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Tim Duggan

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About Tim Duggan

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    1999 Mazda 626 SE 2.0 Auto (plus 1995 Saab 9000 Aero & 1990 Saab 900 T16S)

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    Wiltshire, UK
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    Birds and booze. Oh, and cars...

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  1. As promised, some photos: Engine: Side 1: Front & Side 2: Front Bumper: Tailgate: Rear Bumper: NSR Arch: NSR Sill: OSR Arch: OSR Sill: Interior: Mileage: Seats:
  2. Sadly my 626 has failed the MOT, primarily due to excessive rust in the rear sills. I have found a cheap replacement so am looking to move the old girl on . Taken from the MOT fail sheet: Reason(s) for failure: Nearside rear Body or chassis has excessive corrosion, seriously affecting its strength within 30cm of the body mountings outer sill (6.1.B.2) Offside rear Body or chassis has excessive corrosion, seriously affecting its strength within 30cm of the body mountings outer sill (6.1.B.2) Anti-roll bar linkage ball joint dust cover excessively damaged so that it no longer prevents the ingress of dirt both rear (2.4.G.2) Parking brake lever has no reserve travel (3.1.6b) The drop links are an easy fix, about £10 each and two bolts to replace. The handbrake has been adjusted to its maximum and the disks/pads are relatively new so the issue is either within the caliper or the cable(s) need replacing. I think one of the calipers was replaced a year or two ago so it may just need one side doing. Worst case scenario, a pair of refurbed calipers off of Ebay are £75, and quote an easy job. The cable I do not know but I don't imagine they're expensive. Which comes to the welding. The garage has said it would be a minimum of 5 hours work on the sills. In addition there is some surface rust on the rear arches. Other than that the car seems quite solid with just the usual minor scuffs and scrapes inherent to a 17 year old car. The car has a good service history with receipts for recent work done and, indeed, the engine and gearbox seem in great shape and the car drives really nicely, runs smoothly and quietly, does not use any oil or water etc. I am not 100% sure as it doesn't say on any paperwork but I believe it to be the higher powered 2.0 petrol (136 HP?). It certainly pulls very well and I have picked up a speeding ticket in it! The leather seats are structurally in good nick but the leather colour has peeled in places. The rest of the interior is in great condition. A new stereo radio with USB, SD Car and Aux in (no CD player) plus two new 5x8 front speakers were fitted in the last year. I may take these back out but this is subject to negotiation depending on the offer. The car is in Swindon, Wiltshire (UK). It is taxed until the end of the month but has no MOT and is not insured by me so in order to drive it on public roads, you will need trade plates or have a prebooked MOT to drive it to or something else, or drive it regardless (at your own risk but I will not stop you or tell anyone ). I am open to offers and you are welcome to come and view/discuss in person. Feel free to call (07757 526 285) or email (juggan66@yahoo.co.uk). I will upload some photos later but please ask if you have any questions. I will be listing it on Ebay as well. Thanks for reading! Tim
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    Mazda 626

    Mazda 626
  4. Tim Duggan

    Audio Questions From A Mazda Newbie!

    Thanks Mike. Car is a UK Model 1999 Mazda 626 SE 2.0 Automatic. I've taken a punt on some 6x8 speakers (bigger is always better, right). They were only
  5. Tim Duggan

    Audio Questions From A Mazda Newbie!

    Thanks for the reply Mike. I'm figuring some of it out myself slowly. The main thing I'm not clear on is what size speakers to fit in the front. The stock ones that came out were 5x7 but all the online resources (here and crutchfield.com included) say 6x8. I have seen a lot of speakers that claim to be compatible with both so perhaps that is something to do with it. So is it 5x7, 6x8, or either?
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    Audio Questions From A Mazda Newbie!

    OK so the speakers in there currently seem to be the stock 5x7 in the front and 6x9 in the back. Quite why only one front speaker and no back speakers work I can't fathom, perhaps the other three are all blown, I will swap them around to test. Hopefully it is that and not a wiring fault or something. Regardless I will probably upgrade the speakers anyway. Can someone confirm that aftermarket 6x8 will definitely fit in place of the stock 5x7s? Incidentally there's another speaker I've found that, whilst a lesser known name brand, does seem to get a lot of good reviews. Thoughts?
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    Audio Questions From A Mazda Newbie!

    BTW I'm looking at either these or these with these as a third cheapy option, to replace the fronts if anyone has any thoughts?
  8. Hi there, First post here, looking for some help please! Just picked up a 1999 Mazda 626 SE (2l Automatic). Great car so far, especially for
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