Customer Reviews 3 item(s)
- Overall awesome product
Overall really good product. I did have to retap the large hole on the thermostat neck block off plate, because the boot absolutely would not thread into it. By the grace of God I had the correct BSP tap from when I tapped my oil pan for the BSP turbo drain fitting from kraken. I would have been less than happy if I didn't have this tap but probably would have just had it welded shut. After that the included bolt threaded right in. Also seems like the bleeder is finicky. I had it tightened down as far as I feel comfortable and it was still leaking about a drop every several seconds out of the bleed hole. Tightened a little more than I wanted to and seems to have buystopped but we'll seem.
Note from FM: that hole is an M16x1.5 thread, not BSP. We have adjusted the instructions to make it easier to get the bolt started in case of any minor thread deformation.
- Great for 1.8 turbo miatas
Easy install if you have the engine on an engine stand, which is the way I installed this. Instructions are decent. I must say they could include a hose clamp for the large hose going to the radiator. When I got to the gasket install the instructions say something about peeling off and placing the sticky side of the gasket to the reroute. None of my gaskets had an adhesive side. Don't know how much that matters. It's close to the firewall but very manageable. Love the one piece design. I know it would cost a lot more but I would love to have a pre-bent hose instead of the vibrant straight. It would make this so much cleaner. Something like the il Motorsports re route. Would definitely recommend to anyone to has a 1.8 turbo Miata! The ports on the reroute is the reason I purchased this setup. Two thumbs up for sure and just a few small complaints but no regrets with my $350 purchase.
- Expensive but Effective
I installed this kit on my forged 1.8bp before installing it into the car, making it extremely easy to install. Coolant temps now read 175 degrees F when im driving and spike to 185 at idle. The only time the engine has been able to get past 200 was after the car was turned off. I am running this with a stock radiator/fan, naturally aspirated for now. The bleeder is a little tricky at first but just use a small 1/4 inch wrench and its possible. Thread sealer on all threads! They included enough piping to get from the reroute and stretch under my skunk2 manifold and back up to the rad comfortably. This reroute has lowered my temps and cleaned up my engine bay. I would highly recommend this for anyone that is looking to go FI now or down the road (as they include turbo water feed block offs). Pricier than other reroutes in the market but much better engineered. Well worth the price if you want the best for your engine.