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  • Big Green Book (Factory Service Manual)

    April 6, 2018Information / Specs

    The Big Green Book (a.k.a. “BGB”) is the factory service manual for the Toyota MR2 (AW11). It is a valuable resource for anyone looking to ...

  • General Specifications

    March 23, 2018

    The Toyota MR2 is a 2 door coupé style car with a mid positioned engine powering the rear wheels. The MR2 is part of Toyota’s AW11 ...

  • Parts Catalog Gallery

    March 23, 2018

    Navigation Body Brakes Cooling Electrical Emissions Engine Fuel Intake Interior Steering Suspension Transaxle Vacuum Lines Body Brakes Cooling Electrical Emissions Engine Fuel Intake Interior Steering Suspension Transaxle Vacuum Lines

  • Reference Images Gallery

    March 23, 2018

    Navigation Air Conditioning Body Brakes Charging Cooling Diagnostics Electrical Engine Fuel Ignition Intake Interior Sensors Starter Steering Suspension Transmission Vacuum Lines Note: Many of these images are here as a backup of aw11mr2’s pbase photo gallery. These are here to make it easier to ...

Maintenance

  • Brakes – Pads, Rotors, and Fluid

    April 6, 2018

    This guide covers how to change brake pads, brake rotors, and brake fluid — including the bleeding process. Note: I will list the materials and tools ...

  • Cooling – Coolant Drain, Fill, and Bleed

    April 6, 2018

    What this guide covers: How to drain your coolant, fill it up with new coolant, and properly bleed all air out of the cooling system. What you ...

Repairs

Mods

  • Electrical – Fuel Pump Kill Switch

    April 6, 2018

    This guide covers how to install a fuel pump kill switch to help deter thieves from stealing your AW11. Preparation Before we start cutting any wires we ...

  • Electrical – Replace Battery Cables and Relocate Battery

    April 6, 2018

    This guide covers how to replace the stock battery cables, as well as how to relocate the battery to the trunk. Preparation Understanding how the electrical system ...

  • Electrical – Third Brake Light

    April 6, 2018Third Brake Light

    This tutorial will go over how to add a third brake light for better visibility when braking. Parts List 24″ Red LED Tube Light Crimp Connectors with/and Shrink Wrap Super ...

  • Intake – Electronic Idle Air Control Valve (IACV)

    April 6, 2018Electronic VSV

    This tutorial will go over how to replace the mechanical Idle Air Control Valve (IACV) on the AW11 with an electronic one that works much more ...

  • Intake – Short Ram and Tapped AFM

    April 4, 2018

    This guide covers two things: How to replace the stock air filter with a cone filter. How to tap the AFM (Air Flow Meter) for the vacuum ...

Journal

  • Instagram – Follow Me for Updates!

    April 6, 2018

    I’ve been using Instagram a lot lately to post little updates on my car projects. Feel free to follow me at: https://www.instagram.com/alchemist_digital/ It’s hard to believe it’s ...

  • Emissions Testing

    March 23, 2018

    I finally got around to updating this website some more (I hope you like the new look) and one of the more recent things I’ve ...

  • Stopping Power

    March 23, 2018

    Last week I completed replacing all brake rotors, all brake pads, and the brake fluid. It was a lot easier than I thought, and a big thanks goes ...

  • Rear Visor Fixed

    March 23, 2018

    The rear acrylic visor snapped in half the other week from heat and vibration  😥   Since it is one of my favorite aspects of the AW11 ...

  • Update All The Things!

    March 23, 2018

    Once again, sorry for the long delay. I have completed a lot of my planned projects but just haven’t had the time to post an update ...

  • Lots and Lots of Projects

    March 23, 2018

    I have to apologize for the lack of updates. I’ve been working on a ton of projects for this car, and they’ve sort of branched ...

  • New License Plate!

    March 23, 2018

    I’m so excited to finally have this plate in. It’s a bit nerdy and practical — just the way I like it. MR stands for “Midship Runabout”, ...

  • Cleaning, Interior Lights, and Parts Ordered

    March 23, 2018

    I got the car back with the new IACV put in (paid $75 for the labor), but it’s still having idle issues. The rising idle ...

  • New Coolant Reservoir, LED Lighting, and Rust

    March 23, 2018

    Now that I’ve had the car back a couple weeks, I’ve started to get the energy to finally attempt some of the mods I wanted ...

  • New Clutch

    March 23, 2018

    Got the new clutch in, and it’s nice! With the new clutch and flushed transmission fluid I’m finding that it’s much easier to shift, and the ...