Mauro has been polishing our 1992 Toyota MR2 and, as you can see from the photos below, it’s looking fantastic!
The trim team have been working on repairing the drivers seat to the 1992 Toyota MR2 which is currently in our Pettistree workshops.
Lydia worked her skill on the drivers side bolster of the Japanese sports car before handing the unit back over to Jon to refit back into the car.
Our 1992 Toyota MR2 has been in the skilled hands of classic car technician Jonn. After he removed the driver’s seat for repair, Jonn disconnected the wiring under the seat before hoovering the space out ready for the seat to go back in once the repair is complete.
A new plastic weather shield was made for the door before the door panel was refitted. New screws were used at the bottom edge as the old ones were missing when the car arrived. Once the switch pack was reconnected, the window was tested and found to be working fine.
Jonn has been continuing his work on our 1992 Toyota MR2. He has stripped and fitted a new fuel filter. He has also drained the automatic transmission and removed the sump and filter. These were cleaned before being refitted and torqued to 10nm. The nearside front ball joint was stripped and removed ready for replacement. The brake fluid was then changed and the system bled.
The next job was to strip the engine to replace the cambelt and water pump. Jonn found various bolts seized and difficult to remove. One bolt snapped in the water pump housing so Jonn had to remove the exhaust manifold heatshield and various bracketry to enable access to the rear of the water pump/thermostat housing. Eventually, he was able to remove the housing.
The water pump housing was cleaned and Jonn drilled out the broken bolt and retapped the thread to 6mm. He then refitted it the to engine with new o rings. The new water pump was fitted and secured before a vac test was carried out to check if the system was sealed.
The new cambelt, idler and tensioner were fitted. Jonn turned the engine over 4 times and checked the timing marks aligned. The lower cover and crank pulley were then refitted before the rocker cover was stripped, removed, and cleaned ready for a new gasket.
Jonn refitted the engine mount and alternator bracket. He then mounted the alternator and fitted the air con and alternator belts before adjusting them.
Next, Jonn refitted the inlet manifold, servo pipe and cables. He then used a vacuum tool to refill the cooling system with a 50/50 antifreeze water mix. After fitting the new nearside lower ball join Jonn refitted the wheels and torqued them to 103nm.
One of the final jobs for Jonn was to investigate why the driver’s window was not working. He checked the fuses and removed the door panel and power motor directly and found it didn’t work. This will need to be replaced to resolve the issue.
Jonn has secured a new battery with a clamp in our 1992 Toyota MR2. He went on to refit the plastic under the bonnet trim and fix it in place with four new clips.
Jonn then stripped and removed the alternator. Once this was done, he removed the alternator mounting bracket, relay and earth to the rear engine bay.
Jonn carried out a service, drained the oil and fitted a new filter. The sump bung was refitted and torqued to 37nm.
John has finished up the report.
He has stripped and cleaned nearside front brake and found the sliders have seized.
Remove and free off before reassembling.
Wire brush all flexi hose ferrules. Strip alarm wiring. Trace through car and disconnect from loom. Cut wires and remove complete system.
Check that car still starts and runs, ok. Check alternator charge; 8.9v which is very poor. Warning lights on dash probably due to battery voltage or lack of it.
We have recently welcomed our 1992 Toyota MR2 to the Bridge Classic Cars workshop.
The workshop team will soon begin their work on this very popular nostalgic car.