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Egg's 95 Mazda 323 coupé - Washer fluid flush


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#61 OFFLINE   egg

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 05:52 PM

Lovely car Egg, I think you did very well. Seriously charming vehicle, I was really quite struck with it on Sunday.  Do you know if it is an interference engine?

 

I think (and hope) not, but haven't had the definitive answer yet.

 

Here's a pic of a base 1.3 model on steel wheels without trims.  This one has long gone from the looks of it.  The indicator lens are much clearer on this one, so mine will need a go with toothpaste or something.

 

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 05:59 PM

I just found a Mazda 323 workshop manual in my cupboard. It's not a Haynes but a proper Mazda one. Covers B3, B6, BP (SOHC and DOHC) & PN engines. It's yours if you want it?



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Posted 14 May 2018 - 06:04 PM

shit, think you may have the B5 engine. Your welcome to it anyway.



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Posted 14 May 2018 - 06:08 PM

Brasso on the headlights?

 

Was great seeing it in all its glory.  Really is a strange beast indeed.  Was taken with the driving position.  And that screenwash bottle in the boot...


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Posted 14 May 2018 - 06:10 PM

... And that screenwash bottle in the boot...

 

I forgot about that! That was genius.
 

 


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Posted 14 May 2018 - 06:12 PM

I forgot about that! That was genius.
 

 

Even the French haven't thought of that!


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Posted 14 May 2018 - 06:34 PM

shit, think you may have the B5 engine. Your welcome to it anyway.

 

Thanks for that, but I think mine is the later Z series engine, not with the car at the mo, but next time I am, I'll check the engine code. Cheers.


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Posted 14 May 2018 - 06:48 PM

Z series?!? Bloody hell the Japanese love to change things!



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Posted 14 May 2018 - 06:51 PM

just had a read, based on the b series. as per wikipedia, i don't know for certain.


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Posted 14 May 2018 - 07:02 PM

That brochure is madness. Three completely different shapes for supposedly the same car, two of them hatchbacks. I recognise the two on the second page but the two on the first page I can't ever remember seeing before. Or is it just that they are a very forgettable shape. The last one has a two litre V6 which sounds good. I'm guessing this may have been the base for the short lived Xedos range.

You've opened a right old can of worms here egg, well done.
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Posted 14 May 2018 - 07:33 PM

Mazda had quite a quirky line up in the mid-90s

 

'Noddy car' 121

All these 323 iterations

MX3

MX5

MX6

Xedos 6/9

and

RX7

 

impressive.


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Posted 14 May 2018 - 07:45 PM

And the 626? The 929 may have gone by this point.
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Posted 14 May 2018 - 08:31 PM

Plus all the JDM only cars. Mazda Cosmo, Autozam AZ1, Bongo, Carol. Others too I'm sure.


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Posted 14 May 2018 - 09:39 PM

Other 323c's still in existence (and roadworthy)

 

M37 ACV - Green 1.5 GLX

M767 PAG - MOT expired last month, SORN'D. Up for sale for £995 April 2016. Green

N734 FBV - Red GLX

N707 FBV - White GLX Auto

 

(J50634 in Jersey as noted previous page)

 

If you know of any more, do add them please!


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Posted 15 May 2018 - 12:49 PM

New Pollen filter arrived today, looks correct, so will try later.

 

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 07:31 PM

Tried the above. Fucked it up. Unbelievable! The pattern part wasn't quite right, and as I fiddled around, one of the three part filters (blue arrow) dropped horizontally and is now somewhere in the 'cooling unit' casing rattling around (area circled).  Lesson, don't do things when you're too tired.

 

So, short of dropping the whole bottom half of the unit out (which would include half dash removal). That's not going to get sorted.

 

Damn.

 

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 07:45 PM

Well, I have sort of got 2 parts of the new pollen filter in and one of the old! It's not right, and not sure it's even the right air direction, ho hum.

 

Also noticed that the Radiator and front end must have taken a knock at some point, as it is concave at the front and bulges at the back. No leaks or anything. But explains why bumper wasn't fully attached in a couple of places.

 

Radiator, your name will also go on the list.


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 01:59 PM

Air filter arrived today. Changed, and for reasons not quite clear even to me, I removed the air box and gave it a clean as well. MAF seems ok.  A bit of contact cleaner on the connectors (not the MAF!) while the box was off and all done.  Tried to remove the exhaust heat shield, but those screws are rusted on, so plus gas-ed and a job for another day.

 

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cleaner....

 

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 02:23 PM

Love this. My Kia is based on B series engine, the airbox looks very similar indeed.


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 02:39 PM

Nice!


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 02:53 PM

Love this. My Kia is based on B series engine, the airbox looks very similar indeed.

 

I see, just a different position I think...

 

Shuma

 

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mine

 

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 04:39 PM

I got one of the M6 screws off the exhaust heat shield, but the next one began* to round off, so stopped for now.  The two lower down that actually attach to the manifold will be fun!

 

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If I want OEM replacements, autolinkmx5 will replace them at a cost - £6 each posted!

 

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While I did a Wilson face about that

 

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I switched tack to polishing up one of the sidelights, you can spot the difference right?

 

Before

 

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After

 

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 04:51 PM

Gr9 Fred
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Posted 17 May 2018 - 06:38 PM

But when I replaced the sidelight I noticed the shim for the screw that holds the light in had disappeared. So now it's a bit loose (rolls eyes)!

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 06:42 PM

Yeah but clean tho!
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Posted 17 May 2018 - 09:58 PM

I've no idea where this image is from, but I like it, so adding it here...

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 11:01 PM

So that huge Cosworth like wing some of these came with in Japan had a reason for existing after all. I thought they are just so crappy aftermarket part.


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 06:36 AM

They put cossie wings on 323 ZXis (the v6) too. That RS WRC looks like an RC or model car but I have a soft spot for motor sport projects that never went anywhere (see Sunny/Pulsar GTiR, 323 GTR etc) so I kinda want it to be real.
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Posted 18 May 2018 - 11:34 AM

Talking of Kia in this thread, I found out that if you put a 'K' in front of the part number - the Mazda screw becomes a Kia screw.  I emailed Kia parts online, but they don't have 'em either, and can confirm that no-one in the country has them.

 

V5 arrived today, 5 previous owners!


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 02:05 PM

.... bet those screws are 'generic' Asia/Jap.

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