A sad story

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A sad story

Post by andy hunt » 06/08/19 14:10

A few years ago I sold my gorgeous Y reg MR2 Roadster to my son. The problems started when he took it into a local garage for a service, suffice to say it has an engine problem on a replacement engine. Our mechanic says it has a piston problem and clearly my son, having already replaced the engine after the garage's likely negligence feels it is uneconomic to work on it further. But neither of us want to scrap it and I said I would try this approach on this site while he is on holiday to seek any ideas. Clearly we hope an enthusiast might be keen to take it on. It has a separate hard top with its own trolley and cover. We will put full detail on the Classifieds on his return, but in the meantime a few photos are attached to show what a lovely motor it still is.I hope Admin are OK with this approach.
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Post by peteV6R5 » 06/08/19 16:23

looks in good condition, GL with keeping it safe
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Re: A sad story

Post by carolineasb » 10/08/19 21:54

Not really sure whether you are wanting to sell it or have someone help you fix it?

If you are swapping an engine on a Roadster, you are best to try and find one of the very last engines that have had the final update of the 1zz engine by Toyota that seems to have worked so far. If you need to source one, best to speak to people like Dick Sloan of Mr2 Roadster Recycling in Carlisle (dick2ski I think on here) or ne of the other recyclers further south if you are nowhere near Dick.

If you are trying to sell it, do you not have to put up a price and put it in the for sale section?


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Post by Absu » 14/08/19 23:30

andy hunt wrote:
06/08/19 14:10
Our mechanic says it has a piston problem and clearly my son, having already replaced the engine after the garage's likely negligence feels it is uneconomic to work on it further.

Never heard such a thing..as piston problem in those engines. :confused1:

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Re: A sad story

Post by jimi » 15/08/19 1:31

A bit of research will help you aquaint yourself with the problems, here's a starter for you ;) https://www.mr2oc.co.uk/forum/42/141256.html
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Re: A sad story

Post by Absu » 15/08/19 1:45

jimi wrote:
15/08/19 1:31
A bit of research will help you aquaint yourself with the problems, here's a starter for you ;) https://www.mr2oc.co.uk/forum/42/141256.html
I know whats the real problem...but that's nothing to do with the pistons to begin with!! :laughing :laughing :laughing

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Re: A sad story

Post by d-peg » 15/08/19 7:33

Personally, if you have the time and space, I'd source an engine from a face-lift model that had the additional lube holes in the pistons and swap out. You're right that's too good to scrap!
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