Attn Connecticut, New York, Rhode Island & Massachusets people - Page 13 - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


Local Meets, Events and Tech Days Track Day? Autox? Tech Day? Beer Run? Dave and Busters?

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-23-2010, 05:35 PM   #241
Elite Member
iTrader: (18)
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: oahu
Posts: 1,720
Total Cats: 2
Default

Not this guy. I need to figure out why my car sounded like someone poured a bag of wrenches in my engine. I think my timing's way the **** off but I really don't know.
astroboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2010, 05:37 PM   #242
Senior Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Northeastern CT
Posts: 547
Total Cats: 2
Default

i'm pretty sure that's not timing related...........

...... LOL
therieldeal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2010, 05:42 PM   #243
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 576
Total Cats: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by astroboy View Post
Not this guy. I need to figure out why my car sounded like someone poured a bag of wrenches in my engine. I think my timing's way the **** off but I really don't know.
O man no good
02semiata is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2010, 05:56 PM   #244
Elite Member
iTrader: (18)
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: oahu
Posts: 1,720
Total Cats: 2
Default

I am not sure wtf it is but it sounded bad. Car ran like a champ when I parked it so I don't think it's a problem with the internals. When I did the coolant reroute I had to pull off the timing belt...when I did that I locked the cams with wrenches and marked the timing belt. I also pulled the cas (didn't mark it though). I am hoping between the two timing is fucked up and the noise is just my exhaust being thrashed against the steering rod/tunnel/rear shelf. What do you guys think?
astroboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2010, 06:07 PM   #245
Antisaint
iTrader: (17)
 
Vashthestampede's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Danbury, CT
Posts: 4,659
Total Cats: 54
Default

Right now my car is parked in the back waiting for me to tear into it. I'm on the fence between replacing the turbo, fixing the exhaust issues, etc to get it back on the road, or just pulling parts to make enough cash to buy something else in the meantime.

I'll probably just replace the parts on the miata to get it running again, but other thoughts have crossed my mind.
Vashthestampede is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2010, 06:08 PM   #246
Elite Member
iTrader: (18)
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: oahu
Posts: 1,720
Total Cats: 2
Default

Don't part it out mang!
astroboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2010, 06:20 PM   #247
Antisaint
iTrader: (17)
 
Vashthestampede's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Danbury, CT
Posts: 4,659
Total Cats: 54
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by astroboy View Post
Don't part it out mang!
lol

I don't want to, believe me. Thats the ******* LAST thing I would want to do. However, times are tough and not having a DD of my own is killing me. Getting rides, longboarding around, borrowing a car, etc, is getting old really quick.

I found an awesome deal on CL today and WISH I had the extra cash laying around to pick it up. I was thinking of what I could sell off on the miata to come up with the cash, but thats basically everything drivetrain wise. Which then had me thinking if I did do that, I could always start over with a LS motor, but thats just more money. ******* money!!!
Vashthestampede is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2010, 06:59 PM   #248
Elite Member
iTrader: (18)
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: oahu
Posts: 1,720
Total Cats: 2
Default

I got my beater for 900 bucks, she takes care of me good. I also figured out why car no startie startie. Apparently when I put the cam gears back on I didn't torque one all the way/didn't torque it at all. Sooooo my exhaust cam was freewheelin it. Thank goodness it's not an interference engine...and I didn't sheer the cam gear nobbie.
astroboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2010, 07:14 PM   #249
Hittin' Boost & Cones
iTrader: (2)
 
240_to_miata's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Cromwell, Connecticut
Posts: 2,572
Total Cats: 11
Default

been there done that... cept mine was on a $2500 Sr20det and It was partially on so it would wabble and act like a cam itself... loostening and tightening the chain as it turned, lol.
240_to_miata is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2010, 07:17 PM   #250
Senior Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Northeastern CT
Posts: 547
Total Cats: 2
Default

Vash just buy a $300 escort beater. thats what my car started out as... LOL
therieldeal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2010, 07:20 PM   #251
Hittin' Boost & Cones
iTrader: (2)
 
240_to_miata's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Cromwell, Connecticut
Posts: 2,572
Total Cats: 11
Default

I had an escort beater my buddy gave me... i turned it into this:



Before the "carsmash" i got to blow up the motor and gut the thing. THAT was fun. I also did a plymoth laser and a nissan pathfinder in the 3 years that I ran the car smash as a frat philanthropy event for childrens miracle network
240_to_miata is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2010, 08:48 PM   #252
Elite Member
iTrader: (18)
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: oahu
Posts: 1,720
Total Cats: 2
Default

Not at all what I was expecting for a pic. I love it, it also is a good visual for how I feel rite now.

I was going to check the timing (so I had the cover off) when I decided to try her again and noticed the t-belt wobbling around and thought "self, what's going on up there?" Also when I first turned the key to the "on" position there was a bang like an m80 went off. Still can't figure out what that was...perhaps I ignited one of the cylinders that blasted into the intake manifold.
astroboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2010, 09:06 PM   #253
Senior Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Connect-I-Cut
Posts: 1,431
Total Cats: 0
Default

Yeaaa my car is sitting at my parents driveway on jack stands :(
miataspeed2005 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2010, 09:49 PM   #254
Elite Member
iTrader: (18)
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: oahu
Posts: 1,720
Total Cats: 2
Default

More miata sadness? What happened to yours?
astroboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2010, 11:39 AM   #255
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: MONROE CT
Posts: 1,100
Total Cats: 2
Default

norwalk car show Sunday who wants to meet up
miatamike203 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2010, 11:40 AM   #256
Hittin' Boost & Cones
iTrader: (2)
 
240_to_miata's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Cromwell, Connecticut
Posts: 2,572
Total Cats: 11
Default

wish i could. I need to finish my engineering senior design project tomorrow. I am squeezing in some free time today to go help out ctdrfter and thats about it.
240_to_miata is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2010, 11:44 AM   #257
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: MONROE CT
Posts: 1,100
Total Cats: 2
Default

dam lol i wanna see your cars i just finished my miata right on my B-day a few days ago. maybe ill have to make a trip up there lol.
miatamike203 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2010, 11:25 PM   #258
Senior Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Connect-I-Cut
Posts: 1,431
Total Cats: 0
Default

Blew my rear end
miataspeed2005 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2010, 12:09 AM   #259
Elite Member
iTrader: (18)
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: oahu
Posts: 1,720
Total Cats: 2
Default

Damn that sucks! Did it explode or just break?
astroboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2010, 10:40 AM   #260
Senior Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Connect-I-Cut
Posts: 1,431
Total Cats: 0
Default

Break
miataspeed2005 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1994 Spec Miata Race Car SM/SM2/SSM For Sale Quinn Cars for sale/trade 6 10-23-2016 08:58 AM
"Chimney Ethanol" E100 MiataGarage Engine Performance 5 09-30-2015 12:04 AM
New 1st generation miata Owner (southwest PA) mtpratt32 Meet and Greet 3 09-24-2015 10:42 PM
open invitation to Mazda /Fozda meet Chicago area 10/3 Hot_Wheels Local Meets, Events and Tech Days 2 09-24-2015 03:43 PM
WTB parts for HPDE car Voltwings WTB 5 09-11-2015 09:23 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:28 AM.