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Wrong_Wheel_Drive_NOT Wrong_Wheel_Drive_NOT Aug 18, 2019 at 23:17. 19 comments

I've been bamboozled!

I've been bamboozled!

I’ve just learned a pretty shitty thing about my Miata. So the previous owner purchased an LS trim Miata with a Limited Slip Differential in 2001. As the original owner, he fastidiously kept track of all maintenance and had a shop do every repair. Well part of that maintenance included replacing the differential in 2016, which would have put the mileage on the car just north of 200,000 at the...

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Wrong_Wheel_Drive_NOT Wrong_Wheel_Drive_NOT Aug 16, 2019 at 09:49. 7 comments

Rented a Bird

Rented a Bird

Bird scooters, also known as a recent scourge to modern society, are marketed as a solution to the “last mile” problem that is all too common in American public transit systems. I had to drop off my Miata at the shop to solve my leaking diff problem so I decided to rent a Bird on my way home. I could have taken the bus ($2.50) or an Uber for about $8. Both of those probably would have taken...

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Wrong_Wheel_Drive_NOT Wrong_Wheel_Drive_NOT Aug 14, 2019 at 07:35. 12 comments

Injector Cleaning Services?

Injector Cleaning Services?

I just pulled the fuel injectors out of my old Miata (yay parts car) so that they can be sent off for cleaning/rebuilding and then installed into my other Miata when convenient. Hopefully that can solve my misfire code once and for all and perhaps even improve my fuel economy. Pretty sure the injectors worked fine on the old car but with 210k miles on them, it can’t hurt to have them...

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Wrong_Wheel_Drive_NOT Wrong_Wheel_Drive_NOT Aug 10, 2019.

Have started playing a new game

Have started playing a new game

I’ve got an ultimate Frisbee tournament tomorrow and the day off work today. So I wanted to make sure I was well rested. Normally I’d go hiking or surfing or work on a car but vegging out and playing a game sounded like appropriate rest. Well I decided to pick up quite the difficult one from Gamestop! Side note, that store seemed exactly as I last visited it mid 2000s, and it’s still stuck...

Wrong_Wheel_Drive_NOT Wrong_Wheel_Drive_NOT Aug 10, 2019. 12 comments

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Wrong_Wheel_Drive_NOT Wrong_Wheel_Drive_NOT Aug 05, 2019. 6 comments

Story of this weekend - TLDR it was hot

Story of this weekend - TLDR it was hot

Hoods up in Solidarity! Finally met a somewhat local oppo that has been elusive thus far. We just happened to show up to the same autocross without coordination. Small world!

Anyways, I’ll talk about Sunday in a bit but we can start the day before on the first adventure.

Due to the forecasted hest, I took out the Subaru so that I could have some AC and a real roof to keep some heat out....

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Wrong_Wheel_Drive_NOT Wrong_Wheel_Drive_NOT Jul 30, 2019. 4 comments

When every car in your group is a hooptie

When every car in your group is a hooptie

Just old car and any Subaru problems right here! Spontaneously all of us were checking our mechanicals to be ready to go for a drive. Both the Subaru and Vette needed oil of course. I bet I lose more oil than the Corvette but mine is totally within spec! 

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Wrong_Wheel_Drive_NOT Wrong_Wheel_Drive_NOT Jul 29, 2019. 8 comments

July in California

July in California

Quite the white ribbon of death, but the snow was quite nice and the cloud cover kept things from getting too slushy. Overall it was a beautiful day in the mountains though. Summer time in the Sierras is just super lovely. Unfortunately, the weekend went to shit though when my friend (pictured above) took a bad fall and we ended up at the hospital.

Get ready for a gnarly xray!

We were...

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Wrong_Wheel_Drive_NOT Wrong_Wheel_Drive_NOT Jul 23, 2019.

Did some Miata maintenance

Did some Miata maintenance

Yesterday I found the culprit for my leaky differential. Those cracks are definitely not supposed to be there! Getting the axle out of the diff was pretty easy as well as getting the new seal in. But putting everything back in took a bit of work but still didnt take too long. I put in the new Redline Gl-5 spec 75w-90 fluid and then moved onto swapping the gear oil in the transmission. Well...

Wrong_Wheel_Drive_NOT Wrong_Wheel_Drive_NOT Jul 21, 2019. 5 comments

Play stupid games, Win stupid prizes

Play stupid games, Win stupid prizes

During our Oppo Meet drive yesterday, we came across somebody doing something dumb (passing in a double yellow) while being followed by the police. Karmic justice was served immediately and I am sure the perpetrator regretted that decision. I do have some sympathy, that damn box truck was going slow as hell and could have just pulled over. Speed limit there is 55mph and we were...

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Wrong_Wheel_Drive_NOT Wrong_Wheel_Drive_NOT Jul 21, 2019. 1 comments

Great day driving, now time to relax!

