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Old 05-31-2008, 11:47 PM
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Default Super productive day.

I was able to do the following:

fix my brake squeal. (anti-squeal goo on pad backs)

fix my TPS.

fix my wobbly crank pulley, replaced it with one off my old motor, the a/c section was crooked and it was noisy, like birds chirping.

This lead me to have to redo my timing belt. A bolt sheared off and i couldn't remove it. So I replaced the plate that the pulley bolts to. When tightening the main bolt, I made the lower cog jump a few teeth :(

Install an amp, head unit, and new door speakers. Coaxials with tweeters and crossovers. Cut 2" holes in my door panels and affixed the tweeters in a pretty nice looking fashion. Sounds amazing. I'll do headrest speakers eventually, but this car had no wiring for anything. There wasn't even an illumination wire or any speakers wires on the factory harness.

regapped my plugs to .040"

Semi-shrouded my IC and Rad. Basically bolted an aluminum panel form the front bumper straight across and then attaches at the fans behind the rad. Still need to do the sides, but this is a step in the right direction.


Things I didn't get to:

Build my extractor hood.

flash hi-res code

install my 1000uF cap for my COPs.

install a smaller restrictor on my oil inlet fitting.



I'll have pics of the stuffs tomorrow morn. Watch out for the best video ever too.
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I too have had a semi-productive day.

-Depowered steering
-Rebuilt turbo
-Installed GS radiator
-Replaced Heater Hose
-Replaced homedepot rubber couplers with new silicone transitions and tbolts
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Nice list man. What deck and speakers did you put in? I am on the fence about getting a amp to bump my new components. I've yet to buy anything yet, but its one of the next to-do's.

Its cool to see everyone getting ready for the summer months ahead.

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Summer months ahead.... You must be mistaken because it was over 80 here today. AKA hot as **** for my liking
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Looking forward on the pics of your tweeters.
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Summer months ahead.... You must be mistaken because it was over 80 here today. AKA hot as **** for my liking

Its like 80 to 86 all year around here! But its very humid tho. So everyday is a great day to drive a miata!
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it was 95 and thunderstorms today at 1pm. then at 3pm it was 70 and sunny.

I spent the day cleaning out **** from my house so I can move less of it to the new house right down the street from mr brainy man.
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This sums up my day/week. COPs, .040 gaps, and retune.

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I ripped the entire roof off of my carport today.
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i demand photos of so-called nice location for tweeters!
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This sums up my day/week. COPs, .040 gaps, and retune.



to quote Scott, "butterz"
100% duty cycle - no no. time for bigger injectors!
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looks like 62.1 DC to me?
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Dunno why it says 100. Nowhere in that log does it ever hit 100 (or 0, for that matter). About 75% DC at the peak, which is muy perfecto.
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Originally Posted by Vashthestampede View Post
Nice list man. What deck and speakers did you put in? I am on the fence about getting a amp to bump my new components. I've yet to buy anything yet, but its one of the next to-do's.

Its cool to see everyone getting ready for the summer months ahead.

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i gave him infinity tweeters/crossovers and alpine 6.5's and the headrest speakers are 2.5 kickers that have a thick magnet on them...also a v-power i think alpine amp 75x4 lots of wiring, fuses, rca's and i guess he didnt install the front mud flaps that i gave him...
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Originally Posted by Savington View Post
Dunno why it says 100. Nowhere in that log does it ever hit 100 (or 0, for that matter). About 75% DC at the peak, which is muy perfecto.
It doesn't, the 105 reading is Gve, not DC. DC is 62.1% at that point on the chart. 105% DC would be impossible anyway.
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This sums up my day/week. COPs, .040 gaps, and retune.



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I wanna play...my undertray seems to be working out. 75ish out like 100% humidity, after 30min log and the fans never came on once. And after finally putting my heatshield back on my I don't have as bad of heatsoak at idle.
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Originally Posted by Vashthestampede View Post
Nice list man. What deck and speakers did you put in? I am on the fence about getting a amp to bump my new components. I've yet to buy anything yet, but its one of the next to-do's.

Its cool to see everyone getting ready for the summer months ahead.

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like dan said, alpine amp and speaker, infinity tweeters and crossovers.

the HU is an Eclipse, cira 1997. Unfortuneatly after installing i discovered the volume up button is stuck....i assume in shipping, so I'll have to replace it.

I sweat my *** off today and barely did any work. in VA we have three seasons. Fall Winter Summer.
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sorry my wife has my cameraz....
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I upgraded to PBR brake pads yesterday.
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must have been nice to have a day to dedicate to working on the car.
I got led around by my dick to my so's company's party. Wasted the whole day. Then met dopplebadgerdrifter and his so for dinner, then post-dinner.
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