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Old 12-27-2006, 11:47 AM   #21
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When you come from vw, you expect things to break / grenade.
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Old 12-27-2006, 12:32 PM   #22
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Boost with a good tune isn't as stressful as sustained high rpms. If you are worried, keep it under 12 psi and don't bounce it off the rev limiter. We are blessed with engines that love boost so use it and enjoy it.
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Old 12-31-2006, 07:53 AM   #23
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one unexpected problem I've had at HPDE days is overheated powersteering fluid. This year I will probaly run a depowered rack and see how I like it. Haven't heard of any tranny fluid problems, i cange it each year.

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A buddy who drifts his Miata runs into the same issue with the powersteering.
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Transmission cooler? Don't be such a ******* ***** "Mr $1600 Miata". Many people track Turbo Miatas, if you can't take and abuse it during a track day you might as well polish it in your garage with a diaper and throw on some Daytona wire wheels.

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Old 12-31-2006, 08:54 PM   #26
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one unexpected problem I've had at HPDE days is overheated powersteering fluid. This year I will probaly run a depowered rack and see how I like it. Haven't heard of any tranny fluid problems, i cange it each year.

Michael
i love the depowered rack on my track bitch '91

Back to the original question: yeah, I know from first hand experiance that it's tough. Last year I ended up burning the exhaust valve in cyl #4. A combination of a motor with 200k+ miles, boost, no intercooler (greddy kit) and pump gas.... It was at VIR. long drive home running on 3 cylinders...

Don't take a car to the track that you can't walk away from if you break it.
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...Don't take a car to the track that you can't walk away from if you break it.
financially or physically
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I always said I'll keep my car until I blow it up. now I say I'll keep it it until I blow it up...again
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