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Zepticon last won the day on August 31 2017

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    Mazda 626 GT 2.5 KL31, Mazda RX-7 FD 13B-REW

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  1. i would not bother with the engine stand if you are not taking the trans of :) Just prop it up on the belt side and do it where it sits.
  2. A lot of people went mental over that, me included. So what i did was (before they removed that option) to download every album to my computer, and reupload it to my own webhotel. Keeping the same names and file structures, going back and change things was somewhat easy on all my threads except the one on Mazda-ogn.no and ,azda626.net. But here we have the cloud service, and i managed to get a workaround on my own board. And its really not ahrder to uplaod to photobucket, than to open FileZilla and do the transfer. I usually do an X pattern. The two lowest holes on the trans,
  3. I have read about it, but its not sold here in Norway :) Im doing it the quick and dirty way now to see how long it holds :) The Miata is not running xD Its the reason i got it so cheap that i bought it. It lacks compression, so i will check timing first, if its not that ill pull the engine (i gotta do that anyway when its going to paint). But i ahve tried them before and its a really fin car to drive :D
  4. So its been a while since the last update. I had some strange sounds and the star started to behave iffy when driving this winter. I dont drive it much anymore since i my work has moved to an office where its faster and cheaper to take the bus/bike. The problem ended up being a broken rear spring. So i jumped on the fix-paint-upgrade train right away. First i went mental on Rockauto, and ordered every piece in the suspension new. The only items i didnt order was steering parts, and the Koni inserts. Everything else between the wheel and chassi is new. I started the teardown by getting out the
  5. I also had a little photoshoot with the RX7. I Promised my friends we would go take some photos before the winter, and we barely made it!
  6. Long time since any updates. Not much ahve happened to the 626, but i have managed to buy myself an apartment!. Now i have a (shared) garage to put the RX in during the winter, and a spot outside my place for the 626. And my own shed! I also got some help by a friend to fix some rust on my rear fender. He is a professional painter/detailer, and did an epic job here! I can hardly see anything after he was done!
  7. Wire harness shorts or breaks? Did you test with a non-MAF swap
  8. Zepticon


    I agree with FIS:) Working with images like its implemented now is a pain for me at least. If i am on my laptop or a small screen, posting lots of images into the worklogs are impossible to do in a sensible way. Previously there used to be a "light switch" on the right side of the formatting shortcuts that let me disable all visual formatting, and work with BBCode only. Please bring it back <3 Screenshot of how it used to be:
  9. So, while the RX7 have been in the garage all summer, only getting 50km of roadtime, there has been little love for the 626. But i managed to get a small mod in: Before: After: It has the rare "Diamond" badge that came before the evolution to the "toilet bowl":
  10. Awesome ride! I would love to import one to Norway xD What color options do they come with?
  11. From the dyno tests i have seen (not done by those who manufacture the filters) the only gain to be had was on a turbo car, with the filter mounted instead of the headlight. On our cars, the restriction is in the VAF, and once that is removed, swapping the filter in the airbox with a K&N can be done, but doing aftermarket pipes and cone filter is a waste of time. There are really no place to put the filter where you can get cold air. The only partially viable placement is under the car but even there you get heat from the radiator and the problems of dirt from the road. Also, the oil
  12. They have different ignition system. KLG4 runs on a Ford based ECU, while KLDE use a distributor. Headers and exhaust should fit, but the KLG4 have precats and 4 O2 sensors, while DE has only two O2s. Transmission and related stuff should be identical. Fuel and fuel system should be similar enough for things to fit. Etc. Unless you are going into engine internals or mechanical things mention in my above post, i would say that stuff will fit 99% of the time.
  13. Block: Its the same, except the KLG4 does not have the oil squirters Crank: Different, but both fits. Its said the KLG4 is cast due to differences in weight, and production marks Rods: The same as far as i know Pistons: Slightly higher compression on KLG4 compared to KLDE (better efficiency). KLZE is the highest compression version. Everything fits. Heads: Identical to KLDE except the cam position sensor on the rear head. Cams: Different, but both fits. KLG4 have solid lash adjusters and cam profile to match that. Valvetrain: Identical as far as i know, with the exception of SLA on KLG4 vs HLA
  14. You know DJ, i have always admired the way you attack problems in your videos Methodical and systematic! BUt im not very good at it myself unless really forced to it. So, i took the lazy way out today, and wanted to eliminate the ignition beeing an issue. So i found my old distributor in my parts archive, and put that back on the car. Dialing in the timing and adjusting idle, and already the car was running smoother and better than with the previous (new) distributor. So i let it idle for around 30 mins and no issues what so ever. Today i went for a test drive, and around 1h 30 mins
  15. Thanks for the reply :) Yeah since the RX7 has been sitting in the garage for 3 months, maybe the 626 got jealous of the warm and dry life :D Currently the main suspect is the Disty, they are said to go bad often and that a HEI mod should fix it. But both the disty and fuel pump is less than a year old. I also replaced the Crank sensor less than six months ago with a new unit from Mazda, along with the FPR and Temp sensor. As for happening on "hot starts", the engine has been hot and fans going on and off with the car running, after i got it started again, but then it suddenly stops again
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