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Forum: Suspension & Wheels 06-11-2017, 08:14 PM
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Posted By project.r.racing
There is a lot more factors than just tyre...

There is a lot more factors than just tyre diameter. Wheel offset and suspension ride height also factor into whether a tyre will rub or not.
Forum: Suspension & Wheels 05-11-2017, 04:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 237
Posted By project.r.racing
The tyres are 20mm wider and 30mm bigger diameter...

The tyres are 20mm wider and 30mm bigger diameter than stock tyres.

Would've only been 10mm more diameter if you used 215/35R18s.
Forum: For Sale/Wanted 25-10-2017, 01:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By project.r.racing
Those parts weren't sold in Australia either.

Those parts weren't sold in Australia either.
Forum: Performance & General Maintenance 13-10-2017, 05:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 404
Posted By project.r.racing
If you are really desperate to flush the coolent...

If you are really desperate to flush the coolent system and you cannot access the lower bung. Then just disconnect the upper hose at the engine end and pour you demineralized water into the upper...
Forum: Performance & General Maintenance 03-10-2017, 05:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 404
Posted By project.r.racing
The top hose should be hot, as that is where the...

The top hose should be hot, as that is where the coolent exits is from the engine. If the thermostat was closed, no coolent would flow and the top hose would be cold.

If you have rust in the...
Forum: Performance & General Maintenance 23-08-2017, 06:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 350
Posted By project.r.racing
12mm hi-torq 12 point socket

12mm hi-torq 12 point socket
Forum: Mazda Specific Talk 22-05-2017, 12:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 857
Posted By project.r.racing
Autos do not have flywheels. Although I fail...

Autos do not have flywheels.

Although I fail to understand why you are asking about the gearbox stuff as you are replacing the engine. Just swap all the manual gearbox bits over.
Forum: Forced Induction & Engine Conversions 15-05-2017, 02:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,189
Posted By project.r.racing
What the above poster said. Perfect match to...

What the above poster said. Perfect match to swap.
Forum: Suspension & Wheels 30-04-2017, 08:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 763
Posted By project.r.racing
Although different, it looks like it will do the...

Although different, it looks like it will do the same job. Both bearings have the same inner hole size to fit the upper spring hat.

The newer one is probably just a re-engineered/updated version.
Forum: Group Buys & Special Offers 14-04-2017, 05:30 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 16,348
Posted By project.r.racing
no. they can be brought new though kia.

no. they can be brought new though kia.
Forum: Performance & General Maintenance 16-03-2017, 12:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 776
Posted By project.r.racing
If you have a 1997 Astina as per you profile. ...

If you have a 1997 Astina as per you profile. You have solid lifters, not HLAs. So nothing you do oil wise or cleaning will stock the ticking. You need to open up the engine and check tolerances...
Forum: Introduce yourself 24-02-2017, 12:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 885
Posted By project.r.racing
Island country in the West Indies. Not USA as...

Island country in the West Indies. Not USA as profile says. Closer to South America.
Forum: Suspension & Wheels 21-01-2017, 07:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 843
Posted By project.r.racing
the rear 1.8 sway bars is only 11 or 12mm

the rear 1.8 sway bars is only 11 or 12mm
Forum: Performance & General Maintenance 11-12-2016, 08:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,397
Posted By project.r.racing
as above, just replace the filter. anything else...

as above, just replace the filter. anything else will just be cosmetic and nil gains.
Forum: Interior & Electrics 09-11-2016, 03:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,410
Posted By project.r.racing
not easy to find. you cannot get them new. and...

not easy to find. you cannot get them new. and normally the second hand ones at wreckers are not working properly like the old one you just took out.
Forum: Interior & Electrics 08-11-2016, 05:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,410
Posted By project.r.racing
it looks like the fan resistor to me. did it...

it looks like the fan resistor to me. did it come off the fan box under the dash in the passenger footwell?
Forum: Performance & General Maintenance 24-10-2016, 05:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,297
Posted By project.r.racing
tight, then turn another 22.5 to 45 degrees.

tight, then turn another 22.5 to 45 degrees.
Forum: Mazda Specific Talk 09-10-2016, 06:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,165
Posted By project.r.racing
Same as brakes.

Same as brakes.
Forum: Interior & Electrics 02-10-2016, 06:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,069
Posted By project.r.racing
they are designed to lock up and not allow the...

they are designed to lock up and not allow the rider any slack if the car goes up-side-down.

so make sure when you a attempting to pull the strap back out. you have the up side the same way up...
Forum: Performance & General Maintenance 05-09-2016, 06:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,851
Posted By project.r.racing
Rear engine mount is known for cracking

Rear engine mount is known for cracking
Forum: Performance & General Maintenance 16-07-2016, 01:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,444
Posted By project.r.racing
Just had a thought. The BA used two different...

Just had a thought. The BA used two different alternators, pre 96 and post 96. Pretty sure the later partially regulated from the alternator itself.
Forum: Performance & General Maintenance 16-07-2016, 10:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,444
Posted By project.r.racing
should have more than 12V with the engine...

should have more than 12V with the engine running. needs to be 13.7-14.3 from memory. sounds like you have a major energy draw somewhere.

but yes as above, i would also have the condition of the...
Forum: Forced Induction & Engine Conversions 12-07-2016, 12:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,731
Posted By project.r.racing
Look at your rego papers.

Look at your rego papers.
Forum: Your Rides/Project Worklog 10-07-2016, 07:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,665
Posted By project.r.racing
Sorry then. I must have read what you typed...

Sorry then. I must have read what you typed incorrectly then?
Forum: Your Rides/Project Worklog 10-07-2016, 05:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,665
Posted By project.r.racing
The one owner BG. Did you ask him why it has...

The one owner BG. Did you ask him why it has recent maroon plates on it and not old green plates? I would have expected old rusty plates from 1990 if it had one owner and hadn't changed hands...
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