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Old 09-08-2020, 09:38 AM   #1
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Sure, just start the engine



https://forum.miata.net/vb/showthread.php?t=725007

TL;DR: Newbie (somehow) drops a ~pea-sizedchunk of porcelain from spark plug into cylinder, cannot tell if it was vacuumed out or not, and after even suggesting firing up the engine, some people tell him to go for it. WTF.

Some of the questions and answers make it apparent how little people know about engines, never mind materials.
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Old 09-08-2020, 10:10 AM   #2
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What I love is that it appears that no one suggested lowering the piston to the bottom of the stroke so he'd have better access. Also, apparently no one understands how vacuums work.
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Right. I mean, I don't judge anyone for not knowing. I judge them for offering "guidance" on the matter.
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This actually made me chuckle
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Itís not the worse rattle Iíve ever heard.
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Miata.net is a really odd place. Lots of people at the peak on the Dunning-Kruger curve
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Old 09-08-2020, 12:27 PM   #6
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Miata.net is a really odd place. Lots of people at the peak on the Dunning-Kruger curve
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