Turns out my 'super clean' Toyota MR2 turbo is a piece of ....

12 mar 2020
989 656 Skatījumi

MOOG threw down the challenge to buy a car for less than $10,000... catch is, the engine cannot be in the front of the car. He showed up with an old Volkswagen and I dragged out my JDM Hard Top Turbocharged Toyota MR2 that has been sitting around for a little too long. While MOOG gets cracking pulling apart carbies and working away on his weird old Volkswagen, I'm in my shed trying to work out how to sort out the rust, corrosion and broken parts that make up this 30 year old nugget.
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    Mighty Car ModsMighty Car ModsPirms 8 Mēnešiem
    • Is the song starting from 7:51 released?

      Postie PatPostie PatPirms 8 Mēnešiem
    • I will buy one if only to smell what a jdm melon smells like

      Automotive AddictsAutomotive AddictsPirms 8 Mēnešiem
    • Track/song name at 7:53? 🎶

      Matthew BowkerMatthew BowkerPirms 8 Mēnešiem
    • Take car these days guys!!! Hope the times coming give us more hope than bad feelings.

      XavierXavierPirms 8 Mēnešiem
    • @elliott b and you

      Rao Afsar AliRao Afsar AliPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • You aussies are dramatic when it comes to surface rust. 😂 Still loves the vid nonetheless.

    Garrison VlogsGarrison VlogsPirms Mēneša
  • Everyone so salty about him calling the mr2 rusty, I am also salty as fuck *cries in completely rusted out sills*

    Padraig RabbittePadraig RabbittePirms Mēneša
  • needs a 2GR-FE conversion

    Roel SchoutenRoel SchoutenPirms Mēneša
  • Putting the tools on the paint 😶

    Darksmall - RacingDarksmall - RacingPirms Mēneša
  • i had one of these in the late 90s...criminally under rated car...i once did a 720 spin in the rain across central reservation when it came on boost.. i missed every single sign, tree and lamp post... just had to wash the mud from underside and from inside my pants.

    simon lloydsimon lloydPirms Mēneša
  • Music title that starts at 5:43 please?

    necridkeenecridkeePirms Mēneša
  • I need moog to release the song at 6 minutes 😩 need it in my life!

    Ellbeasteo GEllbeasteo GPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • Do these come manual anyone know?

    Omar MuñozOmar MuñozPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • watching this makes me feel so much better about the 2 days it took to do my breaks the other day lol fucking rust

    JDJBrooksJDJBrooksPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • Are these guys really not trained mechanics? I know Marty was a music school teacher

    Alan PathomkanAlan PathomkanPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • please PLEASE do not K swap this car... honestly, try something new, everyone does that BS swap, there are SOOO many swap options for these cars...

    PseudoKirbyPseudoKirbyPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • MR💩!

    MomoMomoPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Sweet Frenzel Rhomb shirt!!

    marcusgould13marcusgould13Pirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • Toyota doesn't want you to do anything to their cars. I understand now

    Sisekelo DumaSisekelo DumaPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • I wonder when you get bolt heads snap and you have to tap a new thread, how do you make sure there aren't little shards now running through the cooling system that pipe feeds?

    RWoody1995RWoody1995Pirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • Waw, not having to deal with rust is amazing....

    Hagop ShishmanyanHagop ShishmanyanPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • Gosh my like new* 2011 Suzuki sx4 has more rust than that!

    BreakdancingsquirrelBreakdancingsquirrelPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • With that much rust, you've made the wrong decision. Most backyard mechanics do not have the tools and equipment to pull the engine, you did. Again, with that much rust on every nut/bolt, you should of went straight to an engine pull. Every single fastener on that engine needs inspected and replaced if needed; every single one.

    DeepPastryDeepPastryPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • If Marty has a lift in his shed why to they atill usw the other one lol

    Zane ShaefferZane ShaefferPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • Why don't you use that hoist more often?

