94 1.8l bp05 N/A with I/H/E mods. Engine Leakdown and oil consumption has prompted me to throw money at my engine instead of a turbo right now
. Leakdown numbers are awful 20, 40, 40, 45% straight past the rings. Did the test three times to make sure numbers were right. Car is pretty much my daily during the summer, so reliability is optimal.
Was planning to do a full build on the engine, run it NA for a while then boost it down the road aiming for ~225-250hp range. BUT
by chance I ran into a local machine shop that had rebuilt a BP05 motor for a customer who vanished on them. They sold it to me for cheap so now I'm sitting on a 0-mile rebuilt stock motor.
What I have :
MS2PNP (and unfortunately very
little tuning knowledge, but I'm a fast learner, and have a computer background. )
~225wtq capable clutch
RX8 420cc injectors
Pretty awful income. Full-time student, Full time bike-shop employee (hustler I can get you good deals! PM me!).
Need guidance on what to do :
Option A) Continue down path of building original motor, stash rebuilt stocker as a spare, boost down the road. Spend entire budget on engine build. Begin saving for boost.
Option B) Install new rebuild stocker with new clutch, piece together a 2554 or 2560 turbo kit, tune for 200 whp. Have a fun, lightly-boosted miata. Scrap old motor.
Option C) Install new motor, but keep it N/A. Learn to tune MS better. Keep old motor on the side, stack cash, slowly build motor + a more badass (EFR 6258
) turbo setup. Drop it in when finished??
I'm heavily leaning towards option B or C now. I really would love to do a turbo build now, but my budget is tight and not 100% confident in my tuning capabilities off the bat, but confident in my ability to learn.
What would you guys do if you were in my position?