Freak monster typhoon has flooded Manila. Am stranded in my sister's house. My dad calls me to tell me the car is half under. Crap.
2 weeks worth of rain in 3 frikin hours! 4-5 feet in 6 hours (in the middle of the night). No one had time to react. Whole houses have been washed off! Ugh. Shades of Katrina. Kinda hard to complain about my car...still...The worst deluge since 1967; PAGASA reported that in three hours, as much rain as normally falls in two weeks soaked the Metropolis.
Yeah, that pretty much describes my Sharka rebuild. We form bonds with these silly hunks of metal. Neither flooding nor near-death on a freeway can break these bonds. My hat's off to you for your decision to save it, my friend!I realized that in a weird way, I have a bond with THIS car. Have had the BEST times with this car. SO if I CAN save it, I WILL.
I think the blower should be pretty well sealed. But it is a good opportunity to service it. We have a strange ECU, remember my car is a 96 1.6 which is a Euro "detuned" MX5. Detuned meaning lower compression and different ECU pinouts & maps (more low end). All of which are good for boost, but bad in terms of plug & play compatility with aftermarket ECUs made for the Miata. Maybe a MS with a custom harness would work...As for starting the car, I think I'd give it a while. Take lots of stuff off and let everything dry out. Perhaps take the nose off the blower? Turn it upside down and drain/change the oil at least.
What kind of ECU? Might be a good excuse to upgrade to the latest Megasquirt or Hydra hotness...