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Old 01-28-2015, 05:50 PM   #341
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Update to the list:

To-Do:

0. FIND OIL LEAK/BURN
1. Inconel studs (RX-7 ordered, still need resbond but I think I am going to run without resbond for now because its a biatch to find)
2. Exhaust bracing. (Ordered a 3 inch exhaust clamp)
3. Locking downpipe bolts (Arrived)
4. Back braces (DIY)
5. Install new springs (550 Front, 350 rear)
6. Oil+water temp guages. (Going with a VEI systems gauge)
9. Put beads on intercooler pipes (Probably DIY: DIY $5 charge pipe bead roller - D-series.org, unless someone local knows somewhere to get it done cheap)
11. Find diff leak.
12. Heat Shielding. (master cylinder, brake lines)
13. Tune.
14. Break stuff.
15. Manifold relief cuts


Done:

4. Seats + Harness
8. Hardtop (Got one)
7. Helmet (Going to continue to run my open face helmet and wait for sa-2015)
10. Find coolant leak. (risky to put this here but so far I haven't lost any coolant)
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Old 01-29-2015, 08:54 PM   #342
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Just read through the build, Subb'd! +1
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At this rate I feel like you're spending more time re-organizing your to-do list than actually completing items.
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Old 01-29-2015, 10:00 PM   #344
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At this rate I feel like you're spending more time re-organizing your to-do list than actually completing items.
Lol. I can organize my list in class though. Can't work on my car in class. My oil feed was kinda loose so maybe that fixed it? I hate oil leaks. I don't think it is burning oil because I've never seen smoke.

Also lists make me feel organized (even though I'm not lol) and keep me from dicking around doing other stuff.

OEM axle seals or NAPA? I hate Rosenthal shipping charges.
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Old 01-30-2015, 01:12 AM   #345
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Napa/az/orileys are all fine. They're either Timkin or felpro, both amazing brands.
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Old 01-30-2015, 01:38 AM   #346
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Napa/az/orileys are all fine. They're either Timkin or felpro, both amazing brands.
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Found the oil leak, no idea where its coming from:



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that would be the head gasket, no?
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Old 01-30-2015, 05:14 PM   #349
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that would be the head gasket, no?
I'm kind of in denial....hoping someone will come along and say oh no thats a really easy small seal that costs 50 cents.

I'm going to try and pull the valve cover gasket and try see if there is a nick somewhere.
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Old 01-30-2015, 05:16 PM   #350
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I'm kind of in denial....hoping someone will come along and say oh no thats a really easy small seal that costs 50 cents.
wellll.....





its actually a really small crush washer that cost $0.49.





how was that?
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Old 01-30-2015, 05:18 PM   #351
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wellll.....





its actually a really small crush washer that cost $0.49.





how was that?
Awesome! All worries gone! Actually this makes me a little happier because it means I'm probably not burning oil.
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not wanting to search right now, didnt you have the head off when you painted the block? or am i remembering wrong?

trying to determine if just old HG that didnt like boost, or if maybe something isnt smooth enough on the block or head surface (assuming MLS of course)
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not wanting to search right now, didnt you have the head off when you painted the block? or am i remembering wrong?
Nope, this motor came straight out of greddygalant's garage into my car. Anything that happened before that curly or greddygalant would know. I just tapped up the head when I painted.

Maybe adding the oil feed moved more oil in that galley or something? I think its external only though.
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in either case the issue remains the same. i think you know what you have to do. head gaskets really arnt that hard to do, but i would want to know the failure mechanism.
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Would be my first hg job. Once all my fasteners get here and I make a downpipe brace I will probably pull everything.

I should be good to drive it as long as the oil is kept topped off?
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I should put
this this
in my oil to fix it right?






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Would be my first hg job. Once all my fasteners get here and I make a downpipe brace I will probably pull everything.

I should be good to drive it as long as the oil is kept topped off?
ive seen people drive on head gaskets puking much worse for thousands of mile because stupid, with surprisingly little/no ill affects.

ive probably done 100+ HGs, i think they are a piece of cake, especially on a 4 cylinder. the miata is good to learn on because non-interference motor.
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that stuff makes me want to strangle people.
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that stuff makes me want to strangle people.
WARNING!! CAS O-Ring Fails; Head Gasket Stop Leak Fails!!! Must Read!!

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