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Forum: V6 MR2 Forum   June 20th, 2019, 03:31
Replies: 0
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Posted By merryfrankster
1MZ-FE vvt-i - Interference or Non-Interference?

I made this video because I was sick and tired of hearing other people's uninformed and unsupported opinions. If you have a valid way of refuting it factually, be my guest. The Toyota 3.0 liter...
Forum: V6 MR2 Forum   June 19th, 2019, 17:35
Replies: 8
Views: 220
Posted By merryfrankster
Ha ha why don't I muddy the waters even more. I...

Ha ha why don't I muddy the waters even more. I did one 2GR-FE from a Camry and it did require that I drill and tap the hole to accept a helicoil for the bolt. Then I did one 2GR-FE from a RX350 and...
Forum: V6 MR2 Forum   June 17th, 2019, 04:37
Replies: 8
Views: 220
Posted By merryfrankster
I used a helicoil. M12x1.25 is correct. Use the...

I used a helicoil. M12x1.25 is correct. Use the same depth measurement as the other M12x1.25 mounting holes on the block. Mark off the drill bit with a piece of tape.
Forum: 3SGTE Turbo   June 13th, 2019, 15:30
Replies: 10
Views: 221
Posted By merryfrankster
If you think the car is overheating and this is...

If you think the car is overheating and this is not confirmed by any of your sensors which could be junk aftermarket sensors or old wornout sensors for all we know then get an IR gun and point it at...
Forum: 3SGTE Turbo   June 13th, 2019, 14:38
Replies: 10
Views: 221
Posted By merryfrankster
The radiator fans and a/c system are controlled...

The radiator fans and a/c system are controlled by the a/c amplifier, an autonomous ECU entirely independent of the main engine ECU that controls boost, ignition, fuel, et cetera. Hypothetically if...
Forum: V6 MR2 Forum   June 11th, 2019, 00:19
Replies: 3
Views: 98
Posted By merryfrankster
Your OBD2 is four wires from the ECU to the DLC....

Your OBD2 is four wires from the ECU to the DLC. If you cannot get this running, it means your ECU is not powered properly, or not grounded properly, or dead. In all three cases engine won't run. Get...
Forum: V6 MR2 Forum   June 9th, 2019, 02:24
Replies: 30
Views: 995
Posted By merryfrankster
Alex, either you're making this up, or those...

Alex, either you're making this up, or those other dudes who are sure this solution costs you about 1 million HP are making it up. Which is it.

PS. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhetorical_question
Forum: General MR2 Discussion   June 6th, 2019, 17:38
Replies: 1
Views: 118
Posted By merryfrankster
I don't know the diagnosis of your engine and I'm...

I don't know the diagnosis of your engine and I'm not particularly interested in trying to give you a diagnosis over the internet so I will just assume that your mechanic can be trusted that you need...
Forum: V6 MR2 Forum   June 6th, 2019, 04:56
Replies: 30
Views: 995
Posted By merryfrankster
I came across this article about Helmoltz...

I came across this article about Helmoltz resonators. Maybe this is the Holy Grail. No restriction, no noise.
...
Forum: General MR2 Discussion   June 5th, 2019, 20:48
Replies: 6
Views: 225
Posted By merryfrankster
Alright thank you for being more specific with...

Alright thank you for being more specific with your query, none of us here are mind readers.

The software you're talking about is Techstream. This is proprietary Toyota software but you can get a...
Forum: V6 MR2 Forum   June 5th, 2019, 04:55
Replies: 30
Views: 995
Posted By merryfrankster
The 1 5/8 silencers I use on my Berk exhaust are...

The 1 5/8 silencers I use on my Berk exhaust are giving a massive sound reduction at cruise and if they cost me 20-30HP at WOT so be it with my cams and 8000 rpm limit I've got at least 20-30HP on...
Forum: V6 MR2 Forum   June 4th, 2019, 14:40
Replies: 30
Views: 995
Posted By merryfrankster
This solution will never gain any traction...

This solution will never gain any traction because a. it's too easy b. it's too cheap and c. it's too effective. Can you please come up with something else that involves some fancy expensive gizmos?...
Forum: General MR2 Discussion   June 3rd, 2019, 03:52
Replies: 6
Views: 225
Posted By merryfrankster
Your SMT transmission is just like a regular...

