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Old 05-02-2015, 01:18 AM   #61
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Welp so far I went back in the garage this week, and went to finish up the reroute, put the AC stuff back together, and get the car back up and running again.

Put the 30mm plug in to prevent any leaking and got a little gasket all from Speedworksgarage. Thought I could just tap the plug in but didn't work so easy, so I put some grease on it and just put the block off plate on and slowly tighten each side down, slid it like a glove. Then put the gasket over it and tightened down.



Then put the engine all back together again and rerouted the turbo waterline to the -6 AN fitting on the Kia waterneck on the back. I made sure to rewrap the lines since they are almost touching everything dealing with heat. Will comment later if it starts melting through, but it shouldn't so we are good there.



Then I put the aircon stuff back in under the glovebox and hooked the plumbing up in the engine bay, so it is now ready to be pressure tested and filled tomorrow. Fingers crossed no leaks. I had to get a new bolt for the compressor it just didn't thread for like 1 hour so I just got a new bolt worked fine nice and tight now.


Got the timing in line started it up, waited till up to temp and no leaks!!! So that's a great feeling. Will finish up some interior stuff tomorrow too, need to complete my catch can too and oil cooler. Soo many things just not enough time.

Also replaced cam gaskets too noticed some build up of oil so just swapped them out completely to.

I did get the FAB9 stage 1 intercooler installed too but no picks, nice and solid position. Many more plans in the making. Since I give everything away this time I think I'll just hold off on telling but it will be good stuff.
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Just in time for the heat!
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Holy ****

I never thought someone would actually use my yoga mat idea.

It really does work great though! Should only have to grind the inside edge a little.
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Report back about the DW1000. People have not ever really had good things to say about big ev6 injectors.
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I never thought someone would actually use my yoga mat idea.

It really does work great though! Should only have to grind the inside edge a little.
It made sense idk what the hell was in there before but it was nothing but brown flaky crud.
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Will do, I will not be installing them for quite some time, the plan is to actually get all the pieces this time first, rods, pistons, etc. None of which will happen anytime soon. Once I have the goods I will go ahead and get it started, but I will have to have another car at that point as well.
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Yesterday I went out made sure my timing was where it should be. Made sure I had fluids, the normal checks.

Let the car warm up and no signs of leaks which was great, looked at temps were around 170-180. So I got in the car and figured it was all good.

Drove for about 15 mins then the car started to overheat. So I pulled over for 30 mins in a random neighborhood. Then started the car back up drove again, and again overheated.

Eventually I was doing this until I got home once home I let the car cool down. When I went back out in the garage I check the reroute to make sure I had the hole at the top, and it was facing the right way. Put it back together. Then noticed because I put the blockoff on the front, I forgot I had to get rid of a line on he IM I put a little plug on that but didn't tighten it down.

The coolant was just spraying out right there the whole time. Makes sense, so plugged it tightened down, went out again after filling with coolant again. Still gets to 200 but not much higher, going to burp the system today and see how much better it is.

I did however get some things in the mail, some garagestar bolts for the flares.


I also got a spacer for the coolant reroute a while back just came in. I don't really need it but I may use it for a temp sensor later also to just have the thermostat put right there vs inline. No real decision will be made yet just would make it cleaner without the inline too. We shall see

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Went to help a buddy put low pros in... Took all day didn't even finish, hardest part seems to be adjusting it to be able to go up and down correctly. O we'll always love helping out.

I'm taking his wheels and lied they are 15x9 0 offset, so that's pretty cool.


Beat on the car a little bit no overheating issues. That's nice, now back to some other things going like the interior, and a few things exterior wise that will take some time. Probably doing a lot of smaller stuff when I get in this house.

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Got off work today, got in the car started up like normal drove to get food and beer.

Came home ate was headed back out car won't start....

No crank No start, happened a couple times prior to this but just waiting a few mins and trying again got it to work.

Now nothing, not sure what the click sounds like with the starter solenoid but I don't hear a whole lot when trying to start in the first place.

I need a multimeter dammit.

Will see what happens tomorrow, hoping it is not the starter but we shall see.
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I need a multimeter dammit.
Sounds more like you need a battery...
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I had 2 so that is what made me think not he battery. It was not the battery. My luck is amazing!!

My remote thermostats was not tight enough. So it was leaking which followed a trail to the starter connecting piece. I took that off cleaned up now back in the game. I had a test light and everything was connected just the switch to kick the starter was fouled up, cleaned it off and started right up.


Glad it was something small.
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Take the ignition switch apart and clean the contacts. Make sure that they are making good contact. Also check the wiring under the dash for vampire clips and/or poor alarm install jobs. I have had both of those things contribute to random no start problems on some of my Miatas.

See you fixed it. Nevermind.
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Take the ignition switch apart and clean the contacts. Make sure that they are making good contact. Also check the wiring under the dash for vampire clips and/or poor alarm install jobs. I have had both of those things contribute to random no start problems on some of my Miatas.

