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Old 06-23-2010, 01:15 PM   #61
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I got a TOB through napa for $30, when i opened the box it was identical to the one from mazda...same NTN stamped on it.

Certain NB transes can fill through turret IIRC.
Oh well. I was going to go to NAPA, but figured I'd get some ching chang chong chinese made crap. Besides, the particular Mazda dealer I go to always treats me well (like handing me free oil filters all the time )

Damn, I need to try to remember to grab a CA-spec oil dipstick and tube. Yes, they're different.
You can see it here...it's a rubber coated metal loop..not brittle plastic..and instead of being a flat piece of metal, it's a flexible cable.




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Glad to hear this is all coming together well for ya. I need to look into that dipstick myself.
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Glad to hear this is all coming together well for ya. I need to look into that dipstick myself.
Thank you, Sir.

Dipstick and tube from Mazda should run you about $40 for everything.
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Let me know if you need an extra hand for anything. I've got plenty of time off now that it's summer.
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Welp, engine purchase has been secured. Bought an engine with 1k miles...so it's like I'm getting a brand new engine
where/how much?
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Wow I didn't know there was a difference. And here you bash CA all the time when we have the best dip sticks
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and here you bash ca all the time when we have the best dip sticks:d
qft....
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where/how much?
Bought from MazMart/ $xxx
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Bought from MazMart/ $xxx
Cool. thanks...
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Let me know if you need an extra hand for anything. I've got plenty of time off now that it's summer.
Well let ya know.
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Cool. thanks...

Sorry for not mentioning the price, Paul over there gave me a deal/"sponsor" price and I wouldn't feel comfortable posting it up all over the place.
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Sorry for not mentioning the price, Paul over there gave me a deal/"sponsor" price and I wouldn't feel comfortable posting it up all over the place.
No problem at all... Was just curious how you got a nearly new motor
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...Paul over there gave me a deal/"sponsor" price...
That's good for business- especially if everybody thinks they're getting a special price.
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I like your new avatar dopple.

Beware of the BRUDEWICH.
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Well, it's in process. Currently swapping parts over to the new engine. When I say new, I mean it. Every bit of that thing is spotless (sans the dust on the outside from sitting in storage), the intake manifold is beautimus, the oil pan that came off had a bit of original oil in it...which was clear like honey, even the block under the dust is shiny. Score.

We discovered that I managed to rip a MazdaComp engine mount in half (driver's side) at some point and since I can't get one today, I'll be putting one of the new stock mounts back in until I get my hands on more MazdaComp units.

Pilot bearing is trashed, need to pick up another one today.

Transmission bellhousing was pretty damn clean with no signes of input shaft seal leaking and very, very, very minor rear main seal seepage..same for the front. Not bad for all the crap the engine has seen. That is also with a mix of running RedLine oil, Royal Purple and now Rotella synthetic oils at various times.

Hopefully I'll have some pics up soon.

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Cool pattern in the center of the flywheel...guess there is some kinda vortex of air that flows around the flywheel bolts that prevents dust from building up on the trailing edge of the bolt heads. Pretty cool if you ask me.

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Well....all is not well :( No driving car this weekend :(



Turns out when we were putting the assembly back in, the clutch fork became dislodged and misaligned. Unfortunately there is no way to fix this with the transmission attached to the car. I am not very happy...kinda sad really. Just more delays. I think I am going to have my friend come over with a trailer, take the car to his shop and pay him to pull the trans out and fix the shift fork.



Everything else is all ready to go...radiator & hoses, oil lines, electrical...everything.
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This is how clean the engine I got is...wish I had more pics of various bits...but pictures weren't a priority when doing the install.

Valvecover underside (no I didn't clean this off, this is how it looked when I pulled it off)



upper intake manifold-



Everything looked spotless..oil pan, head, valves...ugh...I just want to drive the damn thing.
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The good news is, it's perfectly clean.

The bad news is, it's because it never ran with oil in it!
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Timing belt, as far as I know, is original..with 103k on it. Car was boosted for over 80k. It looked pretty "good" when I pulled everything apart to check the timing. Funny how it's advised to replace the t-belt @ 60k...where in the state of CA t-belts are supposed to be good for 100k...yet all timing belt part #s are the same. So technically, the t-belt is rated for 100k.

Today I'll be draining the oil and trans and buying a gal of Rotella syn for the engine and 2qts of RL 75/90 for the trans.
Belts aren't the problem on these cars, its the shitty *** tensioner that loosens over time as the belt stretches.


Hopefully you'll get it back together soon. :(
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