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Old 08-05-2014, 01:32 PM   #1
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Default WTF happened to my car?!?! Loud top end noise?

Ok so attempted to install my turbo set-up this past weekend. Manifold was wrong, so I put everything back to stock. I never even unplugges the stock ECU before putting the stock stuff back on. CAS was never touched.

The only things I took off/ put back on were...

-Injectors
-Drained Oil (Topped off before attempting to start)
-All exhaust parts
-All intake parts


WTF could have happened here?!?! Is this just a crazy coincidence? I seriously doubt it... Any ideas?

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Old 08-05-2014, 01:53 PM   #2
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Holy **** that's a fucked motor.

You sure you didn't remove the spark plugs and drop something in? Are you sure you reinstalled your oil drain plug? You can't **** up a motor by removing the exhaust and putting it back on. Was something dropped while the exhaust manifold was off?
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Sort of sounds like very bad lifter tick, but I could be completely wrong.
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sounds like dead motor tick.
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It started normal yesterday but had a leaking Injector o ring. I replaced that today and at first it clicked like a dead battery would. Put a jump box on it and it still wouldn't turn over. I moved the crank with a breaker bar and the motor was free. Then I tried again and it started but ran like this.
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Spark plugs were never pulled... Didn't drop anything in the intake or exhaust that I know of... Wasn't missing any nuts /bolts either.
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So the motor was jammed somehow?

I think I'd pull the head for further inspection at this point.
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Yeah the motor might have felt a little jammed but I didn't have to force it that hard when I had the breaker bar... Does that sound like something could have fell in the motor?
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Put a fork in her, Brian. :(


Time for a 1.8 swap to use your manifold anyways.
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I'm going to look for a motor.... Whatever I find first goes in. This really sucks I can't believe all this right now
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The NJ Miata Mafia should be able to help you find a motor.
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But wait how did it start yesterday and run perfectly and quiet ?!?! Something not adding up. It started and ran normal it just had a leaking Injector. This morning I got new o rings, replaced them and put the injectors back in and bam... Noise.
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And yeah I have a post on new Jersey miatas
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did you put oil back in it?
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did you put oil back in it?

Absolutely.
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Have you pulled the spark plugs yet?
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I'd re-check the oil level too. And what's all that smoke?
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I'd re-check the oil level too. And what's all that smoke?
The smoke seemed like a normal amount for touching the header with your greasy hands.
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Did you drop an injector part down into the intake manifold, and subsequently, your motor?
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Pulled plugs earlier but didn't see anything in the cylinders. My stock injectors still had all pieces in tact. My fic injectors still have all the pieces.... So I don't think I lost any Injector parts

The smoke is from penetrating oil burning off
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