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09-05-18, 01:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 504
Posted By LongDuck

Pro-Tip: Noisy cabin & trans? New shifter boots.

After replacing my driveshaft with a Mazdatrix aftermarket, I noticed a lot of rattle-y, grumbly gear noise and what I thought was U-joint noise. Trying to troubleshoot this, I figured it may have...
08-20-18, 01:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 380
Posted By LongDuck

I'll tell you right now, it's your speedometer...

I'll tell you right now, it's your speedometer cable where it enters the back of the speedo. My car makes the same noise when it's cold out, as the grease inside the speedo gets thicker and poses...
08-09-18, 01:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 566
Posted By LongDuck

Under the steering column, in the Driver's side...

Under the steering column, in the Driver's side footwell, there's a blinker relay which can sometimes fail, resulting in the Turn Signals not working correctly. Since the Hazards use the same relay,...
05-19-18, 12:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 371
Posted By LongDuck

Hey, OP - first off, welcome aboard. You'll find...

Hey, OP - first off, welcome aboard. You'll find this is a great group of enthusiasts that go out of their way to help out new people working on these older cars.

On your question above, Mazda...
04-25-18, 01:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 921
Posted By LongDuck

Direct link (pun) as who knows how long the...

Direct link (pun) as who knows how long the original content will be around; Mazda Fusible Links (http://www.jimrothe.com/mazda/fusible_links.html)

Details:
Fortunately, aftermarket fuse...
03-20-18, 01:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 668
Posted By LongDuck

It's not in the FSM. Surging is caused by the...

It's not in the FSM. Surging is caused by the steel throttle rods (the rods that hold the butterfly valves, and rotate in order to let more/less air into the intake) running inside unsleeved aluminum...
02-28-18, 09:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 872
Posted By LongDuck

Nice work, and good problem solving skills. With...

Nice work, and good problem solving skills. With the rarity of parts getting worse each year, these types of fixes become more common. Like you, the underside of my SE has a natural undercoat of oil...
01-16-18, 11:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,174
Posted By LongDuck

You can't put more on after you cut it off, so...

You can't put more on after you cut it off, so I'd start by cutting off 1/2"-3/4" and see what you think. Yours have definitely been rubbing. Once you cut them, spray the lower perch with black spray...
12-16-17, 11:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 417
Posted By LongDuck

Or you crimped a hard line on the left side...

Or you crimped a hard line on the left side preventing the brake fluid from flowing. This can happen if you let the strut hit the hard line when reinstalling. Bleeding that caliper will tell you...
12-15-17, 12:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,659
Posted By LongDuck

The 40mm offset is perfect for the GSL-SE, as I'm...

The 40mm offset is perfect for the GSL-SE, as I'm running 38mm offset on my current wheels (15x6.5), and would likely land about the same place in terms of clearance. Remember that the -SE has bolt...
12-01-17, 12:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 599
Posted By LongDuck

I had a perfectly good, original factory 13b from...

I had a perfectly good, original factory 13b from a GSL-SE that was sold to me with ~120k miles on it that sat on an engine stand in the corner of my garage for 13 years before I installed it into my...
11-24-17, 07:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 617
Posted By LongDuck

It's the grease. Now that it's getting cold out,...

It's the grease. Now that it's getting cold out, the grease gets thick and cause the needle to stick or be sluggish. I have thie slow start issue and it's only about 50F out. Mechanical, not...
11-18-17, 11:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 421
Posted By LongDuck

Go somewhere else, because that shop mechanic has...

Go somewhere else, because that shop mechanic has his head up his ass. I ran RB springs on my 80LS for many years and they ended up on my current 84SE. The only difference is that the strut tops...
11-17-17, 10:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 656
Posted By LongDuck

Having a spare engine on a stand in your garage...

Having a spare engine on a stand in your garage is a huge benefit, and at $200, well worth the drive. I bought a SE 13b from a forum member here who was doing a turbo2 swap into his SE and kept that...
10-29-17, 12:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 833
Posted By LongDuck

Grab. The. Taillights! NLA from Mazda and...

Grab. The. Taillights!

NLA from Mazda and Mazdatris wants $350 for just the right side. Being modular, the lenses can be swapped for reverse and brakes, though the turn signal lenses are specific...
10-21-17, 09:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 630
Posted By LongDuck

I put in a Racing Beat aftermarket made by KoyoRad...

Same issue. The bungs have been made with a collar that prevents use of stock plugs, sensors and has to be cut back in places to fit the shroud.

on the Coolant Level Sensor, without a bung on top...
09-29-17, 01:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,156
Posted By LongDuck

I'm running a RB header, PP presilencer, and the...

I'm running a RB header, PP presilencer, and the stock airpump co-exists with it all just fine. In fact, the airpump ensures you're getting enough fresh air into the exhaust on deceleration so it...
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