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Old 09-27-2007, 11:55 PM   #1
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Still got a BUNCH of things to tweak, especially the tune and a huge oil leak but it was a blast!
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horrah for boost.
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coulnd't have been too bad, i didn't see any broken down mx-5's on the way home what are u running for boost? (or did i miss it somewhere???)

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what are u running for boost?
my guess would be a turbo :gay:
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my guess would be a turbo :gay:
^^ lol smart answer.

hes probably asking how many pounds of boost.

and fix that oil leak. you dont want a huge engine fire now.
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Old 09-28-2007, 09:27 AM   #6
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coulnd't have been too bad, i didn't see any broken down mx-5's on the way home what are u running for boost? (or did i miss it somewhere???)
14b, 460's, AEM F/IC. Should be stock WG pressure plus a smidge given the way that the turbo is clocked (a bit extra pressure on the WG diaphragm).

Spool is even faster than I expected. From the smell of it, I'd say I'm running about 9.5:1 in boost.

The oil leak is definitely going to get fixed first. Then the downpipe, then recirculate the BOV then tuning then the rest of the exhaust.

Should be road-worthy by next weekend easy. Driving it was a bit scary without the wideband hooked up but it's definitely on the safe side.
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You need to update your sig... "Currently gathering" no longer applies.
Where is the oil leak coming from... maybe we can help?

From the smell of it, I'd say I'm running about 9.5:1 in boost
I hope that wasn't serious.
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For real man let us know how the AEM stuff is doing and put some numbers out esp spool on the 13b etc. I betcha get positive pressure by 1300 rpm with 4-5 psi by 2300 am i right? Good turbo but you will most likely need 11-12 psi to hit 200 whp with it.
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From the smell of it, I'd say I'm running about 9.5:1 in boost
I hope that wasn't serious.
Better then 15+:1 in boost.

Where is the oil leaking from?
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put some numbers out esp spool on the 13b etc. I
he said 14b-but should not be too different
oil leak=
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It was about 9:45 last night when I went for the ride. Basically pulled in the garaged and poked my head under the car to look for leaks. It was dripping off of the driver side of the pan so it's pretty definitely the oil return on the pan itself. Getting the car back up on jackstands will clear it up for sure but i'm pretty sure it's the return fitting.

Flash back to a week or so ago:
I was able to "tap" (aka put a semi-roundish hole in) the oil pan, put the fitting in there and got it snug by threading it in the pan. Followed up by a smathering of the ole JBWeld.

Mid-weekish I flushed the pan thoroughly and filled it up with oil, adding an extra bit to test out the fitting.....it leaked. Removed said excess oil and throwing on some more JB. Figured all was fine but I guess not.

JB Goes on so thin, Im thinking of using some 3M Window Weld. Goes on thicker and should hold up to the temps of the oil pan.

the 9.5:1 was a joke. My nose aint THAT good.

The wife is going to a "makeup and alcohol party" WTF?!? tonite so I'mma put the car up on stands and see what I can do about this oil business, as well as come up with a plan-of-attack on the downpipe. I want the next ride to be with the wideband installed.

Mazda should have my 323 GTX PCV valve so I'll pick up that hoss at lunch here in a bit.

Im working on a basemap that should be a bit better than the one I've got now to get me running a bit better.

The basemap I made last night was basically adding 10% more fuel every psi. A bit overkill and about as unelegant as you can get, so I'm going to have a better basemap next drive.

I could always download one of the millions of CROME, Uberdata, MS maps to come up with a decent basemap too...hmmm.
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Old 09-29-2007, 12:57 PM   #12
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Got all teh pipes hooked up


From the top


My beautiful downpipe


Here's the exhaust


I'm so happy!!!


My kickass air filter. Thanks Nick



This is how you fill a gap childrens



Don't make direct eye contact. He will mess your *** up.



Thank you 3M Window Weld


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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D51BjSBQFMw
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lol thats some gangsta *** **** Im seeing
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definitely ghetto-fab'd. Long as it works
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wow your welding is almost as bad as mine!......i'm legally retarted and half blind though...
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