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Old 04-21-2014, 02:03 PM   #41
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LOL, actually a really cool video. You should have him do this somewhere in a canyon or something, would be pretty awesome.

I was just thinking about hauling *** up 522 with you the other day, lol that was a blast. I wish you would have stayed for a quick canyon carving session, but maybe some day :P
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Yeah we need to do that, or on the race track too. We got some things in the works.

I do need to get back. I really wanted to get down there for some boarding this season but ran out of time. Maybe we could get a few Miata guys together for a meet.
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I am down for some kind of meet. I live in the SE corner of New Mexico, but I would definitely make the drive for some fun roads. I've been to Motiva in ABQ multiple times and that is a 5 hour drive for me.
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Yeah we need to do that, or on the race track too. We got some things in the works.

I do need to get back. I really wanted to get down there for some boarding this season but ran out of time. Maybe we could get a few Miata guys together for a meet.
Are you going to PPIHC 2014? Last few years were amazing.. i MIGHT have the car going on the new setup reliably enough to drive it there, that's one of my goals :P.

We should definitely meet up, i'm way down to drive north and meet 1/2 way or somewhereabout.
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Old 05-29-2014, 08:07 PM   #46
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It's a good thing WestfieldMX5's MS3x build manual is so good, because his wiring and soldering skills aren't

Oh well, my fuel pump relay now works correctly but more importantly my AC works again!

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Are you going to PPIHC 2014? Last few years were amazing.. i MIGHT have the car going on the new setup reliably enough to drive it there, that's one of my goals :P.

We should definitely meet up, i'm way down to drive north and meet 1/2 way or somewhereabout.
Not planning on it, but if it works out I could probably meet you there for sure.
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Rolled over 200k so it was time for a timing belt job. My engine had been leaking like mad since I changed to synthetic and also my second hand T25 was burning tons of oil and my manifold and dp had some exhaust leaks. Time to get some work done.



Along with the tb I did water and oil pumps, all the seals, and installed my M-Tuned reroute. Didn't get pics but I had a friend weld up some leaks in my manifold and dp, much quieter and smells way better now.





Also got a new K&N finally.

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Old 08-21-2014, 03:01 PM   #48
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Cool man, engine bay looks much nicer. Did you fix the t25 oil problem? I think my issue is due to my old t25 as well, it makes some strange sounds..
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Thanks dude. I fixed it by replacing it with another used $100 T25
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I had a problem:



I got a solution...



And put another solution in the back:

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Old 11-03-2014, 11:04 PM   #51
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I'd hate to ruin another Miata thread with a Subaru but I want to give an excuse for why my Miata is still off the road.





I did a quick clutch change because the throwout bearing was whining pretty bad when I bought it and only got worse. Been busy as hell and only had a bit of time so I did the bearings and clutch real quick to get me back on the road. Amazing how easy these cars are to work on, far easier than the Miata I was surprised. The whole clutch job took me 4.5 hours and I'd never worked on a Subaru before, only watched some youtube vids. Will be pulling it again in 25-30k to do a timing belt job and motor mounts.

But before that, the Miata!

I now have a nice junkyard motor that's only missing the cams and valvecover. Recently had a new oil pump put on it as well. No idea on mileage or anything but it leaks down well.

I've pulled my blown motor apart and the head is thankfully ok, it was custom ported and polished with 1mm oversized valves so I'm damn lucky that it's not all smashed up. I think my plan will be to run the stock junkyard motor and build up another block with my nice head and maybe a set of ebay rods? Copying Fireindc much?
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Old 11-03-2014, 11:17 PM   #52
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Still was having this problem and I'd like to get it fixed now that I have the chance to properly rip the car apart.

Overrun fuel cut never works for me with the MS3X. Worked 100% fine on the MS1. New TPS didn't solve it. Calibrating never solves it either. I will be replacing every ground I can on the car but that's the end of my ideas.

Was only managing 26-27mpg when I used to get 28-30 on the same route so I want to get this fixed!

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I got a weird issue with overrun fuel cut on my MS3x. The TPS sensor is working fine, and I even bought a new one to test but the problem remains. Basically only when in overrun, coasting in gear, the TPS % will jump from 0% to 5-7% and sometimes to 10-15% which will make it add fuel and it jerks and bumps and it sucks. My overrun fuel cut always worked perfectly with my MS1 install. Any ideas?
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Old 12-07-2014, 12:29 AM   #53
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I guess I should add some pics of the carnage:







Also I heard a PSA on the radio that Denver is changing our glorious emissions requirements to be **** now. Before all you had to do was blow clean out the tailpipe and have a sealing gas cap. Now they are adding back the CEL-off and OBD-readiness requirements that most other states have. ****. I don't need to pass until October 2015 so I have some time to come up with a plan.
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Old 12-23-2014, 11:30 PM   #54
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Merry Christmas to my Miata!
-Mazdaspeed motor mounts
-Poly diff bushings
-Felpro gaskets/seals
-Exhaust gaskets
-lower rad hoses
-sub-100k junkyard motor--good compression, good leakdown



Colorado living



e: also where the **** do I get an oil pump that A. doesn't have a hole for a FWD dipstick and B. has tapped threads for the '95+ CKP sensor? tried 2 of 3 RockAuto offerings and 1 from NAPA so far.
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Old 06-11-2016, 12:21 AM   #55
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Things are happening!!! Rebuild and ebay rods n stuff!




If you can believe it I have been driving a 2.5 XS Lesbaru since 12/14 without killing myself or making a gender transition. The replacement motor I got turned out to be a lemon. Wife happened. No time for turbo, at least until now.

The only reason I haven't slit my wrists? Surprisingly it's because I've also been driving a little bit different 170hp flat-four with 120 mph top speed in my spare time:



Boost will be coming soon to my poor neglected Miata. But fear not my fellow MTer, she has been in a loving garage in a dry climate the entire time.


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You have ODB1, why would they read codes? That's the whole reason you go on a sniffer.

anyway, buy my cat if you want one.

For everyone else in this thread:

Having a turbo does not change anything in terms of emissions. tuning like a ******** does.
Just seeing this now. I'm actually OBD2, it's a 1996. Colorado is a little unique in that, at least for cars my vintage, the CEL doesn't affect the PASS/FAIL grade. As long as a car is clean, and it's the IM240 test BTW, it passes. Even with 4-5 codes mine had.
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Old 06-12-2016, 10:41 PM   #56
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48 hours later and I have a motor!



My ported head wasn't salvageable so I got another stock head that recently had a valve job and was decked slightly. Added my exhintake and a set of the best lifters we had around from 3 motors.

Put together with eBay rods and ARP headbolts, new rings, and new bearings. So now basically I have a stock '94 motor with ARP hardware and forged rods. I'll be on the lookout for a 99 head once I get it running solidly again.







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Old 07-01-2016, 02:31 AM   #57
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I made my Miata great again! Man it's so nice being back in a Miata. New motor is leak free and running smoothly, but I need to pass emission asap and get it reg'd.



Decided to make it special with some 15 inch Panos and new tires.
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Old 07-01-2016, 07:00 PM   #58
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To get it on the road I had to fix a stripped out oil feed port on the T25. I retapped it to M12 and then made my own banjo bolt from a Subaru flywheel bolt. Only took 3 bits and some patience, I was happy.



Even after sitting for one and a half years, the MS3x started the motor right up and connected to the laptop just like usual.



Now the Zoom Zoom family is whole again!
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Any thread updates? How's the motor holding up?
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Yo, Jimmy! Subbing. You get your head squared away?
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