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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2016 12:29 am 
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sweet car Andy, gorgeously smooth humming engine. Steal of a price. Good to see you my friend.


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maZZda
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I adjusted the headlight beams.They was slightly up due to unLowering" the car for winter season. :lol:
Aslo, today i ordered the wheels that i always wanted: Wolfrace Katana 17" :badgrin: :badgrin:


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Finally got my rx8 alloys on, which raised her up nicely. Might get over speed bumps now lol. Need to start saving for brake upgrade tho as the standard ones look like milk bottle tops in the 18's


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Really, nothing.. :lol: :lol:
But today i finally found whole MS design kit(splitter,sideskirts and mudflaps).. :hello1: :hello1:
I spoke to the guy who sell them (a whole car really) and tomorrow will go to him and hopefully will get them of myself from the scrapy F.. :bounce: :bounce:
Wish me luck guys.


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maZZda wrote:
Really, nothing.. :lol: :lol:
But today i finally found whole MS design kit(splitter,sideskirts and mudflaps).. :hello1: :hello1:
I spoke to the guy who sell them (a whole car really) and tomorrow will go to him and hopefully will get them of myself from the scrapy F.. :bounce: :bounce:
Wish me luck guys.

Good luck dude! Keep us updated! :thumbleft:

Last night I went into the garage and tried to turn the F over for a bit........flat! But then I have no idea why I expected it not to be lol

Will get the battery on charge Thursday/Friday and give it a run to warm :)

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maZZda, did you get that stuff?

Today, I jet washed under the car and all the arches, then I fitted the stickers Howie sent me, cheers mate, pics in my V6 thread :thumbright:

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andym323 wrote:
maZZda, did you get that stuff?


Yep, had all the adds off the car myself.They weren't at the state i was hoping they will be.Now they are at repair service.Maybe Monday i will get them.You can see them at my F thread. :)


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Took Minnie for the retest today, she passed, only cost me £200! :?

Rear discs, rear pads, both brake cables and the cost of the test! :?

And on the way back, she developed V6 clutch pedal bolt syndrome! :doubt:

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maZZda
PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:13 am 
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Had the wife's F bleeded with new brake fluid, i changed the bottom part of filter box with the one from my silver F because the "hooks" at the back were broken,cleared and regreased the bushings on the bottom end of the gear stick, i had the cover sheet for the exhaust pipe from the silver one(the silver one is with extended shaft down) and put it in the blue one so it doesn't stick anymore,installed electric aerial(as it was manual and broken),i searched all wires for speakers and anthena controls and connected them, changed all blown interior bulbs,refiled with gasoline and cleaned it.
There is more to do,but we will see when..


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maZZda
PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:56 pm 
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New parts for the blue F:
Rear spats from V6

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A little late this evening and a bit dirty, but they fit nice. 8)
I have a V6 strut brace waiting to be fitted in the F, but that will be later.
The strut brace is a UK import by the way,my friend from wich i got it says that he bought it from someone here in this forum. 8)


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maZZda
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Strutbrace installed.Here is a pic from the measurring.. it has 3mm from the brace and intake now :D

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Might someone recognise his old brace :lol: :lol:


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Well not done to the car, but got my membership package through.
So if I have another f/ish car do I get another pack ;)

Also who do I ask for my number, no card in the package. Lee, hughie or Andym
Not bothered but thought I would ask :)

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maZZda
PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:59 pm 
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Yesterday actualy, i put 4 new winter tyres Laufenn LW31 on the 15'' wheels and put them on the car:

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Also put the 4 winter tyres on the blue F... :D

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And discovered why "blue" has no hand brake.. the drums are stucked.. they do not return as they should (the handbrake arms) and there's no pads(shoes) any more..
The silver will donate it's leftovers to the blue verry soon :lol: :lol:


