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Old 08-31-2015, 06:57 PM   #21
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Mine did the same, except in my case the nut broke loose, unthreaded partway and the eyelet was arcing to the stud slowly melting through it. I cought it about 1/2way through the stud and put a new locknut on; luckily the worn through area is above the nut and not a risk of failure but wow.
sounds like you got lucky!

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frįbęr!

I don't remember ever seeing a Miata in Iceland. Lived in Sangerši for almost 9 years.

Great imgur album. It's so crazy to think of the trouble you had to go through to get one, when they're all over the place in the US.

Good work so far! Can't wait for updates.
haha I live in Keflavik, So I'm 5 minutes from where you lived.

there are a few, I think there are ~6-7 on the streets that I know of
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Old 09-22-2015, 01:49 PM   #22
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Got a small package today.


And I'll most likely be going to Florida 2-17. nov. So in case anyone knows of a hardtop for sale or wants to meet up then I'm all ears. Would be fun to meet some members on here and see what they've done to their cars.
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Old 12-31-2015, 09:16 AM   #23
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stuff is happening.

I changed the timing belt along with all fluids, deleted the evap canister and started some engine bay cleaning. While I was doing that a friend of mine was working on the rust.

The rust problem starts at that seam about half way up the wheel arch. A drop of sealant in production would've saved us a lot of trouble.


But boy was I happy that the problem hadn't dug any deeper.The insides are CLEAN!


Here we've gotten above the problem and now we'll bring the car to a guy that'll blast it with soda and get rid of all the rust.


Once we're done with this I'll be happy with my car appearance wise and can dive headfirst into the turbo part. I just wanted to stop the rust before it became a bigger problem
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Old 01-09-2016, 04:41 PM   #24
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Found a couple of guys with a mobile sandblaster. We just showed up where they were working, paid them 70bucks and the took care of both sides.





Success!!

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Old 01-21-2016, 08:20 PM   #25
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Updates!

Got the cappuccino washer bottle from japan


Got my wideband yesterday and test fitted it in the middle dash vent since I never use those.
The vent cup fit well around the gauge but the trim ring didn't fit around the gauge. So I brought it all to work and used my lunch break to fiddle with it.

Test fit, unsightly gap around the gauge


I cut the back off the cup so the studs of the gauge could protrude from the back of the cup.


Cut and straightened the U-shaped bracket so it would hold the gauge to the cup without protruding from the sides


Then I got our machinist to make the interior diameter of the trim ring match the gauge face


Awww yes, snug fit and held by friction


*sliiiiide..CLICK* god that sound was satisfying


Awww yess, you're tight in there aren't you?


And then I started stripping the engine bay and cleaning up what I could, cutting brackets and removing what I didn't want to keep


And we'll most likely finish this rust nonesense over the weekend
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Old 02-06-2016, 05:08 PM   #26
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well, lovely. I just found my car like this outside my house...



Ugly dents






**** people. they even tagged my house with spraypaint.
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Old 02-06-2016, 09:47 PM   #27
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That sucks. You deserve better.
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Old 02-07-2016, 12:26 AM   #28
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thanks man. I'm just dumping money into this already and hate getting a longer "to-do" list.
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Old 04-19-2016, 10:40 PM   #29
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The bolts for the stock license plate bracket broke. I got bored during a night shift and threw this together.
Scrap aluminum plate, surface treated with alodyne for corrosion protection, titanium fasteners because why the hell not. Will paint it black tomorrow







Now I just need to order a stubby plate to throw on there.
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well, I got the dreaded E8 on the MTX-l which means that my wideband sensor is toast. I guess I'll move it further downstream then.

guess the front o2 sensor bung is just too close to the engine for a wideband

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do the heatsink for the sensor.
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do the heatsink for the sensor.
Hah. That option seems eaaasy. I'll make one later tonight, aluminum is something I have easy access to

But I assume the sensor is toast already though, right?
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Nah you're okay
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Done, but can't toss it on until tomorrow morning





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Very nice!
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now whatever I do I just get e2. heatsink fits perfect, but the gauge just sweeps through the led's and then throws an e2 code. I'll get another sensor after the weekend

At least I know that the heatsink fits like I hoped
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Old 04-24-2016, 08:25 PM   #37
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well, I'm planning my shopping list before I go to the US to buy the bulk of the turbo stuff.

I have the 99 pistons at 9.5compression. I plan on buying rods but from what I can gather the stock 99 pistons are quite beefy. My question is if I should keep the stock Compression ratio and just upgrade rods.
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It is possible to make more power by using a lower compression piston unless you are using e85 or race gas because you can run more advanced ignition timing without detonation.
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Alright I found a reverant msm ms2. As long as I switch to cops I should be ok, right?
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Alright I found a reverant msm ms2. As long as I switch to cops I should be ok, right?

And I guess I'll have to buy pistons then. Because there is no e85 here. Only 93octane for $7/gal
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