05-01-2008, 05:15 PM
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Elkhart, IN
Total Cats: 0
Built 1.6 acting funky
OK, to start off, I'm not 100% new here....been lurking an readin stuff every now and then, and havn't really had much to contribute, but I do have a question now, that I can't seem to find a straight answer about. I figured I'd come to you guys, seeings how you where reckomended to me by a trusted source.
Anyhow, here's the deal. I know this is a F/I forum, and I have an N/A issue but I'm hoping ya'll can still help.
A buddy mine has a 91 miata with a high comp 1.6 in it. It's built to run the "D" prepared class in SCCA solo II competition...gutted to the sheet metal kinda deal.
The motor specs are as follows
Cams are 302 Duration 400 lift
C/A Inake, Header, all the free flowing noisey awsome
Stock valve sizes in the head
Adjustable cam timing gears
computer was reset for a 9k redline
I'm pretty sure that's about it...anyhow, the car is running pig rich at idle, and most likely across the rpm band, as the car bogs down pretty bad for a few moments when he has to lift off the gas and get back on it. Now my previous experiance (with other brands of cars) says to get a wideband O2 sensor, and maybe an Apexi unit or some other piggyback to help sort this out. We'd like to go that route for ease of use, and cost. But are we right or wrong about this? We're open to the idea of a standalone, but neither one of us has any experiance with one, so I will then be newb bombing another part of this forum if we have to go that route.