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Forum: Mazda Specific Talk 28-02-2015, 12:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 15,941
Posted By TheMAN
I just realised that castrol lantis was driven by...

I just realised that castrol lantis was driven by today's Autoexe owner/founder!
Forum: Mazda Specific Talk 25-02-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,595
Posted By TheMAN
FL22 is premixed, it is for 2006 mazdas and...

FL22 is premixed, it is for 2006 mazdas and newer... you need the older style mazda phosphate based coolant
Forum: Mazda Specific Talk 25-02-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,595
Posted By TheMAN
maybe antifreeze mixture ratio is off? Mechanic...

maybe antifreeze mixture ratio is off? Mechanic used tap water? Wrong antifreeze type?

If you're worried, why don't you just drain it all out and refill with genuine Mazda coolant (concentrate),...
Forum: Mazda Specific Talk 11-02-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 13,003
Posted By TheMAN
mate, this thread was from 4.... FOUR years ago ...

mate, this thread was from 4.... FOUR years ago

issue already resolved, let the thread die!
Forum: Performance & General Maintenance 11-02-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,406
Posted By TheMAN
wrong all 323 petrol engines are...

wrong
all 323 petrol engines are non-interference.... breaking or slipping the timing belt will NOT result in engine damage
Forum: Suspension & Wheels 16-01-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,665
Posted By TheMAN
clearly, you still need to learn rev matching to...

clearly, you still need to learn rev matching to stop tyre lock up at this point
Forum: Suspension & Wheels 15-01-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,665
Posted By TheMAN
the tone rings can be knocked off and swapped...

the tone rings can be knocked off and swapped over to the 1.8 driveshafts as long as they're the same diameter... otherwise, just simply get ones meant for a 1.8
Forum: Performance & General Maintenance 14-01-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,406
Posted By TheMAN
it's not the piston that bent the spark plug ...

it's not the piston that bent the spark plug

it's the VICS (butterfly shutters) screws in the intake manifold that came off and went through the combustion chamber (hopefully)

this is a known...
Forum: Off Topic 26-12-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,675
Posted By TheMAN
merry christmas to all and happy boxing day

merry christmas to all and happy boxing day
Forum: Mazda Specific Talk 14-12-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,875
Posted By TheMAN
do you have an aftermarket alarm installed? ...

do you have an aftermarket alarm installed?

the US version, if you do not open any door (except boot on sedan), then it will automatically relock after 30 seconds... no ignition switching...
Forum: Your Rides/Project Worklog 02-12-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,832
Posted By TheMAN
hey you know what? You're right... I just checked...

hey you know what? You're right... I just checked the parts catalogue... the 98 did come with this style mirror, but ONLY if it was manual (not electric) mirrors... they're carried over from the...
Forum: Your Rides/Project Worklog 02-12-2014, 12:37 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 60,877
Posted By TheMAN
91 didn't come with those indicators and tail...

91 didn't come with those indicators and tail lights... I think previous owner swapped them

they look much better with the updated lights IMO :)
Forum: Your Rides/Project Worklog 02-12-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,832
Posted By TheMAN
you have pre-ford mirrors, not post ford... if...

you have pre-ford mirrors, not post ford... if you got your car 2nd hand, previous owner may have swapped them

I have never seen a 98 with pre-ford mirrors from the factory
Forum: Your Rides/Project Worklog 01-12-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,655
Posted By TheMAN
I like your attention to detail mate... of course...

I like your attention to detail mate... of course I'm sure you know there's plenty more to do to make it look pretty :)

I haven't had time to look through your entire thread yet, but two things I...
Forum: Your Rides/Project Worklog 29-11-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,832
Posted By TheMAN
I noticed you have 94-96 mirrors, did you swap...

I noticed you have 94-96 mirrors, did you swap them?
Forum: Your Rides/Project Worklog 22-11-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,591
Posted By TheMAN
that is true, but not on the FD the series 8 FD...

that is true, but not on the FD
the series 8 FD never came with a non-nardi wheel... all of them came with a Nardi in some form

the Nardi wheels have better quality leather than the Mazda made...
Forum: Performance & General Maintenance 16-11-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,614
Posted By TheMAN
should be much simpler then, but I advise still...

should be much simpler then, but I advise still having access to a parts car as there's still enough differences between the two
Forum: Performance & General Maintenance 07-11-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,614
Posted By TheMAN
it's not quite as simple as slapping the pedals...

it's not quite as simple as slapping the pedals on and swapping the box over.. many other parts are needed, and modifying the electrics

it's not worth it
but if you do want to go through with it,...
Forum: Suspension & Wheels 05-11-2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,865
Posted By TheMAN
the SP20 sway bars are a cheap upgrade.... larger...

the SP20 sway bars are a cheap upgrade.... larger than the 1.6... I don't remember if the 1.8 bar is bigger or not, but why bother when SP20 is the best standard production bar you can get
Forum: Introduce yourself 25-09-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,357
Posted By TheMAN
because it was proven to fit in a regular BG 323?...

because it was proven to fit in a regular BG 323? Why couldn't it fit in an Astina?
Forum: Interior & Electrics 23-09-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,719
Posted By TheMAN
lol I see this question a lot... to prevent...

lol
I see this question a lot... to prevent this, one should simply pull the seat belt spool out and stuff the reel through the front seat head rest and then put the head rest back down

now, if...
Forum: Mazda Specific Talk 17-09-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,801
Posted By TheMAN
the 1.8 doesn't have EGR... a block off plate was...

the 1.8 doesn't have EGR... a block off plate was fitted where the EGR valve goes
no worries
Forum: Performance & General Maintenance 09-09-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,611
Posted By TheMAN
probably bad dissy... common problem

probably bad dissy... common problem
Forum: Performance & General Maintenance 09-09-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,818
Posted By TheMAN
sure they're reusable, but they don't filter as...

sure they're reusable, but they don't filter as well either... yes, it's flow better... go figure
Forum: Forced Induction & Engine Conversions 09-09-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,537
Posted By TheMAN
EGR system can swap over to the FP-DE intake...

EGR system can swap over to the FP-DE intake manifold.. just remove the block off plate and it all bolts on
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