20 1997
I owne a 91 MR2 2.2L with a Turbo kit "No Lag" with boost starting at 1500 rpms! Built by Altered Performance Racing in FL. (813) 883-3194 I LOVE TO PUT THE SMACK DOWN ON THE ROAD!
Wed Dec 17 23:14:40 1997
thats still secret! (ww-tb05.proxy.aol.com)
Thu Dec 18 00:52:09 1997
Dave Cole (45-1.ts.mag-net.com)
Red (what else?) 89 MR2. Stock so far and I love it.
Thu Dec 18 03:32:32 1997
Thu Dec 18 08:03:57 1997
Walter Yalung (188.8.131.52)
Hey the MR2's a cool car and I love Toyota. Another car that's similar to the Mister that I think is cool is the Toyota Sera but sadly it's not available anywhere except in Japan.
Thu Dec 18 23:20:42 1997
Brett Edwards (sy-a02-pool-176.tmns.net.au)
Fri Dec 19 03:29:37 1997
Rico Gomez (acacia.solidbank.com.ph)
I have the mark 1 1985 model and the small plastic garnish right below the headlights have already cracked, HELP where can I order for this part that would reliably and swiftly deliver the part to the Philippines. TY
Fri Dec 19 08:54:55 1997
jean-pierre valtot (184.108.40.206)
I'am the proud owner of swiss 1991 2.0 liter red MR2 and i would like to thank all the members who provided information on that wounderfull car. Strange enough, on mine the right speaker went of (short circuit in the radio, I suppose) and not the left like it is written in the FAQ. Previously I owned a supra turbo, much more powerful but surely less fun.
It seems that the swiss club has no longer access to the internet.
I wonder if a member has the same problem as i have : where are you supposed to put the skis during winter ? This was just a joke, I know now that this toy is not designed to be used in ski resorts.
It was also a way of sending to all the Mr2 fans a "swisslike" hello for xmas and a happy new year.
Fri Dec 19 09:02:09 1997
MR2'S KICK ASS. THE WILL BEAT ANY CAR ON THE ROAD. YA GOT A PROBLEM WITH THAN RACE ME! U'L FIND OUT!
Fri Dec 19 13:09:47 1997
John Sturtzel (ti19a95-0195.dialup.online.no)
This site is fresh and exciting, and I am glad I found it.....
I have just turned 18, and recently I got my driver's license,
and I am thinking of buying a MR2, but not before summer of `98.
It is the coolest car I have ever seen!!!
Fri Dec 19 14:01:08 1997
P JACOBS (bergen17.pstn01.concepts.nl)
I LIVE IN HOLLAND AND HAVE A TOYOTA MR2 FROM 1990 AND I LOVE THIS CAR
Fri Dec 19 14:30:51 1997
Wow! I'm getting E-Mail from Everyone about the "No Lag" Turbo Kit made for the 2nd Generation MR2 2.2L that has been installed in my 91. Well, you guys can ask me anything you want...just give me a little time! Life will never be the same on the road again!!!
Fri Dec 19 15:14:28 1997
BUY ME! 1991 Mr2 Turbo, Black, Tons of new stuff, High milage. $7995ish obo
Fri Dec 19 19:01:54 1997
S. A. McDonough (anx1p5.lr.centuryinter.net)
Just purchased a sweet 89 mr2 with 36k on the clock. t-tops, air, all power. body is flawless-red with full ground effects and decal package. first time mr2 owner, love at first run through the tach exiting a corner. great site! Any other enthusiasts in northeast Ohio?
Fri Dec 19 19:51:57 1997
Thomas Bonn (doc30.empnet.com)
FOR SALE I have a 91 MR2 Turbo, red, with over $5200 of dealer options: t-top, leather, cd/cassette stereo, quick ratio steering, ABS, etc. It has been absolutely pampered, never wrecked, painted, or abused... and owned by adults and perfectly maintained.....buying a new home and need to sell for a down payment. 75,000 miles. Best reasonable offer
will be considered. Bend, Oregon. Call anytime at (541)318-0534 or email at .... BONN777@juno.com
Fri Dec 19 21:47:29 1997
maurice richard (ott-on7-40.netcom.ca)
i own a 1991 white mr2 turbo
Sat Dec 20 03:52:29 1997
Dennis Melton (ww-td02.proxy.aol.com)
I own a 89 MR2 and a 91 MR2 Turbo. To all MR2 lovers. Welcome to the life style of the BadAss Boys With BadAss TOYS..
