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Old 07-10-2018, 07:02 PM   #101  
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Originally Posted by Kamal El View Post
Thanks for the reply. It's a rebuild not a reman and I didn't get it yet. I went down to the shop and it's not ready. I got my Apex seals though but after all this waiting the novelty has worn off and I just want my ******* engine. Now I'm waiting on the housings.

I have access to a crane but someone borrowed it without asking. For the install I'll definitely be using it.
Replace enough parts in your rebuild and you effectively have a reman built by somebody other than Mazda.

If you're replacing seals and housings the point still stands. The engine still needs to be warm and broken-in before a compression test will mean anything.

In unrelated news, I thought my exhaust was loud with the TurboXS cat'd midpipe and Tanabe something-or-other exhaust. Then I drove my friend's 2010 BMW 128i which has been prepped for SCCA STX.

Holeo fack, that thing is awful. Shore 80A engine mounts, clutch-type diff, loud-as-**** custom exhaust... I've never been less comfortable on a 60 mile drive in my life. Drove my '8 to work this morning and I might as well have been driving a Bentley in comparison.

His car only works one place: the race track. I don't know why he doesn't just gut the interior and weld in a full cage at this point.
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