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Posted 05 June 2013 - 09:21 PM
Posted 06 June 2013 - 12:19 PM
Yes, yes and YES!
Big plans for this little car, just working on making sure everything is running 100% first (Got a small problem with fuel mixture and idling) but after I done that I got lots and lots to do!
Looking at getting a set of Rota Grid/Drift soon, top-speed pro-1 exhaust from the US, going to modify the airbox intake to run a cold feed into the box instead of buying a new system, looking at getting new seats also.. not fussy on seats, just want something that'll hold me better. Also looking for a proper roll bar for the back (which are actually really expensive ) and may possibly look at coilovers. Also between then I'll be tinkering with and thinking of LOTS of new things.
For this year I plan to do these little things to the car but by next year I'll be going down the turbo route
Any ideas you think would be good mods?
Posted 06 June 2013 - 06:34 PM
1991 1.6 Mazda Mx5 - Ducati Red!
Current Spec: CarbonMiata CF headlight covers, CDF vernier cam wheels, 1.8 brake upgrade, Pipercross induction kit, front & rear IL motorsport lower braces, TR Lane TD rollbar & harness bar, IL motorsport suspension bushes, VMAXX classic adjustable coilovers, Polybush ARB's - ARBlinks - diff bushes & P/S rack bushes, 4-1 stainless steel exhaust manifold, custom de-cat with a Cobalt catback, HEL Performance braided brake hoses & clutch hose, ARC magic chamber, Cobra monaco pro bucket seats & harnesses, Gotta dash fascia & RevLimiter custom Warbirds, Sportdrive Chassis Frame Rails, Jass Performance low pro's & Brake stopper bracket
The Mx5...! So far...!
Posted 06 June 2013 - 09:51 PM
Posted 08 January 2014 - 07:39 PM
I want to be able to keep a log up-to-date of what I've been doing or plan to do
Little history between then and now;
- Failed MOT (Basically due to exhaust blowing and ball joint)
- Fixed him and flew through MOT
- Steering rack needed replaced (Pocket said "ouch")
- Replaced oem 14" wheels with 15" wedssport's and gave them a nice refurb
- Fitted K&N cone filter
- Chucked the spare wheel for a can of foam
- Replaced TB to try and chase down idle issue (didn't work)
- Replaced Water Temp Sensor to try to fix starting issue when warm (didn't work)
- Fitted new Momo steering wheel
- Fitted drift button
- Fitted a Sparco racing seat
- Fitted de-cat
- Got a custom cat-back built by ProSpeedexhausts in Cardiff
- Undersealed for winter myself with a can (which worked wonders)
...and probably a load of other shit I cannot remember..
Now the car was up with the boys in Blendini again today getting a rear bearing done and me and Tom were having a good chat about where to go next with the car.. There was a lot on the horizon, but I think I know where I'm going next.
The engine is causing me shit at the moment with this irritating idle droop and non-starting only when warm. I'm determined to get to the bottom of it so that's the top of my list.
After that, It's HOBO TURBO PROJECT.
Basically going to run a td04 or alike completely mechanical, that's right.. NO expensive ECU. May seem stupid to some but it's simple, cheap and reliability isn't an issue as an engine change is always the plan. So my thought is.. Set it up on my low comp 1.6, if it runs GREAT, if it goes BANG.. Then new engine time and swap the kit over. I'm not giving up on this little lump yet. Very stubborn, but it's my personal angle and I've always been one for not following the crowd
Anyway, all being well, I should hunt down this issue with the idle and what seems like flooding or a lack of spark when warm. Then I can get cracking on the turbo
Shopping list at the moment includes; turbo, oil return lines, mech boost controller, uprated fuel pump, small-ish intercooler, bigger injectors, guage etc., and the mani and downpipe will be custom made at Prospeed
Also other stuff in my sight.. Gaz coilovers, rollbar, bodywork.. Plenty to most likely prolong this project much longer
Now time to keep this up-top-date!
Pics to follow btw
Posted 08 January 2014 - 08:30 PM
You have been busy.... looking forward to pics and progress
Posted 09 January 2014 - 01:11 AM
Alloy refurb before and after;
New exhaust being fitted;
Filter & bay;
Few other random pics
Posted 09 January 2014 - 04:17 AM
The idle issue... have you reset the base idle speed? That might be what is causing you the grief.
Start car.. Wait till warm
Join GRD and ten on the diagnostics box with a paper clip while car is running.. This will bypass the ECU (VERY IMPORTANT!)
put a flathead onto the idle adjustment screw
and adjust until revs are at 950ish and remove paper clip. Listen to see if revs change. If revs change, put paperclip back and adjust accordingly using same method above until mechanical idle and ECU idle match..
Hope that sorts your idle issue.
1990 1.6 Mx5 1990 1.6 Eunos
Racing Beat type 2 front + rear bumper - Modified AFM - DIY Power Pulse cold air intake - Driftworks 56mm alloy Radiator - Front and rear 1.8 brake upgrade - Yellowstuff pads - braided brake lines - Jackson Racing red HT leads - MAZDASPEED green adjustable shocks - MAZDASPEED strut brace - MAZDASPEED anti-sway bars - 421 stainless Jasma manifold - 2.25" decat - Mx5parts Stainless dual exit exhaust - LSD - Wolfrace 15" Sprint Pro wheels - Toyo Proxes TR-1 tires - Skuzzle TSI's without lights - DIY vented headlight lid - Brake stopper - MrFast front under brace - rear lower subframe brace - K&N panel filter - Snap off boss - mk2 windblocker with speakers - mk2 Mohair roof w/ rear heated screen - smoked lights - A/C deleted
1997 1.8 mx5 Supercharged
M45 mini supercharger - Rx-8 Yellow injectors - MegaSquirt PNP - Fast5 race hoses - GV lip - Rota Grid-V 15"x9" ET0 - Moss TSI -
Posted 09 January 2014 - 07:40 AM
I even set the base idle higher than normal but still it dips. I think the TB I replaced was as faulty as the one before.
Posted 09 January 2014 - 01:23 PM
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