wow it's been quite a few months since last update.
I've been busy with work so I had no time to work on the car. Now I have a week of free time so I'm going to do as much as I can.
So far I've sent the motor in along with the 949racing damper, and Boundary Engineering V3 oil pump. It'll be balanced on oem BP6D crank and rods/pistons on 10.5:1 compression. I know you guys would be like "wtf why no forged internals!?" and my answer is that I wanted to keep the car relatively stock. I guess it's sort of OEM+
I wanted to do a quick review on the Boundary Engineering oil pump. I'm actually quite stoked to get this piece. It's one of the nicer pieces in the build and I do want to show you guys what you are getting if you do decide to buy.
I really don't think there's a nicer pump with billet gear when it comes to this for our cars. It's also reasonably priced and I bought it for a piece of mind. I know eventually I can go for a crazier build with this pump if needed. It might be a bit overkill for my build but I'm not complaining
The one I bought is the Stage II pump:
Stage II: Miata\Protege\Escort BP Oil Pump ? Boundary
It was necessary to buy the Stage II oil pump for the VVT motor.
The box. Well packaged and shipped quickly
Unboxed. The pump sealed in a plastic bag.
Specs of the pump.
The part is clean when opened.
Some more pics
Overall I can't be more impressed. 10/10. It's being put together by my engine builder so hoepfully no more problems from here on. I was told that the motor was previously failed was largely possible the fact that the last guy who assembled my block applied too much RTV which resulted in low oil pressure. Lesson learned :(
I also did some cleaning today. I don't know how you guys do it. It seemed so easy until I started cleaning mine. I used Simple Green with pressure washer. I should've used the Easy Off oven stuff. The PPF was the easier one to clean than the tranny.
Now I have a question: Do you guys clean off ALL the dirt and grease before spraying the tranny or just do your best?