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    What have you done to your P5 today?

    My P5 is no more. A summer and a half of monday nights on the track finally took its toll on the rusty unibody :( Luckily the engine will be transplanted into a buddy's msp, but the rest of it will be sent to the crusher.
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    What have you done to your P5 today?

    Spent the better part of the day working on it. I finally replaced my broken parking brake linkage and the battery. I used a size 26R battery instead of the stock size since it's the smallest one I could find that wasn't crazy-expensive. I also installed a Progress rear anti-roll bar and some...
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    What have you done to your P5 today?

    Finally hooked up the steering column tonight and realigned the clockspring. You'll be happy to hear that it makes quite a big difference! I no longer have to fight with the car around low speed corners. Parking is still a b****, but not as bad as it used to be. Overall I'd say it was worth the...
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    What have you done to your P5 today?

    Suuuure, just fly me down and I'll do it for free :D I'll report back once I get the steering column connected to the pinion u-joint.
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    What have you done to your P5 today?

    ^-- Those are some seriously nice pictures! Looks like you got your money's worth on those pads ;) Over the weekend I removed the steering rack to depower it. What a pain in the ass. It's mostly done, I just need to reconnect the steering linkage inside the car. Pics: http://imgur.com/a/UL4eA
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    What have you done to your P5 today?

    ^Thanks again, if I get around to doing it before him I'll post some pics.
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    JaLMP5 Build/Progress Thread

    Sub-a-dub-dub.
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    What have you done to your P5 today?

    That's the confirmation I was looking for, thank you!
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    What have you done to your P5 today?

    My P5 is still alive! Today I ordered a bunch of parts to get it ready for lapping season: front brakes, end links, and a beefy rear anti-roll bar. Yesterday I managed to loosen the steering rack bolts, in an effect to properly depower the rack. A lot of people I spoke to say to just loop the...
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    What have you done to your P5 today?

    Have a look here: http://www.floptical.net/mazda/service_web/
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    Protege5: Harder, not Smarter!

    This project is incredible, thanks for all of the awesome updates!
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    Does your Alt. belt squeal ????

    That's one heck of a wall of text; I'll do my best to answer what I can. So crappy remans and possible over-tightening was the reason for the multiple alternator failures. The thing is, if the alternator was properly rebuilt with quality bearings then even if the belt was a little on the...
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    Does your Alt. belt squeal ????

    I gotta agree with tweety2300 on this one, reducing the alternator field current is not a solution to this problem. You'll just end up draining your battery. You need to address the root cause of the problem, either your belt is worn/insufficiently-tightened, the alternator is bad (4...
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    Protege5/protege part out!

    PM'd for sway bar
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    What have you done to your P5 today?

    Started it (or tried to start it) for the first time in over a month. The -20C temps have taken a toll on the 6-year-old battery because it didn't even turn over. So I plugged it into my big-ass battery charger and after 5 minutes of charging (at 20A!) it turned over pretty well (with help of...
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