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jleopold
05-12-2009, 02:49 PM
Hey guys...

If this has not already happened...

How about we start our own repair book... one where we have the "real" way to fix our cars...

From the simple... like how to detail the interior... to the difficult like installing a fuel pump, or putting in a new alternator...

I would help with transferring the post in to MSword or whatever... and with digital cameras... we can all submit a good photo of the repair in question...

it would certainly give us something to do !

gldiii
05-12-2009, 03:13 PM
We have asked for assistance on this several times with little or no response. We would be very interested in someone writing up how-tos or other interesting topics with pictures. These could be displayed in our FAQ forum as posts or "pdf" files to be printed.

If you are willing to do the work on this, get it together and send them to me at the address below and we will review them and post them up in our FAQ forum.

Ddubb
05-12-2009, 03:17 PM
How about we start our own repair book... one where we have the "real" way to fix our cars...



You mean like pouring a Bottle of junk into the engine to Fix a Blown Head Gasket, and then disregard all of the information everybody has already posted on this board ??? Great idea. :rolleyes:

- Dan

rickbtbird
05-12-2009, 08:39 PM
You mean like pouring a Bottle of junk into the engine to Fix a Blown Head Gasket, and then disregard all of the information everybody has already posted on this board ??? Great idea. :rolleyes:

- Dan

Great!! Do you have that in a PDF format so nobody can edit it?

patragz22
05-12-2009, 10:52 PM
Hey, let's bring back Chargin Thunder, anyone remember those? I have a few in the attic.

BuRHan90SC
05-13-2009, 01:24 AM
our cars r known for vaccum leaks...why dont i go out tommorow and take the pictures of known vacuum leaking spots with name stating on them ? :D

jleopold
05-13-2009, 02:18 PM
You mean like pouring a Bottle of junk into the engine to Fix a Blown Head Gasket, and then disregard all of the information everybody has already posted on this board ??? Great idea. :rolleyes:

- Dan

Yep Dan... I mean like pouring a bottle of junk into the engine to fix a blown head gasket so I can keep the car running. Yes... you're right... that is exactly what I mean... I was thinking of just that idea... OH ... and can we get the ideas that are really good... like the ones where guys start on cars and they never really look like they will get finished... you know the stuff where they write about their half fixed junker that has-half fixed junker sibling cars...3-5 different colors of paint etc... ya send those too... OH... and don't for get the good stuff including the quips, insults and downtalking part...EVERYBODY WANTS TO BE TALKED DOWN TO... OOHHH wait...also include the tasty stuff we need like the constant online bickering that just kills the fun of learning about cars...the trial and error and the simple joy of having a hobby but its killed off by the Ghost-of-Online-Past --- Rattling his chains of doom... we can put that in the section labeled... "in case you love your car but you don't have any money right now...these are some good hold over ideas..." --- section ...


... Now you had to know I that was coming... Right ? You had to as least thought to yourself... "if I say something about that RxAuto stuff... John just might respond..." --- you had too... anybody who knows you ---including you --- knows you would do that right ??? --- then you and anyone who knows you, also knows eventually a response might occur...

jleopold
05-13-2009, 02:23 PM
Okay so outside of my Rant to Dan... and only I can do that because he's a NorCal guy and we give each other crap all the time... ( no jumping in on Dan)

Yes... I'm good to work on it... seems like a worthy cause and it could turn into a cult classic book or something...

Heck Wikipedia does it all the time... what the difference...

Topic Chapters:

1)Head Gasket repair and way to prevent it from happening on the older SC's
2) Brakes -- upgrades, simple fixed etc
3) In & Out --- getting the car to breath just right...
4) Bolt On's
5) Non- On's

More...

jleopold
05-13-2009, 02:38 PM
You mean like pouring a Bottle of junk into the engine to Fix a Blown Head Gasket, and then disregard all of the information everybody has already posted on this board ??? Great idea. :rolleyes:

- Dan

BTW... I blew it again racing the car 2 weeks ago... 110mhp in a 20 year old salvage car ... zipping down open Hwy 5 will do it...

bigpoppa822
05-13-2009, 03:22 PM
I am definitely willing to take pictures and do write-ups of any modifications/repairs I do in the future if they can be kept somewhere where fellow SCers can use them.

