So this car has a story that i'll start from the beginning.
I was going to go down to calgary from edmonton because my girlfriend had a table for artist to sell her art, so i gave a call to my mom to let her know that we we're planning to go down for that weekend to so that my family could see my baby girl that they haven't been able to meet yet. When i called her she told me that she had a friend that had bought a car for her son a while back for $6500 and he stopped driving in after the first year because he got too many tickets and couldn't afford to drive anymore so he parked the car in their garage and never drove it since.
The only information we knew about the car is that it was a 1998 Nissan manual sports car, "awesome, maybe it's a 300ZX or something"
So when i got into town after a while of introducing my baby girl to the family my mom called her friend and she said it would be ok to head to her place and see the car, so we drove to her place and when we get there we talk a little bit about the car and i find out this car has been sitting in the garage for 8 years! since......2003!
she lead us straight to the garage and opened up the door, i was SUPER excited to find out what nissan it would be.
So the car inside was neither a 1998 nor it was a Nissan either, it was a 1992.........mazda.......teal green........6 cylinder...........mx-3! Now what are the chances of that! there's 1000's of cars it could of been and it ends up being an mx.
I was almost speechless and had no idea what to think but i was pretty happy and ended up just started laughing out loud since it was a very funny situation for me.
So on with the pictures and such!!!
This is the car where it sat for 8 years unused and unloved.
If you look close you can see the car bra that was on there before i took it off.
The previous owner smashed this side and that's probably when he stopped driving it, looks like he put bondo or something over the metal to stop rust or something.
This is how the engine looked before i started working on it
And the interior that needs some dusting and vacuuming.
what looks like an untouched seat.
So i got to work on it and pumped up all the tires first because i figured after i was done everything if the tires still held air i wouldn't have any major leaks, which i didn't! yay!
So i drained the oil and i had some trouble finding the oil filter because i never worked on a V6 before XD
After i found it i couldn't get it off even after removing the splash guards and going from underneath so i just hammered a screw driver through and that sucker came right off with the extra leverage. There was a Mopar oil filter on there that was a little bigger than the Mobil 1 oil filter i got.
I added 1.5-2 tbsp of oil to each cylinder, it was kinda hard to judge how much went in with the funnel thing i made so i put more just in case, added the new oil and installed the new spark plugs, checked all the fluids making sure i won't need to fill anything up before i attempted to start this thing.
I put some Seafoam in the gas tank hoping to.....i dunno rejuvinate the gasoline in there on top of adding 5L of brand new gasoline, luckily there was little gasoline left in the tank saving me from having to siphon old gas.
After double, triple checking everything, i went to start it! (yes i'm super excited and my nick name is emo and i mention the speedo because my BP-T mx-3's speedo doesn't work XD)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ff3XbfUoBM
Finally sitting outside in the beautiful sun with a thick layer of dust protecting it from the UV rays xD
Those retarded blind spot mirrors are coming off, don't worry
If you look close you can see cat footsteps in the dust on the hood XD
I drove it home taking the back roads so that i didn't have to do any highway speeds and could choose what my rev's were, and it drove really well besides the CV's being mangled.
The V6's are quite different from the 4cyl's that i'm so used to, it also sounds super awesome.
Car wash!!! (it looks like clear peeling or something on the hood but it's not peeling or anything at all)
So my plans so far are to clean up the interior and change out the CV's (they're clicking like mad) and change out all the fluids and i'll see where i want to go from there.