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2003 Mazda Protege5
So had to ghetto hookup my boost gauge with the help from the fiance lol vacuum is around -20 during warm idle but is boosting around 6-8 psi. Right on target, but feels like it falls off to me. Who knows. Car is on the road. Im happy.

You can see the vacuum line coming in thru the window lolz gotta do whatcha gotta do
 
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2003 Mazda Protege5
Put around 330 miles on the car yesterday and trouble free (sorta) about a week ago I downshifted and did a little pull and the CEL popped on after 700 miles. Can't find my code reader so I got my buddy from Autozone to read them. P0421, P0660, and P2006. P0421 is just a cat issue (I'm about 3 minutes away from getting a hacksaw and chopping it off). 0660 and 2006 are the usual solenoids, so according to the forum the 2006 is a runner valve issue so I'm gonna test these solenoids soon. Cause both of my cars chew through these every few weeks. The car is running lower boost, which I read is a side effect of the 2006 code.

I ran into some bad luck, I was going to Williamsburg, VA for a job interview and a truck shattered a corner of my windshield on the sedan so now I need 2 windshields lol On my way to VA beach yesterday I realized how bad I flat spotted a tire bad but I drove the wagon as fast as I ever have. Hit about 122 before I got off of it. Idk what the stock speed limiter is but my balls ran out before I could find out lol I also need to look into getting an alternator with more amps or something, when the sub starts booming my lights get to flickerin lol
 
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2003 Mazda Protege5
Got a little surprise goodie I managed to snag off facebook coming tomorrow after work. Will post pics ASAP
 
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2003 Mazda Protege5

picked this up for $150. Just had to drive 3.5 hours each way to get it lolol


I'll get a turbo one day.... maybe...
 
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2001 Mazda SP20 323
Daaaamn, that looks nice! What's the condition like? You and Riot can swap notes on restoring carbon fibre lol
 

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