Sat Dec 20 04:18:03 1997
nothing significnt other than i like mr 2's i also like miny cooper "s"
Sat Dec 20 13:16:50 1997
Jennifer Wilhide (ppp-24-40.tidalwave.net)
I am a Mr2 fanatic. I have two MR2s. 93 MR2, super red, with many modifications and a 94 turbo, super white. Thank you for your website, this is my first time visiting. I live in Centreville, VA.
Sat Dec 20 15:01:40 1997
Jeff Cole (buttons.ihug.co.nz)
Great site, very informative and complete
Sat Dec 20 23:27:32 1997
David Ying (van1p8.planeteer.com)
Great Job, Guys! Keep It Up!
Sat Dec 20 23:32:07 1997
Anybody has any idea how to get the 95 Toyota MR2 catalogue? If you do, please e-mail me!
Sun Dec 21 01:15:26 1997
Dan Eagan (ip218.flg.primenet.com)
I don't really know if it's possible, but I'd really like to turbo charge my '85 MK1. If anyone has any ideas as to where to find the parts or if you can tell me if it's even possible, I'd appriciate it! I'd also appriciate it if anyone could tell me if they have a Black dash piece that will fit my car. I live in norther Arizona and even though I live in the pine trees, the dash got damaged from the sun. Any help you can give will be greatly appriciated!!
Sun Dec 21 01:40:45 1997
Dan Eagan (ip218.flg.primenet.com)
One more thing. I've discovered a governor on my MR2. Anybody know where that might be in the engine bay, how to remove it and how difficult the procedure might be?
Sun Dec 21 12:52:37 1997
Bob Lee (hhtun002091.netvigator.com)
I just purchased a used 1992 MR2. This car has been modified to give out 293 bhp (equipment measured). I would like to find out more interesting modifications of other MR2 fans' stuff!
Sun Dec 21 13:15:34 1997
Does anybody know how long it should take to install front shocks in a '93 MR2? I have heard estimates from 1 to 3 hours per side. Please let me know what your experiences are. Thanks!
Sun Dec 21 16:10:15 1997
I recently purchased a '91 MKII and I have a few questions. How can I tell if it is pre-wired for an alarm. Also what octane of gas does the owners manual say to use. Thanks.
Sun Dec 21 20:30:52 1997
mark short (ww-td06.proxy.aol.com)
Mon Dec 22 01:02:55 1997
Colin Dix (NORTH.TRUENORTH.NET.AU)
I've been umming and aaring about buying an MR2.... I think I'm sold now!!
How about some more picutures (I couldn't get the ftp link to the pictures to work)
Mon Dec 22 02:30:02 1997
I'm a tool. My MR2 is normally aspirated. This is in regards to my above questions
Mon Dec 22 09:14:03 1997
David Rothrock (p1-172.senate.gov)
Hello MR2 fans. I am from Herndon Virginia. I am looking for a Northern Va or DC area MR2 club. If anyone knows of any, please drop me an e-mail. I also would like to know if anyone has experienced the paint fade on the super red 93 MR2? I hand wash and wax my car, but I can not seem to stop the oxidation on the hood, roof, and engine cover. Sadly it is not garage kept:( I would like to get the car painted, but I am new to northern virginia and find it hard to trust anyone with my baby!!! Thanks for any help.
Mon Dec 22 10:30:57 1997
Cynthia Garippa (aisginsinet.aisg.org)
I have a 1986 MR2.
Mon Dec 22 11:50:30 1997
Merry Christmas to all MR2 owners!
Mon Dec 22 16:16:40 1997
i love this car
Mon Dec 22 22:38:45 1997
jayme sprouse (1Cust70.max7.orlando.fl.ms.uu.net)
I just found your web page, I am an MR2 owner too. I have an '86 and have had it for 8 years and could not think of a better car. I can not wait till the 99 MRs comes out, that would be the only car I would trade mine in for.
