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Re: twotone's Miata Thread
« Reply #45 on: Apr 01, 2019, 03:44:56 pm »
4.3 to 4.1 made that much of a difference?
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Re: twotone's Miata Thread
« Reply #46 on: Apr 01, 2019, 03:55:32 pm »
It really shouldn't have, but maybe the rear brakes really are dragging. I still need to mess with the e-brake cable and spacing adjustments. My speedo went from being 2-3% faster to only ~1% faster when compared to GPS speed. Could also be the coil pack, it's the original piece with now 225k miles on it.
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Re: twotone's Miata Thread
« Reply #47 on: Apr 01, 2019, 07:32:51 pm »
how hot do the rear brakes get if they're dragging so much?
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Re: twotone's Miata Thread
« Reply #48 on: Apr 01, 2019, 11:43:43 pm »
Hard to say... after parking up at work from a lunch run, both the fronts and rears felt equally hot. It's a very, very slight drag... enough that it'll hold the car in place on flat ground and slight slopes after letting go of the foot brake.
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Re: twotone's Miata Thread
« Reply #49 on: Apr 02, 2019, 12:31:56 am »
that kind of sounds like more than just a slight drag  :spiteful:
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Re: twotone's Miata Thread
« Reply #50 on: Apr 11, 2019, 08:18:04 pm »
It was a little more than slight it seems... :heh: I redid the rear brake adjustment procedure and that seemed to fix things right up! And the last couple items I had to get installed were new spark plugs and new coil packs.

The now 20k mile old spark plugs being a little oily indicated a bad valve cover gasket, as the gasket integrates the spark plug tube seals. No matter, it gives me an excuse to take the valve cover off and wrinkle paint it! :)



And new (2) coils on the Flyin' Miata 1.8L swap bracket.



The original coils. They lived a wonderful 225k mile life.



However, yesterday, disaster struck. I developed a small exhaust leak over the past few days and thought it was a blown gasket or loose flange bolts. While driving home, I accelerated from a right turn at a red light since there was traffic coming, and like hitting VTEC, my exhaust very suddenly got LOUD. Like, bbbvvvvvvBWAAAAAA. I thought the pipe had actually fallen off, but I heard no scraping. Today, I get under the car to tighten up the suspect flange, but found something far worse...





The weld at the pipe to the cat body had sheared off. Lovely. Thankfully, my local exhaust shop can take the car in tomorrow for a quick repair. :laugh:
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Re: twotone's Miata Thread
« Reply #51 on: Apr 11, 2019, 11:39:57 pm »
Are they willing/able to weld the cat back together, or just replace it?
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Re: twotone's Miata Thread
« Reply #52 on: Apr 11, 2019, 11:49:57 pm »
Yep! From what I described, they said they should be able to fix it. I just want them to goober the cat back onto the pipe. I'd prefer not to buy a new cat, as that is another $150, and this one is still good.
Celica the '84 Two-tone RA64 - Phase 2 In Progress! (159k); 1UZ-FE V8 Swap, W58 5-speed swap, Koni x Swift x T3 suspension, 6G Celica seat belts, TRD 2-way LSD, Konig Rewind 15x7" +0, zenki taillights, Cobra Imola Pro-fit seat, T3 seat rails
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Lilith the '94 Legend GS - The New Smooth Daily™ :shades: (144k)

 

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