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what type/brand/model of spark LEADS does the 89 mx6 take?

what level should the ATX fluid be at on the dipstick?

does it matter which way the lead from the coil to the dissy goes on??(i.e. are both ends of the lead the same??)

how do you increase the rev's at idle?
 

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there are a number of different brands available that support the mx6 1st gen, not sure what is factory, i think 8mm grey ones which you could easily source from any mazda dealer. I've got champion 8mm ones on there now (red) also tried top gun (blue) and a number of ppl have 10mm, eagle is another that comes to mind.

dont have an atx :p
 

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I don't know much about the gen 1, but I'll assume it has EFI. To increase rpm at idle if the computer does not do it automatically, you can simply draw the throttle cable housing along a bit so it litteraly opens up the throttle a bit. This will work, but I don't know if there is a better way. I am also assuming that this can actually be done on this car - as it can easily be done on mine...
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there is also an idle screw on the trottle body that does what your saying McGoo, you can reduce and increase the idle rpm with it quite substantially... that said your accelerator cable should alwayz be tight enough so at WOT the butterfly's can fully open
 

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there is also an idle screw on the trottle body that does what your saying McGoo, you can reduce and increase the idle rpm with it quite substantially
yes i saw this, which way do i turn this to increase the idle about 200rpm's???

also will this do any damage or comsume extra fuel?

You can only put the leads on one way. The elbow side goes onto the dizzy and the boot covers go over the plugs. When you get new leads, you will see what i mean.
im not talking about the leads from dissy to plugs...im talking about the 1 LEAD from igntion coil to dissy...does it matter which way it goes on??? and how will i know which way is the right way...???
 

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ducktape69 said:
yes i saw this, which way do i turn this to increase the idle about 200rpm's???

also will this do any damage or comsume extra fuel?


im not talking about the leads from dissy to plugs...im talking about the 1 LEAD from igntion coil to dissy...does it matter which way it goes on??? and how will i know which way is the right way...???
One would have to assume that you will consume more fuel - but it would be absolutely sod all. You would not even notice it. Why do you need to increase the rpm anyway - is it related to ur stereo? Are you running capacitors for the surges?

Damage? Nope.

As for the lead, It's not an issue mate. All it does is carry the current. I guess you should have the writing on the side of cable going down to the dizzy - cos it'll look nicer. Apart from that, don't give it another thought....
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On the lead, there should be an arrow. That side goes to the dizzy.


Just kidding!:p
Doesnt matter which side goes where.


Not ever seen it, but that does not mean it's not there... I guess if there IS an arrow, then follow it, If not: don't worry about it. The leads present very little resistance either way, so that will not be an issue, however if the plugs look different, then that will change things.
And then I read that u said just kidding. riight.
 

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Why do you need to increase the rpm anyway
mainly im just curious hehe

now i just need more info on the last 2 questions:


what level should the ATX fluid be at on the dipstick?

what type/brand/model of spark LEADS does the 89 mx6 take?
 

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The leads present very little resistance either way, so that will not be an issue, however if the plugs look different, then that will change things.
no really guys im serious hehe...cause 1 end of the lead has a gold module/metal in it..while the other has a normal silver one....
can u guys please open ur bonnets and check which end goes where...or which end the writing is closest to..thx guys :)
 

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comeon guys..ill ask again:

what level should the ATX fluid be at on the dipstick?

what type/brand/model of spark LEADS does the 89 mx6 take?
 

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there are a number of different brands available that support the mx6 1st gen, not sure what is factory, i think 8mm grey ones which you could easily source from any mazda dealer. I've got champion 8mm ones on there now (red) also tried top gun (blue) and a number of ppl have 10mm, eagle is another that comes to mind.
This was answered straight away. Go buy some 10mm Top Gun or Eagle leads. They will support the MX6.

I don't know about the ATX. But I'd assume they have two horizontal line markings, and the highest one is where it gets filled to? Look it up in the manual?

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the dipstick has 2 triangular grooves in it which are about 3cm and 4cm from the base repectively...anyone with an ATX know where the fluid should be when u check it with the car in neutral and warmed up ?


and with the leads...are 8mm or 10mm better for the mx6 ? and which brand is better?
 

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Personally I've heard good things about Eagle and Champion leads.

You can get away with 8mm leads. 10mm offers more insulation, and generally handles interference better.

But 8mm should be fine.

I'd say it should be filled to the highest triangle type thingy...that's the technical term too:p
 

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hehe thx Pete ;)

also...which way do i turn the screw on the throttle to INCREASE the idle?? and do i adjust it while the car is running and in neutral or drive or park or what???
 

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ducktape69 said:
hehe thx Pete ;)

also...which way do i turn the screw on the throttle to INCREASE the idle?? and do i adjust it while the car is running and in neutral or drive or park or what???
I don't know, but if u turn it one way and rpm goes down, then turn it the other way...

2nd part really depends: do you want the rpm to be higher when there is load on engine (ie in drive), or when it is in park, or neutral (no load). It would help if u told us at what time u find the rpm too low, but I'll assume it is when in drive (as the rpm will be lowest). Just put her in D and pull on the handbrake, engine running. Adjust as needed. Maybe if you told us what the problem is, we could (or I could at least) be a provider of less vague advice. Good luck mate!
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well not really any problem...but when it's in Drive and it is idling, it idles at about 600rpm...i want to put it up to about 800rpm
 

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To set the idel

Get some throttle body cleaner and givei t a spray first.

I suggest you put a rag undeneath to catch the stuff that comes out.

Then repalce the Thorrlte body boot give a few good revs ETC.

Then turn off all accessorys. keep wheels straight, no air-con

Then into neutral. let it stand for 30second now turn it in clockwise first. Then turn it out to anti-clockwise to raise the idel.

The best level in neutral is factory 750rpm but I like it to set it to creep a fiar bit about 800rpm-900rpm.
 
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