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    2,000 rpm - light wheelspin, no bog here! DarylSibcy's Avatar
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    I WISH I got paid enough to own an FD!! Sorry to hear about it's current condition!! Build it stronger
    You want a good car. I want a good miata.

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    What Irperformance indicated why my motor blew:


    It was a complete rebuild with new housings and rotors from mazda individually. I have the receipt from the previous owner and the shop the built it in Sarasota.

    Irperformance discovered that the Endplay was too loose because the rear spacer was grinder/sanded down and reused.



    The Irons had too much heat and failed

    The catalytic converter melted

    The crank angle sensor was over sighted and the bracket was broken so it wasn't reading the trigger wheel accurately.


    Ultimately the apex seal chipped from detonation.

    If Irperformance wants to comment, please feel free to clarify even further.


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    4,000 rpm - entering the fun zone mini_fd's Avatar
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    And someone cut my oil pan baffle. I have no clue why they would do this


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    4,000 rpm - entering the fun zone mini_fd's Avatar
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    The Oil Mixing Pump was heavily scored. Its being replaced with a new one.

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    The BNRs have minor chipping on the front turbine. They were built to withstand a apex seal shooting through them. BNR checked them out and confirmed that they are good to go and do not need a rebuild.

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    Rear turbine looks like it never even happened


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    5,000 rpm - there be torque here! HarryB's Avatar
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    That's a shame, going to such lengths in a rebuild and losing a motor due to overseeing things. Looks like the new shop know their game well, hope it gets better than ever at the end!

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    So Irperformance's Rebuild begins

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    Street Port Stage 3 on a brand new housing




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    Greedy V-Mount Intercooler kit retaining the creature comforts of AC



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    Out of curiosity, why keep the OMP instead of premixing? Or do you still plan to premix?

    From my understanding the fuel injectors have a better spray pattern, so premixing will give better oiling.

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    4,000 rpm - entering the fun zone mini_fd's Avatar
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    The oil mixing pump does a fine job lubricating the side walls of the housings. And though some people delete it, I also premix to give it superior protection in addition of it ever fails. The omp is a mechanical rotary pump. I don't want to rely on premix only because if I'm on a long distance trip and run out of premix, I'm kinda put in a pickle. Double the protection. Double wrap.

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    404hp 356tq at 15lbs

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    5,000 rpm - there be torque here! HarryB's Avatar
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    Had a blast with the car at Deals Gap Rotary Rally. We had to replace the oil restrictors though because there is a lot of blow by in both the hot and cold side of the intercooler piping collecting around the silicone couplers. I'm monitoring the car to see if the new custom oil restrictor bolts that Irp made will help out. Fingers crossed.

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    The brass shift collar and feed shifter came in from rhd Japan. The shift knob feels a tad heavier then stock and feels great in my hand. I'm now waiting on the C's short shifter to install everything.
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    Just received the C's Short shifter from 1ga and greatly appreciative of his services and quality parts at competitive prices.

    So, Shout out to him.

    It took me a bit of time of trial and error since their are no instructions that I could find or pictures.

    If anyone has any questions I'd be happy to explain the process.

    I was also disappointed that the brass r-magic shifter collar didn't fit. Its too loose on both the oem and c's short shifter. I'm going to order the aluminum collar from Atkins Rotary.


    The Feed Heavy weight shift knob feels amazing in my hand and shifting with the C's short shifter. Its rigid, stiff, and clicks in.












    Here's a side by side comparision of OEM and C's

    Now Pettit Racing cut the OEM shifter and called it their "short shifter" equals bogus







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    4,000 rpm - entering the fun zone Hyper's Avatar
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    What tire sizes do you have on the FC Gerald???

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    4,000 rpm - entering the fun zone mini_fd's Avatar
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    I'm still using the fd wheels. I lowered the car and changed the tire size. I'm currently using Bridgestone RE-11 245/45/16

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