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05-19-18, 12:07 AM
Replies: 5
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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: 10
Views: 735
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: 599
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: 688
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: 1,120
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: 411
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: 1,344
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: 531
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: 599
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: 416
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: 650
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: 747
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: 581
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: 1,016
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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