How (and why) to Ramble On your domestic shorthair - Page 801 - Miata Turbo Forum -Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


Insert BS here A place to discuss anything you want

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-27-2013, 02:38 PM   #16001
Elite Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Indianapolis
Posts: 3,325
Total Cats: 231
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pen2_the_penguin View Post
Proof or it doesnt have it, also stroker doesnt constitute perfect for boost, in fact it can be quite the opposite.
I have zero details, all the information I have is like 3rd or 4th hand. The PO knocked up his girlfriend and apparently owes a bunch of money to the shop where my buddy just bought that stuff. It should be the 9:1 version though, as supposedly he was planning on a turbo. He picks the motor up tomorrow, but until we tear it apart it will probably just look like a normal block.

Since reading Hustler's woes, I recommended to him that we rebuild it right away even though it's never been run. Overkill?
thenuge26 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2013, 03:36 PM   #16002
Elite Member
iTrader: (4)
 
Pen2_the_penguin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Reno, NV
Posts: 3,688
Total Cats: 93
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by thenuge26 View Post
Since reading Hustler's woes, I recommended to him that we rebuild it right away even though it's never been run. Overkill?

Not really, I got burned running a "performance" built engine (a HKS metal headgasket and ARP hardware with stock internals) from a po that was a POS of a car owner, and got lucky the engine didnt die earlier that it did before I did a complete overhaul.


I'd at least get it checked out with a compression check and leak down.
Pen2_the_penguin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2013, 03:54 PM   #16003
Elite Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Indianapolis
Posts: 3,325
Total Cats: 231
Default

Yeah, what little I know about it is pretty funny actually. It supposedly has 'flying miata cams' which I assume means FM adjustable cam gears. But supposedly the head has a lot of work done to it too, so they might be bigger cams. Normally I would guess that they were stock, but anyone dumb and rich enough to buy a stroker kit is probably dumb and rich enough to get some cams for it too.

Oh also supposedly a 'thicker headgasket' which again raised red flags in the back of my mind.
thenuge26 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2013, 04:03 PM   #16004
Elite Member
iTrader: (4)
 
Pen2_the_penguin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Reno, NV
Posts: 3,688
Total Cats: 93
Default

that raised flags too in my mind... warpage and a shave anyone?
Pen2_the_penguin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2013, 05:53 PM   #16005
A living god
iTrader: (23)
 
viperormiata's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Key West
Posts: 5,934
Total Cats: 222
Default

Hey computer wizards, got a question. Chrome isn't loading pr0n videos on certain sites. I can't figure out why. I just get the buffering signal.

Connection is fine and I haven't changed any settings. It just stopped loading. Youtube, vimeo, etc..they work fine. Just some pr0n sites.
viperormiata is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2013, 06:03 PM   #16006
Boost Czar

iTrader: (60)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 70,179
Total Cats: 1,402
Default

I pushed the minute button my microwave today and left it at 0:26.
Braineack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2013, 06:06 PM   #16007
Elite Member
iTrader: (9)
 
TurboTim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Chesterfield, NJ
Posts: 6,177
Total Cats: 198
Default

Someone at work prefers to leave it at 0:03 remaining.
TurboTim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2013, 06:12 PM   #16008
Elite Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 3,284
Total Cats: 177
Default

There are a couple of guys on every message board that seem to be filled to the brim with negativity, regardless of almost every topic. I'm always curious to know if they are just miserable human beings that are angry/annoyed at the world in real life or if it's more that they are just predominately vocal about the negative and never mention the positives they experience.


Separately, some of the cat threads on this board...

Quote:
Hobbes likes when I spoon him at night so it all happens on top of me. so he cries, gets up and sits on my face instead.


/preps for additional infractions

Last edited by Scrappy Jack; 02-27-2013 at 06:17 PM. Reason: Clarified there are two topics being discussed
Scrappy Jack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2013, 06:31 PM   #16009
Boost Pope
iTrader: (8)
 
Joe Perez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Chicago
Posts: 24,680
Total Cats: 1,576
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Scrappy Jack View Post
There are a couple of guys on every message board that seem to be filled to the brim with negativity, regardless of almost every topic. I'm always curious to know if they are just miserable human beings that are angry/annoyed at the world in real life or if it's more that they are just predominately vocal about the negative and never mention the positives they experience.
For every forum, there is always "That Guy."

That Guy is the one who dips his fingers into every thread which is of weighty significance (be it moral, economic, environmental, etc) and speaks from an assumed position of both great wisdom and a moral high ground. He is eager to point out that everyone else is wrong and ignorant, but refuses to offer credible opinions of his own. When pressed for specifics, or for the citation of sources, he deflects the topic through a combination of FUD and abstraction, but not before accusing his inquisitor of making personal attacks or similar. If he ever does post something which resembles factual data, rest assured that it is either completely fabricated or presented entirely out of context.

