£142. Meh, not as bad as I was expecting to be honest. I just paid the best part of £900 to get it through its MOT so £142 doesn't seem quite so bad compared to that. Thanks for digging that recipt out. :D
dependin on how well the car has been looked after, it can be easy or an absolute arse…
If the screws that hold the bumper on are rusty, i would leave it until you are ready to paint it, as they always snap, round off and are just generally ghey!!! Like mine were :evil:
The reason its dropped, is probably due to over time, the plastic mounting points on the bumper have flexed...
Not really much you can do about it, other than try and make some of your own mounting points...
Looking at the exploded view of the exhaust system in the manual it doesn't seem to be a problem, it's only held on by hex headed self tappers. There is a stern sentence that says "NOTE: The insulator cannot be removed" though. Make of that what you will.
This could be the start of ignition module and/ or coil trouble. If it does turn out to be this, replace the module and coil. Mazda will only sell you a complete distributor for £300+. Best bet is to buy the distributor repair kit from probestore
That comes in at less than Ford will sell you a 24v Probe ignition module for (which is what you would need) and the service from probestore is very good too.
cheers for that little tip:D actually found out it was a duff sparkplug.swapped it over,along with the rest of the dodgy set and its working beautifully again:D but if you have those codes anyways that would be great thanks:)
:wink: genius m8… ive some1 about to show me how in an hr lol :D ... he hadnt a clue till he read this. id no clue full stop lol. is ther any end 2 the talent in here??????????? i`ll let ya know how it went once im done yeah ... cheers m8 :wink:
I have a Gripforce 6 - Paddle Clutch, was on Ebay, works great, was about £160 delivered from US.
I went out in Gareths GE and he has the Fidenza 9lb flywheel. Felt a little more responsive. Im getting one when i put the Turbo on and if you have the chance id get one whilst you do the swap as i just used the 1.8 flywheel 16lb as oposed to 24lb i think…..
not quite got the cash yet lol,and currently the car is off road and shall be for a few more months :cry: so no chance to see if they make THAT great an impact.i need to update spark plugs anyways as they are ur basic £12 set before any real gain is gonna be noticed:)
if the smoke is mainly when engine breaking (down hill then pull off its your stem seals)
however way you described WHITE smoke. sounds like head gasket or worse cracked head. coolent mixing with buring petrol.
take to get service centre etc and get a chemical test done.
if its blueish smoke (all the time) coil rings means engine stripped and new gaskest and coils all time. also will have to have both head blocks skimmed. as ali warps.
if this get a quote on it.
then see what difference is with engine swap.
with my seals would be 600 and no car for week.
with engine swap 900 ish. with no car 3 days. following that then will know the engine is totally sound with no problems.
so doing this in summer,
you have to see whats better for you