I was wondering if anyone ever tried to install the OEM / original / default / factory radio, of a 2nd generation Miate / MX5 into the DIN slot of a 5th generation Mazda 626 (1992 - 1997).
Both looks like it has space for a Double DIN radio. The one in the MX5 sure looks like one, and I was thinking of installing a MX5 radio into my Doube DIN slot of my 626 (Ford Telstar TX5 version).
Anyone tried this yet?
Picked up this 2nd 86 626 Turbo Coupe yesterday after a fluke find on Gumtree for $250 ! . Bought it from the original owner and was going to use it for spares for my other identical coupe but this one has all original history with it etc so will use my other car for restoration parts instead. The car has been maintained mechanically up until 2016 and is totally original except for the wheels on it as he swapped them from a wreck he had as the tires were good on these rims.
It ran fine without any problems on the 800km journey home, the a/c wasn't working so was a hot trip back...
It has high Km's but still runs fine. A tribute to Mazda quality
Guys this topic was spot on this helped me determine all the selonoids are the same as mine is stating low voltage..everything else works diaphragm when vacuum is applied pulls in butterfly flaps open & close
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I rang in the morning gave them the money and in the afternoon this arrived for my car! In a Mazda E2000 van. While was repairing a silver GW - cooling system failure - leaking radiator stuck thermostat and leaking coolant pipes, those pain in the bum ones under the exhaust manifold. I got a replacement pipe today from the junkyard and also picked up the mounts for the strut brace from the blue MS SP20. They wanted $40 - the cost of the brace, so I didn't bother with that, rip off for just 2 mounts and no brace! Going to get it from the Mazda wrecker instead.
By chance I happened to go to the Mazda wrecker today for a customer's car (Starter motor). Asked about the SP20 tiptronic - none in stock and they weren't sure when any would arrive. $495, so my guess of $450 wasn't far off. Extra $240 to swap it to tiptronic, I'd rather pay that to go manual.
They did have a dual sump GW box, the same year with 128,000 km tested with 3 months warranty at $300. Not bad and it's plug and play. New fluid and filter for sure once its in. I said I'd get it once I confirmed how many sumps my current box has. Looked under the car - 2 sumps. Think I found my gearbox!
FN4A-EL is in a variety of different flavors. Single sump and double sump, regular auto and tiptronic and all seem to be labeled on the tag as "4EC-AT". Which can be traced back to the GD. I love GD's. I have love for this too.
I took the (junk) Spark plugs off the $50 engine. It is surprisingly clean - no sludge in the head or pistons, just some minor carbon as expected with use which I'll clean. Phone flat so no pics of the fun engine stuff. There's average ones of the gearbox though.
I dropped some oil down the plug holes to turn the engine. Turns nicely with good compression kick! I'm still going to go over it all I'm not just chucking it in and hoping it works.
Half the battle won. I need to save up for the seal kit. And I realized I forgot to ask about a torque converter since this one is junk.
Ford 4F27E/Mazda FN4A-EL is the tiptronic gearbox the Sport20 uses. Tag inside the driver door on my car says "4EC-AT" for the transmission, single sump in the front, there's a sticker but its faded and can't read whats printed. I've checked tags on a few Sport 20 Familia's in the junkyard they say the same thing inside the door - 4EC-AT. So essentially the same gearbox. Only if I want the tiptronic stuff I'll need the ECU, gearbox loom and cluster. Research shows the body/interior loom is the same between 5 speed and auto cars, which I read as close to plug and play. A few minor things I'll need to iron out generally though I'm thinking of going with it. I won't be getting a pick a part transmission as likely the car is there for that reason. I'll spend a bit more for a working one with warranty. ECU clutser and loom I'll likely get.
$350 trade price for a full engine gasket kit. I'll need front and rear main seals too ($60-80 there). $45 for bearings. Waiting on figures for rings. Next up is cost up a trans. $45 for a cluster $30 for the loom. Gearbox $350 for the exact one I have. Or $450 for the tiptronic. $175 more approx..... it's tempting.
My clutch pedal suddenly stops much higher than it used to and I got a bunch of broken plastic in my footwell. My mechanic tells me I need at least two bushings to replace, the problem is he can not source them anywhere.
Please, anybody who has done clutch pedal maintenance let me know where you sourced parts or what did you modify to make it work. Have you used bushings from other Mazda or any other make or model and they worked??
I would hate to have to buy a new car just because I could not find 7 $ worth of plastic parts.....
Thank you for all the ideas!
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