09-28-2007, 10:49 AM
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Columbia, SC
Total Cats: 0
It was about 9:45 last night when I went for the ride. Basically pulled in the garaged and poked my head under the car to look for leaks. It was dripping off of the driver side of the pan so it's pretty definitely the oil return on the pan itself. Getting the car back up on jackstands will clear it up for sure but i'm pretty sure it's the return fitting.
Flash back to a week or so ago:
I was able to "tap" (aka put a semi-roundish hole in) the oil pan, put the fitting in there and got it snug by threading it in the pan. Followed up by a smathering of the ole JBWeld.
Mid-weekish I flushed the pan thoroughly and filled it up with oil, adding an extra bit to test out the fitting.....it leaked. Removed said excess oil and throwing on some more JB. Figured all was fine but I guess not.
JB Goes on so thin, Im thinking of using some 3M Window Weld. Goes on thicker and should hold up to the temps of the oil pan.
the 9.5:1 was a joke. My nose aint THAT good.
The wife is going to a "makeup and alcohol party" WTF?!? tonite so I'mma put the car up on stands and see what I can do about this oil business, as well as come up with a plan-of-attack on the downpipe. I want the next ride to be with the wideband installed.
Mazda should have my 323 GTX PCV valve so I'll pick up that hoss at lunch here in a bit.
Im working on a basemap that should be a bit better than the one I've got now to get me running a bit better.
The basemap I made last night was basically adding 10% more fuel every psi. A bit overkill and about as unelegant as you can get, so I'm going to have a better basemap next drive.
I could always download one of the millions of CROME, Uberdata, MS maps to come up with a decent basemap too...hmmm.