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Old 10-01-2008, 01:05 PM   #101
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Try to beat our record....with the car jacked up, and everything in place (meaning fluids and exhaust and driveshaft.) It took us (us being two guys) approximately 2 hours from start to finish (still on jack stands, all fluids and parts replaced). This was of course after the 3rd time I had to drop it in a week...
HA. Its my first time and i'll be doing most of it myself. Paul will stop by to help me get it off the car and back on.

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I have a decent writeup on m.net. If you want, I'll get it for you. It's pretty stress free if you follow my instructions.

Oh yeah, and go with ACT.
Link me please.

I have read through many write ups, but it could never hurt to read another. You may have something someone else missed.
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Old 10-02-2008, 09:01 AM   #102
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You don't need to drain tranny. Seal the back of the trans with a rubber glove and duct tape.
It'll still leak out of the speedo gear hole. If it's what came in it from the factory you should want to go ahead and change it while youre there.
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Old 10-02-2008, 10:11 AM   #103
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not if you keep the gear in place and unscrew the cable...
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Old 10-02-2008, 02:03 PM   #104
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Well im 491 dollars poorer.

Why the hell is this friggin thing so expensive. Is it made of gold?

On another topic.

Should I stick with Mobil 1 syn gear oil in the trans or go scavenge for some Redline.
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not if you keep the gear in place and unscrew the cable...
Yup.
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Old 10-03-2008, 10:13 AM   #106
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Can anyone recommend a cheap torque wrench?

Preferably something I can get locally, like at Sears.
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Has anyone gone with the mazdaspeed miata clutch?
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not here, FM liked them enough to design their new clutch after them...that's another option.
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Has anyone gone with the mazdaspeed miata clutch?
Mark,do you need a new clutch already?
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Mark,do you need a new clutch already?
no, not yet, but i had heard before that this was a good alternative. not sure what its rated at. pedal feel is great.
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no, not yet, but i had heard before that this was a good alternative. not sure what its rated at. pedal feel is great.
I "heard" the OEM mazdaspeed clutch is rated for 260-280 hp.

If the mazdaspeed clutch costs as much or close to the price of a ACT clutch,get the ACT clutch.

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I "heard" the OEM mazdaspeed clutch is rated for 260-280 hp.

If the mazdaspeed clutch costs as much or close to the price of a ACT clutch,get the ACT clutch.
quality of ACT >> better pedal feel of mazdaspeed?
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quality of ACT >> better pedal feel of mazdaspeed?
You can get the ACT HD which has the same pedal feel as stock.
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At what point does the engine rock forward, when the trans comes off or when the ppf and driveshaft are removed?

To be honest, i dont remember seeing transmission mounts.

Is it safe to use the oil pan to hold the engine from rocking forward?
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I didn't use anything to support the engine.
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Thanks dude.
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would installing a clutch while running higher hp affect the break-in?

debating on getting clutch/fw before or after boost, considering my clutch has just over 8k mi on it
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At what point does the engine rock forward, when the trans comes off or when the ppf and driveshaft are removed?

To be honest, i dont remember seeing transmission mounts.

Is it safe to use the oil pan to hold the engine from rocking forward?
there are no transmission mounts. it rocks forward when you take the transmission out. you can (and should) use the oil pan as a place to jack the engine up.
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there are no transmission mounts. it rocks forward when you take the transmission out. you can (and should) use the oil pan as a place to jack the engine up.
Thought it was the weight.

Ill put the factory jack under it to hold it.

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Heres a dumb question.

Is the transmission secured with studs, or bolts?

Why I ask, once unbolted does it just fall off or does it remain in place until you tug on it?

Kinda dont want surprises so I'm asking otherwise obvious questions.
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It can't drop straight down if that is what you mean because the trans input shaft is still in the clutch disk. You have to pull the trans towards the rear of the car to 'unstab' the input shaft from clutch disk before the trans can drop.
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