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Old 02-19-2014, 11:25 AM   #341
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If in the future you decided to remove the same tar mat that is in the floor boards and inside the fire wall, you might want to try using a heat gun to soften the tar as you scrape it off. I have found that to be the most effective technique. You heat a little, scrape as much as you can until it cools, and repeat process.
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Old 02-20-2014, 11:10 AM   #342
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I used crimp connectors and heat shrink for my harness after the solder came undone. Solder also if used to heavily will restrict the flow. That why I just used these with heat shrink. Never had any issues since I switch.



Congrats on breaking into 300. Thats badass.
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Looking at your super clean trunk makes me sick thinking about mine. It had a standard non sealed battery for a long time before I got it, which = a corroded rusty panel where the battery sits.

This is first on my list this spring to cut out and weld in a nice new piece, engineer a good battery tie down, and paint the inside of the truck (or rhino-line it, etc.)

Anyways, NICE man. I hope you find your issue and get it flying on e85 asap, i want to see some videos.
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Old 02-20-2014, 03:24 PM   #344
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I used crimp connectors and heat shrink for my harness after the solder came undone. Solder also if used to heavily will restrict the flow. That why I just used these with heat shrink. Never had any issues since I switch.
Thanks, I didn't realize too much solder was a problem. I seem to remember being in a rush to get my COPs on the car at the time so it probably wasn't the cleanest install to start with.

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Looking at your super clean trunk makes me sick thinking about mine.
When I first pulled the carpet out I was amazed at the paint. It's easily the best paint on the car. I've been trying to resist waxing it, lol.
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Old 02-20-2014, 06:22 PM   #345
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Started looking over the COPs and everything looked fine so I pulled the plugs. These have 24 easy miles on them.




#4 smells like oil :(


So I'm assuming pulling the head is the next?
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Old 02-20-2014, 06:39 PM   #346
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Did you have any oil on the boot or the walls where the plugs and coil goes in on #4?
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Old 02-20-2014, 08:41 PM   #347
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Na, it's definitely from inside the cylinder. You can see how clean the plug/threads are and it's definitely well cooked oil, I couldn't get that lucky. Looking down the plug hole with a flashlight didn't tell me anything significant (I couldn't see oil in the oil pan or anything), but I can't stop thinking what a pain in the *** a partout is going to be.
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Old 02-20-2014, 08:57 PM   #348
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No part out for you!

Fix it and keep going. Don't quit damn it.
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Don't part it man. I know you've been through a lot, but fix it and keep it for gods sake!

I'd start with a leakdown test to pinpoint and see if rings or head is the culprit and go from there.
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Even though I would love to buy a lot of your parts from you. Dont part it out. You have invested so much time and money into it. Just verify its your rings and fix it.
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Old 02-22-2014, 10:34 AM   #351
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I pulled the head yesterday and there are no obvious sources for the oil so I guess that's promising. I started a thread in the engine section hoping to get a few more views than it would here. If you have any input or suggestions please let me know.

https://www.miataturbo.net/engine-pe...9/#post1105022
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This noob is with everyone else, don't part it out Scott!! You will have so much more joy and satisfaction once its running right and you have all the gremlins destroyed!
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I just read this whole build thread and I think I might just regret buying my miata now! LOL

IF you need a hand, I am somewhat local to you in NFM
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I just read this whole build thread and I think I might just regret buying my miata now! LOL

IF you need a hand, I am somewhat local to you in NFM

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The last few months have been more miserable failures. I'm at the point that I'm convinced there's something going on with the car beyond what I'll ever be able to resolve. I'm ready to pull a hustler on this thing, part it all out and go NA.

If any of you guys are interested in turbo or fuel parts let me know. I'm planning to start ripping stuff out soon and putting it up for sale but I figured I'd give those of you reading my miserable failure thread a first shot at claiming dibs.
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No way ?!

You still ingesting oil ?
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If any of you guys are interested in turbo or fuel parts let me know. I'm planning to start ripping stuff out soon and putting it up for sale but I figured I'd give those of you reading my miserable failure thread a first shot at claiming dibs.
I don't want to see this parted, as it was inspiration for mine own car. However if you do part it I'd probably be interested your fuel stuff, namely injectors.
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Really sorry to hear this after all you have overcome. You parting the whole car or just turbo setup?
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Really sorry to hear this after all you have overcome. You parting the whole car or just turbo setup?
Just saw this. Everything is for sale, I'm just doing it piece by piece as I pull things off. Injectors are still available: https://www.miataturbo.net/miata-par...l-lines-78602/
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This bums me out, but i understand where you are coming from. So that said, GLWS.

You keeping the miata, getting another project, or getting out of the car game altogether for a while?
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