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Old 06-09-2014, 11:32 AM   #101
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QUESTION: How do you route your cruise cable? Right now, mine is directly over the turbo and will end up melting. Every way I tried to bend it put tension on it causing it to engage.

Took the car back to another exhaust shop and we just cut the downpipe/midpipe and removed the vband. Extended the midpipe and rigged the dp and midpipe together with some sort of metal wrap with 2 bolts on it. Now I completely clear the the transmission with no problem. I also ran into hitting the subframe again, but without having to worry about the transmission, I was able to use the little bit of room in the bolt holes to lift it off the subframe.

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Cruise? Are you planning to cruise in this car?
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Old 06-09-2014, 11:54 AM   #103
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Cruise? Are you planning to cruise in this car?
Yah. Like this summer heading to MATG I will be doing a good bit of interstate driving.
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Not taking back roads all the way? Might have to revoke your Miata license. LOL.
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Lol. I'll be driving from Florida and my ecu is mounted in front of the dead pedal. It's going to need to be placed elsewhere because of the need to stretch my foot over and relax. I understand your need.
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I don't have cruise control. Or power steering. Or a/c. And my motor mounts may as well be cast from solid aluminum. Sack up, Sallies.
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Dammit. I always need to be reminded too.
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Old 06-09-2014, 02:02 PM   #108
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I don't have cruise control. Or power steering. Or a/c. And my motor mounts may as well be cast from solid aluminum. Sack up, Sallies.
Cruise Control for me is more like Speeding violation Control. If I didn't have it I wouldn't have a license, probably.
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Cruise Control for me is more like Speeding violation Control. If I didn't have it I wouldn't have a license, probably.
My check valve malfunctioned and once pressurized with boosts, it would just keep accelerating at full boost by itself in 5th gear. A situation i only experienced once before "fixing" the broken thing as i tend to: By removing it.
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That sounds no fun.

Is it possible for you to use bicycle cable housing over your cruise cable?
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Old 06-23-2014, 11:30 AM   #111
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For now I just unhooked the cruise cable and rolled it up out of the way. May figure out a way to route it later.

My car was making a minor rythmic clunk that only appeared under load. I climbed under the car and noticed my driver side axle was slinging grease where it mounts to the diff. I have a 95, so I have the 2 piece axle. When I disconnected it, the cap just fell out followed slowly by the bearings.



Also, no matter what I did, I could not get the axle out of the hub, so i pulled them both to take to a shop to press out. Hope I didn't mushroom the end. Will also go ahead and have them press in a new bearing while I have it off.



And someone locally wanted my stock wheels and tires so back in hover mode while I wait on my new wheels and tires.

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Old 06-25-2014, 11:24 AM   #112
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Those cups pop out all the time. Not an issue. Clean, repack, press on. Driver's side leaks more because the exhaust heats up the joint and pressurizes it. So when you reassemble, try to squeeze as much air out of the boot as you can. Racers often install a vent tube.
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Will know this afternoon if I mushroomed the axle too bad or not. I know it is some, hopefully I didn't compress the threads.

QUESTION: I have noticed some minor back firing coming out of my intake, should I be concerned? It is just a very tiny pop, almost like flicking the bottom of a tupperware container. I did some searching and found it fairly common on cars with a new intake, couldn't find much on turbos.

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Old 07-21-2014, 02:18 PM   #114
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Axle was shot. I feel like I didn't even hit it that hard, but the end was boogered and had to be cut off before it could be pressed out.

My charge light has been going off and on. It is on more than its off. I ordered a new alternator to be on the safe side and will go by autozone tonight to get my current one tested. My belts feel fine, no squeeling.

I leave for MATG Thursday night!
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So Im a bad reader. Did you end up keeping that downpipe? IMO it looks like AIDS, HPV and a little bit of genital warts. Still might be able to function in society but every once in a while will flare up and ruin your weekend.
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So Im a bad reader. Did you end up keeping that downpipe? IMO it looks like AIDS, HPV and a little bit of genital warts. Still might be able to function in society but every once in a while will flare up and ruin your weekend.
You're not a bad reader. My build thread is a loosely connected stream of consciousness tied together with sentence fragments and incomplete thoughts.

But yes, I kept the downpipe. Both time and money will not allow me to have one fabricated or purchase one. It is now solid, clears everything and will inefficiently work for the next year or 2.
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You're not a bad reader. My build thread is a loosely connected stream of consciousness tied together with sentence fragments and incomplete thoughts.
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Props to you Sir im the exact same way lol
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Had an awesome weekend at MATG. The car ran great but I ran in to some pretty significant oil blow by issues. After a hard drive, the car would smoke fairly badly. I have the stock PCV and just a breather filter on the hot side.

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Just get rid of the pvc and vent both sides of the valve cover to a catch can vta. I hardly loose any oil at all and have reduced blow by significantly.
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Just get rid of the pvc and vent both sides of the valve cover to a catch can vta. I hardly loose any oil at all and have reduced blow by significantly.
I thought about doing that. I think I will replace the pcv first to see if that fixes my problem. Don't really have the funds to do a catch can at the moment. Fortunately for me, I drive like a grandma heading home from church on a sunday afternoon for 362 days of the year. Only time the car actually gets pushed is when I head down to NC for MATG.
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