What did you do to your ride today

Discussion in 'Mazdaspeed 3 General Discussion' started by CmdrShepard, Feb 13, 2016.

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  1. ToyCop

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    Put some new Pirelli Sottozero 3s on today. Not as highly rated as my spent Altimax Arctic’s, but they have a higher speed rating and rate very well in other areas of Winter performance. My speed doesn’t really see snow anymore unless it’s by accident. Taking my OEM wheels to a friend for powder coating as soon as I can decide on the color I want.
     
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    My car, sold to son. It's in hibernation at my house while he drives his old car for the winter. So this was its once in a while drive... Mine is a trashed 07 (160k) I drive this and keep reminding myself of how good a bone stock (still on original brake pads, clutch) car these are.
     
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    Started at 7am
    Finally saved up enough coins (literally) to buy a proper ratchet & rented some much needed tools.

    I’m balls deep idk how you guys do it holy shit [​IMG]
     
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    I’m at 140k stock clutch nearly everything stock
    Just an intake [​IMG]


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    Built a cold air box over Christmas. Best thing I did was add a 5000W heater to my garage last year. Now I can play all day in there. Compound that with Covid I'm getting a lot accomplished while the car is parked for winter, lol. Mounted my wmi controller also. Over New Years I will begin wiring the wmi up. Shooting for as close to 300whp as possible this summer.[​IMG][​IMG]

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    Diagnosed my whacky coolant temps 34A35DBE-6612-4CAC-A66A-146087591EAB.jpeg
     
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    Just swapped in a newer engine. Still have to hook everything up. Which is killing me because I forget what goes where lol.


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    Just use the pictures you took from the removal process..... doh!
     
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    Installed a corksport rear sway bar and TMIC. Then I had Javi clean the valves, install cleaned and flow tested injectors, replace a leaky pivot shaft seal, and install HPFP internals.
     
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    Swapped out Redline MTL for Motul transmission fluid. I like it so far! The other day I swapped out my stock discs and pads for StopTech centric blanks and pads and bedded them.
     
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    Put together a power bleeder for my brakes. Went to a local junk yard and grabbed a brake reservoir from a Mazda 3 and went to town and then generally followed the DIY $20 brake bleeder (Mine is closer to $50 USD).

    Honestly though, this was more effort than it was worth and if I were to do it again, I'd just buy the Motive Power bleeder.

    Now I'm just waiting for my brake fluid from Amazon and then I'll try to flush my brakes myself.
     

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    I washed my car after about a month of not washing it. I might get time to take pics tomorrow and I'll post them.

    Thinking about buying a bunch of paint correction stuff soon. My roof and scoop needs some love and I don't believe I have any wax on the car anymore. T_T

    What kinda fluid are you going to run? I put in ATE in mine. It's overkill because I don't track so I can't tell if it's really any good but it hasn't allowed me to crash lol
     
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    Installed these smoked LED side markers i got one amazon
     

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    I ended up going with Pentosin Super Dot 4...it's a little cheaper than ATE Type 200, but still great quality based on reviews.

    I wanted to have 2 liters on hand in case I needed more. Will probably flush the girlfriends brakes with it too so it doesn't go to waste.
     
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    Changed my brake and clutch fluid and removed a decent amount of air in one of the brake lines.

    Next up is some paint repair in the rear wheel arches and passenger side door bottom that are starting to show signs of rust.

    After that, valve cleaning.

    After that...hopefully a turbo upgrade :cool:
     

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    Scored free bike racks! Had negligible effect on my mileage too!
     

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    Finished air box and WMI tank, WMI wired up, bung in intercooler pipe, failsafe gauge installed. Going to put the dash back together next weekend.
    Gauge has green led for "spraying" and red for the GA, also incorporated a jack for the stereo. The bar in the upper right glows blue growing with injection rate. Ive been teaching my son electronics knowledge and geeking out a bit. probably more show than required.

    Just need a ptfe stainless line from solenoid to nozzle and Guardian Angel. Then its tires and a windshield. Im looking at Yokohama Advan Apex v601s.
     

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    Put in Dave's AP Stiffy yesterday and today I changed my oil, took a sample to send to Black Lab, cleaned the MAF and my BPV and washed the car. :)
     

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    Two weeks ago, I did a shitty job of "fixing" up some rust on the bottom of the front passenger door. I also did a terrible job of "fixing" rust that started to develop on the rear wheel arches.

    We didn't get Christmas this year, so used the wrapping paper, lol.

    This weekend, I'm cleaning my valves. Second time done to the car, first time doing it myself.

    I also pulled the injectors and probably broke two (awesome), and took them in to get cleaned.

    This next week I will install the 3 bar MAP sensor in anticipation of a BNR S3 in May-ish, will install the DM Stage 1 OCC, and reassemble the car. Hopefully it starts.
     

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    Installed my AP to the car in prep for the mods I'll be putting in the weekend of the 10th. Noticed Cobb's 'Stage 0' seems to run the idle a bit lower, but the numbers look good based on what I pulled from a quick run last night.
     
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