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Old 06-21-2013, 09:32 PM   #61
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Congrats man. The 1st time driving your own boosted miata is a hoot. I couldn't stop smiling.
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Old 06-22-2013, 02:01 AM   #62
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Me either. I was giggling like a little kid for an hour with a **** eating grin on my face. I took my daughter for a ride earlier and she said it felt like a roller coaster. This is one of the most fun things I've ever done, period.

Strangely, I don't have the desire for MOAR POWAH now. It's got plenty of pull to keep me laughing. We'll see how I feel in a few weeks though.

MOD TIME!

I bough one of the 12" slim fans from siliconeintakes due to the motor on my fan crapping out.

I took the old shroud off...


Disassembled the new fan from it's "shroud"...


And placed it on the new motor on the old shroud.



I forgot to get a picture of the finished product before I mounted it, but it works great.

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Old 07-04-2013, 01:24 AM   #63
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Well, this was a fun week. After about 3 days of tuning and driving around, suddenly I heard a loud exhaust leak, injector duty cycle went up, and AFRs got real lean. Turns out my crappy Greddy downpipe decided to open itself up with an inch long crack along the weld where the flange meets the pipe. Looks like i'm shelling out some money to Corky for a decent downpipe. In the meantime...

My welding skills suck. They're getting better, but not much.



Re-installation commences in the morning.
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Old 07-04-2013, 02:25 AM   #64
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Glad to see you got it boosted!
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Old 07-04-2013, 02:50 AM   #65
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Glad to see you got it boosted!
Yeah, it's been great. Downpipe issues aside, it seems plenty strong to keep me smiling for now.
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Old 07-04-2013, 02:09 PM   #66
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should have bought the proper 13" size that fills the stock shroud, or just not have bothered at all.
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Old 07-04-2013, 02:45 PM   #67
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Siliconeintakes only carries a 12" and 14". 14" was too big, I tried on my last Miata.
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Old 07-04-2013, 03:10 PM   #68
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you can find them on ebay. just fwiw.
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Old 07-04-2013, 04:02 PM   #69
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I thought about that and did look around, but I chickened out due to the "unknown" factor of the vendors there. I've ordered from Siliconeintakes in the past and have been overall satisfied with them, and their fans seem to have a good standing amongst folks here based on older threads. Although JDMSTYLESPEED or whatever the eBay vendor goes by could very well have the same product from the same warehouse, I did not feel like chancing it. It can be a real chore doing a return from a random Chinese eBay seller.

Plus I had a 10% off code.
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Old 07-09-2013, 01:35 AM   #70
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Fun times! A slight exhaust leak where the manifold meets the turbo developed into a larger leak. Naturally I decided to pull the turbo and investigate. Snap goes the stud. YAY! So off comes the manifold. Those bolts came off with no problem, but I did manage to snap 2 more of the turbo studs in the process of trying to remove them. Luckily there is a really awesome engine building shop less than a block from my warehouse. Manifold should be ready tomorrow, Johnny (owner) does some jobs for us so he's going to hook me up and remove old studs, and machine the mating surfaces of the manifold and turbo to be flat once more.

With any luck I will be back up and running by the time it stops raining Thursday.

Side note, I'm already sick of the ricer red paint I put on. I have a feeling I will be breaking out the polishing wheels and going to town...

And I needs intercooler...
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Anyone got any recommendations about relief cuts on an EDT manifold? Is it needed? I haven't found any threads referencing the neccessity, although the Greddy manifold needs them. The guy I bought the manifold from ran it for years with no cuts so I feel safe, but you never know...
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Haven't made any updates in a while, been busy driving every chance I get.

I did stick a nice big intercooler in her mouth. She liked that.



The weather is beginning to shift here in the frigid north, and I'm actually a little excited. I was planning to do a full tear down of the engine, but upon checking compression numbers tonight and getting 190 4psi on all cylinders I don't think it's necessary.

I will however be pulling the engine to put in a stronger clutch and replacing some seals, including the oil pan. I can't be sure where from, but I have a small leak and you know how I hate a dirty engine.

The sandblaster is prepped and ready, as is my oven and new powdercoating gun. I was planning on getting the turbo ceramic coated but I think I'll give it the polished metal treatment.
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There's snow on the ground and the Millenia is covered in salt, and it's been a blast hooning around this summer but it's time to start ripping into her for winter projects. I managed to not break any bolts/studs removing the turbo so I'll take that as a good sign.

I've already ripped it apart and removed the ricer red paint from the compressor housing, I think a polished finish will look better. Debating on rebuilding the CHRA or not. It has no shaft play, and works fine but I know it's old and has never been cleaned/rebuilt before. We'll see.

I got a Toyota COPs set from Flying_Solo and I think he has a set of RX8 injectors for me as well. The engine will be coming out as soon as I get a hoist and engine stand.





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I had heating issues doing this on mine, you really need a 13" or stick with the stock fan.
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Agreed, I have a spare motor for the stock fan now. Just waiting to put it in. I don't think we had more than 3 days above 85 this summer, so I haven't been in a rush to fix it.
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Finally got around to making some progress this weekend!

Turns out, the oil pan gasket is not leaking. It was a combination of the dipstick tube, the rear main seal, and the camshaft seals coating everything.

I may however have a bad crank keyway. No worries though, there's always loc-tite and I have a spare shortblock if it's really bad.







Teh shinies.


And I picked up one of these for winter duty/commuting.

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Aaron, I'm going to be cannibalizing my old motor. You can have whatever you need off it for free; just pay shipping.
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I appreciate it! I'll let you know what parts I will need as I tear into this thing further.
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Look what I got today!

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Flyin Miata happy meal organic sprung clutch?
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