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Relatively new to Mx5 ownership ...

Postby CLB » Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:46 pm

Just joined today. Have a 1991 Eunos. Not had the car that long and new to Mx5 ownership. Have a Land Rover Defender 110 as main mode of transport. Struggling with the Mazda's brakes at moment but hopefully getting there. Will post some pictures ssoon.
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Re: Relatively new to Mx5 ownership ...

Postby Mazda Mender » Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:28 pm

Welcome buddy...there is a great walk through guide on here if needed on the brakes.....whats wrong with them..
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Re: Relatively new to Mx5 ownership ...

Postby CLB » Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:42 am

Thanks for the welcome. Main issue at the moment is a stopping problem,the pedal coming up and the brakes slowly coming on and binding after a few miles.Have had refurbed rear callipers fitted and now having some new discs and pads done. Also doing the same to the front and fitting new flexibles.Hope this might help the situation. They are ok sometimes. Thought it it would not do any harm to sort the basics out first. Then if no joy look at master cylinder and then servo. Got to know about you guys from Andrew at Autolink. He has been great.So here I am. Will search for the guide you mention. Cheers.
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Re: Relatively new to Mx5 ownership ...

Postby drumtochty » Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:59 am

Welcome to the forum CLB, hope you get that sorted.
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Re: Relatively new to Mx5 ownership ...

Postby CLB » Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:06 am

Thanks again. Will keep you posted.
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Re: Relatively new to Mx5 ownership ...

Postby blackyb » Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:31 pm

Of all the cars I have owned and worked on, I find the brakes on the original mk1s the easiest to sort, as Mm says some good tutorials on the site but dont be afraid to ask.
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Re: Relatively new to Mx5 ownership ...

Postby Mazda Mender » Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:34 am

CLB wrote:Thanks for the welcome. Main issue at the moment is a stopping problem,the pedal coming up and the brakes slowly coming on and binding after a few miles.Have had refurbed rear callipers fitted and now having some new discs and pads done. Also doing the same to the front and fitting new flexibles.Hope this might help the situation. They are ok sometimes. Thought it it would not do any harm to sort the basics out first. Then if no joy look at master cylinder and then servo. Got to know about you guys from Andrew at Autolink. He has been great.So here I am. Will search for the guide you mention. Cheers.

They really just need servicing correct and you should not get any problems, the walk through guide explains it all buddy, flexible hoses will stop hose expansion under braking making sure the fluid is delivered straight, if the brakes are not serviced correct and sticking they will not stop the issue, invest in a tub of red rubber grease and copper slip and follow the guide, if you get stuck ,,,,shout, we are not far away.

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Mk 1 Eunos 93 black V.S II 1.8 fettled,
Mk 2 .1/4 Roadster 99 black & gold V.S 1.8 being rebuilt,
Mk 1 Eunos 90 1.6 (claimed by daughter)
Mk 1 Eunos 96 1.8 blue B2...being fettled
Mk1 Eunos 93 1.6 black S special being fettled
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Re: Relatively new to Mx5 ownership ...

Postby CLB » Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:06 am

Cheers again. I know this sounds rediculous but where is the walk through guide ? Parts have arrived and ready to be fitted.
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Re: Relatively new to Mx5 ownership ...

Postby Mazda Mender » Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:31 am

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Mk 1 Eunos 93 black V.S II 1.8 fettled,
Mk 2 .1/4 Roadster 99 black & gold V.S 1.8 being rebuilt,
Mk 1 Eunos 90 1.6 (claimed by daughter)
Mk 1 Eunos 96 1.8 blue B2...being fettled
Mk1 Eunos 93 1.6 black S special being fettled
http://www.mx5oc.co.uk/ http://www.mx5nutz.com/forum/ http://miata.net/ http://www.autolinkuk.co.uk/
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Re: Relatively new to Mx5 ownership ...

Postby CLB » Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:38 am

This is sone forum. Thanks again.
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Re: Relatively new to Mx5 ownership ...

Postby Mazda Mender » Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:07 am

You need to have a very good nosey around buddy.
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Mk 1 Eunos 93 black V.S II 1.8 fettled,
Mk 2 .1/4 Roadster 99 black & gold V.S 1.8 being rebuilt,
Mk 1 Eunos 90 1.6 (claimed by daughter)
Mk 1 Eunos 96 1.8 blue B2...being fettled
Mk1 Eunos 93 1.6 black S special being fettled
http://www.mx5oc.co.uk/ http://www.mx5nutz.com/forum/ http://miata.net/ http://www.autolinkuk.co.uk/
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Re: Relatively new to Mx5 ownership ...

Postby CLB » Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:02 pm

Will do.
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Re: Relatively new to Mx5 ownership ...

Postby CLB » Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:03 pm

Jobs on brakes done now and everything seems to have settled down nicely. Car seems so much freer. Refitted the refurbed calipers from last year with new discs and pads and flexibles on the rear and did the same on the front. Also replaced a handbrake cable. Thanks for your advice and interest, much appreciated.

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