View Full Version : New to the board... Hello everyone!

06-16-2010, 07:42 AM
My ride is a 1988 MKI.5 MR2.
I have tackled a new intake manifold project, which led me to the 3sgelc motor, and manifold. I am using the runners and building a new plenum to mate up to my 92 jspec 3sgte.

A recent project was a very aggressive A2W system utilizing 1 1/4" - 2" plumbing on the water-side, combined with a Mustang Fluidyne HE and a Johnson CM90 pump. The reservoir-less system flows upwards of 27 GPM @ 3 psi measured at the pump outlet. The recovery is very fast.

I am here to learn and share knowledge between our forums, and am thrilled at what I have found thus far.

06-16-2010, 01:53 PM
Whats goin on? Sounds like a couple interesting projects. You have pictures of the one you just completed? It has me intrigued.

06-16-2010, 03:09 PM
Welcome Gandalf the grey.

06-16-2010, 05:21 PM
Another AB guy! :D


joe's gt
06-16-2010, 05:39 PM
Came to the right place man. This place is growing so fast, I am having a hard time keeping up with the posts. I think you'll really like the direction this site is going. We have a lot technical, budget diy minds on here.

06-17-2010, 05:48 PM
Lol! Thanks guys...
...grey... lol!

My A2W project on the MR2 board can be found here:

or also on my website:

Two videos of the A2W system as I was filling it up:

The first is with most of the water in the system, enough for the pump to circulate it. We are looking at the filler tube with the cap open, the diameter of the piping here is 2" (which allows for slower movement here which is easier to have open), the filler cap is 1.5" abs. Total water capacity of this reservoir-less system is 9.25 liters (2.44 gallons).


The second video is with the system totally full, and only tiny bubbles remain. It also shows the pressure gauge at 3 psi, or just under. The pressure reading does not change when the cap is on. At 3 psi this pump puts out 27 GPM.


lol I blab a lot in them.
The results are good. System equilibriates a few degrees above ambient, is very responsive to outside air temp changes (such as driving through shadows or cooler pockets of air), and recovers to this equilibrium state within about 30 secs after hard boosting. For example, at the 1/4-mile track the temps go up about 20 degrees, and are back down by the time I get my timeslip.

Its great to meet more AB people, I know nothing about what is available in Calgary for dyno's etc, and would love to be able to measure more before/after results.

06-17-2010, 06:28 PM
Interesting WTA projects!

Its great to meet more AB people, I know nothing about what is available in Calgary for dyno's etc, and would love to be able to measure more before/after results.

Quite a few dyno's here in town. Also a couple in Red Deer. Here I've used Dynomotive, Toma is a reputable tuner and treated me very well. Also RCTS which has a dynojet and also has the same techtom software that ATS uses for their ROM tunes, which is interesting. I am hoping to get my next dyno run in on a dynojet just to better relate to the other dyno's that are out there.

Also, if you're interested in meeting, we have a big meet planned for August: http://www.celicatech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=47969 Mostly Celicas, but with the amount of MR2 owners here (nicknamed mr2tech), you'd be welcome to come as well. :D

06-27-2010, 12:49 AM
thanks guys!
and thank you for the Calgary dyno info, that's great... I will definitely want to dyno the car before/after I finish this manifold to compare. I plan to finish this in the next month or so, my 70mm TB just arrived from ATS...