View Full Version : New Member welcome all

02-25-2010, 07:27 PM
I am happy to meet you all.

As a trained European mechanic and long time car builder I ended up now in the US with 3 Celica's and an MR2.

Familiar with the type of cars I feel very comfortable in them. And of course easy to work with and maintain.

At the moment I am repainting the 1992 convertible and need to rebuild an engine for the 1990 Celica GT. I have the engine in the hoist and awaiting dis assembly.

We also have a tuned and nicely build 2000 GTS but the person who did it made a mess out of the electronics and the body parts. The lowering is taken to far so have to fix this in future.

The MR2 will be receiving an upgrade on the engine end of this year by putting a 3Vfe in it and make it a beautiful finished machine. The project will be running over the coming winter.

So there you go. Some info to start with.

02-25-2010, 07:58 PM
Welcome aboard.

02-25-2010, 08:33 PM
wellllllllllllllcommmmmmmmmmmeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!

02-26-2010, 12:11 AM

02-26-2010, 12:48 AM

02-26-2010, 03:35 AM
Doesn't it make you sad that we got the 5S-FE instead of the 3S-GE in the 1990+ Celica? It makes me said and I've never driven a 3S-GE.

02-26-2010, 03:41 AM

I want pics of the MR2.

02-26-2010, 04:05 AM
Ever had a problem with your 92 convertible overheating when you run it hard for 15 minutes (approximately 4000 rpm) and then come to a stop and idle, then overheat? I have the same car as you, and have been trying to figure out this problem. Pressure check was ok. All new radiator, pump, cap, thermostat too. Only thing I can figure is the engine needs either flushing or maybe the head gasket is bad? any ideas.


02-26-2010, 05:36 AM
welcome! glad to have you around.

02-26-2010, 07:13 AM
Nice to have another gearhead on board. :)

02-26-2010, 05:03 PM
To answer some of the questions:

The pics will come soon and do realize I am working on the cars. I bought them with that in mind. ( The bodies are in GREAT shape) but the previous owners lacked of handling them correct. Paint jobs are awfull, and there again that's part of my build. I do paint them in special paints. I have models ready showing the future result.

Now the engines. The fact really is that I am not looking for just speed. I never did. I look for durability and these engines perform just that.

The engine in the 92 is one of the best. 240000 miles now and running strong. Never overheated and not yet let me down. It is exactly what I like. But you know it will not last so I stocked up on a 91 I got cheap and took all parts sitting on my shelves. :)

It does sound like the head gaskets are your cause. Building up more pressure in the water system and air cannot escape other then belching out of it. Better fix that first then it will get worse.