    Sam StocktonSam StocktonPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • When Marty's shed is better than the MCM hq with a hoist and stuff

    Sam StocktonSam StocktonPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • Welcome to the #mr2life, currently restoring my original rev 1 turbo, rust is everywhere 😅

    Jamie GermanJamie GermanPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • Oh poor Marty, bought a lemon...

    I'll ride carefully today!I'll ride carefully today!Pirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • lvworld.info/face/video/lK2SpJC7pd1ma9Q

    sarajevorajvosasarajevorajvosaPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • 😂😂 that tiny bit of rust dust that fell. You should see an old car thats been hanging around in england! I need a respirator working under my car.

    Chris JChris JPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • best ending EVER!!!!

    Saki 209Saki 209Pirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • Lots of plastic covers missing underneath if you didn't take them off, gearbox is an E153 the 1994 onwards is the best box, mine has been in my workshop for a few months, rebuilt engine, and found bad rust after 23 years on passenger side rear sill section (jack disappeared one day) so chopped it all out and welded new sections to all 5 layers that come together to form jack point, check out @megapixel000 on instagram had my 1994 MR2 Turbo for 15 years, still put a smile on my face, yours looks pretty decent for 30 yo, the front fan bolts always go as do the rad mounts, check inside rear boot / trunk under carpet down sides bumper where the black vents are aree, they rot there too as well as behind seats side panels where seetbelts fit, put hand down gap to bottom (once seat belt and audio amps, if fitted are out the way) enjoyed you video, nice work 👍🏻

    mrcrtkingmrcrtkingPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • I’m assuming the track playing at 12:30 is moog, does anyone have the track title or a link? It’s maaaad

    David CrawfordDavid CrawfordPirms 7 Mēnešiem
  • I used to watch the channel all the time back in the day and always loved. My first car (which is still in a shed somewhere) was a 91 mr2 from Vermont, USA... Vermont is known as a very snowy place... needless to say my car carried the nickname “rusty mr2” for a lonnnng while! A shop told me not to bother swapping a motor into it 2 motors ago! #ruststrength

    GrindianGrindianPirms 7 Mēnešiem
    • So needless to say, loving this Martin!

      GrindianGrindianPirms 7 Mēnešiem
  • In Canada that car is mint.

    SamkoSamkoPirms 7 Mēnešiem
  • welcome to the world of rusty shit man.

    William McCartneyWilliam McCartneyPirms 7 Mēnešiem
  • Welcome to Michigan Car Mods where rust is part of car life.

    RacingWithParamotorsRacingWithParamotorsPirms 7 Mēnešiem
  • rust bucket

    86surge86surgePirms 7 Mēnešiem
  • Now I know why I never became a mechanic

    jennifersmanjennifersmanPirms 7 Mēnešiem
  • So I’m what’s called an AS In the American navy. Basically, I’m a diesel mechanic, but I also work on the body and structure of the support equipment (tractors and dolly’s). As you can imagine, these things rust ALL THE TIME so when I’m not fixing the shit that the squadron personnel break (which is everything all the time) I’m USUALLY servicing the engines or doing corrosion treatment or prevention which is pretty much fancy words for FUCKING UP SOME RUST. A wire brush, some sand paper, and elbow grease and honestly rust isn’t too bad. Get some spray primer and paint and it’s like new.

    Brandon MillerBrandon MillerPirms 7 Mēnešiem
  • lvworld.info/face/video/nKrJaYfEnpmcqcg You need one of these, Marty

    Phil MoorePhil MoorePirms 7 Mēnešiem
  • swear you nearly called it the mr-poo

    Do OneDo OnePirms 7 Mēnešiem
  • Looks as if Japanese cars suffer from similar corrosion to UK cars. How long have you had the lift?

    plunder1956plunder1956Pirms 7 Mēnešiem
  • You probably haven't seen an MR2 that is really rusty :D by the way, you need to fit the underneath panels if they are missing and were not removed just for filming.

