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Old 01-03-2007, 01:28 AM   #1
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Default What should I do while the motor is out??

So, I had to pull of the turbo and mani to re-weld the wastegate flange as it was leaking. So as I am under there pulling the exhaust, I rember that coat of oil I keep seeing, and it hasn't gotten any better. So I'm gonna pull out the motor and fix what I believe to be the rear main and clean up the engine and bay pretty good. So while I'm in there what else besides the leaky seal should I do. I'm thinking about pulling the intake and cleaning it out pretty nicely as I'm sure its full of nasty carbon, maybe I will get it powdercoated while its out. Give me some ideas. I'm gonna try and stay on a low budget, but if its needs to be done, i might as well do it while its out.
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Timing belt, coolant reroute with custom thermostat housing or spacer for coolant sensor('s). I saw one where a guy built a pipe that ran against the block under the intake mani with all kinds of bends in it. It was the most clean re-route I've seen as near none of it was visible.
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While its out do everything you can think of! I regret not getting my stuff powdercoated while it was out.
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Timing Belt is less than 5K miles old. I might consider doing the coolant reroute.. I looked into it once or twice, but never got past that. I wish I had the money for pistons/rods.. that would make lots of fun! Keep the thoughts coming!
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How about getting your flywheel lightened & surfaced.
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I posted in your thread at m.net.

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motor mounts & reroute. I regret not doing mine when the engine was pulled.
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take photos of you standing in the engine bay.
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As you already said, clean clean clean.
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Wire tuck time
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Cleaning and a reroute would b on my agenda.
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Old 01-03-2007, 01:28 PM   #12
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I think im gonna go ahead and poke a hole in the other side of my fuel rail and make it a dual feed. Maybe even paint it something other than that nasty green color. Keep em' coming!
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engine mounts if the ones you have arn't fresh. i'm happy as hell with my mazda comp mounts.

if you don't use the A/C it's a lot easier to get it out with the engine out of the way. There is an insane amount of "stuff" in the bay for the A/C and PS. I kept A/C since I knew I'd be back in TX, but my PS is gone with the wind.

Replace all the coolant hoses! I think it was rosenthal mazda (finishline performance) that had a complete coolant hose set for like $70... Some of the lines for the oil cooler are a pain to get at with the engine in the car.
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Well, here is a bit of an update.
On order:
Hondata Intake Manifold Gasket
MazdaSpeed Motor Mounts
Paint(Gloss Black):
AC Bracket
Tensioner Bracket
Coolant manifold and tube
Coil Bracket
Oil Pan
Powdercoat:
Intake Manifold (Silver)
Fuel Rail (Gold)
Also doing a bit of a wire tuck including deletion of all the EGR b.s. I powerwashed the engine tonight and got it good and clean. Tomorrow hopefully will get the bay the cleaned up. The motor is looking real nice. Hopefully I can hide some of the wires and make it look real slick. I'll try and get some pictures up.
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Well, here are a few shots of the motor and the empty bay finally.









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Where's the gold fuel rail at man?
The motor is looking good though and I like the intake mani.
I take it you decided to not do the coolant reroute?
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Well, the fuel rail.. is one think im still not sure about. The powdercoated didn't get the parts done in time so I just sprayed the intake with some hi-temp silver. As for the fuel rail I tapped the end for the dual feed and I guess my tap was shitty as the fitting just stripped going in. I think I might make my own fuel rail as you might have seen in my other post. I honestly haven't even thought about the coolant reroute. Has anyone found a real good site explaining it?
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thats clean as all hell man nice shyt
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I wish mine were that clean :(
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