Fresh Sweet Donuts Everywhere! (work log)

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For those that want a render of your own, he made me the promo code "freshdonuts" to get you guys $10 off. Happy new years all!

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About 2 weeks ago, attempted to drive the msp on a few errands but the battery said nope. I picked up a NOCO GB40 booster pack that same week but it continued rain for the next 2 weeks or so. Finally had some sunshine over the weekend. Before using the booster pack, I measured my battery which read 9.65 volts haha. Hooked up the booster pack and the car started up after about 5 seconds of cranking. What a great and compact device!

Since my OEM positive battery terminal was stretched out, I ended up changing those out too. Nothing fancy, just the ones you can pick up at the store. Been meaning to change it out for a few years now but I'm a slacker. For those wondering, I just shimmed the old loose and stretched out terminal with a bent washer.

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2002 Mazda Protege5
About 2 weeks ago, attempted to drive the msp on a few errands but the battery said nope. I picked up a NOCO GB40 booster pack that same week but it continued rain for the next 2 weeks or so. Finally had some sunshine over the weekend. Before using the booster pack, I measured my battery which read 9.65 volts haha. Hooked up the booster pack and the car started up after about 5 seconds of cranking. What a great and compact device!

Since my OEM positive battery terminal was stretched out, I ended up changing those out too. Nothing fancy, just the ones you can pick up at the store. Been meaning to change it out for a few years now but I'm a slacker. For those wondering, I just shimmed the old loose and stretched out terminal with a bent washer.

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NOCO GB150's are commonly used to start lots of cars in a row/without having to recharge the pack, so you've made a good choice!
 
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My battery ended up dying so I bought a new one. Rear left caliper seized, replaced it with a cardone unit. All appears well, just haven't taken it for a spin yet.
 

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2002 MP5
Beware the road salt! Our car's biggest nemesis!
^^^ What He Said

On a quiet night in the winter, I can hear my car dissolving.
It's kind of a bubbling sound. Lol

(I'm kidding, but it might be true ??)
 
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Hibernating until 2024. It's turned into the changing station in our front yard lol. jk
 

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Finally got a chance to finish installing all the shifter bushings. The last one was the one that connects to the trans. Went to remove my midpipe too and found what looks like chew marks on my rear o2 sensor wiring. Have a lot of squirrels running around our hood. I should have a spare from my old protege somewhere unless I donated it to the p5 I previously owned.

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surprisingly, i have no photos for this update. reinstalled midpipe, repaired wire on o2 sensor, and fixed a leaky oil drain fitting. thought I had another O ring laying around for the oil drain but i didn't. i did have a gasket but upon using it found that one of the holes for the bolts to go through was too small. being tight on time, i just reused the O ring this time around and added a little rtv.

despite the terrible paint, i would like to give the car a good cleaning inside and out.
 

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