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Everything posted by djdevon3

  1. Problem is Andy and I pulled the engine and trans together in one shot. The trans is connected and I have no desire to unbolt the damn thing just to put it on the engine stand. The engine looked freshly rebuilt so I don't want to mess with the internals. All I'm trying to do is the timing belt and finish up the 2nd part to that damned V6 timing belt video... 2 years later lol. Looks like all the pictures in this build up to page 100 are indeed intact on the 626 CDN... whew! Only like 3 images from the last page since Feb 21, 2017 have that huge 3rd party photobucket logo instead of t
  2. Oh and you know how I always said that twitter and I wouldn't mix? Well I signed up for twitter secretly 2 years ago and set it to private. Just to vent some frustrations and act like someone who doesn't give a shit about anything in the world and said whatever I wanted. It was liberating in a way. Ummm but yeah in 2 years I tweeted about 3400 times. :/ I always said I wouldn't be able to contain myself if I ever joined twitter. I was definitely right. I can't belong to too many communities at once. I'm usually pulled in a lot of different directions, distractions. I've rem
  3. Apparently most of my photos are now blocked because Photobucket which was once a "completely free image hosting site" now wants to charge $100 a year to allow 3rd party sites. That was the whole point of their damn site to begin with, free 3rd party hosting. Umm lol? I mean it was free for like a decade and then it had to go and get all douchebag super greedy on everyone. I have thousands of images on there. It's not something I can easily fix. So I just bought an engine stand from harbor freight today. Hoping if I can get it up on the stand and put it in the way of my walking path
  4. Just wanted to stop in and wish everyone a happy 626 day. Give your car some love today.
  5. Apparently, the links for the illustrator templates have been removed by Revlimiter. Since that is his wish I will honor that and remove the links and mention of templates here too. There is no mention of templates anymore on his site. He does still sell custom gauge faces for the Miata though. I bet if you sent him a 626 face plate he could make a custom one for you. At least we still have the original article for how he accomplished his goal of making custom face plates. With a little ingenuity and use of adobe illustrator you can still make your own by following his tutorial. Sadly he
  6. Not car related by some of the electrical theory can be applied to an ignition switch. Also some soldering tricks and tips in there. Interesting PC mod. I had a lot of fun doing the mod. Forgot how much work it was to record, edit, and render.
  7. Generally people want to go from auto to manual not manual to auto. Weird request but I'll help detail the parts. 1. Automatic ECU 2. Automatic shift mechanism (you'll want to find a donor or junkyard donor to pull most parts from like this one) 3. Automatic transmission including torque converter (best to get one from another 1999 year model exactly for best compatibility of wiring pins as they do change year to year) 4. Automatic Transmission Range Switch and Turbine Speed Sensor (if not included on the transmission) 5. Instrument cluster (for PRNDL indicator)
  8. There can be some crossover but most of the time it's just a misunderstanding of an owner not realizing the true year of production of their vehicle. If it's included in the VIN page for the 96 WSM then it applies to you. :)
  9. That's a very common occurrence. Can't count how many guys on this forum have gone to fix intake issues only to find they've swapped vacuum lines. Happens to fuel lines too for people changing the fuel filter. Happens all the time. Glad you got it solved. I'll assume your STFT and LTFT are back down to acceptable levels?
  10. Unfortunately no. I did shoot some carb cleaner in the intake and it started right up. Definitely a fuel supply issue. In the mean time I plan on doing so PC related videos such as modding, soldering, etc.. but that requires the camera to be much closer. One of the downsides of my old setup was the camera mounted on a shelf about 2' above the bench. Kinda realized in my last video that filming from so far away was pointless for fine detail work. So I wanted to create an inexpensive rig to lower and raise the camera when needed. This is what I came up with. Fully lowered camera
  11. Sounds like a faulty switch to me however a short in the switch wiring could cause a similar result. Inspect all the wiring from the switch and look for rubbed through wires potentially causing a short. If everything looks ok then attempt to bypass the switch (I will never provide advice on how to do that as it can be used illegally). Look in the WSM for switch diagnostic procedures from pmx626.info in the body electrical troubleshooting manual (BETM).