When dealing with That Guy, one's resolve to resist feeding the troll can be weakened by a perceived need to respond to attacks which That Guy has made upon your character or intelligence. No matter how tempting, you must always resist this urge. That Guy does not understand concepts such as rationality or informed debate. Or perhaps he comes from a bizarro world offshoot of the Vulcan race, and has completed the ritual of the reverse-Kolinahr, whereby all logic is purged and replaced by pure emotion.
Joe Perez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2013, 07:05 PM   #16010
Elite Member
iTrader: (19)
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 5,190
Total Cats: 325
Default

Hey, it takes a heavy emotional toll to be the guy.
rleete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2013, 07:16 PM   #16011
Elite Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Indianapolis
Posts: 3,325
Total Cats: 231
Default

xkcd is always relevant.
thenuge26 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2013, 12:04 AM   #16012
Boost Pope
iTrader: (8)
 
Joe Perez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Chicago
Posts: 24,680
Total Cats: 1,576
Default

This car of mine is just full of surprises...


Driving home. Running great. Laptop logging, VE refining.

Powering up the big hill, shifting at the redline, banging through the gears like a ************. The dusk streams through my hair like a thousand tongues. The headlights in my mirror fade.

Harmony. Bliss. The echo of ten thousand explosions bellow through the canyon. A coyote howls. Good bye, sweet rabbit.

Top of the hill, light is red. Both feet in, pull on the stick.

Something ain't right.

Mashed potatoes stream through my ears.

Not mashed potatoes, idle.

Lumpy.

The light turns green. Left foot, right hand, right foot, left foot.

There is nothing but sorrow and hesitation. No great powerplant this, weak and impotent. Where did you go, my sweet angel of torque? The once youthful bride, now tired.

Gutless.

Immobile.

Is this the end?

Left foot, right foot, slip the clutch, make the revs. Movement. The great beast lurches forward. In the distance, a child weeps.

Right foot, left foot, right hand. Pull the stick.

A great emptiness.

Sorrow and frustration are my companions now.




So, yeah.

Everything was fine until I stopped at that light. Whatever went wrong happened within the space of about sixty seconds. Engine barely wants to idle now, pulling 55-60 kPa instead of the usual 30. And torque below 2,000 RPM is just gone. Hardly able to get the car rolling without slipping the clutch.

But once it rises above about 2,000 RPM, you'd never know anything was wrong. Runs like a champ.

It's not the injectors. Pulled those one at a time at idle to verify. It actually idles pretty smoothly, it's just that the IAC valve is really having to work a lot harder than normal.

And the no power thing, too.

No knocks or rattles, no smoke, good oil pressure, pretty sure nothing's actually broken per se.

Checked the timing, it's rock solid at 10 degrees BTDC when locked. So I know the crank pulley and intake cam are in the correct alignment. Not sure about the exhaust cam, so the VC will have to come off.

Is it too much to ask that a 23 year old car purchased for $800 be absolutely reliable and require no maintenance or repair whatsoever?
Joe Perez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2013, 12:20 AM   #16013
A living god
iTrader: (23)
 
viperormiata's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Key West
Posts: 5,934
Total Cats: 222
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by viperormiata View Post
Hey computer wizards, got a question. Chrome isn't loading pr0n videos on certain sites. I can't figure out why. I just get the buffering signal.

Connection is fine and I haven't changed any settings. It just stopped loading. Youtube, vimeo, etc..they work fine. Just some pr0n sites.
Anyone?
viperormiata is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2013, 12:42 AM   #16014
Senior Member
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: London,OH
Posts: 1,125
Total Cats: 12
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by viperormiata View Post
Hey computer wizards, got a question. Chrome isn't loading pr0n videos on certain sites. I can't figure out why. I just get the buffering signal.

Connection is fine and I haven't changed any settings. It just stopped loading. Youtube, vimeo, etc..they work fine. Just some pr0n sites.
Stop watching so much pr0n???
redturbomiata is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2013, 12:57 AM   #16015
Elite Member
iTrader: (4)
 
Pen2_the_penguin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Reno, NV
Posts: 3,688
Total Cats: 93
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by viperormiata View Post
Anyone?
Clear your temporary files with c cleaner or something
Pen2_the_penguin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2013, 01:03 AM   #16016
A living god
iTrader: (23)
 
viperormiata's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Key West
Posts: 5,934
Total Cats: 222
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by redturbomiata View Post
Stop watching so much pr0n???
My life for the last 5 months has consisted of the same things on repeat. Day to day.

