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05-08-18, 09:49 AM
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Posted By lcdial

Thanks to you both. I considered using the...

Thanks to you both.

I considered using the stock wiring (in fact, finding that led to me getting fog lights to begin with), but the stock wiring (at least in my car) didn't extent all the way...
05-08-18, 06:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By lcdial

Switched +12V for fog lights

Hi-

I'm looking for suggestions on where to grab some power for fog lights. They're currently tapped into the constant power going to the horn relay, but I'm not wild about the load on that wiring...
03-14-18, 06:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,742
Posted By lcdial

So, I used the points recommended in the FSM for...

So, I used the points recommended in the FSM for my jack stands. My car's pinch welds were already pretty much flattened by the time I got it, so I didn't have that concern. Plus, those points seem...
02-20-18, 09:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By lcdial

Having just done this last week, I can say...

Having just done this last week, I can say emphatically: get the brace.

The lip on the oil pan is unforgivably thin, and you'll likely warp it a tiny bit removing it. The brace helps keep even...
02-20-18, 08:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By lcdial

I just did this on jack stands using an engine...

I just did this on jack stands using an engine support bar:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MQZ5GMS/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

This is very similar to the Mazda SST...
02-13-18, 08:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,843
Posted By lcdial

Stuck with the Loctite 5900. I had bought 2...

Stuck with the Loctite 5900. I had bought 2 tubes because I didn't know how much I'd need. For future reference a single 50ml tube was enough for me (with a bit left over), although I was panicking...
02-12-18, 07:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,843
Posted By lcdial

Soooo..... I did it! Resealed with nary a drop...

Soooo..... I did it! Resealed with nary a drop after 24 hours! I went with the parallel beads of sealant (see pic), but I think my original issue was just a failure to appropriately torque the...
Replies: 30
Views: 1,435
Posted By lcdial

I'll echo these comments. The pop-up / redirect...

I'll echo these comments. The pop-up / redirect ads are really bad now. It used to just be once in a while, now it's all the time. Also, are these paid ads? They look like scams....

Also, to...
02-06-18, 09:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,843
Posted By lcdial

Thanks. I've got a new pan coming today from Ray....

Thanks. I've got a new pan coming today from Ray. My old one was fairly straight, but sticking it on a straight edge all around, I noticed some almost imperceptible bending at the rear. Seeing as...
01-31-18, 11:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,843
Posted By lcdial

Looking again at my pan, it's fairly straight and...

Looking again at my pan, it's fairly straight and true. Laid it on a panel of glass and didn't see any major irregularities that can't be smoothed over.

When I laid the bead of sealant, I did it...
01-30-18, 11:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,843
Posted By lcdial

So, I pulled the pan again tonight. Definitely...

So, I pulled the pan again tonight. Definitely leaking at the rear -- the pan lip was covered in oil. Did not expect that. Looks like I'll be ordering a new pan. The existing pan seems fine, but...
01-30-18, 06:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,843
Posted By lcdial

Thanks. I'll admit that I probably slacked off on...

Thanks. I'll admit that I probably slacked off on the star pattern when torquing it down.

On the tightening, I've seen mixed advice on the forum about waiting before tightening. Waiting an hour...
01-30-18, 12:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,843
Posted By lcdial

Unhappy Oil pan reseal with brace ... Still leaks. :(

**Reposting here -- accidentally posted in "General Discussion" via mobile.

Okay... I attempted the dreaded oil pan reseal, and, despite my best efforts, it didn't seem to work. Looking for some...
01-25-18, 08:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,450
Posted By lcdial

I'm resurrecting this thread to make a...

I'm resurrecting this thread to make a clarification because it confused me confused me. show everyone that I can't tell the difference between the FC forum and the FD forum.

For what it's...
01-15-18, 11:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 555
Posted By lcdial

Thanks, Dale. A little prying and the bugger...

Thanks, Dale. A little prying and the bugger dropped right out! Seems simple now, but I'm always cautious before applying brute force!

Now, the fun part!
01-15-18, 10:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 555
Posted By lcdial

Help Removing Front Subframe

All-

I'm engaging in the old oil pan reseal, and I've hit a snag trying to remove the front subframe. All of the guides just gloss over this, so I'm stumped. How does one remove the subframe? ...
01-12-18, 05:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,009
Posted By lcdial

Okay everyone, I'm doing it. I've gotten so far...

Okay everyone, I'm doing it. I've gotten so far as to lift up the engine with my new engine support bar, and I don't think I've broken anything. That said, there is one thing making me anxious:
...
01-09-18, 08:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,009
Posted By lcdial

All- Thanks for all the input. I've decided...

All-

Thanks for all the input. I've decided I'm going to attempt this over the next several weeks. I'll be ordering some parts and tools tonight, so be on the look out for threads titled "What...
01-04-18, 07:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,009
Posted By lcdial

Thanks for the encouragement. I figure this is a...

Thanks for the encouragement. I figure this is a good project to get my feet wet on wrenching on the 7. Probably learn a bit about where things go as well. Pulling the engine is probably a couple...
01-04-18, 11:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,009
Posted By lcdial

Thanks, everyone. This is why these forums are...

Thanks, everyone. This is why these forums are so great.

I've got her up on jackstands now, so I'm thinking I'll tackle this project over the winter. I don't have an engine hoist, but it seems...
01-03-18, 07:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,009
Posted By lcdial

MA Help an amateur with oil leak!

Hi all-

First, let me start by saying this forum is unbelievably helpful. Second, I've had an FD for almost a year now, and it is by far the best car I've ever driven. So much fun.

Now, I'm new...
08-03-17, 08:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 602
Posted By lcdial

So, I wanted to post the (hopeful) resolution...

So, I wanted to post the (hopeful) resolution here for posterity:

On the PowerFC Commander, I upped the deceleration fuel cutoff with AC from 1200 to 1350. That seems to have smoothed it out a...
08-02-17, 05:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 602
Posted By lcdial

Dale C- Thanks for the pointer on the PFC. ...

Dale C-

Thanks for the pointer on the PFC. Below is a screenshot of the page of the manual where deceleration fuel cut recovery can be set. That seems very promising. I'll give that a try and...
08-01-17, 07:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 602
Posted By lcdial

Thanks. That's helpful. I'll dig through the PFC...

Thanks. That's helpful. I'll dig through the PFC manual (as intimidating as that is). That may lead to me posting a few more questions, since I don't really want to blow anything up.

My fans...
08-01-17, 06:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 602
Posted By lcdial

Thanks all. You've given me some leads. As to...

Thanks all. You've given me some leads. As to the question: the car does have a lightened flywheel and an upgraded clutch. Would that change things?


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