Hopefully the last parts order for the Mazda. Doing some paid photography work this weekend, getting my paycheck, AND doing a refund for the incorrect clutch I was sent so this shouldn’t sting too bad. New spark plugs, intake manifold gaskets, valve cover gaskets, and a majority of the front control arms. Trying to fix: horribly leaking valve covers, roughly an inch of front/rear play in the wheels due to shot bushings, front left upper ball joint is thoroughly munched. While I’m in there, “might as well” do the intake gaskets and spark plugs just to get this thing all nice and buttoned up.

It’s a struggle but this is going to be the world’s best-maintained Mazda6 by the time I’m done.