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mr_hyde
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« Reply #135 on: March 01, 2012, 09:18:32 AM »

When I started planning this project out in my head last fall, I targeted the end of February to have the engine to fire on its own so I'm not too far off.  Maybe with the leapyear, I can get lucky tomorrow night!
Since there was absolutely no fire, I decided to start doing a little proper troubleshooting.  I dug out my old timing light that I haven't used since my last distributor car back in the early 90's.  It worked and with my 14 year old daughter in the driver's seat cranking (she was thrilled, let me tell you...  rolleyes ), I verified that the coils were at least firing in some fashion.  Next was the injectors.  More cranking - zero activity.  I thank the teenager and let her go back to bed...  buck2.  I pull out the meter and verify the white/blue wire that I added power to at the ECU was not the same white/blue wire at the injector harness.  Figures...   banghead

I track it down, do some quick soldering and presto!  +12v at the injectors.  30 seconds later I took this video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqG7Xu3tG4s&list=UUWmFKe7puUGsXFsknSLhYRA&index=1&feature=plcp

My excitement turned to sadness 30 seconds after the video was shot when I found oil pouring out the transmission weep hole.  I'm going to go way out on a limb and speculate that I didn't get the rear main seal seated properly.  My thoughts on this can't really be expressed by forum policy regarding language (most of the words have four letters - strung together for several minutes...)  tickedoff

Here's the plan for tomorrow:  With the engine in place, full of fluids, manifold/turbo/downpipe carefully assembled and all the tedious wiring and intake work, I think the logical approach is to pull the tranny from below leaving the engine in place.  Sound fair?  This way, I do need to pull the exhaust but the transmission is still empty - would have got juice in the morning if this had gone better.  Advice and suggestions are appreciated...  Sad

A range of emotions on leapyear for sure...
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2005 Black Mica #290 8/27/04 w/Factory Hard Top
BEGi Intake, FM Downpipe.  Nice and calm with an edge...

1990 Red - MSM Drivetrain, Adaptronic EMS, Xida 700/400, 15x9 6uls, Full Cage, SGDP w/80mm Corksport exhaust, ~260whp @ 15psi on Forged Rods.  bow2
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2003 E350 7.3 Powerstroke Ambulance for towing '90MSM to play dates.

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« Reply #136 on: March 01, 2012, 10:53:44 AM »

As an eternal optimist....the fact that the engine ran, means you're still on schedule. afro
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« Reply #137 on: March 01, 2012, 02:40:04 PM »

Your plan sounds like the best way to tackle the problem.

Do you always get your 14 year old out of bed at 2AM to help you with troubleshooting???    laugh
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Honey B          1992 Sunburst Yellow #99 SM2 J.R. M45
Whooosh         2004 Titanium MazdaSpeed MX5  #403 of 4000
Subie              2006 Steel Gray WRX STi Cobb Stage 2 (Gone but not forgotten)
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« Reply #138 on: March 01, 2012, 05:55:02 PM »

Do you always get your 14 year old out of bed at 2AM to help you with troubleshooting???    laugh
Only when I'm really stuck and let's be fair, it was barely midnight at the time!
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2005 Black Mica #290 8/27/04 w/Factory Hard Top
BEGi Intake, FM Downpipe.  Nice and calm with an edge...

1990 Red - MSM Drivetrain, Adaptronic EMS, Xida 700/400, 15x9 6uls, Full Cage, SGDP w/80mm Corksport exhaust, ~260whp @ 15psi on Forged Rods.  bow2
Build Thread: http://www.mazda-speed.com/forum2/index.php/topic,24668.0.html

2000 BMW M5 - The Falcon - Daily Driver  reddevil

2003 E350 7.3 Powerstroke Ambulance for towing '90MSM to play dates.

1991 BRG - Daughter's daily driver.
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« Reply #139 on: March 01, 2012, 05:59:41 PM »

Wow

Dad of the Year!!    laugh
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White Knight    1991 Crystal White   #99 CSP
Silver Bullet     1992 Silverstone     #17 SM2  FM I+ Turbo  (Gone but not forgotten)
Honey B          1992 Sunburst Yellow #99 SM2 J.R. M45
Whooosh         2004 Titanium MazdaSpeed MX5  #403 of 4000
Subie              2006 Steel Gray WRX STi Cobb Stage 2 (Gone but not forgotten)
No name yet    2008 Velocity Yellow Tintcoat Z06 Corvette
No Name yet    2014 Ashen Grey Metallic Camaro 2SS 1LE

“There are only three sports: mountain climbing, bull fighting, and motor racing. All the rest are merely games.”
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« Reply #140 on: March 01, 2012, 06:14:13 PM »

It would have taken me an extra 20 minutes to rig up a starter switch!  Why do that when the child can just turn the key?   Roll Eyes  help
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2005 Black Mica #290 8/27/04 w/Factory Hard Top
BEGi Intake, FM Downpipe.  Nice and calm with an edge...

