General Miata Chat A place to talk about anything Miata

Lemons Reroute "the budget route" FREE

 
Old 02-02-2009, 12:03 AM
  #1  
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (11)
 
IcantDo55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: VA Beach
Posts: 1,900
Total Cats: 30
Default Lemons Reroute "the budget route" FREE

Ok here goes (flame suite on)...

Off road, (no heater core).

1)First remove and the thermostat housing and get a 30mm freeze plug tap it in front of head.

2)Take housing and cut off the flange that originally mounted to the head, smooth the edge out. Discard flange.

3)Pull out strange t-hose thingie pressed into housing, yes it comes out. Drill and tap the hole for the ECM coolant sensor.



Drill a hole or two in thermostat (for constant flow).

Name:  CIMG0065.jpg
Views: 12
Size:  107.1 KB

Assemble the top and bottom of thermostat housing and don't forget to put thermostat in there.

Name:  CIMG0066.jpg
Views: 24
Size:  110.7 KB

Than acquire another thermostat housing (just top part) the one with the cooling fan sensor. But a bolt in the sensor hole. Don't forget to cap the return line to water pump with rubber cap (one under header).

Name:  CIMG0069.jpg
Views: 32
Size:  105.6 KB

Place on rear of motor and get a curved hose to get around intake.

Name:  CIMG0729.jpg
Views: 22
Size:  168.7 KB

Name:  CIMG0730.jpg
Views: 14
Size:  160.1 KB

Place inline thermostat housing on end of hose (if it sits where mine does both cooling fan sensor and ECM coolant sensor wires reach). Find another hose to reach from there to radiator.

Name:  CIMG0759.jpg
Views: 19
Size:  114.9 KB

Route the front coolant lines from intake to water pump including what ever you have...Turbo, TB, EGR, butt warmer.

Name:  DSC_0225.jpg
Views: 37
Size:  129.3 KB


There you have it, a reroute costing, uh...one junk yard thermostat housing and two hoses. Found mine in garage, so its FREE!


PS: I bet if you did not drill holes in thermostat and ran the "cursed" water plug to the heater core and left the out of the heater core hooked to the water pump return you would have heat, cheep.
IcantDo55 is offline  
Old 02-02-2009, 12:42 AM
  #2  
Elite Member
iTrader: (15)
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Incline Village, NV
Posts: 2,034
Total Cats: 5
Default

Nice, im actually going to steal your idea and mount my thermostat like this. Thanks for the writeup and pics.
thesnowboarder is offline  
Old 02-02-2009, 01:24 AM
  #3  
Elite Member
iTrader: (41)
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Seabrook, TX
Posts: 2,417
Total Cats: 20
Default

We did a reroute on our lemons car too but it was just done with the front piece for the water pump. We used a 1.8L front thermostat cover and replaced the stock inlet for the water pump with that. Then we bypassed the heater and put a T in tied it back in to the front upper radiator hose.

Looks good. Isn't being able to do things you wouldn't normally be willing to do to a car fun?
rharris19 is offline  
Old 02-02-2009, 02:44 AM
  #4  
Former Vendor
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Oklahoma City
Posts: 390
Total Cats: 4
Default

I cant wait to see how this car does
Deatschwerks is offline  
Old 02-02-2009, 09:39 PM
  #5  
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (11)
 
IcantDo55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: VA Beach
Posts: 1,900
Total Cats: 30
Default

Here is it installed.

Name:  DSC_0255.jpg
Views: 30
Size:  105.5 KB

Name:  DSC_0254.jpg
Views: 20
Size:  111.3 KB

Yes its galvanized threaded pipe. lol
IcantDo55 is offline  
Old 02-02-2009, 09:44 PM
  #6  
Elite Member
iTrader: (7)
 
samnavy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Kauai, HI
Posts: 6,267
Total Cats: 220
Default

Mike, I see a part that isn't rusted and I hear Lemons judges will take points off for non-rusted parts. The clutch line bracket is probably worth a few points though.
samnavy is offline  
Old 02-02-2009, 09:55 PM
  #7  
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (11)
 
IcantDo55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: VA Beach
Posts: 1,900
Total Cats: 30
Default

Originally Posted by samnavy View Post
Mike, I see a part that isn't rusted and I hear Lemons judges will take points off for non-rusted parts. The clutch line bracket is probably worth a few points though.

Not rusted, look what I had to contend with today...

