Trackspeed build plan - Page 4 - Miata Turbo Forum -Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


Prefabbed Turbo Kits A place to discuss prefabricated turbo kits on the market TrackSpeed

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-16-2016, 12:51 PM   #61
Cpt. Slow
iTrader: (24)
 
curly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Oregon City, OR
Posts: 11,637
Total Cats: 463
Default

I'm excited to see the KO exhaust. I've seen a few of his fab projects but it's been on race cars (laz), it'll be good to see what he can do for a street car's setup.
curly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2016, 12:52 PM   #62
SadFab Sales Lady
iTrader: (5)
 
aidandj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Beaverton, USA
Posts: 14,842
Total Cats: 937
Default

He builds sexy things. I want to fondle it.

Does he know about the mt.net approved muffler? Might be worth bringing him the one that we know fits and works. Might knock a few bucks off too.
aidandj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2016, 01:41 PM   #63
Supporting Vendor
iTrader: (31)
 
Savington's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
Posts: 13,401
Total Cats: 835
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by farpolemiddle View Post
I think I jumped the gun on putting the water lines in though because I haven't run my intercooler pipping or done the final clock on the outlet. If I try and clock it down I don't think it will clear the shelf or the water lines while installed.
It's a little finnicky, but if you loosen the compressor v-band completely, you can slide it off the front of the turbo and re-clock it without removing anything.

Looks awesome
Savington is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2016, 02:58 PM   #64
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
farpolemiddle's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Lents, Oregon
Posts: 332
Total Cats: 24
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by curly View Post
I'm excited to see the KO exhaust. I've seen a few of his fab projects but it's been on race cars (laz), it'll be good to see what he can do for a street car's setup.
I should call KO again and let them know it is close. I only talked with once some months back and they did sound busy. I am cool with the car waiting a bit though.
farpolemiddle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2016, 02:59 PM   #65
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
farpolemiddle's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Lents, Oregon
Posts: 332
Total Cats: 24
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Savington View Post
It's a little finnicky, but if you loosen the compressor v-band completely, you can slide it off the front of the turbo and re-clock it without removing anything.

Looks awesome
I will give that a try. I may just unhook the waterlines at the rubber and loosen up the whole manifold enough to tilt and clear the shelf.

Last edited by farpolemiddle; 10-16-2016 at 03:33 PM.
farpolemiddle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2016, 03:03 PM   #66
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
farpolemiddle's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Lents, Oregon
Posts: 332
Total Cats: 24
Default

I also ordered a new flex fuel sensor. I am going to play around and mix my own around 30%. I don't need corn at these starting powers but I think it will be fun to tinker. My intention is to experiment and see some benefit with less taxes on the fuel system.
farpolemiddle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2016, 11:46 PM   #67
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
farpolemiddle's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Lents, Oregon
Posts: 332
Total Cats: 24
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Savington View Post
It's a little finnicky, but if you loosen the compressor v-band completely, you can slide it off the front of the turbo and re-clock it without removing anything.

Looks awesome
​​​​​​​Did this. much easier than what I was thinking.
farpolemiddle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2016, 06:19 PM   #68
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
farpolemiddle's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Lents, Oregon
Posts: 332
Total Cats: 24
Default

Wow what a pain in the *** pulling the tranny without a lift. I am seriously just going to pay someone to do it next time. So does this jack stand set up look sketch? Cutting the tab off with the tranny out of the car = winning.​​​​​​​




farpolemiddle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2016, 06:21 PM   #69
SadFab Sales Lady
iTrader: (5)
 
aidandj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Beaverton, USA
Posts: 14,842
Total Cats: 937
Default

Unbelievable sketch. Would not go under.

The 6 ton jackstands are cheap, and lift the car up plenty high enough.

I'll pull your tranny for money, if you have enough extensions on an impact gun it works well.
aidandj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2016, 06:24 PM   #70
Murderator
iTrader: (76)
 
18psi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 33,168
Total Cats: 1,990
Default

inb4trannypresscrew
18psi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2016, 07:13 PM   #71
afm
Junior Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Berkeley, CA
Posts: 375
Total Cats: 30
Default

More like Miatapresscrew with those blocks.

That is terrifying.
afm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2016, 10:00 PM   #72
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
farpolemiddle's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Lents, Oregon
Posts: 332
Total Cats: 24
Default

Tranny is out. I survived.
farpolemiddle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2016, 10:03 PM   #73
Elite Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Leafy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: woosta, ma
Posts: 8,610
Total Cats: 91
Default

Jesus, now you know why I always say to pull the motor. Its easy that way.
Leafy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2016, 10:26 PM   #74
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
farpolemiddle's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Lents, Oregon
Posts: 332
Total Cats: 24
Default

To be fair I really shook the **** out of the car and it didn't budge. I also kept "just in case please save my life" jack under the car.
farpolemiddle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2016, 11:29 PM   #75
Senior Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Onyxyth's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Boyertown, PA
Posts: 549
Total Cats: 37
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by farpolemiddle View Post
Just a heads up the three 4mm allen that hold the waste gate actuator bracket are sketch. two of the three where on there pretty good and I almost stripped them. As soon as they felt wrong I stopped and picked up a fresh never used allen. I also used a rubber mallet to tap the bracket a little as I loosened them and that did it.
Yeah I had the same experience, I tried two 4mm allens, and neither really gave me confidence that it 'fit'. I ended up stripping one, and hammering in a torx bit to get it out.. I bet a 4.5mm filed down a bit would be perfect. They're also easier to get out when the turbo is super hot.