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maZZda
PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:14 pm 
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Today i changed the rear brakes (swaped the drum brakes) on the blue F.
They were seazed and caused more fuel consumption, had loose hand brake and poor braking performance :lol:
So i used the leftovers from Anti(the silver F) and successfully fitted them to the Blue.
Cleaned backplate with brake cylnder on it, fitted the shoes and drums from Anti and it was just undo the hose and the 4 bolts of the backplate remove the old and fit the "new" in then bleeded the system.Easy.
Now she has rear brakes,handbrake V6 lip infront and 2 stripes with Bulgarian mazda club for the number plates..
Also pour in some antifreeze coolant. 8)
So the donation is done! :lol: :lol:
And i found out that there's huge battery pack for my cordless screwdriver lying in the engine bay :badgrin: :badgrin: :badgrin:

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Today, as screen demister wasn't brill, thought I'd look at the motor. In doing so I removed the grey chamber alongside which held, to my surprise, the "cabin filter", took it out, cleaned & vacc'd it as best I could then put it back together withot touching the motor, result; heater & side vents greatly improved, now waiting for misty screen to see if demisting is any better. Don't know if anyones already been down this route but thought I'd share anyways. Cheers for now, Paul.


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maZZda
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Today i did all this:
Bleeded brakes on Blue as it had some air left in them, sprayed rust transducer inside the rear arches of Blue with a straw and a syringe,i put it's wheel covers (gigle translate says "hubcaps" :lol: ),painted the remus body black(after all the years now it's black again :lol: ),painted the doors(down edge) so it's not silver(zink) any more,glued the new wing on Blue's hatch door(still staying with weights on it),mounted new horns,Mounted new horns on Anti too,soldered one broken wire on Anti for the lighting in the luggage compartment,Checked all fluids for levels,pour winther screen washer fluid(-20C),found where the voltage was hiding on my friend's Rover,and he finally has 4 fog lights..(nightmare) it's like disco lights infront... yellow,white,normal bulb light,and Cob low beams.. :lol:
Also found out that some kid stole my MS air valve caps.And i swear for 10 mins.. then it passed..
So, i'm really tired.. :D

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maZZda
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Washed outside and cleaned inside both Fs.Then took Blue out for a quality time with my family up the mountain.After a 4 hour relax lying on the grass it started to rain.. :roll:
here is one realy nice picture:

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Nice pic, did you remove the old oem tow hook for fitting the new strap?


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No, i did cut it, but i drilled a hole in the assembly so the strap is attached to the base of the stock tow hook.
That way if i need to pull/tow the car the strap will hold.


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Cool that's was I was wondering, it looks like the stock tow hook has vertical bolts rather than horizontal ones.


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brucey76
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took the ze for its dreaded MOT. Got a mahoosive failure list unsurprisingly. hopefully get the majority sorted at the weekend. mostly rear brakes which I knew about prior to the test anyway, She's been stood for 10 months only shifting from one side of the drive to the other as necessary so seized callipers were always on the cards, hand brake cable snapped as I left it for test(nice timing) and apparently blue lights are a failure( someone best tell the rozzers) then of course the usual drop link lol. All in all not as bad as it could have been but then I found out how it was forced passed its emissions. We all know about letting the car get warmed up before hand helps but have you every heard of boiling off the engine coolant? that is a recipe for disaster if you ask me and when I found out what he'd done my blood boiled. 4 months I sat every night engine in pieces in my living room with a Dremel, gently grinding and polishing the ze "internal bits" butterflying even the vris valves before putting it together and installing it.( don't know how I'm still married) engine absolutely mint after a few tweaks, only for some nugget to think that the warping of the heads was worth the risk to get zero emissions from a 22 year old car. My normal MOT guy was away in france but I needed to know what I would have to do to get her through MOT before japfest. Never again


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brucey76 wrote:
...have you every heard of boiling off the engine coolant?


boiling off the engine coolant?!! Is that what I think it means?? Overheating the engine until the coolant boils???

The only ways I can think to easily do that is:
a) Prevent the fans starting up
b) Prevent the coolant circulating
c) Remove the pressure cap whilst hot (which is extremely dangerous).

What a wonderful idea for any water-cooled engine, let alone aluminium alloy ones.

