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i bought the car back in 2005 when i was 15 lol, got it for cheap as it had driven on horse and looked bad, but me and dad fixed it, we are both body mechanics, work with dented cars every day

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the car came to my like this after a crash with a horse:

i was a little exited when he came to my garage, so one shaky pic for u guys


Then me and Dad went into repairing

stage one : top into right position


stage two : fix the holes on the top (we pulled them up so its not just filler)


stage three was all the body








Then we went into the painting section







then the car was painted with primer ? or sum (dont know the english word)




then he came to my garage after painting





after that came the big puzzle




the windows came tinted from my friend, he owns a tint company





the rims




now last january the engine said goodbye with loss of 8 bars in compression on 2 cylinders so i went into tuning, engine is built for 900whp, starting with only small 350whp

partlist so far

Garrett GT28rs
Wisco Pistons 86.5mm
Eagle Rods
TTE metal head gasket
ATS racing EGR block off
Apexi power fc standalone
Ko racing oil adapter for oil pan and block
Ko racing downpipe support
Ko racing reducer hose 2"-2 1/4"
Berk Ecu Adapter for power fc
GM IAT sensor
GM 3Bar map sensor
Gen3 540cc injectors
TRE 255LPH fuel pump
AEM wideband
AEM Tru-boost
Auto Gauge Oil pressure Gauge
Auto Gauge Exaust temp Gauge
Stainless Steel Exhaust manifold
Stainless Steel Downpipe for Gt28rs
Motoria 3" Exhaust
XO2 Racing 46mm wastegate
Brian Crower Valve springs
-10 AN oil return line with earls fittings
TRD 2way LSD

decided to paint the enginebay too

engine bay ready for paint


got a great shipment today
Brian crower valve springs and brian crower smell card for the exhaust :smile:

AEM Tru-Boost controller

Berk technology harness for power fc

extra wire for the power fc commander

Gm IAT sensor kit from Berk





i also sanded down the fuel filling pipe and the rain guard in the engine cover, intake manifold and intercooler pipes are ready for paint so, i has to be ready before 17th june lols

little update, intake manifold ready and bolted on, timing belt goes on tonight and i picked up the lower timing belt cover also, hope i can make my engine pretty hawt in the end








hope you enjoyed the flood of pics lols
 

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i wanted the timing cover high shine black

painted the marks for the ignition in the same color as the car and valve cover and the right mark i painted white like it was before i painted it


timing belt on

ATS egr block off on

new injectors, 540cc red tops, need to move them to the old fuel rail and clean it up


installed wastegate and manifold, only need studs so i can make a t3 to t25 adapter for the gt28rs



test fitting the turbo



to much detail on stuff that will never be seen
fuel filter bracket, vacuum hardlines and manifold supports


upper timingbelt cover ready, yamaha fonts in same color as the car

prev owner had fun painting the coolant hoses and more so i sat down and rubbed them with m600(weak thinner) for about 2 hours
before :

after:


installed



well it gets closer and closer everyday, and the wallet gets thinner and thinner lols
new sparkplugs , spark plug wires, and more





test fit this weekend for the turbo adapter and downpipe location, will be installed also this weekend, woohoo long work weekend ahead

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ready for test fit
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fits perfectly, too much space so i think i need bigger turbo

exhaust testfitted, was better then i dared to think about, nearly perfect

looks fantastic from this angle

removed the engine again to fix more stuff

screamer pipe ready, 44mm

screamer pipe bolted on and engine ready to go into the car

engine bolted in, i gotta remove the engine mount on the driversside when the crossmember is in so i can blast it and paint it, better pics tomorrow


this is how i started this morning

all assembled except the cruise control, hoses and oil pressure sensor connection was only a quick fix to get it started

first startup, short but it started
bad idle valve, or it could be the power fc

engine bay nearly finished, needs awfull lot of cleaning now
need to fix shorten the oil line to the mechanical gauge, im running both, dont trust the electrical enough



gauges fully installed now i just need to put the radio back in
Tru-Boost - Oil Press - EGT - Wideband



Next up is water 2 air cooler and axle cages + Clutch
 

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Looks like she's coming along great so far!

:thumbup: for taking on a project like that. I hope I get my own MKII MR2 Turbo one day.
 

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Great pictures, that is a lot of work but it sure has paid off. I love the color, looks fantastic. I'm very jealous. :D
 

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Wow, brought that car back from the dead. Nice work!
 

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Looks great. I love the color, what is it? Looks different than my nautical blue metallic. 350z blue?
 

