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by drumtochty
Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Maintainence/servicable items
Topic: NC Antifreeze Replacement and Front Chassis Rail Protection
Replies: 0
Views: 57

NC Antifreeze Replacement and Front Chassis Rail Protection

The NC or Mk3 MX5 requires the coolant to be replaced as it reaches 11 years old then every 5 years after that. This can be done without removing the front engine under shield. I thought some owners would want to confirm the condition of the front chassis rails at the same time, therefore I have wri...
by drumtochty
Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Heating and cooling
Topic: NC Antifreeze Replacement and Front Chassis Rail Protection
Replies: 0
Views: 45

NC Antifreeze Replacement and Front Chassis Rail Protection

The NC or Mk3 MX5 requires the coolant to be replaced as it reaches 11 years old then every 5 years after that. This can be done without removing the front engine under shield. I thought some owners would want to confirm the condition of the front chassis rails at the same time, therefore I have wri...
by drumtochty
Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: MK 3/3.5 2006 > 2015 (NC)
Topic: NC Antifreeze Replacement and Front Chassis Rail Protection
Replies: 0
Views: 135

NC Antifreeze Replacement and Front Chassis Rail Protection

The NC or Mk3 MX5 requires the coolant to be replaced as it reaches 11 years old then every 5 years after that. This can be done without removing the front engine under shield. I thought some owners would want to confirm the condition of the front chassis rails at the same time, therefore I have wri...
by drumtochty
Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Problems
Topic: Mk2.5 no hazard lights or central locking
Replies: 14
Views: 385

Re: Mk2.5 no hazard lights or central locking

Roofless driver can you please PM me your VIN Number I want to try and work out if Mazda UK have this included in their parts and maintenance documentation.
by drumtochty
Sat May 05, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: General Body shop
Topic: Internal Sill repair
Replies: 15
Views: 4715

Re: Internal Sill repair

Nothing new here, the photo issue started in summer 2017 when the photo hosting site Photobucket tried to hold users to Ransom.

If you use either Google Chrome or Firefox as a browser search for the photobucket fix that gets over this.

Not sure what other browsers have the fix available.
by drumtochty
Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: MK 3/3.5 2006 > 2015 (NC)
Topic: MX5 NC Rear Caliper Replacement How To
Replies: 7
Views: 353

Re: MX5 NC Rear Caliper Replacement How To

As you say it is different in that instead of the allen key on the earlier car to do the initial piston setting on the rear caliper, on the MK3 you adjust the physical piston with a wide screwdriver or a piston winding tool. On the early cars the handbrake should operate fully at 7 clicks, on the Mk...
by drumtochty
Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: MK 3/3.5 2006 > 2015 (NC)
Topic: MX5 NC Rear Caliper Replacement How To
Replies: 7
Views: 353

MX5 NC Rear Caliper Replacement How To

I could find no details on the net to assist removing and replacing a MX5 NC rear brake caliper. The http://www.melens.com/mazda site has manuals but if you look through them in detail there are missing sections in the manual with regards to the handbrake cable. Further the Mazda European Portal pai...
by drumtochty
Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Braking
Topic: MX5 NC Rear Caliper Replacement How To
Replies: 0
Views: 240

MX5 NC Rear Caliper Replacement How To

I could find no details on the net to assist removing and replacing a MX5 NC rear brake caliper. The http://www.melens.com/mazda site has manuals but if you look through them in detail there are missing sections in the manual with regards to the handbrake cable. Further the Mazda European Portal pai...
by drumtochty
Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: MK1 -1989 > 1997 (NA)
Topic: Engine oil change MK1
Replies: 19
Views: 3133

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: 1702

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: 458

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: 458

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: 458

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: 1165

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: 1165

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...

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