Or maybe the coolant leaking into the cylinders from the cracked/warped head causes the emissions testing device to be confused and let it pass. :badgrin:

However that does lead to the point that if your ECU coolant temp sensor (not the temp gauge on the dash which is often a separate sensor) is underreading, the car will likely run rich as the ECU determines it to either be in warm-up mode or not yet in 'closed-loop' mode with the O2 sensor. This could provoke a fail. The only way I can think of to diagnose this is to look at the reading from the ECU engine temp sensor and compare it against the actual coolant temp.

Even worse, if the coolant did boil in the system that can perhaps leave trapped gas pockets that cause hot spots that could lead to engine failure later on. Of course you're long gone from the garage by then...

If the mechanic did do something not-so-smart keep the details so if anything goes wrong you can make them pay. In the meantime perhaps bleed the cooling system appropriately to see if there are any trapped gas pockets (& remove them).

Hope all's OK with the engine and you get though the MoT stuff!

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I have no idea how the coolant was removed. Needless to say I was absolutely livid. I refilled it with boiling water from the kettle as soon as I got it on the drive. So it wouldn't cool the engine rapidly and possibly crack anything. I have since ran it on tick over for 10 min and it sat quite happily just below half on the temperature gauge. It didn't seem to lose any water and there's nothing under the car. No white smoke either so fingers crossed when I get at it at the weekend I'll see if there's any actual damage before I put the antifreeze back in.


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SerenaJ
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brucey76 wrote:
All in all not as bad as it could have been but then I found out how it was forced passed its emissions. We all know about letting the car get warmed up before hand helps but have you every heard of boiling off the engine coolant?


Holy **** on a stick :shock:

How the **** is that tester still actually employed?!!! I hope you ripped strips of him and whoever had trained him / was supposed to be managing him.

And reported the garage to whatever professional body it might belong to.

Un-freaking-believable.

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The picture on today's oil-stained tee should tell you everything about which car I'm working on this afternoon, and precisely how I feel about it:

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Current status (at 13:23, ironically enough)

Intake manifold and throttle body OFF
Rear cam cover and failed gasket OFF
Damaged power steering pipe OFF

:banghead:

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Not sure if this should go here or in my car thread. Well you can have the gory (boring, actually) details here and I'll mention it in passing in my thread ;-)

So after a run up to the beach and back with my daughter I thought I'd sort a issue with the window washers. This of course led to other issues...

1) The driver's windscreen washer nozzle head had one of its two holes blocked so it only sprayed very weakly. Furthermore it was aligned wrongly, leaving a dry wipe area to the bottom of the driver's wiper. First step was to check the water level was OK (see 2 below). It then took a while and various bits of different thickness wire, but I got it clean, but still not aimed correctly. So the next step was to realign it, luckily it's one of the adjustable type, but still it was tough given small pieces of wire and not wanting to budge after 24 years. But it relented and I even cleaned it further. This now resulted in a stream of water shooting over my shoulder & onto the adjacent car's rear quarter whilst I was crouched in the driver's door area! More realignment and the result was good.

2) In performing 1) above I checked the water level in the (front) washer reservoir. Unfortunately it smelt like wet hay so I'm worried about what may be in there after 24 years and whether it may lead to reclogging of the nozzles. I may have to look at getting it out and cleaning it in the future...

3) Decided to check the rear wiper reservoir, to discover that it was ok- clean and mostly full. But this led to 4...

4) ... which was that the rear boot compartment light didn't work. After pulling the lamp cover off and fiddle, fiddle, fiddle, I went looking for the switch. Obviously, it must work off the hatch somehow, but I couldn't find it (more on this later). Finally I went for the multimeter, the results were inclusive & not helped by a fading screen under torchlight. Went looking for the hatch switch again, couldn't find it but it had to be there... Finally looked at the hatch latch, wondering if it could somehow be in there. Fiddled the latch, decided Mazda couldn't be that stupid and went to reassemble the lamp for the moment. Got a fright when the lamp came on when the bulb was reinserted. Retested with the multimeter, the results were conclusive- power was there. Still I didn't make the association with the latch. It was only after a search on this forum I found the following thread which confirmed that the luggage compartment lamp hatch switch is located in the latch!

Approx 3 hrs for 2 trivial fixes/diagnoses, grrr.... good thing I don't take on serious issues like you guys!

Patrick


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