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Old 07-04-2016, 07:49 PM   #26081
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All hard drives are the same, in that you can't reliably predict whether any one specific unit will fail during any specific timeframe.
While true, there are significant statistical differences in expected MTBFs that are worth considering if you're buying a drive that has a significant cost.

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Old 07-05-2016, 01:41 AM   #26082
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All hard drives are the same, in that you can't reliably predict whether any one specific unit will fail during any specific timeframe.
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All hard drives are NOT the same. the 3tb seagates have a lot more reports of failing and getting replaced under warranty.
3TB Seagate Hard Drives Have 43% Failure Rate, According to Backblaze - eTeknix


http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/222267-seagate-faces-lawsuit-over-3tb-hard-drive-failure-rates



That said i'd go with the WD blue.

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Old 07-05-2016, 09:12 AM   #26083
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I run WD Blues in my desktop, WD Reds in my NAS.
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Old 07-05-2016, 09:42 AM   #26084
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All hard drives are NOT the same. the 3tb seagates have a lot more reports of failing and getting replaced under warranty.
[url=http://www.eteknix.com/3tb-seagate-hard-drives-43-failure-rate-constant-use/]3TB Seagate Hard Drives Have 43% Failure Rate, According to Backblaze - eTeknix
Yeah, and so did the IBM DeskStars 15 years ago.

It was intended as kind of satire on hard drives in general, but if we're giving serious recommendations for a hard drive intended for use as a backup, buy a WD Green.

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Old 07-05-2016, 10:12 AM   #26085
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God I love our FB page:

Someone was asking if he had to plumb his idle valve into intake pipe.

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Patrick Davis ODonnell For the NA the valve is either open or closed which is for the air conditioning and there is a set screw on the top for adjusting the idle.

Mats Engelsen Thanks. Do you know what opens and closes it? Inlet vacuum? Throttle position?

Patrick Davis ODonnell When the AC compressor switches on.

Braineack ALERT: ***Completely false misinformation here***

Mats Engelsen The idle valve is PWM driven. It's a rotary solenoid that rotates to allow more/less air to bypass the TB plate. It is NOT simply open/close. and it doesn't just operate when the A/C is activated--the ECU increases the PWM% to open the valve up further to compensate for the extra load caused by the A/C. It will also do the same if you have power steering.

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Stephen Landon I don't think it's all NA's. I worked on an NA the other day that had a PWM idle valve.

Patrick Davis ODonnell Might be just the 1.6s. Not sure. Those valves have weak solder joints internally and are failure prone. A new one is about $400 too

Braineack 1. no they don't/aren't. 2. why in the world would you buy a brand new one?

Patrick Davis ODonnell Uhm yes they are failure prone and even junkyard valves were in the $300 range. I know this because mine was broken and I looked all over for ways to fix it

Braineack So because yours happened to fail they are failure prone? And because you have a shitty source for replacements, they are $$$? And because you have no idea how they actually operate they are Open/Closed?

Patrick Davis ODonnell Show me one that's cheaper. Some time Google searching fixes/replacements would show you that many people have problems with them failing for the same reason. I'm sure your "quality" part supplier wouldn't have a problem giving you a discount on a broken valve, but any miata junkyard that has one of these that works knows what they have and sets the price accordingly. These valves are so non-failure prone that someone did a writeup on how to fix this non-occuring problemhttp://www.miata.net/garage/isc.html.

I'll give you the fact that I had a misconception on how the part worked, but trolling their comments is unnecessary and a little childish.
Junkyards: quality, accordingly priced parts.
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Old 07-05-2016, 10:32 AM   #26086
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I get the feeling that the FB page users 'Feel Safe' posting their idiocy rather than creating a thread here on the site...
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I loved that he linked an article written in ~1994 to support his claim that 1.6L idle valves are failure prone; but also contradicted all the other bullshit he was spewing. He is no longer in the group fwiw.
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I always wondered who 'moderated' that page.
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Old 07-05-2016, 03:59 PM   #26089
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Not sure if car computer combo is retarded, or my fuel pump is slowly dying...

This has happened twice... Once a while ago and just last week. I was driving home from work on the highway. The car immediately lost power, AFR shot up... But it was only for 3-4 seconds

Other than picking up a Delphi oem from rock auto... Anyone able to suggest a factory like reliable aftermarket pump that won't make my FPR unhappy? I'd rather be safe than sorry...
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Are you still running the stock NB fuel system/regulator?
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Old 07-05-2016, 04:45 PM   #26092
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Are you still running the stock NB fuel system/regulator?
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Old 07-05-2016, 04:47 PM   #26093
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Ignore anyone who recommends a Walbro, buy a Deatschwerks DW100 PN 9-101-0848 (because Miata specific install kit) and love life without the Walbro wailing away in your fuel tank. My Walbro190 was the most hateful thing on my car until I replaced it with a DW. Walbro is fine if BECAUSERACECAR but I couldn't stand listening to the thing on the street.

(I've also used the DW200 with the stock NB everything and it was fine, but I am a sample size of 1. YMMV)
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Weird. My walbro400 is nice and quiet
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You also drive an NA6 with a Kirkey and a 1.6
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Ultrashield. Don't knock it till you've tried it. Hailey prefers them over the leather heated seats of the jetta.
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I'm merely using that as an example to point out our tolerance levels for certain things.

To be fair, the car ran fine on the Wally190, but the noise was turrible. I could hear the tone of the pump change when I had the blinker on and it drove me bananas.
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Ignore anyone who recommends a Walbro, buy a Deatschwerks DW100 PN 9-101-0848 (because Miata specific install kit) and love life without the Walbro wailing away in your fuel tank. My Walbro190 was the most hateful thing on my car until I replaced it with a DW. Walbro is fine if BECAUSERACECAR but I couldn't stand listening to the thing on the street.

(I've also used the DW200 with the stock NB everything and it was fine, but I am a sample size of 1. YMMV)
I do like quiet... even though my exhaust is very loud

My biggest concern is the FPR and how it'll affect any of the toooning currently on the car.

I still need to relocate my IAT closer to the intercooler... This 100F weather makes my car run pig rich and idle at 2k rpms when it's cooking outside... Morning or night time, runs fine.
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If your exhaust is loud i doubt you would hear the walbro.

But yes dw100 is a good choice too.
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I loved that he linked an article written in ~1994 to support his claim that 1.6L idle valves are failure prone; but also contradicted all the other bullshit he was spewing. He is no longer in the group fwiw.
If he truly Googled idle valve pricing, he surely would have found the first 2 hits of my Google search, less than $100 from either Treasure Coast Miata or BTDT Racing.
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