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Old 07-22-2016, 04:26 PM   #341
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ATI super damper came in, damaged... :/ the "buy expensive stuff and they ship defective" curse continues. Called FAB9 and they will be sending a replacement.

Setrab oil cooler kit came in, looks good. Not sure if I have enough oil line. I was planning on mounting the oil cooler on the side of the Rotrex cooler bracket, there is very good ducting to bring air to that section of inner bumper (courtesy of Track Dog Racing's thoroughness) However, that is a lot of oil line (and oil capacity) to move, maybe it would negatively effect other radiators, and oil pressure.

I'll find a place for it, eventually.

Do i have to add oil like topping off coolant? Have to get the car up to temp, wait for the oil thermostat to open, then add oil? Seems tricky.
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seems pretty straightforward lol
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What is damaged? I didn't even check the one I bought.
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Old 07-22-2016, 10:52 PM   #344
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^ the damper looks like it was dropped off a table or something. Edge material is bent over the ribbing for a belt. Erin packed the pulley. I blame her. The bubble wrap wasn't damaged in the least. Damage occured before wrapped.





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Old 07-22-2016, 10:53 PM   #345
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Yeah, I used to not check parts as soon as I got them, since I never had issues.

But with this miata, holy ****. I have to go over everything with a fine tooth comb.
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Setrab oil cooler kit came in, looks good. Not sure if I have enough oil line. I was planning on mounting the oil cooler on the side of the Rotrex cooler bracket, there is very good ducting to bring air to that section of inner bumper (courtesy of Track Dog Racing's thoroughness) However, that is a lot of oil line (and oil capacity) to move, maybe it would negatively effect other radiators, and oil pressure.
Most of the pressure drop happens across the core. The lines being 5ft vs 10ft isn't going to make a substantial difference, especially with the -10AN line we use.

10ft should be enough to run the cooler Bosozoku style in front of the bumper. If you think you need more, I'll gladly sell you more, but I've never had an install take more than about 7-8ft of line in total. 10ft should be plenty.

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Do i have to add oil like topping off coolant? Have to get the car up to temp, wait for the oil thermostat to open, then add oil? Seems tricky.
The thermostat allows ~10% flow at all times to maintain system pressure, and the core is self-bleeding as long as you orient the fittings up (make sure to read the instructions on our website). If you really want to know the exact volume change, you can fill the core with oil before you install it, measure that volume, and then calculate the internal volume of the lines before installing them. Rough ballpark is <1qt but your exact amount will vary depending on core size and length of lines. What I typically do is pour 4 quarts in the top of the motor, let the car idle for 1-2 minutes, then shut it off, wait 30 seconds, and check the oil. Top up and go.
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Old 07-23-2016, 12:34 PM   #347
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Yeah, I used to not check parts as soon as I got them, since I never had issues.

But with this miata, holy ****. I have to go over everything with a fine tooth comb.
I feel your pain, sir! Have had a few bad new parts myself recently.
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Old 07-23-2016, 02:17 PM   #348
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I feel like quality control has really taken a hit in the past few years. Literally the only company I haven't had a defective part from, in the past TWO years, is rock auto.

Thanks for the response Sav. I'm glad to hear the thermostat has a small bypass.
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Fwiw I've had multiple defective rockauto orders.
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I've ordered parts from Rockauto for years and years, and they only messed up my order once. And they shipped me a new part for free, with overnight shipping, and said keep the wrong one I received.

I agree QC is something that is super lacking. I've had good luck with FM though, they seem to be pretty good in my experience. Well packaged and whatnot, haven't had any issues with them and I've had several orders from them over the years.
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Rockauto never messed my order up. Just defective parts. All they do is box up parts from their suppliers.
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Rockauto never messed my order up. Just defective parts. All they do is box up parts from their suppliers.
Actually that was my experience, the box was correct, but the part inside the box was wrong.
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For me, quality control isn't some nice lady who calls me to make sure I'm happy with the part I just ordered.

I don't care if they are the rudest, most insulting people on the planet. If they send me a part, and it's high quality, well designed, not defective, as in, someone actually inspected the product before packing, idgaf. I'm happy.
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Well, I like ladies that call me to make sure my parts are ok
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lol. Maybe if they called to check my pants.
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Thats a little slower than my pace but you get the idea.....
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Yeah holy ****. I didn't time the laps in the video, but I've watched plenty of sub 2 minute laguna laps in a miata, and they looked like slow motion.
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F1 cars at Laguna do about 1:06 when driven properly.

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Potato video and quiet exhaust, but still lapping in the 1:36s

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