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Old 05-13-2008, 02:00 AM   #1
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Default Installed BEGi S kit and then this happened

Well I finally got around to installing my BEGi S kit on Thursday. Started in the evening and finished up around midnight. Took it for a test drive and then this happened.
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Yes it's the original motor.

Intercooled it Sunday with the FMIC I picked up from Brain and a cheap eBay pipe kit. Did the EBC today. Have boost set to 10psi max. Makes 10psi by 3000 and holds it flat out to redline. Car feels great. Very happy with the purchase. It's nothing like my other car but that isn't what I was going for.
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Woah...has it been rebuilt? Your brave. Unless you're planning on a rebuild soon and thought, 'ah screw it, boost it, blow it, build it.' Either way, turbo FTW
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haha wow.
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Do a compression test today, and then come back in a month and revisit. I'd actually like week-by-week datapoints to see exactly how long an old motor is good for.

My current motor had 258k when I bought it 3 5months ago... put about 2k on it since then. It had 208/208/215/210... I'll check it again when I get home and report back.
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Geesh and I thought my 191K was alot.
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Holy ****!!! 250K and still ballin'
Paul, what does the butt dyno say, any guesses on power? You are running MS on this car as well , right?
Have fun man, I can't even finish my one and only Miata, and you now have two boosted ones.
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How did you fix the down pipe?
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did a compression check a few months ago and was 205 across all 4. will do another once i get over to OlderGuy's place to use the same gauge.

it feels like 180-200 to me. I run the MSPNP with 460s on this car so I got everything I need to make 200+ safely

Talked to Corky and he is sending me a new one. I am having TurboTim build me a 2.5" bellmouthed stainless DP though eventually. The banging is not too annoying but I'm more worried about the wear on the flexpipe.
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I had bought a red miata with 212,000. It didn't smoke and ran great until my brother and cousin had a joy ride on the town. Lol. The next day it was smoking. I had to add a little no smoke to it. Lol.....
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