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Old 11-26-2015, 10:48 AM   #1
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Default My 1991 Mazda Mx5 1.6T

Hi guys this is my mazda mx5 1.6, i'm here to get a little help on changing the turbo for my mx5 discovering that the one on it now is a eBay one aghhh!
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Old 11-26-2015, 04:16 PM   #2
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white VC, pink brackets n ****, gay radiator, stock AFM(aidz?), 205s and flares bro, and youre worried about the churbo? lol

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Can't get a good look at the mani. if its cast you are if its welded you fucked.
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you have MUCH bigger problems than just an ebay churbo
MUCH MUCH bigger
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but what are these MUCH bigger problems that you guys can see? also the manifold is a custom one i have receipts etc defiantly not a cheap custom manifold

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Uugh!
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Obviously im going to be changing a lot, i have only just picked it up, but what are these MUCH bigger problems that you guys can see? also the manifold is a custom one i have receipts etc defiantly not a cheap custom manifold
Aidz and stupid radiator would be a start.
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The things that people are concerned about include the fact that it is not running an aftermarket computer to control fuel and spark and it is using a strange radiator that appears to be much smaller than stock when the stock radiators tend to have overheating problems. The air fuel meter is an obstruction to your intake and can be done away with once you get a proper computer to control the engine. There is nothing wrong with most of the eBay turbos so don't worry about it. You do not have a coolant re route which can be a problem if running for extended periods in boost because the back cylinders get much hotter than the front ones and detonation occurs. I will have to stop typing to look at your pictures again, but you get the point.

Edit: the shock tower brace is a non functional item and is simply there for looks in this case. You will do well to remove it and sell it to another enthusiast. The 0 offset wheels are great for having the car appear to be wider than it is but they make the car handle much worse and handling is one of the things that make these cars special. The car will actually corner much more poorly with 0 offset wheels then if it had the same width wheels tucked closer to the frame.
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The aidz being referred to above by Sean is the fuel management strategy that does not employ and actual aftermarket computer to control fuel and spark. What you are running is called band aids or AIDS commonly on this board because it is a bad thing to have.

On the good side, if you have a custom built manifold built by a competent individual and an eBay Turbo then that part will likely be okay.
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Thank you for the help sixshooter, i appreciate it, also it is running a Greddy Emanage ECU

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Emanage is fine. It's old school, but then again, your car is a 91. Run it. It'll do everything you need it to do.
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Emanage is fine. It's old school, but then again, your car is a 91. Run it. It'll do everything you need it to do.
it is already running it, is there something on this that shouldn't be if i have a emanage ecu already running with a map?
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Will the emanage run with a map sensor or even alpha-n so he can delete the AFM?

I have to say, the car is clean and does appeal to me in some strange way, although i havnt figured out how. Maybe its because we both spell our names correctly instead of like a faggit.
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Will the emanage run with a map sensor or even alpha-n so he can delete the AFM?

I have to say, the car is clean and does appeal to me in some strange way, although i havnt figured out how. Maybe its because we both spell our names correctly instead of like a faggit.
Yes. JoeP has an old writeup.
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