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Posted By sometorque

You'll need at least 350whp if you plan on making...

You'll need at least 350whp if you plan on making it all the way into Area 51.
07-02-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 62
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Posted By sometorque

I keep my annual car-related expenses to about...

I keep my annual car-related expenses to about 5-7% of my annual income. This includes maintenance and modding. Luckily my IS300 and the wife's Fit are both pretty bulletproof so the MSM probably...
06-28-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 27,293
Posted By sometorque

No kidding, i didn't know that. Mine had about...

No kidding, i didn't know that. Mine had about 90k and the motor was perfectly fine. The DCT transmission however...
06-28-2019, 02:38 PM
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Posted By sometorque

Good looking car and lol @ 3 of us owning 135i's...

Good looking car and lol @ 3 of us owning 135i's and dumping them.
06-28-2019, 02:36 PM
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Posted By sometorque

Shit really? That's odd for such a low mileage...

Shit really? That's odd for such a low mileage n55 to have rod knock. Those motors are pretty stout. Either way, glad you got out of that mess before it got worse.
06-26-2019, 08:00 PM
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Posted By sometorque

my 135i was a giant pain in the ass too. I had...

my 135i was a giant pain in the ass too. I had all sorts of issues with the DCT gearbox randomly throwing an overheating fault, even when the sensors were reading normal temps. Traded the car in and...
Forum: WTB
06-25-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 714
Posted By sometorque

Budget? I'm up in Boca and I'm not immediately...

Budget? I'm up in Boca and I'm not immediately looking to part with mine, but have considered it to finance another house purchase.
06-21-2019, 03:07 PM
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Views: 1,631
Posted By sometorque

Fits. Done it myself at 4.25f/4.5r pinch weld...

Fits. Done it myself at 4.25f/4.5r pinch weld height and a hair more camber than 949's dual duty alignment specs but not as aggressive as their race alignment specs. I didn't initially roll the...
06-19-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,990
Posted By sometorque

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.miataturbo.net-vb...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.miataturbo.net-vbulletin/300x168/giphy_3439a3b5330ccd46c01da4c6d2e08d9a1d62a7b6.gif
06-16-2019, 12:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,160
Posted By sometorque

Awesome. Thanks for the quick response. Seems...

Awesome. Thanks for the quick response. Seems pretty normal from other pics I've seen, but just struck me as odd
06-15-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,160
Posted By sometorque

Upper control arm bushing question

Hey guys, going to ask a stupid question here. Was just under the car checking something completely unrelated and happened to notice something. There seems to be a minor gap between the upper control...
Forum: WTB
06-13-2019, 03:54 PM
06-07-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,533
Posted By sometorque

This is my dilemma. My daily and the miata are...

This is my dilemma. My daily and the miata are both manual, but most of my driving is stop and go highway. While i love my 5spd IS300 dearly, my next car will probably be auto. Fun with the manual...
Forum: Race Prep
06-03-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 870
Views: 275,780
Posted By sometorque

In theory, ducting should also help with air...

In theory, ducting should also help with air hitting the AC condenser and thus help AC performance correct?
05-11-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,388
Posted By sometorque

Thanks for the feedback. It's always idled around...

Thanks for the feedback. It's always idled around 220f with the AC blasting in ambient temps of 85+ even before the intercooler install. Doing a bit of searching around online seems to lend itself to...
05-09-2019, 09:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,145
Posted By sometorque

Fuck, I wish someone would have told me this 14...

Fuck, I wish someone would have told me this 14 years ago when I was tearing apart a perfectly good k24.

OP, read this and then read it again.
05-09-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,388
Posted By sometorque

I found your thread on your experience with that...

I found your thread on your experience with that setup in digging around here. Seems like my situation is exactly the opposite. I drove the car 30 miles south to work today and the car held right at...
05-09-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,388
Posted By sometorque

General consensus around various other MSM owners...

General consensus around various other MSM owners seems to be that it's on the higher end of normal, but still normal for an 100% stock cooling system. I'm sure there's some variance between cars as...
05-09-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,388
Posted By sometorque

Hard to tell if fans are off cruising on the...

Hard to tell if fans are off cruising on the highway but yeah, they should be off unless I have the AC on. The car holds tstat temp or very close to when on the highway or anytime i'm basically...
05-09-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,388
Posted By sometorque

Thanks. Yep, this is what I've seen from reading...

Thanks. Yep, this is what I've seen from reading around online so no surprises there. The MSM is somewhat of an odd bird however with it's fan set up and the IC pipes getting in the way of stuff,...
05-09-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,388
Posted By sometorque

I thought that too initially, so i drained and...

I thought that too initially, so i drained and refilled with a 70/30 mix and a bit of water wetter. Burped the system (parked car on a steep incline nose up and let it idle with the rad cap off until...
05-09-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,388
Posted By sometorque

Was hoping you'd chime in here, Thanks. I've...

Was hoping you'd chime in here, Thanks. I've specifically searched around here using your name as a filter since i know this is your domain. This site is a treasure trove of information, although...
05-09-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,388
Posted By sometorque

No reroute. That's another thing i just started...

No reroute. That's another thing i just started researching this morning. Seems "internet lore" is no reroute on the MSM unless you swap to the 94-00 HG but now starting to go down that research...
05-08-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,388
Posted By sometorque

Just to update, the car is still running hot in...

Just to update, the car is still running hot in stop and go traffic in 90+ degree weather. Car hit 225f the other day cruising around town, but going distilled water/splash of coolant and water...
Forum: Race Prep
05-01-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 870
Views: 275,780
Posted By sometorque

a 3 year old post just answered a nagging...

a 3 year old post just answered a nagging question of mine. My MSM also has this gap and when looking at it yesterday, the gears started turning about this potentially being a relatively simple thing...
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