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Old 07-28-2010, 04:39 PM   #1
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Default New 01 Miata Turbo owner in Texas

Howdy!
My name is Cory and I am the new owner of a 2001 Miata in silver with a Flyin Miata turbo kit. I just picked it up this weekend and I love it.

Its fairly modified already with:
AVO turbo kit with Link piggyback system
Enthuza exhaust
Greddy blow off valve
Tein springs
Red leather seats, carpet and shift boot
Chrome roll bar

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Im really loving this new car !

Its giving me lots of projects too, lots of little things to fix, and work on !

On the drive home, over 60 mph the car would overheat, but in lower speeds it never ran hot. After checking to make sure the fans came on (they did)
I checked hoses (they looked ok) and then popped the radiator cap. The fluid was BRIGHT green, it seemed as if the previous owner had put in 100% antifreeze in the system not mixing in any water.
So, after draiing out half the coolant and putting in water, it ran smoothly and never ran hot again !

work ive done so far
- removed the greddy profec b that was installed, but not connnected to wastegate
- cleaned up some of the wiring/relays that were loose in the engine bay
- reinstalled the clutch reservoir that wasnt secured to the frame (tight fit due to intercooler piping)
- removed cheesy headlight covers and polished headlights to remove hazing
- removed loose air intake system, cleaned filter and tightened it back on
- changed oil with mobil 1 high mileage oil

Ive ordered:
new floor mats
new Garage Vary front lip
replacement interior OEM plastic pieces

Plans for future
- make new air itnake that actually uses the air temp sensor (currently hanging off the side)
- repair slight crack in turbo manifold and possibly get the downpipe and manifold ceramic coated
- fix minor exhaust leaks
- possibly put on coilovers
- get wheels powdercoated gray isntead of white
- fix misc electric problems like headlight connector thats burnt
- replace narrowband air/fuel gauge with real wideband
- replace boost gauge with new backlit boost gauge
- replace red leather seats with black oem cloth seats
- tighten down vacuum lines, replace worm gear clamps with t bolt clamps
- replace coolant hoses

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Old 07-28-2010, 04:42 PM   #2
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What part of Texas?
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Welcome to the boards. I wish my overheating issue was that simple of a fix.
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Old 07-28-2010, 05:50 PM   #4
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Bryce - bought the car in Killeen Tx. I live and drive in Houston Texas.

Ravnyx - Thanks. It was pretty scary driving the car overheating on the freeway. Had me worried I might not make it home! Im glad it was such an easy fix as well.
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RavynX - Thanks. It was pretty scary driving the car overheating on the freeway. Had me worried I might not make it home! Im glad it was such an easy fix as well.
haha, you know it. I drove mine from Washington State to Texas and it didn't start overheating until I had the AC full blast in the Arizona heat. It was not fun driving with the heaters on full blast for the last day and a half.

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So what part of Houston? The Houston Miata Club is having a little get together tonight at Casa Ole on 290 and 34th at 7pm. You should come.
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Ill be there !

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So what part of Houston? The Houston Miata Club is having a little get together tonight at Casa Ole on 290 and 34th at 7pm. You should come.

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hey another silver 01 in tejas hehe
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Welcome fellow Houstonian!
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I was under the impression that I had a Flyin Miata turbo kit, it actually looks like Ive got a AVO turbo kit according to Stan.

Thanks for helping me identify it Stan.

Good meeting everyone tonight at the Miatas of Houston meet.
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Welcome aboard, who is modernceo?
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nice meeting you tonight.

here is the info http://www.avoturboworld.com/news/miata_a4_small.pdf

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is modernceo your SN on H-I??? maybe there is where I heard of your shop before.
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Welcome aboard, who is modernceo?
Theres no mention of modernceo anywhere in this thread, where is this coming from?


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is modernceo your SN on H-I??? maybe there is where I heard of your shop before.
Correct.

Thanks for posting the link to more details on the AVO kit!
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not a problem.

And that was a fraction of the cars you will see at a regular meet. www.houstonmiataclub.com
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Nice meeting you!
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Theres no mention of modernceo anywhere in this thread, where is this coming from?
Your computer signed onto this forum under both names...........
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Your computer signed onto this forum under both names...........
Hehe. Ok.
Was just wondering where that came from. I browsed with my other screen name but never posted, and decided to start posting under this screename.
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Cory, as you can tell some of us take the turbo part to heart. Nice to meet you see ya around. David
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