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Old 03-31-2014, 11:15 PM   #41
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Hey everyone,

I'm Mike. I'm a long time lurker, 1st (or 2nd) time poster.

I'm a 27-year-old engineer who works at a nuclear power plant. I live up in Syracuse, NY; and have owned my '99 NB for a little over 3 years.

I've done some mods to my NB (see sig), but I think the most interesting/uncommon thing I've done to my NB so far is install a projector retrofit in my headlights:

It has made my car much faster on back roads at night. I'm no longer afraid that a bear, child, or idiot who doesn't realize that daytime running lights aren't tail lights is going to suddenly appear in front of my car thanks to the NB1's horrible headlights.

My car has a BRP Supercharger on it, and that's what brings me to this forum. I'm a long time user of Miata.net, but I've decided to take the plunge and upgrade to miataturbo.net. I intend to setup a custom intercooler and want to get an MS3 up and running; there is a whole lot more knowledge of that here than there. Most of the SC people on that forum are using piggybacks (which my lurking shows you call AIDS here). Please help me cure my aids, MT.net.

Although this may all be moot because, apparently, winter isn't ending this year.

-Mike
Haaa, thought I was the only recent member to escape to this forum. At least I beat you to the swap from belt driven to exhaust driven compressor! Ordered my turbo setup late last week, along with clutch, radiator, and coolant re-route.

I didn't realize you were an operator at a civilian nuke plant, are you navy background? I spent 10 years as a nuclear reactor operator on submarines.

Good to see you over here

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Old 03-31-2014, 11:28 PM   #42
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I'd actually be interested in seeing that. Challenge accepted:




Just to add to the dyno sheets, here is mine from my M45 powered (until I get the new system in the mail) NB1

Looks like you go above 150 lb/ft earlier in the RPM's than I do, and have a flatter torque curve... but mine looks like my torque peak is a bit higher than yours.

I saw a dyno sheet from a turbo'ed car with the same setup I am getting... it makes 150 lb/ft by 3300 RPM, and has much higher peak torque and HP than either of our current setups.

What I am saying is: JOIN US!

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Old 04-01-2014, 12:29 PM   #43
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Haaa, thought I was the only recent member to escape to this forum. At least I beat you to the swap from belt driven to exhaust driven compressor! Ordered my turbo setup late last week, along with clutch, radiator, and coolant re-route.

I didn't realize you were an operator at a civilian nuke plant, are you navy background? I spent 10 years as a nuclear reactor operator on submarines.

Good to see you over here

Keith
Hey Keith!

I do have one recommendation for you, if you haven't already: Upgrade from the NB1 ignition coils to COPS before (or while) you do the reroute. Reasons:

-You have to remove the coilpack to do the reroute anyway, which is a pain
-When you inevitably have a leak on the rear head of your engine after rerouting, you'll have to pull the coilpack again
-Seeing where said leak is coming from is hard with the coilpack in the way
-The reroute requires you to cut and lengthen the three wires attached to the coolant temperature sensor. From looking at it, I think I could have skipped this step if I hadn't had the coilpack in the way (but I'm not 100% sure).
-The 99-00 coilpack sucks.

This was my experience with the M-tuned reroute, anyway; not sure which one you went for.


I'm actually not an operator; I'm an engineer here.
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Old 04-01-2014, 05:57 PM   #44
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Hmmmm.

I've never had a leak from my reroutes.

I've never had to cut/extend wires for my reroutes. Is that part of the M-Tuned instructions?

+1 on COPs.
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Old 04-01-2014, 08:03 PM   #45
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Hmmmm.

I've never had a leak from my reroutes.

I've never had to cut/extend wires for my reroutes. Is that part of the M-Tuned instructions?

+1 on COPs.

My reroute did not leak, but i've read plenty of horror stories. I had to extend one coolant temp wire for mine, as the sensor (for the dash, iirc) had to be relocated from the pass to the dr side on the back of the head.

+2 on COPs
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Old 04-01-2014, 10:14 PM   #46
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I have been thinking about a COP system. From what I understand most COP systems still fire two cylinders at a time like a wasted spark setup since the stock ECU is controlling... since I have the MS3 could I do a true one at a time firing setup with the COP systems that are available?

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I have been thinking about a COP system. From what I understand most COP systems still fire two cylinders at a time like a wasted spark setup since the stock ECU is controlling... since I have the MS3 could I do a true one at a time firing setup with the COP systems that are available?

Keith
Yeah, you can. Requires a little bit of wiring, though, since the stock wiring isn't set up for fully sequential.

On my reroute, the thermostat housing vibrated itself loose. Even though I tightened it with a massive pipe wrench and bench vise. The next time, I used silicone to lock it shut. I consider myself lucky to have an engine; that was a big leak.
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I've never had to cut/extend wires for my reroutes. Is that part of the M-Tuned instructions?
Yep, it instructs you to add 8 inches of wire. Now I've got a buttload of slack for no reason.
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I got aggressive and added a solid foot... let me tell you about Slack

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