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Old 10-15-2016, 06:37 PM   #81
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Okay, MS3 installed, and set to MAF since I'm still using that. the car cranks but no start. I've confirmed the timing, changed out the wideband sensor. I'm kinda clueless on how to get it started.

And now all of a sudden it won't even recognize the usb connection

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Old 10-16-2016, 07:22 PM   #82
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okay. My tuner is very experienced in MS and I had no chance of following everything he did but as far as I know he reversed the polarity on the CPS, figured out how to get the fuel pump on and a couple of other things. we finally got it to start. Now I'm just waiting until tomorrow to buy the remaining parts to convert it to GM IAT and vacuum. The troubles I ran into simply came from my car being a EU model.
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Old 12-22-2016, 04:46 PM   #83
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Got a nice little package by air freight today. I was about to **** myself with excitement.







I had planned on going to the US in Jan to celebrate my 30th. b-day and buy all the engine internals but my buddy that planned on coming with me finally got a job relevant to his degree so that had to be postponed. The plan is to have it boosted by march, until then I can go ahead with all prepwork.
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Got the megasquirt I bought from user Thirdgen. Customs once again being a pain in the ***, but Thirdgen was quick to help and send all info to help this get finished.
99-00 MS3 PNP (custom in stock case)
Now just to wait for the new wideband sensor to be able to start messing with the ECU.

Intercooler and piping in the works.

Big Tupperware sideskirts and garage vary lip are in paint and hopefully installed next week. Once I have the lip installed I'll start working on a splitter/engine plash guard.

Not long until I start seeing boost, and I'm honestly getting giddy thinking about it.
Ah, so you're the lucky duck that bought that megasquirt eh? Heh.
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Old 12-23-2016, 12:09 PM   #85
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Yup. I'm loving it. But my motor seems really set on roasting wideband sensors so I'm running the stock ECU until I get another one , install Lars's kit or weld a bung further downstream.
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Old 12-24-2016, 07:21 PM   #86
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So I'm finally getting ready to buy internals for the VVT engine. I'll be having this shipped to me while I'll be stateside so I prefer buying as much as I can from one vendor so shipments won't be all over the place

Here's what I've got so far on Fab9's site
Boundary Engineering Billet Oil Pumps
ACL RACE Bearing Set
Supertech Forged Pistons
Manley Forged H-Beam Rods
ARP Head Stud Kit
ARP Main Stud Kit
ATI Harmonic Balancer + Hardware/Keyway
Cometic MLS Head Gaskets
Gates Water Pump - 3D Cast Impeller
Supertech Valve Seal Set
Complete Front Component Kit - Water Pump/Timing Components/Seals -------- Complete Front Component Kit Miata
CSF Performance Radiator 1990-2005
Rear Main Seal Set
Oil Pan Gasket Set
Exhaust Manifold Gaskets
Turbo PCV Valve (GTX Upgrade)


I still have to decide which way to go with coolant reroutes and I have no idea which valves/springs to use, any input on those is greatly appreciated

And good news, Iceland's first proper dyno just opened up and it's 5 minutes from my house, talk about convenient! Guess I'll be a regular there while getting everything dialed in.
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I think I have the begi coolant spacer kit. I recall I had to come up with additional parts to make it work.

Springs - Supertech light doubles. Stock valves are good. Get them and whatever reroute kit 949racing.com is selling. I frankly don't know why you bought so many parts from that other guy instead of 949.
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Old 12-25-2016, 11:16 AM   #88
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I haven't bought anything yet, just setting up a list before diving in and then realizing I forgot something vital
May very well go with 949, my experience with them has been good
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Now while I'm saving up for internals I'll just spend my time doing some small tinkering and mini projects that don't cost me anything

Fitted the turbo to the block and made a heatshield. I'll make it out of aluminum tomorrow and port the turbo.









Only one shopping spree left until I can go ***** deep with the build and assembly


Edit : Got 20 minutes to tinker at work and made the shield out of aluminum. I'll put insulating material on the inside once I get it painted along with the rest of the engine parts


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Nice work. but you wanna make sure you have another shield to protect all your brake cyl and lines
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Nice work. but you wanna make sure you have another shield to protect all your brake cyl and lines
yup, that'll get sorted once the motor is in and I know exactly where it all is situated and I'll rivet in a dividing wall around the DP or between it and brake hardware. Can't tell until it's in
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That is probably one of the nicest heat shields I have seen made so far for my setup.
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That is probably one of the nicest heat shields I have seen made so far for my setup.
Damn... Thank you!
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Alright. you guys know what's the best option for seals and gaskets for the engine rebuild?

Clutch only or clutch and lighter flywheel?
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Old 01-08-2017, 11:07 PM   #95
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Only OEM Mazda rubber gaskets on the car. I get them from Priority Mazda. For HG I get those on ebay and they cost $26-29 shipped. Same MLS as OEM.

I would do clutch only, but that is a personal preference.
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Old 01-30-2017, 12:19 PM   #96
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Alright, placed an order with 949racing today
Supertech Miata valve spring kit 94-05 BP 1.8
Configuration: 1012-M18D
Version: Light Double SpringSPRK-
Supertech pistons / Wiseco XX rings Miata
Configuration: MA84-N4
Version: MA84-N4 1.8L 84.00mm 8.6:1P4-
ARP Head Studs
218-4701
ARP Main Studs
218-5401
Supertech Valve Seals Miata
Water pump 90-05 Miata MX5
Engine: 94-05 1800 BPSPMWPBP
ACL - Thrust Washer
1T8353
Manley forged connecting rods set Miata
Qty: Set of 414011
Cometic head gasket 1.8 BP Miata 94-05
Thickness: .03030S
Innovate Motorsports replacement Bosch O2 sensor
Sensor version: LSU 4.93888
SuperMiata Qmax Cooling kit


But I can't seem to find a store that carries both Supermiata harmonic balancer and upgraded oil pump. I may just be a bit 'tarded, but I'm not finding it. Any help?
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Hmm I cant find the 949 harmonic balancer on their site either...
Be careful with your thrust bearing choice... The BP6D (nb2 block) uses larger thrust bearings. I think mazda is the only source for these.
It looks like you picked up a long block so you'll probably need the larger thrust bearing. Not 100% on the non-US market so I could be wrong.

Looks like a good engine build in the works
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Hmm I cant find the 949 harmonic balancer on their site either...
Be careful with your thrust bearing choice... The BP6D (nb2 block) uses larger thrust bearings. I think mazda is the only source for these.
It looks like you picked up a long block so you'll probably need the larger thrust bearing. Not 100% on the non-US market so I could be wrong.

Looks like a good engine build in the works
Thanks for the heads up. thankfully it's a cheap part
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949 Racing should sell both the super miata damper and the BE oil pump. If you don't see the damper online it is probably out of stock.
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949 Racing should sell both the super miata damper and the BE oil pump. If you don't see the damper online it is probably out of stock.
both seemed to be out of stock. Mailed them asking about eta and if I could add it on to my existing order if they'd be getting them soon

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