  12. This shit is annoying as F***. I edit most of my posts like 20 times in 5 minutes as I'm hashing out ideas. To not be allowed to edit a post immediately after I post is gonna make me not come back here. Completely unacceptable.
  13. Gotta start with the basics guys. Spark test when the condition happens. Buy a spark tester from any autostore for like $5 and throw it in the glove box. Look up the procedure for testing the fuel pump, throw a multimeter and some jumper wire in the glove box. Most of the basic tests you can actually do on the side of the road to get a basic diagnosis of air, fuel, or spark. Without knowing which one is failing you'll be left guessing and shotgunning parts at the problem. Intermittent overheat of an individual component such as a failing fuel pump or coilpack does suck and is tedious to
  14. I skimmed through so sorry if you already mentioned this but does the coolant temp show the engine is overheating? Where about is the temp needle when it shuts off?
  15. Depends if either vehicle has immobilizer equipped ECU. Preferably you would swap the engine, wiring harness, fusebox, CPU (jointbox), ECU and if applicable coded keys, to do a proper job. Otherwise the ECU pinouts are different and possibility to fry something when you attach the battery and power everything for the first time. I will not touch anything with an immobilizer system on it. Others here have done it before for a 5th gen swap. They know how and you'll really want to do your homework by searching the crap out of this forum and get in touch with them.
  16. Black 1995 Mazda 626 abandoned for more than a year on someone's property gets run over by Dodge Ram on Judge Judy starting at 11:33. "We were trying to push it out with one of my buddies trucks". They put a board on the front as a ramp to get the truck up on the hood. They wanted to have a little fun with it before they pushed it out of the driveway lol. If all that was wrong was a dead battery then get a new damn battery or a tow truck. Another 626 dies because of owners incompetence.
  17. This recall has now expanded to some European countries. Look at the newly attached graph of VIN's to see if your vehicle is included.
  18. About to go through hurricane Matthew. Car is parked right under a huge oak tree. I don't care if I die, just don't let my 626 get hurt. Starting to get some big wind gusts from the outer bands. Yeah I'm probably gonna get hit by the eye or close to it. Getting close to losing power can tell, I'm a hurricane veteran at this point. Went through 4-5 major hurricanes so far. Weather channel is really hyping this stuff up to be the biggest everrrrr like always. See you on the other side. BBQ party tomorrow everything must go!
  19. Yes you can remove the belt. It will knock out your A/C compressor too. Since we're in the fall season not that big of a deal. I would get it fixed asap. Driving without power steering is dangerous for a daily driver vehicle as most of your stop and go traffic will be hell on your arms and potential hazard if your arms get too tired. Hope you have good upper body strength. I'm sure you'll get tired of it pretty quick.
  20. There's only so much you can do to flush out a heater core including using acidic solvents that risk chewing a hole through and causing a big mess. Eventually you'll have to remove and inspect the heater core if you can't get adequate heat through the vents.
  21. I can get them from my local machine shop. Any where that does head rebuilds routinely should have them laying around like poker chips on the floor. Make friends with your local machinist.
  22. You must use a vise to compress them. If they stay stuck closed when compressed that's when you leave them sitting in some solvent over night. They will slowly decompress sucking in the solvent very slowly overnight and hopefully allowing you to work on them easier the next day. If that doesn't work then replace them because it's going to be more trouble than it's worth. They don't compress much, only a millimeter or two. If you get no movement sit them in solvent or low viscosity motor oil like 5W-0 synthetic, you want it to decompress and suck something in that will help clean out the i
  23. Just the head with accessories? Maybe $75 worth of metal. It's almost scrap at that age and wear. We're not talking about some rare collector car like a Jaguar, it's a Capella.
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