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    New Wheeler Dealers Tonight Toyota MR2 Turbo

    You never see these on the road. Always wanted to drive and work on one.
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    Re: New Wheeler Dealers Tonight Toyota MR2 Turbo

    I’ve seen a few around Port Charlotte. Neat little cars. I’ll set Wheeler Dealers on record tonight.

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    Engines comes out from the bottom. Not very shade tree mechanic friendly.
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    Re: New Wheeler Dealers Tonight Toyota MR2 Turbo

    Working on this car is not user friendly. If you watch check out where the hose from hell is. For you weight watcher guys, this car weighs 3000 lbs.

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    I have always preferred the angularity of the first gen MR2s. Hose from Hell is right, I wonder what Toyota was thinking. I can't see any valid reason why they didn't make that one continuous hard line. Only thing that springs to mind is some sort of issue with vibration that would have caused a hard line to break.

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    Re: New Wheeler Dealers Tonight Toyota MR2 Turbo

    Quote Originally Posted by chiefmg View Post
    I have always preferred the angularity of the first gen MR2s. Hose from Hell is right, I wonder what Toyota was thinking. I can't see any valid reason why they didn't make that one continuous hard line. Only thing that springs to mind is some sort of issue with vibration that would have caused a hard line to break.
    I read the comments under this video. One commenter stated that you can get to the hose if you remove the turbo, but that ain't easy either. I rethought this, this is one tough car to work on. Luckily, Toyota's reliability works in favor here. Although it was not directly stated, it was implied that this car had over 100,000 miles on it.
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    I don't understand why they had to use a short rubber hose, when they could have used a flex metal connection to absorb the engine vibrations. They could have designed a different route, one that could be accessed from the top or the bottom without having to remove any thing to replace it.
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    Re: New Wheeler Dealers Tonight Toyota MR2 Turbo

    That would have been a perfect opportunity for a reroute or solid line.

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    Re: New Wheeler Dealers Tonight Toyota MR2 Turbo

    Quote Originally Posted by minuteman048 View Post
    You never see these on the road. Always wanted to drive and work on one.
    Maybe it is because there were fewer tubes made and the life span of the engines were shorter and the basic engine, and possibly the owners abused them and didn't maintain them properly.
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    Re: New Wheeler Dealers Tonight Toyota MR2 Turbo

    I don’t really like the MR2 in the show. I was hoping to see my favorite:

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    Still looks good today.


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