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December-18th-2018, 12:49 PM
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Posted By eggynatey

A vid with sound would be helpful. :) Could it...

A vid with sound would be helpful. :) Could it be a gasket? 125k isn't a crazy ton of miles but definitely enough to possibly eat an exhaust gasket. Maybe check that gasket between the exhaust mani...
June-1st-2018, 12:21 PM
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Posted By eggynatey

91's fine. :bt: After those two items, you...

91's fine. :bt:

After those two items, you can go berserk with mods. In my pot-smoked filled experience, its best to do some research and find what you want/need, then hit eBay or wherever to buy...
May-28th-2018, 12:56 PM
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Views: 809
Posted By eggynatey

The 1st two mods for any MS3 should be a high...

The 1st two mods for any MS3 should be a high pressure fuel pump and an Accessport. MS3s are infamous for running lean when you turn the boost up and that's how you blow up an engine. The HPFP will...
May-8th-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 739
Posted By eggynatey

Here's how i arrive at such a high number...

Here's how i arrive at such a high number compared to the ebay turbo kit.

Air, Fuel, Spark is what makes a car run. The turbocharger will take care of the air, but now you'll need fuel and spark...
May-8th-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 739
Posted By eggynatey

Your ECU is different from other Proteges. You...

Your ECU is different from other Proteges. You will need an ECU like a Haltech for starters or at least find the ECU from a protege5 or an ES model. No turbo kits for a Protege use the MP3 ECU...
May-1st-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 739
Posted By eggynatey

10 is about the limit before forging, etc. The...

10 is about the limit before forging, etc. The easiest way to boost a protege is to find a Mazdaspeed one and swap the parts over. If you can't find an MSP for parts, there are a couple turbo kits...
April-30th-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 266
Posted By eggynatey

Yes, any modern car will adjust the air-fuel...

Yes, any modern car will adjust the air-fuel ratio with altitude.

As for the turbocharger, you might have bought the wrong car if you wanna go drag racing. There is a turbo kit in development, but...
April-18th-2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 184
Posted By eggynatey

The tilt on my RX-7's sunroof gets a little...

The tilt on my RX-7's sunroof gets a little sticky sometimes. If I give it a little fist bump it goes up. Maybe/ hopefully yours is a little gummy too and there's no real problem.
February-11th-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,907
Posted By eggynatey

99% of the time, a shaky pedal when braking means...

99% of the time, a shaky pedal when braking means your brake rotors need resurfacing or replacing.
February-11th-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 45,499
Posted By eggynatey

A c-clamp doesn't work. You have to screw the...

A c-clamp doesn't work. You have to screw the piston back down with the alan-head screw under the little rubber cap on the caliper itself. You'll see it. :)
January-26th-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By eggynatey

Any 04-09 hatchback and you're golden. I'd...

Any 04-09 hatchback and you're golden. I'd definitely have the frame checked out before spending the money though. If it's bent, it might be easier to just buy a different car.

Good luck, and glad...
January-26th-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 597
Posted By eggynatey

FF to 7:59 I've never prefilled my oil...

FF to 7:59

I've never prefilled my oil filter and never had a problem. I just make sure to wipe a little clean oil on the rubber o-ring before spinning the filter on. Hopefully that helps to seal...
December-30th-2017, 01:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By eggynatey

If all of em went out at once, I'd check the...

If all of em went out at once, I'd check the fuses 1st.
December-29th-2017, 01:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,189
Posted By eggynatey

That's quite a shopping list you've been through....

That's quite a shopping list you've been through. Seems like the whole front end is pretty much new except for the wheels themselves. Good luck finding the problem!
December-29th-2017, 12:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,189
Posted By eggynatey

I'd probably start looking at CV joints/axles...

I'd probably start looking at CV joints/axles next.

Bay Area, huh? Cool! I'm in Santa Cruz. :cheers:
December-28th-2017, 03:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,189
Posted By eggynatey

I know it might sound simple, but have you...

I know it might sound simple, but have you checked to see if you've lost a wheel weight? I think you might be right...it sounds like one of your wheels is either bent or lost a wheel weight. Check...
December-10th-2017, 05:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 542
Posted By eggynatey

I'd look on craigslist or ebay. Your car came...

I'd look on craigslist or ebay. Your car came with HID headlights? Ouch. The'yre nice but damn they're expensive, too. I don't doubt the dealer wants thousands for them.
Anyway, I did a quick search...
July-13th-2017, 12:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 810
Posted By eggynatey

Lowering your car causes negative camber. The bad...

Lowering your car causes negative camber. The bad news is it's not really adjustable on a stock 3. The good news is there are options to straighten everything out. The other bad news is it's gonna...
July-12th-2017, 12:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 407
Posted By eggynatey

I posted this earlier for a guy with an 06 mz3,...

I posted this earlier for a guy with an 06 mz3, but they all sell stuff for your 2nd gen too. :)
July-12th-2017, 11:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 256
Posted By eggynatey

Welcome to the club Ryan! I'll bet that little...

Welcome to the club Ryan! I'll bet that little thing's gonna surprise you with its cornering. Here's a few reputable sites to start with:

Mazda 3 Performance Parts...
July-12th-2017, 11:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 653
Posted By eggynatey

Mazdaspeed3 brake parts won't fit your 3 unless...

Mazdaspeed3 brake parts won't fit your 3 unless you swap out the whole shibang: Calipers, rotors, brackets, lines, master cylinder.

The rears are interchangable/the same. A lot of people, when...
August-31st-2016, 01:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 781
Posted By eggynatey

sorry I cant be more helpful. I don't even own a...

sorry I cant be more helpful. I don't even own a 3. haha! Just a couple older Mazdas. Seems like a wiring issue though.

I'm sure there's a lot more traffic/help/knowledge at some of the other...
August-28th-2016, 01:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 781
Posted By eggynatey

It'll make the brake lights come on and drain any...

It'll make the brake lights come on and drain any residual charge in the system.

Hope this helps
August-28th-2016, 12:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 781
Posted By eggynatey

You car went into limp mode from the new TPS. ...

You car went into limp mode from the new TPS.

1st make sure everything's installed and plugged in correctly.
Now disconnect the battery, pump the brakes once or twice to remove any charge from...
August-10th-2016, 11:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 481
Posted By eggynatey

I like hitch mount because it's easier to get the...

I like hitch mount because it's easier to get the bikes on and off and you don't have to worry about denting the roof. The kind that have straps that attach to the trunk are no good because they'll...
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