    L SvedasL SvedasPirms 7 Mēnešiem
  • Subarus ain't rusty, they Justy!

    Danny Lee PilooteDanny Lee PilootePirms 7 Mēnešiem
  • Are you sure this car wasn't imported from Quebec? It's rusty enough!

    Marshall JonesMarshall JonesPirms 7 Mēnešiem
  • The only competitor was the toyota mrs..

    リバイアライアンリバイアライアンPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • Need to K-Swap it :P

    Grant RitcheyGrant RitcheyPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • MRPOO lol

    andrewdini pandaandrewdini pandaPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • What’s the song called at 10:33min? It’s awesome.. You guys are Awesome.. keep it up. Greetings from GE

    Kevin HullumKevin HullumPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • That's entirely rust free from the perspective of someone in Massachusetts.

    ThomasThomasPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • Please keep the car !!!!

    Chris BuiltChris BuiltPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • Dope vid, but you should put something on your paint to rest your tools on man!

    JukeMasterJukeMasterPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • What do you mean rusted? It doesn't even have a single whole in the floor and it looks mint on top. This car looks like it have seen around 2-3 full salty winters. People who have MR2s here in Poland don't even have a set of winter tires for them. People know how bad it rusts and treat it like a summer car. AFAIK Japan doesn't put salt on its roads, but someone might correct me on that. Japanese brands in general can't handle salty roads full of holes. Mazda is hands down the worst rusting brand, and that's in general, not just among Japanese. Europeans Fords, Opels and Hondas aren't much better. Mercedes had a famous rust episode in the early 2000s, when ML(W163) and S(W220) were visibly rusted in their first months. From my knowledge Subaru and Lexus are the only rust protected Japanese cars and they handle it fine. Audi is probably the king of rust protection. Even 30 year old cars are holding up fine and the new ones are even better protected.

    darek4488darek4488Pirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • what track is playing? 7:55

    Васек ПетровВасек ПетровPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • Pull it!!!

    james wjames wPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • @13:45 why are you just putting all those bolts and crap on the paintwork. It'll scratch the shit out of it!

    Mike KlonowskiMike KlonowskiPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • There is always tht one eh! Nothing easy is worth doing🤓 Oh those rims are perfect match looks good black & for its age!

    Sean dylan thomas RauchertSean dylan thomas RauchertPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • It's really grown on me I dnt often bet against the VAG❤🇨🇦😷 the hoist looks to make u happy even in the worst conditions 🤓 I hope to have one in my garage someday ...

    Sean dylan thomas RauchertSean dylan thomas RauchertPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • how good are frenzal rhomb

    Joash RowlandsJoash RowlandsPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • where I live in new york, rust is just a fact of life

    GumminumsGumminumsPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • 30 years old and still enough metal there to BE drilled. Cry me an upside down river. Here in the states you're lucky to find an unloved car that's still together enough to go down the road without splitting in half!

    hellcat1988hellcat1988Pirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • I feel you Marty. I've got one and it's fought me all the way. Including to the bank. Parts are somehow gold now, if you can find them. I think I've got Toyota Avalon wheel bearings in their right now.

    Chris WChris WPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • Is it perhaps tsunami damage?

    Ard SlotboomArd SlotboomPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • its about time you guys built a day/camper van,seems to be all the rage at the mo,i been watching a bloke called jamievan kinda reminds me of you guys in the earley days,

  • So now that we know that cars from Japan can be full of rust what do you say to all those desperate fools buying JDM GTRs at crazy prices?

    Vito VitaleVito VitalePirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • this is what its like working on cars in North east USA

    DraedoDraedoPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • Castrol Syntrax oil is more a diff use oil, maybe use a Castrol Syntrans oil instead

    Grégoire PIAZZAGrégoire PIAZZAPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • guys, please tell me the song at 6.30 ,pleaseeee.

    Sebastian BanSebastian BanPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • that is a taste of what its like to work on any car that is over 5 years old in the UK, it especially reminds me of working on any british car, specifically Land Rovers.....

    Nick HeywoodNick HeywoodPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • you guys should really start using fender covers so you dont scratch the paint, and try not leaving tools on the body. i know its a bad habit :)

    lyndon.mlyndon.mPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • Rust weighs less than steel

    Kolton McCallisterKolton McCallisterPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • Things we take for granted in California.....

    Gabe A.Gabe A.Pirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • My dream car

    SirUncleCidSirUncleCidPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • Love your videos and been watching you guys for a long time. Please protect your eyes. You only got one pair lol.

    CookJunkieCookJunkiePirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • "thanks for watchin'! Kepp your[ ..... ]!"

    NightBotNightBotPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • If you find the impact driver impressive, you should try the impact wrench, more than double the torque

    Gerhard ToxopeusGerhard ToxopeusPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • Dude, what you guys in Australia call "rust" is nothing compared to what we get here in New England. When we finish a repair, we have to sweep up all the rust, sometimes up to a pound or so, and that is on cars only about ten years old or so. Thirty year old stuff, well, usually these are a disaster. Lots of penetrating oil, the hot wrench, and lots of patience is the way to go. Yeah, a Tetanus shot is a good idea too.

    Kheir112Kheir112Pirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • That's show room clean compared to the rust belt cars 😂 we have 2015's more rotted than this mr2.

    Austin ChomoaAustin ChomoaPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • First thought is that the paint work looks awesome, very shiny

    RibZe1RibZe1Pirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • I've never encountered a worse car for chaining fluids in than an MR2. I think flipping the entire car upside down would be the only way to be sure you got all the air out of the coolant and brakes.

    3SGE3SGEPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • Moog's music makes me wanna dance

    DudeDudePirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • it's really dirty, it has'nt been touched in two years "hello sheryl"

    mike jonesmike jonesPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • facebook.com/marketplace/item/914798158938824/ MR2 turbo if you need one

    Green Comfort LivingGreen Comfort LivingPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • How’s the mr2 going pal

    Denis RicahrdsonDenis RicahrdsonPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • What. A. Pile. Of. Mr. Poo

    1nsanejochem1nsanejochemPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • This is me literally every time I work on my car 😂

    Jonathan Van GalderJonathan Van GalderPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • All that rust and wearing no gloves made me nervous 😬!

    I_Choose_YouI_Choose_YouPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • Consider yourself lucky down in Australia. Try working on a car in the UK that's 10 years old. Nothing but rust

    Robert PattisonRobert PattisonPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • it came that way from the factory

    Art BachArt BachPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • take engine bay hood off to make your life easier.

    Aziz CronusAziz CronusPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • That sucks.

    white phosphoruswhite phosphorusPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • Car is full of rust, you have had a taste of all old cars in the UK Marty! Evan some new ones as well.

    DougalRDougalRPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • Just K swap

    Greco CondurisGreco CondurisPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • Anyone else super excited to see Marty wearing a Frenzal Rhomb shirt?!?! Also finally a 3sgte gets to make its debut on McM!!!

    The Badger FamilyThe Badger FamilyPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • So happy to see you are using a lift. Good for you!!!

    laurencelzlaurencelzPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • Best anti Corona program so far

    Stanley G.Stanley G.Pirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • So one of you has a hoist, but you film in the other shed almost all the time. Odd choice, but I can respect it.

    ratbag98ratbag98Pirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • nothing worse than trying to take a dump when you're all seized up.

    geejaybee413geejaybee413Pirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • This WILL be interesting indeed!!! Go boys.

    jay bombjay bombPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • Lol

    troy daviestroy daviesPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • Welcome to the everyday world of being a mechanic 🤣

    ThumpaThumpaPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • Put a 2gr in!

    Zac OtyZac OtyPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • Waiting for the second episode

    jason gattjason gattPirms 8 Mēnešiem