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Aftermarket S5 waterneck..

Old 01-12-2006, 01:26 PM
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Anybody know if somebody makes an aftermarket steel or aluminum waterneck for the S5 cars? I hate the plastic ones and flat out don't trust them after the constant abuse and heating/cooling... I know that over the years they turn brown and become very brittle. The S4 uses a metal one, so why did mazda go to plastic? Any reason on this?



If I can't find a metal one, i'll be making one....
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Old 01-12-2006, 02:22 PM
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umm Apex13b on here made one or two not that long ago on a lathe, they looked like nice pieces, might try pming him or he might look here.



and yes i hate the plastic neck too...and its $50 from the dealer, give or take some.



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Old 01-12-2006, 02:39 PM
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Do the S4 necks bolt onto the S5?
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Old 01-12-2006, 03:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Baldy' post='793714' date='Jan 12 2006, 12:39 PM

Do the S4 necks bolt onto the S5?




Nope... not at all. Different bolt pattern and all.





I'll probably make one...see how it turns out,lol..
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Old 01-12-2006, 04:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Baldy' post='793714' date='Jan 12 2006, 12:39 PM

Do the S4 necks bolt onto the S5?


i wonder how hard it would be to redo an s4 neck, so it fits an s5. hmmm [goes to look at em in the back]
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be tough. the s5 is a smaller diameter and the bolt holes are in bulges that stick out
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Old 01-12-2006, 04:43 PM
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Yea, way ahead of you on that one, lol.. I have an extra s4 and I was like...maybe just cutting/welding a new flange would work...no, not the case, lol.. that would be nice though.



I just don't know why mazda got away from the metal, maybe cost..who knows.
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Old 01-12-2006, 04:50 PM
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too bad he wont make a run of them, he has one for me, I just need to get it from him



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Old 01-12-2006, 05:00 PM
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you could just run the whole s4 water pump assembly if you have a spare one.



then with the s4 pump you can use the s4 neck.



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I dont think its that easy
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