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turbo_jimbo
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Just thought of this, I've had issues with rebuilt axles not seating correctly or the wrong / missing ring to be read by the wheel speed sensor too. 

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Posted : February 19, 2021 2:10 pm
haloruler64
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I also did not disconnect it haha. I don't even know where the connector is! Just pulled the 10mm bolt out and pulled the sensor out of the knuckle. I'll look deeper into it when I have a chance, been a crazy crazy time at work and I'm even working weekends. Plus the car is driveable and a hoot, and frankly the Mazda with an exhaust is a lot of fun too.

2000 Toyota MR2 Spyder, 2020 Mazda 3 Hatchback 6MT

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Topic starter Posted : February 19, 2021 7:32 pm
haloruler64
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Finally getting her roadworthy. Immediately after an alignment a toe arm started knocking and I finally had time to install this set of Battle Version toe arms. Getting another alignment soon.

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2000 Toyota MR2 Spyder, 2020 Mazda 3 Hatchback 6MT

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Topic starter Posted : May 24, 2021 12:29 am
Uncle Mush
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I know you have been enjoying your Mazda, but how long has it been since you had the Spyder on the road?  Miss it?

Also . . . any word on a Nor-Cal Spyder meet this year or is COVID affecting this tradition yet another year?

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Posted : May 24, 2021 4:46 pm
haloruler64
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Posted by: @uncle-mush

I know you have been enjoying your Mazda, but how long has it been since you had the Spyder on the road?  Miss it?

Also . . . any word on a Nor-Cal Spyder meet this year or is COVID affecting this tradition yet another year?

I've been enjoying the Mazda as a daily driver, but don't get me wrong, I dearly miss the MR2. I just took it for a test drive and I couldn't stop grinning, even though I couldn't go far as the alignment is way off. I think in the last year, it's been on the road less than ten times. Very sad. I've just been swamped with work and personal things... and these days, being swamped with work is not something to complain about! 

A lot of us are now freshly vaxxed so I think a small MR2 meet would be awesome. We just hesitate to make it public because a huge crowd may not be what a lot of us want right now. But I will be SURE to keep you updated. 

2000 Toyota MR2 Spyder, 2020 Mazda 3 Hatchback 6MT

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Topic starter Posted : May 24, 2021 11:37 pm
Uncle Mush
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thanks for keeping me posted if one will happen.  Much appreciated. 

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Posted : May 25, 2021 12:42 pm
haloruler64
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A lot has happened in eight months. The Mazda is gone, totaled. The MR2 is now the daily. All six rear suspension arms are now Battle Version. I gave her a full two step polish and seal, the paint gleams. The bolts holding the passenger side axle to the axle carrier came loose and fell out, and the axle popped out while driving and dumped all the gear oil all over the road. Had to fix her on the side of the road with a vise grip holding the axle together. The front bumper got pulled partially off in the garage when it got caught on an extension cord, cracking even more paint off. It's been a rough month. I passed 155k miles. 2022 is the year I return to the track. 

 

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Topic starter Posted : January 27, 2022 12:40 am
Uncle Mush
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@haloruler64 

Wow!  That is a rough 8 months!  I so appreciate your mechanical acumen to be able to make a repair on the fly using vice grips to get you home.  That's pretty amazing!  Here's hoping 2022 is a whole lot better to you than 2021 was!

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Posted : January 27, 2022 8:30 pm
haloruler64
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Thanks Uncle Mush, hope things calm down enough to have a nice BBQ soon!

2000 Toyota MR2 Spyder, 2020 Mazda 3 Hatchback 6MT

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Topic starter Posted : January 29, 2022 4:01 am
Uncle Mush
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Posted by: @haloruler64

Thanks Uncle Mush, hope things calm down enough to have a nice BBQ soon!

Agreed!  That would be quite a relief from all the covid stuff for the last 2 yeas!

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Posted : January 31, 2022 9:59 pm
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