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#64948
2000 MRS advice 5 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 0
Hi All,

I'm tasked with sorting or selling an 00 MR-S.

It has 90,000 kms on the clock but the it sounds like the big end bearing is gone.

It is a straight enough car otherwise, no NCT or Tax.

Would it be worth much? or is it fit for the scrap heap?

I was debating on selling it but I was also thinking of fixing it up to be a track car maybe?

Anyway i'm not sure where to start, would I be able to do the engine swap myself if that was the road I was going. The engine as far as I know needs to be dropped out so it seems like a big job.

I'd appreciate some advice and maybe a rough valuation as it sits and if it was running well with a new engine.

Thanks,

James
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#64950
Re: 2000 MRS advice 5 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 29
Welcome to the site.. Dont know alot about The Mr s really.
There doesnt seem to be many frequent mrs users on here but that doesnt mean we cant help.
Ive seen them going for anything from 1800 - 4000 depending on year and condition. Id say if yours was running and tested
Could be worth 2000-3000. Did you price an engine for it besides messing with internals?
As it is Im afraid it wouldnt be worth much as a non runner. If ya were to break it your self the main part thats worth anything (engine) is no good. I believe gearboxes for them sell good.
Could take a few months sell the rest.
Hope I Didnt confuse you. And best of luck
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#64953
Re: 2000 MRS advice 5 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 74
Stick a vvtli engine in her!
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#64955
Re: 2000 MRS advice 5 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 0
I was thinking about that alright.... how much would it be for one and where to look?
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#64958
Re: 2000 MRS advice 5 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 72
Best way is to wait for a crashed vvtli celica to show up on donedeal and buy the whole thing. it will be the cheapest way to go about it and after you are done you can sell it for parts.
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Re: 2000 MRS advice 5 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 47
Sounds your MRS had a pre cat failure. An additional cat was used just off the exit manifold for emissions reasons in the Malaysian market. This pre cat is prone to crumbling due to heat. The engine can be repaired but is time consuming and not worth the effort. Pre cat removal should be high on the list of any MRS owner!
However on a different note the small block 3.0 V6 24v from a lexus will fit and I've read are easier and cheaper to locate. Thor motorsport in the UK have the conversion documented! Just a taught!
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Re: 2000 MRS advice 5 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 47
Sounds your MRS had a pre cat failure. An additional cat was used just off the exit manifold for emissions reasons in the Malaysian market. This pre cat is prone to crumbling due to heat. The engine can be repaired but is time consuming and not worth the effort. Pre cat removal should be high on the list of any MRS owner!
However on a different note the small block 3.0 V6 24v from a lexus will fit and I've read are easier and cheaper to locate. Thor motorsport in the UK have the conversion documented! Just a taught!
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#64997
Re: 2000 MRS advice 5 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 327
If you are selling would you give me first refusal on it, where are you located.
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