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Old 12-19-2013, 06:54 PM   #1
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HI, I am very ne to the import scene I am an offroad guy who stumbled on a turbo Miata that my wife had to had. its a 95 M edition with 90k from California. BEGI 2554 turbo kit, frog arms, kyb coil overs and it goes on. I am in need of a new turbo and knowledge on the car itself. I now apologize for my ignorance and hope to hear your feed back thanks
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Well if it's Cali, you're gonna have to decide if you would rather try to stick with the CARB bandaids or go to a standalone where you'd have to revert to stock to get it smogged. There are plenty of arguments about the pros and cons of each, that's probably where I'd start. I assume you've got either an RRFPR or some p-p-p-p-powercards.
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Old 12-19-2013, 07:03 PM   #3
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It already has 440cc injectors with the Xede Engine Controller. In NH I do not need to get it smogged due to its older than 1996 and OBD1. what are your thoughts
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Ah, I was confused by the 'from California' part. I don't know anything about the Xede. That could be a good thing because not many are complaining about them, or a bad thing because nobody uses them anymore. Can't tell you which unfortunately.
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Old 12-19-2013, 07:13 PM   #5
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yeah I was meaning about the cleanliness of the car, very clean. as for the management like I said I have no clue about imports and I will find out if it is good or not.....hopefully with help from here
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I've never had great success with the search function, try googling 'site:miataturbo.net <search terms here>'
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Get some thorough pictures of the entire setup and post them in this thread so that we can help.
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Old 12-19-2013, 08:48 PM   #8
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I will try to get some up tomorrow. mind you I dragged it home in a snow storm so it is dirty. thanks for the search heads up. the owner I bought it from said it was making 220 rwh. we will see thank you guys
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the day I picked it up. I will get some more detailed pics up of the engine bay, interior, ect....I wish I could show the amount of play in the turbo....is it suppose to move laterally 3/4"????Nope I don't think so.
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Old 12-22-2013, 12:33 PM   #11
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Oh and I paid $500. for the car
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Old 12-22-2013, 11:06 PM   #15
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thanks... so far it seams like a tight knit group....cult grouping and I like it
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so not knowing what the motor sounds like and the turbo being junk I dismantled the turbo, took an old pan and cut out the bottom to block off the opening of the turbo so I can atleast hear it run. I have to pick up a woodruff for the crank tomorrow mournig and our the old timing belt on to fire it. I would rather spend a few bucks before spending the money on a new belt, water pump and turbo.


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LOL, the oil feed connected to the drain is awesome.
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Don't forget to reinstall the valvecover.

That is, assuming there's oil in the engine.
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