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Old 04-23-2008, 12:45 AM   #1
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Just recently been boosted. Greddy kit. I know... Figured I should join the turbo forum because of the cornucopia of turbo knowledge you guys have and you guys have some great advice =D
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Using the stock Greddy drain line? Make sure its downhill the entire route, last guy i saw with one had it going uphill half the time.
Change your PCV valve, i'm sure yours is spent and is leaking boost into the crankcase.
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Hey guys,

Just recently been boosted. Greddy kit. I know... Figured I should join the turbo forum because of the cornucopia of turbo knowledge you guys have and you guys have some great advice =D
Welcome; please post your location below your Avatar so that anyone close to you can assist you if needed.

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welcome and congrats. starting to wonder how you ever even drove the car n/a? :-)
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Old 04-24-2008, 01:00 AM   #6
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Thanks for the welcome

Here you guys go.
Any discrepancies please let me know. Customed for the most part... I need a manifold because it cracked and was welded. And I don't want to spend 460 on an ETD right now =[

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Using the stock Greddy drain line? Make sure its downhill the entire route, last guy i saw with one had it going uphill half the time.
Change your PCV valve, i'm sure yours is spent and is leaking boost into the crankcase.
I have the drain line as flowing as possible and tapped right. Some shop, Milano Motorsports, let me have a nice thick greddy blue drain line. I'll check into replacing the PCV valve.
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That filter is huge, never seen one like that. Looks like your thermoswitch isn't hooked up anymore. Do you have the fans jumpered on or do you not use fans?
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The filter is a K&N RX7 filter I found laying around at a miata salvage shop. The fans are on at all times. I will soon splice the AC fan (took AC off cause it was leaking) to turn on as well, as long as somebody advices me not to.
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Nice car, great work
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Welcome, now I know where all of the white miatas are. Represent! (not sure if that is the appropriate use of the expression but what the hell)

Buy a pcv valve from a 323 gtx at the mazda dealer or online.
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The fans are on at all times. I will soon splice the AC fan (took AC off cause it was leaking) to turn on as well
Seems like a bit of a waste to me. As long as the thermostat is working it's not going to over-cool the engine, but there really should be no need for the fans to run all the time.

On my car (also a 1.6) I left the thermoswitch connected and installed a small toggle switch below the radio so that I can flip the fans on if I suspect I'm going to need them- when I'm in stop-n-go traffic on a warm day, or if I've just pulled off the road after running hard and wish to let things cool down for a bit before I shut off.

Decent looking setup, though. I/C plumbing looks well laid-out, good AFM placement (although a better place for it is on the shelf in your garage) and I dig the heatshield- looks like it gives excellent coverage.

Is that a Bell AFPR I see on the shock tower?

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All looks good, especially listen to Joe, everything he said is sooooo true.
You do not want those fans constantly going, it is pointless, what you need is a bigger radiator and a lower temp thermostat instead.
Look around for a used mani rather than dropping lots of money on a new one if you are looking to penny pinch...Good Luck
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I wouldn't recommend running the fans all the time. I did that on my 99 and made a 5 hour road trip a couple times and now my A/C fan is going out. It works but makes noise. Was fine before. I suspect running them for hours at a time is what did it.
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