MAJOR POINTS!
Name:  CIMG0765.jpg
Views: 16
Size:  74.0 KB
IcantDo55 is offline  
Old 02-02-2009, 10:00 PM
  #8  
y8s
2 Props,3 Dildos,& 1 Cat
iTrader: (8)
 
y8s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Fake Virginia
Posts: 19,191
Total Cats: 511
Default

just squirt a little salt water on it. it'll be race ready in no time.
y8s is offline  
Old 02-02-2009, 10:08 PM
  #9  
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (11)
 
IcantDo55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: VA Beach
Posts: 1,900
Total Cats: 30
Default

Wd-40 ftw
IcantDo55 is offline  
Old 02-02-2009, 10:20 PM
  #10  
Junior Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: SoCal
Posts: 68
Total Cats: 0
Default

hehehe. how reliable do you think this would be?
hensonator is offline  
Old 02-02-2009, 10:27 PM
  #11  
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (11)
 
IcantDo55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: VA Beach
Posts: 1,900
Total Cats: 30
Default

Originally Posted by hensonator View Post
hehehe. how reliable do you think this would be?
the fuel pump...not very, the reroute should be good.
IcantDo55 is offline  
Old 02-02-2009, 10:43 PM
  #12  
Boost Pope
iTrader: (8)
 
Joe Perez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Chicago. (The non-murder part.)
Posts: 29,141
Total Cats: 2,863
Default

Wait, this isn't right. Shouldn't you be stringing us along with meaningless pictures of individual components, telling us we're not smart enough to understand how it works, and refusing to show a picture of the whole system put together? Not to mention the fact that you seem to have a functioning grasp of fluid dynamics and actually understand how what you've built is going to work.

I thought that's how reroute threads were supposed to be?


edit: For those who don't get it, see here.
Joe Perez is offline  
Old 02-02-2009, 10:51 PM
  #13  
Junior Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: SoCal
Posts: 68
Total Cats: 0
Default

hensonator is offline  
Old 02-02-2009, 11:12 PM
  #14  
Elite Member
iTrader: (15)
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Posts: 4,847
Total Cats: 28
Default

Originally Posted by Joe Perez View Post
Wait, this isn't right. Shouldn't you be stringing us along with meaningless pictures of individual components, telling us we're not smart enough to understand how it works......
HA! No doubt.

This reroute is 20X more awesome than Hyper's. Oh wait, I forget my math. Dividing any number by ZERO equals infinity. This is infinitely better than Hyper's.
ZX-Tex is offline  
Old 02-05-2009, 08:27 AM
  #15  
Junior Member
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Brunswick, Maryland
Posts: 258
Total Cats: 0
Default

Not fair Joe...how would you feel if you were an idiot and no one ever told you lol.

OP...great work...hope this works out. Rusty recycled parts FTW!
boardboy330 is offline  
Old 02-05-2009, 09:15 AM
  #16  
Boost Czar
iTrader: (62)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 76,503
Total Cats: 2,305
Default

What is that hose you used? I plan on doing something very similar down the road (i already have a spacer and hardline return), but that hose off the back of the head would be perfect for me.


props on your reroute, it's very similar to what Olderguy did years back.


off topic: that Big Dog load leveler is a POS isn't it?
Braineack is offline  
Old 02-05-2009, 09:31 PM
  #17  
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (11)
 
IcantDo55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: VA Beach
Posts: 1,900
Total Cats: 30
Default

Originally Posted by Braineack View Post
What is that hose you used? I plan on doing something very similar down the road (i already have a spacer and hardline return), but that hose off the back of the head would be perfect for me.


props on your reroute, it's very similar to what Olderguy did years back.


off topic: that Big Dog load leveler is a POS isn't it?
I'll see if I can find part # on receipt, came from advance.

Yea the leveler is crap but for free it was nice, came with lift from my bro for x-mas!
IcantDo55 is offline  
Old 02-05-2009, 10:08 PM
  #18  
Boost Czar
iTrader: (62)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 76,503
Total Cats: 2,305
Default

is it still on the barcode?
Braineack is offline  
Old 05-12-2009, 10:48 AM
  #19  
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (11)
 
IcantDo55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: VA Beach
Posts: 1,900
Total Cats: 30
Default

This worked so well it was unbelievable to all the members on the team. We would race for an hour on the track WOT most of the time (80+ temps outside)and than pull into pits and pop the hood and there was no pressure in the cooling system???? It worked that well, we could pull the rad cap and check fluids on a pit stop! Crazy. If we left the two fans defaulted on during the race the temperature gauge actually would go down below the center of the gauge.

Now If I could just figure a way to get the heater core involved in this I'll put it on my turbo car.
IcantDo55 is offline  
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Full_Tilt_Boogie
Build Threads
67
03-16-2019 08:07 PM
bigmackloud
Miata parts for sale/trade
16
03-03-2019 03:41 PM
StratoBlue1109
Miata parts for sale/trade
21
09-30-2018 01:09 PM
russian
Miata parts for sale/trade
6
10-08-2015 03:01 PM
Voltwings
Cars for sale/trade
0
09-27-2015 06:40 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Lemons Reroute "the budget route" FREE


Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.