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Old 04-22-2016, 11:59 AM   #221
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More safe to manifold, he wants it to fail ASAP.

Retard all the things, that's the name of the thread, right?

So are you really this trolly, like keep a better timing map around that doesn't suck? Or do you just enjoy having shitty things? Are you really that unaware of how shitty you've made it?

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Old 04-22-2016, 12:17 PM   #222
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I have no clue on how much timing is normally ran on a miata to say how "low" it is but I will say low timing does not necessarily mean that it is safer or more reliable.



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Old 04-22-2016, 01:36 PM   #223
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Old 04-22-2016, 01:40 PM   #224
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Old 04-22-2016, 10:18 PM   #225
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Retarded map makes more heat, which manifolds love. What could possibly go wrong?
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Old 05-21-2016, 01:40 AM   #226
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Hey fellas - You can ban this account if you want; I have one that I use, just wanted to update this. Car is completely finished and is great fun. I've attached my parts log & failures with a 1/8th mile & a final weight. Cheers!

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8/5/15 car & bnib: tein street flex, fm frame rails, xxr wheels, 195/45 toyo prox - 1600
9/1/15 ebay lip - 42
9/1/15 ebay steering wheel - 63
10/28/15 mspnp2 + innovate afr - 1039
8/6/15 rf caliper - 31
8/6/15 f pads - 18
11/2/15 cxracing turbo manifold - 189
12/5/15 bosch ev14 injectors - 349
12/5/15 ebay gt2554 turbo - 150
2/12/16 ebay intercooler kit - 339
3/13/16 kirkey seats - 254
3/17/16 oil fittings & stainless line - 89
3/20/16 apsx boost guage - 69
3/20/16 ebay water temp gauge - 33
4/8/16 ebay catch can - 15
12/5/15 ebay ignition switch plate - 25
12/5/15 napa relays - 41
12/7/15 POR 15 - 43
3/18/16 water lines - 18
4/20/16 seat foam - 13
5/12/16 1.8 open diff & axles local - 125
5/12/16 1.8 driveshaft ebay - 42
5/16/16 ACT zm1-hdg6 - 382
5/16/16 pilot & rear main - 35
5/16/16 obx 4 point bar local - 200
ricer fire extinguisher clearly visible to public - 30
random hoses & fittings/bolts - 50
NGK plugs - 9
exhaust piping - 42

not sure on hours labor - lots with the interior, 5 turbo install, 5 & counting street tuning
official hp: not sure, fellow miata owners/car guys think 220-230ish still haven't dynod.
total cost of car + parts: $5276
weight of car with 1/2 tank gas: 1920 lbs
1/8th: 8.48 @ 87. + .31r/t and classic case of 'can't find the slip'

^ran this before putting the ACT in

notes:
stock clutch failed after 152 mi of taking 14 psi, held to 6 once it had a slipping problem
ebay steering wheel bolts stripped and wiggled out from having ps delete in tight parking areas
turbo oil seal failed after 1422 mi (running recommended .050" restrictor)
welded diffs aren't bad to daily on
manifold has 1902 mi on it with no cracking
apsx boost gauge refresh rate is like .5 sec. Useless. used $20 harbor freight mechanical instead.

That is all my friends.


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Old 05-21-2016, 05:31 AM   #227
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Turbo seals can fail from too much heat in the exhaust also. It isn't always over pressurization. Turbo blankets can do it, over or under fueling could contribute, overly retarded spark timing, or lack of water flow to the housing. I've seen incorrect water routing more than once since I've been here. Post pics or describe source and return and we can eliminate any questions there.
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Old 05-25-2016, 02:48 PM   #228
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LOL@ 5 hours for turbo install.
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Old 05-25-2016, 09:21 PM   #229
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What does rt have to do with your time slip lol?
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Old 06-05-2016, 05:09 PM   #230
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I just read this whole thread this weekend, good times. I hope the OP does come around and update on his setup, I'm a genuine fan of this build.
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Old 07-08-2016, 03:01 PM   #231
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Hello guys. I bet WRX guy got all his -cats just from that post :P

There isn't much to update. The build has around 7900 miles on it being driven daily. The clearcoat I used over the sharpie caused the sharpie to fade, so if anyone has any ideas what to use instead of sharpie, that'd be awesome. The sharpie that's not clearcoated is holding up great, but smudges if you even rub against it. The only thing that's been really annoying so far is having to replace the crappy ebay exhaust gaskets through the entire setup.
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I do have a quick serious question for everyone if anyone is willing to help. At times, when building boost but not at WOT, the miata will do what seems like lose all electrical systems in between shifts or immediately after letting off the throttle. When it does do this, it will backfire and then sometimes run on 3 cylinders for 10-15 seconds afterwards and then slowly work it's way back to normal. The megasquirt will increase the "lost sync" count when this happens. I read that losing sync is a common problem if you have a bad ground, so I made sure that wasn't the case. Additionally, the tach will drop down to 0 for a split second when this happens. The other thing worth noting is that this never happens under WOT at full boost. I can make 10-15 passes down the track and never have it happen, but then it will do it when building boost to get on the highway or taking off from a traffic light. Any suggestions? I honestly can't seem to figure it out. Thanks
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Old 07-15-2016, 04:29 AM   #233
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Haha I never really looked at the negative/ positie cats but that's kinda funny, I have as many negative cats as posts in total :P

Unoriginal you might try starting a thread in the MS area to see if anyone who hangs out there can help.
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I've looked already, can't seem to find a similar problem. Not going to bother posting because people will see that I have 3 posts total and tell me to learn how to search lol
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Old 07-15-2016, 01:34 PM   #235
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I do have a quick serious question for everyone if anyone is willing to help. At times, when building boost but not at WOT, the miata will do what seems like lose all electrical systems in between shifts or immediately after letting off the throttle. When it does do this, it will backfire and then sometimes run on 3 cylinders for 10-15 seconds afterwards and then slowly work it's way back to normal. The megasquirt will increase the "lost sync" count when this happens. I read that losing sync is a common problem if you have a bad ground, so I made sure that wasn't the case. Additionally, the tach will drop down to 0 for a split second when this happens. The other thing worth noting is that this never happens under WOT at full boost. I can make 10-15 passes down the track and never have it happen, but then it will do it when building boost to get on the highway or taking off from a traffic light. Any suggestions? I honestly can't seem to figure it out. Thanks
A datalog of this happening is the best way to diagnose what's causing it.
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Old 07-15-2016, 05:02 PM   #236
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I've looked already, can't seem to find a similar problem. Not going to bother posting because people will see that I have 3 posts total and tell me to learn how to search lol
Ya well what you're doing is sometimes referred to as "threadjacking." That's where you post in a thread that you didn't create about something unrelated to the thread. Not that we haven't all done it but it's best to just put on the flame suit and start a thread. Be as concise and articulate as possible and yes, of course, research as much as you can. And +1 for logging the events you're experiencing.
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Ya well what you're doing is sometimes referred to as "threadjacking." That's where you post in a thread that you didn't create about something unrelated to the thread. Not that we haven't all done it but it's best to just put on the flame suit and start a thread. Be as concise and articulate as possible and yes, of course, research as much as you can. And +1 for logging the events you're experiencing.
Its not threadjacking. Its a second account. Also a shitty thing to do.
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Old 07-15-2016, 07:15 PM   #238
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I should ban him, but I'm too lazy.
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I should ban him, but I'm too lazy.
It's because you secretly love me and know deep down inside how beneficial I am to the miata community
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