Heres a shot of my engine after i cleaned it for the first time in 8 years (dont think the prev. owner ever cleaned it)...and also the new mazda protege wagons have the same engine, just updated. Ill show that too!
HP, thanks. The Probes are different. Manuals are sought after since they hold up much better than automatics. I was raised in a family of Manual drivers....and I really hate autos. But youre right, most Yanks love autos. Not this one!