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Old 06-17-2008, 01:23 AM   #1
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So a couple weeks back i did an half-*** A/C, Power steering delete...today i deleted the charcoal canister and everything that makes it work, moved the coolant resevoir into the bumper to try to get a cleaner bay (cr.net style, i know) Valve cover was painted a while back. Basically just a bunch of small things that really ccomplish nothing, more of an excuse to finally show off some underhood pictures and my new Rebel XT (even though photobucket compresses the hell out of the pictures):

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Boost will come soon enough, i have a few more things i want to get squared away with the car first such as supension and engine mangement, i rushed into my first two miatas and boosted them while they were otherwise stock, tgonna take my time and do this one right, next thing to do is REALLY clean the car, inside and out, underneath, under the hood, then move on to the other things.
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Old 06-17-2008, 01:36 AM   #2
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looks pretty clean...wtf is that gray stuff on the intake?
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....next thing to do is REALLY clean the car, inside and out, underneath, under the hood, then move on to the other things.
I was gonna say, 1 hour with some simple green in the engine bay, will make you want to spend another hour, and so on.

Any way you can post a picture of the rad overflow for me? I'd love to see it. If it doesn't show with my Bomex front nor come close to the tire at any point, I will probably put it on tmr's list. Looking at a clean engine bay with a rad overflow makes me want to roundhouse babies in the neck. I am/was in the process of finding a cheap, universal, cleaner looking catch can. But if this mod hides it well, why not save that $30-$40 for new fuel lines?

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Old 06-17-2008, 01:55 AM   #4
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I was gonna say, 1 hour with some simple green in the engine bay, will make you want to spend another hour, and so on.

Any way you can post a picture of the rad overflow for me? I'd love to see it. If it doesn't show with my Bomex front nor come close to the tire at any point, I will probably put it on tmr's list. Looking at a clean engine bay with a rad overflow makes me want to roundhouse babies in the neck. I am/was in the process of finding a cheap, universal, cleaner looking catch can. But if this mod hides it well, why not save that $30-$40 for new fuel lines?

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It's pretty well hidden but ghetto-rigged for now, just kinda tied up wth some available holes in the nose, im going to slide buy napa/advance auto or somewhere tomorrow and get a universal overfow tank thats an easier shape to work with...just wanted to get it out of the way for now...and it's in the nose of the bumper so there's no way in hell its coming close to the tire...

And im not really sure why the intake looks the way it does, there's nothing on it, it's just discolored there somehow, has been since i picked her up. doesnt bother me enough to worry about it, i figure it wont be ther but a few more months anyway (hopefully)
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I was gonna say, 1 hour with some simple green in the engine bay, will make you want to spend another hour, and so on.

ANy tips on a quicker, easier, more efficient way to get atleast the bulk of the crap out from under the hood safely?
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I unplugged every electrical connection and vacuum line, moved everything out of the way, removed all the brackets and such, then went to town. Take out the rad overflow, take out the charcoal canister, and re-route the wires nicely with zip ties. I also fixed some of wires with new electrical tape for the areas where the tape showed its 18 year age.

But see, I wanted a black bay and had to spray paint my bay flat black. Your lucky enough to have an already black bay. With some work, it'll look new and you'll be this _________________ much happier.....trust me.

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dont want to take this off topic, but vash can u post up a pic of ur engine bay? id like to see a visual of wtf u did
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Pretty mcuh where i was headed, i started wiping everything down earlier and did a little more just now...i also took some pictures of a few things that are new to me that im not 100% sure as to what they are (since my first two miata's were 1.6's and they are pictured here, any input is very apprecited:

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pics of vash's bay are in this thread: https://www.miataturbo.net/forum/sho...&highlight=56k
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oh sweet. thanx
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I only fooled around with a 1.6 before, so I have no idea what any of that **** is. OBD1 FTW For the record, my intake manifold wasn't as bad, but it was on its way. No joke, a couple minutes with one of the 3M Scotchbrite drill attachments and the **** looks new.

18psi, check out my build thread link in my sig. I'm almost done I swear!

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mine's a 95 so OBD1 + .2L more displacement FTMFW.....

looking at it more it's ALL connected every single piece i listed is connected to the others, now i'm just curious what all of this is neccesary, will clen the bay up quite a bit if i can rip it all out!!

the intake manifold is definetly a big eye-sore i'm thinking about taking it out and painting it but i'm not sure if i wanna do all that or just scotch-brite it like you said....time will tell i guess.
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Pic 1 is the fuel pressure regulator vacuum solenoid, I forget exactly what its for but I'm pretty sure it cuts off vacuum to the regulator on hot starts. I ran without it with the stock ECU for a few weeks last year with no problems but you may want to keep it. I'm sure someone else will chime in with more info on that one.

Pic 2 is the EGR valve

Pic 3 is the EGR solenoids (Can't tell if an evap solenoid is in the pic as well)

So pretty much all emissions garbage
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So of the EGR pieces, what can come out? do i have to make/buy the block off [late for the IM or can i somehow loop the lines?
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Well you could remove it but you will also have to plug the exhaust manifold, its a pretty big fitting. Other than that, you need two block off plates. Pretty easy to make out of sheet metal.
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I only fooled around with a 1.6 before, so I have no idea what any of that **** is. OBD1 FTW For the record, my intake manifold wasn't as bad, but it was on its way. No joke, a couple minutes with one of the 3M Scotchbrite drill attachments and the **** looks new.

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holy **** man i just went through the whole thread, SICK!!! everything about ur car is hella nice. makes me wanna hurry up and get one now
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Well you could remove it but you will also have to plug the exhaust manifold, its a pretty big fitting. Other than that, you need two block off plates. Pretty easy to make out of sheet metal.
can i just remove the underhood components for now while im cleaning up the bay? or is that going to cause issues?
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Pics of the reservoir's new home?
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can i just remove the underhood components for now while im cleaning up the bay? or is that going to cause issues?
You can remove the solenoids and vacuum lines, but thats about it until you have something to plug the EGR ports with, otherwise you'll have a nasty exhaust and intake leak. BTW this also throws a CEL of course.
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Pics of the reservoir's new home?
I'll get some once the new resevoir goes in and it's less "ghetto-rigged" (not quite as bad as a zip-tied soda bottle to the radiaator as i've seen in the past but still not worthy of being posted) but it's just in the nose right in front of (but a couple inches from) the radiator, so it realy wouldn't work for anyone running an i/c of any size at all i wouldnt imagine.

ALso i found out VERY quick that this was a bad idea:



So i just capped off the vaccum source on the right (originally a blue-tracer), what should i do with the hose on the left though (originally had a red tracer on the vac hose) cap it off or not worry about it (it's not capped now with no ill effects while idleing in the garage)

Otherwise here is what the bay looks like now:



And i officially love this F-ing camera, ill be in the garage even more now just so i can have an excuse to take pictures.
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When you had it looped, EGR was on constantly. Just cap the nipple on the manifold, and you can leave the EGR valve with no hose on it.
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