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Old 08-07-2014, 06:27 PM   #61
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Old 08-07-2014, 06:31 PM   #62
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Did you by any chance dropped the injector when you took it out? I wonder if it's stuck open. Tried tapping it with a hammer?
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Old 08-07-2014, 06:32 PM   #63
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Leaky injector lead to hydro-lock. ?
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Old 08-07-2014, 06:36 PM   #64
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I did kinda carelessly plop them on the ground when I uninstalled them (Never thought I would be running my car on them again) Sooo....could be faulty injector leading to hydrolock? I kinda wondered that myself..
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Old 08-07-2014, 07:19 PM   #65
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please rip apart the 1.6 when you can.

for science.
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Old 08-07-2014, 07:41 PM   #66
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Found 2 motors at a yard near me.

89k - $850
120k - $750
I think I remember Soviet saying that if you can find it online or on an inventory list, you're already paying too much. Search dat craigslist or a less organized junkyard. CL worked best for me.
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Old 08-07-2014, 08:32 PM   #67
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Craigslist failed me so far. I literally called 20 yards today. Found one for $600 in Delaware w/ 160k but it doesn't have manifolds and all that
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Old 08-07-2014, 09:14 PM   #68
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Maybe a stupid question for a 1.6 (I know this applies for the 1.8 engine), but:

when you put the manifold back on, did you accidentally sandwich the coolant hose bracket between the head and the manifold? If so, that would account for all the noise and the smoke since the manifold isn't seating against the head.
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Maybe a stupid question for a 1.6 (I know this applies for the 1.8 engine), but:

when you put the manifold back on, did you accidentally sandwich the coolant hose bracket between the head and the manifold? If so, that would account for all the noise and the smoke since the manifold isn't seating against the head.
Nope the bracket it on the correct side of the flange. The smoke was just penetrating oil burning off. I let it run for a while and the smoke subsided.

I will definitely be breaking the motor down for science (and more $$ from the scrap yard)
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Wow... Just got a text from my boss. I am getting a company car! I can pick anything I want from the auction... No idea what I'm going to get, but if there is an ST that runs through I will try to grab one!

Sooooooooo I guess this means the Miata will stay
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Nice.

Why do you want an ST so bad? I mean I like them, neat little cars, but there are so many other cars that are just as cool or cooler
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~20k, quick, can move if it snows, practical.... What other options would you suggest?
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ms3, wrx, evo, I dunno I'm just curious why ST specifically.
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ms3, wrx, evo, I dunno I'm just curious why ST specifically.
The ST just fits the bill I guess... The ms3 is a possibility. The wrx/Evo are probably too pricey. I don't even know the specifics of what I can/can't get... All I know is that he said I can pick a car out at the auction..

As long as it's reliable and not a total bore to drive I'll be happy.... Even if I do have to get a cookie cutter I'll still be happy cause it's reliable transportation and I'll still have the miata for fun
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Vlad my top choice for my company car is now a ms3... Simply because there is a much better chance of finding one at the auction since theyve obviously been around a lot longer.

While I'm looking for a motor... I decided to pull my rear apart to pull out the damage from being rear ended... I dropped the bumper and finisher panel off at my parents so my dad can refurbish them for me.


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Nice. yeah a guy I know had one, with bolt ons it made 300whp no prob
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Damn that's crazy! Torquesteer for days I'm sure!

The only thing I'd probably do to it would be the fuel pump to keep the engine from popping... I heard they had issues there. Other than that it should make a perfect practical daily here in NJ
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I want a job where my boss says I can have any car I want from an auto auction.
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I really feel extremely fortunate to be in the position I'm in. My boss is really the nicest guy. I do work hard for him but honestly I am really grateful for how well he treats me! After working here I don't think I could ever survive working in the "corporate" world... Small independently owned company's are where it's at!
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I agree wholeheartedly. I've been working for a small company for 10 years (I was employee number 5, now we have around 15) and I wouldn't ever trade it for a job at a big corporation. Although I don't get a company car
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