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Recent content by katapaltes

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    Driver's side power window switch replacement/repair

    ^ Hell, if cleaning my window switches improves my fuel economy, I'm in!
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    Driver's side power window switch replacement/repair

    PCB, did you literally do this on the power window switches and/or switch bank, and without taking them apart?
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    Driver's side power window switch replacement/repair

    My passenger side window stopped going down using the driver's side switch bank. It would go up, but not down. Note: The window would go up and down perfectly when operated from the passenger window switch, so I knew the passenger windows motor/regulator is working fine. I bought a used...
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    Alternatives to P5 that don't rust

    Gotta' love the name of the magazine... :) It's a Canadian publication, and if there's one thing I've learned on this forum, it's that Canadians know their rust. ;) "A recent ranking from Protégez-Vous magazine and the Automobile Protection Association (APA) warns that, even in 2015, vehicles...
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    What have you done to your P5 today?

    Years ago, and oil change place down the street from me broke off my dipstick handle. I found out when I went to check the oil and found that it had been taped back on; came off right in my hand with remnants of engine-baked cellophane tape on it. The shop had cracked my accordion air intake...
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    What have you done to your P5 today?

    I saw a post a few days back on the Facebook Protege5 Group where a guy had refilled his. I can't remember what he used as filler or if anyone commented on whether that was a good/bad idea, and now I can't find the post.
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    What have you done to your P5 today?

    To me, pinging sounds more like a rattle than anything I'd call a "ping." You might be able to reproduce the sound on a normally-working engine by going up a hill and lugging the engine at the same time - or if that's not pinging, it sounds similar to me. Someone here may be able to describe...
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    What have you done to your P5 today?

    I was wondering the same thing after reviewing your post where you mention that a bad knock sensor should actually throw a code... and I've never, ever had a knock sensor code. How else could they know it's bad, aside from a visual inspection? The service manager did say it was "dripping," or...
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    What have you done to your P5 today?

    The plot thickens... As I mentioned in other posts, 93 octane gas had silenced the pinging my JDM FS-DE engine exhibited while on 87 octane. So I had assumed that the higher-octane gas was the fix for the JDM engine. Well, I just got back from an oil change at the dealer (a free oil change...
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    What have you done to your P5 today?

    Oh god... It's a sign that I've had this car too long that I don't even remember when I replaced two or maybe all three of those solenoids. I put one of those brake light flashers on my Miata. There's nothing quite like driving a tiny car that's the color of asphalt when you're surrounded by...
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