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Old 10-13-2011, 12:10 AM   #1121
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hmmmm, head gasket leak between cylinders? There is a much more significant ring from the gasket around #4. When I loosened the studs if felt like studs in the same area were looser than the others. I'd hate for this to be a head-torque issue.
Did you go back and re-torque the head bolts after driving around some right after the engine was built? I know I went back and checked mine after the engine had heated up and cooled down a few times to make sure that they were still to spec.
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Old 10-13-2011, 12:13 AM   #1122
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Did you go back and re-torque the head bolts after driving around some right after the engine was built? I know I went back and checked mine after the engine had heated up and cooled down a few times to make sure that they were still to spec.
Nope, never did this. That's a mistake I'll never make again.
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I had mine torqued to the ARP "wrong" value
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Old 10-13-2011, 12:25 AM   #1124
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I had mine torqued to the ARP "wrong" value
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Before cleaning: red arrows shows a consistent clean "washed" area on all pistons. Exhaust side of head shows significantly more headgasket paint.





My intake valves appear to be black. Not covered in black dirt or oil, but they are clean now and they are black. WHAT WOULD DO THIS? They have the 4W cast on them so I have to assume they are stock. I don't recall them being black when the head went on. Nevermind, looked at old pic. I guess stock intake valves are black.

I think this may be my problem. http://forum.miata.net/vb/archive/in.../t-341569.html

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Old 10-13-2011, 09:41 AM   #1126
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Jeez are you always this lazy. These are well known products like Earl ultraflex something, Aeroquip Starlite etc. The nicest products like these have a kevlar outer braid and are pretty spendy they are light though. Some also require specialized hose connectors at least I think the Aeroquip stuff did. Just go to JEGS or summit racing etc and search. There are plenty of cheaper brands too.
My price on this 'soft' hose is more than the stainless braided stuff.
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Don't do braided stainless lines. My hoses and fittings guy carries an industrial textile braided line that is lighter, gasoline safe, alcohol safe, massive pressure safe, uses standard fittings and is cheaper than any stainless line you would actually want to run. Plus it doesn't look like ricer stainless line train wreckage, and it won't rub a hole in anything it touches. I do shrink a piece of heat shrink tubing over it anywhere that I'm worried about it touching something, but it's pretty tough, and I doubt it's really necessary.
When it comes to fuel, I think I was SS so the hose will saw through stuff that rubs, rather than wear a hole. Do I need fancy kevlar? I don't care what it looks like, I care about the function and not using fire extinguishers in general. This is strictly a reliability and safety mod, while cleaning up my hood-ride.
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Some also require specialized hose connectors at least I think the Aeroquip stuff did. Just go to JEGS or summit racing etc and search. There are plenty of cheaper brands too.
I bought the spendy teflon #10 hose for my oil cooler to extend the service life. Can I use the same stuff on fuel lines?

Does anyone have a specific hardline to braided line fitting they recommend? I'm scared about this part and need someone to hold me (by the genitals).

Also, and most importantly, wtf should I do with my factory regulator? Do I put a hard-line converter on there or use the eBay FPR I picked-up for $20? I'd rather not buy a $200 Fuel Lab regulator because I'm not certain that I need it.
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Jeez are you always this lazy. These are well known products like Earl ultraflex something, Aeroquip Starlite etc. The nicest products like these have a kevlar outer braid and are pretty spendy they are light though. Some also require specialized hose connectors at least I think the Aeroquip stuff did. Just go to JEGS or summit racing etc and search. There are plenty of cheaper brands too.
No ****. Yes I know about all those non-steel braided hose products, at least the ones sold by jegs/summit. I wanted to know which specific product the guy was referring to.
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No ****. Yes I know about all those non-steel braided hose products, at least the ones sold by jegs/summit. I wanted to know which specific product the guy was referring to.
STFU you lazy ****. Even my cat's mom (Polly-Momma) knows which ceramic-kevlar-Berryllium wrapped depleted Uranium hose material he's talking about, regardless of her time as an engineer at F1 Redbull and work on the Richard Branson's space shuttle. You need to learn to search.
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The stuff is a generic industrial hose. It doesn't have a name, it has a part number, and I haven't the foggiest idea what it is. I'll try to stop by and see my hose/ fittings dude this afternoon and check the specs and prices.


When I convert to aftermarket lines, I like to use flare nuts and sleeves, then convert from the stock hard line size (usually -6/ 3/8" feed and -5/ 5/16" return) to -6 male and use the mystery line I mentioned before.
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I put these pics on another forum and everyone told me that my car was unreliable and I should buy an Evo, STI, Vette, Mustang, or whatever. This once again confirms that most people, even the ones who own fancy car shops, are total morons.
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I put these pics on another forum and everyone told me that my car was unreliable and I should buy an Evo, STI, Vette, Mustang, or whatever. This once again confirms that most people, even the ones who own fancy car shops, are total morons.
haahahahah. yep. could have just said "most people are total morons".
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I put these pics on another forum and everyone told me that my car was unreliable and I should buy an Evo, STI, Vette, Mustang, or whatever. This once again confirms that most people, even the ones who own fancy car shops, are total morons.
They're kinda right though, I mean, you car is currently off the road not working
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I put these pics on another forum and everyone told me that my car was unreliable and I should buy an Evo, STI, Vette, Mustang, or whatever. This once again confirms that most people, even the ones who own fancy car shops, are total morons.
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They're kinda right though, I mean, you car is currently off the road not working
Yeah, after three years of racing the **** out of it.
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I put these pics on another forum and everyone told me that my car was unreliable and I should buy an Evo, STI, Vette, Mustang...
Yes because those cars never break down when raced. Never ever...


The driver's ego however is easily broken down when passed by a coche de peluquera, driven by a puta de pista de carreras.
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Yeah, after three years of racing the **** out of it.
I guess you missed the sarcasm in my post - I'll let you off you're under a lot of stress at the minute
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I just dropped it off with the machinist. The intake valves aren't sealing at all, most exhaust valves seal fine, although the machinist said it looked like the erroded valve was a weak stock, bad out of the box and that it was very rare but he's seen it before. I'm going to buy Y8's SS valves, get stronger Supertech single springs, and a valve job then be on my way. Now I will have a $1k head. $400 in labor for the valve job and lash adjustment, not too bad.
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Yes because those cars never break down when raced. Never ever...


The driver's ego however is easily broken down when passed by a coche de peluquera, driven by a puta de pista de carreras.
I like it when Texas Mile ******s try to tell me something about roadracing. That idiot really believes his 1-mile dragrace is more severe than 30-minutes of track action.
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