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About gooseboy78

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    1996 eurosprt telstar 2.5 v6 manual

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  1. time for a 2nd opinion then. take to auto electrician.
  2. what about dead plug(s) and or lead(s)?
  3. only other thing i could think of is dead or tired ECU? old mechanics rule: never assume. thats what trips you up.
  4. my buddy has a GD 1800cc wagon. but it was getting intermittent spark replaced cap and rotor which helped, but then he spotted crack in distributor was only small crack but pulled out distributor and it was dead. swapped it it with one from the wreckers and it was going again.
  5. check for broken distributor shaft. i know its shot in the dark but what ya got to lose?
  6. actually you dont. swapping things dont make you a mechanic. what i was telling FIS was basic mechanics 101 if you were such a mechanic you would have known this like i said i have been working on cars my whole life in my spare time: mazdas, fords, holdens & chevy, nissans and datsuns, toyotas, bmw and mercedes benz. working on one type of car has made you one eyed. plus i have had more cars than birthday candles...
  7. talk to the demaj brothers. they have been putting v8s into old mazdas for years.
  8. yes marcel i find your lack of mechanical skill showing. i said what i did because: tracking down electrical gremlins is a process of elimination, you eliminate the things it isnt to get to the thing it is. i have been around cars my whole life this isnt the first or last car ive worked on.
  9. scarles make a set of adjustables.
  10. sorry bro parts for the v6s are completely D.I.Y. (do it yourself) fortunately making your own inlet pipe isnt hard. just few things needed to be welded into stainless steel (doesnt flex and warp with heat like aluminium does) and you are done. only really a few minutes work to braise in all the right holes for the sensors then bolt it on.
  11. when you checked your coolant did you turn heater to hot and recirculate? because that takes water from the motor re-distrbute to the car most people dont do this, and are running around with low coolant. the only thing i sugest is a complete backflush of the WHOLE system. could be blocked hose just because it looks fine isnt always the case...
  12. i was told when i did my mechcanics course: start athe spark plugs and work backwards to the key. if it not the plugs then its leads, if its not leads then its distributor. if its not distributor its the coil, if its not the coil its fuses, if its not fuses its the battery if its not battery its key. check your water level too mazda made a stupid system where if the water level gets too low it retards the igntion timing to compensate.
  13. body tag (2nd one) says 1996. i wil guess 27 febuary?
  14. its been over 12 months so i will give a update: the (eurosport) telstar got sold then gave up the ghost and got scrapped. then i found out what was really wrong with it: the 2.5 v6 had a crack in the block & the head gaskets were blown, and was lowered on cut springs (illegal here) oh and it run like a bag of sh*t because of a. the numerous vacuum leaks b. mazdas goofy idea that when the water level gets low, the engine retards the engine timing. but i used to love shooting flames out the back lol. i managed to score a low owner (1st owners were ex hosptial in australia) then came to NZ with 1 family owner 1996 EL ford falcon. through my own stupidity i ruined it. i cut the holes for the 6x9 inch speakers (badly) and now have to buy a new panel and get it re-welded in. just means i will have to use 6 inch speakers all round from now on. yes im planning on running this one into the ground, but we will see. ive had to move house and will be on the hunt for another ethier telstar (626) or something i can drive for thats road legal and i can flick off later.
  15. have you tried looking in the uk? even if they have a complete car you could pull apart?