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Old 07-26-2013, 12:14 AM   #1
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Hey guys so I'm installing the base Greddy kit on my 93 1.6 Miata and had a couple questions.

The kit I got used and it didn't come with any studs or hardware for connecting the bottom of the Greddy downpipe to the stock triangle flange, and so I went and bought some bolts but the lock nuts are super hard to get tightened and so I'm curious if anyone has suggestions for what to use? Are there some studs I can source locally for the time being? 3-4 weeks from now I'll be installing a Turbo Tony downpipe and Begi 2.5 exhaust so I'm mostly just trying to get it back on the road for a few weeks.

Second does anyone have any pictures of the exact places the Vortech fuel pressure regulator connects to? Also how is it mounted to the firewall? There is one really small hole in the firewall I see but the mounting plate has two holes so I'm a little lost there. Don't wanna randomly start drilling if I don't have to.
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fpr should be attached to the garbage because you should be running a MS.
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Yeah that's on the list but unfortunately it'll be 4 weeks till I have my exhaust with a bung for a wideband and what not. Only bought the car a month ago as well. Winter will be here soon too so I just wanna have some fun for a month or so.
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Trust me, that's a bad idea. Been there, done that. What you describe is the exact recipe for blowing up your engine or breaking parts. Be patient, do it right the first time. I know how tempting it can be, especially when you are so close to being boosted but you really should wait until you can do it right.
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Why type of lock nuts did you get? If they're difficult to thread, they're either nylon locknuts that should be snug during the first tightening, or they're the wrong thread. Either way you bought wrong nuts.
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Why type of lock nuts did you get? If they're difficult to thread, they're either nylon locknuts that should be snug during the first tightening, or they're the wrong thread. Either way you bought wrong nuts.
Thanks much. I am not sure honestly, it takes me holding a wrench and a ratchet in the other hand to tighten them. I'll head back to the store tomorrow and get different ones along with shorter bolts. What is the exact name of the ones I need?

Anyone know how the fuel pressure regulator mounts up?

Edit: a quick Google and I definitely got Nylon ones. Will go get different ones tomorrow and use lock washers.
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Open up the wastegate and baby it until you can get a properly running MS so you dont waste any time on the shitty fpr.
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2 seconds on google.



Now go blow up your car.
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Open up the wastegate and baby it until you can get a properly running MS.
That is the plan. I'm not going to run more than 5 psi until I get it intercooled and Megasquirt and get the crappy Greddy downpipe taken off and full exhaust done. Just going in incremental steps which is nice for learning as well. Gonna need a new clutch and wider wheels and tires etc. etc. just can't do it all at once.
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What makes u think that 5 psi is ok to run on a shitty fuel system?

Dont forget to report with the blown motor pics.
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2 seconds on google.



Now go blow up your car.
Thanks.
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#1 best proven route
MS first.
Supporting mods (fuel/clutch/etc..)
Then turbo.

But do what want, your car. If you can't work google images then Tunerstudio might be above your level.
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#1 best proven route
MS first.
Supporting mods (fuel/clutch/etc..)
Then turbo.

But do what want, your car. If you can't work google images then Tunerstudio might be above your level.
Thanks for that.
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How many times have we heard this story before? "I'm just gonna run 5 psi until I herpity derp derp."

And how many times do the partout threads show up shortly after?



Good luck on blowing your **** up before you get all the right parts. Maybe you can sell them for a new motor.
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Thanks for that.
Harsh truth of reality I guess. I mean we tell people over and over here to do things a certain way for a reason. Many many people before you have gone the route you are about to take and many have had the same result.

Sure you may get lucky and everything works out. But why risk it for a month or two of fun?

We are blunt here because we expect things to be done right. There is a time and a place for saving money and going the cheapo route. Engine management is not that time. And anyways, a MS isn't *that* expensive.
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I like the fact that the OP will not be running a wideband for the month he'll be running the fpr.
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I like the fact that the OP will not be running a wideband for the month he'll be running the fpr.
I wouldn't want to see my AFR if I was running an FPR either.
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OP, can I have your valve cover? You won't be needing it in a few weeks.
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Well then according to everyone I will keep it on jackstands for the next 2 months. See ya then.
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I know it sounds shitty, but 2 months on jackstands now is better than a blown motor. My 92 was up on stands for almost an entire year while I got my **** together, but now it's fast AND reliable.
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