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Old 11-24-2010, 09:39 AM   #1
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-FM happy meal
-3 qts MTL
-Rear main seal
-Clutch line

Anything else I should get or any tips would be just lovely

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Old 11-24-2010, 10:20 AM   #2
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3 qts?
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Old 11-24-2010, 10:54 AM   #3
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Clutch/brake fluid would probably be useful as well.

a 1 piece stainless steel clutch line wouldn't hurt either...Check Trackspeed Engineering for that.
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1 for the shift turret

^ got the steel line from advanced auto sports...good call
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Lots of brake parts cleaner or some other degreaser to clean out the bell housing. A little grease around the main shaft helps the trans spline a little easier. Oh and be absolutely sure not to touch the flywheel or clutch disc/friction surface with greasy fingers. That causes all kinds of nasty things to happen.
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1 for the shift turret

^ got the steel line from advanced auto sports...good call
turret needs like 3-4 tablespoons, you can use regular motor oil or grease.

you should have a can of brake cleaner handy to clean all parts before/during installation. use even star-pattern torque on PP.
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Old 11-24-2010, 11:15 AM   #7
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Don't drink any beer. I did and I f'd around doing my clutch, ended up taking longer than it shoulda, while brain got his done (with help from Lars?) in record time.
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Hopefully done within 4-6 hours...I hope
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I had mine out and the tranny back in and bolted up in like 3 hours. Then I realized I was seein double and I called it a night. The next day I had to put the starter back in, the console, and the FM downpipe back together. That was about it, so I guess it really only took me 6 hours at most, but that was spaced out over like 3 days. Then I had to adjust my clutch rod, and it turned out my master cylinder crapped out, so I had to change that so I did a slave cylinder and braided line right away also.
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I changed the front seals on the transmission while I was in there. They were cheap.
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Use AMSoil MTG if you're going to track it.
Soak all exhaust stuff in PB Blaster unless you're a man and rock v-bands like me.
Assemble with lots of anti-seize thread dressing. I dress every bolt in my car and it makes everything significantly easier to work on. I swapped the rear spindles last week in 30-minutes for a reason, with no hammer.
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Thanks for all the advice guys
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Old 11-24-2010, 03:29 PM   #13
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proper redline spec is MT90 for the miata...
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roll with MTL
full GL4
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I once put in a built motor at the same time as I did the clutch. Highly recommend going this route, it made me happy.
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do they give you the alignment tool?
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Yes
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