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    Default NB2 Miata Tech shops in Socal

    Hello folks,

    Looking for a really awesome NB2 specific miata tech.
    My Miata has started to feel slouchy now that it hit 100k, and I have been researching on the net what the multiple issues could be that I'm going through.

    I really would love to find someone who knows the NB2 in and out and get straight information that isn't based on the NA generation, and tune it for a daily/track car.

    I don't want to keep throw $$$ at it at least not more than I already have.

    Thanks,

    Nando

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    Try N&J Auto in El monte
    They rebuilt my Crx engine and are very detail.
    http://touringcarclub.net/

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    Ask questions here. At least 7 active NB2 racers are on this site frequently.
    Supermiata S1, SuperMiata S2, Supermiata S3
    13 Tesla, ma: no engine !!
    17 GT350 !!
    08 M3 - Carmax warranty !!
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    Well this goes for all engines but a compression check and leak down test couldn't hurt.

    Have you done your t-belt recently? Could be loose/stretching and affecting the engine timing.

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    Radiator: elevated temp that causes ecu to retard timing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrx13 View Post
    Well this goes for all engines but a compression check and leak down test couldn't hurt.

    Have you done your t-belt recently? Could be loose/stretching and affecting the engine timing.
    Did the a compression check today.
    1. 190
    2. 188
    3. 189-190
    4. 195-196

    I had the timing belt done last year at 90k.
    Looks like it is related to the timing belt and also water pump.
    I have a grinding/crackle sound coming from the area of the water pump.
    Also at speed on the freeway i get an annoying wooring that wasn't there before. I am guessing that maybe the belt is having issues probably from tensior/idler pulley.
    Lately its been one thing after another. It started off with inconsistent idle and revving, but cleaning the EGR valve fixed that.
    Now have a sticky pedal. when I press on the gas sometimes it sticks then it pops into throttle, which isn't smooth at all of course.
    I checked pedal and carpet to see if something was blocking its movement and all is clear. Throttle body looks good as well with full range in motion.

    So many little things that's why I asked for a good tech.
    Don't get me started on my trans that doesn't like to go into first sometimes or reverse. *Sadface

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    Probably the cam sensor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackbird View Post
    Probably the cam sensor.
    Yeah could be hence i want a local shop just to make sure.
    Could be the fuel injectors too.

    Id really rather save money to go to the Moti race seat install and Schroths, instead of tossing it on what ifs!


    Thanks for help

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    The price to hook up a scope and test that cam sensor and you can probably buy a new one for the same price. Know anyone you can swap a cam sensor with just to try out? They are really easy to replace on the VVT motors.

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    Should have put a smiley or something, since the cam sensor was really intended to be a joke about NB2s that eat up cam sensors all the time..
    It's like a standard procedure for any type of diagnosis performed on an NB2 -
    Have a weird noise from the brakes? change the cam sensor first, then...
    Coolant leak? start by chaging the cam sensor, then...
    Need to change oil? put a new cam sensor on first etc...

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    Oh ok! Got it!

    But the NB1s use the same sensor? I bought a beater 1999 and threw in a 2001 VVT engine. When the engine arrived the NB2 cam sensor was damaged in freight and so I swapped the NB1 right over. So it's not the sensor per say - just the location I guess. Too much engine heat probably melting them inside since they are right on top of the engine instead of on the front.

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    Yep, same sensor, different location.

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    Not just nb2, it applies to nb1 also. I carry 3 spares in my tool box
    Supermiata S1, SuperMiata S2, Supermiata S3
    13 Tesla, ma: no engine !!
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    Pit Garage
    626-757-5485
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    definitely miata specialist, and their pricing is more than reasonable!!
    they are located off either the 10 or 60 near the 605
    momofoolio Racing - http://momofoolio.webs.com

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