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Old 07-14-2013, 01:30 AM   #1
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Hey all,

I purchased Steve's (cardriverx) 93 miata yesterday. Despite it's unknown engine/turbo problem, it drove ~25 miles back to Philly without an issue. In the morning I am going to get to work on giving it a good clean and start looking into the oil burning issue.

This is my first Miata and my first experience with any sort of 3rd party engine management/tuning. That said, I have owned and worked on several turbo Volvo's. A 98 Volvo V70 T5 (manual) is my current DD.

Anyway, I have a lot of reading and learning to do about these cars and I promise to always search and read before posting . Thanks in advance.

Edit: Here is a pic I took after driving in the pouring rain to the garage where I'll be working on it. It's not a great pic, I'll get some better ones soon. Also, a pic of the pile of spare parts that Steve threw in.

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Old 07-14-2013, 01:45 AM   #2
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Old 07-14-2013, 09:09 AM   #3
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Welcome to the forum. What are your plans for the car?
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Do you have enough trunks and bumpers?
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Welcome, I'm not too far outside of philly. It's always good to see more PA members.
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Old 07-14-2013, 04:19 PM   #6
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Thanks for the welcome.

As far as plans for the car, I need to figure out the issue with the engine first. It's burning a decent amount of oil somewhere. Hopefully it's not the piston rings... I also need to figure out how I am going to pass PA emissions without a CAT. I believe Steve was able to do it because it passed with a CAT on it several years ago. In PA if you drive the car less than 5,000 miles a year the car is emissions exempt and they do not even do a visual inspection for a CAT. I'll work something out.

As for the random bumpers and trunks, I honestly have no idea how they got there. A friend of mine and a few other guys rent the garage space (it's huge) and that pile has been accumulating until they have enough to fill and dumpster and have it hauled away.
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Looks like a fun start to me. I also have a 93, cheers.
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Welcome, Matt P. Check out the Miata Gallery and post up some pics!
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Welcome other Eastern PA member!
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