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01-17-18, 11:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 834
Posted By Gen2n3

Article: I took on the fastest man on the Dragon with a Ferrari 458 Speciale

Greeting Fellow FD Members!

In honor of DGRR 2018, registration currently open btw, I wanted to share this article from Road & Track. It is titled, "I took on the fastest man on the Dragon with a...
01-17-18, 11:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 913
Posted By Gen2n3

Sgtblue, No, it doesn't get any simpler than...

Sgtblue,

No, it doesn't get any simpler than that. Great photo of your car!

Cheers,
George
01-15-18, 08:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 913
Posted By Gen2n3

Goodfella, Thanks for sharing the pics! The...

Goodfella,

Thanks for sharing the pics! The best license plate frame I ever saw read: "Faster than a... [top row] SPEEDING TICKET [bottom row]" It was on a Porsche 911 during the mid 90s.
...
01-13-18, 10:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 371
Posted By Gen2n3

Morodizal, You are fine. Running a lower...

Morodizal,

You are fine. Running a lower rated fuse will not cause any issues. That means the threshold to blow the fuse is 20A lower than stock. If the fuse does blow, you could either replace it...
01-07-18, 09:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 437
Posted By Gen2n3

Simon, Track back the schematic from Pin 2D....

Simon,

Track back the schematic from Pin 2D. The +12V signal originates from the battery (alt is in parallel to charge it once car is running), flows through MAIN fuse (120A) then to B1 fuse (40A)...
01-06-18, 09:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 437
Posted By Gen2n3

Hello Simon, Since you installed a different...

Hello Simon,

Since you installed a different radio then you should start there.

My questions for you:
1. What did you search for?

2. Did you download the FSM?

Cheers,
01-04-18, 12:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 582
Posted By Gen2n3

Bill, You are very welcome! I'm glad to...

Bill,

You are very welcome! I'm glad to lend a hand. Post your pics in the odo repair thread once the board is all cleaned up. Let's knock on wood that the repair is a long term fix!

Cheers,...
01-02-18, 10:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 651
Posted By Gen2n3

LS Swap FD on RCR

Congrats to the owner of this FD who appeared on Regular Car Reviews (RCR). This quickie had some good POV and sound. The look of horror on Mr. Regular's face was priceless! I believe the same owner...
12-31-17, 12:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By Gen2n3

Nemo, Thank you for the feedback. I'm glad...

Nemo,

Thank you for the feedback. I'm glad to hear that you eliminated the turbo timer and verified that the bulbs are not LEDs. Here are my recommendations:

1. Disconnect the battery, remove...
12-27-17, 07:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By Gen2n3

From the photos you sent, that turbo timer drew a...

From the photos you sent, that turbo timer drew a lot of current!

Go through the wiring diagram manual systematically.

1. Verify that your wiring harnesses pass resistance checks between system...
12-22-17, 10:31 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,077
Posted By Gen2n3

Now you can focus on capacitor and various solder...

Now you can focus on capacitor and various solder joint replacements.
12-22-17, 10:27 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,077
Posted By Gen2n3

Bill, I have good news and more good news. ...

Bill,

I have good news and more good news. First, the good news about checking both traces. Well done! On to more good news, the ZD5 trace sounds good, even with a measurement of 4.1M Ohm. If...
12-13-17, 03:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 607
Posted By Gen2n3

Exclamation Additional How-To Link

This is a list of How-To, DIY, or Troubleshooting threads that I separated from a post because it may mislead people when using the "Search" function on the forum. Its intent was to create a short...
12-13-17, 03:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 770
Posted By Gen2n3

Exclamation General Soldering Tips-Tricks-Advice

This is a general list of soldering tips, tricks, and advice that was condensed from several FD Odometer / Speedometer repair posts. It is not exclusive to the FD odometer repair but can be applied...
12-12-17, 10:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 582
Posted By Gen2n3

That is very unusual. That could be a weird rev...

That is very unusual. That could be a weird rev limit buzzer warning.

What other electrical gremlins lurk in your FD? Does the odo work? How accurate is the speedo?

Do you have any issues with...
12-12-17, 05:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By Gen2n3

Pour the trans fluid through the dip stick port.

Pour the trans fluid through the dip stick port.
12-07-17, 01:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 419
Posted By Gen2n3

Uspare, Make sure you inspect and tighten...

Uspare,

Make sure you inspect and tighten any lose connection between the battery, chassis ground, engine ground wire(s), and the starter. Check both Positive (+) and Negative (-) cables. Roughly...
12-02-17, 10:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 765
Posted By Gen2n3

Thumbs up Logicon Front Panel Solder Joint Repaired

Here are the before and after photos of smikels' (Shane's) logicon faceplate:
...
12-01-17, 08:11 PM
Replies: 9,039
Views: 2,915,697
Posted By Gen2n3

Welcome back, AMP. Both cars look sharp & clean!...

Welcome back, AMP. Both cars look sharp & clean!

Cheers,
George
11-22-17, 08:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 430
Posted By Gen2n3

roudy, Several years ago, I replaced the...

roudy,

Several years ago, I replaced the driveshaft on my FC. It was a stock N/A coupe. If my memory serves correct, I went with an AL driveshaft from MazdaTrix. I wanted a slightly better...
11-19-17, 11:19 AM
Replies: 9,039
Views: 2,915,697
Posted By Gen2n3

Sharing some photos of the FD over the past 2yrs....

Sharing some photos of the FD over the past 2yrs.

Cheers,
George

...
11-11-17, 06:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 571
Posted By Gen2n3

Looking at the schematic above, I'd say that the...

Looking at the schematic above, I'd say that the Body CPU (#2) is suspect. The wiring from the battery to the door key/ignition switch lights is straight forward. The path to ground runs thru CPU #2...
11-11-17, 06:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 515
Posted By Gen2n3

Ron, Shoot me a PM when you are ready to...

Ron,

Shoot me a PM when you are ready to tackle the odo project. I'll be happy to help. Changing out a wire harness isn't as delicate as soldering components on a circuit board. Please use caution...
11-11-17, 08:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 515
Posted By Gen2n3

ronarndt, This topic is extensively covered....

ronarndt,

This topic is extensively covered. Search for the "just got done figuring out how to fix an FD odometer" or use this link here for additional info:...
11-05-17, 12:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 607
Posted By Gen2n3

Exclamation DIY / How-To / Troubleshooting Thread Links by Gen2n3

Good evening Members!

This is a list of How-To, DIY, or Troubleshooting threads that I separated from a post because it may mislead people when using the "Search" function on the forum. Its intent...
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