See you fixed it. Nevermind.
I lied, thought I fixed it, guess not, makes me think it is the starter even more. Power is getting to everything so don't think it is the ignition switch either. Tested it out today, it worked fine cause it was cold, went out today to beat on it which was great now that the EBC is working correctly. Only has issues when it's hot. I will be tackling that job tomorrow morning once I get the starter tonight While I was out my intake cam gear was not happy, so the bolts that you can adjust it with just dropped out. So need new ones. Just put the old one back on and tightened the exhaust side.



Then I looked at my hood and saw this


Hard to tell with the picture but oil has gotten around the gasket there. Already have a new one to replace it with.


It was shaping up to be such a nice day too... O well no use complaining about it just gotta get more done is all. Should be a fun day tomorrow.
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Finally checked the mail... Thanks Ly & Chad for the goods!! Ly PM coming atcha as well have some question for you.

Skunk2 shift ****... Love the weight

Got ly's nut, and man was it warm.


Very well packaged as I expected!




Hopefully get to test it tomorrow !
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Hmmmm . . . . Your starting issue makes me think you might have high resistance in the old wiring from your ignition switch to your starter solenoid. I've had that issue on my Silver '90 and also on a '97 Kubota tractor. I've just added a relay at my starter that jumps full voltage from the main battery cable to the starter solenoid when the ignition switch wire is energized. I'm still putting the car together though, so no results to report. Before this I replaced the starter and the clutch switch to no avail.

Here's a link describing the issue and a voltmeter test you can do. I think this will become more common as our cars continue to age.

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Please tell me you didn't pay 50 bucks for a simple chunk of steel.
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Please tell me you didn't pay 50 bucks for a simple chunk of steel.
Nope I paid $40 I think I honestly don't remember. I have the memory of a goldfish but I wanted something heavier anyways so this is that.

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Hmmmm . . . . Your starting issue makes me think you might have high resistance in the old wiring from your ignition switch to your starter solenoid. I've had that issue on my Silver '90 and also on a '97 Kubota tractor. I've just added a relay at my starter that jumps full voltage from the main battery cable to the starter solenoid when the ignition switch wire is energized. I'm still putting the car together though, so no results to report. Before this I replaced the starter and the clutch switch to no avail.

Here's a link describing the issue and a voltmeter test you can do. I think this will become more common as our cars continue to age.

Solenoid Switch Circuit Resistance Test
Interesting, I'll have to read up on it. Replaced the starter today, but I noticed a massive oil leak I believe is coming from my crank seal, due to oil all over the place under the car. So I'm handling that now, and getting oil on its way so just waiting for that then will put back together and see if it starts up after being warm. Got another post coming up soon just no time to type it out.

Appreciate the thoughts into it though.
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Didn't get to test it today, but I did replace the starter today and will see if that takes care of things soon enough.

I went about getting to the start in a couple different ways, took the passenger tire off, then went from above. A little more difficult with a coolant reroute in the way so I had to get that off, I have drained my coolant probably around 4 times in the past month. Regardless eventually got it out


Not sure why I thought it would be more difficult then it was, but then again everything I have done so far I thought the same thing until I actually started it. Either way got the new one in.


Then moved on to finding where my massive oil leak was. All the turbo lines are good, the seal on 1 cam was leaking, so replaced that, but figured there is no way that could have done this much, so I continued to look. Seemed pretty wet by the crank pulley, so I took it apart. Thinking mine would be stuck and hard to pull off I dreaded doing it. Once I took the bolt off, I pulled the sprocket off with ease. It literally just slid right off. Probably all the oil that was down there. So I got my key and new bolt, getting the gasket tonight and will be waiting on oil.




Love the sight of no key way damage after all it has dropped the pulley.

Everything will be done by the time I get the oil, then I can start it up again test it out.

In the down time I think I will put my oil cooler in, now is the best time since there is no oil in the car.
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Got the oil I needed, and got the correct seal from Autozone, they literally only had 1 starter, 1 crank seal, 1 cam seal for a 91 miata, so I guess it was just luck getting it all quickly.

Will put everything back together again either tonight, or maybe tomorrow night, not sure yet. Will fire it back up and go for a short run to make sure no giant oil leaks anymore. I will let the car heat up, drive back home, and park. Once parked try and fire it up immediately after that. That will let me know if replacing the starter fixed it or didn't.
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Got some maintenance parts, a new master cylinder, and another speedo cable. Just incase things want to go south.

Also got 1 of my carbonmiata goods. Hopefully the other will be finished in a month or so.


Just need to get the wheels and tires and I can throw those on. Need to order tires like now, sell the 6UL's to Paul and keep this thing going. Feeling lazy today might not hit the garage today, but will on Monday and Tuesday.
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So the time has come for new tires, I want to get something in the 225/45/15 range.
Rivals have caught my eye, but of course they are on back order.

Has anyone used the Rival S before or is there really that much of a difference from the normal rivals? Reason I ask is the S Is in stock currently, will buy something today so any input would be appreciated.
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