Slowest turbo Miata ever - Page 32 - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


Build Threads Building a motor? Post the progress here.

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-19-2014, 07:33 PM   #621
Elite Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Leafy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: NH
Posts: 9,039
Total Cats: 99
Default

flanged to -6AN? What kind of flange. Really you should just flare them

mcmaster
50715K635
50715K627

Aeroquip
FBM2755
Leafy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2014, 07:56 PM   #622
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (5)
 
Erat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Detroit
Posts: 4,135
Total Cats: 257
Default

Yeah. My idea was to flare them, but i don't see any fittings to -6an.
A reducer would would, but it's just another fitting to have to attach.
Erat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2014, 08:02 PM   #623
Elite Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Leafy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: NH
Posts: 9,039
Total Cats: 99
Default

You only need the 3 parts I linked. Its less pieces than the compressions fittings.
Leafy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2014, 01:42 PM   #624
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (5)
 
Erat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Detroit
Posts: 4,135
Total Cats: 257
Default

I don't even think this is allowed.

Attached Thumbnails
Slowest turbo Miata ever-dsc06058.jpg   Slowest turbo Miata ever-dsc06060.jpg  
Erat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2014, 01:59 PM   #625
Destroyer of Inconel
iTrader: (37)
 
EO2K's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: In ur driveway, abusin' ur WPA
Posts: 9,595
Total Cats: 935
Default

EO2K is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2015, 12:40 PM   #626
Elite Member
iTrader: (12)
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Taos, New mexico
Posts: 5,680
Total Cats: 232
Default

Nice 6ul's, bro.

Fireindc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2015, 02:21 PM   #627
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (5)
 
Erat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Detroit
Posts: 4,135
Total Cats: 257
Default

This is becoming more of a pain in the ---- than it's worth.

1. I put my injectors in and they leak like a bitch. When i put them into the rail It was like a hotdog down a hallway. The fit into the FM rail was a bit more "loose" than the OEM rail.

2. This stupid piece of ebay trash has no real thread pitch and if the bottom is flared it is to deep for a plug to reach bottom and touch the sealing surface. Plus i think it was just leaking past the stupid o-ring anyway. Now i need to figure out how to block this stupid FPR port. Stupid stupid stupid just like me.


3. This is where i'm at with the sleeve / nut style setup. Obviously i can't get the sleeve to slide down any further, resulting in me not being able to even flare it.


4. No one anywhere even near me sells a 37* flare tool, i thought i had one at work, it's 45*.

5. I bought warm beer and am now in the waiting process while it chills, so i can't even drink.

My feels right now.
Attached Thumbnails
Slowest turbo Miata ever-dsc06065.jpg   Slowest turbo Miata ever-dsc06064.jpg   Slowest turbo Miata ever-dsc06062.jpg  
Erat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2015, 04:08 PM   #628
Elite Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 2,819
Total Cats: 269
Default

Diggin the fuel setup, sorry for your issues and sadcat feels :(
Girz0r is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2015, 04:35 PM   #629
FAB
Fab9Tuning.com
iTrader: (4)
 
FAB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 936
Total Cats: 394
Default

Not awesome. Have you thought about tapping the FPR port and just threading a plug in it? Go get some cold beer - You'll drink the warm ones when you're done.
FAB is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2015, 05:24 PM   #630
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (5)
 
Erat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Detroit
Posts: 4,135
Total Cats: 257
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by FAB View Post
Not awesome. Have you thought about tapping the FPR port and just threading a plug in it? Go get some cold beer - You'll drink the warm ones when you're done.
That was my first thought. Maybe tap it NPT and use a plug, or straight thread and a gasketed bolt to plug it just like on the FPR. My second option was to weld it, though that could turn ugly.

Anyone have any suggestions on how to flare the hardlines in the bay? My neighbor had a smaller 37* flare tool but even that was to big and bulky.
Erat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2015, 08:20 AM   #631
Elite Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Warrington/Birmingham
Posts: 2,658
Total Cats: 41
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Erat View Post
That was my first thought. Maybe tap it NPT and use a plug, or straight thread and a gasketed bolt to plug it just like on the FPR. My second option was to weld it, though that could turn ugly.

If you've any plumbing gear handy, (I.e. a blowtorch, flux and solder), it's very easy to solder a brass barb into the FPR hole.

I've done that a few times in the past.
richyvrlimited is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2015, 05:00 PM   #632
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (5)
 
Erat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Detroit
Posts: 4,135
Total Cats: 257
Default

So 5/16th sleeve and nut fittings don't fit the 8mm fuel line + coating. I could spend all day outside sanding down the coating or ask you guys if you know of any 8mm sleeves?
I can't even find one and if i did i doubt i'll find it in aluminum.

I am REALLY thinking about buying an 8mm drill bit or probably 21/64", chucking the sleeve in a lathe and honing it out ever so slightly. Or just drill it somehow. Any reason this wouldn't work?

I can get the sleeve started on the tube, but it's just a cunthair to small.
Erat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2015, 05:05 PM   #633
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Detroit
Posts: 58
Total Cats: -27
Default

As a new Turbo Miata owner with the a similar FM setup as you, this thread has been a fantastic read. I'm currently snowed in (sigh...michigan), so enjoyed this thread quite a bit. I notice you're from the Detroit area. I'd like to buy you a beer, and hopefully have you drive my car (not as the same time haha). I'd love to hear what you'd think.
shivgtr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2015, 04:55 PM   #634
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (5)
 
Erat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Detroit
Posts: 4,135
Total Cats: 257
Default

Made a little progress today.

Did an oil change.
Tapped the FPR port on the rail, put a NPT plug in it.
Finished putting the lines on and checked for leaks.
It leaks. Just the nut and tube on one of the fuel lines. I think i flared it to much. I did one then researched, saw the tube is supposed to be flush with the top of the flare tool. I was a little to far past. I thought i saw a hairline crack but put it together anyway.
Also the NPT plug leaked a tiny bit, i may try some type of pipe dope on it.
Erat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2015, 06:21 PM   #635
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (5)
 
Erat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Detroit
Posts: 4,135
Total Cats: 257
Default

First impressions.

Fitment of the reservoir, pump, motor on the carrying case blows.
Fittings leak(only major disappointment).
Came in the mail with a busted foot.
Even after bleeding the air out of the system, i think there is still air in the system.
The schrader valve leaks a shitload of air unless the cap is on and very tight. Still all the air leaks out overnight requiring an air pump to prime it back to 50psi.(maybe this is normal)
Pulling the hydraulic lines apart from eachother resulted in ripping the outer casing.

So i may be buying new quick disconnects. We have some at work that we use on a piece of equipment that i don't remember leaks as much. Or maybe not, i might just deal with it. It actually leaks more when connected back together.


I've got it under the red car now. I'm not sure how well it will do when sitting on the locks for months on end, but we'll see.

For as much as i paid for it, i'm not going to complain.
Erat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2015, 01:29 PM   #636
Senior Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: SE NM
Posts: 1,416
Total Cats: 41
Default

Did you pay $979 to FM for these or even less? Mine should be here next week from them. I am not going to be happy at all if a brand-new item leaks and has shitty fittings.
Chilicharger665 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2015, 01:33 PM   #637
Elite Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Leafy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: NH
Posts: 9,039
Total Cats: 99
Default

Shouldnt leak while in operation, I'd contact the manufacturer about that one. Leaking a bit when you disconnect the fittings is normal and why it only costs a grand and not $1500.
Leafy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2015, 04:08 PM   #638
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (5)
 
Erat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Detroit
Posts: 4,135
Total Cats: 257
Default

Yeah, ALL quick connect disconnects drip a little on disconnect, nothing you can do about that. The issue comes into play when reconnecting. The lines retain a slight bit of pressure and when connected you get the spillage.

Other than that, i'm really happy. I look forward to using it more.
Erat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2015, 04:40 PM   #639
I take big bites
iTrader: (1)
 
turbofan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Hurricane, UT
Posts: 6,882
Total Cats: 521
Default

So the connections leak when connecting and disconnecting, but not while the lift is in operation?
turbofan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2015, 04:46 PM   #640
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (5)
 
Erat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Detroit
Posts: 4,135
Total Cats: 257
Default

No, not at all.
Erat is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Turbo 1995 Miata Low mileage Clean Tekel Cars for sale/trade 29 02-05-2016 04:16 PM
New here, saying hi, here's what I'm workin with. SuperSneakySecretSquirrel Meet and Greet 5 09-06-2015 08:30 PM
2009 Subaru WRX Hatchback - Pearl White - 83k miles - $16999 Braineack Cars for sale/trade 3 09-04-2015 02:12 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:20 PM.