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    Old skool members between Bolton and Hollyhead?

    Howdy, I have to go to Bolton to pick up my car in the next few weeks and also need to order a load of parts for my MR2 and was thinking of maybe getting the parts sent to somewhere along the way that I can pick them up so I dont get smashed with postage to Ireland and other charges ;) Any...
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    Engine rebuild 3.8 to 4.1

    Engine rebuilt on Thursday... Can't wait to get her back on the road
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    Resurrecting the MR2

    A ct9 is a good size for a mower!
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    Resurrecting the MR2

    Really important if you are running over 1bar of boost on the mower... And let's face it if you are running any less than 1bar... Are you even mowing?!?
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    Resurrecting the MR2

    I ain't talking about the mower... The Jerry can!
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    Resurrecting the MR2

    You said it! Brought a Jerry can down to get petrol for the lawnmower and it cost me 50 quid to fill it!
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    Engine rebuild 3.8 to 4.1

    Has been really easy to work on so far. Have done all the suspension work, alternator, starter etc and it's been a breeze to work on. Engine rebuild is something I'd leave up to those who know Can't wait to get it back for sure.
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    Engine rebuild 3.8 to 4.1

    That's the NA. It starts life at 355bhp but should be closer to 400 when I get it back with a decent lift in torque. The turbo is 3.6 and has a fairly bulletproof engine but they have shot up in price, especially manual gearbox versions.
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    Engine rebuild 3.8 to 4.1

    Something a bit different! My 911 has been a lovely car to live with for the past few years but unfortunately it started to use some oil and soot up the passenger side exhaust tips which is never a good sign and pointed to bore scoring. The engines in the 997 carerra S (3.8) are well known for...
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    Resurrecting the MR2

    Trying to get motivated to continue with the mr2 and just flicked through this thread... I was excited when I started this. I think I'll do a bit later today :)
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    Resurrecting the MR2

    Really is! Best Saturday ive spent in ages.
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    Resurrecting the MR2

    Cheers man. Got the steam cleaner at it. Was parked outside. Doesn't take them long to start rotting.
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    Resurrecting the MR2

    Got the front brakes off, coilovers off, hubs, control arms and all the bits removed. Abs sensors are stuck in place and disintegrated so will need to be replaced. Inside boot and rear generally looks solid and clean.
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    Resurrecting the MR2

    careful or I will post a picture of my series III landrover.....
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    Resurrecting the MR2

    Lying up since 2014. Its a rev5 turbo jap import. Since taking a proper look I think it may have been in a front tip before and the really rusty shit is from the donor car that was used to replace it. Everything else is really grand including the sills so hopefully the road ahead won't be as...
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