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aMaff

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That VC is super pimp :D

There is a lot of oil on the tranny housing, so I am not completely sure where that is all coming from.

Unsolicited advice guy here:

If it's all over the top, it's either your valve cover gasket or the Cam Angle Sensor O-ring. The CAS O-rings are a super common failure point.

If it's under the car on the trans, it's probably your rear main seal, which you'll want to change while you have the trans out regardless if it's got unknown mileage.
 

chuyler1

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What he said. I replaced my CAS seal during the rebuild. I reused some oil filter pedestal o-rings and regretted it...as they spewed oil over the side of the engine. Replace every consumable part you can get your hands on, that seems to be what Im learning the hard way with both the Rx7 and the mr2.

Speaking of which, the hose replacement task has turned into a bit of a nightmare on the MR2. One bleeder screw made of plastic melted to its housing. Two hardlines crumbled when I tried to remove the hoses, and the hose kit didnt come with radiator hoses...stupid Chinese kit sells everything in the engine bay as one kit and the two up front as another. Im not waiting until May to get two silicone hoses so I ordered rubber ones from Rock Auto.

The kit also didnt include heater core hoses. Im on the fence about replacing them now. Everything I touch crumbles and i dont want to pull apart the dash when i accidentally rip the fitting off the heater core or something. I think I will leave those for another day.

Fused bleed valve



Non original part that replaced a part of the heater bypass pipe which had rotted. The rest crumbled when I tried to remove this bit of hose.



None of the hose clamps were cooperating with me.

 

CTt3P5

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Just when I think that RX-7 bay can't get any sexier, he drops that last photo on us! :)

And that VC is pure sex Kyle!

Good to know about the torque wrench Bruce.

So how many four letter words were uttered Chris? I know you are working during the day now but have a feeling your neighbor may have called in a noise disturbance after the MR2 fiasco.
 

chuyler1

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Hah hah! There were definitely some expletives uttered for sure! Looks like the MR2 will be on jack stands for the next two weeks while we wait for parts to come in. Might use that time to rebuild the distributor and fix the valve cover leaks. I have parts to do the water pump and timing belt too...if I get ambitious.

I took the Rx7 for another drive at lunch. Needs work, but is going to be fun once its dialed in. I scheduled some dyno time at Flat Out Motorsports in Mendon. They have a load based hub dyno that should make it easier to road tune.
 
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03 p5 92 miata
That VC is super pimp :D




Unsolicited advice guy here:

If it's all over the top, it's either your valve cover gasket or the Cam Angle Sensor O-ring. The CAS O-rings are a super common failure point.

If it's under the car on the trans, it's probably your rear main seal, which you'll want to change while you have the trans out regardless if it's got unknown mileage.
I did replace the CAS o-ring a few years ago, but there is a fair amount of oil around it so maybe it already failed, again. Or I just got a bad o-ring to begin with. Ill have to find another and replace it again.

New rear main seal to go in within the month when I pull the tranny to put the new clutch in, along with tranny input and output seals.
 

Reitrof

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2008 Miata PRHT; 2018 3
Needed new summer tires for the Focus. Trying to do it on the cheap. 15" are cheaper than 16" so went to Kijiji, our version of Craigs List, and scored 15" Ford Al rims and almost new tires for $250. Guy also threw in new front brake pads.

Still trying to score a set of used 17x9 rims, with or with tires, but it's proving to be difficult to find the correct offset and someone selling them close to the border. A set came up for sale this week on Miata.net but in SC.

Mia is still in storage, snow is still around the shed and I can't or don't want to bring it out yet. Racing starts in May.
 

chuyler1

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I had to get some tires that were acceptable in the rain for the Rx7. Decided on Vredestein Sprint Classics. They are mis-classed on TireRack as a street tire, but drivers have been using them as vintage race tires. Not a lot of options in 13 so I figured I would give them a try. These will go on the stock rims. I still have a few track days left on the 15 Nittos but there is basically no tread left.

Oh, and its official. Im heading to N.C for Deals Gap Rotary Rally the first weekend in May. Tail of the Dragon baby! Assuming the Rx7 is tuned and ready, I will be driving it down. If not, guess Ill take the REPU.

