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Fresh Sweet Donuts Everywhere! (work log)


lolmsp lolms3
opened my garage door and to my surprise... hmm donuts...

hmm more donuts...

*gasps* fresh sweet donuts everywhere on my FSDE!

a forged gift from the signature cupid (lol2)

block by signature sound
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lolmsp lolms3
welcome to my work log! it's going to be a long build since it's my first and i'm learning as i go. surely i'll have many questions and will appreciate every ones help. the goal for my build is very basic for now. will just to have a solid bottom end and everything else will be stock for now. will make more upgrades and get tuned as time and money permits in the future. enjoy!

externally bypassed oil pump, mbsp, and moar donuts!

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lolmsp lolms3
Mod List:
- Split Second AFC
- JoeP MBC @ 12psi
- Gauges: wideband, boost, oil pressure, oil temp
- TWM short shifter with BLOX weighted shift knob
- BC coilovers, 8k/6k springs
- AXR clunk fix
- Konig Countersteer wheels, 17x7 +40
- Rebuilt head, installed at 125054 miles
- Signature built block, installed at 125054 miles
- 9:1 compression​
- Pauter rods​
- Wiseco pistons​
- Oil squirters deleted​
- ACL bearings (tolerances are dead center)​
- Standard balanced for stock flywheel​
- Reground crank​
- ARP hardware​
- Signature coated and bypassed oil pump
- Peterson External oil PRV
- Signature powder coated valve cover
- CR3 valve cover dress up kit
- AWR 70 duro motor mounts all around minus rear. Rear is a filled OEM mount
- South Bend stage 2 clutch
- Ceramic coated intake manifold, VTCS delete, port and polished
- CX Racing FMIC (27" x 5.5" x 2.5") & piping
- Generic oil catch can
- MP3 seats from my old car
- MP3 Nardi steering wheel from my old car
- MP3 axle back from my old car
- Ceramic coated Steedspeed manifold mated to gt2860

Pending Install:
- Mazda6 front brakes

- All black Nardi Mazda steering wheel
- Pope downpipe
- Transmission upgrades/rebuild
- Paint job

- 131244: Replaced all fittings and hoses to Russell Twist Lok fittings and hoses. 05/21/2020
- 131105: Installed new valve cover gasket and NGK ZFR7F #6855 plugs (one step colder)
- 131058: Installed new radiator cap.
- 131000: Uninstalled Steedspeed manifold (runners leaking) and gt2860 (leaking oil).
- 130850: Installed Steedspeed manifold, gt2860, driver side slim fan
- 130XXX: Replaced fuel pump with a used oem unit with 103k miles. Swapped back to my previous set of coilpacks.
- 130250: Oil change
- 125054: Front sway bar bushings (OEM)
- 125054: NGK Plugs, B&A coilpacks, NGK wires changed
- 125054: Transmission fluid changed with GM Synchromesh
- 125054: Timing belt, water pump, accessory belts (Gates)
- 125054: Built block & rebuilt head goes on!
- 115000: BC coilovers installed
- 119000: Transmission fluid changed with GM Synchromesh
- 111900: Alternator rebuilt by Browning's Alternator
- 104000: Front brake pads (Wagner Thermoquiet) and rotors installed
- 99000: Split Second AFC Installed
- 99000: New Radiator (from n/a protege)
- 92000: OEM Mazda front sway bar bushings installed
- 76000: ATP wastegate actuator installed
- 75000: OEM Mazda timing belt, water pump, accessory belts installed
- 60000: Transmission fluid changed with Redline MT90

- Mazda6 front brake pads, hardware, and rotors
- SS Brake hoses
- dw 440cc injectors

Other notes because my memory sucks:
- turbo inlet fitting size is 7/16-24
- SuperMapStock v1, works really well in the winter months. Added .1 from 10psi+ from 4000-7000rpm
- SuperMapStock (unaltered), works best for summer months.
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2003.5 Mazdaspeed Protege x2
Thanks. What should I be swapping to? Only thing that comes to mind is the block doesn't have the MSP one.
The MSP has a longer stud for the oil cooler, just have to get another nut for it and make a jam nut to remove and install the longer stud.


lolmsp lolms3
what kind of black coating is that?
Not sure specifically but engine builder loves to paint and coat things. I'd say some sort of high heat semi gloss black paint. Not a rattle can job :)

The MSP has a longer stud for the oil cooler, just have to get another nut for it and make a jam nut to remove and install the longer stud.
Thanks. confirms my guess is correct!


lolmsp lolms3
made some progress today. installed the rear main seal retainer, rear main seal, oil pump, and windage tray.

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lolmsp lolms3
it's been a long time since i posted an update because i've just been slowly collecting parts whenever i had extra cash. mechanic friend picked up all the parts yesterday. will be dropping the car off in about a week or so.