Great day driving, now time to relax!

I’ve got my hammock set up tied to some sketchy rocks in Latigo beach in Malibu. Great way to round out a lovely day of canyon carving with some of you crazy people. It was a Midwest Oppo meet today apparently with 6 out of towners and three of us from the local area. I continued on with four of the folks looking to do some sight seeing and canyon carving after lunch. Now it’s time to listen...

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Wrong_Wheel_Drive_NOT Wrong_Wheel_Drive_NOT Jul 20, 2019. 3 comments

Only in Malibu

Only in Malibu

Oppo meet! Lots of out of towners. Look forward to some posting about our adventures.

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Wrong_Wheel_Drive_NOT Wrong_Wheel_Drive_NOT Jul 20, 2019. 2 comments

Ready for an Oppo Meet tomorrow!

Ready for an Oppo Meet tomorrow!

Weather was beautiful on the way home through Malibu! Diff is still full, coolant temperatures are steady, and nothing new has broken. So the Miata is ready to do some canyon carving with whatever hodgepodge crew of Oppos show up bright and early at 730am. Should be good timing to avoid the worst of the weekend beach traffic but we can only hope for no marine layer. Either way, much fun will...

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Wrong_Wheel_Drive_NOT Wrong_Wheel_Drive_NOT Jul 15, 2019. 13 comments

Waiting at the Airport, time to write about Oppo Meet from Friday

Waiting at the Airport, time to write about Oppo Meet from Friday

I’m at the LAX Cell phone waiting lot so that I can pick up my girlfriend who went on a 48 hour adventure to London on a whim. I can’t even imagine how tiring that must have been! But anyways, check out the temperature difference between home and here at the airport. 29F is a pretty large gap I’d say, especially considering the elevation difference is less than 1000 feet and it was only about...

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Wrong_Wheel_Drive_NOT Wrong_Wheel_Drive_NOT Jul 15, 2019.

Day 1 in Colorado: Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak

Day 1 in Colorado: Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak

Had a great day enjoying some sunshine and driving in Colorado. Checked out Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs in the morning followed up by a drive up Pikes Peak since it was in the neighborhood. Initial impressions of the ST is that it’s loud an bumpy, even compared to my STi. This car has about 57k miles on it and everything rattles. I mean my Subaru is an acceptable level of NVH but...

Wrong_Wheel_Drive_NOT Wrong_Wheel_Drive_NOT Jul 14, 2019.

Guess I'm going to try to go skiing in August!

Guess I'm going to try to go skiing in August!

Should be a nice long season! I'm sure it'll be all slush all day but I just want to ski in August to say I did. Gotta fix my AC for the drive up there though, it's gonna be 100+ most of the way there. Will be insane, my wax will melt off on the way haha. 

Wrong_Wheel_Drive_NOT Wrong_Wheel_Drive_NOT Jul 14, 2019.

New wheels! 

New wheels! 

Just got home with a set of wheels for the Miata since I now have Toyo RR on the other set. Two of the tires they came with are pretty shot but the other two are decent. I might just remount two of them with the tires I have and continue on. That would surely be the cheapest route for now. I’m surprised how nice these wheels are, and since they are oem, it was cheap to get them. $175 for 4...

Wrong_Wheel_Drive_NOT Wrong_Wheel_Drive_NOT Jul 14, 2019.

Bear mountain, NY is a cool place for cars and nature! 

Bear mountain, NY is a cool place for cars and nature! 

This weekend, I went hiking at Bear Mountain State park on Saturday, camped out overnight, and did a spirited drive with some Miatas and other like mined car enthusiasts. The hiking was nice and challenging and offered some glorious view points of the Hudson River, Bear Mountain Bridge, fall foliage, and even NYC in the distance. Even though it got down to 29 degrees when I woke up, camping...

Wrong_Wheel_Drive_NOT Wrong_Wheel_Drive_NOT Jul 14, 2019.

First Maintenance and Mod performed on the Miata

First Maintenance and Mod performed on the Miata

Today I did some work on the Miata, starting the process of track prepping. First and most essential mod was the Flyin Miata Front Sway bar. It was an easy half hour or so to just put the car on jack stands, take off the stock bar, and mount the bigger, stiffer bar. Then I did my maintenance item for the day, swapping the spark plug wires to try to solve my Cylinder 2 misfire. Everything went...

Wrong_Wheel_Drive_NOT Wrong_Wheel_Drive_NOT Jul 14, 2019.

Should be a good rental for the holiday weekend

Should be a good rental for the holiday weekend

Picking this bad boy up tonight and tomorrow is our planned driving day in the front range and finding some hiking to do in the morning. Who’s got good driving road recommendations within a couple hours of Denver? Planning to mostly see some scenic Vistas and maybe do some easy hiking. Hitting some twisty roads along the way seems like a nice bonus. Was thinking of going to Rocky Mountain...

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