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Old 07-05-2018, 09:58 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Good Mask and paddle bit on a drill gut the cat. It won’t throw codes it’s pre OBD 2 and will still pass visual inspection.
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Old 07-06-2018, 12:57 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Good Mask and paddle bit on a drill gut the cat. It wonít throw codes itís pre OBD 2 and will still pass visual inspection.
tempting but it still needs to be smogged in the future
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oh yah so 250 a month for just liability insurance
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Old 07-06-2018, 04:37 AM   #24 (permalink)
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hhaaaayyy!! haha. sorry i had to. i work on these for a living. dont forget to check your clutch slave cylinder, also if the valve cover is leaking the cam sensor oring prolly is too (on the back of the cylinder head).
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hhaaaayyy!! haha. sorry i had to. i work on these for a living. dont forget to check your clutch slave cylinder, also if the valve cover is leaking the cam sensor oring prolly is too (on the back of the cylinder head).
Lol. You I plan on getting all that replaced when I take it in. Timing belt water pump all the orings and what not. And the valve seal
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Old 07-06-2018, 10:41 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Have them check all oils as well. engine, trans, and turret (where your shifter is), depending on previous owner.... it might be scary.

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Have them check all oils as well. engine, trans, and turret (where your shifter is), depending on previous owner.... it might be scary.

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Did the diff tranny and turret when I first bought it. All were darker than a moonless starless night. Ugh the Miata is rubbing off on me haha. Need to do the oil still I topped it off didnít look bad on the dip stick
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Old 07-06-2018, 06:37 PM   #28 (permalink)
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While I'm not a Miata owner I have dealt with catalytic converter isues on obd1 vehicles. If you are burning a lot of oil your new cat won't last. Check your compression and then test it again after putting a little oil down the spark plug holes. If it tests low the first time and higher the second you will need a bottom end rebuild.

Nothing destroys cats quicker than feeding them oil.
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Old 07-06-2018, 07:38 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Hmm intresting I wonder if the shop could test that for me. This one has been on the car for 30 years and it passed smog a few months ago so I want all that worried.
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Old 07-06-2018, 09:10 PM   #30 (permalink)
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I didn't know that about oil burning. explains why i need a new one every two years, i've got a minor oil pan leak, but it might be getting into the cylinders somehow too.

I love my 1990 NA. (887 off the production line) I'm second owner and had been driving it daily until I bought my motorcycle two years ago, i've only driven it a few times in the last two years (none in the last year)

gotta finish my project bike before I am allowed to start on the project car...
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