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Forum: Mazda Protege
07-10-2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,090
Posted By virgin1

No sir, but I did forget to define run-on or...

No sir, but I did forget to define run-on or "deiseling" which happens on carburetted cars that still have a fuel supply avaiable after the ignition is shut off, but has "hot spots" that keep the...
Forum: Mazda Protege
07-10-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,090
Posted By virgin1

High octane fuels burn slower than lower octane....

High octane fuels burn slower than lower octane. Under normal conditions they are recommended for high compression engines, engines that have a power adder installed (turbo or supercharger,) or...
Forum: Mazda3
06-22-2017, 04:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,160
Posted By virgin1

I personally like and have been running the EBC...

I personally like and have been running the EBC Green Stuff pads. I noticed a difference from stock immediately.
Forum: Mazda3
06-22-2017, 04:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,457
Posted By virgin1

The sedan is actually 1.64" longer than the...

The sedan is actually 1.64" longer than the hatchback. Going from a sedan to a hatch, the system would have to be shortened at the tailpipe. From hatchback to sedan, lengthened... and that's a step...
Forum: Mazda3
01-20-2017, 10:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 538
Posted By virgin1

VERY easy. It's about as basic a repair as one...

VERY easy. It's about as basic a repair as one can make to any car.
Forum: Suspension
11-29-2016, 01:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,967
Posted By virgin1

Eibach's offer the best ride, are easy to get and...

Eibach's offer the best ride, are easy to get and not that expensive. Koni STR.T shocks also for a better ride.
I am running H&R springs and Koni Sports (yellows) and for the street the ride can be...
11-02-2016, 09:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,060
Posted By virgin1

Also replace any rubber hoses with new. The car...

Also replace any rubber hoses with new. The car has to be 20+ years old by now. They are tired, worn and likely cracked and ready for an accident to happen... assuming of course they haven't already...
Forum: Mazda Protege
11-02-2016, 09:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 536
Posted By virgin1

I think you should carefully check the battery...

I think you should carefully check the battery cable and ground connections. Make sure there isn't any corrosion between the wire and crimped on ends. That can cause all kinds of weird, intermittent...
Forum: Mazda Tribute
10-02-2016, 07:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,085
Posted By virgin1

It's entirely possible. That's one reason I drive...

It's entirely possible. That's one reason I drive a manual. :D ;)
Forum: Mazda Protege
10-02-2016, 07:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 773
Posted By virgin1

The pattern is 5x114.3mm, or 4.5" circle....

The pattern is 5x114.3mm, or 4.5" circle. However, be sure the offset is correct or at least close to factory specs. You will find the correct offset in mm's impressed on the back of the wheel. IIRC,...
10-02-2016, 07:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 530
Posted By virgin1

I gather it's the spring loaded pulley? The idler...

I gather it's the spring loaded pulley? The idler pulley that puts pressure outward against the belt?
10-02-2016, 07:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 568
Posted By virgin1

The tensioner is putting pressure on the chain....

The tensioner is putting pressure on the chain. You'll have to determine if its spring loaded or uses engine oil and relieve the pressure on the chain.
Forum: Mazda Tribute
10-02-2016, 07:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,085
Posted By virgin1

These indicators used to be controlled remotely...

These indicators used to be controlled remotely by a cable that physically moved the indicator, or box as you call it. I'm not sure that's still the case, but it might be something as simple as a...
Forum: Mazda CX-7
10-02-2016, 07:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,087
Posted By virgin1

I had an issue with my 3 that fit those symptoms....

I had an issue with my 3 that fit those symptoms. It turned out to be a stuck/bad check valve in the fuel recovery system.
The good news is that it was mounted right on top of the engine so easy to...
Forum: Off Topic
08-23-2016, 04:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,884
Posted By virgin1

What "car" are you looking at? The only one in...

What "car" are you looking at? The only one in the whole thread is my Signature, but that's not the car being discussed here.
Forum: Mazda3
08-23-2016, 04:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 808
Posted By virgin1

Dale, My own was in "limp home" mode and I had to...

Dale, My own was in "limp home" mode and I had to do something. Frankly, I always worried about the MAF on mine/these, that it could be a software problem or just a crappy part that is prone to...
Forum: Mazda3
08-23-2016, 07:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 808
Posted By virgin1

My MAF went bad early on and I too went to...

My MAF went bad early on and I too went to AutoZone for a replacement. It was a Toyota part but even after resetting to code several times it always came back after a few miles.
My car was still...
Forum: Off Topic
08-17-2016, 09:32 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 39,063
Posted By virgin1

At least one, eh?

At least one, eh?
Forum: Mazda CX-7
07-05-2016, 10:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,450
Posted By virgin1

Once again, the Mazda Forum Help and Suggestion...

Once again, the Mazda Forum Help and Suggestion Center section is for forum site news and member suggestions about the site, not for automotive related questions.
This thread will be moved to a...
Forum: Mazda3
06-14-2016, 08:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 349
Posted By virgin1

Question Virgin1, 12 years old, 101,000 miles

I am experiencing two issues with my old 3 HB. Has anyone else had these issues and what was the fix?

1. When the weather is hot, and ONLY when it's hot it idles roughly in a very annoying way....
Forum: Off Topic
06-14-2016, 08:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,884
Posted By virgin1

I too was going to suggest the (white) vinegar...

I too was going to suggest the (white) vinegar and water trick. It works on pet stains, it might work with cigarette smoke too.
Forum: Mazda3
06-03-2016, 02:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,256
Posted By virgin1

I was unemployed for a time and fuel probably...

I was unemployed for a time and fuel probably stayed in the tank longer than it should have during that time. When I began using the car more regularly again I noticed it was running rougher than it...
05-26-2016, 01:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 462
Posted By virgin1

Matchu27. I see that you are new, and I won't...

Matchu27.
I see that you are new, and I won't pretend to be able to answer your question, but I do see you've made the same thread in two places, which is a no-no on most forums. Also, this...
05-26-2016, 12:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,216
Posted By virgin1

Continental Extreme Contact DWS

I have been running Plus Zero sized tires (225/45-17) and recently replaced one set of these DWS's for another, $105 ea. in that size before shipping. My wife and I are both running these and like...
Forum: Mazda CX-5
05-22-2016, 02:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,121
Posted By virgin1

If you are concerned about it, and I would be,...

If you are concerned about it, and I would be, you can test the fluid with the engine running put a multimeter on low DC voltage setting between the coolant and a ground source, but ONLY the fluid,...
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