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    5,000 rpm - there be torque here! Greasemonkey2000's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryan View Post
    I got pretty nasty cutting up my cluster for my gauges. Make sure you use something that gets into small spaces. I used some compound shears which cut great, but really made for some ugliness.
    Hey that is what i used too!
    Last edited by Greasemonkey2000; 07-10-2018 at 10:11 AM.
    '01 NB2 aka MisF1re: http://mazdaroadster.net/showthread....218#post207218
    '97 M aka Warbird, gone but not forgotten: http://mazdaroadster.net/showthread....B&goto=newpost
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    5,000 rpm - there be torque here! Greasemonkey2000's Avatar
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    07-10-18:I pointed out in the night picture of the Revlimiter NB Fighter gauges that there was a dark spot between the 6/7 on the tachometer and wasn't sure exactly what was causing it.

    Well this morning fellow Miata enthusiast Rex aka Warhammer pointed out that it was probably the oem high beam indicator causing it.(if you missed the post a few spots up ) As soon as i read that i remember NOT removing the plastic tube for it....i meant to but got side tracked.(in case you missed that from the post right below Rex's )

    Decided to go ahead and check into it and sure enough that was the issue! Thanks for the keen observation Rex! If you missed it because of the slightly out of focus picture i posted yesterday here is a better pic to see the dark are around the 6/7 on the tachometer....



    ...and 15 minutes or so later....




    ...no more dark spot! Also you may have noticed that these look a little more amber than red and that is because the previous gauges had red numbers/lettering where as these are clear/white. I'm fond of red and I am sure the red 5 LED bulbs i will get from superbrightleds.com will take care of that. So glad this was an easy fix!
    '01 NB2 aka MisF1re: http://mazdaroadster.net/showthread....218#post207218
    '97 M aka Warbird, gone but not forgotten: http://mazdaroadster.net/showthread....B&goto=newpost
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    5,000 rpm - there be torque here! HarryB's Avatar
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    Looks amazing Chad! Cannot tell if/where there's something wrong with those, albeit Adam is such a perfectionist I am sure he had found a little tiny blemish us mere mortals cannot locate.

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  6. #139
    5,000 rpm - there be torque here! Greasemonkey2000's Avatar
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    @HarryB: The blemishes are very minor and can really only be seen in person at certain angles. Unfortunately I didn't heed Adam's warning about over tightening the gauge screws(thought I did) and now have some light coming thru around them. Just glad I learned that on these and not a full price customized set!




    I also didn't read the instructions as well as I thought about setting the speedometer so it was about 10mph fast. No big deal and after Adam graciously spoon fed me the information I apparantly read over, I got that issue resolved in about 15 minutes or so.


    I honestly never realized how extensive and detailed Adam's aka Revlimiter's installation instructions are. Again another reason why in my honest opinion he has the best customer service, hands down out of any vendor in the miata community or elsewhere that I have experienced or heard of for that matter. I tip my hat to you sir!

    It still amazes me how such a small modification like gauges can make driving that much more enjoyable, seriously if you(general) haven't bought a set of gauges from Revlimiter you need to NOW! Take advantage of his current sell and you can thank me later(thank Adam too ), you won't regret it! http://revlimiter.net/store/
    Last edited by Greasemonkey2000; 07-12-2018 at 10:15 PM.
    '01 NB2 aka MisF1re: http://mazdaroadster.net/showthread....218#post207218
    '97 M aka Warbird, gone but not forgotten: http://mazdaroadster.net/showthread....B&goto=newpost
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    5,000 rpm - there be torque here! Greasemonkey2000's Avatar
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    09-03-18: 115,665 miles- Decided to install the Purolator fuel filter that i have had for a few weeks now.

    Changing the external fuel filter Miata is pretty simple and plenty of detailed write ups on how to do it so won't get into details but will suggest a few things like pulling the connector for the fuel pump while idling and let it die to help reduce fuel loss, remove the gas cap and have a pan or something to catch the little bit of fuel that does come out and safety glasses is always a good idea.

    The old fuel filter didn't "look" that old....

    ...and upon draining it after removal the fuel came out clear and no apparent debris.



    As you can see, it appears as though it had been replaced not too long ago due to outward appearance, lack of gunk and the numbers on the filter were consistent with a OEM Mazda fuel filter(BP4W-13-480) replacement. This is always good to see as it would lead me to believe Misfire was taken care of.

