First MR2 - Widebody 3VZ SW

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Re: First MR2 - Widebody 3VZ SW

Postby Gleshlich » Mon Oct 31, 2016 12:44 pm

GDII wrote:Here's a test, run the car up through the revs at WOT while driving with the vacuum port disconnected, then run it with the vacuum port connected, then run it with vacuum port disconnected and actuator always held open and then held closed.
See what sort of feel you get from the engine with it open or closed throughout the whole rev range. This might help diagnose any problems.

Try it with the Camry too to compare any changes. I know the Camry is Auto and heavy but you should notice difference and be able to compare similar feelings in power and torque.


Will definitely have to give it a try. I picked up a spare vacuum canister and ACIS flap/diaphragm for next to nothing if everything else fails. Have a long drive to Wellington that I can test the different plumbing on :mrgreen:
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Re: First MR2 - Widebody 3VZ SW

Postby Gleshlich » Tue Nov 15, 2016 6:27 pm

Unfortunately bad stuff happens.

Last night's bad weather saw our driveway stream overflow with rainwater. Knee deep in some parts.

Here is a photo of the drive at 7am just after I'd moved the cars out

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Roughly 5cm of water in the footwells
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Re: First MR2 - Widebody 3VZ SW

Postby Gleshlich » Tue Nov 22, 2016 8:14 pm

Carpets and seats taken out. Now they smell nice and are so much cleaner.

Borrowed a timing light and everything was in order. May have to try a new AFM next.

Need to cut out the stock rear fenders a bit. The Haywards hill road is a little bumpy for the car.
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Re: First MR2 - Widebody 3VZ SW

Postby DravidDavid » Wed Nov 23, 2016 4:16 pm

Gleshlich wrote:Carpets and seats taken out. Now they smell nice and are so much cleaner.

Borrowed a timing light and everything was in order. May have to try a new AFM next.

Need to cut out the stock rear fenders a bit. The Haywards hill road is a little bumpy for the car.

Was it hard to get the carpet out nicely without damaging anything?

Is it a 10 minute job? Or does half the interior have to come out? I want to inspect the floor for rust and hit mine with automotive carpet cleaner too.

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Re: First MR2 - Widebody 3VZ SW

Postby Gleshlich » Wed Nov 23, 2016 7:00 pm

DravidDavid wrote:
Gleshlich wrote:Carpets and seats taken out. Now they smell nice and are so much cleaner.

Borrowed a timing light and everything was in order. May have to try a new AFM next.

Need to cut out the stock rear fenders a bit. The Haywards hill road is a little bumpy for the car.

Was it hard to get the carpet out nicely without damaging anything?

Is it a 10 minute job? Or does half the interior have to come out? I want to inspect the floor for rust and hit mine with automotive carpet cleaner too.



It's not difficult but definitely a bit longer than 10 minutes. Give it about an hour. Centre armrest and storage box to be taken out but only held by a few bolts
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Re: First MR2 - Widebody 3VZ SW

Postby Gleshlich » Mon Dec 19, 2016 6:25 pm

Something happened today
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Re: First MR2 - Widebody 3VZ SW

Postby GDII » Mon Dec 19, 2016 6:31 pm

That's not so good. It did flex a lot at open road speed. Need to get it repaired professionally so it doesn't break again from it's initial break.

Some inspiration? Yeah, nah, maybe. That car is very opinionated but the same thing happened to it so no horizontal section. People tend to lean on it like a hand rail.
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Re: First MR2 - Widebody 3VZ SW

Postby Gleshlich » Mon Dec 19, 2016 6:40 pm

GDII wrote:That's not so good. It did flex a lot at open road speed. Need to get it repaired professionally so it doesn't break again from it's initial break.

Some inspiration? Yeah, nah, maybe. That car is very opinionated but the same thing happened to it so no horizontal section. People tend to lean on it like a hand rail.
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The wing has never been the greatest. Took it past normal speeds today and saw a huge flex.
It's not a TRD style wing. It's actually a S14 Facelift style spoiler.

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TRD Uprights with custom overhanging blade (mates car as an example )
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Re: First MR2 - Widebody 3VZ SW

Postby GDII » Mon Dec 19, 2016 6:52 pm

I like the replica best but the Rev5 on risers looks good too. You'll have to get a Rev5 replica as you can't get new genuine unless you find used.
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Re: First MR2 - Widebody 3VZ SW

Postby Gleshlich » Mon Dec 19, 2016 6:58 pm

GDII wrote:I like the replica best but the Rev5 on risers looks good too. You'll have to get a Rev5 replica as you can't get new genuine unless you find used.


I've asked the local carbon fibre place to see what he can do. May just get mine remade in CF. I really like the look of it and it's something different to the standard widebody kit
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Re: First MR2 - Widebody 3VZ SW

Postby Benckj » Mon Dec 19, 2016 9:55 pm

Something which maybe of help is to inject expanding foam into internals to provide a semi rigid structure. Obviously the exterior cracks would need repair first but a simple injection may be enough to stop any further damage. Just a thought as Ive tried this trick on other fibreglass parts with success.
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Re: First MR2 - Widebody 3VZ SW

Postby Gleshlich » Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:28 pm

Removed the wing in the meantime. Sliced the hand open and can't do too much wrenching for a couple weeks.

Speedo stopped working today. Guessing it'll be the gear worn out as it used to bounce around under 30km/h.
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Re: First MR2 - Widebody 3VZ SW

Postby JasonFriday13 » Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:10 pm

It's probably more likely the cable has broken. I would check the cable first before pulling out the speedo gear. Pulling out the instrument cluster isn't hard, and get a second person to spin one end while you look at the other end.
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Re: First MR2 - Widebody 3VZ SW

Postby 85AW20v » Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:34 pm

Battery drill on the gearbox end works well. You'll see the speedo move if it's OK. Forward/reverse helps too.
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Re: First MR2 - Widebody 3VZ SW

Postby Redline » Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:32 am

I had the wing supplied and fitted by "Onshaw Kustoms" when I had the car. They did an average job and I believe it was leftover stock intended for a S14.