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Old 09-30-2015, 03:09 AM   #21
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Looks like a gasket leek at Cylinder 4...





Time to paint the header with High Temp paint






Looks good for me.




Inside View of the turbo










First meet and greet with the Turbo..






Turbo blanket installed.
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Old 09-30-2015, 03:18 AM   #22
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Old 11-17-2015, 03:23 AM   #23
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Default Time for some updates.

Wintertime so The mx5 is back in the garage.





removed the head.





Work space.





I will be doing a DIY port job and maybe Valve Job. anybody who can give me some tips ?





ready for sandblasting the intake. <br/>Previous owner had painted some parts red and gray. Time to make it clean.
































Exhaust ports are really clogged with Carbon.


I have already done some resurge on port jobs but any tips or previous experiences are welcome.
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Old 01-04-2016, 08:16 AM   #24
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I started with cleaning the intake side. This side most not be polished in fact, within intake systems, the surface is usually deliberately textured to a degree of uniform roughness to encourage fuel deposited on the port walls to evaporate quickly.
So I only polished the first part of the port until the injector opening. I hope this will make some more power at high RPM.









Gasket matching. Extra material is colored in blue. Most be removed.












Christmas time and my parents bought me an engine hoist !!



First time removing the engine... I have a feeling that this will not be the last.





I used the original passenger seat belt to hoist the engine.. No problem at all..






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Old 01-04-2016, 09:28 AM   #25
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I love this build. Some parts are questionable but I totally understand that we're slaves to availability. It's still a nice progression and love the pics along the way. Keep it up.

Where Miata's sold in Belgium or did you import?

I wonder what'd it'd take to get my car over to Europe should I ever change jobs.
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Old 01-05-2016, 01:15 AM   #26
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I love this build. Some parts are questionable but I totally understand that we're slaves to availability. It's still a nice progression and love the pics along the way. Keep it up.

Where Miata's sold in Belgium or did you import?

I wonder what'd it'd take to get my car over to Europe should I ever change jobs.


Tanks, I bought mine second hand from a guy in antwerp. They where also sold by Mazda Dealers all over Belgium.
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Old 01-05-2016, 04:38 AM   #27
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Youve done a really good job, and the CX racing parts dont look too bad with the extra work you put into them.

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Old 02-26-2016, 03:45 AM   #28
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Time for some updates.

While I was waiting for parts to arrive (Shipping from US to Belgium takes time) I decided to repaint my subframe front and rear.






Alignment bolts are really rusty and some are bad. So I ordered new ones.

















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I would be interested to know how many miles you have put on that XTD clutch and flywheel and its current condition.
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Old 02-29-2016, 01:22 AM   #30
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I would be interested to know how many miles you have put on that XTD clutch and flywheel and its current condition.
+- 6000miles on the XTD clutch. I will take some pics today after my work so you can see the condition.
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Old 03-21-2016, 04:09 AM   #31
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After taking a closer look at the pressure plate and Flywheel. I noticed a lot of little groves. Can this be the cause of bad "Breaking in"
I did some miles driving really careful and slow shifting (no boost)


For now I will be using this clutch until it wears out.







You can see the groves in the pressure plate





Also on the flywheel


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Old 03-21-2016, 04:20 AM   #32
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Started painting the engine bay.






I hated that green. Lets make thing White !!!!!!








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Looks like a case of the "while I'm in there"'s - Looks good though. The bay looks sweet.
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The grooves look bad to me.
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The grooves look bad to me.
What could be the cause of the grooves? Or is it just bad quality...
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I'm going to upgrade my oil cooler. Any suggestions on how to and what to buy?

Looking at this beauty...




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Finally all the parts arrived to swap my rods. Clearance of old rods is good.






Inspecting the rod bearings, no grooves that I can feel so looks good to me. All 4 rod bearings are like this one.








Pistons are a bit dirty but after a good clean they will look perfect for me.






Removed the old piston rings and cleaned the grooves. I did not have a piston ring clamp to install the new ones, but I managed to install them by hand without damage.






New rings fit perfectly !!!




New rods look massive next to the old setup.




New rod bearing.




arp bolts torqued to spec.










Time to bring the head to my machine shop.





It took them only a couple of hours to clean and resurface














Starts to look like an engine !!!








This is the line for opening the hood. The other wires are going to be under de fender.




Coolant reroute.




Installed the coolant reroute adapter en KIA part.




And the engine is back in place. Love it!!






Cleaned the Diff. At first I wanted to weld it. But now I will be looking for a spare diff to weld or a torsen if I can find one.




This was a pain in the **** to install alone. I love going to the GYM but this is a whole new level.
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It's probably just the clutch material you are using. Carry on.
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Update,


Car is running.

I was having trouble at first but found that I switched the fuel lines in engine bay. My bad.





Small Coolant leek at the back of the engine block. Coolant reroute. No fun at all to fix. Really small space. I managed to replace the gasket and for reinstall with liquid gasked.




First time on wheels since 6 months.


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