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MR2 Clutch
« on: Mar 10, 2003, 03:38:16 AM »
A friend has an early MR2, and I'm sure he is going to con me into changing the clutch on it. Anyone done one yet? Can the trans come out without the engine?

I think he was quoted $2000 from the dealer for this. The cluch can't be that expensive.
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Re: MR2 Clutch
« Reply #1 on: Mar 10, 2003, 08:52:46 PM »
Been a long time..Can't remember if it was the mr2 or the feiro that sucks  :moon:to change...ha ha..sorry to hear about your bad news.. :hmm:..If I remember correctly its not the clutch thats so bad but the labor is a monster... :stopit:..good luck :chug:
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Re: MR2 Clutch
« Reply #2 on: Mar 11, 2003, 06:13:15 AM »
Yea that is what I was thinking too.

Hey Big Mike, don't you run a MR2?
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Re: MR2 Clutch
« Reply #3 on: Mar 11, 2003, 09:43:35 AM »
I've pulled engines and trans together 30+ times and only pulled just the trans ONCE. Its a real b|tch getting the input to line up to the clutch disk.

In fact, two weekends ago I pulled a SC from an 89, then last weekend I pulled a NA from an 87', moved the NA trans over to the SC engine, and then stuffed the SC in the 87' and I started at about 11AM. So I pulled an engine, swaped trans/flywheel, then put it in a different body in about 7 hours or so...
I've just about got it down to a science now. I've done it so many times I have pulled different things first and compared times, and I've got a procedure that I found is quickest for me. I can pull the engine in under 3 hours complete, and put it back in under 4 hrs.

But the reason I am saying this is because it would take me about the same amount of time to pull the trans and replace the clutch as it does for me to install a whole engine. I hate it. In fact, I need to mail my racing flywheel to Canada next week and its in my car right now on my Smog engine, so I am going to have to remove it this weekend and I am trying to find an excuese to pull the whole engine with trans... hmmmm......

BTW, I just got back from an Autocross this weekend. Here's a couple pics of my 2 tearing it up with my smog engine :thumb:







That's at Castle AFB in Atwater. 98 Cars registered. It was awesome. My best was 50.4 seconds and the baddest GT350 Shelby Mustang I have ever seen in my life took first with 43.8 seconds.

So how do you like my Marlin Crawler Turtle Stickers on my side windows?  :heyhey: That's why I was so slow, I've got a Crawler in there. :hahaha: Nah. next month I will have my SC in and I will kick some assssss  :up:
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Re: MR2 Clutch
« Reply #4 on: Mar 12, 2003, 12:07:48 AM »
Well its nice to see them doing somthing to the good with castle..I used to live in at water and merced near the collage..My dad worked there.I remember seeing a b-52 go off the runway and coming within 100ft of the orchards at the end of it..So Mikey,,whatcha doing racing with a smog engine? :slap:You should have had that bad boy changed out before the races...I'm taking the taco racing next month and there is a road corse set up for the fair.After the races guys will take you for a ride in there car for $1.00 and they donate it to charity...Some really nice cars there every year..Last year I went for a ride in a very kick ash cobra kit car,Had a 500+ 428 cobra jet in it.. :o.. :thumb:
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Re: MR2 Clutch
« Reply #5 on: Mar 12, 2003, 06:19:33 PM »
Hey bigMike,

That is one awesome sir deuce youve got! My bro had a SC model and it was a ton of fun back in college. That was before I became an installer

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Re: MR2 Clutch
« Reply #6 on: Mar 24, 2003, 12:40:35 PM »
I sure hope Your car doesn't sound like the MR2 at our school I can't even explain it. Its loud and kinda sounds like its going fast, or at least trying to when it going 15mph.
You'd also like the hondas with almost no suspention that hit a little bump and don't stop bouncing.
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Re: MR2 Clutch
« Reply #7 on: Mar 25, 2003, 03:59:01 PM »
:~~:torching the coils to lower it make for a ruff ride :nerv: :nerv:
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Re: MR2 Clutch
« Reply #8 on: Mar 25, 2003, 06:14:24 PM »
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:~~:torching the coils to lower it make for a ruff ride :nerv: :nerv:


Its funny. They've got sooo much money for all those stupid body kits yet they cant afford to buy a real set of springs that actually improve their cars handling.

Hey Red, no way, my system right now (which is temporary) is very mello and holds a low note all the way to redline. It doesnt crap out and turn into a bumble bee like most of the :stopit: honda's out here  :reg:

HEY Paul_Elbisser
This past Sunday I had to remove my race flywheel to ship to Canada so I pulled my Trans out and slapped in a stock flywheel/clutch for now.

The Good News: It took me JUST 1 hour to remove the transaxle, and then about 2 hrs to get it back including a test drive and picking up all my tools. So I say about 3.5 hours is a very safe and eaisly attainable time frame.

Later,
BigMike

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Click through to here: http://www.marlincrawler.com/bm/mr2/project_car/index.html

And scroll down to the middle of the page.
Ive got about 6 sound bytes of my SC engine with it was all original except for bolt ons. I didnt like that system. As you will hear it was a bit raspy. Im now running Dynomax instead of Flowmaster. Much much more mellow and nicer sound.
Your listening to a high 13s car. My new engine which I MUST have running before the third weekend in April should boost me to a 13.1 or maybe even see some high 12s.. but unlikely. Still very very fast and very powerful for a 1.6L engine. Toyota sure knows how to make em get alot of Torque. Sorry honda :stopit:
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Re: MR2 Clutch
« Reply #9 on: Mar 26, 2003, 01:53:52 AM »
had to check it out..sounds good..I think thats what I need for my sand rail..got another complete motor and wire harness? :smack: rebuilder would be ok..man that would make my rail SCREAM!!! :heyhey:
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