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    I was just questioning the degree of improvement....

    I was just questioning the degree of improvement. Better oil flow is a good thing, but it's not clear to me if this is fixing an actual problem with the Duratec (i.e. stock oil flow is insufficient...
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    Speaking of the block, as per the Cosworth CSR260...

    Speaking of the block, as per the Cosworth CSR260 assembly manual, various areas including the mains bearing journal edges, head oil drains, and mains oil feed drillings were de-burred. Here are...
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    Part of the plan for this project is to correct a...

    Part of the plan for this project is to correct a few things I never liked with the original engine installation. Back in late 2003 when the order was placed with Raceline for the Duratec conversion...
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    Possibly, but from what I've seen replacement...

    Possibly, but from what I've seen replacement blocks are cheap, so probably not worth the effort. I'll know more once my slot opens up at the machine shop. BTW sorry for not taking your suggestion...
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    Although the engine came out without issue and...

    Although the engine came out without issue and initial disassembly went well, it did reveal the first potential problem with engine health. As covered in this thread, the throttle body for #1 and to...
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    2.0L Duratec Rebuild

    I'm very late starting a thread on my engine rebuild, so I'll begin with posts over the next couple of days to catch up everyone on the status. For background the oil pressure relief valve appears...
  7. Proof the man is correct. At some point I need to...

    Proof the man is correct. At some point I need to start a thread on the rebuild:

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    -John
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    People say my typos are very, very, very huuuge. ...

    People say my typos are very, very, very huuuge. But not the Democrats. No. The Democrats would tell you they aren't any bigger than the teeny tiny little ones Pelosi makes. But their wrong. ...
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    Doh!!! BUG, not big. Damn editing issue...

    Doh!!! BUG, not big. Damn editing issue...
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    No, you can't. But that's not a big. it's a...

    No, you can't. But that's not a big. it's a feature. :jester:

    -John[/COLOR]
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    I'm also seeing the issue as well as some error...

    I'm also seeing the issue as well as some error messages when going Advanced and have alerted Mazda. Seems like we'll need to open a ticket with the hoster.

    -John
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    I kind of like Hayahams... -John

    I kind of like Hayahams...

    -John
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    I've always worn baseball hats with infinitely...

    I've always worn baseball hats with infinitely adjustable size adjusters (either velcro or sliding buckle) that allow me to tightly cinch down the hats. The bill stops the glare and seems to...
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    Thanks Skip. This photo from the thread made me...

    Thanks Skip. This photo from the thread made me laugh :)

    http://www.usa7s.net/vb/attachment.php?attachmentid=16071&stc=1

    -John
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    Hard to be wound up by that statement given car...

    Hard to be wound up by that statement given car companies have taken that approach long before the invention of the PC, let alone the founding of Microsoft :)

    I'm a firm believer in PPIs,...
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    Why wait for their plans and be reactionary? Be...

    Why wait for their plans and be reactionary? Be offensive (you're good at it :jester: ) and set a high bar to which they need to respond.

    -John
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    Small list for me: Refresh and upgrade the...

    Small list for me: Refresh and upgrade the engine, repack the silencer, install AEM WBO2 (replacing old Innovate LC1 and will be incorporated into new engine loom), replace failing heat barrier on...
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    Wow, he didn't keep that long! -John

    Wow, he didn't keep that long!

    -John
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    Sticky: We now have proof that cowboy7 has tried the same...

    We now have proof that cowboy7 has tried the same scam on here twice so he is now banned. If he decides to register under a new name and try this again, please report anyone who PMs you about a...
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    Sticky: Please PM me his user name and the name & email...

    Please PM me his user name and the name & email address of the friend. If they match up, I'll ban the user and post the name and email address on this thread.

    Thanks,
    John
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    Sticky: Scammers in our midst

    We had a report of an attempted scam on the forum. A member seeking a specific part received an unsolicited PM from a new member who “helpfully” provided the contact information for someone who...
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    I carefully use a pick to remove/replace. Just...

    I carefully use a pick to remove/replace. Just run it between the underside of the rubber gasket and the top of the lens (or metal trim ring if you have that style) and pry down as you pull up on...
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    I'm using a slightly modified factory rail (AN...

    I'm using a slightly modified factory rail (AN fitting brazed onto inlet end) which includes a schrader valve. Simply screw on a test gauge when you want to check fuel pressure. Very easy to do and...
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    Good idea, but everything is clean on the other side of the throttle plates. #2 also has the problem, but not to the same degree. I suspect that it's a combination of TB wear and dirty/failing...
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    It's the same runner in the head and the TB. Here is better photo of that port and back of the valves. As you can see, it's very clean, just like the rest of the head. Although it looks like oil...
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