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Old 10-01-2006, 12:20 PM   #61
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alright...here is the deal...I may be leaking oil from my rear main seal...its not a lot, but I can't find where its comming from so an engine rebuild may be in the future...either way, here is my dilemma: my A/C doesn't work...it never has since i've had the car...I'm trying to figure out if I should remove it or have someone who knows what they are looking at work on it. I just know I'd have a TON more room w/ out the A/C.

IF I REMOVE IT correctly, will I be able to put it back on in the future??
Assuming you don't break anything, I can't imagine why not.

Mine was the same way. It hasn't worked since I bought the car three years ago, and heck, it's a roadster in southern PRC. I removed it at the very beginning of my tubro project, taking care not to damage anything and keep track of the nuts and bolts.

If you ever do decide to re-install, you'll need to buy a new receiver/drier (but you probably need that already) along with new O-rings, and it wouldn't hurt to have the lines, evap, and condensor flushed. That's about it.

For the moment, about all you'll need, assuming you have P/S, is a new belt. Different size for the ones without A/C.
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Alright, engine managment...I see a lot of people recommending Emanage...I can't afford that right now, so would it work decently to just run bipes until I could afford a good engine management system?
Even with the RX-7 AFM and 1.8 injectors, you're going to need some kind of fuel management, presumably in the form of an adjustable fuel pressure regulator.
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I forgot to mention that, but the bibes + AFPR and the new fuel pump should be fine for a low boost setup at first?
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Assuming you don't break anything, I can't imagine why not.

Mine was the same way. It hasn't worked since I bought the car three years ago, and heck, it's a roadster in southern PRC. I removed it at the very beginning of my tubro project, taking care not to damage anything and keep track of the nuts and bolts.

If you ever do decide to re-install, you'll need to buy a new receiver/drier (but you probably need that already) along with new O-rings, and it wouldn't hurt to have the lines, evap, and condensor flushed. That's about it.

For the moment, about all you'll need, assuming you have P/S, is a new belt. Different size for the ones without A/C.
would I have to guess the size or can I get one from the dealer for a car w/ P/S no A/C?
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I forgot to mention that, but the bibes + AFPR and the new fuel pump should be fine for a low boost setup at first?

sure will.
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I thought so...

how difficult (possible) is it to tune with that setup?
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what type of AFPR?
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About as hard as making a peanut butter and bannana sandwhich
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thinking about the one by BEGI...it seems pretty well recommended..., unless there is another easy/quality one? I was asking more or less about the degree of tunability as well as ease of doing so.
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About as hard as making a peanut butter and bannana sandwhich
I've cut myself w/ a plastic knife making PB&J....lol
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I've cut myself w/ a plastic knife making PB&J....lol
Lmfao...thas Funy, owned by a spork ha ha
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lol, actually, I was cut by somebody else by accident, I was just pissed because it was plastic...
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Damn....a plastic knife....ummm I always wonderd why they don't allow them in prison
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then again I've heard of people killing people with a sowing needle
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and wooden toothpicks
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my lifting coach was a prison guard..he stabbed a guy in the eye with a toothpick when he attacked him...anyway, back on topic.
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thinking about the one by BEGI...it seems pretty well recommended..., unless there is another easy/quality one? I was asking more or less about the degree of tunability as well as ease of doing so.

Then tuning with that makes life way easy. You'll just need to get yourself a fuel pressure gauge. About $10-20 at a hydraulics store.
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Then tuning with that makes life way easy. You'll just need to get yourself a fuel pressure gauge. About $10-20 at a hydraulics store.
Was that your thread where you had it attached to the AFPR? I saw something and bookmarked it. sweet, thanks
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no SamNavy's thread, but its simple and I can take a pic of how you'd do it. I have my FP gauge on Newbsauce's miata right now. It's just tee's off the feed line.
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I just posted in a new thread about my AFPR install. You can see the gauge in one of the photos sitting on top of the manifold.
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