Oh hai turbo kitten! - Miata Turbo Forum -Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members

Meet and Greet Say Hi. De-noob yourself.

LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-04-2013, 12:23 AM   #1
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: DFW, Texas
Posts: 4
Total Cats: -3
Default Oh hai turbo kitten!

Hi there. I got my 95 back in March with a "rebuilt engine" that was leaking oil from the pump and had a nasty rattle from under the car. I tried fixing the oil pump myself, but it still leaked, so I took it to Track Dog and had them fix it, replace all the seals (that were supposed to be new?), and throw a new tranny in with new seals (they found no fluid in it).

Since then, I've replaced the screwed up steering wheel, fixed the glovebox that wouldn't open, fixed my stupid luggage rack that I don't like, done a front brake job for 20 bucks (buddy had some BNIB stuff in his toolbox), repaired my soft top with duct tape and Goop (because racecar), put on an FM 2.25" exhaust I got for 20 bucks with a broken off flange, replaced the slave cylinder, and put in a stainless steel clutch line.

The next thing I wanna get is a pile of parts from a buddy that just finished an s2k engine swap. He's got a JR header, K&N CAI, OEM 15's with good Toyo R1R's on them, and some other random **** he just wants out of his garage for dirt cheap. Then I should probably replace the top and suspension, as both are shot to hell. After that I'm probably going to hit the chassis bracing.

Eventually, the turbo will come... But for now, I'm just sitting here fapping to other people's build threads. So, what's up, MT?

Thread is useless without pictures, etc etc:

The Miata is the fun car, the xD is the daily.

Edit: derp, forgot a couple things. Had to do a water pump since I didn't do it when I messed with the Oil pump and neither did TDR, and switched the car over to Toyota Long Life (red) coolant while I was in there. Also I put a radio and speakers in, since there was no audio when I got the car, and I had all that stuff laying around from when I took the full system out of my Malibu. pretty sure that's all now haha
Attached Thumbnails
Oh hai turbo kitten!-okrn21vh.jpg  

Last edited by effse7en; 09-04-2013 at 12:41 AM.
effse7en is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2013, 12:37 AM   #2
iTrader: (76)
18psi's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 32,895
Total Cats: 1,947


solid start
18psi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2013, 04:03 PM   #3
Boost Czar

iTrader: (60)
Braineack's Avatar
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 69,682
Total Cats: 1,362

effse7en, congrats on signing up at the best site on the web!
Braineack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2013, 05:00 PM   #4
Senior Member
iTrader: (8)
cyotani's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Azusa, CA
Posts: 1,328
Total Cats: 81

its not "rebuilt" without receipts. I love how many "rebuilt" engines there are in so cal. One guy claimed he had a "rebuilt" engine and I asked what work was done and he said new front main seal and valve cover gasket...

cyotani is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2013, 09:29 PM   #5
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: DFW, Texas
Posts: 4
Total Cats: -3

Well other than the derpy oil pump that had a paper gasket instead of a silicone one and the dry tranny, it's been running really well. The only other "major" thing I've had to replace out of necessity instead of voluntarily was the water pump.
effse7en is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2013, 09:43 PM   #6
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Pittsburgh PA
Posts: 1,172
Total Cats: 13

Gotta love a Miata as a daily.

Welcome to the club.
2ndGearRubber is offline   Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Project Gemini - Turbo Civic on the Cheap Full_Tilt_Boogie Build Threads 52 08-28-2016 04:18 AM
WTB MP62 (Hotside) (NB2) Rick02R WTB 3 01-03-2016 07:18 PM
Expected intake temps on the track? tazswing Race Prep 20 10-03-2015 11:04 AM
ISO 1.6 turbo cast iron manifold cale saurage DIY Turbo Discussion 16 10-01-2015 11:25 AM

Thread Tools

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 07:20 AM.