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Car Enthusiast Club [Now Motorcycle friendly!] - First thread to 100k! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

26 minutes ago, Drak3 said:

Don't lump me in with them. I'm an enthusiast of mechanic design, be it engines, weaponry, or productive machinery. Not a guy with a wrench that reads the marketing garbage AFE/insert other "enthusiast" brand that can't legally warranty half of their products.

 

I fail to see a correlation between people screeching variations of "forced induction is more efficient!!! Reclaimed energy!!!" and anything I've said.

If you can't be civil. Please leave

 

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2 minutes ago, byalexandr said:

Alright y'all. Mod list for my Mazdaspeed3. This is gonna take a while though, remember I have to make payments on this car. And I'm probably going to let the powertrain warranty expire before I start doing anything so I don't end up voiding it.

 

Wheels will be Rota Grid 18"x9.5" 5x114.3mm +38mm in Hyper Black. http://www.ebay.com/itm/ROTA-WHEEL-GRID-18X9-5-5X114-3-38-73-HYPERBLACK-/292190536897?hash=item4407e9c4c1:g:9SoAAOSw~rpZSehX&vxp=mtr

 

Coilovers will be the Raceland Primo coilovers. https://raceland.com/coilovers/mazda/mazda-3-primo-adj-damping-coilovers-2010-2013.html

 

That will make it look kinda like this:

 

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Then I will probably get a front lip. Not sure on which one yet. Maybe mudflaps as well, I don't think so though. I will also get a front license plate relocation kit from Corksport, I like how that looks. In Texas I must have the front license plate so might as well make it look nicer.

 

After that I will get into more power, probably a Cobb Accessport, short intake, catless downpipe, a nice blow off valve and more powerful fuel pump. I don't really think I'll be doing a front mount intercooler relocation, but we'll see.

 

I don't think I will be doing anything else with the exhaust besides the catless downpipe. Unless someone knows a good and quiet aftermarket exhaust that doesn't drone at all. I am kind of tired of being loud, my MR2 was super obnoxious and droned a LOT.

 

Pretty decent I think, should be able to have close to if not 300 HP with those mods.

what about full red taillights? imo it would look good on a black car. and you might just be able to get some film, no need to replace the entire housing. and why not go axleback? cobb or corksport might have good options for it.

 

ok they don't have axle back but i doubt their catbacks would drone heavily. i feel like only cheaply made systems would drone.


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Just now, terrytek said:

what about full red taillights? imo it would look good on a black car. and you might just be able to get some film, no need to replace the entire housing. and why not go axleback? cobb or corksport might have good options for it.

 

ok they don't have axle back but i doubt their catbacks would drone heavily. i feel like only cheaply made systems would drone.

Idk, it already sounds really nice, especially cold starts. Not loud at all, also makes it easy to hear the turbo spool :)


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Just now, byalexandr said:

Idk, it already sounds really nice, especially cold starts. Not loud at all, also makes it easy to hear the turbo spool :)

ok maybe just a muffler delete then? 

 

 

and i assume you saw my full red taillight suggestion many times it's probably annoying you lol but i wanna see it happen looks more dope than stock tbh.


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15 minutes ago, terrytek said:

ok maybe just a muffler delete then? 

 

 

and i assume you saw my full red taillight suggestion many times it's probably annoying you lol but i wanna see it happen looks more dope than stock tbh.

I'll do that too. Need to find a high quality wrap though, a lot of them are really cheap and come off or discolor easily.


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1 minute ago, byalexandr said:

I'll do that too. Need to find a high quality wrap though, a lot of them are really cheap and come off or discolor easily.

yay now i wanna see it happen bc i can tell it's gonna look a whole lot meaner.

 

and i feel like a little kid asking for this kinda shit, but what about neochrome wrap on headlights?


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45 minutes ago, terrytek said:

yay now i wanna see it happen bc i can tell it's gonna look a whole lot meaner.

 

and i feel like a little kid asking for this kinda shit, but what about neochrome wrap on headlights?

Nah I like the headlights how they are. I might do eyelids with gloss black vinyl to make it look meaner, it does look REALLY freakin' happy xD


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1 minute ago, byalexandr said:

Nah I like the headlights how they are. I might do eyelids with gloss black vinyl to make it look meaner, it does look REALLY freakin' happy xD

i say go for the headlights, and maybe yellow foglights. i seem to see a lot of ms3s with yellowed out foglights, and it looks quite good.


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anybody want an NA miata that basically has an NB interior and MSM motor? https://reno.craigslist.org/cto/d/mazda-miata-turbo-speed-msm/6242692739.html and beware, he has a super descriptive description of the car in question.


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Really need to get around to cleaning these things...

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wow, really low miles, and it looks super super clean. https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cto/d/mazda-protege-dx-obo/6207536935.html and if you're curious about how my protege looks, it's basically EXACTLY like this one, only with a huge ass dent along the passenger front. but other than that it looks exactly like this one on sale.


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1 hour ago, terrytek said:

i say go for the headlights, and maybe yellow foglights. i seem to see a lot of ms3s with yellowed out foglights, and it looks quite good.

Yellow fog lights is a must

59 minutes ago, terrytek said:

anybody want an NA miata that basically has an NB interior and MSM motor? https://reno.craigslist.org/cto/d/mazda-miata-turbo-speed-msm/6242692739.html and beware, he has a super descriptive description of the car in question.

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4 minutes ago, RevoltTrain said:

Yellow fog lights is a must

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literally if i didn't see any pics of the exterior, i would've thought it was an nb ms miata. but it's pretty sweet that he managed to fit pretty much half NB in an NA miata. the exterior looks kinda rough, but that's nothing a paint job can't fix.