Your SMT transmission is just like a regular manual transmission and it takes the same gear oil. Recommended oil is 2.2 liters 75W90 GL-4 and I personally suggest Redline MT90. Draining and filling...
Forum: V6 MR2 Forum   May 31st, 2019, 18:08
Replies: 70
Views: 9,230
Posted By merryfrankster
Congrats. Funny I started out with a bad engine...

Congrats. Funny I started out with a bad engine too. In the end, it's all worth it.
Forum: 3SGTE Turbo   May 31st, 2019, 16:11
Replies: 133
Views: 16,230
Posted By merryfrankster
The length of the bolt in the link that I...

The length of the bolt in the link that I provided should be 1.15" overall. Can't you find one somewhere that is about 25 to 30mm? Something in that range should work.
Forum: V6 MR2 Forum   May 30th, 2019, 02:40
Replies: 30
Views: 995
Posted By merryfrankster
These are the ones that I bought: ...

These are the ones that I bought:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CP8K43S/ref=pe_385040_215884940_TE_3p_dp_i1

Currently out of stock but similar/same units are available from other sellers at about...
Forum: V6 MR2 Forum   May 29th, 2019, 14:15
Replies: 30
Views: 995
Posted By merryfrankster
My setup is Gouky headers, DDPR y-pipe, and Berk...

My setup is Gouky headers, DDPR y-pipe, and Berk exhaust. It had a super annoying drone at highway speed 2500-3500RPM. So I used some cheap tailpipe inserts/baffles and this eliminated the drone...
Forum: 3SGTE Turbo   May 26th, 2019, 14:57
Replies: 14
Views: 754
Posted By merryfrankster
If you search there seems to be a consensus that...

If you search there seems to be a consensus that you can use the passenger side non-lsd (LHD) with the LSD. The difference is small enough that you can get away with it.

Maybe you'll get more...
Forum: Interior Modifications   May 25th, 2019, 19:52
Replies: 55
Views: 10,336
Posted By merryfrankster
There's useful info in this thread about what...

There's useful info in this thread about what plugs to get and where to get them:
https://www.mr2oc.com/61-3sgte-turbo/389908-93-turbo-electronic-speedo-into-91-mechanical-speedo-body-how.html
Forum: 3SGTE Turbo   May 25th, 2019, 15:27
Replies: 14
Views: 754
Posted By merryfrankster
I'm not sure if that dude is around regularly on...

I'm not sure if that dude is around regularly on the forums, or anywhere else, but you should be able to find some options from TCS Motorsports or from MR2 Heaven - I think.

From what I...
Forum: V6 MR2 Forum   May 20th, 2019, 23:18
Replies: 5
Views: 239
Posted By merryfrankster
You take two long M12x1.25 bolts and you cut the...

You take two long M12x1.25 bolts and you cut the heads off. You thread them into the top mounting holes on the block. Then you slide the transmission onto these bolts - they will function as rails to...
Forum: MKI, 84-89 NA & SC   May 19th, 2019, 01:44
Replies: 18
Views: 1,800
Posted By merryfrankster
https://parts.lakelandtoyota.com/showAssembly.aspx...

https://parts.lakelandtoyota.com/showAssembly.aspx?ukey_assembly=523083&ukey_make=1060&ukey_model=15439&modelYear=1993&ukey_category=21655&ukey_driveLine=6658&ukey_trimLevel=18213
Forum: V6 MR2 Forum   May 18th, 2019, 14:31
Replies: 190
Views: 9,976
Posted By merryfrankster
Good to see that you continue to make progress....

Good to see that you continue to make progress. Look forward to your updates.
Forum: New Member Introductions   May 16th, 2019, 02:28
Replies: 2
Views: 66
Posted By merryfrankster
For the 2zz swap, the usual method is to re-use...

For the 2zz swap, the usual method is to re-use the 1zz harness and modify just a few wires to add the lift OCV and sensor and also to re-locate the wires for the O2 sensor and one ground wire. When...
Forum: V6 MR2 Forum   May 13th, 2019, 14:18
Replies: 6
Views: 246
Posted By merryfrankster
For both transmissions, the s54 and s51, you...

