great info. thanks bud.First off you shouldnt be paying more the 60 for sparklers. live in canada and didnt even pay that much...
Second the plenum gasket is probably fine ive had mine off like 6 times and its still mint condition. There rubber rings around each cly port,not your typical one piece gasket they last pretty good.
Third do the egr mod and maybe the coolant bypass and this job will be pretty easy going. putting it back and any future times u take it off....
Forth you dont even need to take it off completely just undo all the hoses at the back ,move the wire harness back a lil and undo the egr from the plenum, disconnect the throttle wire and disconnect the intake obviously. You should be able to move it around enough to do the plugs.I just did my buddies last weekend and didnt even disconnect the coolant lines or the TB for that matter JUST BE CAREFULL OF THE PLASTIC T THE COOLANT LINES GO TO . Its been known to break just looking at it funny lol. Even the first timer shouldnt take longer then an hour if youve had previous car experience.
oh and just incase you dont now cover up the IM holes as soon as you start to lift it up or bad shit can happen.
THE PLASTIC T STRIKES AGAIN perfect time to do the tb bypass. search for trottle body bypass. thats your fixSo When I was disassembling everything something broke. I'm not sure what it is, so I will explain it. It looks like some kind of valve. It's a "T" with hoses attached that is on the right side of the throttle body and on the left of the battery box. I need some help please... I need my car running this weekend.
ull be fine with the mod. And heres another mazda trick try this from the passenger side control roll it down and up untill it clicks. then try your switchOk well I got everything done, And I just want to make sure bypassing the throttle body isnt going to hurt anything right.?.? Also now for some reason I cant roll my pass. window down from the drivers side controls. I checked the fuses and they not blown... STRANGE.
It was connected next to the oil cap like this...to this connector.After following this guide, I noticed a loose copper wire on the left wiring harness, which runs along the right plug. I can't remember what it was originally connected to, but it must've came loose when I took off the IM. Any suggestions?
(I apologize for the tardy reply.) The answer is that ... it depends.Originally Posted by Costas
"A litle off topic, but I can't decide between the NGK Iridium IX and Denso IT16, anyone running these with any comments?"
NGK Iridium IX I love them... and everyone else who uses them...