What have you done to your P5 today?

RPRP5

2002 Mazda Protege5
Finally bought a code scanner to get rid of P0122, P0106, P1569, and P0660 that had been there since I got the car a couple months ago.
 

RPRP5

2002 Mazda Protege5
SHOW US YOUR NEW P5s! RPRP5 and

dorihachigo!!!​

Ask and you shall receive!
(side note: Please don't kill me for the condition that it's in. It's my first car, I'm it's 7th owner, and it has a rebuilt title)
 

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BenjiHoggi

OEM+
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Oregon, USA
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22v Protege5
Ask and you shall receive!
(side note: Please don't kill me for the condition that it's in. It's my first car, I'm it's 7th owner, and it has a rebuilt title)
No shame in that whatsoever! In fact, it looks to be in fairly decent condition actually, at least relative to the average P5 I see for sale. In my area, they're all beat to death or dealers want $6k for the nice ones (absurd!). Kinda shocked that you're the 7th owner though...hopefully it's not a lemon or some deterrent like that.
 

RPRP5

2002 Mazda Protege5
No shame in that whatsoever! In fact, it looks to be in fairly decent condition actually, at least relative to the average P5 I see for sale. In my area, they're all beat to death or dealers want $6k for the nice ones (absurd!). Kinda shocked that you're the 7th owner though...hopefully it's not a lemon or some deterrent like that.
The snow is covering up the paint fade/flake on the roof, but it seems to be mechanically solid aside from a couple minor things (Struts need replaced, wheel bearings, an alignment...etc).
 

BenjiHoggi

OEM+
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Oregon, USA
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22v Protege5
The snow is covering up the paint fade/flake on the roof, but it seems to be mechanically solid aside from a couple minor things (Struts need replaced, wheel bearings, an alignment...etc).
That's not terrible. It's a great opportunity to learn to do those sorts of repairs (if that's something you fancy) and it'll save you some money. As long as the motor is solid and the strut mounts aren't rusted through, you've got a solid platform IMO.
I bought my car needing new front bushings/balljoints, new motor mounts and new rear brakes. Did all of them myself and learned a lot. And not too hard or expensive either.
 

RPRP5

2002 Mazda Protege5
That's not terrible. It's a great opportunity to learn to do those sorts of repairs (if that's something you fancy) and it'll save you some money. As long as the motor is solid and the strut mounts aren't rusted through, you've got a solid platform IMO.
I bought my car needing new front bushings/balljoints, new motor mounts and new rear brakes. Did all of them myself and learned a lot. And not too hard or expensive either.
I was out driving like a jackass today because I left my wallet at home while I was shopping at Walmart and didn't want the little old lady that was so kindly watching my cart to start putting back items, and now my clutch is making a lovely metal on metal noise whether I'm slipping it, and sometimes it'll do a high pitch noise. So I think a clutch/throw out bearing will be on the cards soon. Luckily for me, I've got jack stands, tools, and I can get the parts for cheap.
 

BenjiHoggi

OEM+
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Oregon, USA
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22v Protege5
I was out driving like a jackass today because I left my wallet at home while I was shopping at Walmart and didn't want the little old lady that was so kindly watching my cart to start putting back items, and now my clutch is making a lovely metal on metal noise whether I'm slipping it, and sometimes it'll do a high pitch noise. So I think a clutch/throw out bearing will be on the cards soon. Luckily for me, I've got jack stands, tools, and I can get the parts for cheap.
Big sad. My boss always quotes Murphy's law in situations like those, and he's always right. "Anything that can go wrong will go wrong."
You'll be happy to know that a replacement OEM clutch kit is only $99.28 on Amazon.
 

RPRP5

2002 Mazda Protege5
Big sad. My boss always quotes Murphy's law in situations like those, and he's always right. "Anything that can go wrong will go wrong."
You'll be happy to know that a replacement OEM clutch kit is only $99.28 on Amazon.
I better budget a whole day for it because, to be honest with you, I have never turned a wrench in my life. I'm quite scared of ******* something up, but at the same time, I think it'll be exiting to do so (and a bit of a b****, since, New England winter weather isn't the best time to be putting my hands on metal)!
 
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SHOW US YOUR NEW P5s! RPRP5 and

dorihachigo!!!​

Here you go! I resorted the headlights and claybar the whole car. Turned out pretty good, no signs of clearcoat damage. The roof is quite dull still, I might use a compound and polish.

Short shifter, expansion tank, led headlights and fogs came it. Quite stormy this week so I might do this next week along with oil change.
 

RPRP5

2002 Mazda Protege5
Here you go! I resorted the headlights and claybar the whole car. Turned out pretty good, no signs of clearcoat damage. The roof is quite dull still, I might use a compound and polish.

Short shifter, expansion tank, led headlights and fogs came it. Quite stormy this week so I might do this next week along with oil change.
How's your gauge cluster so damn bright? Mine is dim as ****, even on its highest brightness setting
 
Are those specifically the ones you bought? I've bought a few different LEDs of the same design (LEDs on top and sides) and they all seem inconsistently bright, so my cluster looks a bit spotty. Would totally buy those if your experience has been good with them.

Yes those are the exact led's I bought. It's not as apparent in the picture, but there are some dim spots on 'H' and 'E' on the left side and around '4' and '5' in the tach. It's not too bad at all.
 
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