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Old 07-01-2010, 12:11 AM   #1
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Default I manage to break some weird *ish on my car..

So anyone who has been following the thread where my engine died will know I am so close to having the car back on the road. The engine went in and I started finishing everything up and got to the slave cylinder and realized the clutch fork was all out of whack and required pulling the transmission back out to fix.

Well, [i]almost[/] got the car on the road tonight. Got over to Thomas' shop and got everything off..including taking off the PPF and downpipe. Took a little over an hour which was making me happy because I was thinking I would be driving the car home and we were taking our time. Anyway, got the transmission down and realigned the clutch fork and throwout bearing...only to realize the shift fork didn't feel "right". Upon close inspection, it turns out the pivot bolt snapped! This can seriously f*k up shifting/clutching and had been for thousands of miles...who knows how long. It didn't happen recently...it happened so long ago that the broken metal polished itself into a neat little nub and wore into the other end of the bolt...and mushroomed the top of it as well.



Here is how it's supposed to look-







And here is mine-










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Uhh yea, how the hell do you break that?!
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I have no ******* clue...but add it to-

(over the span of 3 Miatas)
power plant frame
intake cam shaft
2 cast iron manifolds
a KG Works short shift lever (snapped in half)
2 rear ladder braces turned into pretzel shapes
ripped second gear out while driving in fourth gear
ripped a MazdaComp engine mount in half
...who knows what else that I can't think of right now.
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Weird **** man lol
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I really need to do R&D testing for Miata parts lol
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I'll see if we need any durability testers here at Yamaha... lol
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i might have a spare one cuz I replaced mine with a homemade version for the twin plate. I'll sell it to you for $500.
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Hahah...nah. I went by MazMart an go figure Paul had a brand new pivot bolt in stock.
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granny shifting, not double clutching like you should....

That's some strange thing to wear out.
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Wtf man. Next thing is going to be your headlight fluid resivoir
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granny shifting, not double clutching like you should....

That's some strange thing to wear out.
lulz.


That is some random ****.


I've broken a PPF, a diff housing, some other random ****...but you might have this on lock for the most random things.
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granny shifting, not double clutching like you should....
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