Crazy OEM nut.
Every other NA MR2 on the planet came with this, except those outfitted with the 5sfe.
Except you have all of the intake plastic there. I know what you're thinking though, which is, "yeah, but tear that out and run an open filter". But at that point things aren't stock anymore, and you might as well build your own mount for a fan out of sheet metal. I'm going for a completely stock appearance using as much Toyota stuff as possible when I can.bucket said:Thats cool. it would be cooler if you could mount it on the driver side.
bucket said:I wounder if you mounted the fan on the back of the sheat meatle do you think it would mount on the driver side?
Well, since it is a stock piece for our cars, I wouldn't imagine that it's a horrendous obstruction otherwise Toyota wouldn't have used it in the first place. The 5sfe doesn't have any cooling issues, this is just me and my endless craze to add on "stock" features that we didn't get here.jackstands said:It seems like that would be an obstruction at speed. I wasn't aware that 5sfe's had cooling issues.
I haven't gotten it yet at all, and don't even know if I will. I found it while looking through the German eBay site. I used the buy it now feature and emailed the guy in German asking how much to ship it to me here in the states. He had it listed as only to sell in Germany, but my past experience has taught me that most people will ship the part anywhere, as long as you pay the difference, and explain how easy it is to ship abroad.gforce said:Nice find!
Where did you get it from?
How well did the MkI version fit to seal off that inlet though? I remember from my 86, that the fan was pretty small and it actually was ducted in a bit rather than on a flat panel like this.91tealgreen said:That s funny, I have one on my 5SFE, bought it on Ebay about a year ago, mounted on the passenger side. The one I have is from a MK1. I guess on a hot day when at idle it helps move the air around.
Cool, thanks, I'd like to see some pics.91tealgreen said:Well, it doesnt seal the inlet. Air still flows with the speed of the car. I just wanted some air flow during traffic jams and at idle since the hotshot header puts out so much heat. I ll get a pic and post it here.