noob here - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to   Members

Meet and Greet Say Hi. De-noob yourself.

LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-02-2009, 08:56 PM   #1
Junior Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Palm Harbor FL
Posts: 332
Total Cats: 4
Default noob here

hey guys i recently bought a 92 miata and while trying to find some info as to how much power these mazda motors can handle i stumbled upon this site.

sorry about my first post samnavy i got carried away reading that thread.
1slowna is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2009, 09:05 PM   #2
iTrader: (76)
18psi's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 36,186
Total Cats: 2,582

18psi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2009, 10:19 PM   #3
Elite Member
iTrader: (7)
samnavy's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 6,020
Total Cats: 175

Sweet dude, power handling and "what is the weak link" in the drivetrain are debated/discussed often around here. You'll find that a healthy BP motor will make 250whp forever. When you get in to the 275whp range and higher, longevity can be a factor on stock internals, but a good tune and heat management will go a long way to getting even 300whp BONE-STOCK motors to last awhile.

5spd trannys are suspect at 300whp, 6spds at 400whp.

7" Differentials (from 94+ cars) are good into the 350whp range daily driven, but can be broken with slicks at under 250whp.

Stock internals, the rods go first, then the pistons, then typically exhaust valves if you're not cooling things properly. Head-gaskets typically only fail due to age. Oil pump gears are suspect at 300whp due to crank flex.

These are the basics... you'll get the rest if you hang around a week or two.
samnavy is offline   Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
96 montego blue nOOb from Milwaukee Squiblez Meet and Greet 1 09-23-2015 02:50 AM
VE analyze and Autotune seems funny (noob) TorqueZombie MEGAsquirt 64 09-18-2015 06:03 PM
Mystery Engine Trouble. Halp,! vehicular General Miata Chat 12 09-14-2015 04:17 PM
Compression test results Colipto General Miata Chat 3 09-11-2015 02:44 PM
timing marks don't match crank pulley gfeeley Engine Performance 10 09-04-2015 06:36 PM

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:15 PM.