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Old 06-17-2008, 03:38 PM   #1
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Default 1.8L NA Miata Useless Underhood Crap Removal Guide

This is my start to a thread that some may find usefull....If anyone else has any input let me know and i'll add it.


1.8L NA Miata useless crap removal guide



PICTURE ONE:


ONE: Colant overflow resevoir, options here include:

A: Leaving it alone,
B: Moving it ghetto-style into the front bumper using zip-ties, wire, something of that sort.
C: Sourcing a smaller universal styl resevoir to use in the front bumper
D: Using something along the lines of a catch can or even a soda bottle in the front bumper for the truly ghetto approach.
E: Tucking the overflow hose down the nose with no overflow and keep an eye on coolant levels


TWO: Charcoal Canister Crap

Rip it out, tuck away any loose electricl connectors left over, plug any vaccum lines


THREE: The Charcoal canister itself

Rip it out and loop the hard lines with the hose coming out of the top of the canister in the middle. (shown in detail in Picture Two)


FOUR: Fuel Lines

While these obviously can't be removed, they can be tucked underneath of the intake manifold if bent VERY slowly and carefully, try not to pinch the fuel lines in any way...


FIVE: EGR Crap

Shown better in a later picture...


SIX: Part of the A/C system which can be removed, more details on that later.


SEVEN: Windshield washer fluid resevoir

Rip it out..pretty much all there is to that one..



PICTURE TWO: CLOSE UP OF LOOPED CHARCOAL CANISTER HARD LINES




PICTURE THREE:

ONE: More EGR parts

Simply remove them, cap/loop any vaccum lines


TWO: Power steering fluid resevoir

Will be removed along with power steering later


THREE: Cruise Control

1. Remove the vaccum line from the intake manifold and cap it.
2. Unbolt the main body of the actuator from the body and the airbox,
3. Remove the cable from the gas pedal leading to the actuator,
4. Unplug all electrical connections and remove,
5. Go the extra mile and remove the interior switches to you can sell off all the pieces to someone without CC to make a few bucks


FOUR: Diagnostics box bracket

Unbolt the bracket from the body, remove the diag. box from the bracket throw away the bracekt and tuck the diagnostics box under the inside lip of the fender


PICTURE FOUR: Intake Manifold Brace/bracket

Pretty straightforward, three 14mm bolts and she's out of there, just in front of the oil filter, beside the fuel lines.



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Old 06-17-2008, 03:51 PM   #2
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Not big on step by step are ya?

To help others, maybe you should do a walk through process, not just pics of random **** here and there. I know I wouldn't know where to start with your pics.
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Not big on step by step are ya?

To help others, maybe you should do a walk through process, not just pics of random **** here and there. I know I wouldn't know where to start with your pics.
No im really not am i....going back and reading it again it's not reaaly all tht helpful, wish i would have thought about doing this thread before i started doing this stuff myself, ill see what i can do though...don't lose faith quite yet.
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Now go pass emissions, parallel park, or wear a nice suit to a evening dinner party in 95 degree 100% humidity weather in your car.
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Now go pass emissions, parallel park, or where a nice suit to a evening dinner party in 95 degree 100% humidity weather in your car.
If i had emissions testing i would try, and fail miserably, but i would try.....lucky for me there are no emmisions tests here

Parallel parking really isn't that bad, no nice suit needed, i'm 19, nd in the odd chance that situation aarose, that's why i have my explorer.....

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I need to hide my overflow, my bay is crowded


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Now go...parallel park
You must have some girly arms
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Ditch that washer bottle!

I got lazy and painted my coolant resivior black. I just have to ditch the P/S and I'm done. Keeping the A/C no matter what.



I've tucked a few more wires since then, but thats about where I'm at.
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Ditch that washer bottle!
I know this sounds weird aafter all the other things i've removed from the caar but i really dont wanna ditch my washer fluid resevoir! LOL i probably will soon though. how do you get that damn fender off, i took a shot aat it earlier nd got to a point where i felt like i had just one bolt left right in the very front but gave up when i couldnt find it, it looked to me like to get the bumper off the fenders had to go, but the bumper has to go to get the fenders off...(body work noob)
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You must have some girly arms
seriously, or get a better alignment. I can parrallel park with one hand easily with no PS.
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haha, yeah, them hidden nuts...search, this has been discussed, there is a thread somewhere with the number of bolts and nuts involved to get the bumper and fender off.
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seriously, or get a better alignment. I can parrallel park with one hand easily with no PS.
haha, you and I both, thanks to
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I know this sounds weird aafter all the other things i've removed from the caar but i really dont wanna ditch my washer fluid resevoir! LOL i probably will soon though.
Ditch it, then you can get rid of those silly black pimples on the hood.

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srsly, how often do you use the washers anyway?
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I don't miss mine in over 4 years now...even though it was fun to spray people next to me if they pissed me off muahaha :evil:
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So i was convinced:

Washer bottle and bracket for washer bottle/fuse block removed, fuse block tucked in the corner by the firewal....

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Have i mentioned that i think im in love with my new DSLR?
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Ditch it, then you can get rid of those silly black pimples on the hood.

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give you five bucks to trade me bumpers stealth

also how did you go about filling in the holes fom the washer nozzles?
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404: Useless Crap not found Captain!

Well... Except the EGR which is coming off when I install my turbo manifold, and maybe the calibration push button and LED for the LC1... Those are kinda useless just sitting there.
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404: Useless Crap not found Captain!
I see some A/C lines there.....when are they coming out?
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I see some A/C lines there.....when are they coming out?
If, and only IF the car gets totaled or I sell it to someone who doesn't want A/C. Average summer temp here is 98 degrees with 90+% humidity. I'm fat and nothing is worse than sitting in a car sweating my *** off... Well, I'm 6'1 210, but you get the idea.

Cliffs: Never. A/C isn't useless, it was installed for a reason.
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