Last post on Jun 27, 2011 at 12:05 PM
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Mazda Protege, Mazda Protege5, Sedan, Wagon
#1212 of 1221 Stick with the regular recommended plugs.
Dec 23, 2006 (1:50 pm)
You might get longer life with upgraded wires, but I haven't had a problem with the regular wires. I checked them every 15k miles (when I replace my plugs), and replaced mine 60k miles (mine measured 3500 and 4000 ohms when I replaced them - the new ones were around 1700 - replacement is called for if they exceed 7000 ohms, I think). I put on the miles slowly, so I'm still working on the second set.
Anyway, avoid the multi-tip plugs (like Splitfire). They caused premature ignition and knocking in my '89 323LX. I went back the the 99 cent Champions and things went back to normal. I'd skip the other fancy types of plugs too.
#1213 of 1221 Re: Stereo Question [el_bagador]
Feb 03, 2007 (4:21 pm)
I just finished my 4 hour process of pulling my deck on my 03'.
I had the same problem, I went to local shop and we tried for about 30 minutes. I had to tear my cab apart to access from the back and the left side was indeed belt. This seems to be an awfully big coincidence. That's DIRTY!!
Feb 03, 2007 (4:21 pm)
Anyone know where I could buy just the CD cage for my 03' Protege5?
#1215 of 1221 Turbocharging...........vroom
Oct 08, 2008 (12:25 pm)
Hey everybody. Im new so forgive me if I am a repeater.
Im from Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada, and I own a 2001 Protege LX 2.0
Im looking to turbocharge my mazda and was wondering if anyone has done the same to there baby? Was it worth it? How much fun was it to do?
Does anyone know what kind of tolerences a stock 2.0L has when concidering turbo? Or maybe there is a place online where i could find stuff like that out?
Love the forum. TTYL
#1216 of 1221 Re: Turbocharging...........vroom [dwalker33]
Oct 08, 2008 (1:00 pm)
The easiest way to turbocharge is to buy the Mazdaspeed 3 which gets you a 264 hp car. A cheaper way would be to buy the turbo "kit" from Mazda for the Mazdaspeed Protege, that gets you a 170 hp car. The cheapest and quickest way, may be to buy a used Mazdaspeed Protege.
Alternatively, Mazda may eventually bring over one of their Mazda diesels which are reputed to have great torque.
#1217 of 1221 Re: strut bar install instructions [dsm6]
Nov 03, 2008 (4:41 pm)
Please send me an email with info will greatly apprieciate that.
#1218 of 1221 Re: Turbocharging...........vroom [dwalker33]
Jan 14, 2009 (5:58 pm)
try themazdaforum.com, mazdas247.com
#1219 of 1221 Re: speedypt [conheady]
Feb 02, 2009 (9:07 pm)
In my experience with any japanese car you are better off running ngk spark plugs.
Jul 11, 2009 (11:33 am)
Searching for answers- HELP PLEASE ! I have 2000 Mazda Protege ES that came standard w/ a 1.8 ltr engine. I bought this car used & love it. Problem : While changing the timing belt & parts, I have found out that the engine was changed to a 2001 2.0 ltr ES. I keep coming up with Engine Codes will not reset readings, every time I try to have an emissions inspection done. Have gone through MUCH grief with the state of NC & quite a few insp. stations. What, if anything can be done ? I'd like to keep it & drive it.
#1221 of 1221 97 mazda protege body
Jun 27, 2011 (12:05 pm)
dose anyone know if i can use aftermarket body kits from say like a 4 door civic and place them on my car or is it just a no go?