Hello to all, I started in the nubee section
, saw all the real stuff here.
So I started this thread here.
I was luckly to find a 42,000 mile, fresh , 1995 Miata M-series
for a good price. I put up to 68,000 until I blew a hose, lost coolent on the highway at 75 MPH. I as so heartbroken. So I`ve been working my way thru the engine rebuild. I started with the head, total rebuild, new HLAs, machine
shop seemed to do a great job. Without tearing the main block apart, I ran good for another 800 miles. Then the squealing started in the front lower block. I knew it was time to pull the engine. I had no knocking sounds until
I ran engine cleaner thru the oil system. Squeal went away, knocking started after I flushed out the engine and put in new oil. So, now the engine is pulled and I don`t see any abnormal wear on the crank, cylinder walls, bearings, rings, pistons, rods. Things look ok, "to me"?
So, I`m looking for tips to proceed to ensure success with my Miata rebuild.
Anyone have good pointers about the knocking? Can a bad oil pump do that?
Love the car, I wanna do the right restore job, It ran so beautiful till the OVERHEATING moment.
Thanks in advance