275hptbirdsc
05-13-2009, 03:37 PM
our cars r known for vaccum leaks...why dont i go out tommorow and take the pictures of known vacuum leaking spots with name stating on them ? :D


I would love that my car gets vacuum leaks all the time!:eek:

Toms-SC
05-13-2009, 04:05 PM
Koni Yellow Install

http://www.sccoa.com/forums/showthread.php?t=90302&highlight=Koni+Yellow+Inserts

sinhumane
05-13-2009, 04:24 PM
why dont we make an sc maintenance wiki? miataturbo.net has one. :)

Toms-SC
05-13-2009, 04:25 PM
That is not a terrible idea at all actually.

sinhumane
05-13-2009, 04:32 PM
it wouldnt take much. just someone with some wiki knowledge, and lots of time to post the articles.

sccoa could then publish a book based on the wiki, as people dont always have computers in their garages! :cool:

i would be glad to write up a few howtos if anyone has some to submit, i could revise and put them in step-by-step format, with pix if you have them. :)

submit any you'd like me to revise in word format to sinhumane@gmail.com

jleopold
05-13-2009, 05:44 PM
that is a great idea...

I can do photos too... photoshop them... add call outs etc.
I think one of the things that can be frustrating is not knowing the "secrets"

for example... I had to fix my brakes and I did a ton of stuff... changed the pressure reserve unit ( that funny ball thing) new fluid, tons of stuff...
then I found out it was water in the pump relay switch that is under the windshield wiper pastic deck... I took the deck off to paint it... it rained for a week before I put it back on... the water ran into the relay tree and killed the relay... only $200 after the fact...
That is a secret ...

sinhumane
05-13-2009, 05:57 PM
like i said, if anyone has the articles finished, i can start revising them and creating step by steps... :)

Kurt K
05-13-2009, 06:13 PM
Call me selfish, but wouldn't is be better to have something like this restricted to club access and not public availability of wiki?

sinhumane
05-13-2009, 06:37 PM
why not? the miata turbo wiki is free to everyone. should be that way, paying or non. would keep people from clogging up the tech and non tech sections with unneccesarry reposts.

personally, if i had the knowhow to make it look good and all streamlined, i would gladly. basically make it an option to donate to sccoa via paypal at the wiki site, and purchase a book of the projects and writeups.

scxr7
05-13-2009, 07:38 PM
this is a good idea and all. but what about mitchell/all-data, haynes and chilton books. maybe this should be for modifications/interior cleaning tips. or cosmetic stuff. or even how-to's. like, how to get cheap hp. or how to improve 1/4 mile times. or how to detail your car, etc.. also, the how-NOT-to's..thats a good idea too..as long as people aren't sarcastic. well..if they're sarcastic, at least make it funny..:D

jleopold
05-13-2009, 08:14 PM
Okay ... I can go with that too...
TCCOA has the fix boards and it had great stuff...

I'm good too if we keep it light... I'm not a mechanic but something like this could be really helpful. I mean I see tons of the same questions on the boards but all at various times and keeping up with threads is crazy. Even if we cut and paste the information into a PDF layout and just upload new pages to the site that would probably help the masses of shadetree guys like me.

Good call !

rickbtbird
05-13-2009, 09:25 PM
our cars r known for vaccum leaks...why dont i go out tommorow and take the pictures of known vacuum leaking spots with name stating on them ? :D

I like that idea. Let's start with the SC tube!

Ddubb
05-14-2009, 12:45 AM
BTW... I blew it again racing the car 2 weeks ago... 110mhp in a 20 year old salvage car ... zipping down open Hwy 5 will do it...

