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Old 05-26-2012, 07:20 PM   #1
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Default New from texas, new old very tampered with miata! HELP...

Well my girlfriend bought a 1990 miata the other day, from the outside looks nice, carbon fiber hood, conservative body kit, and its turbo'd.

But upon looking at the car further I am starting to see alot of bothering things about the car. It has an old Airesearch turbo welded straight to a downpipe that is welded all the way to the muffler! No air filter on intake which was sitting open behind the radiator, and a very shoddy array of random pieces to get to the FMIC. Many plugs not connected etc. Sry not trying to drone on here but thats the deal. Its almost difinitly not tuned for any of that mess.

I am hoping to find some patient, skilled people here to help me through this mess and assist me in being able to make informed decisions. I am not a certified mechanic but I know quite alot and work on cars regularly, I am also very familiar with turbo setups as i have been building up a wrx for the past 3 years.

Any quick tips or threads you can think of that might help me get a start on some of these issues would be greatly appreciated.

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Rob
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first and foremost:

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Yes, numerous detailed pics would be very helpful.
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Old 05-30-2012, 05:10 PM   #7
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Welcome.
I to am from central Texas (Austin), what part do you live in.
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If not in this order, please treat him like Min. Pictures needed within 2 days or else...
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Old 07-05-2012, 03:09 AM   #9
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Ok. So ive got horrible internet. I cant load any pics. Tried for 5 days and im done!! I really need someone to throw me a bone on this one.
As crazy as it sounds if anyone is willing to message me a cell number so i can get some knowledgeable person to look at these pics it would be greatly appreciated. Yes i know, im desperate. Also if anyone is in the 512 area please let me know. Id really like to pick your brain and hopefully get someone to get their eyes on this car. I'm beginning to feel at a loss here. Please help!
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Yes, what city, I live in Austin, and might be able to help.
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Im just outside of east austin towards bastrop. Just past the Austin Bergstrom Airport.
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howdy, corpus christi here
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It's not really a matter of us throwing you a bone... You've sorta described what's going on, but we need to know what we're dealing with here. Do you have a smartphone? If you'd like, email the pictures to me directly from your phone and I'll post them for you. edwindanielmay 86 at gmail dot com
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You have to host the pics on a site such as photobucket. Then take the link from there and paste it to your reply here.

Disconnect the waste gate now, add air filter now.

Does it have a check engine light?
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I'm sure he appreciates the help guys, but OP hasn't logged in for 5 months now.
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dammit, mr Chum from corpus christi is trying to spam to get his post count up so he's grave digging old threads. Ban.
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Photobucket: because go advanced > manage attachments > upload new image, is too hard.
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dammit, mr Chum from corpus christi is trying to spam to get his post count up so he's grave digging old threads. Ban.
man i swear there are dooshbags on this site dont see how u get new people. u mr turbo seriously
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