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by drumtochty
Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: MK1 -1989 > 1997 (NA)
Topic: Engine oil change MK1
Replies: 19
Views: 2608

Re: Engine oil change MK1

10W30 is not impossible to get in the UK but it is basically a US oil grade as virtually no UK engine oil blender produces it.
by drumtochty
Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Problems
Topic: Mk 4 with lifeless steering
Replies: 20
Views: 1264

Re: Mk 4 with lifeless steering

The 2018 cars will have a few mods. One is a new electric power steering map to improve feel, tweeks to the anti roll and as of the beginning of November 2017 production a version 4 gearbox. Version 1 was the original box. Versions 2 late 2016 and version 3 spring 2017 were for the 2nd 3rd gear prob...
by drumtochty
Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Problems
Topic: Stuck Torox gearbox drain plugs
Replies: 4
Views: 322

Re: Stuck Torox gearbox drain plugs

Thank you sir and now ordered.
by drumtochty
Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Problems
Topic: Stuck Torox gearbox drain plugs
Replies: 4
Views: 322

Re: Stuck Torox gearbox drain plugs

Thanks Wayne
by drumtochty
Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Problems
Topic: Stuck Torox gearbox drain plugs
Replies: 4
Views: 322

Stuck Torox gearbox drain plugs

Not Mazdas, one on an Impreza and the other on a Saab93 Impreza T70 Torox gearbox drain plug pulled say 120NM 90 lbft on the plug to loosen it and no go. 24" breaker bar and short scaffold pole. Sabb T55 Torox gearbox fill plug that should be tightened to 45Nm / 33lbft pulled it to say 100Nm/75...
by drumtochty
Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: recommended tools/ must haves/bargains
Topic: Lidl Aldi Smart Car Battery Chargers £14
Replies: 1
Views: 741

Lidl Aldi Smart Car Battery Chargers £14

That time of year again. They are in Aldi now and Lidl on Thursday 22nd September also lots of other stuff you never knew you needed and have lived life in the past without! The units in Aldi may be Scotland only as I have noticed that the Scottish stores can have different offers. Yes what a sado c...
by drumtochty
Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: Mx/Roadster Chat and Banter
Topic: Space saver tyres - do they fit in the boot ok?
Replies: 2
Views: 733

Re: Space saver tyres - do they fit in the boot ok?

There is a Hyundai that has a similar size wheel and tyre. It only fits on the rear as the front caliper gets in the way. Therefore if you get a front tyre puncture you have to change a rear tyre first then use that to do the front. From about 2010, I cannot remember the exact date, Mazda stopped su...
by drumtochty
Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: General Body shop
Topic: Need wing mk1 and water wash holder
Replies: 3
Views: 945

Re: Need wing mk1 and water wash holder

There is no need to be a member of the OC. You can register on the OC forum as a user and pm Robert there.

He said the other day they are overstocked on Mk1 and Mk2 spares and are reducing prices on these car parts apart from hoods.
by drumtochty
Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Problems
Topic: Nc clunking noise at rear
Replies: 3
Views: 800

Re: Nc clunking noise at rear

Get the back end in the air in a safe manner. On each of the antiroll bar drop link fixing bolt put a breaker bar on each one and give them a good pull and listen and look for movement in the joint. Do the fronts as well. Change the ones that are loose. Rear wheels off and check the rear pads are no...
by drumtochty
Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Problems
Topic: Cut out when using right indicator
Replies: 6
Views: 768

Re: Cut out when using right indicator

That is an electrical fault probably a bad earth.

If you are competent with electrics trace all the earth wires on that car to find the fault with probably a bad connection to the body.

If you are not handy with car electrics it is a job for an autoelctrician.
by drumtochty
Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:37 am
Forum: Problems
Topic: Mx5 mk2.5 electrical issue
Replies: 3
Views: 539

Re: Mx5 mk2.5 electrical issue

You are saying here that you lifted the passenger side carpet and found no water next to the ECU or are you saying that you only felt the top of the watererproof passenger carpet that would not allow any dampness through if there was water below to convince yourself that the carpet was not damp or w...
by drumtochty
Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Problems
Topic: K & N Filtercharger upgrade - Engine light now on
Replies: 3
Views: 634

Re: K & N Filtercharger upgrade - Engine light now on

Yes spend £8 on a bluetooth code reader and find the fault code via your phone or a bit more on a hand held code reader via ebay.
by drumtochty
Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Problems
Topic: Spare keyfob
Replies: 5
Views: 801

Re: Spare keyfob

Wayne does not have a Scooby if it is allright as you have not done your homework as you have not read the instructions the seller has given. The posters to your question on the owners club forum were little help. Go back to the ebay page and do as instructed by the seller and separate the key from ...
by drumtochty
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Members Mx-5/ Roadsters
Topic: My 91 us special BRG rolling resto
Replies: 90
Views: 15676

Re: My 91 us special BRG rolling resto

Yes, great Mazda Mending, more power to your elbow BRGdane!
by drumtochty
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Mx/Roadster Chat and Banter
Topic: Factory Restoration
Replies: 4
Views: 1046

Re: Factory Restoration

Yes, in 2004 Mazda restored 30 Mk1's.

https://www.mx5oc.co.uk/forum/yaf_posts ... ation.aspx

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