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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 7:01 am    Post subject: [Mk2] [NA] MR2 TDI Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Hi folks, I'm back after years of non MR2 ownership, I've bought another. I was on here 6 years ago with a MK1. This time I have rescued a mk2 from the scrappo and can't wait to drive it.

My good friend mk2mattw suggested this is the forum to post in, but I'm worried I might be shunned as I understand this is a weird project and might not be to everyones (anyones) taste [Smile]



Let me explain this strange idea. This summer I have been building a biodiesel plant and am now making fuel at somewhere between 25-28p per liter. I've also taken a new job which is miles away. Joining the dots you can see that I be stupid not to drive a diesel of some kind. After looking at the option, I've found there are some interesting (fast) diesels about. But I could do with an older distributor pump type (90s) to run on "rough" (not 100%) biodiesel. And I'm not keen on heavy FWD handling, its horrible! I really enjoyed owning my previous MR2 so thought why not try an MR2 TDI.

So this is going to be a tuned diesel engine wrapped in a nice car. That's how I'm thinking of it anyway. I'll tune to near 180hp and it will have plenty of low grunt for boring (or not so boring) commuter type driving.

So here is it:


The first thing I did was have all the rust and dents sorted (I'm not good with rust repairs). This is it after picking up from the bodyshop. It still needs a polish but is completely rust and dent free and seems to be water tight too [Smile].

I've been looking for an engine for months (cheap and lowish miles) and finally found this last week.

I'm really happy with my purchase and think I've got it a at a reasonable price. It's a 1999 seat toledo with a 110hp AHF engine, soon to run out of MOT and Tax but still legal long enough to get it home. It has 89k on the clock and cost me ?450.

I've not had long on it due to starting a new job that entails rather a lot of commuting, but here is the progress so far. I've just been stripping the loom, and labelling.




Its one fo the very last distributor pump type TDI engine from VAG and can be tuned plenty [Smile]

I want to get it running on the garage floor, then carefully strip away all the wiring I don't need leaving the engine loom and instrument cluster, and hopefully adding a cruise control stalk for good measure.

I plan to:
Bin the dual mass flywheel in favour of the G60 solid flywheel and VR6 clutch (can take 300ft.lb)
port the head and regrind the valves for good measure
fit a new water pump and cambelt kit
fit a "tuning box" for 140 + hp

Then later on, when all the problems are ironed out
Fit a PD130 turbo and manifold and larger injectors and a larger intercooler to get it closer to 180hp

I can't wait, its great to get started on a new project.

Keep posting progress here if people are interested (and if I don't get my account blocked for ruining an MR2 [Smile] )


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 7:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Sounds like a superb project.. With good reasoning behind it...
Will be watching..

They might like it Iver two brutal.. They like anything that includes a angle grinder
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 7:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Definitely watching this [Smile]
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

I do love diesel, watching a big black puff of smoke coming from the back of a 2 would be something beautiful... [Dancing]
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Well that settles it then. I shall put all my progress up here.

I look forward to it, there should be another small token of progress by tuesday night.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Also, watching with interest... [thumleft]
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

I'm so in for this .. love threads like this [Very Happy]
Go biodiesel [Mr. Green]
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Sounds good.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

I'd be amazed if you can get this completed!
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Keep posting up progress - you have my attention [thumleft]
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Not my thing, but best of luck with the project.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

This is against everything that I personally think is ok [Laughing]

But I absolutely love it!!

Your reason is totally understandable and being honest with you - as much as I hate diesel and think it's an abomination - it's a brilliant idea! Best of both worlds for your situation! Hats off to you buddy I hope that you get it finished and it works out [thumleft]

I'm tuned in for sure!
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

This absolutely fantastic, you certainly have got it well planned out and you seem to know you're stuff.

You have my full attention [Shocked]
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Thanks all very much, I find it such a big help to a project to have a few positive comments along the way. Progress will be a bit slow but should be steady too [Smile]

Thanks all [Smile] [Smile]
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Much as I hate diseasals, love this idea. Rogue were considering doing this for an endurance race car....can't fault the logic.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

There was a Red MR2 TDi for sale on pistonheads a while back, Toyota Avensis diesel engine as I recall [Think]
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Cool, [Smile] but at the same time [Sad] I was begginning to think I was doing something new
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Marf wrote:
There was a Red MR2 TDi for sale on pistonheads a while back, Toyota Avensis diesel engine as I recall [Think]



It was indeed, a modern D4D engined MK2.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

i think it will come more common, lets face it the petrol isnt getting better on supply [Speak to the hand]

love this idea

*also saw the d4d mr2, think it was a rav4 unit iirc*
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

180bhp @ 28p a litre in a MR2 shell?
What's not to like.

Apart from it sounding like a tractor, obviously [Mr. Green]
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