Tue Dec 23 10:41:32 1997
Bill Newcomb (tuggt.chinalake.navy.mil)
Tue Dec 23 10:53:35 1997
Neil Stubbs (apsn01.zeneca.co.uk)
My little blue Mk1 'Ojay' is a beauty !
Tue Dec 23 14:37:39 1997
I'm signing in HONOR of my friend David Pressley who is a card carrying MR2 Madman. He is currently wearing out his second MR2.
Tue Dec 23 15:09:31 1997
S Christenson (220.127.116.11)
If only Toyota would sell the 1997 model in the United States! I am so jealous.
Wed Dec 24 04:19:41 1997
The Manta (wh17-13.wave.co.nz)
I am currently designing a body kit made of carbon fibre for the aw-11 (Mk 1) MR2, will get back to you guys with photos. I intend to sell these kits, they are very similar in design to the veilside kits around for the sw-20.
Wed Dec 24 05:29:17 1997
This was my first vist to the site. I did not know places like this were out there. Anyway, I have a question. I have a 91 MR2 which occasionally back fires in the morning. Apart from waking up the neibours I am sure it cann't be good. Has anyone else experienced this and or found a cause?
Wed Dec 24 11:03:04 1997
Eddie Thomas (ww-tr05.proxy.aol.com)
SCCA EP MR2 Club Racer
Wed Dec 24 16:39:57 1997
Stephen Aubichon (hunt-annex-port24.vianet.on.ca)
Grate web site I have a 87 MR2 and it just grate
Wed Dec 24 21:05:19 1997
John Wink (ts2-13.que.istar.ca)
Got an '85 MR2 about a week ago... love it, but 3 issues:
1.) Makes a squealing noise when I take off... thought it was a belt, but could it be a clutch problem? Anyone run into this?
2.) Idles great when it's cold, the hotter it is, the rougher it idles...
3.) On a cold day, starter whizzes before kicking in (uh oh!)... Anyone ever change the starter on a Mk1?
The car has lots of mileage (224000 km) but it's a blast... won't trade it for anything! Body still mint, too!
Thanks for the great site - JW
Thu Dec 25 00:48:08 1997
Just want to say thanks for a terrific web site. I'm the proud owner of a totally original (including tires!)'91 MR2 with 35,000 miles. Unfortunately, it's stored for the winter. Just wish spring would get her soon. Happy holidays to all.
Thu Dec 25 11:08:53 1997
Joe Kowalski (ppp-207-214-218-184.wnck11.pacbell.net)
Well I found the car I was looking for. I bought an 88SC Orange Pearl and loaded wityh options including T-Bar roof. WOW what a ride!!! I love the way you can pull away from some shmuck crowding your bumper like he was standing still. Now if I could just figure out why my speedometer quit...
Thu Dec 25 22:58:46 1997
Hey! Im so excited, I finally got a car I always wanted and I just wanted to share. Tts a 1986 MR2. Its in pretty good shape and the inside is near perfect. I cant wait to *drive* it. :)
Fri Dec 26 08:20:10 1997
joan chung (rose.singnet.com.sg)
Hi! Its great to finally get to this site and find so many good things about the MR2. I'm really attached to mine. I own a '85 Yellow MR2 (AW11) direct from Japan. Right now, I need to know where I can get a hold of a list of how many MR2s there are in Singapore of the 85 model and a list of how many there are still existing in the world. I need to convince a judge that the workshop I sent my car to for fixing took 52 days because there were no spare parts readily available unless of course I asked the sole agent here to ship them out - which would have taken 4 weeks by air or 3 months by sea. Can anyone help ? Thanks in advance, Joan
Fri Dec 26 16:09:14 1997
Pete Faur (ww-tj01.proxy.aol.com)
I bought a 93 MR2 in June with 50,000 miles -- not a turbo. I've been having a blast. My wife was against it (too impractical). So far, we've run into few problems on that front, though. When you also have a minivan, who cares about a little impracticality? It makes my commute a lot more fun. Best car I've ever owned.
Fri Dec 26 16:53:13 1997
Mark Minary (ww-tp05.proxy.aol.com)
Have just started to upgrade a jap import SW20. Any performance tips ?.
