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Re: What did you do to your car today?

Postby Dell'Orto » Sat Apr 29, 2017 1:49 pm

GDII wrote:
Dell'Orto wrote:Picked up another 4AGZE the other day, big port one this time. Given I have a bigport inlet manifold sitting in my pile of bits, am tempted to build a turbo motor now...

Turbo the red one!


WTB - Link, turbo and manifold. Have some 600cc injectors in my stash of bits I forgot about too :lol:
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Re: What did you do to your car today?

Postby Dell'Orto » Sat Apr 29, 2017 1:58 pm

Oh, and now that I can seemingly access the forum from my PC again, here's a pic of the pistons from the smallport - lots of evidence of blowby there. Big ends show signs of neglect/abuse, but the crank is fine. Mains are like new!
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Re: What did you do to your car today?

Postby Bling » Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:25 pm

Sweet uhhh mazda...

Charged it's battery today, what a treat. Might even go for a Sunday drive in it tomorrow if I have time. Otherwise it's pretty much ready to hibernate till spring again :cry:
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Re: What did you do to your car today?

Postby sergei » Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:56 pm

Replaced chain tensioner in wife's IST.
Here is the write-up:
https://sergei.nz/replacing-timing-chai ... n-a-1nzfe/

I would take cambelt over chain any day!
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Re: What did you do to your car today?

Postby Vertigo » Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:21 am

Dell'Orto wrote:Oh, and now that I can seemingly access the forum from my PC again, here's a pic of the pistons from the smallport - lots of evidence of blowby there. Big ends show signs of neglect/abuse, but the crank is fine. Mains are like new!
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Your image is a trademe link :P Could you post the actual image?
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Re: What did you do to your car today?

Postby Dell'Orto » Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:52 pm

Failtastic ctrl+c :lol: Updated now.
Zero progress on Corolla, because I realised trying to build a turbo motor while having an inaccessible single car garage and near vertical driveway was a silly choice, so in the process of buying a better suited house/garage combo.
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Re: What did you do to your car today?

Postby Leon » Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:05 pm

Going to be selling the Altezza V8. Looks like no immediate takers, so will have to brave Tardme.

Though looks like I should be able to do another Manfeild Autocross in it on Sunday.
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Re: What did you do to your car today?

Postby Dell'Orto » Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:21 pm

Swp f0a pity pup n xbox no cordz?
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Re: What did you do to your car today?

Postby MAC_HATER » Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:53 pm

Don't forget the iphone 4 that's locked for some reason and "jus nedz a reset ay"

Otherwise I managed to score a set of JZA70 factory alloys for cheap, I don't *need* them, but Ive wanted them for years haha
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Re: What did you do to your car today?

Postby Mr Ree » Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:21 pm

Nice score, mate. Its always nice to have OEM parts, even if they just stay under the bench for the time being.
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Re: What did you do to your car today?

Postby GDII » Sat Jun 17, 2017 5:50 pm

Took it for a WOF but headed into the city first to grab some shots. Passed it's WOF fine.

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Re: What did you do to your car today?

Postby phoenix » Sun Jun 18, 2017 12:10 am

Leon wrote:Going to be selling the Altezza V8. Looks like no immediate takers, so will have to brave Tardme.

Though looks like I should be able to do another Manfeild Autocross in it on Sunday.


How much?
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Re: What did you do to your car today?

Postby Leon » Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:00 pm

$11k

Did another Manfeild autocross today in it. Maximum fun achieved. Uploading vids.
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Re: What did you do to your car today?

Postby Leon » Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:51 pm

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Re: What did you do to your car today?

Postby MAC_HATER » Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:40 pm

Mr Ree wrote:Nice score, mate. Its always nice to have OEM parts, even if they just stay under the bench for the time being.


Yeah haha, worst case they will be perfect for keeping the car rolling while its off the road getting worked on, and its current wheels refreshed, and maybe chuck on for the odd car meet or something :P - freight stung me hard though, cause they have to go on the ferry, but still cheap enough :P
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Re: What did you do to your car today?

Postby Pelo » Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:58 am

Not today, but this month - I got some factory FD wheels, sold the 17"s, and fitted some lovely new Potenza RE003 in the stock 225/50R16 size.

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Re: What did you do to your car today?

Postby GDII » Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:16 am

Pelo wrote:Not today, but this month - I got some factory FD wheels, sold the 17"s, and fitted some lovely new Potenza RE003 in the stock 225/50R16 size.

That looks really good with the factory wheels. The 17s look nice too if that's them in the background?
You'll love the RE003s. Plenty of grip all round.
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Re: What did you do to your car today?

Postby Pelo » Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:51 am

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Pelo wrote:Not today, but this month - I got some factory FD wheels, sold the 17"s, and fitted some lovely new Potenza RE003 in the stock 225/50R16 size.

That looks really good with the factory wheels. The 17s look nice too if that's them in the background?
You'll love the RE003s. Plenty of grip all round.


Thanks, the 16s do look great for stock wheels. The 17s were very nice wheels, 3 piece Racing Beat. But the ride (on country roads) is so harsh on these cars, even with my stock suspension, that more tyre profile was called for. It also tramlined a bit with the low offset. Now I get to experience the car as Mazda intended.
I've got RE003 on my 6 wagon as well. They are very confidence inspiring, although a bit loud for a family wagon.
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Re: What did you do to your car today?

Postby GDII » Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:57 pm

Pelo wrote:
GDII wrote:That looks really good with the factory wheels. The 17s look nice too if that's them in the background?
You'll love the RE003s. Plenty of grip all round.


Thanks, the 16s do look great for stock wheels. The 17s were very nice wheels, 3 piece Racing Beat. But the ride (on country roads) is so harsh on these cars, even with my stock suspension, that more tyre profile was called for. It also tramlined a bit with the low offset. Now I get to experience the car as Mazda intended.
I've got RE003 on my 6 wagon as well. They are very confidence inspiring, although a bit loud for a family wagon.

I found them a little louder than what I had before but then I changed wheel and tyre size quite significantly.

205/55/R15 on 15x6.5 and 225/50R15 on 15x6.5 in Toyo T1R with very soft sidewalls to 215/40R17 on 17x8 and 245/40R17 on 17x9 to the RE003 which being lower profile would make sense they are a bit harsher and louder but not by enough to be annoying. Running Prothane bushes and TRD springs makes the ride a little less comfy but the response in steering is so much better. The T1Rs were comfy but sidewall flex made the steering response slow and spongy and on the limit the car would move around far too much on the tyres.
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Re: What did you do to your car today?

Postby wde_bdy » Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:17 pm

Bought a totally sensible vehicle to replace my old Dyna van as a tow vehicle. :lol:
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