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    Quote Originally Posted by schnitzelburger View Post
    flip the car upsidedown duh.

    looks like it would drain fairly well when you drop the oil from the sump, cant see it making more than a few drops once thats done.
    Don't forget that pesky anti drain back valve
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    It was the same on my old car. It does make a mess, but I put a few rags underneath before removing it so no oil drips on the car.
    I made the duct in the bonnet, but the weather is so cold it wouldn't fully cure. I will get a blanket and a heater to post cure it properly so I can prep it for paint. No pics yet.
    NA8B 89KW- P.I. 1:50.1, WNTN1:38.0, SDWN 1:27.6, WKFLD 1:10.4
    NB8B 181KW- P.I 1:43.8, WNTN 1:32.9, SDWN 1:22.0, BDFD 1:05.3
    VP 293KW- P.I 1:43.8 WNTN 1:33.5

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    My favourite bit is the tiny silicone joiner from the cooler outlet direct to the TB.

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    I will hopefully finish off the little jobs over the weekend to get it ready for the dyno and for the turbo to go back in. Things like running bigger amp wire and a relay to the fuel pump, new fuel pump filter, inline turbo oil filter, getting new bolts and nuts for the V band clamps, etc. The bonnet is still not done.. Hopefully have it prepped for paint by the end of the weekend.
    Seeing as I only have a week to get this car ready for the track day at Phillip island, I realise I may run out of time..
    I decided I better get the other MX5 prepped for the weekend as well. I need to put the coilovers, seat, harness , etc back in. I can see myself having to work some late nights next week.
    NA8B 89KW- P.I. 1:50.1, WNTN1:38.0, SDWN 1:27.6, WKFLD 1:10.4
    NB8B 181KW- P.I 1:43.8, WNTN 1:32.9, SDWN 1:22.0, BDFD 1:05.3
    VP 293KW- P.I 1:43.8 WNTN 1:33.5

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    Thanks to Nick at Lux Racing, the car had the set up done ready to hit the track plus plenty of little jobs finished so it can go on the dyno.
    I loaded it up on the trailer a bit after 5:00pm. Drove down to Rick at Intense Turbo to have the new turbo installed and get it tuned. These guys really went above and beyond. We stopped at 2:00 am. Its running well, and made 185 rwkw on gate pressure (9psi). Once we get the EBC set up, we can finish the tune. It should be on the trailer and ready to hit the track Saturday morning.

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    Fuck yeah

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    Nice work. Now just keep focused on developing this car, and don't get distracted by other projects Looking forward to seeing how it all goes.
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    very good with the horiz intercooler and aerodynamics

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    I am driving the blue MX5 today at the track, then will drive back to Melbourne, pick this car up, then drive straight back to sunny Phillip Island and see how it goes on Sunday for its maiden voyage.
    The tune is finished, we rewired the EBC directly to the ECU, and it worked. Not sure on the final power figure as I had to leave, but it's around 220-230rwkw with semi slicks on the rollers. I highly recommend the guys down at Intense Turbo if someone wants a tune on a race car or road car. The Evo on the rollers before me made 430awkw's, and finished at 380-390awkw's for his track tune.
    Last edited by lightyear; 22-06-19 at 05:15 AM.
    NA8B 89KW- P.I. 1:50.1, WNTN1:38.0, SDWN 1:27.6, WKFLD 1:10.4
    NB8B 181KW- P.I 1:43.8, WNTN 1:32.9, SDWN 1:22.0, BDFD 1:05.3
    VP 293KW- P.I 1:43.8 WNTN 1:33.5

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    Wasn't the best day at the track today. The fog well and truly set in for the long run, and we all had to wait until around 1:00 pm before anyone was allowed onto the track. I planned to go out, bed in the brakes, and see how it pulls in each gear. But not for too long as I didn't want to work the brakes until the next session. It pulls hard in each gear, very happy with the performance. On the 3rd? lap, there was a whistle noise on the back straight, so I backed off and cruised into the pits. I could see smoke coming from under the bonnet, so jumped out and could see a small fire under the turbo. I had no option other than to pull the fire extinguisher out and spray the flames with the powder. Turns out the oil drain hose (the only hose I didn't replace) got too hot and opened up causing the oil catch fire. Pity I didn't get even a quickish lap. Next time..
    Last edited by lightyear; 23-06-19 at 07:16 PM.
    NA8B 89KW- P.I. 1:50.1, WNTN1:38.0, SDWN 1:27.6, WKFLD 1:10.4
    NB8B 181KW- P.I 1:43.8, WNTN 1:32.9, SDWN 1:22.0, BDFD 1:05.3
    VP 293KW- P.I 1:43.8 WNTN 1:33.5

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    bummer hope the extinguisher didn't make too bigger mess

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    Damn, that sucks. Hope it's all easily fixed and you get another crack at it soon.
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    That whistle noise is probably fucked bearings in new turbo.

    Is it running braided lines?
    Rust is lighter than carbon fibre.

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    The oil feed line is fine, just the drain hose. So the turbo would be getting all of its oil. The vac hose melted on the wastegate. Would have been over boosting maybe. Will fund out if there is more damage when I pull it apart. I hope it's just a matter of putting new oil and filter in it incase shit went down into the sump, and extending the drain with a longer metal pipe before getting a new quality hose on it. And I will replace all the bolts with new studs on the turbo.
    NA8B 89KW- P.I. 1:50.1, WNTN1:38.0, SDWN 1:27.6, WKFLD 1:10.4
    NB8B 181KW- P.I 1:43.8, WNTN 1:32.9, SDWN 1:22.0, BDFD 1:05.3
    VP 293KW- P.I 1:43.8 WNTN 1:33.5

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    Whistling would be the anti surge drilling in the housing. Turbo should be fine. I run that heat shield hose covering on my drain

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    I had the heat shield sleeve too, but I suspect the hose clamp that was exposed got red hot and melted the bit of hose under it.
    NA8B 89KW- P.I. 1:50.1, WNTN1:38.0, SDWN 1:27.6, WKFLD 1:10.4
    NB8B 181KW- P.I 1:43.8, WNTN 1:32.9, SDWN 1:22.0, BDFD 1:05.3
    VP 293KW- P.I 1:43.8 WNTN 1:33.5

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    Pic taken at 11:00 in the morning.

    NA8B 89KW- P.I. 1:50.1, WNTN1:38.0, SDWN 1:27.6, WKFLD 1:10.4
    NB8B 181KW- P.I 1:43.8, WNTN 1:32.9, SDWN 1:22.0, BDFD 1:05.3
    VP 293KW- P.I 1:43.8 WNTN 1:33.5

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    Looks good mate. Gotta love the unpredictable weather at the Island.
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    Car is looking awesome mate
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    Might want to take the man bar off the wheel nuts before you drive it.

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    Did you know they're using a pic of your car here?

    https://www.carbonmiata.com/shop/maz...trunk-spoiler/
    Rust is lighter than carbon fibre.

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