By the way your web site is COOL!!!!!
Fri Dec 26 18:52:02 1997
Charles Riggs (18.104.22.168)
I just purchased a 1991 Non-turbo, black with T tops. It's a great car. It was originally sold as a California car - anyone have any suggestions on the practicality of decaliforniaizing the car? Every MR2 I've seen in Texas has a deteriorated ash tray lid - any suggestions for a replacement (no smoking allowed in car, but missing cover is unsightly)? Is the electric antenae mast replaceable? Has anyone found an answer to determining if the car is factory prewired for an alarm?
Fri Dec 26 23:32:39 1997
GARY GIFFORD (slip166-72-165-182.ks.us.ibm.net)
Fri Dec 26 23:42:05 1997
'91 MR2 turbo, black T tops, is great car, love it, but back tires need to be replaced to often..... must be the rate of speed and the turbo. go speed racer go.........catch me if you can.......
Sat Dec 27 00:52:43 1997
Im only 16 and a first time driver. But let me tell u something, i think that Mister2 really kicks serious ass. I would really appreciate it if one of you guys would mail me some pictures and info of 91-95 MR2's! THANKS!
Sat Dec 27 01:26:45 1997
Janice Avery (ip140-tc3.busprod.com)
Comments helpful, any one else have problems getting the dearship to
correct roughness of shifting? Purchased all technical service bulletins w/repair manual from Alldata, provided documentation and got some repairs done. 92 Red mr2, 45,580 miles,5 sp.
Sat Dec 27 02:36:47 1997
Stormy Rhodes (ww-tq01.proxy.aol.com)
Keep the good work up on the web page. I enjoy reading up on the what others think about there MR2's. I love mine and would like you to Email me with more information on your club
Sat Dec 27 14:27:41 1997
smokes through rear tires. 4 sets in one year- guess thats half the fun!! needs a turbo but too damn expensive. have to deal with it i suppose.
Sat Dec 27 20:02:25 1997
Great site guys....i wish my Celica GT-S had the 3SGT-E engine...I'll beat an mister two turbo someday...... :)
Sat Dec 27 21:59:43 1997
hyun yoon (spg-tnt1s163.erols.com)
hi! i have a mr2 but it's pretty out of shape right now. I need a front right 14" rim for a 1991 mr2 to fix it. does anyone have one left over after an upgrade??? email@example.com
Sun Dec 28 04:38:11 1997
Stephen Rozier (user-38lc048.dialup.mindspring.com)
'91 MR2 Turbo, red t-tops. Lovin' my ride and the mild winters here in Augusta, GA! Without a doubt the best car I've ever driven. I'm just itchin' to upgrade my baby....Any word on performance effects of wider tires on the '91? I'd love to slap some 15" rims all around and 225's on the back end. And what's up with the lack of clear coat paint? The blistering sun has taken it's toll.... any ideas to help this situation? Thanks y'all, COOL SITE!!!!
Sun Dec 28 13:22:22 1997
O.Gaub / Germany (ww-tk04.proxy.aol.com)
A happy new year here from germany.
I drive a 1987 MR2 for 4 years. Now i'm looking for a TURBO model.
I love the MR 2 since the first day I have seen one.
Sun Dec 28 13:29:42 1997
hello how are you?
I am dull
Sun Dec 28 19:33:03 1997
Do all MK2 MR2's burn up their ignition componets quickly, or is it just the turbo models? Has anyone tried changing to a distributorless ignition on an MR2 turbo? I replaced the cap and rotor button this weekend and i'm going to replace the plugs and wires next weekend in an effort to clear up a miss that occurs when the turbo spools up.I had the same problem less than a year ago that turned out to be bad wires.Does anyone have a suggestion as to what kind of plugwire to use? 2 sets of Toyota wires in 10 months is a little rediculous.
Sun Dec 28 21:39:53 1997
Robert V. Abiera (22.214.171.124)
I own a '91 MR2 which just turned 60k on Christmas Day. This site is just G R E A T !!! I would like to see more info on Car Stereo Installs. Happy New Year! Don't Drunk and Drive!
Mon Dec 29 09:22:53 1997
Just saying hello
Mon Dec 29 12:42:07 1997
ARRRGH! Idiot neighbor backed into my parked 91 signal yellow MR2.
