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Stu.13
PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2016 8:01 pm 
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Just a few pics from for sale advert, more will come as I sort it out.


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I just made a panty mess!!!! Always loved the white 3 mps

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MMMMmmmm, I like that Stu!


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Very sharp but needs a more Manly air freshener ;)

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Really really lovely mate. And knowing you this is going to only get better


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Stu.13
PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2016 12:12 am 
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Well the spending has started. :shock: I know these are bad for timing chains and vvt noise, mine is rattling a bit so have ordered full kit from USA.
Also got engine mount inserts on way too.

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MadazInBris wrote:
Very sharp but needs a more Manly air freshener ;)


Yep certainly does. A nice status error zombie one would look cool ;)

Sexy car there big Stu and in one of the best colours :D

I wonder if your Bj front lip would fit ?


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Stu.13
PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2016 8:24 pm 
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Air freshener is long gone, belonged to previous owner. :p

Today I changed all the indicator bulbs from orange to silvatec chrome, fortunately I could steal them from the Beej. :)
Side repeaters though are different story have to change whole unit :?
Also swapped over third brake light flasher unit.

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Stu.13
PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 11:05 pm 
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Have got all the gear together to do a service on it, just waiting on some decent weather. :?

Meanwhile I've had a play with the grill badge. Going for a red , white and black theme on the car I think.
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MadazInBris
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Lookin' Madazriffic there Stu !

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nice little mod there Stu! Looking forward to seeing this beasty at JAE :)

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Stu.13
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New TripleR Composite front splitter arrived today 8) and some red MPS stickers.

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Lovely motor mate, these look so good in white...I'm soooo jealous!

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Stu.13
PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2016 4:44 pm 
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So after washing I added go faster stickers 8)

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2016 5:23 pm 
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Yesterday I painted calipers red and fitted my splitter ( eventually, after losing half the skin off the back of my hand). Pics to follow.

Today it went in to garage to get timing chain done. Got dreaded phone call saying he'd discovered a problem with my fuel pump :shock:
The retaining collet for spring had broken and it was rubbing off cam follower. New pump from Mazda £800 +vat :evil: So instead I bought uprated Corksport internals. :)

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Oh what a feeling !
oops sorry wrong Forum ;) :lol:

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So car back on road :D
Here's some pics of progress as promised.
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Apologies for phone pics.

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Looking pretty sharp but you need STG plates now ! ;)

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Looking very very nice Stu!!!!

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Stu.13 wrote:
After ( much thanks to Adri for sourcing clear light for me)
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Your more than welcome ! spread the word!


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Stu.13
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Some pictures from a couple of shows i was at recently( excuse the watermarks)

Dumfries Motor Show

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Paul Walker Memorial at Knockhill Racing Circuit

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very very nice Stu! :thumbright: love this car!

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Really should update what I've been up to with car.
I discovered that my ECU had been locked by a previous owner putting a map on it :evil: , this stopped me from upgrading bits. So got second hand ECU and the guys at Versatune synced it to my car to enable me to install their mapping programme. Now being mapped by guy called Justin who is the guru of MPS's.
Have installed 3" intake and GFB blow off valve and am currently waiting on getting a new 3" catless stainless exhaust fitted from turbo back. :)
Also discovered a leaky rear shock and badly rusted springs so have a Koni STRT suspension kit on route .

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Looks great. I'm not a fan of the 3 mps but I love the 6 (or is it 5?) mps.
I really like what you've done to it


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So busy couple of days. ;)
Suspension changed all round for Koni STR.T shocks and H&R springs, after fighting with some stubborn bolts. :evil:
Also fitted new grooved and dimpled discs all round too. :D

Goes in next week for exhaust fitting and MOT.

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So busy couple of days. ;)
Suspension changed all round for Koni STR.T shocks and H&R springs, after fighting with some stubborn bolts. :evil:


Hi Stu,

just as a matter of interest (for me): Which bolts were stubborn? I've just replaced the suspension on my 04 SP23 and just like to know if we had similar "issues". :)

Nothing quite like yours, just all round standard KYBs w/ superpro sway bar & lower control arm bushes, sway bar links, front top mounts.

Still I was a complete newbie at this, had no help and half the time was doing it outside at night so I daresay some of my "issues" you'd find rather trivial...like trying to remove the captive nut instead of the bolt on the rear lower shuck mount ('cos I couldn't see it for what it was in the lamp light...perfectly clear in the morning sun)! :oops: :D

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So busy couple of days. ;)
Suspension changed all round for Koni STR.T shocks and H&R springs, after fighting with some stubborn bolts. :evil:


Hi Stu,

just as a matter of interest (for me): Which bolts were stubborn? I've just replaced the suspension on my 04 SP23 and just like to know if we had similar "issues". :)

Nothing quite like yours, just all round standard KYBs w/ superpro sway bar & lower control arm bushes, sway bar links, front top mounts.

Still I was a complete newbie at this, had no help and half the time was doing it outside at night so I daresay some of my "issues" you'd find rather trivial...like trying to remove the captive nut instead of the bolt on the rear lower shuck mount ('cos I couldn't see it for what it was in the lamp light...perfectly clear in the morning sun)! :oops: :D

Thanks,
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The most stubborn bolts were the rear top mount ones, had read about them snapping. :evil: Mine loosened off ok but tightened the further down the thread they got. One bolt rounded on me half way off so had to hammer smaller socket on to remove it. ;) Also the lower arm bolts were just so tight had massive breaker bar just to get them to move

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Stu.13 wrote:
The most stubborn bolts were the rear top mount ones, had read about them snapping. :evil: Mine loosened off ok but tightened the further down the thread they got. One bolt rounded on me half way off so had to hammer smaller socket on to remove it. ;) Also the lower arm bolts were just so tight had massive breaker bar just to get them to move


My rear top bolts were easy but we don't have the salt/corrosion problems DownUnder of course. The threads do tighten but that's due to dirt for us. Only other corrosion found was surface corrosion on a couple of subframe bolts and the lower engine mount bolt, inside away from external moisture exposure... a bit concerning in a way!

I was using a breaker bar for the first time... bought a 600mm (2'). Lucky I have a good socket set to use with it too & plenty of pentrating oil + time assisted too.

My main PITA was the driver's side (RHD, i.e. UK/Oz) Lower Control Arm front mount bolt. This very conveniently placed (not) bolt was blocked by the A/C compressor which is a box bolted to the engine base. The only solution (apart from jacking up the engine) was to remove the LCA rear bolt & knuckle ball joint and twist the unit so I could work the bolt out. Luckily the bush survived the abuse- the local suspension place had said it was the toughest bush! Also during reassembly the rear subframe was lowered so bolting the LCA back into position was then easy due to the extra clearance/angle available.

Oh, by the way...Nice looking car! :D

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