Mon-Wed:
:Breakfast-Bacon, Eggs, 1/4 cup walnuts, 1 quart water
:Gym-Chest/Abs Mon, Arms Tues, Back Weds-cardio depending on weight cycle
:Rest-Food, MT, Look at car and cry, Bass guitar
:Work-Varies
:Run-5 miles, HIIT Mon, LIIT Tues, solid state Weds-interval pushups and sprints, train-to-task
:Rest-Food, MT, Anime
:Sleep-Pr0n

Thurs:
:Breakfast-Bacon, Eggs, 1/4 cup walnuts, 1 quart water
:Gym: Thurs-Legs
:Rest-Food, Laundry
:Work-3pm-12am Blue Heaven
:Run-1am-varies

Fri:
:Breakfast-Bacon, Eggs, 1/4 cup walnuts, 1 quart water
:Gym-Shoudlers/Abs-cardio depending on weight cycle
:Rest-Food, MT, Look at car and cry, Bass guitar
:Work-Varies
:Run-5 miles, interval pushups and sprints, train-to-task
:Rest-Food, MT, Anime
:Sleep-Pr0n

Sat-Sun:
:Breakfast-Bacon, Eggs, 1/4 cup walnuts, 1 quart water
:Rest-Food, Laundry
:Work-3pm-12am Blue Heaven
:Run-1am-varies


My life is a cycle of monotony. Please, do not take my pr0n away.
viperormiata is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2013, 08:17 AM   #16017
Elite Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Posts: 1,817
Total Cats: 270
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Joe Perez View Post
Engine barely wants to idle now, pulling 55-60 kPa instead of the usual 30. And torque below 2,000 RPM is just gone. Hardly able to get the car rolling without slipping the clutch.

But once it rises above about 2,000 RPM, you'd never know anything was wrong. Runs like a champ.
Joe, have you checked your VE table for anything unusual at the low end?
You may inadvertently have created peaks and valleys in the table as you were slowing down for the light.
Just an idea.
Godless Commie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2013, 10:05 AM   #16018
Boost Czar

iTrader: (60)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 70,179
Total Cats: 1,402
Default

Jow, how much spark is in your cruise rows now?
Braineack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2013, 10:18 AM   #16019
Elite Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Posts: 1,817
Total Cats: 270
Default

My car failed the all important biennial traffic inspection test.

An the reason for failing is NOT related to the extensive engine, ignition, fuel system, exhaust, suspension or brake modifications.
Turns out I need to have automatic levelers for my bi-xenon conversion headlights. Major defect, in the eyes of the law over here.

So, I went ahead and stripped the halogen headlights from a friend's NB, switched them over and went back to the test facility. Passed with flying colors. Techs loved the sound of my engine. I received compliments on how good the car looks, considering that its 15 years old.

Oh, and my tailpipe test?
0.00 CO, 0.00 HC. Oh yes. Thanks, Reverant!
Godless Commie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2013, 12:03 PM   #16020
Tour de Franzia
iTrader: (6)
 
hustler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Republic of Dallas
Posts: 28,968
Total Cats: 327
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Joe Perez View Post
For every forum, there is always "That Guy."

That Guy is the one who dips his fingers into every thread which is of weighty significance (be it moral, economic, environmental, etc) and speaks from an assumed position of both great wisdom and a moral high ground. He is eager to point out that everyone else is wrong and ignorant, but refuses to offer credible opinions of his own. When pressed for specifics, or for the citation of sources, he deflects the topic through a combination of FUD and abstraction, but not before accusing his inquisitor of making personal attacks or similar. If he ever does post something which resembles factual data, rest assured that it is either completely fabricated or presented entirely out of context.

When dealing with That Guy, one's resolve to resist feeding the troll can be weakened by a perceived need to respond to attacks which That Guy has made upon your character or intelligence. No matter how tempting, you must always resist this urge. That Guy does not understand concepts such as rationality or informed debate. Or perhaps he comes from a bizarro world offshoot of the Vulcan race, and has completed the ritual of the reverse-Kolinahr, whereby all logic is purged and replaced by pure emotion.
hustler is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Uconn Car Show 240_to_miata Local Meets, Events and Tech Days 1 01-23-2016 10:17 PM
Uconn Car Show Sat, April 9th 240_to_miata Local Meets, Events and Tech Days 7 04-11-2011 11:00 AM
Uconn Car Club Spring 2010 Show 240_to_miata Local Meets, Events and Tech Days 92 04-12-2010 06:20 PM
anual uconn car show/meet 240_to_miata Local Meets, Events and Tech Days 0 02-19-2008 10:03 PM


Tags
brain <3 me, brainy <3s hollywood, cancerous testicles, cuban caveman, furry barnacle, get fragged faeflora, joe p for prez, lyrical joe perez, not hit block, peter falk

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:58 AM.