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  1. Engine dies when cold, but not when hot.

    MKI, 84-89 NA & SC
    Hello, Ive got a problem with a USDM 85 AW11. The car doesnt seem to idle when cold. it hunts when hot. it was like this after timing belt replacement, I confirmed the timing was correct. I can keep the car running by blipping the throttle when cold. but it then chokes at around 500-600rpm. when...
  2. New Supercharged AW11 to add to the community

    New Member Introductions
    Hi everyone, I've been using this forum for the last six years as an incredibly helpful resource on figuring out what to do with my AW11s. I've only ever owned 80's MR2s - my first car was a 1986 AW11 that my dad and I rebuilt when I was a junior in high school. Six years later, I've moved on to...
  3. Does anyone know where the EGR temperature sensor connects to?

    MKI, 84-89 NA & SC
    I understand that it attaches to the EGR valve and connects to an EGR switch but I can't seem to find a diagram showing where specifically in the engine bay it connects. Currently converting my non-EGR AW11 to EGR so that it can pass California smog, so any advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks
  4. MK1.5 swap parts sourcing

    New Member Introductions
    Hi guys, I am new to the forum I just picked up a 1986 mr2 and am interested in doing a 3sgte swap. I have read a lot of forums about people performing these swaps and they seem like a good choice. A little background, I recently purchased the car it had been sitting for about 20 years and the...
  5. Gambler 500 rally - $500 MK1 offroad build

    24 Hours of Lemons / ChumpCar Series
    If you haven't heard of the Gambler 500, stop right now and check out: gambler500 (dot) com I just bought myself a $500 1986 MR2, that runs and drives. Rough, a reconstructed title, but the engine runs smooth, shifts smooth, and drives straight. Needs an alternator, engine compartment fan, and a...
  6. Hello!

    MKI, 84-89 NA & SC
    Hello, I recently acquired a 1987 AW11, and I would like to restore it. It is in okay condition, some rust, suspension may be wonky, but it runs and it runs well. I would like to be an active part of this community, and keep my car running for a long time. Right now, I am in need of a stock...
  7. AW11 AutoX build

    General MR2 Discussion
    Hi all, this is the first build I am attempting. Purpose built for AutoX and circle track; following SCCA solo/GCR rules. I got the car a few months ago and is a bit rough around the edges, picked it up for $375. Non running. I began by ordering a silvertop. The idea of ITB's and 20 valves...
  8. Kirkey Seat Fitment in 1986 MR2

    MK1 Interior Modification & Repair
    Hey guys, Looking to swap out my original seats with these: Does anyone know if these seats will fit? Has anyone fit a similar seat in...
  9. Because Racecar

    MKI, 84-89 NA & SC
    Alright, here we go on a journey. My intention with this build is for racing, autox, drag, track application. Maybe some fun rallying too. So earlier this year (actually 2 days before Christmas), I bought this beauty. A 1986 MR2. Yea, she's a little rough around the edges, but for $375...
  10. AE101 4AGZE For Sale

    J-Spec Toyota Parts Swapper
    AE101 DLI 4agze FOR SALE $900 shipped in the USA I bought this car and began the restoration process and as time has passed I purchased a MS3 Pro to replace the engine harness and perform all the functions that I needed. I have since then bought a 4th Gen 3sgte that I will soon swap into the...
  11. Clutch Master Cylinder Line

    MKI, 84-89 NA & SC
    Hey everyone, so my 1985 MR2 recently had a problem where the clutch master cylinder was leaking. I ordered a replacement and installed it and long story short the threads on the flare nut where it connects to the master cylinder got stripped. Since the end of the clutch line is flared I don't...
  12. Where to buy a new 4AGZE alternator?

    MKI, 84-89 NA & SC
    As the title suggests, I'm looking for a new alternator. O'Reilly's, AutoZone, RockAuto, TwosRUs, Toyota and Amazon all do not carry the 4AGZE alternator or brushes to rebuild it. They carry the NA alternator, just not the supercharged one. Does anyone have a reputable source for an alternator...
  13. Garage Clean out. 4age Stuff / 85 MR2 parts

    1984-1989 MR2 Parts Swapper
    Hello, Just cleaning out the garage & I have some different parts for sale from an 85 MR2 N/A & 87 JDM 4age, that I no longer need all in good used condition paypal is : [email protected] ship via UPS you pay shipping or free local pic up. L.A. area (818) if interested in all the parts / shot...
  14. Current Spyder owner, Possible AW11 owner

    New Member Introductions
    So I've been on the spyder forums for over a year, and have owned my spyder for about as long. Soon, I'm planning on getting an AW11. I've found one, and its quite beat up, but for $950, its a good enough deal to me. I'd say it needs work, and it does, but in its condition, its a perfect...
  15. 1986 MR2- Fuel Pump Relay or Circuit Opening Relay help

    MKI, 84-89 NA & SC
    Hello, I recently bought a 1986 MR2. It starts, however, the pressure is so low, it shuts off after a few seconds after starting. My friend who is a mechanic says it has to do with the Fuel Pump Relay (COR) or the actual fuel pump, but recommends to check the relay first. Problem is that I have...
  16. WTB: N1 connector.

    MKI MR2 Parts Wanted To Buy Or Trade
    I'm looking for an N1 connector. Both sides of the connector with all wires present and a few inches of wire on each side to be able to have some slack to solder. I discovered I was missing a few wires due to age while trying to further my mk1.5 project progress. P.m me here or can...
  17. FS/FT: SoCal 5ZIGEN Border 304 Exhaust

    1984-1989 MR2 Parts Swapper
    FS/FT: SoCal 5ZIGEN Border 304 Exhaust $290 OBO What's up people, I recently bought a MK1 with a 5ZIGEN exhaust which sounds amazing when opened up. The exhaust has a very deep, baritone sound throughout the rev range and sounds really refined. The reason why I'm getting rid of it is because...
  18. FS: 86NA with JDM SC Motor/Extra tranny/AU SC pully

    1984-1989 MR2 N/A Cars For Sale
    It is finally time to say goodbye. I have owned this car since it had 100K on it, it now has 250K+. I'll try to remember and list all the parts that I have, but I'm sure I'll forget some. This vehicle is located in CT and drove when last parked, but the exhaust has been removed and that was...
  19. Needing replacement rear body panel for '86 MR2

    Restoration Forum
    My AW11 had nearly perfect body panels until the rear lower grill panel (below the bumper) was damaged. I need a complete replacement of this panel that starts from the very bottom and is cut at least a couple inches above where the rear bumper is mounted along with being cut with about an extra...
  20. Auto Shops that work on MR2's in the Carolinas

    The Carolinas MOC
    Hi everyone! I recently moved to North Carolina from Tennessee and was wondering what shops in the Carolinas, or the rest of the southeast, are willing/able to work on my 1986 AW11?