What have you done to your MS3 today?

JamesCH

Ex FSAE. New MS3.
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2009 Mazdaspeed3; 1991 Turbo Miata
I've sold mine as well, in favor of a Lexus GX470. Growing family and the opportunity for offroading/overland camping drive me to an SUV for daily driving. I still have my RX8 for the summer though!
 

MikeHTally

Speed3 & TWO Hemis
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2008.5 Speed3, 2006 Chrysler 300C, 2003 Ram 1500
Changed the oil. I let it go a bit too long. Last change was 5/7/16 (9 kilomiles ago) (whistle).
 

Preferio

I break stuff.
Contributor
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2003 Mazdaspeed Protege 1660, 2004 Winning Blue RX8, 2005 Mazda6
Engine failed in spectacular fashion in early January. Not in boost, not under load, just cruising along, started misfiring (MIL flashing) and BOOM at 197,702 miles.

So, picked up an 08 CX7 (99K) that had the engine disassembled after a timing chain failure with the cylinder head gone through at a machine shop and an intact bottom-end for $1,000. Just got it for the engine, but it is in such good condition that I decided to keep it and get it going. Grabbed another CX7 engine with a blown head gasket for $150, had to remove it myself and am starting the process of rebuilding this one. Also picked up a CX5 as a daily. Fun times.
 

hugador

Contributor
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2009 MAZDASPEED3
Hello, long time no post. Still got the car with 64,7xx miles on it. I had low boost issues due to burnt down pipe so bought new one and wrap the inter cooler pipes with heat wrap because of tight fit pipes rub against each other. I gain 36.02hp & and 21.86lbft by installing a CorkSport Turbo and the 3.5 bar map sensor that came with it. So now car is making 346.02hp and 376.46lbft at 21psi on the dynapack with 91 pump gas. OEM turbo was tuned at 19psi. Done other work here and there but so far car is doing fine.
 

MikeHTally

Speed3 & TWO Hemis
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2008.5 Speed3, 2006 Chrysler 300C, 2003 Ram 1500
Rolled up the 60,000th mile arriving at work Wednesday. Only took 125 months. :p
 

MikeHTally

Speed3 & TWO Hemis
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2008.5 Speed3, 2006 Chrysler 300C, 2003 Ram 1500
Pair of Continental DWS/06s to replace two that were too worn to repair. I'm done with Discount Tires. They denied the mileage warranty claiming the tires had not been rotated enough. That explains why I had to do the last two rotations. They were stalling to get out of the warranty.
 

Preferio

I break stuff.
Contributor
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2003 Mazdaspeed Protege 1660, 2004 Winning Blue RX8, 2005 Mazda6
Installed a used engine, new clutch, new braided clutch line, new starter and a bunch of other items. Need rear sway bar brackets because I keep bending the cheap ones.
 

MikeHTally

Speed3 & TWO Hemis
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2008.5 Speed3, 2006 Chrysler 300C, 2003 Ram 1500
Wednesday night I hit a desktop-size chunk of concrete in the road. Both right-side tires and wheels are toast. Fortunately, nothing else is hurt. I bet the right front wheel is aimed a bit out now. Tires and wheels coming Thursday or sooner.
 
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