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Old 02-03-2015, 08:05 PM   #21
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curious to know how much you paid... Hope u didn't spend much
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Old 02-03-2015, 08:11 PM   #22
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You said "something something turn down boost to 8psi"

Why not pull off all the fail, return it to stock, make an accurate assessment of engine health (maybe some of that ASAP) and go forward from there?

3 bolt turbo, and that hose routed through the lift eye....
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Old 02-03-2015, 10:21 PM   #23
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I like how the turbo and gate have most of their bolts. Also, does the gate bypass exhaust straight to the heater core hoses? Sweet way to get the heater hot on these cold days.
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Are the coils just dangling off the back?
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Are the coils just dangling off the back?
New "floating ground" technology, plus given the general apathy up in there, that coilpack bolt was never going back in there...
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Old 02-03-2015, 10:51 PM   #26
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Don't worry everyone, I didn't pay much for this and I am going to just try to get my money back parting it out and wait until summer to turbo my other, dd miata. Thanks everyone for feedback, i agree with all of you.
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372hp? Did he really, honestly think anyone would buy that? How did you not laugh in his face when he said it?
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Don't worry everyone, I didn't pay much for this and I am going to just try to get my money back parting it out and wait until summer to turbo my other, dd miata. Thanks everyone for feedback, i agree with all of you.
Good deal. That is the greatest benefit of the MT pack of hyenas, they will shame and abuse you into doing things the right way.

See also "vehicular schadenfreude"
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Ah man, rough. As others have said, there's really very very little there worth keeping. As another asked, how's the rest of the car?
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Old 02-04-2015, 05:56 AM   #30
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Glad you are going to part it out. That car has suffered enough.

The only thing I feel sorry is that the previous owner never got to introduce himself over here.
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It is very likely the stock connecting rods are bent. It happens pretty easily with larger turbos and poor engine management. They would only be good for around 10psi or less on that large turbo with improper timing control.

As the local TV news teaser goes, "Your children may already be dead. Film at eleven."
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Old 02-04-2015, 01:02 PM   #32
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Are the coils just dangling off the back?
The original owner heard that it was a good thing to reduce unsprung weight, and therefor must be even more desirable to reduce sprung weight by letting it just respond to gravity.
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It is very likely the stock connecting rods are bent. It happens pretty easily with larger turbos and poor engine management. They would only be good for around 10psi or less on that large turbo with improper timing control.

As the local TV news teaser goes, "Your children may already be dead. Film at eleven."
Dude it's only got 305cc injectors.

That thing is fucked.

We had a thread about this car on GRM.

Hopefully OP didn't pay more than scrap price.

Part that bitch out and scrap it.
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Old 02-04-2015, 01:52 PM   #34
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Dude it's only got 305cc injectors.

That thing is fucked.

We had a thread about this car on GRM.

Hopefully OP didn't pay more than scrap price.

Part that bitch out and scrap it.
Link to thread?

Really he should do a super budget ms1 build. Then boost it till it goes boom. Then swap in a 1.8 and a decent turbo setup.
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After looking at that I almost want enter one of my cars into the GRM15 challenge.
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Do it. Wanna get fucked up by an MX6?
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Old 02-04-2015, 02:51 PM   #38
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Do it. Wanna get fucked up by an MX6?
IDK, right now I am at 900 for my 97. I bet I can sell off a large amount to offset picking up some used xidas. I can MS for less then $100, and should be able to turbo for mad cheap. Could be an interesting entry.
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Does it even hit full boost by 7k?
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I don't really see why the bad reputation....

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