couple of oil drops

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Postby theUNYTEDone » Sat Nov 04, 2006 7:34 pm

removing the stop TMIH is pretty self explanitory...
undo the clamps and take'er out.

i believe the owners manual has a diagram showing which bolts of the valve cover to undo first (untightening sequence)...
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Postby smog7 » Sat Nov 04, 2006 8:11 pm

while i have the intercooler off, should i flush the inside of it with anything?
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Postby smog7 » Sat Nov 04, 2006 9:27 pm

so i go to take the intercooler off and i notice that some of the piping to the intake has a slash in it.... looks like one of the previous owners tried to force the intercooler off. do i need to replace this part?? it doesnt look like a big problem but idunno.... heres some huge pics... sorry also i was still unable to get the intercooler off. any tips?
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also my car came with what looks like wire hanger pieces holding the cover of the intercool down.... whats really supposed to hold it down??
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Postby smog7 » Mon Nov 06, 2006 1:19 am

anyone?
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Postby db » Mon Nov 06, 2006 4:05 pm

Bolts hold down the cover for the intercooler. I don't use the cover so I can't give you pics.

Second, if the throttle body rubber hose has the slit going completely through the hose, it'll allow air to leak inside/outside, causing drivability problems. Get a new hose.
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Postby smog7 » Mon Nov 06, 2006 8:56 pm

anyone know where i can get another throttle body inlet?
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Postby 90TURBO4WD » Mon Nov 06, 2006 8:58 pm

^^^
+1 get a new hose your bound to blow through it eventually then youll lose boost and drivability will fall. as said above
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Postby smog7 » Mon Nov 06, 2006 9:59 pm

also just wondering but at how many miles do you guys usually change your oil and oil filter? 2500-3000?
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Postby Stubble » Mon Nov 06, 2006 10:31 pm

Get some M6 bolts (1mm per thread pitch) to hold that intercooler cover down. They should line up with holes in the intercooler itself. One is already threaded, so you don't need a nut.
Definitely get a new throttle body inlet. Your options are new from toyota or check the "parts for sale" forum here and on www.mr2oc.com to see if someone has one for sale or they're parting out a gen 2 3SGTE (in the MR2 world, their car is called a SW20 if it has the 2nd generation 3SGTE). You can also go to your local wrecker to see if they have one, but I doubt it. Wrecked MR2 turbos and alltracs are pretty rare.
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Postby theUNYTEDone » Tue Nov 07, 2006 12:39 am

about 3K miles for the oil/filter...
the TB inlet piece is not that expensive...i;ve got my old one lying around (still very useable) if you want it...

and there are bolts to secure the IC cover to the IC itself. i think to take of the intercooler, you'll need to remove the bolts that bolt onto the throttle body itself.

at least the previous owner used thick wire. my top mount fan (sold to fraggle) was secured via plastic zip ties.... :shoots:
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