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Old 03-13-2010, 08:05 PM   #21
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Not trying to step on toes. but if you wanted to stay local, i could take it on base and do it for about the same, or if you have a garage....
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Old 03-13-2010, 11:05 PM   #22
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Not trying to step on toes. but if you wanted to stay local, i could take it on base and do it for about the same, or if you have a garage....
Not stepping on any toes, if anything you're helping to save my marriage.

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One of us will help you out. The Texas Miata Crew is pretty tight knit and full of stand up guys that will literally give you the shirt off their back.

Good luck with it either way.
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Old 03-13-2010, 11:09 PM   #23
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thanks. Ya I'll probly get it done with chicksdigmiatas.
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Old 03-15-2010, 12:45 AM   #24
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When ever your ready.
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Old 03-15-2010, 12:56 AM   #25
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Yep I'm by sea world. welcome
Where abouts near Sea World are you? I am on Westover Hills.

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Welcome. Yep so far all of the Texas Miata crew I have met are all good people. Except for Hustler
Texas is taking over this board y'all.
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Old 03-15-2010, 01:16 AM   #27
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But my water pump looks good for now. my car only has 79k on it. no leaks.
Almost all engine parts look "good" until they fail. It's a BAD idea not to change the water pump when you do the timing belt. You probably won't do a belt again until well after 150k, and I bet you it won't "look" any different bolted to the front of the engine than it does now. Sometimes they leak and sometimes they grenade internally with no warning and you fry your engine or warp a head before you notice. DO THE WATER PUMP EVERY TIME YOU CHANGE THE TIMING BELT or can guarantee you'll pay to do it twice.

Other than cutting out the muffler and turning your otherwise nice Miata into a ricer cop-magnet, what are your other mod plan?
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If i were to do it for you, i would tell you to change the water pump. I am not sure about parts interchangeability, but if the one on my 95 (with a 99 SB in it) would work, i would just take yours and swap it for a fresh one, free of charge

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Where abouts near Sea World are you? I am on Westover Hills.

Welcome Madpenguin!
The falls at westover hills is the apartments i live in On the corner of dugas and military, an exit down from Rudy's on 151 (If heading away from 1604)
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Almost all engine parts look "good" until they fail. It's a BAD idea not to change the water pump when you do the timing belt. You probably won't do a belt again until well after 150k, and I bet you it won't "look" any different bolted to the front of the engine than it does now. Sometimes they leak and sometimes they grenade internally with no warning and you fry your engine or warp a head before you notice. DO THE WATER PUMP EVERY TIME YOU CHANGE THE TIMING BELT or can guarantee you'll pay to do it twice.

Other than cutting out the muffler and turning your otherwise nice Miata into a ricer cop-magnet, what are your other mod plan?
I plan on putting in a turbo but i need some advise on that kind of stuff. Also what is the advantage of having coil packs instead of plug wires? I saw a thread somewhere on how to change em.
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Howdy - I live in Windcrest just off IH35 and Walzem.
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Howdy - I live in Windcrest just off IH35 and Walzem.
dang your close im at 410 and perrin bittel
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If i were to do it for you, i would tell you to change the water pump. I am not sure about parts interchangeability, but if the one on my 95 (with a 99 SB in it) would work, i would just take yours and swap it for a fresh one, free of charge



The falls at westover hills is the apartments i live in On the corner of dugas and military, an exit down from Rudy's on 151 (If heading away from 1604)
ah its ok man. i bought my waterpump and belt last night and now im just waiting for the cam seals and valve gaskets to come in tomorrow.
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I plan on putting in a turbo but i need some advise on that kind of stuff. Also what is the advantage of having coil packs instead of plug wires? I saw a thread somewhere on how to change em.
For your turbo needs, just search and hang out. Try not to ask any questions until you've been here a few weeks... just reading and searching will answer almost any question you have way before posting a thread and asking a question will get you the answer. Read the sticky's and look through the USEFUL SAVED POSTS forum and read. In the end, budget/powergoal/skill will determine your setup.

In a week or two, when you've decided on the route you want to take, the budget you have, and how much work you personally can do, start another thread with a title like "Build questions" where you outline your plan and ask for advice... be specific with the parts you want to buy and why, how you've weighed the pro's and con's vs. other parts and let us tell you where we see room for improvement.

The advantage of coil-on-plug or COP over a wire is that the coil is directly mated to the spark plug... which promotes better energy transfer than running it down a long wire. Theoretically, you get a more powerful spark, which promotes better combustion and allows you to run a larger plug gap without blowout. Do a title search for the word COP or COPS and read up.
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