Coolant reroute parts!!! Ninja help optional.
This is the first half of my coolant reroute project. Nothing earth shattering. Just the same thing a lot of guys over at MT are doing. BEGI spacer, Kia water neck, and a really long pre-formed hose for some sort of truck.
The front blockoff plate and adhesive gaskets from Napa. I decided to do the plate and leave the OEM front neck in place. There have been some freeze plug failures that sorta freak me out and keeping the neck means I don't have to move my turbo water lines.
The 97 Kia Sephia water neck.
Napa 101 thermostat (180*). It has been pre-boiled to make sure it works before I stick it in the back of the head.
The big daddy. The BEGI spacer. I've got it filled full of sensors and plugs. I actually shot this after test fitting everything.
This spiffy VDO sensor will power my extra gauge. And it juuuuust fits below the coil pack.
Lots of threads sticking out. I need to stop by the bolt shop and get some slightly shorter ones.
How everything fits on the back of the head. SO pleased to be able to fit things and measure clearances without having to use a hand mirror.
Not much clearance for that one bung. I guess the 1600s without the oil cooler don't have this problem.
I'm quite pleased and impressed with this VDO sensor. It fits in this tiny space. Also, notice the minor mod to the coil pack mount?
A couple quick slices with the dremel and you can just slide the coil pack over that damn little bottom bolt. It's tight, but it actually works.
This stays permanently mounted on the head. (credit goes to MT for this idea)
I typed a shit ton of stuff about all of these parts on my blog. Go check it out if you're curious. And huge HUGE thanks to the entire MiataTurbo forum. Without all of the excellent coolant re-route information posted there, I'd... well, I wouldn't be doing a reroute.