04' Mazda 6 Wagon owner - Mazda 6 Forums : Mazda 6 Forum / Mazda Atenza Forum
User Tag List

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-08-2019, 12:58 AM Thread Starter
Learners License
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 9
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Groans: 0
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
iTrader: 0 reviews
04' Mazda 6 Wagon owner

Boy oh boy, I thought my car was great at first, especially for what I paid. But now that I've been looking at several things on this forum (as far as mods, and upgrades go) and man, do I have a lot to do.

Last night I did the good ol' airbox mod, removing the baffles. How it makes the car sound *that* much better is beyond me.


Tonight I decided to start the ERG mod. (or EGR, I forget..) But in removing the intake manifold, and the throttle body, I've snapped two hoses that I haven't been able to find out what they do.



I take it I should post in the gen 1 engine section with pictures?


Cheers,
Slowcarfast
SlowCarFast is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-08-2019, 02:58 AM
Registered User
 
waughoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Edmonds, WA
Posts: 1,583
Mentioned: 67 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 347 Post(s)
Thanks: 5
Thanked 100 Times in 96 Posts
Groans: 0
Groaned at 1 Time in 1 Post
Garage
iTrader: 0 reviews
Welcome! When you get your permissions... head over to the wagon love thread and post us up a photo!

https://forum.mazda6club.com/picture...426057?page=26

Alex
2004 6s Wagon MTX - grocery hauler
---}
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
{---

MODS: Tinted windows, RX8s with 225/45 R18s,
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
, and
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
waughoo is offline  
post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-08-2019, 09:10 AM
Registered User
 
bluedevil6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Canal Fulton Ohio
Posts: 501
Mentioned: 35 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 156 Post(s)
Thanks: 24
Thanked 32 Times in 30 Posts
Groans: 0
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Garage
iTrader: 0 reviews
Welcome! Head on over to my 1st gen poll too and vote for the wagon if you don't mind.

http://bit.ly/2DdP7nK

2007 6 Hatch 3.0 V6 ATX

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Mods tinted windows, trans cooler, triple gauge dash pod, EGR tube delete, TB coolant bypass, gutted exhaust w/ MagnaFlow muffler
To Come lowering springs, sway bars, subframe brace, strut tower brace
Places to find me-
->
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
<- ->
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
<- ->
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
<-


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
bluedevil6 is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-08-2019, 12:07 PM Thread Starter
Learners License
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 9
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Groans: 0
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
iTrader: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by waughoo View Post
Welcome! When you get your permissions... head over to the wagon love thread and post us up a photo!
Absolutely! Previous owner didn't exactly treat her like the baby she is, so there's a couple *bad* rust spots at the wheel well &#x1f61e;

Quote:
Originally Posted by bluedevil6 View Post
Welcome! Head on over to my 1st gen poll too and vote for the wagon if you don't mind.

http://bit.ly/2DdP7nK

Thanks &#x1f642;. Voted &#x1f44d;
SlowCarFast is offline  
post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-08-2019, 12:08 PM
Registered User
 
MazdaMetalhead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 372
Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 134 Post(s)
Thanks: 5
Thanked 22 Times in 22 Posts
Groans: 2
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Garage
iTrader: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by SlowCarFast View Post
Boy oh boy, I thought my car was great at first, especially for what I paid. But now that I've been looking at several things on this forum (as far as mods, and upgrades go) and man, do I have a lot to do.

Last night I did the good ol' airbox mod, removing the baffles. How it makes the car sound *that* much better is beyond me.


Tonight I decided to start the ERG mod. (or EGR, I forget..) But in removing the intake manifold, and the throttle body, I've snapped two hoses that I haven't been able to find out what they do.



I take it I should post in the gen 1 engine section with pictures?


Cheers,
Slowcarfast
Welcome! I too have an 04 wagon. Is yours automatic or manual? You've probably already read to change the PCV valve while you're in there. And with the manifold off do the coils and plugs. I haven't done the airbox mod but am toying with the idea.

Manual transmissions, wagons, and heavy metal are awesome. Zoom-Zoom \m/
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

2004 Mazda 6s Wagon - 3.0L V6 | 5MT | Steel Gray Metallic |
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Mods: NGK Iridium IX plugs | Matte black painted OEM wheels | Painted calipers (red) | Light black "smoked" headlights | R1 Concepts eLine rear rotors and pads | Rear V6 emblem added
Other Mazdas owned: 2015 Mazda 5 Sport ATX (current), 2010 Mazda 6 ATX (traded), 1997 Protege MTX (sold)
MazdaMetalhead is offline  
post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-08-2019, 12:18 PM Thread Starter
Learners License
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 9
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Groans: 0
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
iTrader: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by MazdaMetalhead View Post

Welcome! I too have an 04 wagon. Is yours automatic or manual? You've probably already read to change the PCV valve while you're in there. And with the manifold off do the coils and plugs. I haven't done the airbox mod but am toying with the idea.

