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Old 11-22-2016, 08:49 AM   #661
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Old 11-24-2016, 02:29 AM   #662
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Miata is back together. I can't help but inherit cars/engines without thermostats...

But at least it's not melting down, I guess. The water pump is so, so toast. Going to strip the old miata this loong weekend and hopefully have room in my own garage to fix the new one.

VTCS manifold blows donkey dicks, with no thermostat I am exceptionally well acquainted with the crazy **** it likes to do. It's not fun when you're all worried the front is about to fall off. Boo, emissions.

Going to need a VICS manifold, or gut my second nb2 manifold.

I also am certain I've got left hand drive headlights now, can I take them apart and flip the cutoff shield?
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Old 11-25-2016, 08:25 PM   #663
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Said **** it and fixed it today, autoparts store has water pump but not much else. I'm doing this **** in my driveway, the car's not making it 30 miles back to my borrowed heated garage...

I bought cheap water pump from oreilys, took the front off the 1.6 and swiped the idler and tensioner and timing belt. I ripped the new old engine apart and determined that everything under the covers was hosed, the water pump and the idlers. The seals seem to be in good shape, though. Good deal, because I can only get an exhaust cam seal today.

You don't need to remove the cam timing mark plate to swap a water pump, I was afraid I'd have to remove it but it can be done. I glued the gasket to the water pump with some silicone and just pivoted it into place while holding bolts through to keep the gasket, all the while praying that I didn't tear the gasket. 1.8's suck and you can't remove the timing belt without pulling the crank bolt. All my tools are still at the other shop, I only have 3/8 sockets and half a combo wrench set. Old timing belt stays, oh well...

I started around 2, and was done before it got dark. If I have to do it again, I bet I can have it done in 2 hours. At least I'm good at something lol

This new engine has no knock, actually sounds quite nice. Now if I can fix my headlights I'd be reasonably happy. Think I might bake them apart tomorrow, NB bumper is much easier to pull than NA bumper without those two brackets shoved all up in the fenders...
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Should my MR short shifter be making so much noise? It's almost like I can hear the syncros working through the shift ****, an almost mechanical whirring sound when slow shifting to the next gear. If I match things better, it's much less noticeable.

It also starts rattling around 4500 rpm or so, a light hand on the **** will shut it up for the most part but you can still feel it clinking around a bit.

This is all just stiffer delrin bushings and no rubber damper in the handle no more, right? Kinda annoying but I can get used to it.
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Should my MR short shifter be making so much noise? It's almost like I can hear the syncros working through the shift ****, an almost mechanical whirring sound when slow shifting to the next gear. If I match things better, it's much less noticeable.

It also starts rattling around 4500 rpm or so, a light hand on the **** will shut it up for the most part but you can still feel it clinking around a bit.

This is all just stiffer delrin bushings and no rubber damper in the handle no more, right? Kinda annoying but I can get used to it.
I guess mine is a little noisier. Not so much that you notice once you get used to it.
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It's pretty much entirely muted by a little bit of music, not stock exhaust and turbo spool will mask it entirely I imagine. I do like how much more positive the engagement feels, especially on reverse. It seems like I can tell the gates apart better, even though they're all closer.

I also finally checked tire pressure, something I should have done long ago. They all had 50 pounds, jeebus. It rides much better now, the suspension actually isn't all that bad now. I used to lock up the front passenger wheel crawling to a stop in parking spaces and stuff, that's gone now too.

Time to tear the old one apart, I guess. Anyone need a 1.6 turbo kit?
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I have an aluminum bushing if you want to try.
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To replace the delrin one at the bottom? I would think that aluminum would transmit more noise?

I wonder if it would help to lightly glue the lower bushing into the transmission. A little bit of silicone, or perhaps a new delrin bushing with a few o-ring grooves on the outside, just enough for a friction fit. The delrin bushing shouldn't need to move, I think it's making the rattling I'm hearing.
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Yes, it is a delrin substitute.
I know stiffer isn't probably the answer, but I can send you mine to try if you want
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Sure, I'll give it a try. I shattered the mounting screw tab under the window switch, it's much easier to get down at the shifter now.

It is for the later year 6 speeds, I think mine has a bigger lower bushing or something like that.
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Mine doesn't do that.
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Sure, I'll give it a try. I shattered the mounting screw tab under the window switch, it's much easier to get down at the shifter now.

It is for the later year 6 speeds, I think mine has a bigger lower bushing or something like that.
ok. Mine is an earlier one I think, so it might not work. I haven't installed my 6 speed yet, so I will take the bushing out and measure it.
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New miata still works, is nice!

Old miata is coming apart, here's pics of the damage. Not bad at all, the bilstein shrugged it off completely besides the lower eye being all bent. Sweet!, now I have even more spares for my revalve project.













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I don't even think the subframe is hurt. Anyone need a super duper cheap rust free tub? I might set this one under a tarp in the driveway for future shenanigans...
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I don't even think the subframe is hurt. Anyone need a super duper cheap rust free tub? I might set this one under a tarp in the driveway for future shenanigans...
I wish you were near me - I would love a rust free tub. New England sucks.
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