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Old 04-04-2008, 02:20 AM   #21
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good luck with ebay man u get wat u pay for.
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thanks for the info..
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Old 04-04-2008, 04:45 AM   #23
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i had an ebay kit... the turbo wasnt too bad, but the manifold/downpipe was garbage. the intercooler is basically the only thing left of the original kit on my miata. its pretty much a diy setup now. if your manifold doesnt crack, then you'll like it probably. oh yeah, i had to modify my downpipe to make it work on my car. and i also had to install an o2 sensor bung. good luck with it.
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high imp 460.. the one that plug straight in if you have them.. i have 6 2,, are low imp 2 are high imp and 2 are high imp with a different plug.. i tried to plug 2 of them in and change 2 of the plugs.. it didn't work.. they are all from fc rx7s..
I have two. cant find the others. let me know if you want them.
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i need them asap..
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Old 04-04-2008, 02:15 PM   #26
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I once bought a "billet aluminum" BOV on eBay that turned out to be cast zinc. My suggestion is you send them a bunch of "helpful" pictures about the correct use of the parts in their kit:

"Clock the turbo to the correct location with a crowbar and a sledgehammer as shown."

"Carefully take this fitting from the package and install it in the garbage can."

Etc...
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Old 04-09-2008, 05:14 PM   #28
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I'm glad you started this thread! Lots of good information on ebay stuff.

I read that some ebay kits do ok. Seems that supporting the turbo helps dp reliability.

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My friend just picked up a '90 Miata with one of those eBay kits on it. I am the shop working on it. So far we have evaluated it and started the re-set up. This one was set up by a hack. He did manage to get it to work......I think. So far we have found that the manifold has cracked and the engine is smoked. A long time ago I made the realization that everything you read about turbo set ups always leads to a few basics. The #1 is the manifold needs to be really tough. Every good turbo kit company ends up with a high flow cast iron manifold. Anything else WILL crack. Building in over-kill is good. With Turbos you gotta go to way-over-kill if you want it to last.

We are however repairing the stainless manifold. We added a brace just like what the intake manifold has. Now it is supported. I'll let you know if it works. In its original form though expect yours to crack too.
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