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Old 09-29-2017, 09:26 PM
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Ed, this is mt.net. You know that if we can't buy it, we don't install it. GOSH

I wonder how much boost Boost Buddy will take before he pops?
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Old 09-29-2017, 09:33 PM
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I will try to find out, for science. I bet he pops at 15 psi. I kinda want to just leave him be for a bit so I can enjoy it..m
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Old 09-29-2017, 10:54 PM
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that has got to be the coolest thing I've seen all month
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Old 09-30-2017, 12:04 AM
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Give him cats you ungrateful bastards!
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I did. Wish I could give moar
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Old 09-30-2017, 01:24 AM
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Thanks Ed!
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Yes it is coolness.

But, I fear to install it on me own vehicle. Uncertain glue joint on flexible material ... with my luck, that sucker would pop loose in the worst moment.
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Old 09-30-2017, 03:14 AM
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I will remove it before going on track. The way I plumbed it in takes me 30 seconds to bypass it.
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Old 02-24-2018, 02:11 AM
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Gents, I haz question.

Getting ready to put my Miata back together this weekend. Got the coolant fitting replaced and got my manifold surfaced.

The mani to head nuts don't really seem to lock anymore. I'm guessing that's from heat fatigue? They seem to tighten down just fine, but I can spin them most of the way on by hand.

If I resbond them can I expect them to stay, or do I need to replace these nuts?
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They aren't known to loosen on their own once torqued.
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My experience is that, yes, this happens with the manifold-to-head nuts pretty much any time you've had them good and hot from track use and I generally plan on replacing most of them if I'm going to have the manifold off. That said, if it's the last thing stopping you from driving the car, go ahead and put it together with the old ones, drive the car, order new ones, and replace them when they arrive. It's not going to fall off in a couple weeks of driving.

I wouldn't bother with resbond on these.

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Old 03-20-2018, 10:25 AM
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Started her up last night. Sure felt good, since Stook went away on Sunday.

Just have to button a few things up and go for a drive!
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don't put resbond on them, its gonna be a pain later
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Too late! Will deal with the pain later
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