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Where can I find the basic info to understand how the systems work? Rather than picking scraps out of forum threads I'd like to see diagrams and operating descriptions. For example, I need to adjust my clutch linkage or at least be able to diagram to the dealer how I want it adjusted. I also want to understand how the turbo system works and where the various components are located. I have no workspace, so I can't lift the car and check it out. I don't care whether the best info is from a shop manual (I found the regular but not Speed6 shop manual online) or something on the net, only that it show how the vehicle works, how to maintain it and how to fix the things Mz didn't quite finish (like the clutch feel).
I'm sure the info has been posted before but I did not find it when I searched.
 

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Buy all of the manuals from Mazda for a couple hundred dollars.
 

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Where can I find the basic info to understand how the systems work? Rather than picking scraps out of forum threads I'd like to see diagrams and operating descriptions. For example, I need to adjust my clutch linkage or at least be able to diagram to the dealer how I want it adjusted. I also want to understand how the turbo system works and where the various components are located. I have no workspace, so I can't lift the car and check it out. I don't care whether the best info is from a shop manual (I found the regular but not Speed6 shop manual online) or something on the net, only that it show how the vehicle works, how to maintain it and how to fix the things Mz didn't quite finish (like the clutch feel).
I'm sure the info has been posted before but I did not find it when I searched.
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Adjusting the clutch: http://forum.mazda6club.com/index.php?show...59565&st=15
Post #17 has detailed instructions. Post #36 has PDF of those instructions. Post #167 (Page 12) has factory specs (5.5" clutch pedal stroke, 0.8" (from floor) disengagement point, 1-3mm free play.

Possible problems with 4 bolt rear diff mount:
http://forum.mazda6club.com/index.php?showtopic=63707
http://forum.mazda6club.com/index.php?showtopic=64563

ETS (aftermarket supplier) Top Mount Intercooler (TMIC):
http://forum.mazda6club.com/index.php?showtopic=63744

By Pass Valve (BPV; also known as Blow Off Valve or BOV), but in our case, because it's in recirculation mode, it's properly called a BPV: http://forum.mazda6club.com/index.php?showtopic=62321
http://forum.mazda6club.com/index.php?showtopic=62267
http://forum.mazda6club.com/index.php?showtopic=62310

Fujita Cold Air Intake (CAI) to replace stock airbox and air filter:
http://forum.mazda6club.com/index.php?showtopic=56382
and MazdaSpeed CAI: http://forum.mazda6club.com/index.php?showtopic=62344

Cobb AccessPort (for performance tuning):
http://forum.mazda6club.com/index.php?showtopic=64192

Possible exhaust options:
http://forum.mazda6club.com/index.php?showtopic=64731

Lowering springs: http://forum.mazda6club.com/index.php?showtopic=64258
Sway bar: http://forum.mazda6club.com/index.php?showtopic=63134

For discussions on the Bose stereo system, check the In Car Electronics forum: http://forum.mazda6club.com/index.php?showforum=19

For discussions and ideas on modifying the lights, check the Electrical forum: http://forum.mazda6club.com/index.php?showforum=25

And many other threads. Use the search function for the key term. Example CAI for other brands of CAI such as AEM, CP-E, MazdaSpeed. There's lots of info from a few months ago so don't be afraid to search.
 

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Yowza! Make that a new thread and sticky it! That's great! :love:
 

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OH MAN, no fair.
I spent hours searching for info like this when I was a new member to the forum. Of course I started before I bought my MS6. I do like the idea of making it a sticky. Would be nice to have a sticky with MOD wrtie-ups.
 

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I agree Skoda's the man...sticky it up
 

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Adjusting the clutch: http://forum.mazda6club.com/index.php?show...59565&st=15
Post #17 has detailed instructions. Post #36 has PDF of those instructions. Post #167 (Page 12) has factory specs (5.5" clutch pedal stroke, 0.8" (from floor) disengagement point, 1-3mm free play.

Possible problems with 4 bolt rear diff mount:
http://forum.mazda6club.com/index.php?showtopic=63707
http://forum.mazda6club.com/index.php?showtopic=64563

ETS (aftermarket supplier) Top Mount Intercooler (TMIC):
http://forum.mazda6club.com/index.php?showtopic=63744

By Pass Valve (BPV; also known as Blow Off Valve or BOV), but in our case, because it's in recirculation mode, it's properly called a BPV: http://forum.mazda6club.com/index.php?showtopic=62321
http://forum.mazda6club.com/index.php?showtopic=62267
http://forum.mazda6club.com/index.php?showtopic=62310

Fujita Cold Air Intake (CAI) to replace stock airbox and air filter:
http://forum.mazda6club.com/index.php?showtopic=56382
and MazdaSpeed CAI: http://forum.mazda6club.com/index.php?showtopic=62344

Cobb AccessPort (for performance tuning):
http://forum.mazda6club.com/index.php?showtopic=64192

Possible exhaust options:
http://forum.mazda6club.com/index.php?showtopic=64731

Lowering springs: http://forum.mazda6club.com/index.php?showtopic=64258
Sway bar: http://forum.mazda6club.com/index.php?showtopic=63134

For discussions on the Bose stereo system, check the In Car Electronics forum: http://forum.mazda6club.com/index.php?showforum=19

For discussions and ideas on modifying the lights, check the Electrical forum: http://forum.mazda6club.com/index.php?showforum=25

And many other threads. Use the search function for the key term. Example CAI for other brands of CAI such as AEM, CP-E, MazdaSpeed. There's lots of info from a few months ago so don't be afraid to search.
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That beats $xxx for a multi-manual set AND it goes directly into the topics I want to research.
This part re the clutch adjustment thread is worth putting in an FAQ.
"Post #17 has detailed instructions. Post #36 has PDF of those instructions. Post #167 (Page 12) has factory specs (5.5" clutch pedal stroke, 0.8" (from floor) disengagement point, 1-3mm free play."

Love this forum!!!
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