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 on: November 01, 2016, 04:01:18 PM 
Started by 04TitaniumGrayPhilly - Last post by 04TitaniumGrayPhilly
With the forum coming to a closing soon, just wanted to tank everyone who has provided me with help, parts, and advice over the last few years. The MSM would not be where it is now without many of you guiding me through the build, and my many years of future enjoyment will be in part thanks to all of you.

That said, recently my daily driver has needed some work so I started searching for a replacement car. Finding a manual transmission car that didn't suck was nearly impossible within my budget, so I got a tip from a mechanic (who track races cars) to look into a prius even though it was automatic because it was an overall great low maintenance, versatile, efficient, and affordable car. I ended up buying his and have had it for one week today and have to say I love everything about it. He did some "mods" to it including 17" RPF1 wheels, H&R Springs, black housing headlights, and red painted tails. Gotta say I'm loving the car, smooth ride, super planted on highway, averaging 49mpg, lots of entertainment stuff, lots of room for bikes, etc. So here is a hello, and a good-bye from my two amigos

2004 MSM "Honey Badger"




2012 Toyota Prius Level 2




Thanks again everyone, it's been real!  thumup

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 on: October 31, 2016, 11:18:12 PM 
Started by RC2004 - Last post by mr_hyde
Moved.

http://forum.miata.net/vb/showthread.php?p=8237179#post8237179

 3 
 on: October 31, 2016, 02:09:57 AM 
Started by RC2004 - Last post by SilverMiataRacer
Okay threads need to go to Miata.net

 4 
 on: October 30, 2016, 09:13:14 PM 
Started by RC2004 - Last post by Kalmairn
(Raising this again.)

Jumping the amp plug was genius.  Worked perfectly for me.

Two additions:

First, I found a very easy way to get the plug off the front Bose amp.

You can see the Bose amp from the driver's footwell if you're willing to crawl underneath the dash.  Removing the plastic cover under the steering wheel makes it easier to move around to see it.  While not necessary, knowing the lay of the land makes these steps easier.

  • Find a small-headed flat-head screwdriver with a shaft at least 8" long, not including the handle.
  • On the driver's side of the center console there is a 1"x2.5" rectangular plastic plug; it just pops off with a little levering with a thin putty knife, remove it.
  • Reach your left hand around behind the plastic of the console, near the gas pedal, and find the plug.
  • Next, find the clip holding the plug in place.  The clip holding the plug is near the center facing the rear of the car and the far side from your hand.
  • With your right hand, guide the flat-head screwdriver through the opened plug.
  • With your left hand, line up the screwdriver with the clip.
  • Carefully push the clip with the screwdriver, holding the screwdriver against the clip with your lefthand fingers/thumb.  It takes surprisingly little pressure, don't stab yourself.
  • Pull the plug toward you by the cables, toward the driver's side.  A few wiggles, a thump of your knuckles on the inside of the console, and it's out.

Second, the Fosketts.net site was down when I tried to get the pinout.  I've linked a screenshot I took of the Google Cache for the site below:
https://1drv.ms/i/s!AqJ788-9likNvQXU7iiU6fQTt0ti

Edit:
A third thing:

I played with stereo connections to hear each pair, suffice to say that the windscreen speakers are a waste in their stock form.  I didn't find any suitable replacements, so I disabled them. There is a second Bose amp in the windscreen.  It's located in the center, behind a cover visible from the back.  The cover "flips" down, clips on the top and "hinges" on the bottom.  Pop the cover with a putty knife, remove the connector from the amp, put in some padding to stop a new rattle from the now loose connector, replace the cover.

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 on: October 29, 2016, 05:07:04 PM 
Started by Deathtrap13 - Last post by Deathtrap13
Still alive?
How is it going?
....and as for reverant....he will either give a vague answer or only answer one part of any question I ask, and then it takes a week for another response. I respect him, but I'm just saying its like pulling teeth.

He acts exactly! as you described.
But I bought my MS2E from second hands and did not expect too much help from him.

Did you buy MS2E directly from him?

P.S.: I believe all your troubles are not related to MS.


Yes, it was around April of this year.

Kind of funny, the random battery lights haven't happened in a while. and I kid you not, yesterday pulling into my driveway it came on. luckily I had my laptop so I hooked it up and data logged it.  Im going to send it to reverant

 6 
 on: October 28, 2016, 07:39:55 PM 
Started by Deathtrap13 - Last post by DaveB
Still alive?
How is it going?
....and as for reverant....he will either give a vague answer or only answer one part of any question I ask, and then it takes a week for another response. I respect him, but I'm just saying its like pulling teeth.

He acts exactly! as you described.
But I bought my MS2E from second hands and did not expect too much help from him.

Did you buy MS2E directly from him?


P.S.: I believe all your troubles are not related to MS.


 7 
 on: October 28, 2016, 07:21:54 PM 
Started by Deathtrap13 - Last post by Deathtrap13
Still alive?
How is it going?

So I acquired a honda accord to get around because i'm about scared to drive the thing anywhere. I drive it to the gym once a week (about 5mi) away.

I never would of thought how hard it is to get help with this thing because now on Miataturbo everyone is using MS3 and there are just not that many actively posting Reverant MS2 users out there for me to find any specific info.

It just died on me on the way home about 3 months ago, and turned out to be the battery, because that issue is have yet to come back. But then since then there has just been odd little things that happen that make me worry that I will get stranded again.

1. Randomly coming to stoplights and slowing down my oil pressure gauge will dip all the way down and come back. it is just the stock oil pressure gauge. it should just read high all the time.

2. some times when I hit a really hard pull all of the indicators on the dashboard will light up for a second.....then the battery light comes on....and it will stay on no matter what......the only way it will go away is if I cut the car off and crank back up.

I just need to get the thing professionally set up and tuned because I can not find the answers that I need anywhere....and as for reverant....he will either give a vague answer or only answer one part of any question I ask, and then it takes a week for another response. I respect him, but I'm just saying its like pulling teeth.

I've started tuning it again, and yesterday I started getting a CEL right off throttle from a mild pull. it quickly flashes like 3 times then goes away. the knock indicator does not turn red. and I cant find a guide to the CEL reason numbers anywhere except for an old thread from 2012.

 8 
 on: October 26, 2016, 09:46:29 PM 
Started by mr_hyde - Last post by NFMSM
Not making the jump to Miata.net...going to take the opportunity to further reduce my Internet forum-ing.

I will poke around the archived version of the forum when I'm doing stuff with my MSM...of that I have no doubt.

So long, and thanks for all the fish. beer

 9 
 on: October 25, 2016, 10:08:00 PM 
Started by strac - Last post by SilverMiataRacer
I'm locking this post and asking you to restart it on Miata.net.  We have been asking people to put all the new posts on the new section of the forum there and only work existing posts here because the site is going Read Only in about a week.

 10 
 on: October 25, 2016, 09:56:45 PM 
Started by strac - Last post by strac
Just got the news from a shop I took it to.
It's going to cost $3k to order a new one.
The car has 190k miles and although I'm ok with spending money on the car given it's mileage, this is my breaking point.
I don't plan to keep the car long enough to justify putting that much money into it.
What would you guys do?

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