1990 Red - MSM Drivetrain, Adaptronic EMS, Xida 700/400, 15x9 6uls, Full Cage, SGDP w/80mm Corksport exhaust, ~260whp @ 15psi on Forged Rods.  bow2
Build Thread: http://www.mazda-speed.com/forum2/index.php/topic,24668.0.html

2000 BMW M5 - The Falcon - Daily Driver  reddevil

2003 E350 7.3 Powerstroke Ambulance for towing '90MSM to play dates.

1991 BRG - Daughter's daily driver.
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« Reply #141 on: March 01, 2012, 06:16:35 PM »

 laugh laugh laugh laugh laugh
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White Knight    1991 Crystal White   #99 CSP
Silver Bullet     1992 Silverstone     #17 SM2  FM I+ Turbo  (Gone but not forgotten)
Honey B          1992 Sunburst Yellow #99 SM2 J.R. M45
Whooosh         2004 Titanium MazdaSpeed MX5  #403 of 4000
Subie              2006 Steel Gray WRX STi Cobb Stage 2 (Gone but not forgotten)
No name yet    2008 Velocity Yellow Tintcoat Z06 Corvette
No Name yet    2014 Ashen Grey Metallic Camaro 2SS 1LE

“There are only three sports: mountain climbing, bull fighting, and motor racing. All the rest are merely games.”
– Ernest Hemingway
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« Reply #142 on: March 05, 2012, 12:23:22 PM »

It's alive!  This time no leaks.  I didn't get to heat cycle enough to get the fans on because the neighbor came wandering over in her bathrobe (4am local time) and asked me to do it another time.   rolleyes  That woman is a light sleeper!  Last summer I was working in the driveway with simple hand tools and she heard them but I can understand with the windows open.  It's the dead of winter right now and we're having a little mini storm with ~20 to 30 mph winds.  I guess I'll go to bed.  The morning will have some body panels put on along with some wheels an maybe... gasp... go for a drive!!!   beer
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2005 Black Mica #290 8/27/04 w/Factory Hard Top
BEGi Intake, FM Downpipe.  Nice and calm with an edge...

1990 Red - MSM Drivetrain, Adaptronic EMS, Xida 700/400, 15x9 6uls, Full Cage, SGDP w/80mm Corksport exhaust, ~260whp @ 15psi on Forged Rods.  bow2
Build Thread: http://www.mazda-speed.com/forum2/index.php/topic,24668.0.html

2000 BMW M5 - The Falcon - Daily Driver  reddevil

2003 E350 7.3 Powerstroke Ambulance for towing '90MSM to play dates.

1991 BRG - Daughter's daily driver.
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« Reply #143 on: March 05, 2012, 12:25:57 PM »

 beer beer Good to hear.
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« Reply #144 on: March 05, 2012, 12:49:22 PM »

It's alive!  This time no leaks.  I didn't get to heat cycle enough to get the fans on because the neighbor came wandering over in her bathrobe (4am local time) and asked me to do it another time.   rolleyes  That woman is a light sleeper!  Last summer I was working in the driveway with simple hand tools and she heard them but I can understand with the windows open.  It's the dead of winter right now and we're having a little mini storm with ~20 to 30 mph winds.  I guess I'll go to bed.  The morning will have some body panels put on along with some wheels an maybe... gasp... go for a drive!!!   beer

Take your neighbor and leave her in the woods somewhere!   laugh
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4 Miatas but who's counting!!   Cool

White Knight    1991 Crystal White   #99 CSP
Silver Bullet     1992 Silverstone     #17 SM2  FM I+ Turbo  (Gone but not forgotten)
Honey B          1992 Sunburst Yellow #99 SM2 J.R. M45
Whooosh         2004 Titanium MazdaSpeed MX5  #403 of 4000
Subie              2006 Steel Gray WRX STi Cobb Stage 2 (Gone but not forgotten)
No name yet    2008 Velocity Yellow Tintcoat Z06 Corvette
No Name yet    2014 Ashen Grey Metallic Camaro 2SS 1LE

“There are only three sports: mountain climbing, bull fighting, and motor racing. All the rest are merely games.”
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« Reply #145 on: March 05, 2012, 01:03:19 PM »

Ask her to start it, and let the child sleep?
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« Reply #146 on: March 05, 2012, 01:33:59 PM »

Ask her to start it, and let the child sleep?

Great idea Jim.  Maybe she just wants to be involved!!!!    laugh

Also prevents Brian from getting arrested for child abuse.
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4 Miatas but who's counting!!   Cool

White Knight    1991 Crystal White   #99 CSP
Silver Bullet     1992 Silverstone     #17 SM2  FM I+ Turbo  (Gone but not forgotten)
Honey B          1992 Sunburst Yellow #99 SM2 J.R. M45
Whooosh         2004 Titanium MazdaSpeed MX5  #403 of 4000
Subie              2006 Steel Gray WRX STi Cobb Stage 2 (Gone but not forgotten)
No name yet    2008 Velocity Yellow Tintcoat Z06 Corvette
No Name yet    2014 Ashen Grey Metallic Camaro 2SS 1LE

“There are only three sports: mountain climbing, bull fighting, and motor racing. All the rest are merely games.”
– Ernest Hemingway
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« Reply #147 on: March 05, 2012, 07:21:08 PM »

It's all good. The troubleshooting I needed the teenager to crank the engine for is resolved... And it was running when the neighbor showed up.... Wink
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2005 Black Mica #290 8/27/04 w/Factory Hard Top
BEGi Intake, FM Downpipe.  Nice and calm with an edge...

1990 Red - MSM Drivetrain, Adaptronic EMS, Xida 700/400, 15x9 6uls, Full Cage, SGDP w/80mm Corksport exhaust, ~260whp @ 15psi on Forged Rods.  bow2
Build Thread: http://www.mazda-speed.com/forum2/index.php/topic,24668.0.html

2000 BMW M5 - The Falcon - Daily Driver  reddevil

2003 E350 7.3 Powerstroke Ambulance for towing '90MSM to play dates.

1991 BRG - Daughter's daily driver.
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« Reply #148 on: March 06, 2012, 02:43:57 AM »

So is it time put in the passenger seat yet?   Tongue
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« Reply #149 on: March 06, 2012, 06:17:05 AM »

I was gonna vote for asking the neighbor in for a drink, but thought that would take the project WAY off track!  smitten Wait til the car is done and you've gone to MRLS before you do!  afro
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