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04-17-19, 01:00 PM
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Posted By wstrohm

Wow, I forgot how impressive this forum is....

Wow, I forgot how impressive this forum is. Thanks for all the advice! Wife (it's her car) wants that switch working; I already suggested bypassing it. "I won't drive it until it's fixed - period!"...
04-16-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 454
Posted By wstrohm

Question Starter Interlock Switch

Our '94 FD starter interlock switch under the clutch pedal has become intermittent. The local dealer stated that this part is discontinued and not available from Mazda. Unless someone here can refer...
01-02-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 352
Posted By wstrohm

Actually the WAV file does play on my Hackintosh,...

Actually the WAV file does play on my Hackintosh, but the tone is very low-volume. I hear 5 "beeps" consistently repeated. I think post
#34 by Gen2n3 below correctly describes the meaning of the 5...
11-22-18, 01:13 PM
Replies: 2,442
Views: 191,577
Posted By wstrohm

"A no stories, extremely clean CYM under 10k...

"A no stories, extremely clean CYM under 10k miles will break $60k." All those years of potential driving, lost forever... sigh.
11-18-18, 06:57 PM
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Views: 191,577
Posted By wstrohm

Historical Trivia... September 1994 -- Our FD

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09-02-18, 12:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 720
Posted By wstrohm

Once again, thank you for your comments. I would...

Once again, thank you for your comments. I would like to point out an error from the linked thread quoted here:


According to Mazda's illustration in post #50 (attached), the reduction in nozzle...
09-01-18, 07:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 720
Posted By wstrohm

OEM ECU. Arrgh. As far as I know...

OEM ECU.



Arrgh. As far as I know Yoshiya at Neptune Speed bolted the original oil metering pump to the new rotor housing and installed my new OMP lines. I will check with him. Thanks for the...
09-01-18, 04:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 720
Posted By wstrohm

Is OMP Working?

A little nervous here... recently replaced engine, new OMP lines. Nearly 2K miles on new crate engine (almost 115K miles on car). Dipstick indication has not moved since the engine install; still at...
08-01-18, 12:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,120
Posted By wstrohm

Can't come close to the prices mentioned above,...

Can't come close to the prices mentioned above, but our A/C system was overhauled with a new Denso compressor by the fellow below. He has been in this business for lotsa years. He does (or did) have...
07-30-18, 05:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,906
Posted By wstrohm

An astute observation, arghx. I'll look into...

An astute observation, arghx. I'll look into that. Thanks!
07-27-18, 06:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,906
Posted By wstrohm

Thumbs up Emissions Testing Update for 2018

Here are my latest CA smog test results for our '94 FD. This is the first test with the new engine (1 K miles on engine, 114K on car). Compare with previous test(s) in my previous post #21.
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07-23-18, 10:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 481
Posted By wstrohm

It's wife's car, and she is "a little old lady...

It's wife's car, and she is "a little old lady from Pasadena." She actually kept the rev counter under 3K rpm for the 1st 1000 miles after the engine replacement! (I think now she is up to 4K rpm...
07-22-18, 03:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 481
Posted By wstrohm

Thanks, Dave. Seems normal, then.

Thanks, Dave. Seems normal, then.
07-22-18, 11:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 481
Posted By wstrohm

Long-Term Tire Wear

Our '94 FD seems to wear the rear tires slightly more quickly than the front. There are currently about 30K miles on the Bridgestone LS-V set, not frequently rotated, and the rear tires are...
04-07-18, 11:19 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,775
Posted By wstrohm

My '90 Miata VIN displayed "JM1NA3516... What's...

My '90 Miata VIN displayed "JM1NA3516... What's on the VIN of the 99-05 cars?
03-31-18, 11:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,906
Posted By wstrohm

Or add a circuit similar to the one I described...

Or add a circuit similar to the one I described in post #11 to the existing OEM ECU ("PCME.")
03-30-18, 11:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,906
Posted By wstrohm

Rotary engines do not need EGR to pass CA...

Rotary engines do not need EGR to pass CA emissions. EGR is for reducing peak engine temps which reduces NOx emissions. Peak temperatures in the 13B engine never get high enough to cause problems;...
03-26-18, 06:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,906
Posted By wstrohm

No Need for EGR to Pass CA Emissions

Our '94 car has been passing CA emissions for years, specifically for the last 10 years without an EGR valve (it's blocked off). But in order to fake the PCME's EGR monitor into reporting normal...
03-20-18, 11:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,758
Posted By wstrohm

My plastic covers won't hold onto the new setup...

My plastic covers won't hold onto the new setup either. I have also read that someone else had that problem. Oh well, into my
"parts" box they went.
03-08-18, 11:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,758
Posted By wstrohm

The illustration on Amazon's website does not...

The illustration on Amazon's website does not match the "Tuff Support Lift Supports" that I bought and installed. Amazon shows a body-end bracket already attached to the lift support, which would...
02-07-18, 01:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,758
Posted By wstrohm

How much does it weigh? It's pretty hard to push...

How much does it weigh? It's pretty hard to push our hatch lid down with the new lift supports, but this is a plain lid with no wing.
02-06-18, 11:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,758
Posted By wstrohm

Ha! The car is 24 years old and I'm almost 78!...

Ha! The car is 24 years old and I'm almost 78! We're in a race to the finish and there "ain't no long term," sorry!
02-05-18, 05:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,758
Posted By wstrohm

Sorry; added pics of pkg labels above. The unit...

Sorry; added pics of pkg labels above. The unit looks like the OEM except for the ends. Hatch lid end is a ball socket with retainer, just like the OEM support. Car body end is a flat metal piece...
02-05-18, 02:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,758
Posted By wstrohm

Rear Hatch Lift Supports Replacement

Just finished replacing our '94 FD's rear hatch lift supports with aftermarket type. Other threads have covered this subject, but I didn't note usage of this particular brand ("Tuff Support") in any...
01-25-18, 12:47 PM
Replies: 2,442
Views: 191,577
Posted By wstrohm

Hm... CW '94, tan leather, metal sunroof... hm....

Hm... CW '94, tan leather, metal sunroof... hm. (See sig below... many miles, but brand-new engine, turbos, wiring, etc, etc. I have no idea where that puts our car!!)
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