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Old 04-02-2014, 12:29 PM   #1
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Just joined after finding out I am getting back the 95 begi-S turbo i bought for my stepson who has enjoyed but is moving on. He is not much into wrenching so I traded my v70 X country for the miata. 1 st order of business will be paint job and new top. But even higher priority and what I would like the learned opinion of the respected members here, in light of the fact it has sat for months without starting, should I let him try to start it and drive it 250 miles or go pick it up, with the idea of draining the old gas and whatever else needs to be done to safely get it back Running. Thanks.
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How long has it sat without running? If less than 6 months I would put a trickle charger on the battery over night, and fire it up without worrying too much. If longer than that new gas and change the oil as well as charging the battery.

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Old 04-02-2014, 04:10 PM   #3
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Thank you!
It's been almost a year so I guess I'll be safe and go pick it up. When I get it ill post some pics and some ideas I have about mods im thinking about to get everybody's opinions.
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Welcome and nice pick up! Try making a build thread here!
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Old 04-03-2014, 04:11 AM   #5
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Welcome to the site Oldturbguy, thanks for joining up!
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Sounds like a good idea. You haven't posted enough info for us to give you our humble and bipartisan opinions on.

If you are pretty mechanical then I'd just go pick it up. No sense on getting someone that doesn't wrench to give you good info over the phone.
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Old 04-03-2014, 03:25 PM   #7
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Newb forum question. How do I add text which shows up at the bottom of my post? I want to add all the details about my miata so everybody can tell what I've got without typing it over every time. Thanks again for ur patience kinda knew to the whole forum thing
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Old 04-03-2014, 03:27 PM   #8
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Never mind just figured it out!
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I know you will hear it again and again... When you can, ditch that stock ECU for a diyPnP and injectors, up the boost and win!

I am sure that 5psi is fine, but once you can safely go higher why not?
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Old 04-03-2014, 10:58 PM   #10
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I'm gonna post a build/upgrade thread where I'll get ur opinions on tires, brakes, and suspension. Plus I need a roll bar. I'm currently running 185/60 tires on stock (the good ones) 9 lb rims, good for stock power and even for 5 lbs boost but its fast enough to get my old heart rate up. I think I need handling and braking first but I def want to ad an intercooler, ECU, and tune for 180 rwhp.
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