4AGE 20V Blacktop

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Diary of Swap
Cooling System


85/6 4AGE -> 4AGZE

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Air Intake Filter
Clutch Slave Cylinder
Clutch Master Cylinder
Coolant Flush
Distributor O-Rings
Exhaust Manifold
Fuel Filter
Fuel Pump Cut-off Switch
Ignition Timing
Oil Cooler Hoses
Oil Filter Adapter O-Rings
Oil Pan Gasket
Oxygen Sensor
Radiator Removal
Throttle Body Cleaning
TPS Adjustment
Water Pump


87+ Brake Upgrade
Caliper Rebuild-Front
Caliper Rebuild-Rear
Dust Shield Removal
Parking Brake Cable
SS Braided Brake Line


Ball Joint Replacement
Bushings Install - Front
Bushings Install - Rear
Steering Knuckle Removal
Struts/Springs - Front
Struts/Springs - Rear
Sway Bar End Links


87+ Antenna Replacement
Clear Turn Signals - Front
Clear Turn Signals - Rear
Door Hinges
Interior Door Triangles
Interior Headliner Painting
Interior Trim & Light Lens
Power Window Regulator
Rekeying Trunk Lock
Rust PM - Battery Bracket

Rust PM - Front Wheel Wells
Seats - MK3
Seats - Aftermarket
Shift Boot

SideMarker Mod

Sunroof Rattle
Wiper Switch


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20V 'Blacktop' Project - Day 2

Removed the glovebox, dashboard, steering wheel, carpeting & what was left of the windshield today after work. Made sure to keep all connectors connected, since I haven't labeled anything yet. Things like hazard light switch, cigarette lighter, gauge cluster, keep all those connectors in tact. Vaccuumed up as much glass as I could. There's still some out there that I need to get to later on. Only sliced my finger once removing the glass...

What a mess huh? It sure is going to be interesting a few weeks from now...

Just a pic of the ECU unbolted from it's mount up on the hump in front of the gear shifter. I'm sure this thing is worth a quarter the price I paid for the half-cut.

The most tense part of the evening, removing the air bag. Even though the battery has been disconnected for a while, I was still worried about the possibility of setting the airbag off. The side of the steering wheel has 2 plastic pieces that pop off. Removing those, you will see 2 'star' bolts. Just remove those 2, and the front of the steering wheel should fall right out. Remove the big nut (19mm) on the shaft, and then start tugging on the wheel to remove it.

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Disclaimer: This web page in no way replaces the MR2 repair manual. Follow what it says before me. The purpose of this page is to give you a better pictorial description of what to do. I cannot be held responsible for any mishaps caused by this web page.