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Old 03-06-2008, 07:57 PM   #1
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Default well well well... look what i bought just now :)

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Ok, but why did you ditch your whole turbo kit?
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Old 03-06-2008, 08:03 PM   #3
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I don't know -exactly- what's wrong, but here's what happened. The other day I'm driving home in traffic and I hear what sounds like either engine knock or bearing noise from the altenator/water pump. I'm around 1 mile from home and seeing as my tools have all been stolen I figure I'll make it home then tow it to a shop in the morning. It seems I was mistaken. A few moments later there was a "pop" sound and the altenator light came on. I thought the recently replaced altenator had messed up again and was overcharging the recently replaced battery. A few seconds later there was another "pop", this time steam poored out of the hood. S#$t. Two seconds later the temp gauge flies past H. F'it, I'm getting home. The lights started to dimm but the car continued to run. I limped the remaining mile home (with the engine off as much as possible) and stopped her in the garage.
Uhm... So he threw the alternator belt, which caused the water pump to stop turning, which caused the engine to begin overheating, decided to continue driving, and can't figure out what went wrong...
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Old 03-06-2008, 08:06 PM   #4
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haha... yeah... it seems fine by the way. i think it only needs new belt. either way, new engine is $400 - my sound system is worth more then that

sold turbo kit to buy this car. will sell my red '96 (dont really like red) and slap a turbo on this one.
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Old 03-06-2008, 08:14 PM   #5
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Good score, but why not fix it and flip it?

1.6l > 1.8l ????

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Old 03-06-2008, 08:17 PM   #6
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maybe... will see...
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I estimate 1 month and then it'll be listed in the classifieds.
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Old 03-06-2008, 09:30 PM   #8
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I estimate 1 month and then it'll be listed in the classifieds.
I do think we should start a poll....
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Old 03-06-2008, 09:52 PM   #9
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haha! i dont know about that... i AM giving 350z to my g/f and i DO need something to drive
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depending on what he paid for it and what needs to be replaced...if the motor is fine id clean the hell out of that car and replace the top and find a buyer with money...and profit!
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Old 03-06-2008, 10:26 PM   #11
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$1200 is what i paid for it

have new top and im KEEPING it. selling my red one though...
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Old 03-07-2008, 04:09 AM   #12
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keep the red and build a track-bitch
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Old 03-07-2008, 12:22 PM   #13
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no parking
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swap the engines then sell the new Special edition red miata1600
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Old 03-07-2008, 02:48 PM   #15
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nah... ill keep 1.6 - has more room
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so... picked up the car and put new alternator belt on it. works like a charm
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nah... ill keep 1.6 - has more room
More room for WHAT exactly? The crank pulley to fall off?

Btw, if you really need a 1.6 I can prolly get you one dirt cheap...
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so... picked up the car and put new alternator belt on it. works like a charm
how much for the 96 red? what mods/what needs to be fixed/specs/miles

im looking for a parts car and maybe a 1.8
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I had bought my 2000 mx-5 for $5000 this was about 8 months ago
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Old 03-10-2008, 01:37 PM   #20
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id sell red one for around $5500 or so... offers?
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