 

bazooka joe

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I had to get some tires that were acceptable in the rain for the Rx7. Decided on Vredestein Sprint Classics. They are mis-classed on TireRack as a street tire, but drivers have been using them as vintage race tires. Not a lot of options in 13 so I figured I would give them a try. These will go on the stock rims. I still have a few track days left on the 15 Nittos but there is basically no tread left.

Oh, and its official. Im heading to N.C for Deals Gap Rotary Rally the first weekend in May. Tail of the Dragon baby! Assuming the Rx7 is tuned and ready, I will be driving it down. If not, guess Ill take the REPU.

Nice to have rotary options! Enjoy the dragon.....Ill be out that way this weekend, little get away...heading back home may first.
 

aMaff

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Nice to have rotary options! Enjoy the dragon.....Ill be out that way this weekend, little get away...heading back home may first.
Are you down in NC now? If so, come down to the Hill Climb in August!
 

chuyler1

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Im at the point where I was with the truck now. Starts up, idles fine, cruises fine, but transient throttle sucks and it stalls coming to a stop.

Im scheduled to drop it off for a tune on Tuesday so I think its as good as I can get it.

 

bazooka joe

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Are you down in NC now? If so, come down to the Hill Climb in August!
Yes, going back to MA first of May...Ya, I might....youll have the car up and running by then?
 
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bazooka joe

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Just drove this section of the blue ridge parkway yesterday.....in a cx-5....FAIL

 

bazooka joe

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New topic, thinking of driving out to Laguna Seca for Miata Reunion in Oct. going to take 10 days +-....Kinda a bucket list trip for me....looking for anyone that would like to join me. You could ride with me too, but youll have to pack light! [emoji6]We can share hotel expenses so it becomes a lot cheaper....anyway lmk if you might like to take a cross country trip!
https://www.miatasatmazdaraceway.com/
 
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New topic, thinking of driving out to Laguna Seca for Miata Reunion in Oct. going to take 10 days +-....Kinda a bucket list trip for me....looking for anyone that would like to join me. You could ride with me too, but you*ll have to pack light! [emoji6]We can share hotel expenses so it becomes a lot cheaper....anyway lmk if you might like to take a cross country trip!
https://www.miatasatmazdaraceway.com/
I'd so love to do this trip but I just can't devote that much time off from work, considering how much time will be spent driving the midwest! I should be seeing you in CA though since my plan now is to fly out to a friends place and come down in his miata to Laguna Seca.
 

chuyler1

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Heres a fun video, Id suggest watching the whole series but this one stands alone. Preface: Rob is putting a 13b-rew into a corvette and plans to sneak into LS Fest, a car meet for corvettes and people swapping LS motors into other chassis. He wants to make sure he isnt recognized and kicked out.


https://youtu.be/Q9b1_8tXlT0
 

bazooka joe

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Heres a fun video, Id suggest watching the whole series but this one stands alone. Preface: Rob is putting a 13b-rew into a corvette and plans to sneak into LS Fest, a car meet for corvettes and people swapping LS motors into other chassis. He wants to make sure he isnt recognized and kicked out.


https://youtu.be/Q9b1_8tXlT0
How many ts did you buy? [emoji6]
 

bazooka joe

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I'd so love to do this trip but I just can't devote that much time off from work, considering how much time will be spent driving the midwest! I should be seeing you in CA though since my plan now is to fly out to a friends place and come down in his miata to Laguna Seca.
Thats what Robin wants me to do, fly out, but then no Miata, kind of not what its all about
 

Reitrof

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I'd love to go but probably can't swing it. Mary wants to go to Ireland this fall.

I thought the CX-5 wouldn't be too bad on that road, was it really a fail?

Mia is still in storage and probably not coming out till I race in May.
 

bazooka joe

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[emoji3525], oh well, the cx5 would have been fine, but robin thinks were going to tip over, so 25mph [emoji17].
Returning to MA next Tuesday so top down time time, finally!!!!
 

bazooka joe

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[emoji3525], oh well, the cx5 would have been fine, but robin thinks were going to tip over, so 25mph [emoji17].
Returning to MA next Tuesday so top down time time, finally!!!!
So I looked into a rental [emoji15]

I think its cheaper to drive my car out, and have more fun!
 

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