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7 minutes ago, terrytek said:

literally if i didn't see any pics of the exterior, i would've thought it was an nb ms miata. but it's pretty sweet that he managed to fit pretty much half NB in an NA miata. the exterior looks kinda rough, but that's nothing a paint job can't fix.

I just don't like the fact that the dedicated headlight up down switch is gone 


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One Blipshift order shows up. Orders something else. Fuuuuuuck 

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Not sure if this is a good place to ask. I have a 2006 Ford Focus. Recently replaced the blower motor and blower motor resistor. When unplugging the blower motor, I noticed the power connector was black as it was burnt. So I got a new pig tail on order and it should be in tommrow. The blower motor was the original to the car. And it does make noise that doesn't sound normal at lower speeds. Which is why I bought a new one. Well any way, could it have been that the blower motor might have been working extra hard and pulled too much power to the plug? Or is there something else I should check? 

 

My previous symptoms was my blower motor turning off at random. I would turn it off at the switch when this happen and turn it back on and it would work for a while. The resistor was corroded. Which is why I replaced it. 

 

My plan was to splice in the new wiring and be on my way. 

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13 minutes ago, Donut417 said:

Not sure if this is a good place to ask. I have a 2006 Ford Focus. Recently replaced the blower motor and blower motor resistor. When unplugging the blower motor, I noticed the power connector was black as it was burnt. So I got a new pig tail on order and it should be in tommrow. The blower motor was the original to the car. And it does make noise that doesn't sound normal at lower speeds. Which is why I bought a new one. Well any way, could it have been that the blower motor might have been working extra hard and pulled too much power to the plug? Or is there something else I should check? 

 

My previous symptoms was my blower motor turning off at random. I would turn it off at the switch when this happen and turn it back on and it would work for a while. The resistor was corroded. Which is why I replaced it. 

 

My plan was to splice in the new wiring and be on my way. 

Sounds like if you're replacing the motor itself along with the burnt wiring you should be /fine/ 

 

I have noticed as electronics get older they tend to run less efficiently and produce more heat and consume more power. Even on GPU's. 

 

One of my old GPU'S by the time I got rid of it;  wouldn't idle below 50F even with a clean cooler and nee thermal paste... And the heat it put out into the room was crazy so it was def the gpu itself doing that... It's interesting to me how that happens 

 

I remember it idling in the upper 30's a few years before that.... 


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Got a 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix with a leaky hardline Power Steering tube. Repair is gonna cost $3-400 depending on the shop, since they're just replacing the tube.

 

Since it's just a pinhole leak (for now), can I put some sort of adhesive around the line temporarily (temporary is relative) to fix the leak? As of now, a fluid refill gets me about 10 minutes of power steering until I have to dump another $2 of liquid in there.

 

Can I duct tape it enough to drive it 30 miles to a really nice and cheap garage? Does power steering liquid eat through duct tape?

 

Inb4 duct tape on pressurized parts warning. It already leaks, whats extra tape gonna do to harm it?

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2 minutes ago, infered5 said:

Got a 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix with a leaky hardline Power Steering tube. Repair is gonna cost $3-400 depending on the shop, since they're just replacing the tube.

 

Since it's just a pinhole leak (for now), can I put some sort of adhesive around the line temporarily (temporary is relative) to fix the leak? As of now, a fluid refill gets me about 10 minutes of power steering until I have to dump another $2 of liquid in there.

 

Can I duct tape it enough to drive it 30 miles to a really nice and cheap garage? Does power steering liquid eat through duct tape?

 

Inb4 duct tape on pressurized parts warning. It already leaks, whats extra tape gonna do to harm it?

You'll be fine as is. You don't need power steering. And even if it runs dry on the way there it won't do any damage 


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7 minutes ago, RevoltTrain said:

You'll be fine as is. You don't need power steering. And even if it runs dry on the way there it won't do any damage 

Okay, thanks. 

 

Completely hypothetically, can I duct tape or other adhesive/patch (not solder) it so much a replacement isn't necessary? Can I use half a roll and call it a day, or would the glue gunk it all up?

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28 minutes ago, infered5 said:

Okay, thanks. 

 

Completely hypothetically, can I duct tape or other adhesive/patch (not solder) it so much a replacement isn't necessary? Can I use half a roll and call it a day, or would the glue gunk it all up?

Patching power steering lines didn't work for me, there's too much pressure for it to hold.


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1 hour ago, RevoltTrain said:

You'll be fine as is. You don't need power steering. And even if it runs dry on the way there it won't do any damage 

Aside from your pump destroying itself, sending metal through the power steering rack, and destroying that as well.


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1 hour ago, vetali said:

Aside from your pump destroying itself, sending metal through the power steering rack, and destroying that as well.

Semantics


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6 hours ago, RevoltTrain said:

Yellow fog lights is a must

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3 hours ago, infered5 said:

Got a 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix with a leaky hardline Power Steering tube. Repair is gonna cost $3-400 depending on the shop, since they're just replacing the tube.

 

Since it's just a pinhole leak (for now), can I put some sort of adhesive around the line temporarily (temporary is relative) to fix the leak? As of now, a fluid refill gets me about 10 minutes of power steering until I have to dump another $2 of liquid in there.

 

Can I duct tape it enough to drive it 30 miles to a really nice and cheap garage? Does power steering liquid eat through duct tape?

 

Inb4 duct tape on pressurized parts warning. It already leaks, whats extra tape gonna do to harm it?

You can, but hydraulics run at thousands of psi so it would kinda be a drop of piss on a forest fire. 


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