You mentioned the low boost actuator, etc. I recommend reading the Borg Warner documentation on setting preload. I set mine to very little preload and it builds probably 13-14 psi max, then tapers off to maybe 10-11 psi at redline (no EBC yet). You also need to have the wastegate rod VERY straight to work optimally - you might have to clock the center (CHRA) to do that.

OH and you'll likely need to trim the hood brace a bit to clear the wastegate can if your car is an NA (looks like it is). I used a paint pen and painted the very top of the can, then closed the hood. This gave me a little mark, and I just cut a 3"x3" square around that mark with a dremel - very easy.
Onyxyth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2016, 12:31 AM   #76
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
farpolemiddle's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Lents, Oregon
Posts: 332
Total Cats: 24
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Onyxyth View Post
Yeah I had the same experience, I tried two 4mm allens, and neither really gave me confidence that it 'fit'. I ended up stripping one, and hammering in a torx bit to get it out.. I bet a 4.5mm filed down a bit would be perfect. They're also easier to get out when the turbo is super hot.

You mentioned the low boost actuator, etc. I recommend reading the Borg Warner documentation on setting preload. I set mine to very little preload and it builds probably 13-14 psi max, then tapers off to maybe 10-11 psi at redline (no EBC yet). You also need to have the wastegate rod VERY straight to work optimally - you might have to clock the center (CHRA) to do that.

OH and you'll likely need to trim the hood brace a bit to clear the wastegate can if your car is an NA (looks like it is). I used a paint pen and painted the very top of the can, then closed the hood. This gave me a little mark, and I just cut a 3"x3" square around that mark with a dremel - very easy.
Savington - you may want to add a heads up on these allens in your instructions. Like I said earlier what worked for me was a fresh allen wrench and lightly tapping the bracket at the top while turning with a rubber mallet.

I was hoping to tune it with ebc and low actuator around 10... Well lets see how long this motor lasts. I just picked up rods, boundary oil pump, 949 water pump and ARP studs along with a begi reroute. Looks like I will be using that stuff sooner than I want. The canister looks pretty straight but we will see.

I was wondering about that damn canister hitting the roof. Guess I know now.

Last edited by farpolemiddle; 10-18-2016 at 01:46 AM.
farpolemiddle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2016, 01:23 AM   #77
Supporting Vendor
iTrader: (31)
 
Savington's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
Posts: 13,401
Total Cats: 835
Default

"looks pretty straight" probably won't cut it. You need to make sure the flapper arm slides smoothly on the actuator rod with the lower nut undone. If it doesn't, clock the CHRA until it does.
Savington is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2016, 03:43 PM   #78
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Kensington, MD
Posts: 229
Total Cats: -10
Default

Did you max out the lift range on your jackstands or something? Ran out of notches? Cutting blocks out of a 4x4 and putting them on top of the jackstands would have been safer.
huesmann is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2016, 10:07 PM   #79
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
farpolemiddle's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Lents, Oregon
Posts: 332
Total Cats: 24
Default

So this is happening

Overkill

First aid. Nailed it.

​​​​​​​
farpolemiddle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2016, 10:11 PM   #80
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
farpolemiddle's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Lents, Oregon
Posts: 332
Total Cats: 24
Default

Well I have no idea how to post a damn video but I have one rocking the engine back and forth on the motor mounts without the tranny. It moves front to back very easy. Does this mean my mounts are toast?

​​​​​​​I guess it is normal. Word.

Last edited by farpolemiddle; 10-18-2016 at 10:41 PM. Reason: oops
farpolemiddle is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Miata 1.8 BP and Mazdaspeed Engine oil pan baffles Neilv Miata parts for sale/trade 8 11-14-2016 09:23 PM
Engine died and stranded my MSM! Dead battery or ECU related? Deathtrap13 MEGAsquirt 6 10-21-2016 01:00 AM
NB1 BP4W head, other engine parts and DIYPNP unplugged92 Miata parts for sale/trade 10 09-21-2016 01:54 PM
Engine build Omar Vallin Engine Performance 13 07-27-2016 05:42 PM
AEM NB 1.8 engine swap Neilv AEM 1 07-24-2016 04:23 PM


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 05:18 PM.