For both transmissions, the s54 and s51, you follow the instructions in this guide until step number 19. At this point, you swap the transmission case, and re-assemble.
Forum: V6 MR2 Forum   May 13th, 2019, 00:46
Replies: 190
Views: 9,976
Posted By merryfrankster
There is some lengthy discussion of the pedal...

There is some lengthy discussion of the pedal behavior with some interesting findings in an associated thread here. This would bring you "up to speed" on what's going on. ...
Forum: V6 MR2 Forum   May 12th, 2019, 19:14
Replies: 190
Views: 9,976
Posted By merryfrankster
I did wonder about that and I did try switching...

I did wonder about that and I did try switching the byte order while searching. But I don't have sufficient knowledge to answer the question properly. I went by what someone else had suggested...
Forum: V6 ECU & Harness Forum   May 12th, 2019, 18:29
Replies: 37
Views: 8,782
Posted By merryfrankster
Marc, it's really amazing to see the evolution of...

Marc, it's really amazing to see the evolution of this knowledge base over the years, and of course most if not all the credit should go to you.
Forum: V6 MR2 Forum   May 12th, 2019, 18:14
Replies: 190
Views: 9,976
Posted By merryfrankster
Interrupts have come up before so I set out to...

Interrupts have come up before so I set out to identify interrupt handlers and by this I mean anything that includes a Return from Trap or Interrupt (RETI) instruction.

RETI = 0x07E00140 (this is...
Forum: V6 ECU & Harness Forum   May 12th, 2019, 17:15
Replies: 37
Views: 8,782
Posted By merryfrankster
So for anyone reading this at a later date, this...

So for anyone reading this at a later date, this is unduly discouraging. I say unduly because the search for this opcode was made in the CUW file, not the raw binary file. In the binary file, this...
Forum: V6 MR2 Forum   May 11th, 2019, 00:33
Replies: 190
Views: 9,976
Posted By merryfrankster
Wow, really? Let's put you to work. LOL. In...

Wow, really? Let's put you to work. LOL.

In the RAV4 binary, there is a collection of maps that are all related to the throttle function.

Beginning at 0x1144C, there is a collection of eighteen...
Forum: V6 MR2 Forum   May 9th, 2019, 15:26
Replies: 190
Views: 9,976
Posted By merryfrankster
I agree this would be a pretty major challenge....

I agree this would be a pretty major challenge. IDA Starter Computer License [Windows] (that covers the v850) is "only" $979.
Forum: V6 MR2 Forum   May 9th, 2019, 14:33
Replies: 190
Views: 9,976
Posted By merryfrankster
I exchanged some emails with hex-rays staff...

I exchanged some emails with hex-rays staff regarding the usability of IDA Pro with our binaries despite the possible difficulty of our unknown undocumented processor and instruction set. They agreed...
Forum: V6 MR2 Forum   May 6th, 2019, 02:57
Replies: 190
Views: 9,976
Posted By merryfrankster
PCMflash and Openport are used together. You...

PCMflash and Openport are used together. You select a binary file from your computer's hard-disk and flash it to the Toyota ECU over the CAN-bus.
Forum: V6 MR2 Forum   May 5th, 2019, 21:26
Replies: 190
Views: 9,976
Posted By merryfrankster
I'm not sure exactly what programming methods you...

I'm not sure exactly what programming methods you mean, but you do know about PCMflash and Tactrix Openport 2.0 for flashing the ECU, right?

https://ecutools.eu/chip-tuning/pcmflash/
...
Forum: MKIII MR2 Spyder 2000 - 2007   May 5th, 2019, 20:27
Replies: 3
Views: 116
Posted By merryfrankster
You will find more takers if you post this on...

You will find more takers if you post this on Spyderchat.com or on Facebook in the Mr2 Spyder group.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/ToyotaMR2Spyder/
Forum: V6 MR2 Forum   May 5th, 2019, 17:31
Replies: 190
Views: 9,976
Posted By merryfrankster
Don't know if this is negligence or oversight but...

Don't know if this is negligence or oversight but the only copyright notice in the binary is for NEC (reported back in post #121) and there's really no reason to not include one along with the kit...
Forum: V6 MR2 Forum   May 5th, 2019, 15:59
Replies: 190
Views: 9,976
Posted By merryfrankster
I have collected a few 2GR binaries from here and...