Mine is an automatic aha. I actually haven't read anything on the PCV valve &#x1f62e;
I probably should do the plugs, as the ones in the front bay are practically toast. Sadly, it'll all have to come off again shortly because of my valve cover seal/gasket leaking.

The airbox mod made a MASSIVE difference in sound for me, but I also have my whole rear interior stripped... So I hear every difference in sound from the exhaust. &#x1f61b;
SlowCarFast is offline  
post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-08-2019, 01:43 PM
Registered User
 
MazdaMetalhead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 372
Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 134 Post(s)
Thanks: 5
Thanked 22 Times in 22 Posts
Groans: 2
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Garage
iTrader: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by SlowCarFast View Post
Mine is an automatic aha. I actually haven't read anything on the PCV valve &#x1f62e;
I probably should do the plugs, as the ones in the front bay are practically toast. Sadly, it'll all have to come off again shortly because of my valve cover seal/gasket leaking.

The airbox mod made a MASSIVE difference in sound for me, but I also have my whole rear interior stripped... So I hear every difference in sound from the exhaust. &#x1f61b;
Cool! What DIY thread did you use? The only ones I've ever found here were dead links or ones with all the pictures missing, etc. Never a good one with pics intact.

Manual transmissions, wagons, and heavy metal are awesome. Zoom-Zoom \m/
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

2004 Mazda 6s Wagon - 3.0L V6 | 5MT | Steel Gray Metallic |
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Mods: NGK Iridium IX plugs | Matte black painted OEM wheels | Painted calipers (red) | Light black "smoked" headlights | R1 Concepts eLine rear rotors and pads | Rear V6 emblem added
Other Mazdas owned: 2015 Mazda 5 Sport ATX (current), 2010 Mazda 6 ATX (traded), 1997 Protege MTX (sold)
MazdaMetalhead is offline  
post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-08-2019, 02:05 PM Thread Starter
Learners License
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 9
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Groans: 0
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
iTrader: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by MazdaMetalhead View Post

Cool! What DIY thread did you use? The only ones I've ever found here were dead links or ones with all the pictures missing, etc. Never a good one with pics intact.

It took me about an hour to find it the first time... I've now bookmarked it, because it's not its own thread.

https://forum.mazda6club.com/showthr...=1#post3542919


If you look at #2 and the link on #3 , it makes it VERY easy.

Took me about 10 mins to remove the airbox, then like 5-10 removing the baffling. Putting it back took 2 mins at most.

Hope that helps!
SlowCarFast is offline  
post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-08-2019, 02:23 PM
Rally Racer
 
DrFeelGood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 1,344
Mentioned: 124 Post(s)
Tagged: 3 Thread(s)
Quoted: 363 Post(s)
Thanks: 108
Thanked 151 Times in 140 Posts
Groans: 0
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Garage
iTrader: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by SlowCarFast View Post
It took me about an hour to find it the first time... I've now bookmarked it, because it's not its own thread.

https://forum.mazda6club.com/showthr...=1#post3542919


If you look at #2 and the link on #3 , it makes it VERY easy.

Took me about 10 mins to remove the airbox, then like 5-10 removing the baffling. Putting it back took 2 mins at most.

Hope that helps!
A nice throaty intake sound. Dont forget to cap off the vacuum line to avoid a CEL.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

2004 6s Wagon 3.0, 5-speed ATX, Performance White (A2N)
Modifications:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.MSP brakes &
slotted rotors
DrFeelGood is offline  
post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-08-2019, 08:48 PM Thread Starter
Learners License
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 9
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Groans: 0
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
iTrader: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by DrFeelGood View Post
A nice throaty intake sound. Dont forget to cap off the vacuum line to avoid a CEL.

I love it. Ah.. that'd probably be a good idea, wouldn't it. I'll get on that right away. I thought it was weird to just leave it open, but it wasn't mentioned so I just didn't know &#x1f937;. Thanks &#x1f642;
SlowCarFast is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Mazda 6 Forums : Mazda 6 Forum / Mazda Atenza Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Genuine Mazda 3 Windshield Sunscreen. Years 2014-2017. (P/N: 0000-8M-L40) mazdaswagparts Mazda Swag 0 08-01-2018 02:45 PM
Autobarn Mazda MAZDA OWNER Appreciation TRACK DA msumlin Great Lakes 5 06-19-2008 09:23 PM
New Owner of Mazda 6 Wagon repmek Newbie Section 6 08-15-2005 12:28 PM
Mazda 6 and Mazda 6 Parts Available WRW-Sydney Australia 4 04-18-2005 12:37 PM
Ready to see the GT4 available car list ? Maz_atenza Lounge 27 01-16-2004 01:37 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome