Water Neck

Wilhelm Raceworks modified 2GR water neck

I will still produce these on request, but I recommend my expansion tank instead.

Swapping the 2GR-FE V6 into the MR2 requires the addition of a coolant fill port in the engine bay.  The simplest way is to add the port directly to the water outlet neck.

This is a modification service.  Send in the water outlet neck from your engine and I will modify it, pressure test it, and send it back.  Turn-around time will depend on how busy I am, but typically should be one to two weeks.  I can also weld shut "extra" ports such as those for the heater core or throttle body if you won't be using them on your swap.  Please let me know  if you want this done.  For international customers I can source a water neck to modify, please contact me for more info.

I typically point the coolant overflow port toward the intake manifold as shown in the picture.  This allows the overflow hose to route down and follow the fuel line to the stock overflow bottle location.  If you prefer a different orientation please let me know.

Modified 2GR-FE water neck installed

The filler neck is compatible with your stock radiator cap.  However keep in mind the stock MR2 cap is a 13psi cap and most 2GR equipped cars came with 16psi caps, so you may want to upgrade to a high pressure cap.  I run a 20psi Stant cap on my car.  The part numbers for various pressure rating Stant caps are shown below.

Stant Part # Pressure (psi)
10267 20
10265 18
10233 16
10227 13

This modification does not include a provision for the temp sender for the stock MR2 gauge.  The simpler solution is to use a 3-pin temp sensor found on some Toyota models, as described in this thread on the MR2oc forum.

SKU 2GR Water Neck

Please remove all sensors, brackets, etc from the water neck before shipping.  They all have to come off for welding anyway, and I don't want to accidentally forget to send them back to you.


  1. Tuesday, 01 February 2022 03:15
    I'm looking to do the 2 grfe in a in a mr2 non turbo  I'm worried what clutch fly wheel I do I use  for s54 trans alsodo you guys do.swaps for customers thanks so much
    1. Tuesday, 01 February 2022 15:24
      You use the the same flywheel you would use with the E153, and a "hybrid" clutch  that is meant for that sort of swap.  There are lots of options.  I don't work on customer cars, sorry.

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