September 6th, 2015 — Engine, Turbo
Sharka decided the hot weather was too much. A new radiator should help the little guy cool off.
February 7th, 2012 — Engine, Turbo
Yet more cooling system upgrades and tweaks. Thought I was all finished with my coolant reroute? Nah. I’d barely scratched the surface.
June 16th, 2011 — Engine, Turbo, Wrench Turning
The last in my series of technical posts dealing with changing out the head gasket. Everything you ever wanted to know about ARP head studs. It’s pretty awesome.
June 9th, 2011 — DIY, Engine, Turbo
Part TWO of Sharkaâ€™s coolant re-route! There are very few toy photos, but that’s the only deficiency in this post. 18 more coolant re-route photos round out this DIY project. Take a peek.
October 21st, 2010 — Turbo
So. There I was racing around the local track. My buddy Ben had it to himself for an hour on a Saturday and had invited me and my wife to come along. Sharka’s inaugural turbo track day. Woo! Turbo + lots of open race track!
Then I started to smell something burning…
September 6th, 2010 — Turbo
Yes, this is the final episode. And I’m gonna spoil the ending. Sharka has boost!!!!!
But first, the final tasks to get us there.
August 15th, 2010 — Turbo
There might be a turbo engine installed by the time you reach the end of this blog post. Maybe. I don’t wanna give anything away.
August 6th, 2010 — Turbo
FM 2.5″ turbo exhaust photos and an engine pull. No casualties other than a brittle coolant temperature sensor on the back of the head.
August 3rd, 2010 — Turbo
In this episode: Stuff removal. Lots of it. And a little bit of install including the intercooler.
July 6th, 2010 — Engine, Turbo, Wrench Turning
A detailed, step-by-step of putting a big hole in your Miata’s drain pan. And then tapping that hole for a drain line. Because even turbos need to potty.