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Old 04-23-2007, 05:44 PM   #1
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This thread will be updated every few days with New HOW-TO's. I will post links in this first Thread to keep it up to date !!!! If you do a new HOW-TO or find one not in the list, please reply. Trust me, with n00bs galore in this forum, there is nothing too big or too small to write about.

[size=13pt]Abbreviations:[/size]
[size=10pt]Axela = Mazda 3 in Japan[/size]
ECU = Electronic Control Unit
FMIC = Front Mount Intercooler
TMIC = Top Mount Intercooler (Stock on MS3)
CEL = Check Engine Light
BOV = Blow Off Valve
CAI = Cold Air Intake
SRI = Short Ram Intake
WOT = Wide Open Throttle
STS = Short Throw Shifter
EFI = Electronic Fuel Injection
VTA = Vent/Venting to the Atmosphere
CPE = Custom Performance Engineering
AP = AccessPORT (Made by Cobb)
DP = Down Pipe
CBE = Cat Back Exhaust
TBE = Turbo Back Exhaust
FWD = Front Wheel Drive
RWD = Rear Wheel Drive
AWD = All Wheel Drive
TSB = Technical Service Bulletin
HID = High Intensity Discharge Headlamps
TPMS = Tire Pressure Monitoring System
NWS = Not Work Safe
NSFW = Not Safe For Work
MTX = Manual Transmission (5sp/6sp)
ATX = Automatic Transmission
ABS = Anti-Lock Brakes
SAB = Side Air Bags
SAC = Side Air Curtains

[size=13pt]Slang Terms:[/size]
Blower/Blown = Turbo or Supercharger
NA = Naturally Aspirated (No Turbos or supercharger)
FI = Forced Induction (Use of a power adder ie: turbo/supercharger/nitrous...)
Boost = Amount of air pressure produced by turbo or supercharger measured is psi/lbs.
Drift = Art of Driving Sideways


[size=14pt]START HERE[/size]

[size=11pt]TURBOCHARGED MOTORS: The Components, Process, and Modifications:[/size]
Author/Credit: Boost Addict

[size=11pt]MOTOR MOUNTS: The Basic Breakdown:[/size]
Author/Credit: Boost Addict

[size=11pt]How You Hang The Gas Cap On The Fuel Door:[/size]
Author/Credit: CT-Zoom-Zoom


[size=14pt]HOW-TO's:[/size]
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PERFORMANCE/MECHANICAL HOW-TO's:[/size]

How To: Change Tranny Oil On The MS3:

How To: Front Caliper Removal (Change Brake Pads) MS3:

How To: Check the #4 Motor Mount/Recalled Bolt/Mount (MS3 Specific):

How To: Change your own oil (MS3 Specific):

How To: DIY Boost Gauge/Oil Temp Gauge/Oil Pressure Gauge Install:

How To: Install the XEDE Interceptor System:

How To: Install a Mechanical Boost Gauge:

How To: Install a AWR Rear Mount:

How To: Install a XS Race Pipe:

How To: Install TWM Shifter Bushings:

How To: Install a Mazdaspeed 3 CAI and Clean (See Post #4 for Downloadable PDF)
BY FAR...THE BEST WRITE UP (Used for Injen Install, but is the exact same with any CAI)
http://www.injen.com/galleries/produ...5SP6062_hd.pdf

How To: Install Oil temp/Pressure Gauges:

How To: Install Streetunit Rear Engine Mount with Pictures (See Post #8):

How To: Ground The Throttle Body (See Post #4):
Seperate Thread of Pics with No Instructions:

How To: Shift Light Installation:


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COSMETIC/CUSTOM HOW-TO's:[/size]

How To: Independent Fogs WITHOUT Running Wires Through The Firewall (With Pictures)

How To: Shave MS3 Side Moldings/MS3 Emblems:

How To: Install/Hardwire Radar Detector:

How To: Reaching and Disassembling the Instrument Cluster/Taking Dash Apart with Pictures:

How To: Complete DD Navigation System Install with Pictures:

How To: Unlock Trip Computer On Non GT MS3

How To: Paint Your Calipers with Pictures:

How To: Install the Rockblocker Foglight Kit:

How To: Paint Your Headlights with Pictures:

How To: Paint Stock Rims:

How To: Tint Sidemarkers with Pictures (with Film):
How To: Tint Sidemarkers with Pictures (with Spray Tint):

How To: Install Rain Guards / Rainguards with Pictures:

How To: Install Clear/Tinted Reflectors And Side Markers with Pictures:

How To: Paint Your Emblems with Pictures:

How To: Program Homelink Rear View Mirror:

How To: Remove Cigarette Lighter Panel and Hardwire Radar Detector:

How To: Change the Color of your Radio LCD with Pictures:


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MazdaSpeedStore.com
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Non Vendor Websites:[/size]
http://www.ptuning.com
http://www.crossoverauto.com/ms3.htm
http://www.protegegarage.com
http://www.bellengineering.net
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Old 04-24-2007, 01:52 AM   #2
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TTT ... slowly getting this thread put together !!!! Still not done with sites to MS3 Parts ....

Any Suggestions Guys ?!?!?!?

EDIT: Any more sites ? list the ones i have forgotten ...

also, anybody else been able to find any more how-to's ? whether this site or another ?
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Old 04-24-2007, 02:07 AM   #3
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I will have a "How to" Write up done for:
Installing Oil temp and pressure (that one you posted is one or the other not both)
Installing Dynamat
Maybe a DIY on making a guage pod also


Maybe find a link for a earthing/grounding kit, since people will ask
and a link for Installing a AMP on a BOSE system since alot of owners have GT's

Seems like you have most everything, lots of things are exactly the same on the REGULAR3 and the MS3
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STICKY Great info
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[quote author=Mattleegee link=topic=75531.msg1360432#msg1360432 date=1177394826]
I will have a "How to" Write up done for:
Installing Oil temp and pressure (that one you posted is one or the other not both)
Installing Dynamat
Maybe a DIY on making a guage pod also


Maybe find a link for a earthing/grounding kit, since people will ask
and a link for Installing a AMP on a BOSE system since alot of owners have GT's

Seems like you have most everything, lots of things are exactly the same on the REGULAR3 and the MS3
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Found the Throttle Grounding link. 1 with pics and 1 without. Any others you can find would be great !!!!

A DIY Gauge Pod would be a HUGE hit !!!! i would even be interested in that one and the AMP for the bose system....
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up for all the hard work of searching through threads today !!! and i still have soooo much more to go...

any new ideas anyone ?
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Mods, what do we have to do to get an extremely useful thread like this stickied?
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