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Old 09-14-2004, 03:43 PM   #1
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Telstar??

Okay... Maybe I'm confused.. But what is the Telstar?
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Re: Telstar??

It's foreign I think like only sold in Asia and places like that.
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Re: Telstar??

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Okay... Maybe I'm confused.. But what is the Telstar?
It was also the first trans-Atlantic communications satellite, launched in 1963, I believe. It could handle a whopping 100 phone calls at once. It was knocked out after a few weeks due to exposure to harmful radiation, that aerospace engineers did not know about at the time.

Okay, I'm a fountain of useless information.
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Old 09-19-2004, 11:30 PM   #4
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Re: Telstar??

ROFL@ Magic Rat.

It's basically a Mazda 626, the first one was introduced in 1983 to replace the ageing Mk5 Cortina in Australia and New Zealand with Carbied 1.6 and 2.0 engines.

The second was introduced in 1988, the engine range was a carbed 2.0 SOHC 4 cylinder (81 Kw) or an Injected 2.0 DOHC 4 cylinder (109 Kw), the body styles offered were a hatch (Known as the TX5), sedan and station wagon. The JDM version got a 4 Wheel Steering option as well.

The Third generation came in 1992 It scored standard fuel injection (I'm pretty sure) across the range and added the option of a Mazda 2.5 DOHC V6. It was by far the best Telstar of the bunch and came in Sedan and hatch form with the 2nd Generation station wagon staying on until the entire range died in 1997.

In 1997 Vehicle Assembly New Zealand shut down the Ford plant in Wiri (Just South of Auckland), this dried up the Telstar supply to Australia and New Zealand and from that point on the two countries imported the Mondeo fully built up from Belguim.

However Japanese production continued in 1995 there was a fourth generation model based off the Mazda Capella and then the fifth Generation came in 1998 with a rebadged Mazda 626/Capella from 1997. I think that went until 2002 when the Mazda6 was released and there was no Telstar after that....


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I live in Australia and I have a Telstar TX5 which is a 1988 model it has a 2.2 litre turbo Engine with a five speed gearbox with 4 Wheel Steer mine is the 5th generation of Telstar. Telstar was manufactured from 1980 -1996 and Telstar TX5 1984-1999. Telstar and TX5 are Just Rebadged Mazda 626's and MX6's
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Re: Telstar??

hey postwhore , i have a 2.2ltr non turbo tx5 ghia i also live in australia, i was wondering how hard can u push ur turbo telstra? is it stock turbo, u got any mods on it? how high can u push the rpms till u gotta shift, because in my normal tx5 i can go about 4 or 5000 rpms b4 i think its had enough. id appriciate any sorta help cause i wanna put a turbocharger in my 89 ghia tx5 model. thnx
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