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  1. Edgardoswift
    09-16-2014 08:32 AM - permalink
    08-02-2014 09:20 PM - permalink
    were you on b20?
  3. NateM3
    07-28-2014 09:02 PM - permalink
    thanks for the info really appreciate it
  4. NateM3
    07-26-2014 07:41 PM - permalink
    how do the koni str.t ride? bouncy or feel like stock
  5. meicalnissyen
    01-10-2014 12:29 PM - permalink
    OH, nah just labor, I got the parts from discountac, the 400 was to flush, install comp and ex valve. then vac and charge
  6. meicalnissyen
    01-10-2014 12:27 PM - permalink
    ok, well I just finished replacing cv axles, been cold as fuck here, my garage slabis coated in a thick layer of condensate. wish it was clean and I was not busy, I would scrub it with dawn and pressure wash it.
    anyway after the cv debacle I have it backed into the sun and have the seat out etc that foam thing under the blower case is the target I assume??
    wish there was a decent how to on this topic

    I did get the pipes free from the firewall joints, fiddly it was 6-2 190 cursed with big hands
    wish me luck goin in now
  7. meicalnissyen
    01-03-2014 01:26 PM - permalink

    I have also just come to adding AC knowledge to my skill set, aquired after the fan I added to run during stop and go traffic chewed a hole in my condensor.
    I brazed that shut, and it held for a year, but had to replace it when I couldn't get it to seal the second time.6 months later, the compressor pulley bearing failed on a trip and tore the coil apart.
    I've since replaced the oem and one discount acparts compressors, and about to install the 2nd, I replaced dryers both times, and flushed a bit the second time.
    this time I better check it end to end
    Question. do you have any pics of your expansion valve mission? I was going to pay a guy, but he wanted 400 to flush/ install the compressor/dryer/ex valve/ vac and charge.
    proly not a bad price, but I watched him do a vac/charge for me. and i read about this insulation around the core and dunno about his attention to detail.
    give me a buzz if your cool with that 8133621631
  8. Purp.2.3.hatch
    07-07-2013 10:50 PM - permalink
    I love your phantom purple hatch! I have the same color and year just wish I could trade you transmissions! There aren't many of the purples running around

  About Me

  • About philrab
    Army vet, college grad, married with a little girl. Mazda owner since 2001.
    Financial Analyst Asst.
    Make, Model, Year
    2007 Mazda 3 Hatch
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    2007 Phantom Purple hatch; JBR RMM/busihgs/shifter plate, Koni STR.t's, Michelin Pilot AS3's, Spin on oil filter conversion, stubby antenna, Kenwood KDC-X997 hu + Sundown Audio SA12 + Infinity speakers + JL 320.4 amp, debadged and door edge guards removed, Lamin-X + indy fog mod, aluminum AC knobs, DIY SRI, TRS 5000K HIDs, more coming.
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