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  1. Thread: Am I ready?

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    Being in Canada, you have to weigh the rustiness...

    Being in Canada, you have to weigh the rustiness of the car vs. cost of maintenance items. If $1000 will get you to next March or April, then it might be worth it. $1000 over 8 months works out to...
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    Possible? Anything is possible. Is there a...

    Possible? Anything is possible. Is there a pre-assembled kit? Probably not.
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    Kuda, nice. I like the Kuda in our 2012 CX-9. ...

    Kuda, nice. I like the Kuda in our 2012 CX-9. Places the phone in an optimal location, in my opinion.
  4. What he said... The full system capacity is ~7...

    What he said... The full system capacity is ~7 quarts, but a drain and refill will only use about 3.5
  5. Well done, dear sir! Using your “how to”, I was...

    Well done, dear sir! Using your “how to”, I was able to complete a drain and fill on the wife’s CX-9. Not sure it’s even been done before, but now that I know how it’s done I can stay on top of it....
  6. Sounds like something in the linkage broke. Need...

    Sounds like something in the linkage broke. Need to get under the car and check it out.
  7. I would do brake fluid every two years, only...

    I would do brake fluid every two years, only because it sucks moisture out of the air, which cause the temperature sensitivity to go out of whack.

    AT fluid should be a 50-60k miles change,...
  8. Will probably be more trouble than its worth -...

    Will probably be more trouble than its worth - completely different engine designs. I would go the junk yard and look for a similar vintage Mazda3 engine.
  9. H&R for the Mazda5 are good. Can't really...

    H&R for the Mazda5 are good. Can't really compare with the Miata application.

    For struts, I would go with the B6 on the stock springs, or B8 for the H&Rs.

    I would replace the strut mounts for...
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    The springs and Bilsteins will make the car...

    The springs and Bilsteins will make the car handle amazing. To save a little bit, you might skip the sway bars and see how the springs and struts work out. It would be very simple to add the rear...
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    The H&R springs should be modest for drop, and...

    The H&R springs should be modest for drop, and not add too much camber. There might be enough adjustment in the stock alignment bolts to correct any additional camber.

    The B4 struts are a stock...
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    You can fit the B8 dampers from the 2013 Mazda3. ...

    You can fit the B8 dampers from the 2013 Mazda3. Those will work much better with the H&R springs.
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    I would change the Konis out for Bilsteins, and...

    I would change the Konis out for Bilsteins, and go with the Racing Beat sway bars. Should be a nice set-up.
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    Don't go crazy with the high pressure water, and...

    Don't go crazy with the high pressure water, and you should be fine. All sorts of water spray goes into the engine bay when driving in the rain anyway.

    I use S100 cleaner to tidy my engine bay:...
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    https://www.jimellismazdaparts.com/showAssembly.as...

    https://www.jimellismazdaparts.com/showAssembly.aspx?ukey_assembly=306068&ukey_make=995&ukey_model=14366&modelYear=1998&ukey_category=20236

    Item 46-110B...
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    I was under the impression that GTSpec went out...

    I was under the impression that GTSpec went out of business... I would tread lightly with any company that claims they can source parts from them.
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    Haven't seen one of those AWR headers in a long...

    Haven't seen one of those AWR headers in a long time! Are those bosses on the runners for mounting the OEM heat shield?
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    Car looks great, and kudos to you for keeping it...

    Car looks great, and kudos to you for keeping it on the road!

    I miss my Protege. Had some fun times in that car. When I see a thread like this, makes me want to get another just to tinker with. ...
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    (2thumbs) Thanks, but I don't have it anymore....

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    Thanks, but I don't have it anymore. Life changes forced me to sell it. Single most regrettable event in my life, but no way around it. I now have a Mini Clubman S that I drive daily,...
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    Thanks for the response. I am still undecided if...

    Thanks for the response. I am still undecided if I want to tackle the job, since the WHOLE interior in the rear needs to be taken out to remove the shocks (rolleyes) I would like to firm up the...
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    Does anyone know if the pre-2011 dipstick and...

    Does anyone know if the pre-2011 dipstick and tube can be retrofitted to the 2011+ transmission? I'd like to add one to my 2012 CX-9 to keep an eye on the levels, and make servicing easier.
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    For $500 the body looks like its in amazing...

    For $500 the body looks like its in amazing shape. Good for you for bringing this car back to life!
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    Nice! I liked the 2001 SE Miata, but I really...

    Nice! I liked the 2001 SE Miata, but I really like the black MSP!
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    Sticky: That looks really nice (cool)

    That looks really nice (cool)
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    I had installed 215/50-17 on our 2008 Mazda5. ...

    I had installed 215/50-17 on our 2008 Mazda5. OEM size is 205/50-17. While a 215/55-17 might fit, and it will be tight, I would think that is too big for the car.
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