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#27365
My visit to Joe O'Reilly MR2 Specialist (RIP) 11 Years, 2 Months ago Karma: 72
Today I took a little trip out to see Joe O'Reilly MR2 Specialist who operates out near Tuam, Co Galway. I was looking for a few items and Joe had them all. I even managed to pick up an MR2 UK Owners manual. Joe is great and has a wealth of knowledge and I am so lucky to have him only a short drive from Galway city.

I took a few photos so you may see something that you may like. I think there are a few cars in for repair/upgrade but some others have seen better days....


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#27366
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Can't see those pics Punky...

Could do with an owners manual myself!
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Re: My visit to Joe O'Reilly MR2 Specialist 11 Years, 2 Months ago Karma: 34
good stuff thats my red 92 there he has it at the mo waiting for a few bits before he can start work on it hopefully have it back in a week or two with an additional 60 to 80 brake cant bloody wait
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#27373
Re: My visit to Joe O'Reilly MR2 Specialist 11 Years, 2 Months ago Karma: 32
whats he doing to it?
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#27375
Re: My visit to Joe O'Reilly MR2 Specialist 11 Years, 2 Months ago Karma: 314
Saw the pics last night on Blackberry (can't see them now for some reason?)

Anyway great pics! CeramicPower your car looks cool! I love it.

KC'd

Edit: Shame we don't have someone like Joe over here on the east coast. It would be quite a drive from Dublin!
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Re: My visit to Joe O'Reilly MR2 Specialist 11 Years, 2 Months ago Karma: 72
I will reload the pics later today when i get some downtime from my 3 kids....
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Punky1968 wrote:
I will reload the pics later today when i get some downtime from my 3 kids....

nice one kc'ed btw

spurs mr2 wrote:
whats he doing to it?

firstly it was engine out and every seal and gasket he can think of then a timning kit and full service, set of shocks, then on to the fun stuff! all i wanted at the start was a fuel cut defencer but now i'm getting FCD , electronic boost con, downpipe and a ported exhaust mani. hopefully these see me up to the 260 - 280 mark!

Quandry wrote:
Saw the pics last night on Blackberry (can't see them now for some reason?)

Anyway great pics! CeramicPower your car looks cool! I love it.

KC'd

Edit: Shame we don't have someone like Joe over here on the east coast. It would be quite a drive from Dublin!


nice one kc back at ye pity no one this side alright but thank god for joe i was actually considering going over to rogue with mine

edit: sorry quandry only one kc per 6 hours so you'll have to wait
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any idea on price i might consider this myself im not far away i live in mayo.just back to work next week so hopefully i can afford it?
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spurs mr2 wrote:
any idea on price i might consider this myself im not far away i live in mayo.just back to work next week so hopefully i can afford it?

its ongoing will keep you posted
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#27396
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Ok all the photos have been reloaded so you should be able to see them now.
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Looking forward to heading up there someday for a good route around.

KC for the pic's
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#28074
Re:My visit to Joe O'Reilly MR2 Specialist 11 Years, 1 Month ago Karma: 32
im gonna pop down to joe in two weeks to let him have look at my car and hopefully do some work on it over a few weeks.i rang him today and he seems like an absolute gent he stayed talking to me for a half an hour bout mr2s he knows everything about them.there is not many people out there that will give there time for nothing to help you well except everyone on mr2.ie!!
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#28140
Re:My visit to Joe O'Reilly MR2 Specialist 11 Years, 1 Month ago Karma: 12
you should have taken a pic of his own mr2 its sexy!

also i told him about this website saying he could post up stuff he has for sale, he didnt seem too keen
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I guess Joe is Ireland's only MR2 specialist ?
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#28143
Re:My visit to Joe O'Reilly MR2 Specialist 11 Years, 1 Month ago Karma: 45
has any one got a number for him as im going to be needing a clutch and cambelt done very soon
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Re:My visit to Joe O'Reilly MR2 Specialist 11 Years, 1 Month ago Karma: 33
I called down to see joe a few weeks ago and he knows his stuff. Was on hols in galway, so talked my better half into a trip to tuam. Great place! Shame its a bit far from Dublin.


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Told joe about this site but he does not use the internet very much.
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#30133
Re:My visit to Joe O'Reilly MR2 Specialist 11 Years ago Karma: 34
an update of where i'm at. car was all back together all gaskets and seals done (except for one which i'll get to) and all put back together. joe was driving it a couple of days to make sure everything was ok he noticed another leak from under the turbo somewhere thought it might be a turbo seal or pipe took the turbo off and the leak was from the HEAD GASKET so its back to the ramp to start all over again with an extra few hundred euros lumped on. he said its the first one he's seen leaking there and it would be my feckin 2
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oh dear that's a shame man.... Make sure you put in a quality metal headgasket as they are the weekpoint on the Gen2 engine alright.

Was it a standard gasket and what boost are you running?
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Re:My visit to Joe O'Reilly MR2 Specialist 11 Years ago Karma: 34
ye he says he's getting a good aftermarket metal one. presume its the standard gasket engine was running factory boost all original joes done the first upgrades on it except for the exhaust and filter
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finally left my car down to joe on saturday to install a few bits il hopefully have it back in a few weeks.i seen your car ceramic power great looking machine.
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#30729
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thanks i actually forget what it looks like at this stage
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when are you hoping to have it back?
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phone call this morning all's back together and running sweet just waiting on a total from him now
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i was chatting to him last night myself he told me he had yours sorted i hope its not too expensive for ya.have a look at my car when your getting yours.
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#31276
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did you get your car back yet ceramicpower?
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#31278
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no weekend after next i think. waiting on a few shackles car came to €2700! considering i wanted to spend about a grand you can why its taking me i little longer..
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#31280
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jes you could have bought another car for that!i hope its perfect it for ya after all that thats some money.
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Do you have a list of what was done?
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#31296
Re: My visit to Joe O'Reilly MR2 Specialist 10 Years, 11 Months ago Karma: 34
top of my head, rebuilt engine with all seals and gaskets, timing kit with pump and pulleys, set of bilstein shocks and lowering springs (which are for sale cause i didn't need them) decat, 2 new driveshafts, new clutch, fuel cut defender, electronic boost control, ported heat wrapped exhaust manifold, brass pipe above petrol tank was split, couple of plastic bits like wing liner and undertrays, service kit and all fluids and a few more things i'll let you know when i collect.

one question for yis. he said the boost controller is ready to be set up but must be done on a dyno when it gets mapped which is fair enough but i've asked here and read in a few places that the rev 2 ECU can't be mapped that either a standalone or piggyback is required but joe is 100% certain that these UCU's can be mapped. also i'v read that the ECU can learn anything up to 1 bar so if its .6 now turning it up to .9 shouldn't be a bother?
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