2005 Mazdaspeed Miata
This car has been hating me for quite a while and I have only been able to drive the car about 4 days (maybe 100 miles) since December. I need a car, I am sick of Murphy's Law kicking my ***.
I had my oil return line (this one> OEMoilCatchCanOilReturnLine Photo by 1okie1 | Photobucket
) completely sever unknown to me and lost a quart of oil very quickly after doing an oil change. Over the course of a week, I didn't expect to lose any real amount of oil and spun a rod bearing in boost exiting a high G 270* sweeper. Shifted to 4th tracking out and the car died. Started back up but new engine time. This was December 2014. I find an engine ('04 BP4W, Deadbolt upgraded turbo, 99,xxx miles, fine compression) and install. Power steering delete and A/C delete happen in the process as well as an Adaptronic Select that I scored locally.
During the time of the swap (happened over two days, two weekends, at two different houses) the immobilizer was lost. Unfortunately for me, that Adaptronic I bought was from an early batch and still piggybacked to the factory ECU, so I had to upgrade to the standalone Select for $250 (not complaining, just explaining, new ECU is always nice). This should bypass the immobilizer. I mean, the factory ECU is null and void now so I do not believe this is the issue, especially since the car did run for two days on the new ECU, although very poorly due to a horrible map. I never exceeded 20% throttle, rarely over 5-10%.
The last time I drove the car, I was just cruising at around 45-50mph in 5th gear when the engine suddenly cuts out and I am left stranded. When I get the car home, I immediately notice the lack of fuel pump priming. Immediately, I do a little research and find that it is fairly common for these fuel pumps to die (chassis has 59,9xx miles) so I get one. I get a whole entire assembly that actullay has run this engine before in a past life. No good. Two nights ago, I replace the fuel pump relay underneath the dash, and no go. The relay has not been clicking the whole time, original one or new one. I replaced the injection 30amp fuse last night in the engine fuse box and nothing.
I'm working Mon-Sat, morning to night and the car is at a family member's house. Getting rides to deal with this is difficult, hoping someone can help me out here because I am stumped.