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cooling in the desert

Postby magick » Mon Aug 02, 2010 8:38 am

Hi everbody - just installed my o2sensors and gear shift knob and I love it. Sadly my thermodtst workrd fine - on to the radiator - Brian please tell me what to order and I willorder today. Also should I still purchsce the radiator cowl? Apparently I need an air filter as well - this shop told me to talk to you about cold air induction??? Again your help is so appreciated!!!!

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Re: cooling in the desert

Postby Brian » Mon Aug 02, 2010 8:56 am

The intake won't help the radiator function, I would try a radiator cowl cover as the next step to keep temperatures under control...it forces more air through the radiator.

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Re: cooling in the desert

Postby magick » Mon Aug 02, 2010 11:20 am

I think I just want to go ahead with the new radiator - can it hurt anything at this point? So I just need a basic air filter than? Would you go ahead with the radiator cowl as well?
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Re: cooling in the desert

Postby Brian » Mon Aug 02, 2010 3:01 pm

magick wrote:I think I just want to go ahead with the new radiator - can it hurt anything at this point? So I just need a basic air filter than? Would you go ahead with the radiator cowl as well?


I would start with one of those....certainly the rad cowl cover is less expensive and easier to do (you can do it at home in about 10 minutes...real easy). Might be worth trying that and then doing the radiator upgrade if needed. Our Miata Koyo Radiators should cure the issue for forever (here are the links...we have the 37mm size Koyo for 90-97 Miata, and we have the 37mm KOYO Radiator for 99-05 Miata)
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Re: cooling in the desert

Postby magick » Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:51 am

next question - within 5 miles of 02 sensor installation I got a trouble code from one of them - of course the shop won't help me because I brought them in - any idea on that. And I love my shifter !!! It Rocks!!
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Re: cooling in the desert

Postby Brian » Tue Aug 03, 2010 2:26 pm

That immediate engine light likely means the shop didn't wire or install the O2 sensor correctly. They should agree to look at it again because the odds are very high they goofed up (can be as simple as pinching the wires where they enter the sensor head).
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