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Old 03-08-2012, 12:18 PM   #301
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Nice , you will be fine with the worm clamps , those your using are red heads and I would put those up against any t-bolt if not better the t-bolts

t-bolts are over rated on most cars and worse over tightened , I have no problem running 25-30 psi with worm clamps , the biggest problem is when hoses are installed the hose and or the area the hose is going on isnt clean and free from oil , clean the hose and surface good and worm clamps will hold about anything

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Old 03-08-2012, 09:23 PM   #302
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Yeah, they are the good clamps, not the ones that cut into the hoses, either.

Many guys run the old stock ones on boosted cars no problem, so clean new silicone hoses with all new parts should do the job just fine. If it doesn't, I have about a dozen 2" T-bolt clamps anyways!
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Old 03-13-2012, 02:20 AM   #303
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Finally got my Mocal Thermostalic plate in.

Do I need to use teflon for the fittings? They do have the crush washers and the rubber gasket built into the washer...?


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Installing this and the remaining parts of the oil cooling system this weekend. Might tackle intake manifold install + vacuum lines if I feel like it, as well as the catch tank lines, running wires from gauges, and other minor stuff.
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Old 03-13-2012, 07:25 PM   #304
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I got the fittings they suggest on the site from Mocal, its all the Mocal parts.

http://www.racerpartswholesale.com/c...Sandwich_Plate

...and this is the exact one I got:
http://www.racerpartswholesale.com/p...Sandwich_Plate

...and the fittings:
http://www.racerpartswholesale.com/product/3282/s
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Old 03-15-2012, 09:20 PM   #305
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Doing this cuz I was bored and rainy:











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Old 03-26-2012, 10:55 AM   #306
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Does anyone know the size banjo fitting threads I would need for the t3 super 60 for the turbo coolant center housing? It's on of the last tid-bits I need to get before this can all be wrapped up and tuned!
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Old 04-02-2012, 11:53 AM   #307
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I have the worst luck ever. (This is my Mazda3, daily driver)

I went to change the front endlinks on my mazda before I worked on the focus...

Lo-and-behold, huuuuge problem. There was clanking in the front, and historically it's been from the endlinks. Well, not time time.

The front sway bar is warped and torqued. It's hitting the control arm on bumps on the passenger side as well as the front subframe support, and most importantly, it's been hitting/rubbing on the hard brake line going into the caliper. It's worn through the protective covering and now started to touch the line itself.

Needless to say, I am lucky I looked now before I had a car accident cuz my brake line broke.

I have some other issues as well. ALL the shocks and struts are leaking, badly. Pass endlink is toasted as well. The rear camber arms need to be changed. The hawk pads are near toast all the way around, etc.

So I ordered:
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Need to buy new strut plate bearing and 2 rear wheel bearings as well. Also need a set of summer tires.

FML. F it real hard. Blah..........

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On a positive side, TopSpeed is almost done with my parts and I'll have those shortly to put the whole car back together!
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Old 04-02-2012, 12:05 PM   #308
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Dude that sucks but u drive it like a race car:):) so do I lol glad ur safe man
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Old 04-02-2012, 01:03 PM   #309
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I'd like to point out my massive 25mm rear sway bar has blown 4 sets of endlinks.
Im also on my 4th set for the front lol.
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Old 04-02-2012, 01:58 PM   #310
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Nice. I have a mazda3 as well. All thou cept for the stereo its all one hundred percent stock. Its just my DD at the moment
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