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Forum: Mazda Specific Talk 25-05-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 681
Posted By Assiduous
Modified Lantis feature article on mcclubz

Nice example of a modified BA / Lantis i spotted on the web - enjoy

http://www.mcclubz.com/2017/06/16/toms-turbocharged-mazda-lantis-performance-orientated-family-hatch/

There's a Youtube video...
Forum: Suspension & Wheels 27-11-2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,332
Posted By Assiduous
this thread has helped me too, thanks all for...

this thread has helped me too, thanks all for posting.

Trying to eliminate some brake drag on the left rear. Fingers crossed my caliper piston isn't shot and slide pins just needed lubing.
Forum: Mazda Specific Talk 25-01-2017, 05:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,915
Posted By Assiduous
They took their time - I just got my letter in...

They took their time - I just got my letter in the mail from Mazda today inviting me to get a new ignition switch fitted, free of charge of course.

It's probably already happened to someone, and...
Forum: Suspension & Wheels 22-01-2017, 07:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,073
Posted By Assiduous
Hmmm. I've measured my 1.8L rear swaybar diameter...

Hmmm. I've measured my 1.8L rear swaybar diameter to be 16mm.
Forum: Suspension & Wheels 19-01-2017, 08:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,073
Posted By Assiduous
BA 323 rear swaybar sizes

Gents,

Looking to clarify swaybar sizes for the BA (1.8L and V6).

I've seen both 16mm and 18mm refered to as the stock rear swaybar diameter. I'm aware uprated 20mm mazdaspeed and whiteline...
Forum: Your Rides/Project Worklog 14-03-2016, 07:25 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 11,733
Posted By Assiduous
Returned my best figure recently on a Canberra to...

Returned my best figure recently on a Canberra to Sydney return trip - 6.27 L/100km. The key change was a new set of tyres. I was previously running Michelin Energy XM1. Those have been replaced with...
Forum: Performance & General Maintenance 23-05-2015, 10:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,016
Posted By Assiduous
update

I can confirm out that the dip stick reading has never been below the 1/2 way mark. Paying close attention during my recent oil+filter change (the interval was ~8 months, 3400km); I noted that I got...
Forum: Performance & General Maintenance 11-05-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,930
Posted By Assiduous
update

A belated thanks to those who responded!

FYI... 2nd issue was solved when I bought a timing light and discovered that the ignition advance was incorrectly set to 14 (by local service centre)....
Forum: Performance & General Maintenance 28-02-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,930
Posted By Assiduous
'96 BA engine hesitation/stuttering

Greetings,

Looking to tap the forum wisdom for explanations on some subtle hiccups that have stumped both the local mazda service centre and another local service centre. Firstly, when the car is...
Forum: Mazda Specific Talk 06-02-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,201
Posted By Assiduous
New 2014 Astina released

http://news.drive.com.au/drive/new-car-reviews/mazda3-sp25-astina-first-drive-review-20140129-31lkm.html

Raised my eyebrows when I noticed that 18-inch wheels are standard...
Forum: Performance & General Maintenance 04-02-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,016
Posted By Assiduous
Thanks for the replies and advice. I'll look for...

Thanks for the replies and advice. I'll look for oil loss over this service interval and report what I find.
Forum: Performance & General Maintenance 02-02-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,016
Posted By Assiduous
I've never been able to detect any leaks, and...

I've never been able to detect any leaks, and I've also not seen any sign of smoke. It's had a pretty easy life, this BA. Clocked up 162,000 km. Rarely sees more than 3,000rpm.

I've been running a...
Forum: Performance & General Maintenance 02-02-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,016
Posted By Assiduous
Oil change only nets 2L - sludge buildup?

Greetings all,

Dropped the oil+filter out of my 1996 BA 1.8 yesterday and noticed that i only netted little more than 2L of engine oil. The manual states that oil and oil lifter change should use...
Forum: Interior & Electrics 24-04-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,264
Posted By Assiduous
Mystery 40A heater fuse

Greetings,

I've noticed that there is spot for a 40A heater fuse of unusual design (3 pin) in my BA Astina. I have no fuse installed here. To be clear, i'm talking about the fuse panel located in...
Forum: Your Rides/Project Worklog 22-04-2013, 12:09 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 11,733
Posted By Assiduous
Impressive figures pete. The best fuel economy...

Impressive figures pete. The best fuel economy i've returned on my stock '96 1.8 BA is 6.5 L/100km (canberra to gosford). Have you tried running additional ignition advance? You said you run high...
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