I have collected a few 2GR binaries from here and there - Camry, Rav4, Sienna. If you need anything I can check to see if I have it.

In terms of usefulness and application, I would say that the...
Forum: General MR2 Discussion   May 3rd, 2019, 13:32
Replies: 4
Views: 257
Posted By merryfrankster
The advantage of a turbo model is the turbo...

The advantage of a turbo model is the turbo transmission and axles and hubs. If you are swapping to a higher output engine then you might want these. They are becoming expensive and harder to find to...
Forum: V6 MR2 Forum   May 3rd, 2019, 02:52
Replies: 78
Views: 2,617
Posted By merryfrankster
I've overlayed the uncorrected throttle data on...

I've overlayed the uncorrected throttle data on the characteristic curves. Normalized so 100% throttle corresponds to 11010 (the maximum value in the throttle axis), and 76% pedal corresponds to 7411...
Forum: V6 MR2 Forum   May 2nd, 2019, 01:44
Replies: 25
Views: 1,751
Posted By merryfrankster
1MZ has its fans but it's underwhelming. Imagine...

1MZ has its fans but it's underwhelming. Imagine going to all the trouble and expense of a swap just to have something "meh."
Forum: V6 MR2 Forum   May 1st, 2019, 15:27
Replies: 78
Views: 2,617
Posted By merryfrankster
Alex, would you be willing to share numerical...

Alex, would you be willing to share numerical data for this chart? I'd like to compare to the characteristic curves from the binary, in the previous post.
Forum: V6 MR2 Forum   May 1st, 2019, 07:45
Replies: 78
Views: 2,617
Posted By merryfrankster
I've been looking at sensor calibration curves...

I've been looking at sensor calibration curves and this grouping above is a set that I've identified as a collection of eighteen 16x1 1-d calibration curves. This is confirmed because each of the 18...
Forum: V6 MR2 Forum   May 1st, 2019, 05:31
Replies: 190
Views: 9,976
Posted By merryfrankster
For manual, post #121 ...

For manual, post #121
https://www.mr2oc.com/6797948-post121.html

By the way the adapters have dropped to a reasonable price ($20):...
Forum: V6 MR2 Forum   April 30th, 2019, 14:36
Replies: 190
Views: 9,976
Posted By merryfrankster
landspeed I'm curious if you find any overlap...

landspeed I'm curious if you find any overlap with the Programmer's Manual V850ES/SA2, V850ES/SA3 posted previously.
Forum: V6 MR2 Forum   April 26th, 2019, 14:20
Replies: 174
Views: 11,722
Posted By merryfrankster
For that all you need is a resistor that...

For that all you need is a resistor that corresponds to the right temp range. But I believe you need more than that - like for example the ratio between the turbine speed and output shaft speed, and...
Forum: V6 MR2 Forum   April 25th, 2019, 21:27
Replies: 174
Views: 11,722
Posted By merryfrankster
There's reason to believe that the ECU's power...

There's reason to believe that the ECU's power limiting behavior could have something to do with the missing automatic transmission. There is something similar documented in 2UZ-FE swaps. I'll report...
Forum: V6 MR2 Forum   April 25th, 2019, 21:02
Replies: 78
Views: 2,617
Posted By merryfrankster
I did reference a BitEdit screengrab that showed...

I did reference a BitEdit screengrab that showed two 22x1 pedal maps listed among other sensor maps.

I've made a near-complete inventory of high-resolution 1-d maps/sensor calibrations and I'll...
Forum: Spyder Turbos & Engine Swaps   April 25th, 2019, 14:03
Replies: 1
Views: 83
Posted By merryfrankster
I would suspect the gear oil. How old is it?...

I would suspect the gear oil. How old is it? Check the level. With the car level it should just reach the fill hole. Suggested oil is Redline MT90 or other GL4 spec oil. Do not use GL-5.
Forum: V6 MR2 Forum   April 24th, 2019, 16:32
Replies: 174
Views: 11,722
Posted By merryfrankster
As a followup to this excellent development,...

As a followup to this excellent development, there were a few mentions of unexplained behaviors with the ECU that seem to limit the power output. This is not so crucial here and it's safe to say...
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