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 ukrman - 92 MX-3 GS 
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but check engine light comes on... which should not be related to idle control. I just feel like it runs too lean...

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what code? could be any sensor.

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January 18 2009, 7:40 PM
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i haven't checked the codes.... i'm gonna play with it tomorrow and see if I can figure it out.

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January 18 2009, 8:25 PM
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If you think it's running too lean, try pulling the vacuum hose from the fuel pressure regulator. That'll raise the pressure to (iirc) 45PSI, which will deliver more fuel. If it idles better in that state, that's probably the problem.

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January 19 2009, 2:30 AM
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After installing the steering wheel, it was a little to close to the "turn signal handle" so I got one inch spacer... wokred out awesome

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so i got some more free time this weekend, so decided to install my new suspension

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Tokico Shocks
Eibach Springs
KYB Strut Mounts
KYB Strut Boots
Cork Sport Front / Rear Strut Bars

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So this is my car before:
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and after:
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heres the front strut bar:
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I'm still working on the rear strut bar, since I have to modify a couple parts to make sure everything fits nicely.

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April 22 2009, 9:29 AM
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So finished working on the rear strut bar

had to modify the rear seatbelt base
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this is the trim without any modifications
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plastic trimmed
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strut bar tried on to make sure I have enogh clearance
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finished product
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Nice work. All of your mods are very clean. :welder:

Looks like we've got an identical suspension setup now. What do you think of it?

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April 27 2009, 11:28 PM
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thanks... I had this same set up (minus the strut bars) on my 1st mx3 and it was awesome. I still have to do my wheel alighment, so havent driven it too much but so far it feels great.

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I am jealous of your nice roads. :crying:

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April 29 2009, 12:15 AM
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nightfire wrote:
I am jealous of your nice roads. :crying:


haha theres enough crappy roads around here

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Installed the whiteine rear anti-sway bar. The difficulat part was taking off the rear sway bar links, they were all rusted and seized, so I ended up just cutting them off and getting new ones. Luckily, I checked amazon and they must have had a price mistakes, so I bought two links for $16 and when I chcekd the following day, they were back to $64 each.

Just trying to put some "liquid wrench" to losen up the bolts, but did not help
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Had to cut off the rear link :)
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New rear sway bar links
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Whiteline compared to the stock sway bar
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Another shot of comparison
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Links in place
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Finishing up the install
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Finished (ps first time I installed it with the sticker upsidedown, so I just reinstalled it to be the correct side up lol)
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So this week I will get wheel alighment and then do some testing :)

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June 15 2009, 8:52 AM
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Congrats. I think you'll love it. :)

I just noticed though - are your jackstands under the trailing arms? If so - be careful. I bent mine quite badly by using them that way. Some say they're strong enough, but I know for fact that they aren't. They're hollow, not solid.

That said, they're only $60 at the dealer to replace. But still.

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June 15 2009, 1:22 PM
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hmm i think its just the pic.... pretty sure it wasn't on the trailing arm lol..... but then again i jacked it up a couple times so maybe in a hurry i got one lol

but thanks for looking out

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Haven't posted here in awhile... not much has been happening to the MX-3, just don't have time :(

So I had some free time and decided to clean it up a little bit. The paint was getting very dull and pinkish looking. So I got some Meguiar’s Ultimate Compound and Meguiar’s NXT Generation Tech Wax 2.0. First I used the compound, it took forever to get all the little scratches and the oxidation out. After that I went over the whole thing with wax, and it came out awesome. I love the fact that there's no clear coat, so you can really make it shine. Some of the areas that were just not recoverable were the mirrors and the spoiler a little bit. Other than that it came out looking great for 18 year old paint job.

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Here's some pictures to just compare the paint before and after using the compound
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And here's some pictures after using the compound and then waxing. The camera does not do it justice.
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