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Old 09-06-2007, 01:53 PM   #21
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nice looking manifold, no one knows what type?
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Old 09-06-2007, 02:20 PM   #22
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Mystery kit.
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Old 09-06-2007, 03:02 PM   #23
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Zarni, those pics are fine for now. Do you know what PSI the wastegate is set at? You'd do very well the first time you start it up to have the arm disconnected and make some laps around the neighborhood w/no boost and check for leaks/drips/rattles/etc. Then connect the arm and drive VERY CAREFULLY getting slightly more and more into boost until you've verified the boost setting.

The FPR I see is a Vortech... do you know what disc is in it?
What else are you running? Bigger injectors? Fuel pump?

I wouldn't use the MAF included in your kit. Just use your original.
Is everything we see in the pictures the entire deal?
If that's everything, you need to retard your base timing to 6* and limit yourself to 5-6psi of boost.

What about fuel filter?
How are you routing the oil lines? Feed/Drain?
It looks water cooled, but I can't see your water lines connected.
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Old 09-06-2007, 03:19 PM   #24
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yeah. Pretty sure its not water cooled, otherwise im gonna kill my mechanic.

I set my timing, tapped my pan according to info I found here, recirced my bov and now she runs good, gonna go install boost gauge today(I know, Im stupid and just asking for blown engine, but Im pretty sure my boost is around 5 pounds, judging from other turboed miatas i have been in)

everything is pretty much coming together for my tired old 91, just gotta save up to feed the new addiction now
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Old 09-06-2007, 03:21 PM   #25
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and it would be nice to know wtf this thing is someday
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Old 09-06-2007, 03:24 PM   #26
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its not a mystery. it's an AVO kit.


whoops, except I'm wrong...I swear ive seen that manifold before....

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Old 09-06-2007, 03:42 PM   #27
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ok changing my vote to a honda manifold with a flange for a miata.
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Old 09-06-2007, 03:48 PM   #28
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well, off to take care of that unsafe right turn ticket now. Ill try to take some non blurry pics today
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Wild guess but I would say a mitsu 09G.
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well it is a TD-04, which trim


I'm guessing a 15g off a VR4, has the same 3 bolt flange.
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stock vr-4 turbos are 9b no?....but anyways the turbo is a mits 3bolt flange(vr-4 turbos)...if it works then use it!!!...
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