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Old 04-14-2007, 12:25 PM   #1
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New clutch/flywheel about to go in.

MS install.

Fix the rear.

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Old 04-14-2007, 12:25 PM   #2
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leaky stubs, new wheels,

and this is what the fuel pressure gauge tee shoud look like, took a pic for my FAQ

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Old 04-14-2007, 01:11 PM   #3
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You just wanted to show off that NACA duct again.
I like the new wheels.

Good luck with the install/repairs.
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Whats causing the leaking stubs?
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I believe the rx7 circlips are too weak/tiny to hold the stubs in place....you can see the pass side one is pulled away 1/8"

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Update...tranny is about to be dropped, just removed my Pierburg. Already tired...can't wait till Monday so I can fall asleep in my office :gay:
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another update:

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and more pics:



boy is that thing light vs. the oem.....

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When is the bigger exhaust going to go in?
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Update...tranny is about to be dropped, just removed my Pierburg. Already tired...can't wait till Monday so I can fall asleep in my office :gay:
Or sit there and post on the site all day long. We know what you really do at work, and it isn't work.
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When is the bigger exhaust going to go in?

not untill after the season, or untill I'm smart enough to save $500 and pay Enthuza for the dual 3" exhaust.
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What flywheel are you putting back in?
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Mindless insanity screaming here, but make CERTAIN that your tranny shaft is CLEAN before you put your throwout bearing in. I just wiped it down quickly and threw the new one in, and my motor ate it in 45 seconds. :(

You are a brave man to drop your tranny. Having done it once, it's a well-spent $350+ at most shops.
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You are a brave man to drop your tranny. Having done it once, it's a well-spent $350+ at most shops.

Nah, it's pretty easy. The tranny on my miata was first I ever removed and took about 45 minutes. It's all about having the right tools.

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small hands help as well i can hardly get my arm to most of the bolts on top but i manage as well. much easier to pull the motor.













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Nah, it's pretty easy. The tranny on my miata is first I ever removed and took about 45 minutes. It's all about have the right tools.
Yea the miata tranny does seem easy to drop.

The worst tranny to drop(that I come across) is the AWD DSM trannies, cause they still in a FWD platform and there is no room in that engine bay.
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What flywheel are you putting back in?
OEM

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You are a brave man to drop your tranny. Having done it once, it's a well-spent $350+ at most shops.
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Nah, it's pretty easy. The tranny on my miata is first I ever removed and took about 45 minutes. It's all about have the right tools.
This is the second time dropping it. Notice all the Snap-on tools and tranny lift?
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miata tranny is super easy, but agree that 300$ is cheaper than my wife yelling at me about getting the shower dirty
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Yea the miata tranny does seem easy to drop.

The worst tranny to drop(that I come across) is the AWD DSM trannies, cause they still in a FWD platform and there is no room in that engine bay.
The turbo colt with the DSM fwd tranny is much worse. The 1g dsm engine bay has much much much more room to work on.
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Dude...all FWD trannys are worse by definition.
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yeah, dropping my altima's tranny was NO fun...gotta pull the axles, raise the engine, drop the headers, etc. all to replace a stupid failed TOB.
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