Said she saw it and still ran into it somehow. Anyone know of any good
autobody shops in Alameda / Oakland area. Damage to front left bumper and wheel area. BWAAA!
Mon Dec 29 17:18:19 1997
Michael Scott (ppp-206-170-4-116.wnck11.pacbell.net)
Mon Dec 29 20:01:38 1997
Randy C. Estiller (wkst148.wnpl.alibrary.com)
Great website. Proud owner of a super white '91, 5S-FE engine. I roam the way north suburbs of Chicago, rarely finding other Misters, which is good. Those I do find have very friendly drivers.
Mon Dec 29 21:53:07 1997
i love my 88 mr2 -have owned since 90 and car runs and performs like day I got it. hard to find car that compares with this one-will miss being able to replace in future. thanx.
Tue Dec 30 00:07:04 1997
SAM ALMOITE JR (usr20-dialup52.mix1.Bloomington.mci.net)
I enjoyed all the info about mr2s'. It really helped me with my 3s-gte. Hope to see more about upgrades on mr2 turbos.
Tue Dec 30 03:00:26 1997
jeffrey stangel (max1-27.emi.net)
just bought a 89 mr2 and man is it slow please help!!!!!
what gives i thought this car was a preformer but after getting beat by a saturn i dont understand 1.6 16 valves twin cam ??????
why,why can somebody answer this riddle
Tue Dec 30 03:22:59 1997
Ross Lo (dialup01.Berkeley.ca.vsurf.net)
I'm looking for a 91'- 93' MR2 for a reasonable price. Any suggestions?
Tue Dec 30 04:53:26 1997
Clive lindsell (ld24-178.lon.compuserve.com)
I am collecting my 1990 black MR2 in a couple of hours, it is a great looking car.
After a New Years party, the car and I are going to the Republic of Ireland.
Thanks for the useful information on your site, it all helped me make an informed decision to "impulse" buy the car.
Tue Dec 30 08:11:43 1997
Gordon Tyrrell (cache3.cache.iol.ie)
Anyone know if it's possible to retro-fit the limited slip diff to a 1995
GTS turbo?? In fact. How do I check if it's fitted or not already?
Tue Dec 30 10:46:34 1997
Peter Lambell (126.96.36.199)
Tue Dec 30 11:58:24 1997
Bill Stewart (ww-tj02.proxy.aol.com)
Glad to see this site exists. I own a '85 MR2 set up for autocrossing in "C" Stock (at the moment). The most fun you can have in your car with your clothes on.
Tue Dec 30 13:26:31 1997
Bill Stewart (ww-tj02.proxy.aol.com)
Glad to see this site exists. I own a '85 MR2 set up for autocrossing in "C" Stock (at the moment). The most fun you can have in your car with your clothes on.
Tue Dec 30 19:05:52 1997
Tue Dec 30 20:14:46 1997
Arnie Hauswald (ts003d17.hon-hi.concentric.net)
Happy Holidays all! Web Site great as always! When I return to the mainland, I want to convert my '86 MkI to an import bracket racer from its current SCCA prepared class form. Phase I: naturally aspirated w/o electronics. Phase II: NOS w/ electronics. Any recommendations or suggestions based on experience? (You can also find me at "Who's Who, USA/Hawaii)
Wed Dec 31 03:57:22 1997
Ian J. Kirkpatrick (seauserh017.televar.com)
Wed Dec 31 10:22:42 1997
Sophie Karpe - Nilsson (dialup116-2-37.swipnet.se)
I wonder if it is the Hanleys from claremorris. If it is please send me a e-mail!
Wed Dec 31 11:52:32 1997
Jim McLean (www-proxy.service.digital.com)
Love my '87 .. Setting up for CSP in Solo 2 .. How do I join up!
Wed Dec 31 14:57:40 1997
Eric Sardella (188.8.131.52)
I bought a 92 MKII in September. I am in Love with this car.
Wed Dec 31 15:57:12 1997
chris lewis (ww-pa01.proxy.aol.com)
I currently own a 1992 mr2 and I am in search of a 1995 turbo that is fully loaded!!!!