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Ive got a problem!!! I broke off a vaccum plug on a sensor that sits just to the right and below of the fuel rail. They are two sensors that look the same, they both have two vac. lines that plugs into them and some sort of breather cap on them. Oddly, they also have the dsm star on them. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated. Also, my engine light blinks and since i broke this lead for the vac hose, my fuel milage has been cut in half. Does anyone know anything about a possible aftermarket ignition coil for the 1.8 gt???
 

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It sounds like you are describing the black and white (I believe) solenoids for the Pressure Regulator Control (most forward unit), and the VICS (closest the firewall). Either one could screw up your mileage. They are easy to find at a U-Pull-It and even easier to replace. I am sure they would be super cheap, since those guys won´t know what they are. All you have to do is tell them that they are one-way check valves. Hell, they might only cost you 5 bucks, or so.

Good luck and good hunting.

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Oh, don´t worry about the Mitsu parts. Mitsu provides a bunch of parts to almost all of the Japanese, and some of the US makers. They make a huge number of automotive electronics, so, no, you´re not driving a Mirage, or anything vaginal like that.

If it really bothers you, don´t look at your distributor. As I recall, it is made of M-parts, as well.

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DOH"" Figures!!! Hey thanks for reply, on your headlights, what did you have to do to fit, secure,wire, and seal up the bimmer units?? Are those just 90´s 3-series lights?? They look sweet!!! Thanks
 

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Thanks. I am still working out the finer points on fitment, but the function is terrific. They are 92-97 (E36) 3-series units from headlightwarehouse.com Ask for Kelly, as I recall. There service and price has made me a big fan.

As for the project, it would look more OEM if you used the clear GTS headlight covers and eliminated the standard lenses from the units. I am resisting that and trying to go without removing them. I like the cold air intake I get between the bumper and the lights. To fit them, you have a myriad of choices. I chose to lose the mounts that come on the lights, and make my own metal bracketry coming off the radiator support (in some of the same holes used by the stock lights). Remember, you will have to cut up your headlight mounts (or buy some donors from a wrecking yard) so you can mount your grill and parking lights.

I decided to run separate relays for each light, so I would, not only, get maximum voltage, but would protect my stock harness, especially if I decide to go with higher wattage bulbs. To ensure that I was getting maximum voltage from the source, I chose to take my 12v directly off the 12v post on the alternator. Believe it, or not, you could pick up as much as .5v by doing this. If you don´t believe me, get a good voltmeter and check voltage at idle at the alternator, then at the battery. You might be surprised.

To make sure I didn´t bite off more than I could chew, I did this one side at a time. That way, if I wasn´t satisified with the end result, I didn´t waste the entire dollar amount on an unsuccessful project. Glad to say that I am thrilled. These, in combination with my Camaro high beam driving lights (65watts), have me turning night into day.

Just thought I would mention tonight´s car project...Miata suspension mods. Two weeks ago we put an exhaust and bumped the timing on a ´93 Miata. Tonight, that same Miata will receive new Flyin´ Miata sway bars. If all goes well, this weekend will have me slappin´ the rest of the Stage 2 suspension kit on said Miata -- KYB AGX´s, Flyin´ Miata springs, and upper and lower supports, front and rear.

DAMN, I LOVE CAR PROJECTIN´ !!!!

Marcus

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[ Edited by stripedmx5 On Date 11-12-2002 ]
 

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geez striped, when you do a post, you do a novel
I think you could have written a book or two with all the info you´ve given everyone.
 

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Yeah, I know. You´ve heard of people who like to hear themselves speak, well, not only am I that way, but I like to read myself write, as well. 8 ) Can´t help it, but I do like to help folks out when they have questions.

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don´t get me wrong, i´m not complainin though, in fact, I WANT to do those Beemer headlight conversions, I just don´t have the time to do it, except on weekends, but thats my "sleep till 2 pm and then sit around munching on chips" time
One of these days if i find a set of those headlights sittin around in a junkyard i´ll ask for em and get around to it, I do have a friend with a welder so making the mounts shouldn´t be too hard. Keep up the novels. I enjoy reading them.
 

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Glad to do it. Hit me up any ol´ time.

Just got through with the Miata sway bars, and man is Mack jazzed. The exhaust is burning in nicely and the timing has perked up the throttle response, just right. If all goes well, my sailing regatta will be put on hold for the weekend and we can open his eyes further with the springs and shocks.

Man, there is nothing like watching a novice´s eyes open when the mods we perform make an appreciable difference. It gets me all giddy inside. Broke him in on Hella Flat-face 7" lights, as well. I think the hook is set. He will be spending more bucks very soon.

By the way, no welder necessary on the mounts, only aluminum bar and some way to bend it.

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Well, then my only problem is where to find scrap aluminum to mess around with? hmm.....cause i got a hammer to bend it with and drills to make holes if necessary.
I was sitting at a stop light earlier on my way over here and i was looking at the reflection of my headlights in the truck in front of me, and I really started to hate them. they´re ugly. But i just got my car back and I´m happy so it´s staying the way it is for now. What would be the most helpful is if you had taken pictures while doing it and created a sort of "how to" guide....and then you could have sold it for 30 bucks a piece
 

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As usual, The Home Depot is your best source for car projectin´ supplies. ; ) Just ask where you can find some aluminum flat bar and you should find a host of widths and lengths. At the time, I didn´t have a vise, so I used a pair of Channel Locks and a pair of Vise-Grips...crude, but relatively effective. A vise, hammer and Vise-Grips should be just the ticket. Be patient and your best expletives, as this may take a few tries to get it right. Remember, there is no right or wrong, as long as they work properly.

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how much did the lights cost you? im getting my car painted gunmetal grey (like skyline colored;)) and i think imma do the swap with the lights. and do you have any pics you could show me of the mod to the aluminum
 
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