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Old 09-05-2008, 05:40 AM   #21
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94auto, i have found if you start off in traffic in 2nd gear then shift into 4th gear will help. If you travel the same route every day then map it out for the duration of the lights, then compare it to any alternate routes through residential side streets if any. The idea is to keep moving at any speed and avoid many stops. I do this in my home city. Changing that 5th gear does not look so hard. I will go to the junk yards where there are LOTS of Fords to choose from. In the last 2 years i have only found 1 95 protege.
This is neat stuff. Thanks for that information. You have a nice engine for FE.

Do you know if the 95 protege tranny is the same as the 90-94?
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92 Protege DX 5 speed - Poor Man's Hybrid 40.96 MPG (city)

Thicker 2 row radiator, walmart hubcaps, Pepboys tires, 10w 30 Castrol HM, Jensen CD player, Roadmaster speakers, ebay hi-flow air filter, autolite 3924 plugs, stant superstat, NGK blue 8mm wires, LeBra car bra, no Exhaust Manifold heat shield, MX-3 Seats, bad A/C compressor
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Old 09-06-2008, 01:50 AM   #22
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I don't know if the 95 tranny is the same as the 90-94. I posted up on the site and will wait for a reply. It can't be to far off and i would think it will still work. If no reply i will do it any way as it seams to be fairly simple. May call the mazda stealership and see if they know.
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Old 09-06-2008, 06:45 PM   #23
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I don't know if the 95 tranny is the same as the 90-94. I posted up on the site and will wait for a reply. It can't be to far off and i would think it will still work. If no reply i will do it any way as it seams to be fairly simple. May call the mazda stealership and see if they know.
You would probably do best to go to www.clubprotege.com and hunt around.

I hope this helps.
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92 Protege DX 5 speed - Poor Man's Hybrid 40.96 MPG (city)

Thicker 2 row radiator, walmart hubcaps, Pepboys tires, 10w 30 Castrol HM, Jensen CD player, Roadmaster speakers, ebay hi-flow air filter, autolite 3924 plugs, stant superstat, NGK blue 8mm wires, LeBra car bra, no Exhaust Manifold heat shield, MX-3 Seats, bad A/C compressor
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Old 09-07-2008, 02:09 PM   #24
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jj94auto, what's your username on CP? Mine is the same as here.

1cheap1, the tranny is not the same unless it from a Canadian Protege GT, very few made that year. Best bet for FE, but not easiest: 5th gear swap, final diff gear from certain year mazda (can't remember which). 3.85 ring gear vs the 4.105, megasquirt (customize a lean burn). You can get back into the mid 40s easily with that.
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Old 09-10-2008, 12:13 PM   #25
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jj94auto, what's your username on CP? Mine is the same as here.

1cheap1, the tranny is not the same unless it from a Canadian Protege GT, very few made that year. Best bet for FE, but not easiest: 5th gear swap, final diff gear from certain year mazda (can't remember which). 3.85 ring gear vs the 4.105, megasquirt (customize a lean burn). You can get back into the mid 40s easily with that.
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Old 09-11-2008, 12:50 AM   #26
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Thanks, i am already on club Protege. Will try to find anyone who has swapped out the 5th gear to the one from the probe. Chris from Panseypatrol gave me the transaxle code that will allow me to do the change. If it does not match then it will not match up.
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