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Old 01-22-2012, 02:17 AM   #21
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arrghhh OH FUC I SEE THE STUPID WASHER THING ON THE TOP IN THE PIC NOW. *****

Fortunatly i mighy have a spare bustd ppf aomewher
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Old 01-22-2012, 02:24 AM   #22
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Fae they do go into the diff.

Any random nut won't work, because they fit into the diff to keep it tight. If there is play there ---- will break.

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Fae they do go into the diff. You are supposed to thread the PPF bolts in like 6 turns and tap them to push the nuts out of the diff to remove the PPF. Then you stick them back in for reinstall.

Any random nut won't work, because they fit into the diff to keep it tight. If there is play there ---- will break.
---- breaks every time Fae plays -
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Probably everyone did stupid ---- at one point. We just didn't make a thread about it
Actually, it's probably good that Fae made a thread about this.

Thinking about it, he would have likely broken some stuff he really would not have wanted to break if he just found any old nut instead of posting this thread.
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Old 01-22-2012, 12:31 PM   #25
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As I am in the middle of doing diff bushings and removal of the diff housing, I can tell you that, you don't need to tap the threaded collars out of the ppf. The front most lower collar has to be pried out about 3/4 of an inch to clear the diff, it has an indention for prying. It can come out all the way but isn't a must. Then thread the bolt back it about 5-6 turns and pull DOWN on it to pull the spacer out of the top of the diff mount. This will only move about 1/2in or less. The rear most PPF mount bolt will just thread out and that's it, No special action there. The two bolts are different as well. As for using a nut and washer on the top of the PPF to replace the proper threaded, splined, spacer that keeps the PPF from deforming and holding the entire drive line in-line so that everything works as designed, no that's not a good idea. Mazda says, "replace as a whole unit." Yea right.
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^Maybe that is what I was thinking. I get confused. The last time I pulled the PPF was after I had dropped the diff with the PPF on it. So it took like 2 seconds and was easy.
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I highly recommend that EVERYONE check over their PPF frame and tighten everything up. I had 2 of the front ppf bolts fall out and by the time I realized it the 3rd one was more than halfway out. Not fun driving around with the shifter bobbing up and down.

Failflora, try this - http://www.good-win-racing.com/Mazda...ml?id=ECorWkkn

and this - http://www.ebay.com/itm/90-05-MIATA-...sories&vxp=mtr

better yet, this - http://www.ebay.com/itm/90-05-MAZDA-...sories&vxp=mtr
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Old 01-22-2012, 02:16 PM   #28
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Thanks chipmunk murder. Yours truly, Champion to Animals Everywhere. Seriously.


I just crawled under my car. I am indeed missing the little threaded press in washer thing for the rearmost bolt.

You can see how the donut washer thing is threaded, clearly, in that ebay link vash posted.

Will be buying now.
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Old 01-22-2012, 02:53 PM   #29
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just weld the ppf to your diff you giant pussilyah
if you need to remove it later you can just sawzall it off
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