Jump to content
Strawberry Orange Banana Lime Leaf Slate Sky Blueberry Grape Watermelon Chocolate Marble
Strawberry Orange Banana Lime Leaf Slate Sky Blueberry Grape Watermelon Chocolate Marble
  1. General

    1. News, Competitions, and Announcements

      You will find News, Site Updates, and other fun things here, be sure to drop by and give your input!

      1,443
      posts
    2. General Chat (Sixers Lounge)

      Talk about anything that doesn't fit in the other forums, or anything in general.

      94,367
      posts
    3. Feedback

      Suggestions and requests related to improving the forums

      2,409
      posts
    4. 5,857
      posts
  2. Questions and Technical Support

    1. 1993-2002 (2.5L) V6

      Discussion of maintenance issues for the V6.

      41,806
      posts
    2. 1993-2002 (2L) I4

      Discussion of maintenance issues for the I4.

      59,044
      posts
    3. 1988-1992 (2.2L | 2.2L Turbo)

      Discussion of maintenance issues.

      13,000
      posts
    4. 1983-1987 (1.6L | 2.0L | 2.0L Turbo)

      Discussion of maintenance issues.

      2,745
      posts
    5. 1978-1982 (2.0L)

      Discussion of maintenance issues.

      917
      posts
    6. Other 626's

      Discussion of maintenance topics for 626's that aren't covered in above forums. ie. older 626's European, etc.

      7,186
      posts
  3. Supporting Vendors

    1. 216
      posts
    2. 101
      posts
  4. Performance and Tuning

    1. 1993-2002 (2.5L) V6

      Discussion of performance topics for the V6.

      15,559
      posts
    2. 1993-2002 (2L) I4

      Discussion of performance topics for the I4.

      23,593
      posts
    3. 1988-1992 (2.2L | 2.2L Turbo)

      Discussion of performance topics.

      6,961
      posts
    4. Other 626's

      Discussion of performance topics for 626's that aren't covered in above forums. ie. older 626's European, etc.

      1,172
      posts
  5. Appearance Modifications Section

    1. Audio & Electronics

      Discussion of car audio, alarms, and other aftermarket electronics.

      12,227
      posts
    2. Lighting

      Discuss headlights, tailights, dash lights, interior, and aftermarket.

      2,577
      posts
    3. Detailing

      Tips, tricks & questions on how to take care of your ride.

      2,219
      posts
    4. 1998-2002

      Discussions on exterior and interior modifications.

      10,443
      posts
    5. 1993-1997

      Discussions on exterior and interior modifications.

      15,984
      posts
    6. 1988-1992

      Discussions on exterior and interior modifications.

      2,558
      posts
    7. Other 626's

      Discussions on exterior and interior modifications fo 626's that aren't covered in above forums. ie. older 626's European, etc.

      225
      posts
  6. Enthusiast

    1. Tutorials & How To Guides

      Technical articles, do it yourself. Install or fix anything & have directions on how you did it, then post here.

      1,914
      posts
    2. 295
      posts
    3. Photo Section

      Post pictures of your ride or any car videos.

      22,523
      posts
    4. Projects/Builds

      All of the different projects and builds being performed by members

      17,186
      posts
    5. Driving Stories

      Crazy things happening on the road? Chat about them here.

      8,029
      posts
  7. Merchandise and Shopping

    1. For Sale / Trade

      Sell, Buy, and Trade things here. No merchants allowed!

      16,041
      posts
    2. Hot Deals / Free Stuff / Contests

      Post, read, and reply to any hot deals, contests, and free stuff relating to Mazdas.

