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PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great posts! thanks for sharing.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys

Have forgotten about this for a while!

The car wasn't really used over the winter month but the last month, I've been using it a bit more and enjoying it again. 33300 miles clocked the other day.

Nothing much has gone on apart from a good clean before the England game.

I had noticed that the plastic around the rear lights looked a bit white so I used some Gtechniq permanent trim restorer to bring the colour back.





Didn't need much but a good clean trying out my new inline water filter (Amazing, you can literally let the water dry in direct sunlight and no water marks remain!!)
Finished the car off with Korea Fireball Hydrophobic snow foam, leaves a nice gloss and will bead water like nothing else.

Wheels and calipers fully detailed in and out.









It was bloody hot, not sure about it being that hot however!



Plan on changing the AOS next. thumbsup
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

love the plate Smile
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just read this from start to finish! Lovely car and you have really bought the best out of silver!

Your attention to detail is superb - makes me want to get under mine, remove the undertrays and give it a good clean!

By the way, the side decals look awesome too - who did those for you?

Also, spacers and wheel bolts - where did you get them from?
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a brilliant thread - having just bought 997.1 I found this really enjoyable and useful. It even had the highs and lows of a drama with the dyno test! (Glad the output improved). Keep it up please - great stuff
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Guys!

I like the plate but so many cars are faster now, I dare try and show off anymore
Grin Cop Dont know Need a 9e Turbo!

Thanks Mick, I just love to do what I do, I've pretty much done the same to an old 05 plate focus diesel I use as a work horse! Grin

The stickers were by someone on ebay, I think porsche stopped all that due to copyright now as I can't seem to find them!

Spacers are from EuroGT


Power returned, just minor service items and exhaust repair so panic over.

I will update this with a new AOS being fitted soon, not looking forward to that job!
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Replaced the AOS, I didn't take as many pictures as hoped but have some.

Behind the throttle body within the intake areas which I could access, there was a good coating of oil all around, so I took that as a buggered AOS.

I'm not sure what the fuss was about in regard to this job, it took 3 hours but it wasn't a challenge, the hardest bit was getting one of the pipes off from the back of the AOS, I couldn't get a squeeze on the clip. Dead easy really.

I haven't used the car much since doing the job but on the times I have, no smoke. My oil pressure gauge is working now but it seems very slow to respond, once the pressure goes up, it takes a while to sink back down so I plan on changing that, after doing some googling, it seems they dont last long..

So, anyone wanting to do this, easy job, just give yourself 3 hours, a chair and a beer and crack on.

Just removed airbox, a/c pump moves to one side, PAS bottle and then you've got access.



Found a ***** ton of leaves which I hoovered out.



Old AOS



I cleaned all the pulleys and other bits and forgot to take pics of the finished article! Doh!
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If that top picture is before cleaning and doing the work, then it already looks pretty clean to me! thumbsup

Maybe this job is just difficut on earlier cars

*edit to say great thread now I've gone back to the beginning. Seems we're treading a similar path working on the Porsche.. I had an MX5 turbo too, now have an MX5 powered Roadrunner SR2 which we're currently turboing!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hand no no, not clean in those pics!

It wasn't too bad at all, perhaps all of the internet stories of it being hard raised my expectations, eithr way, done now Smile

Thanks!
Ohhh I have looked in to those Road Runner kits, I have always considered going that route one day, I'd love to go back to back with one to feel the difference, I imagine it is much more of a monster without the body weight!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Having seen this thread, I looked for oil misting on my inlet, and there's much more than any of your pics. Something else to fix

Back to back with the MX5 and Roadrunner? Completely different cars. The RR is very much the same as a Westfield, very raw, very involving, no creature comforts at all (no windscreen even) so yeah, very different cars. I suspect it'll be a handful with the Turbo added, but fun Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does yours occasionally smoke after starting for the first time? Mine did after a hot run but it doesn't appear to smoke at all anymore. I imagine the oil in the intakes was simply building up and then getting sucked in and burnt off.

I need to try one out, now that I'm used to the power of the turbo, I need to up the excitment! A borg warner setup or kit seems to be the way to go.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't noticed any smoke from the tailpipes or engine bay, but will keep an eye out for it.

To be honest, the comparison between the MX5 and the Porsche is closer than comparing either of them to the SR2. The SR2/Roadrunner is just so much more track focussed it makes it a different experience all together. Get a passenger ride out in a Westfield or similar at a track day and you'll see Thumb

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

worship 100% want to try a west or caterham, a friends has nearly finished building one so I'll see what that's like!



Just wanted to update, my car hasn't created a cloud since fitting the new AOS,I even pulled off the intake hose to finger the throttle body and it was dry! I've done a few motorway runs and odd drives, about 500 miles or so, in that time, I would have had a few embarrassing moments of smoking people out, NO MORE!

My oil pressure gauge remains high however, once the car is warm is drop down to 3 bar but just a slight application of throttle pins it back to 5 and it takes a good minute before it slowly sinks back to 3, I'll assume the sender is fooked so I'll replace that next.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

New oil pressure switch has arrived, need to work out where it is on the car and swap that out.

£58 for reference.

Took the car to the pub on the weekend, it is sooooooo nice not having to worry if my car is going to blow smoke now, especially as the only space free was backing on to the busy pub garden!

Snapped some quick pics on the phone, wife ducking down Floor











Oil pressure fitting switch next
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great pictures!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking good Mark.
Always love a super clean OEM car.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking very nice great pictures thumbsup
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has it been lowered as looks lower at the front than rear? Love the stance

Not sure on the plate though as you one day will have a turbo or gt2 up your chuff flashing you out the way

That must be like red rag to a bull with bikers
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers guys, has come up well. Enjoying it more now that I'm using it a bit more now. Was looking to sell but I'm planning on keeping it to one side unless I get a GT3 for similarities sake.

It is lowered on H&R springs with spacers.

ha I know what you mean, it used to do the job on my M3 10 years ago but now even a Corsa is as quick as this. Straight line warriors can have their cake but I'm yet to come across someone who wants/knows how to play in the bends, I do enjoy a road battle, seems few and far between these days Sad Floor Hand I wish I could put it on my MX5 bye
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Small update.

I replaced the oil pressure sender last night, 5 minute job from the point of opening the deck lid to closing and starting the car.

I used a 19mm crow foot with an extension, unplugged the 2 wires, broke the sender loose and then twisted it out, new one in, twist in then tighten up. Push the connectors on, job done.

Ended up going on a 1 hour drive after, pressure readings perfect, just below 3 bar hot idle as it was before the last sender failed.

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For reference, the sender is reachable from the top and just under the pipes in the circled area, green wire leads to it.



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