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July 6, 2015, 11:42 p.m.
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Anyone heard of anything like this..

Broken clutch pedal assembly somehow caused the clutch pedal to break the firewall and the broken piece of firewall, pierced the clutch master cylinder.

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July 6, 2015, 11:58 p.m.
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Anyone heard of anything like this..

Broken clutch pedal assembly somehow caused the clutch pedal to break the firewall and the broken piece of firewall, pierced the clutch master cylinder.

That would be a first for me. Would like to see a picture of the carnage.

July 8, 2015, 12:49 p.m.
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That would be a first for me. Would like to see a picture of the carnage.

Working on the pictures. Believe it or not, this is (now) a known issue with these models.

If anyone has a manual 2006-2009 Mazda 3/6, speed or non speed, get under your pedals and hand push your clutch. You may see excessive movment either on the pedal assembly or on the firewall.

If anyone else does, please email me.

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July 28, 2015, 2:42 p.m.
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That would be a first for me. Would like to see a picture of the carnage.

There ya go.

Finally fixed by a body shop welding a fab'd brace up, then a new clutch pedal and master cylinder. Judging by how the clutch feels now, my cars shit was weak for a while before it shat itself.

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July 28, 2015, 7:17 p.m.
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Seems like that could be fixed with an aluminum plate just bolted in like a sandwich no?

July 28, 2015, 7:55 p.m.
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Seems like that could be fixed with an aluminum plate just bolted in like a sandwich no?

While I do agree with two plates and some drilling could work, I have no idea how stiff or sturdy that'd leave the area comparatively. It drives so much better than the last 50k km it's actually pretty unreal. I'm a happy leadfoot again.

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July 28, 2015, 8:20 p.m.
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While I do agree with two plates and some drilling could work, I have no idea how stiff or sturdy that'd leave the area comparatively. It drives so much better than the last 50k km it's actually pretty unreal. I'm a happy leadfoot again.

I was more or less wondering as I have a cnc machine at my disposable and if this is a common problem perhaps there's some money to be made.

Aug. 7, 2015, 11:06 p.m.
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at my parent's today, heard something..

Carerra GT at the neighbours.

only 2100km.

This is the titanium socket for the wheels. The car also has a shoe bag for your driving shoes, and an overnight bag in a secret compartment in the doors. The paint is super thin, you can see the fiber weave on all the panels.

THe owner also has Reventon #5 apparently, but can't drive it in Canada..

Is there a Vancouver in Taiwan?! I had no idea!!

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Aug. 8, 2015, 11:58 a.m.
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Pretty sure those wheels are worth more than my entire truck.

Aug. 8, 2015, 12:40 p.m.
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nice car!

too bad it's not electric tho…

at my parent's today, heard something..

Carerra GT at the neighbours.

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Aug. 9, 2015, 11:53 p.m.
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If that Porsche sounds like the majority of other new Porsche's, they need to work on their tuning of it. Sounds too tinny and open. R8 LMS pleeeeease.

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Aug. 10, 2015, 12:16 a.m.
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this porsche basically has the N/A V10 out of a GT1 racer and it is not new. 2005 i think…

Aug. 10, 2015, 1:26 a.m.
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Would trade one of the ugliest Porsche's ever for these two.

Aug. 10, 2015, 8:51 a.m.
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I love the concept of the GT, composite tub, engine semi stressed, V10 blah blah… But it really is an ugly, uncohesive thing. It almost looks like one of those Russian supercar projects that ran out of money.

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Aug. 13, 2015, 12:25 a.m.
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Oddly enough, one of my favorites growing up was an 87 Porsche 959.

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