    A few minutes later and the new one was in.


    One unexpected thing was the "quick connect" fittings on the fuel connections but thankfully a pair of pliers made quick work of them and then you just had to transfer the clips. I have heard that some manufacturers using some connections that are a real pain to disconnect with out a "specialty tool" but thankfully that wasn't the case.

    I ran a can of Seafoam thru it the last fill up, which i normally do when i first get a car and a few times a year, and will run one thru the intake manifold in the next week or so to clean up carbon, etc. on the intake side of things. Will also dose the crank case with some the next oil change. I also really like Lucas fuel injector lubricant/cleaner and buy it in a gallon as it is significantly cheaper that way and use it once a month or so.

    A lot of people don't think it works but i have always been a fan of the stuff and after seeing some videos on YouTube by projectfarm that shows what it actually does, i am a firm believer in it. That is a great channel as he test alot of different products, tools, etc. My only complaint with running the Seafoam thru the intake tract is it almost always causes a random misfire code, not a big deal but full disclosure.

    Also need to pull the spark plugs and check them as I believe i need one step colder plugs(7 right now, so 6 next) as i get a periodic hesitation that feels like a misfire..
    Last edited by Greasemonkey2000; 09-04-2018 at 10:06 AM.
    '01 NB2 aka MisF1re: http://mazdaroadster.net/showthread....218#post207218
    '97 M aka Warbird, gone but not forgotten: http://mazdaroadster.net/showthread....B&goto=newpost
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    5,000 rpm - there be torque here! Greasemonkey2000's Avatar
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    09-12-18: 115,850 miles- Pulled Misfire's plugs to see how they are looking after approx. 1700 miles. Thankfully they looked good....


    ...which is also kind of disappointing as I have an occasional "miss" that I thought might be the plugs. Also checked the gap which i originally set at 0.033" but three of them were between 0.035"-0.040" so i set them back at 0.033", put some anti seize and dielectric grease one them and reinstalled.

    I figured this was a good time to treat the intake tract with this wonderful product...

    ...Seafoam!

    Love this stuff and treat every car I get with it and try to do use some in the gas tank a few times a year, once a year thru the intake tract and once a year thru the crank case(one ounce per quart of oil about 100 miles or so before an oil change).

    I never had much proof that it worked beyond the visual inspection of the intake runner UNTIL I stumbled upon a YouTube channel called Project Farm where the gentleman tested it first on a lawnmower engine and was impressed enough to try it on his farm truck and he was REALLY impressed by the outcome, see for yourself: https://youtu.be/agAWXnT4-EQ

    There is several videos on Seafoam on his channel and if you are a skeptic or want "proof" that it works i encourage you to check out the videos.

    I normally run about 6-8 ounces thru the intake tract but decided to go ahead and use a whole 16oz can this time. I used two different entry points this time, the vacuum port just behind the throttle body that goes to the purge canister and the middle vacuum port as seen here.


    Misfire started smoking after about 4 ounces of Seafoam...


    ...and progressively the smoke increased and after about 12 ounces was smoking like so...


    ...and I can normally get the motor to stall out by submerging the vacuum line but couldn't this time so had to turn the ignition off and let it hot soak for about twenty minutes with the following results...
    https://youtu.be/FSztVfurKh8

    ....yay I don't recall any of the other 20+ cars i have treated smoking that much. If i had known it was going to smoke that much i would have gone to a industrial park or similar area that wouldn't have any traffic to speak of. Misfire continued to lay down a James Bond worthy smoke screen for about a mile, my apologies to the cars that were near me for that time and would encourage any one else doing this to find a remote area.

    After the first mile it still smoked a good amount but no more than the average neglected car that goes down the road and you just shake your head at in disbelief that someone drives a car that smokes that much...so still a good bit but got onto a road where the speed limit was 60mph so it dispersed quicker at that speed. Drove a few more miles(ten minutes or so) and headed home where Misfire was still smoking slightly but will burn off the rest tomorrow.
    '01 NB2 aka MisF1re: http://mazdaroadster.net/showthread....218#post207218
    '97 M aka Warbird, gone but not forgotten: http://mazdaroadster.net/showthread....B&goto=newpost
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