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Old 03-04-2011, 06:01 AM   #81
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Wait, what? Why is your turbo setup gone. I read through all this and now I'm lost.
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Old 03-04-2011, 12:38 PM   #82
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Wait, what? Why is your turbo setup gone. I read through all this and now I'm lost.
Money. I left my full time job to go back to full time school with no job. Living at home is nice!

The current setup is for breaking in the motor/ quickly getting it up to daily driver status. I will most likely buy an ebay turbo in the meantime, then upgrade when I can afford it. I guess you could say the whole turbo thing has been delayed.

As far as the ebay turbo goes, I'm looking at a 2860 or 2871-sized turbo with a T2 flange. I can get it as soon as I sell my old greddy setup, which I need to get off my *** and make a FS thread for. I already have all the pieces for the turbo, except for oil lines.
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Old 03-04-2011, 10:17 PM   #83
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Old 03-08-2011, 12:23 AM   #84
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AWESOME!

Congrats dude...now get a job and turbo that puppy.
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I told you I was off all next week to help you finish your car. Now I guess I'll just have to come over and drive it.
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Old 03-08-2011, 01:21 AM   #86
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I will be going to the casino this weekend. Luck is on my side. At mile marker 20, I noticed I was getting a little drip of oil under the motor after being parked for awhile. I went in to investigate and the only source was the oil drain plug. I go to tighten it and.... IT WAS FINGER LOOSE! I can just imagine this coming all the way out, dumping my oil, frying the engine, and resulting in me selling the Miata out of frustration and resorting to driving a Fiesta. Crisis averted. PHEW!

I am now proud to announce, that after almost 3 years, I am officially oil leak free!

Yesterday I got to use my Millermatic 180 for the second time. The first time it was a couple tacks on a TV wall mount. Ok, holding up $1K worth of TV is alright. This time it was my first experience in exhaust work. Universal Magnaflow cat. It was pretty easy once I got to the actual welding part. It's an SS cat so I had to get some 308L wire. I think I had so much slag because I didn't bother to wire brush the mild steel pipe ends.
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Today I passed emissions. My inspection sticker expired in 2009, and I was getting nervous driving around tuning the car. Last time, I was able to plug in to megasquirt while on the dyno so I could tweak my AFRs to 14.7. This time I had a different laptop that I hadn't used Tunerstudio on before. Turns out Windows 7 lacks native support for the Belkin serial to USB adapter. Sadly, I wasn't able to take a log of the dyno runs because of this. I'm running the untouched base spark map.

I passed the 15mph test without a hitch. AFRs hovered around 14.3 on the gauge.
HC was 82ppm, limit at 141ppm
CO was .24%, limit at .79%
NOx was 469ppm, limit at 1088ppm
Dilution was 15.2%, limit at >6%

The 25mph test was a different story. It failed the first time, running ~15.3 AFRs in 3rd gear. The guy suggested we try it in 4th gear (6 speed 3.909 diff). AFRs were ~14.4 at this load point. I likely failed the first chance due to the CO emissions.
HC was 121ppm, limit at 136ppm
CO was .76%, limit at .76% CLOSE!
NOx was 658ppm, limit at 984ppm
Dilution was 15.3, limit at >6


It's got 70 miles on this motor now and I've yet to go over 5k rpms. It reminds me of my greddy kit when I first installed it, minus the boost lag.

Stan, that sounds like a good option!
Damon, I should be able to fund whats left of the turbo parts with the money from selling my old greddy kit. Fingers are crossed.
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Well, my JB-welded coolant reroute spacer bung held up well, until I decided it was time to make a few visits to Mr. Redline. I suppose the extra vibration is what made it fail. It's just a good thing it decided to fall off when I turned onto the GF's street.

Instead of finding someone with a TIG welder (closest friend is 1.5 hours away), I decided to retap the spacer for 1/4" NPT. Then I bought a M-M 1/4" coupler, and a 1/4 to 3/8" M-F reducer. I cut the reducer in half till so that I was left with a flat surface for the CLT sensor to mate with, and tapped the now-beefier fitting for the CLT sensor. This should hold up indefinitely.

Just hit the 100 mile marker. It's oil change time.

I'll leave you with a little acceleration video I took tonight. It's still rich as hell, but it's getting there. I'm glad that I don't have the urge to buy any N/A power adders.
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Old 03-17-2011, 01:59 AM   #88
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Time for an update!

Due to the lack of funding, I've decided to become the one and only 2 liter with a Greddy kit. It should manage 270whp or so. I bought an ETD racing Greddy manifold and it just came in. Here are some pictars:

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Nice! Do want!
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There's a lot of things about that turbo I'm liking. Probably one of the best functioning IWGs you'll ever use.
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There's a lot of things about that turbo I'm liking. Probably one of the best functioning IWGs you'll ever use.
Yes, I was about to say the same thing. According to Borg Warner the internal waste gates on the smaller frame turbos are larger than the external I have on my car.

Full Race did back to back tests using the large frame EFR's internal waste gate vs. a large tial external. The EFR's internal was identical in performance. I read some where that the internals are 44mm or 46MM, gigantic internal systems and they work flawlessly.
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Ready for a surprise? The iwg port is actually only 31mm in diameter with a 36 mm valve head. On the larger models they upped that to a 36mm port with 42mm valve head. This is according to the BW EFR brief.
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Old 08-02-2011, 03:06 PM   #94
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Why don't you weld up a setup? What's the deal with the Greddy? Isn't every part of that kit *besides* the turbo asking to be replaced?

I guess it would make a good stepping stone...but after having a too small/too many bends intercooler and mani/DP setup once I swore to never short myself again. 3" exhaust, COPS & WI can only compensate so much once you want to push it a little more.

(this is NOT an attempt to score a cheap Greddy kit)
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Why don't you weld up a setup? What's the deal with the Greddy? Isn't every part of that kit *besides* the turbo asking to be replaced?

I guess it would make a good stepping stone...but after having a too small/too many bends intercooler and mani/DP setup once I swore to never short myself again. 3" exhaust, COPS & WI can only compensate so much once you want to push it a little more.

(this is NOT an attempt to score a cheap Greddy kit)
Lolol. Go ahead and click on the pictures of my manifold.
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Lolol. Go ahead and click on the pictures of my manifold.
Doh!
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Old 08-04-2011, 01:34 PM   #97
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For those of you who didnt get the going back to greddy joke, I give you turbo ****.




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God's gift to the boost tribe!
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All these Borg builds are so ******* winning.
Seriously. Good job guys
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