Gearhead overcomes impossible adversity - Page 3 - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


General Miata Chat A place to talk about anything Miata

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-11-2012, 05:31 PM   #41
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: SoCal
Posts: 4,165
Total Cats: 19
Default

*** it. As much as I have to do it, I'm taking it to a shop on Monday. I can't get in there with the tools I have.
gearhead_318 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2012, 05:37 PM   #42
Crumple Zone Tester
iTrader: (7)
 
mgeoffriau's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Jackson, MS
Posts: 7,656
Total Cats: 447
Default

Dude...I did this job in the parking lot of my old apartment, 2 weeks after I bought my Miata. You can do it.
mgeoffriau is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2012, 05:44 PM   #43
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: SoCal
Posts: 4,165
Total Cats: 19
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mgeoffriau View Post
Dude...I did this job in the parking lot of my old apartment, 2 weeks after I bought my Miata. You can do it.
Don't get me wrong, I really want to get this done without taking it to a shop, but I can't seem to get enough room to work. I thought I might be able to get to the top nut with a socket extension and get the bottom one using something like this because of the weird angle. Did you go in through the top, or behind the passengers side wheel?
gearhead_318 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2012, 05:47 PM   #44
Crumple Zone Tester
iTrader: (7)
 
mgeoffriau's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Jackson, MS
Posts: 7,656
Total Cats: 447
Default

Pretty sure I worked from the wheel well.
mgeoffriau is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2012, 05:47 PM   #45
Elite Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 8,782
Total Cats: 119
Default

Dude serious


Use a closed wrench. One that has a sloghtly angled head. I did it with one socan you.

If youcant, just think about how mich better i am than you
Faeflora is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2012, 06:25 PM   #46
Elite Member
iTrader: (21)
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 5,684
Total Cats: 555
Default

Oh, it pains me to say it, but Faeflora is correct. Closed end wrench, and smack it with a mallet to break it loose. Once it's loose, you can use your fingers to get it out. Hardest part of the whole thing is getting the line reconnected without cross threading it.
rleete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2012, 06:36 PM   #47
Elite Member
iTrader: (6)
 
blaen99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 4,112
Total Cats: 27
Default

I ------- did that ---- with the shittiest and cheapest harbor freight wrenches when I picked up my Miata, Gearhead. If Fae can do it, and if I can do it with harbor freight crap in a parking lot, you can do it.

P.S. Get a damn clutch line so you never have to go through this annoyance again.
blaen99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2012, 06:49 PM   #48
Elite Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 8,782
Total Cats: 119
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rleete View Post
Oh, it pains me to say it, but Faeflora is correct. Closed end wrench, and smack it with a mallet to break it loose. Once it's loose, you can use your fingers to get it out. Hardest part of the whole thing is getting the line reconnected without cross threading it.
Yes yes YESSSS


HIT WITH HAMMMER

That is how i tightened the bolt back up too.
Faeflora is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2012, 07:43 PM   #49
Elite Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Granbury, TX
Posts: 6,008
Total Cats: 583
Default

Let's see. Joined Dec. 2010. 3000+ posts. I think I see the issue.

Post less. Work on car more.
hornetball is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2012, 08:39 PM   #50
Antisaint
iTrader: (17)
 
Vashthestampede's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Danbury, CT
Posts: 4,659
Total Cats: 54
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by hornetball View Post
Let's see. Joined Dec. 2010. 3000+ posts. I think I see the issue.

Post less. Work on car more.
+1

Changing the slave is a fairly simple procedure. Just keep at it.
Vashthestampede is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2012, 08:55 PM   #51
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: SoCal
Posts: 4,165
Total Cats: 19
Default

I'll keep at it, for now.
gearhead_318 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2012, 09:32 PM   #52
mkturbo.com
iTrader: (24)
 
shuiend's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Charleston SC
Posts: 13,775
Total Cats: 1,106
Default

You need a stubby ratcheting wrench that bends. I forget if those bolts are 12mm or 10mm, so something like this. With the correct one you get the bottom one from below and the top one with a 6 inch extension on the end of a socket.
shuiend is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2012, 09:40 PM   #53
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: SoCal
Posts: 4,165
Total Cats: 19
Default

I thought about that. If I can't get it tonight (in the garage) and I don't get completely frustrated and take it to a shop, then I'll totes pick up something like that from HF.
gearhead_318 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2012, 11:38 PM   #54
Elite Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Mobius's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 3,176
Total Cats: 261
Default

Your username has "Gearhead" in it. You must carry on and follow through with self-recovery from this fail, or we may have to change your userid
Mobius is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2012, 11:42 PM   #55
Elite Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Granbury, TX
Posts: 6,008
Total Cats: 583
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mobius View Post
Your username has "Gearhead" in it. You must carry on and follow through with self-recovery from this fail, or we may have to change your userid
How about "Shearhead"?
hornetball is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2012, 02:21 AM   #56
Elite Member
iTrader: (4)
 
MartinezA92's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Mountain View, CA
Posts: 1,702
Total Cats: 28
Default

It's gonna be alright guys...he listens to Slayer...
MartinezA92 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2012, 02:24 AM   #57
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: SoCal
Posts: 4,165
Total Cats: 19
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mobius View Post
Your username has "Gearhead" in it. You must carry on and follow through with self-recovery from this fail, or we may have to change your userid
Its an ironic username. When I buy a V8 miata, will that count as a recovery? "Bought NOT Built"

Quote:
Originally Posted by hornetball View Post
How about "Shearhead"?
lol'd

Quote:
Originally Posted by MartinezA92 View Post
It's gonna be alright guys...he listens to Slayer...
Its one of the only way to feel manly whist driving a Japanese chick car.
gearhead_318 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2012, 03:35 AM   #58
Elite Member
 
codrus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Santa Clara, CA
Posts: 3,875
Total Cats: 344
Default

IIRC, I did that one by laying on my back and reaching in from underneath and behind.

--Ian

(and yeah, "that's what she said!")
codrus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2012, 03:48 AM   #59
Elite Member
iTrader: (6)
 
TorqueZombie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Lebanon, TN
Posts: 1,668
Total Cats: 63
Default

I swear if you lived near me I'd do this for you, at the cost of a beer. However, I apparently suck at bleeding. I swear I can never get it right. Need to get a pressure bleeder from TrackSpeed and stop sucking at life.
TorqueZombie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2012, 06:38 AM   #60
Junior Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Eire
Posts: 113
Total Cats: 3
Default

lower bolt, easiest from below with a ring spanner
Stevo11 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
949 Racing Supermiata Crossflow Radiator (NA/NB fitment version) thumpetto007 General Miata Chat 0 08-30-2015 07:17 PM
Parting out car... Upgraded Greddy turbo kit, Megasquirt, Tein Flex, Wideband, Torsen crashnscar Miata parts for sale/trade 21 11-03-2008 04:08 PM
Gearhead's Garage Qmax Coolant Reroute System emilio700 949Racing - Miata Accessories 20 04-14-2008 03:25 AM
The 'Ring Experience ray_sir_6 Insert BS here 7 07-29-2007 03:58 AM


Tags
broken, faeflora, nipple, retarded, sadness

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:09 AM.