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Re: What did you do to your car today?

Postby Monsterbishi » Fri May 04, 2018 10:25 pm

Started wrapping my new engine harness tonight, is a combination of Mazda MX5, Mazda Familia and Ford Mustang Harnesses running a Link G4+ ECU :-)
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Re: What did you do to your car today?

Postby Pelo » Tue May 08, 2018 10:41 am

Went to another track day at Hampton Downs club circuit. So fun. So wet in the morning. I had a high speed spin into the grass at the exit of turn 3. Luckily no damage. An R35 GTR hit the wall :(
Here is some video, not too exciting, I didn't have the camera running for my spin or the GTR crash. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSTwLfBerGg
It's my first attempt using my new go pro and DashWare to do the overlays. Unfortunately only one of the sessions actually registered GPS data.
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Re: What did you do to your car today?

Postby Boosted_162 » Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:41 pm

Ended up buying another car :lol: Mazda 2 sport in manual. Really good fun and great on gas! Only got it as was offered it from a friend for a crazy price.

So today I changed the oil and filter, replaced the cabin filter as it was ridiculously dirty, and ordered a pair of T1Rs for the front.

Bloody cars still keeping me broke :lol:
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Re: What did you do to your car today?

Postby GDII » Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:09 am

Boosted_162 wrote:Ended up buying another car :lol: Mazda 2 sport in manual. Really good fun and great on gas! Only got it as was offered it from a friend for a crazy price.

So today I changed the oil and filter, replaced the cabin filter as it was ridiculously dirty, and ordered a pair of T1Rs for the front.

Bloody cars still keeping me broke :lol:

What year is it?
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Re: What did you do to your car today?

Postby Boosted_162 » Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:51 pm

GDII wrote:
Boosted_162 wrote:Ended up buying another car :lol: Mazda 2 sport in manual. Really good fun and great on gas! Only got it as was offered it from a friend for a crazy price.

So today I changed the oil and filter, replaced the cabin filter as it was ridiculously dirty, and ordered a pair of T1Rs for the front.

Bloody cars still keeping me broke :lol:

What year is it?


2008. Ironically the second newest car I've owned yet one of the cheapest :lol:

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(That photo was when my friend got it - it was alot dirtier when I got it :lol:)
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Re: What did you do to your car today?

Postby GDII » Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:15 am

Nice colour. We had one of these as a work car. It was auto but I liked it more than the new ones we have. For a little econobox they are too bad.
The sports version has a bit stiffer suspension I think which would make them a bit better as a drivers car.

I've got a 2005 Demio manual which is pretty good. It's small but big at the same time. Getting around 6.7litre per 100km when half highway half town driving.
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Re: What did you do to your car today?

Postby Boosted_162 » Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:10 am

GDII wrote:Nice colour. We had one of these as a work car. It was auto but I liked it more than the new ones we have. For a little econobox they are too bad.
The sports version has a bit stiffer suspension I think which would make them a bit better as a drivers car.

I've got a 2005 Demio manual which is pretty good. It's small but big at the same time. Getting around 6.7litre per 100km when half highway half town driving.


Yeah this has stiffer suspension and low profile tyres so handles pretty well! Only makes like 100hp but pretty damn fun. And do much cheaper to run than a 2.5l Outback :lol:
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Re: What did you do to your car today?

Postby GDII » Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:01 pm

I'd like to get a set of those wheels in dark grey for our one. The plastic wheel covers just don't cut it. They are pretty bashed up too.

The drive by wire throttle is really odd. Sometimes it will take of really fast and other times it just don't want to go. Not really hesitation, just the computer being a bit slow. I'm used the to manual foot controlled throttles I guess and this being a cheap car has a low tech system controlling it. Also any RPM over 4000 and it doesn't really get much power. These engines are not designed to rev like the older stuff. Power and torque down low for city driving.
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Re: What did you do to your car today?

Postby Boosted_162 » Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:29 pm

Changed the spark plugs and gearbox oil in the Mazda. Such a joy working on a simple motor and manual gearbox :D

Also getting around 6.5l/100km without even trying which is awesome on the wallet.
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Re: What did you do to your car today?

Postby GDII » Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:18 am

That's pretty good on fuel. Just cracked 600km on 41l yesterday in ours. 6.8l/100km doing half and half highway and city driving.
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Re: What did you do to your car today?

Postby andrewgreen1000 » Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:37 pm

Speaking of fuel economy, I picked up one of these to use as a new daily.

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Re: What did you do to your car today?

Postby BlakeNZ » Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:11 pm

Mr Ree spent the afternoon putting the interior back into the Soarer, after i stripped it whilst chasing drag times, about 4 years ago!!!. Quite a big job. And did he find some dodgy stuff from some previous owner stereo install/removal. A big lead that had a live feed from the battery, probably to a big amp, was left in the boot with exposed wires on the end. That's where i carried fuel!!!
It's a total sleeper now.
The car hadn't been started for a year.. and it started straight up! Mr Ree could not believe it.
Much appreciated Mr. Ree, for lending your time and skills, as I was lacking the time and patience to make it all happen.
In other news, we have replaced our 2006 Previa with a 2013 Camry Hybrid. Red, with Black interior, NZ new. It does 33/67% city and highway driving respectively, and is averaging 5.9-6 litres per 100km, did 4.9 l/100km on the way home from supermarket tonight(25km flat commute).Will let you know what we get out of a full tank. Unlike the Prius, the Camry has a fullsize(65l) tank.
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Re: What did you do to your car today?

Postby Boosted_162 » Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:57 pm

Decided to start stripping my old RP01s i've had sitting around for years. They used to be white!

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1 of them is damaged so may try get it fixed. I have no home for them yet :lol:
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