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#2953 of 3742 1997 protege engine mods
Jun 17, 2006 (5:42 pm)
i have a 1997 mazda protege with the 1.5 DOHC. i am replacing the engine because of high mileage and i was wondering if any one knows of another engine that fits that car. kinda like the civic and the integra swap every one does. or maybe of just some engine mods you can think of. i mainly deal with hotrods and domestic v8's so this is my first import. any input would help greatly. thanks
#2954 of 3742 Re: 1997 protege engine mods [kjohnson7]
Jun 19, 2006 (3:55 pm)
1.8L from the Protege of the same year for more horsepower and torque. I believe it is the same as the MX-3 1.8 liter. Lots of modifications are available for this engine.
#2955 of 3742 Re: 1997 protege engine mods [jrdwyer]
Jun 20, 2006 (7:57 am)
Make that the MX-5 Miata with the 1.8L. The MX-3 had 1.6 and 1.9 liter engines.
#2957 of 3742 Re: A/C Flickers on Fan Speed 2 [adam317]
Jun 21, 2006 (2:52 pm)
I had the exact problem and the dealer replaced the falty AC Control Unit (under warranty) with an updated unit. This is a know problem.
The control unit is in the dash and controls the fan and AC position switches and/or cables. Part # BL8F-190D.
This was on a 2002 LX.
#2958 of 3742 Coolant Loss
Jun 22, 2006 (5:33 am)
I have a 95 Protege 196K miles. About 8 months ago I had the head gasket replaced. Monday I noticed the overflow "boiling" and the smell of antifreeze. Temp guage seems to be working and normal, no oil in water or water in oil. Replaced cap, no help. Drained radiator, clean and green. Refilled, got to operating temp. and test drove as soon as I got home I opened hood and opened cap, NO PRESSURE? I cannot find any OBVIOUS leaks. Head Gasket? Cracked head? Radiator cracked? Don't know where to go next, HELP!
#2959 of 3742 Coolant Loss Reply
Jun 22, 2006 (6:15 am)
Here is a thread from a Honda Civic discussion pertaining to the same issue.
You may need to pressure test the radiator to see if it is leaking. If not, the replacement radiator cap could be bad. If not, you could have a cracked or warped head. I would think that whoever replaced the head gasket would have checked this before doing the work.
#2960 of 3742 Re: problem with vibrating: HELP [diddle]
Jun 23, 2006 (7:17 am)
I am having the same problem with my Mazda Protoge...were you able to fix the problem? I have not had my idle adjusted because I don't know where it is. If you know how I can do this please let me know.
#2961 of 3742 Rattling Sound
Jun 25, 2006 (11:18 pm)
Hi..I have a 00 protege LX auto i'm hearing a rattling, clunking sound whenever i go over rough roads..did changed the struts it wasn't it..i just changed the rotors today..and i still hear the rattling noise..its getting me frustrated ..i read some of the post here could it be the sway bar?..stabilizer link?..control arm?..bushig?...Pls help.
#2962 of 3742 squeaky brakes on my '98
Jun 26, 2006 (4:30 pm)
yea so, its been the longest time since my brakes didnt work too well. i drive it cus i really dont have much of a choice but when i press on the brakes at first, it's really loose. then the more i start to press down it gets tighter and starts to creak. i have no idea as to why it's like this. i hit a curb a few months back maybe thats why, but im not sure. im over a year due for an oil change maybe thats why also.
please help me out here.