What have you done to your P5 today?

I am very concerned about my P5 right now.

I started it this morning and was greeted by what seemed to be a definite knock, for about 20 seconds and then lessening for the next 2-3 minutes as the car warmed up.
It was 30F out, the oil is at the full line on the dipstick, it's been about 2k miles since I changed it last with brand name 5w30 and it looks just slightly brown. Oh and just ticked over 170k on the odometer. It does not make any noise once warm or under acceleration, but now that I think about it, the knocking at startup started more recently and has gotten worse.

And now I am left wondering...is this the end for my dear little Protege5?

Oh also, not sure if it matters but I do know my knock sensor needs replacing. The goo is oozing out.
it wouldn't hurt to get a blackstone oil kit sent off to check for any contamination or excess metals in the oil.
 

BenjiHoggi

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it wouldn't hurt to get a blackstone oil kit sent off to check for any contamination or excess metals in the oil.
That's a good point, and it did cross my mind while thinking about it this morning. It's mostly a question of cost though. But I will check it out.

I did order a new knock sensor, since it's already been on my list of things to fix and I needed to make a RockAuto order. I'm not assuming it'll fix anything, but it does eliminate it as a possibility.

Edit: I went on Blackstone's website and requested a free sample kit. Looks like it only costs $30 which is cheaper than I remember it being, so I will probably do that when it arrives in the next couple of weeks. Thanks for the idea INYOURCHAIR!
 
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03 p5, 92 miata
decided to help the side skirt off the car. It had been going for a whilleeeeee. Didn't drive the car for a month, gave it a jump start. Purring like a kitten still at 262k.

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CTt3P5

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Hey where can I find the one that you bought any issues with yourself so far I have a 21 CX-5 that I’m planning to install

Not sure if this is the one he used, but this one is universal and I ran it on my 2008 MX-5.

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decided to help the side skirt off the car. It had been going for a whilleeeeee. Didn't drive the car for a month, gave it a jump start. Purring like a kitten still at 262k.

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Nooooooooooooooooooo! Makes me sad to see this. On the other hand....gram strategy! ;) :D
 
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2003 Protege5
Speaking of ignition switches...

Replaced the worn unit on the daily with a newerish junkyard part, such an easy swap! Now the thing fires up first go without wiggling the key.

EXCEPT Mazda decided to make the BJ I and the BJ II switch different for some reason? (Whyyyyyyyyyy Mazda, whyyyy?) So I had to dissasemble and swap the guts over to keep the plug socket correct.
I just ordered an ignition switch from MazdaSwag. It wasn't much more than the Standard or Beck/Arnley part on RockAuto. Got $2 off shipping using code "SWAG."

If any of you are having trouble visiting mazdas247 using Firefox, it's probably related to Let's Encrypt revoking a bunch of their SSL certificates. I'm sure @Antoine has been made aware of this by now. :)

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GP7A-66-151​
Ignition Switch​
$41.36​
1​
$41.36​

Subtotal: $41.36​
Estimated Shipping to 75209 via Standard Shipping: $8.93​
Discount: -$1.79​
Total: $48.50​
 

i12drivemyMP5

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Hey where can I find the one that you bought any issues with yourself so far I have a 21 CX-5 that I’m planning to install
Nah, this is the one........3rdbrakelightflasher dot com....S1 universal, hook it up 3 different ways for slower or faster flash....$16.95. Have it on 3 vehicles. Works flawlessly. I think they have another version that you can change flashing somehow without rewiring.


yeah, they have 2 other models if you scroll down on that link....but only show the S1 available on their site. You might score one of the other models off ebay if you care about those extra features. Basic was and has been enough for my purposes.
 
ordered the key fob for mine and tried programming it. can get into programming mode but no response from the car when pressing the lock button twice, going to try and see if the remote even transmits tomorrow after work. From what I have read there may be a different fob for the 03.5 model which I believe mine is, will double check. I did find the module and investigated it for damage, failed capicitors and cold/broken solder joints and corroded pins, it looks OK. Also called around trying to find a windshield replacement but one of the suppliers is down and the others don't stock it. failing the windshield replacement I will be ordering a few other things like the tribute wiper stalk for the wiper delay and the tribute washer nozzles. warmer weather permitting the pass floor leak will get fixed hopefully, I got it down to a few ounces in a night of rain, down from the near full floor pan it would produce when the side drains were plugged 😂.
 
How are the Tribute nozzles different?

Is there a specific year of Tribute?
mine has the three little nozzles and the tribute ones look like they will spray in a flat fanned out pattern, I came across it when I was looking into the wiper delay, they are around 4usd each online. Btw I saw a comment of yours about the wiper stalk being a little pricey, I have came across a few used ones for under $20 with free shipping. as for the year I am just typing 2003 in the search. but I imagine any year of the first gen will work.
 
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Try to not damage your original nozzles. There were reports of the tribute nozzles not spraying the entire viewing area on the p5. I do not have them so I cant verify. So if your dont like them you can switch back. The tribute stalk however is a handy upgrade!
 
Try to not damage your original nozzles. There were reports of the tribute nozzles not spraying the entire viewing area on the p5. I do not have them so I cant verify. So if your dont like them you can switch back. The tribute stalk however is a handy upgrade!
I will post a little update when I get the stalk installed, grabbed a used one for $18+ free shipping.
 
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Don't forget you can use an intermittent wiper stalk from the MPV or Mazda6 wagon/hatchback too as they have the controls for the rear window wiper.
the tribute one I grabbed has the rear as well. It was odd how it looks identical to my current one minus the delay adjust ring. I remember seeing a different steering wheel installed on a P5 but I don't remember what model they swapped from, my leather is damaged and someone looks to have raged and broken the plastic where it's supposed to release the air bag. No light on the dash, it does illuminate during POST though.
 

pcb

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2002 MP5
Btw I saw a comment of yours about the wiper stalk being a little pricey, I have came across a few used ones for under $20 with free shipping.

Part of the problem is paying in Canadian dollars, and free shipping usually doesn't apply to Canada.
My stalk shipped from Quebec.
I think that I paid about $40 Canadian?

Don't forget you can use an intermittent wiper stalk from the MPV or Mazda6 wagon/hatchback too as they have the controls for the rear window wiper.

My wiper stalk ended up being from a Ford Escape.
(I don't recall how I knew it would fit?)


For anyone that doesn't know,...
You can adjust the aim of your spray by sticking a needle in the nozzles and moving them.
 
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For anyone that doesn't know,...
You can adjust the aim of your spray by sticking a needle in the nozzles and moving them.
I tried that on my spectra that I traded for this one, I ended up worse off than before. 😂 I think I will like the spread out pattern better but I will try and save my old ones JIC. BTW I always forget you're in canada lol
 
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pcb

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2002 MP5
I tried that on my spectra that I traded for this one, I ended up worse off than before. 😂

Yeah, it was a PITA.
It's really touchy.
It would either spray over the windshield or straight into the wiper blade with the wipers parked.

It took my about ½ an hour to finally get it spraying half decently.


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