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    Yes I agree. Will get measurements after tear...

    Yes I agree. Will get measurements after tear down and then order pistons. Would be nice if 0.050" overbite was all that I need but I'm not optimistic. What happens after 0.100" pistons are too...
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    I used seafoam and it makes a ton of smoke. No...

    I used seafoam and it makes a ton of smoke. No idea if it cleans anything. When I took the intake and head off they were still completely covered in soot. I used a wire brush on a power drill to...
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    If you read the manual it says those pressure...

    If you read the manual it says those pressure specs are for a warm engine. The piston thermally expands and closes the gap to the cylinder. Makes a difference but the test is still worth doing cold.
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    I just replaced mine. Corroded through and...

    I just replaced mine. Corroded through and wouldn't clamp.

    Did the cable burn or the clamp? Excessive current and long starting can melt the lead in the battery (ask me how I know).


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  5. Thread: Byebye P5

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    Byebye P5

    I have some thru rust in that exact same area. Was thinking of welding a brace on it. Probably won't last long enough to worry about it though.


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    I've done the rebuild 3 times including a seized...

    I've done the rebuild 3 times including a seized crank. Machinist swapped the rod caps and I didn't check when I reassembled. Was breaking it in and pushed clutch to turn around and it locked up.
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    I disagree. You only need the starter and head...

    I disagree. You only need the starter and head installed to check this. Timing system is required but the Ecu and sensors are not. That said, a leak down test is more comprehensive. THAT said, both...
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    I had some similar issue when revving past 5k. I...

    I had some similar issue when revving past 5k. I go the check engine light do cam sensor. Did some reading and wondered if the timing belt was a cause. The belt is around 30k miles and 3-4 years old...
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    Can we search for members based on location? I'm...

    Can we search for members based on location? I'm wondering if there are any ms3 owners in Charlotte that would go with me to check it out.

    Just checked the car fax and it was a repo from 2013...
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    Agreed. Clean the battery terminals and...

    Agreed. Clean the battery terminals and connectors. That's free. Charge the battery and see if it takes a full charge. Then take that to an auto parts store like autozone. They will check the battery...
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    I guess I'm just getting too old for this fancy...

    I guess I'm just getting too old for this fancy nanny computer stuff. Maybe I should put a kl in the protege.


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    It has throttle by wire? Ugh, I like a cable so...

    It has throttle by wire? Ugh, I like a cable so I always have control.

    Thanks for the feedback. I'm sure going from 130 hp peak to 250ish I won't give a crap what rpm the torque is.
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    Thanks for the reply. Sounds like I shouldn't...

    Thanks for the reply. Sounds like I shouldn't skip over the ms3 as a reliable and fun car to upgrade to from my protege.
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    That was at 114k miles. I just turned I've 118k...

    That was at 114k miles. I just turned I've 118k and its burning oil again.

    I'm pretty sure the source of all these problems is the cylinder to piston gap. I had perfectly gapped rings from the...
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    Stroking the 1.8 to 2.0 reduces the rod length...

    Stroking the 1.8 to 2.0 reduces the rod length and increases the force on the cylinder side walls. Stroking up to 2.3 is probably even worse.

    Point of this is just that I think people spend way...
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    Ok I had some time to research. I saw two issues....

    Ok I had some time to research. I saw two issues. One was the cam chain tensioner being loose at cold startup, likely due to lack of oil pressure to fill the tensioner. That doesn't seem like a big...
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    New to ms3. And there any common problems?

    I've been in the protege forums for years. I'm about ready to give up on the oil burning that so many owners have had problems with. I found a 2009 ms3 with around 50k miles for sale at 13k. I was...
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    I did the valve job this year (yeah, finally) and...

    I did the valve job this year (yeah, finally) and got the car back on the road. It's running great now. Took me long enough. It's unfortunate that the factory rings were so bad and caused so many...
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    That second pic, that's not where it connects. ...

    That second pic, that's not where it connects. You need to be under the car to see the nipple underneath the main runners. I noticed that this vacuum line was disconnected. It's tough because...
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    The screw adjusts the back stop for the throttle...

    The screw adjusts the back stop for the throttle plate. If you turn it clockwise, it opens the throttle, effectively increasing the air that passes when you are at zero throttle. If you turn it...
  21. Thread: Sticky Gas

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    https://mazda626.net/topic/40463-very-very-high-id...

    https://mazda626.net/topic/40463-very-very-high-idle/#comment-328635

    I've been having this issue since my first engine rebuild in 2010. It was rare, I had to pull back on the gas pedal sometimes....
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    I've been in sc longer than pgh now! no way I'd...

    I've been in sc longer than pgh now! no way I'd put another fsde in it. it's either going to the auction or getting a klde v6.

    I just did a post breakin leak down test and I'm so happy that all...
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    yep, sure did. engine rebuild. took it to a...

    yep, sure did. engine rebuild. took it to a machine shop. old machinist ripped it apart said the rings were done, didn't have any spring to them. rebuilt it but he mixed 2 rid caps so a mile down the...
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    One day on the highway the plastic under the...

    One day on the highway the plastic under the intake space in the bumper unscrewed itself and got eaten up by the pavement. I took that opportunity to fab up a fiberglass replacement that would pull...
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    Wow, glad I put some info in the first post...

    Wow, glad I put some info in the first post because I forgot all about this.

    No, the problem hasn't gone away, but it's slightly different now. I haven't had any issues with rain in a couple of...
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