Big surprise ... its not like we didnt warn you. :rolleyes:

My point is .. you had been asking about replacing the gaskets over the last year or so since they first started giving you trouble. And your options are as follows

a. repair the car cheap
b. replace the engine with something cheap

Since A did not work out for you, youre asking about option B ( dropping in the 5.0, again ) .. or option C not listed above - selling the car ( as Ive seen in yet another post recently ) .. when we have told you from the very beginning: Replace the Head gaskets.

Going the cheap route, is going to end up costing you more $$ than doing it the "right way" the first time. Unless of course you dont care about the car and just want to get rid.

And lets hope you didnt crack the head or cause even more damage to the engine; if it isnt already clogged up with junk in the coolant system. Its possible you caused even more damage than you know about.

Thats my little rant. Dont take it personal; but I told you so.

By the way, I mentioned this in another post - but I had been working on a complete Super Coupe engine rebuild article - lots of information for a relatively stock Engine rebuild ( way too many aspects to cover if youre going for high performance ), part numbers, pictures, bolt sizes, torque specs, etc etc ... i have all of the information on my PC, but when I started to format it to view online, my computer couldnt handle it and I did not like the Word document approach I was using, so I moved on to other projects ( like actually working on cars instead of talking about them online ). Just another project for me to finish around here ..... not sure id be comfortable handing it over for somebody else to edit my notes either, but the option is open.

- Dan

Kurt K
05-14-2009, 08:14 AM
why not? the miata turbo wiki is free to everyone. should be that way, paying or non. would keep people from clogging up the tech and non tech sections with unneccesarry reposts.
Using the search function would significantly reduce the number of reposts too.

kenewagner
05-14-2009, 08:15 AM
Why not start simple. There should be a Definitions & Abbreviations section. I read constantly new people asking "whats an AR" or a Maf sensor or a MAP sensor. A breif description of the part or definition, a location and a picture. At least when someone here saids to check the crank sensor he know what it looks like, where it is. To me that would be fairly easy to set up, put together and it would eliminate a lot of questions from the get go.

Ken

jleopold
05-15-2009, 08:52 PM
Good call Ken

Can we use your car as the "if and after" photo :-)
as in "if you do a ton of stuff your car might look like this after "
:-)

nwnsc
05-31-2009, 12:45 AM
here is a write up i did on how to bypass the brake on off (BOO) switch with pics. Only 90 autos had them. chep fix for $50 part that is worthless:rolleyes:

birdlessmuz
06-01-2009, 04:50 PM
something like this would be great to a guy like me whom has the desire just not a clue!!!!! but seriosly simple to hard i would buy a book, start with basic maintance and a locator guide for parts like how to change s.c oil and when, how to buy aftermarket part like rims and tires what fits and what doesnt. even maybe a glossary of mechanics, parts dealers, etc...... please do and if i can help in any way please ask

BTobiczyk
06-01-2009, 10:07 PM
I think that most everyone would be willing to contribute in one way or another to the project as a whole. I wish I would have known about this thread a few days ago, I would have started one on a complete engine swap. Im a quarter of the way in now so kind of late to start that. But I do still have to drop trans and everything so I could do a simple one on that if anyone is interested.

birdlessmuz
06-04-2009, 07:58 PM
i want the first copy or version so let me know where to get it. GUYS THIS WOULD ELIMINATE A LOT OF TIME SPENT SEARCHING FOR ANSWERS HERE

NEEDaSCbad
09-05-2009, 05:10 PM
Why not start simple. There should be a Definitions & Abbreviations section. I read constantly new people asking "whats an AR" or a Maf sensor or a MAP sensor. A breif description of the part or definition, a location and a picture. At least when someone here saids to check the crank sensor he know what it looks like, where it is. To me that would be fairly easy to set up, put together and it would eliminate a lot of questions from the get go.

Ken

Here's part of what you were asking for...

http://www.sccoa.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12437