      132
      posts
  • Posts

    • G'day all, Picked up this 2nd 86  626 Turbo Coupe yesterday after a fluke find on Gumtree for $250 ! .  Bought it from the original owner and was going to use it for spares for my other identical coupe but this one has all original history with it etc so will use my other car for restoration parts instead. The car has been maintained mechanically up until 2016 and is totally original except for the wheels on it as he swapped them from a wreck he had as the tires were good on these rims. It ran fine without any problems on the 800km journey home, the a/c wasn't working so was a hot trip back... It has high Km's but still runs fine.   A tribute to Mazda quality    
    • Guys this topic was spot on this helped me determine all the selonoids are the same as mine is stating low voltage..everything else works diaphragm when vacuum is applied pulls in butterfly flaps open & close
    • 5% Discount Code: 3C367780850C36
      Expires: May 12, 2019
      Please enter this code in the ‘How Did You Hear about Us’ box to receive the discount. Please enter ONLY the discount code, no other words or numbers. All orders are placed online and the discount code must be entered before an order is marked as shipped to receive the discount. RockAuto.com is an online auto parts store founded in Madison, Wisconsin in 1999 by the Taylor family. RockAuto.com ships thousands of auto parts from over 300 manufacturers to customers worldwide. The RockAuto Catalog includes a full line of mechanical parts, from small items like filters and wiper blades to complete remanufactured transmissions and engine long blocks. The RockAuto catalog also contains a growing number of body parts: door handles, mirrors, sheet metal, bumper covers, even carpets! The RockAuto Catalog includes vehicles from the early 1900s to today, making it easy to find parts no matter what you drive. Prices on RockAuto.com are reliably low every day! Order online at www.RockAuto.com 24 hours a day.  Parts are conveniently delivered to your door.  Need help finding parts or placing an order?  Visit our Help pages for further assistance!
    • I rang in the morning gave them the money and in the afternoon this arrived for my car! In a Mazda E2000 van. While was repairing a silver GW - cooling system failure - leaking radiator stuck thermostat and leaking coolant pipes, those pain in the bum ones under the exhaust manifold. I got a replacement pipe today from the junkyard and also picked up the mounts for the strut brace from the blue MS SP20. They wanted $40 - the cost of the brace, so I didn't bother with that, rip off for just 2 mounts and no brace! Going to get it from the Mazda wrecker instead.
    • By chance I happened to go to the Mazda wrecker today for a customer's car (Starter motor). Asked about the SP20 tiptronic - none in stock and they weren't sure when any would arrive. $495, so my guess of $450 wasn't far off. Extra $240 to swap it to tiptronic, I'd rather pay that to go manual. They did have a dual sump GW box, the same year with 128,000 km tested with 3 months warranty at $300. Not bad and it's plug and play. New fluid and filter for sure once its in. I said I'd get it once I confirmed how many sumps my current box has. Looked under the car - 2 sumps. Think I found my gearbox!  FN4A-EL is in a variety of different flavors. Single sump and double sump, regular auto and tiptronic and all seem to be labeled on the tag as "4EC-AT". Which can be traced back to the GD. I love GD's. I have love for this too. I took the (junk) Spark plugs off the $50 engine. It is surprisingly clean - no sludge in the head or pistons, just some minor carbon as expected with use which I'll clean. Phone flat so no pics of the fun engine stuff. There's average ones of the gearbox though. I dropped some oil down the plug holes to turn the engine. Turns nicely with good compression kick! I'm still going to go over it all I'm not just chucking it in and hoping it works. Half the battle won. I need to save up for the seal kit. And I realized I forgot to ask about a torque converter since this one is junk.
    • Ford 4F27E/Mazda FN4A-EL is the tiptronic gearbox the Sport20 uses. Tag inside the driver door on my car says "4EC-AT" for the transmission, single sump in the front, there's a sticker but its faded and can't read whats printed. I've checked tags on a few Sport 20 Familia's in the junkyard they say the same thing inside the door - 4EC-AT. So essentially the same gearbox. Only if I want the tiptronic stuff I'll need the ECU, gearbox loom and cluster. Research shows the body/interior loom is the same between 5 speed and auto cars, which I read as close to plug and play. A few minor things I'll need to iron out generally though I'm thinking of going with it. I won't be getting a pick a part transmission as likely the car is there for that reason. I'll spend a bit more for a working one with warranty. ECU clutser and loom I'll likely get.  $350 trade price for a full engine gasket kit. I'll need front and rear main seals too ($60-80 there). $45 for bearings. Waiting on figures for rings. Next up is cost up a trans. $45 for a cluster $30 for the loom. Gearbox $350 for the exact one I have. Or $450 for the tiptronic. $175 more approx..... it's tempting.
    • My clutch pedal suddenly stops much higher than it used to and I got a bunch of broken plastic in my footwell. My mechanic tells me I need at least two bushings to replace, the problem is he can not source them anywhere. Please, anybody who has done clutch pedal maintenance let me know where you sourced parts or what did you modify to make it work. Have you used  bushings from other Mazda or any other make or model and they worked?? I would hate to have to buy a new car just because I could not find 7 $ worth of plastic parts..... Thank you for all the ideas!
    • Check out our new TV Commercial - the Vehicles and Parts Diversity Tour, featuring some of our customer car/truck collector series magnets throughout the years. Visit RockAuto.com for ”all the parts you're looking for, delivered to your front door!" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-onjxvje3mM  
    • At least you found the issue... mine ended up blowing a head, and she is no more.
    • Providing an update... I took the car to a different mechanic today and after doing a bit of tinkering with the idle, checking the plugs, listening and such he drove the car with me in it. What he noticed was that the car is missing really bad. He thinks the timing is off which is causing the missing issue. He floored the gas while entering the interstate and the car put out little power. It gradually built up speed, but not straight away. I have scheduled an appointment to take the car back to his shop next week due to him being busy this week. Hopefully he will be able to resolve the issue and get my 626 back to proper running condition. I'll let you guys know the results once I get the car back.
  • Topics

×