SPEED 3 awd conversion

Discussion in 'Mazdaspeed 3 Build Diaries' started by Roger Mesler, Feb 12, 2021.

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  1. JohnnyTightlips

    JohnnyTightlips Motorhead Silver Member

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    Baby steps, can always work on the exhaust later. Looks like it will work well for now.
     
  2. Roger Mesler

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    I have some leftovers of this fuel hose and some fittings and was wondering if anyone would want to run one of these?
    it replaces the factory fuel inlet hose with the blue clips that always breaks (from low pressure steel fuel tube on firewall to HPFP inlet). I have enough material to make roughly 10 of these. if this seems like something that I should make more of that can also happen. this should be a permanent fix to these crappy fuel hoses and look %100 better.
    fuel hose 1.jpg fuel hose 2.jpg fuel hose 3.jpg fuel hose 4.jpg fuel hose 5.jpg 20210508_213234.jpg 20210508_213226.jpg
     
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    Great job!
     
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  4. Roger Mesler

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    So its been a while, I took a break for a minute. I have been just non stop working on the car every weekend. But GOOD news, I have been putting miles on the car and other than "random" coolant temps and what seems to be a "non-existent" axle seal its doing good. I still have a wobbly rear end but I have yet to get it aligned.

    The coolant temps WHILE driving have ranged anywhere from 156-230, that's got me concerned. the fan does not work anymore so I wired it to a toggle switch and will just manually control it for now. I believe that the fan control module just died. the thermostat is due for replacement and since the coolant tank cap is cheap I may as well replace that too.

    I'm still having wastegate/EBCS issues but I'm leaning towards the actual wastegate. I have noticed that it has an adjustable arm so maybe I need to adjust that? I can cruise the car no problem but when trying to go WOT it will just make "all" the boost/psi then it will just hit the ol brick wall. I will further investigate one more time before picking the tuners ear again, I was told that its most likely improper routed hoses which have been fixed after contacting Corksport and my tuner aka Freektune. I almost want to say that the internal flap is coming in contact with the DP flange but I'm not %100 on that, almost seems impossible but something I thought about. maybe I need to ditch the internal WG and just get a EWG setup. I have been holding onto a flange to make a turbo manifold so maybe the times now to start making one.

    Lastly I will be pulling the motor out to replace the axle seals as well as toss in the speed performance T-case bearing caps. I'm going to take it slow this time and refresh everything and anything I can and make it look neat this time around.
    I'm going to be making actual wiring harness' for all the wiring I have added to the car to make it easier to work with and retain a more oem feel. if no one has noticed I'm trying to retain as much of a oem look and feel as I can, I cant guarantee %100 but close to it

    Also I have been looking for a cheap Volvo gas tank to start exploring ideas under the car for the gas tank, will keep you updated on that. possibly a speed 6 tank if it comes to it.
     
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    Definitely go EWG hehehe
     
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    I'd be interested in one of those fuel lines, that looks primo! Any idea of price point?
     
  7. Roger Mesler

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    Man.... I feel like this is the never ending project, But progress is always being made here. so it took nearly a month to receive my axle seal from the dealer, what a joke. while I was waiting I have been busy tending to the issues I've been having with the car, like cooling, and the boost issue. I also decided now's a good time to give the whole engine and engine bay a scrub and deep cleaning, turns out that the steering rack isn't made out of clumps of grease but actually aluminum :grimacing:.

    This weekend I plan to push and get it back together again.
     

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    $120 shipped, and I will be moving this over to the for sale section(or where ever this type of stuff needs to go) to get this out of this thread, and ill be getting updated pics with fitment and what not plus MSO signage, since I'm technically selling something.
     
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