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Postby celigts » Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:20 am

Hey members,

So recently finally bought the alltrac ive been wanting for sometime.

So here is what has all been done from what I remember and what I've been told.
The motor has been rebuilt at around 170k and now the car has about 250k so the rebuilt motors got about 80k on it.
The tranny has been reworked and machine to stock.
All the drivetrain bushings have been replaced I believe.

Or than that the car has the stock turbo. And hks turbo timer and hks boost controller I believe doesn't work lol

I've recently had a problem with a coolant leak tho.

I have a question about that. What cooling unit is in front of the main rad under the plastic cover. After driving it it sprays. Not like crazy but it does enough to notice it.


As for goals on this project I'm looking to one day get up to 600whp

Im not sure whAt I'd like to do first. I was looking into starting with getting solid motor mounts.

I'd like to know also if tmi is best for all season use or would a fmi be ok?

Also wondering what I could do to lighten the driveshaft to the rear end. I've heard of carbon fiber shafts and aluminum ones. Anyone have experience with or ideas about this.?



Well I hope to hear from some members and get some help with my project.
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Re: My 90 alltrac project goals

Postby Terracar » Wed Jul 06, 2011 1:34 pm

celigts wrote:
I've recently had a problem with a coolant leak tho.

I have a question about that. What cooling unit is in front of the main rad under the plastic cover. After driving it it sprays. Not like crazy but it does enough to notice it.


I am not recalling a cooler in front of the rad that would have coolant. But on the right side (passenger) there it the power steering cooler and on the left (driver) side there is the tranny cooler. If you could post up some pics of the item that sprays we may be able to help you further.


celigts wrote:As for goals on this project I'm looking to one day get up to 600whp

A nice goal, will take alot of blood, sweat and tears, oh and a big wallet.

celigts wrote:Im not sure whAt I'd like to do first. I was looking into starting with getting solid motor mounts.


First and foremost should be all preventative maintenance. Check the wheel bearings/fluids/brakes/tune-up then move to mods.


celigts wrote:I'd like to know also if tmi is best for all season use or would a fmi be ok?


This is really personal preference. The stock one will do you fine at this point.


celigts wrote:Also wondering what I could do to lighten the driveshaft to the rear end. I've heard of carbon fiber shafts and aluminum ones. Anyone have experience with or ideas about this.?


There is a company that makes a carbon fiber one piece driveshaft for our cars. DarthRipley or some of the others who have installed it will have to chime in on the experience. I believe there is a post about what it took to install it.


Other than that good luck and post up a project thread so we can watch your progress. Also where are you located?

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Re: My 90 alltrac project goals

Postby celigts » Wed Jul 06, 2011 4:09 pm

Wow thanks alot for the reply! Ill post up some pics as soon as I can.

I'm located in Winnipeg, Manitoba in Canada


And as for goals and stuff am I do some of the right things? I already know I definitely won't be one of those ricers.
I'll have my car checked out when can to see and make sure all the mechanical parts in the drivetrain are all good before I proceed into anything.

Oh and forgot to add how well does the stock clutch hold up? So far I've noticed that it definitely has potential to slip and wondering what stage I should go with. This will be my daily driver for the next year or two for sure.

I'm also interested in putting wheel spacers on the rear to level in out with the fenders. Could I just drill some stud wholes in some steel and use that or would that be a big no no
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Re: My 90 alltrac project goals

Postby Terracar » Wed Jul 06, 2011 4:57 pm

Right things for your goals all depend on personal choice really. Starting with a solid running engine is always a good choice. A solid foundation and less things to sort through should something go wrong.

Stock clutch holds well enough, but if it is already slipping, you may want to replace it when you can. I am not sure what the time frame is for your mods, but if you plan to stay relatively stock for a couple years, I would recommend an upgraded clutch, but nothing too wild as it would be pointless unless you have wild upgrades in the near future. A small upgrade will take more abuse than a stock replacement.

As for the wheel spacers, I would suggest saving for a proper set. Drilling holes in the steel won't guarantee that it is properly balanced or that it is up to handling the abuse.

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Re: My 90 alltrac project goals

Postby celigts » Wed Jul 06, 2011 11:35 pm

Alright. Thanks alot for the info. !

Do you know what would cause the cars idle to drop when I put it into neutral after highway speeds? Would this be the tps sensor or mas sensor cuz the Rpms also bounce a little.

Ok ex: going 100km then clutch and put into neutral Rpms go from 3 to below 1 to almost 0 then to regular. Does that moving in traffic as well.
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Re: My 90 alltrac project goals

Postby celigts » Thu Jul 21, 2011 10:30 pm

Well sad but good news.

I have a blown head gasket :( so plans have obviously changed a little and could take a turn for the better.

I'll be doing a complete swap for a Jdm 3sgte motor and tranny. I've priced it out and to change my head gasket and crank case seal it'll cost me just as much as swapping. So this will give me a spare motor to rebuild and mod to my wants while driving a stock but better condition 3sgte motor and tranny.
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Re: My 90 alltrac project goals

Postby celigts » Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:29 am

Pics of my alltrac
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not sure if this is a usdm stock 3sgte or not? but the motor i had poblems with non the less
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Re: My 90 alltrac project goals

Postby celigts » Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:39 am

More pics
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Old motor before swap
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Re: My 90 alltrac project goals

Postby celigts » Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:42 am

more pics :)
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Sparco Star seats on custom rails
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What would you say belongs here?
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Re: My 90 alltrac project goals

Postby celigts » Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:47 am

more more more
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Postby celigts » Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:50 am

more Pics!
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My Old car and the new car
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My friends project and mine :)
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Re: My 90 alltrac project goals

Postby UtahSleeper » Wed Aug 24, 2011 2:08 pm

She is looking good. Looks like she needs nothing externally.
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Re: My 90 alltrac project goals

Postby celigts » Wed Aug 24, 2011 5:13 pm

Well mainly no but there is a few places that rust is starting up from previouse owners. Otherwise nope. I have an hks manual boost controller under the hood I need to hook up yet
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Re: My 90 alltrac project goals

Postby magnum » Thu Sep 15, 2011 1:23 pm

600whp is a lofty and very expensive goal. I guess a bit of advice would be to set a realistic goal. Maybe 600whp is realistic for you. It will take you north of $20,000 to get there. Here is a local guy to you that has put a lot of time and effort into his MR2. http://www.mr2oc.com/showthread.php?t=3 ... t=winnipeg
Here is some examples of build costs. You can save some money if you do work for yourself. http://www.atsracing.net/Parts.mvc/Index/BUILDS
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Re: My 90 alltrac project goals

Postby celigts » Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:21 am

Update.

Been awhile since I updated this or even looked at it haha.
Last month the turbo finally bailed on me or I have a huge vacuum leak cuz my turbo started stuttering at and after 8psi under boost. Anything under that it ran fine but gas mileage went to shit!! So swapped it to find the one I swapped with was also cooked so now my bov stopped working but gas is better. So generally same turbo problem.

Also just received my ASI aluminum rad :) and ordering the cusco lower support brace from the group buy.

Also be buying some speed source poly motor mount inserts cuz from removing the turbo I noticed that one was toast so I'll be needing new ones soon.

Going to also look for a new manual boost controller cuz I was told recently that mine was missing parts and makes sense cuz it wasn't even working when I tried upping boost.
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