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Old 04-25-2009, 05:51 PM   #1
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Default My submarine engine (now with 100% more submarine)

For anyone wondering why the **** I havent completely finished my miata yet (yeah right lol) I have a few pictures.

Bought an 06 wrx for a great deal with cylinder #4 on its way out ( 100% of it is a result of improper tuning). It was modded with a vf22 turbo, sti tmic, tbe, cobb suspension, and an sti "ra" transmission. Put down a very peaky 280whp and the tune sucked... Well finally all the parts came in so I got to work on it. New cyl4, new rings, new gaskets, belt, and its going back to stock since its my daily driver. 210whp on a ported td04 at 17psi will be more than enough to get to speed on the way to work


A while ago urgayandknowit called the car a "submarine" which made me laugh since the engine bay reminded me of a friggin submarine, so I figured I'd snap some pics of it while its out:


The vf22 is off and the td04 is going back in, while its off I'm going to port/polish it just for the hell of it:




The ladies sittin in the garage together getting to know each other

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Old 04-25-2009, 06:45 PM   #2
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I was kinda wondering why your Miata progress had stopped. Good find though, hope you get some mileage out of it.
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miata + subby = sex

I plan on finding a subaru as my winter beater seeing as how my new roommates both owned swapped subarus and it seems we are always working on some type of subby
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Sell me the VF22 for cheap.
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I would except I already have offers for it at 450. Its near new condition and barely saw any boosting action.
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Cool, I should probably worry more about exhaust and intercooler and the thousands of other things that will get the car closer to its full potential than a bigger turbo anyway
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I plan on finding a subaru as my winter beater seeing as how my new roommates both owned swapped subarus and it seems we are always working on some type of subby
My plans exactly! Working on importing a GC8 from J-pan this summer and keeping my Miata out of snow!
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update as of today:






Engine in. Finishing up all the vacuum lines/wires/etc and itl be ready to go.
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18psi, that's nice! Good job my man!
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Thank you kindly good sir

As of this morning:








Everything hooked up and bolted down. Car is ready to start BUTTTTTT:

the top mount intercooler has a hole in the y-pipe, so I need a new one. I somehow managed to lose the downpipe-to-exhaust bolts so need those, and my boost control solenoid needs to be connected. Once I get all these little snags taken care of the car is ready to take on the road. We even started it for a few seconds today and starts right up/idles but shuts off due to no intercooler (map sensor needs pressure at all times for car to operate)......
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Looking good man, sounds like she'll be up and running in no time.

Should make a hell of a daily driver!
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Thanx man
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Dude, you got another rex? wth lol.


btw, Ryen from SFF with the crappy dub.
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Sure did
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GOT HER STARTED LAST NIGHT!!

Purring like a kitten, no leaks, no problems, no knock, good compression, sounds healthy. I am very pleased

I'll post up a video tonight when I get home from work.
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Sweet, do work son.
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Video is not the best, I sound like I'm breathing through a respirator

startup- Video

Got a little of the miata in there as well Still need to buff those headlights and reinstall bumper (just took it off earlier today).

The subaru purrs like a kitten, and drives good. I forgot to hook up the plug for the gas tank/coolant temp on the sti cluster so thats fixed now.

I'll have more vids that you can actually see later
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