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Re: The curse of Lucas jumping ship

To: "Telewest (PH)" <>
Subject: Re: The curse of Lucas jumping ship
From: Paul Root <>
Date: Tue, 19 Nov 2002 07:57:08 -0600
I just read the service report on the Mazda. To quote:

"Diag reinability issue, found poor terminal contact in ignition coil
primary circuit repaired connection"

That's makes me a bit mad. Apart from the non-English. :-). This whole
thing started in June when the car died on my wife and then I couldn't
restart it. The shop I took it to replaced the distributor and coil.

So anyway, while at the dealer I test drove a new Mazda 6 with the
V6. Boy was that fun. I've become a most sedate driver in my advancing
age (almost 40). But I think I'd get a bunch of tickets with this thing.
We'll buy it for the wife. :-)

I asked them about the when the wagon was coming. The dealer said that 
Mazda still hasn't decided to bring it yet. Autoweek a month ago said 
that it would come next year. I told them I'd be there first customer
*when* it comes.

All because MG won't bring the ZT-T over. :-(

Telewest (PH) wrote:
> My daughter's Honda had relay problems too - wouldn't hot start - dealer
> wanted many tens of my pounds for a part he didn't even have in stock.
> Searched on Google and found hundreds of pages bemoaning the poor
> reliability of this relay, including one with detailed photos describing
> what went wrong and how to fix it.  On the Honda item there are two relays
> in the unit soldered to a pcb, but instead of there being short pins from
> the bottom of the relays that sit right against the pcb it uses long copper
> 'legs' from the top.  The relays get warm in use, the copper legs expand
> unequally, and push some of the pads off the pcb so cracking the tracks.
> Initially quite a problem to diagnose, but quite simple to fix.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Paul Root" <>
> Cc: <>
> Sent: Monday, November 18, 2002 5:22 PM
> Subject: Re: The curse of Lucas jumping ship
>>>At 11:34 AM 11/18/02, Paul Root wrote:
>>>>So, my poor old daily driver Mazda has been giving me fits
>>>>since about June....
>>>>Bad contact in the ignition (relay, I think). No parts needed
>>>>just fix up the wires.  Like Paul says, 90% of fuel problems is

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