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Old 12-26-2007, 06:43 PM   #1
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For anyone that cares, here's some install pics on my BEGI S1 kit. Has been pretty painless so far. Here's a link to what came in the kit:

https://www.miataturbo.net/forum/showthread.php?t=13769

Got most of the demo work done. This shows the existing coolant routing

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Signal source fitting. Didn't realize there was a check valve in the line (should of read the manual more closely) - kind of cut into it but still works.

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New coolant fitting for the engine block.

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Hose routing from new fitting to lower radiator inlet.

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Heater hose gets routed around the intake side of the engine.

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New fitting installed in upper radiator hose where the heater hose connects to.

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Old 12-26-2007, 07:02 PM   #2
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ohhh, take a few of the charge pipe off the turbo for me. I bought a used one and wanna make sure it fits with my radiator hose.
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nice keep the pics comin!
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did u end up ditching the f/ic? or are u keeping it?
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did u end up ditching the f/ic? or are u keeping it?
I hope to keep it if AEM can help me out.
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Stephanie corrected my lower radiator hose install. Should look like this:

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OEM power steering cooler gets demoed and replaced with this nice aluminum piece to make room for TBD intercooler.

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Power steering line routing:

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Awesome, keep the pics coming.
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Old 12-28-2007, 10:20 AM   #8
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Awesome, keep the pics coming.
yeah. I'm particularly interested in pics of the intercooler/radiator area for hot, 103* July track days.
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Protective wrap for the heater hoses added.

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Oil supply line. Kit came with a T fitting but I had already bought a sandwich plate.



Access to the oil filter is still okay.

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Turbo and manifold come with studs and fittings installed.

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Oil return line and one of the water lines gets installed while they're still accessible.

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Two piece down pipe.

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Had to grind a small amount of weld off for a flush fit to the turbo.

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wow pretty nice. I like. Love that Power steering cooler. How much for that thing if you don't mind me asking? good luck with the build. Btw the FMIC is not too hard to install i have a decent size on my car and with help of whaaamx5 it was a joke. Easiest thing ever.
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wow pretty nice. I like. Love that Power steering cooler. How much for that thing if you don't mind me asking? good luck with the build. Btw the FMIC is not too hard to install i have a decent size on my car and with help of whaaamx5 it was a joke. Easiest thing ever.
Got to save up for a FMIC, hd clutch and larger injectors. Pricing on everthing that I've bought is in this thread, towards the bottom of the first page.

https://www.miataturbo.net/forum/showthread.php?t=13769
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Beautiful stuff, great shots too! This thread makes me want to write BEGi a blank check.
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Had cut a little sheet metal (blue area) to get the turbo in. Other option would have been to remove the bottom front stud off the exhaust manifold.



According to the manual, fastners have to be tightened in a specific manner to keep the converter from touching the bottom of the car. Turbo to DP, DP to CAT, Turbo to Manifold.

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Plenty of clearance for the CAT, but the smaller tube on DP is touching the under body and the lower tube has minimal clearance between the frame.

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I gotta ask,what is the point in having a power steering cooler?
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I gotta ask,what is the point in having a power steering cooler?
So the power steering fluid doesent over heat?
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^ did M1 miatas even come with one from the factory,and would it benefit from one,or is this stricly a M2 mod.
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take a hammer to that body
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^ did M1 miatas even come with one from the factory,and would it benefit from one,or is this stricly a M2 mod.
Pretty sure all PS cars have a PS cooler. The fluid gets hot and will cavitate or boil out if it gets way to hot. This is obviously a problem. The PS cooler is a coil of tubing in the mouth of the car. Maybe NA's don't have one, i don't see how that is possible though.
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Pretty sure all PS cars have a PS cooler. The fluid gets hot and will cavitate or boil out if it gets way to hot. This is obviously a problem. The PS cooler is a coil of tubing in the mouth of the car. Maybe NA's don't have one, i don't see how that is possible though.
NA had it until '95 but Mazda went cheap and didn't put it in the '96-'97 cars. In '99 Mazda returned it back but only in the manual gearbox cars - the slushbox ones lack it (I guess the folks at Mazda decided noone would buy a slush box to drive it at the track)
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The stock cooler in the NB models is in the way of the intercooler. So we replace it to make installation easier. We could include spacers for it, but then you have to look at the cooler and the intercooler. Not very pretty.

As for the downpipe hitting the tranny, shoot me an e-mail - I have a part I can send you. There is a motor mount spacer that will help with clearances.
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