Proven Parts List - Common Parts that don't suck

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    tmas Greenie N00B Member

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    DTA axle links for gen2:
    Driver side
    Passenger side

    Does anyone know if the Beck Arnley control arms are any good? Looks like Moog ones for the gen1 are discontinued now, and the page just links to the Beck Arnley. Fortunately for me the gen2 control arms are still available on their site, but wanted to put it out there for the gen1 folks.
     
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    I bought the Delphi front lower arms for my Gen 1 and they looked identical to the stock ones. Fit perfectly fine and they work as they should

    I also wanted to post an update about some parts I've been using on my built motor/port injection/bnr S6 setup for the last 3k miles.
    Denso MAF sensor 197-6040
    Denso 673-3204 coil packs
    NGK ruthenium plugs 95605
    All of these have been working perfectly fine for the last 3k miles since the first start up of the car with the built engine. Car making ~550-600whp according to my tuner Will @ PD tuning on 30psi. That's with the returnless setup maxed out
     
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    I got the Motorad 512-185 thermostat and it would not open correctly. It caused overheating. It looks like oem thermostat has metal up against the block to conduct heat better and actually open on time. I uploaded some example pictures.
     

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    JohnnyTightlips Motorhead Silver Member

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    I used the motorad one for a few years without any issues, maybe yours was faulty?
     
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    Wheel Lugs and replacement.

    Don't buy any RockAuto choices. Found out will not work. Mazda OEM are available, some OEM web parts site don't list any just hub assy.
    So after a frustrating experience. Axles stuck (20T press) in hubs on Both front axles. I decided that OEM was my last hope.
    More Web search found the OEM superseded number. Seems a few Mazda model share the generic lug Mazda part # C236-33062
    More searching and found this parts site www.mazdapartsconnect.com
    Best they list parts stocking status on their web site. Was only 0.12 more each PXL_20230227_235430180.jpg PXL_20230220_193340983.jpg PXL_20230227_235441860.jpg PXL_20230228_014558891.jpg than Tasca.
    Economy shipping still had in hand coast to coast in 4 days.
    Another bit of info those wrong 20 parts are considered each.
    RockAuto >>>>Our records indicate you've reported problems with 5% of 152 recently ordered items. This rate is far higher than the majority of our customers and, despite our best efforts to resolve those problems, continuing to accommodate such a high rate would make it impossible for us to achieve our mission of keeping auto parts affordable for everyone<<
    This is a pain especially if you own a Speed 6 with less cross platform parts compatibility.
     
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    Engine Block heater for the 2.3 MZR. Phillips Temro was the OEM manufacturer for Mazda. Part was only available to the Canadian market and not the States from my research.

    Zerostart 3100002 Engine Block Heater for Ford, Jaguar, Mazda, Lincoln, Volvo, 3/4" NPT Thread | CSA Approved | 120 Volts | 400 Watts https://a.co/d/9hPQLV1

    I'll warn you it's a PITA with the motor in the car if you need help/suggestions I've installed one and I know @Awafrican has as well!

    If you have the motor out it is easy!

    Edit: DEI reflective heat tape on the plug end and cord near the exhaust manifold is a VERY good idea.
     
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