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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

  • Test Drive

    March 23, 2018

    Took the car out for a drive tonight at around midnight (learning manual, so I don’t want to get in the way or break things). My ...

  • Initial Purchase

    March 23, 2018

    Just purchased a 1985 Toyota MR2 for $2,200. It’s always been a dream car of mine, but now it’s a reality. Here are a few shots ...