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  • R.I.P. 1.6 Engine

    As of last night at around 12am my 1.6 officially died. It lost all of it's blood going down the loop in Athens, and the temperature shot like a bullet. But it was too late, loud knocking and smoke came in. 3rd gear felt like 5th gear at 30mph. It stuttered and smoked, but continued, and I drove it close to home before it took it's last gulp of air and shut off for the last time.

    The motor saw great times, 180,000 miles exactly almost. It saw long road trips to Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, the north Georgia mountains on endless occasions, and more. It saw autocross and track days. Even some drifting. It saw close to 9,000RPM for almost a year. It bounced off the rev limiter weekly.

    I thank you little 1.6 for giving me fun times, and as for my little bright cone red Miata, don't worry little guy, you will have a new engine to beat up and do the same thing to two years later again.

    R.I.P. My 1.6...you will become my coffee table.

  • #2
    i still wanna know what happened.
    DIE WHITE GIRLS

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    • #3
      The autopsy will begin tomorrow morning.

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      • #4
        ^ X2. I wanna be there when it gets pulled and dissected. I'll bring the cherry picker. :p

        *Edit* Neeeeevermind. Damn my slow internet.
        Last edited by Roadster; 01-19-2009, 10:33 PM.

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        • #5
          Damn... it finally went. I guess this is why you've been looking at the rotary options then. I'm kinda sad, that thing was a tough bastard!

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          • #6
            well it looks like we will never get that race, darn.

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            • #7
              Well it's getting another 1.6 put in, so sure we will.

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              • #8
                put a 1.8, it swaps in hella easy
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                • #9
                  I'm assuming the 8,400 rpm revs that you were talking about has something to do with this....

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                  • #10
                    Possibly, but it took over a year for any effect.

                    And no I prefer the 1.6's personally.

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                    • #11
                      yeah, 1.6 FTW.
                      DIE WHITE GIRLS

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by jesseealexander View Post
                        yeah, 1.6 FTW.
                        For shizzle mah nizzle

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                        • #13
                          Meh it's just like how people try to comfort themselves with the "it's not the size that counts." You know damn well if you had a 1.8 you would have loved it more! And now you are all too stubborn to go back on yourselves.

                          1.8 FTMFW!

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                          • #14
                            Well, I have both...and its 1.6 FTW :)
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                            • #15
                              ^Oh snap!!

                              Honestly, after 1.8's I have driven I really did like the 1.6 more. I have no problem swapping if I thought it was worth it. ;)

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