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by blackyb
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Problems
Topic: 'Catching' on full lock
Replies: 6
Views: 43

Re: 'Catching' on full lock

Has the car suffered any pothole strikes that may have knocked summat out of kilter.

Have you checked that there is no excessive play in the various steering components.

Let's rule out the obvious then get deeper if we need to.
by blackyb
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Problems
Topic: Mk 3 battery not holding charge
Replies: 6
Views: 41

Re: Mk 3 battery not holding charge

I have a little plug in device that goes into the cig lighter socket that gives me a constant voltage reading (off the bay that is e) Not sure about how to fit a new regulator into an alternator or indeed if it is possible, do you have a local repair shop that repairs alternators. Most alternateors ...
by blackyb
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Problems
Topic: Mk 3 battery not holding charge
Replies: 6
Views: 41

Re: Mk 3 battery not holding charge

What you have said is sometimes the cause of a battery drain, it can also be caused by the alarm/immobiliser but the amount of battery drain you mention seems to point to the regulator/alternator issue. Have you put a volt meter across the battery while the engines running to see what the alternator...
by blackyb
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Welcome desk
Topic: Hello all
Replies: 3
Views: 51

Re: Hello all

I had a 2003 1.8 S.VT (sequential valve timing or summat like that) and we loved it but the sheer costs of running two mx5s, my VW, the wifes Fiesta and the motorbike meant something had to go. The little 1.6 mk1 was safe so the SVT had to reluctantly go as I love my bike and don't want to give it u...
by blackyb
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Problems
Topic: clunking from back of gearbox area
Replies: 6
Views: 74

Re: clunking from back of gearbox area

I seem to recall once reading about a clutch fault that caused a judder at slow speeds and in particular reverse. It was said to be a problem on the 2.5s and I believe there was an updated clutch solution. That said I am not a super dooper master Mazda mender, he will be along later one way or anoth...
by blackyb
Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Problems
Topic: Mk3.5 not starting after battery change
Replies: 12
Views: 201

Re: Mk3.5 not starting after battery change

You really need to find someone with a half decent code reader first of all. You said that the sat nav was playing up prior to the battery change and a loss of power, could be connected but somehow don't see where. You can buy various code readers from stand alone hand held devices to bluetooth vers...
by blackyb
Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Members Mx-5/ Roadsters
Topic: A G-ltd arrives at wayne mansion
Replies: 17
Views: 293

Re: The G-ltd arrives at wayne mansion

Looks like you have some more Mazda Mender fetling to get on with. Keep looking for a decent mk1 special edition but the wife wants a new car so looks like my planned addition will be on the back burner. Still mine might not be a special edition but she is very special to me. Topic added to my follo...
by blackyb
Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Problems
Topic: Mk3.5 not starting after battery change
Replies: 12
Views: 201

Re: Mk3.5 not starting after battery change

Maybe a daft question but was the car starting ok prior to fitting the new battery (I know you said the battery wanted changing but assume after a charge the car started fine)
by blackyb
Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Welcome desk
Topic: Hi from Dorset
Replies: 4
Views: 99

Re: Hi from Dorset

Didn't see your other post. Just about to read it and digest what you say. In the meantime, don't panic too much as the more super experienced menders might go the roundabout route but give them time and they will get you there.
by blackyb
Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Welcome desk
Topic: Hi from Dorset
Replies: 4
Views: 99

Re: Hi from Dorset

Welcome fellow 5er.

Symptoms prior to non start please and what have you tried to date.
by blackyb
Mon Dec 24, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Mx/Roadster Chat and Banter
Topic: Seasons Greetings
Replies: 2
Views: 96

Seasons Greetings

Just a big thank you to everyone on here for the help and advice provided freely to one and all.

I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year

:text-merryxmas:
by blackyb
Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: MK2/2.5 - 1998 > 2000/ 2001 > 2005 (NB)
Topic: front upper balljoint rubbers
Replies: 1
Views: 42

Re: front upper balljoint rubbers

Thats the sole purpose of this site. To help owners maintain their own roadsters to the best of each ones abilities and avoiding costly visits to garages for jobs that are easy enough to do given time and the right instructions. I landed on here when a stuck egr valve destroyed the ecu and the rest ...
by blackyb
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Peter's Poorly Mx-5/Roadster problems
Topic: Instrument gauges not working and indicators on a Mk1 UK mx5 1996 1.8
Replies: 4
Views: 162

Re: Instrument gauges not working and indicators on a Mk1 UK mx5 1996 1.8

Assuming that all fuses are correct :confusion-confused:

No water ingress to the ecu :confusion-confused:

All earths are clean and correct :confusion-confused:

Then I would be on the phone to Wayne :laughing-rolling:
by blackyb
Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Problems
Topic: Changing mk3 dipped beam bulbs from above
Replies: 4
Views: 182

Re: Changing mk3 dipped beam bulbs from above

"This only cements the case for buying a MK1 "


My thoughts exactly.

Liked my mk2 and 2.5.

But love my wee little mk1.

:bow-yellow:
by blackyb
Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Welcome desk
Topic: Hi, from Sheffield
Replies: 2
Views: 191

Re: Hi, from Sheffield

Welcome to the world of menders.

Buying three MXs in a year suggests you have the bug and plenty of room to keep them, or your the mystery lottery winner.

Pop some pictures up and any questions, firevaway.

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