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Old 11-27-2015, 12:19 PM   #2521
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If you want "The Mother Of All Intercoolers" I have the Precision 600 that Andrew was running on Theseus sitting in my garage. Its just as good if not better than the Treadstone one I'm running now.
Don't sell it. We might work something out.
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Old 11-27-2015, 12:22 PM   #2522
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I'm honestly impressed that the car started at 34F. It took a little coaxing with the throttle but it eventually caught on the 3rd try. I should note that its still 2/3 full of 100 octane from [email protected]
Yeah, trying to start my Miata to roll it off the trailer at Thunderhill a couple weeks ago (40F) made me realize that the battery badly needed replacement.

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Old 11-27-2015, 12:23 PM   #2523
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Something I learned. If for some reason your battery drops too low during cranking, or something weird happens, the megasquirt can get stuck in a "battery too low" state. Simple key cycle fixes this. But it took me a while to figure out because I was too lazy to go grab my computer.

So if it tries to start, then just cranks without firing, try a power cycle.
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Old 11-28-2015, 05:35 PM   #2524
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Pretty sure that'd be the same intercooler I'm running.
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Ground Control to EO2k
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Old 12-08-2015, 12:01 PM   #2526
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Oh god, what did I do now?
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Old 12-08-2015, 12:10 PM   #2527
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See? This is happens to build threads when the car is done, or the owner is broke, or has no time, or hasn't been driving the car to break things and thus the need to fix things and update the thread.

The majority of the above apply.

Actually, I said I was trying to drive the car on Fridays to keep it moving and I didn't get a chance to do that this last week. Instead, I drove 750+ miles in a rental car all over the state to help my Mom move.
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Old 12-08-2015, 01:57 PM   #2528
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It's funny. We build our cars all summer, take them to one event, then park them through the winter ("winter" for you) and they sit.

I don't think my build thread has had a meaningful update for 2 months.
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I don't know if you've realized this yet....but...

YOU'RE DOING IT WRONG.
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Old 12-08-2015, 02:03 PM   #2530
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It's funny. We build our cars all summer, take them to one event, then park them through the winter ("winter" for you) and they sit.

I don't think my build thread has had a meaningful update for 2 months.
Yeap. That's why I'm trying to make mine something I can drive every day.
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Old 12-08-2015, 02:23 PM   #2532
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heh, yous ghtys
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Old 12-08-2015, 02:29 PM   #2533
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You need to break your car and be miserable again.

el oh el

but really - the car works, it makes great power, and everything is good. what the problem is?
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Did you ever resolve the smoking issue?
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Yeh, whats aboot the exhaust oils & lubes?
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You need to break your car and be miserable again.

el oh el

but really - the car works, it makes great power, and everything is good. what the problem is?
Exactly. Kinda.

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Did you ever resolve the smoking issue?
^^ That's why kinda.

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Yeh, whats aboot the exhaust oils & lubes?
It still leaks oil past the exhaust valve stems and still make smoke when you start it. Thanks to my handy-dandy MiataTurbo Approved DIY Proctology Scope, I can say without a shadow of a doubt that there is no oil in the intake ports. $7 well spent if I do say so myself. I've moved to Amsoil Dominator 10W-30 for "winter" use, but I think I've put all of 12 miles on that oil? I also need to do a compression and leakdown test, but again, I've had no time to screw with it.

I'm not convinced changing oil is going to accomplish anything. Something mechanical needs to be resolved. I've briefly considered just throwing the engine at Andrew at Trackspeed and saying "I'm a ritard and I have too much money, would you be willing to fix my expensive toy?" but I don't have too much money anymore, so it is what it is.
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Definitely want to know more about your lubes.
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All Amsoil, applied liberally
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You could change the valve stem seals yourself in a few hours if you had a special tool that fit a miata cylinder head.

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That looks home made? Gesso has a plasma cutter, I think. If he does not have one I bet his mom does. I bet I could make that. While I have the ability to make things like that, I don't have the facilities to make things like that. Its times like this where I miss working in the machine shop.

Mazda has a SST for this exact purpose, but the last time I inquired about one I think I offended the poor guy from Mazda on the other end of the line with my uncontrollable laughter when he quoted me a price.
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