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Looks great. I love the color, what is it? Looks different than my nautical blue metallic. 350z blue?
its an old lambo anniversary color

Where did you get the GM(General Motors?) Map sensor?

How did you hook it up?
got it from ebay, its a Omni power Gm sensor (aftermarket general motors)

used this picture and then i found the wiring diagram at www.mr2-tech.com
 

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^ Thanks. And you used this in place of the AFM ? right? ^
I love the color too!
yeah this replaces the afm, cause i have the power fc standalone, it replaces the old pressure sensor, the sensor it self is at the wall between the trunk and engine bay where the stock sensor was

and im using the engine bay temp sensor that used to control the ic fan for a intake temp for the standalone
 

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yeah this replaces the afm, cause i have the power fc standalone, it replaces the old pressure sensor, the sensor it self is at the wall between the trunk and engine bay where the stock sensor was

and im using the engine bay temp sensor that used to control the ic fan for a intake temp for the standalone
Will the GM Map sensor work without the Power FC?
 

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Will the GM Map sensor work without the Power FC?
works with all standalones

but if you are thinking about if you can replace the afm with map sensor on stock ecu then its not possible

the gm map sensor (manifold air pressure sensor) sensor the airflow in the manifold and gives the standalone a 0-5v reading of that just as the afm gives the ecu signals before the turbo

if you unplug your afm your car wont idle or drive correctly, so if you dont want the afm you need to go standalone
 

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works with all standalones

but if you are thinking about if you can replace the afm with map sensor on stock ecu then its not possible

the gm map sensor (manifold air pressure sensor) sensor the airflow in the manifold and gives the standalone a 0-5v reading of that just as the afm gives the ecu signals before the turbo

if you unplug your afm your car wont idle or drive correctly, so if you dont want the afm you need to go standalone
Eh, thats what I thought. Thanks for the clarification.
 

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Looks great! You have this build on mr2.com correct?

The only way to remove the AFM is to run a standalone EMS...Not a cheap mod, but it will get the most out of everymod you have and any future mods!

FWIW, it's much easier than it would seem to run a Honda ECU on the Mr2, then you can put in a Hondata for 1/4 the cost of a AEM EMS...
 

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Looks great! You have this build on mr2.com correct?

The only way to remove the AFM is to run a standalone EMS...Not a cheap mod, but it will get the most out of everymod you have and any future mods!

FWIW, it's much easier than it would seem to run a Honda ECU on the Mr2, then you can put in a Hondata for 1/4 the cost of a AEM EMS...
Is that plug and play?
 

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Is that plug and play?
No, I have a friend that works ar King Motorsports, who primarily build Honda's and he is doing the fabricating of downpipe and intake manifold on my car and he will be tuning it as well. But when we started installing the AEM he noticed how the ECU plugs looked just like honda's, he had an ECU from a 95 integra GSR iirc laying aound and it plugged into the mr2's ecu plugs. I don't know if the pinout of the ecu are the same betwenn the two, which I doubt, but jumper hernesses are cheap and could easily fix this problem. The hardest part to make this work would be mounting the distributor and making it run of the cam. But once that is done everything else would be a breeze. We priced out how much it would cost to have the car run on a Honda ECU and it would cost roughly $800 including the cost of the S300 Hondata chip; and my AEM cost me $1695.
 

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No, I have a friend that works ar King Motorsports, who primarily build Honda's and he is doing the fabricating of downpipe and intake manifold on my car and he will be tuning it as well. But when we started installing the AEM he noticed how the ECU plugs looked just like honda's, he had an ECU from a 95 integra GSR iirc laying aound and it plugged into the mr2's ecu plugs. I don't know if the pinout of the ecu are the same betwenn the two, which I doubt, but jumper hernesses are cheap and could easily fix this problem. The hardest part to make this work would be mounting the distributor and making it run of the cam. But once that is done everything else would be a breeze. We priced out how much it would cost to have the car run on a Honda ECU and it would cost roughly $800 including the cost of the S300 Hondata chip; and my AEM cost me $1695.
Very interesting. Hhmm!
 

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Looks great! You have this build on mr2.com correct?

The only way to remove the AFM is to run a standalone EMS...Not a cheap mod, but it will get the most out of everymod you have and any future mods!

FWIW, it's much easier than it would seem to run a Honda ECU on the Mr2, then you can put in a Hondata for 1/4 the cost of a AEM EMS...
yeah the original build thread is at mr2.com
 
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