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Just bought a Mk2.5 MX5 - need some advice please

Postby Squib » Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:35 pm

Hello everyone!

I've recently bought a 2002 MX5 1.8 Sport.
It's been making some grinding noises when the clutch is pressed in - I reckon it might be the pilot bearing.
Since, the gearbox will be taken out it's probably a good idea to get the whole clutch replaced.
I would love to do the work myself but unfortunately do not have the space/equipment or time at the moment.
What is a good price for a clutch replacement and do you know of any good garages around the Manchester area that you could recommend?
I'm also looking at getting it wax injected - similarly any recommendations would be much appreciated.

At present I don't have a garage to keep it in, would you recommend a cover to keep the rain off?

Many Thanks,
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Re: Just bought a Mk2.5 MX5 - need some advice please

Postby Mazda Mender » Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:28 pm

The gearbox would need to be removed and the clutch the get to the pilot bearing...personally i would replace the clutch ,pilot and release bearing. And also the rear crank seal while it is all apart.
Have you had her checked over before thinking about injecting the box sections.
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Re: Just bought a Mk2.5 MX5 - need some advice please

Postby Squib » Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:44 pm

Thank you for the reply :)
Yeah, I agree it's probably a good idea to replace it all whilst the gearbox is out. I didn't think about the crank seal, thanks for that.
I haven't had a look at the inside of the sills yet but was thinking of buying a cheap boroscope that I could use to have a look inside.

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Re: Just bought a Mk2.5 MX5 - need some advice please

Postby Mazda Mender » Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:51 pm

Don't forget the front chassis rails..
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Mk 1 Eunos 93 black V.S II 1.8 ,
Mk 2 .1/4 Roadster 99 black & gold V.S 1.8 being rebuilt,
Mk 1 Eunos 90 1.6 (claimed by daughter)
MK 2.1/4 Blue V.S Roadster 1.8 99 ...being rebuilt

http://www.mx5oc.co.uk/ http://www.mx5nutz.com/forum/ http://miata.net/ http://www.autolinkuk.co.uk/
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Re: Just bought a Mk2.5 MX5 - need some advice please

Postby Squib » Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:19 am

The chassis rails looked good from what I could see from the engine bay and wheel arches. What's the best way to get a better look at them?
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Re: Just bought a Mk2.5 MX5 - need some advice please

Postby Mazda Mender » Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:34 am

A smart phone endoscopic off the bay of e etc is a good investment and cheap enough..
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Mk 1 Eunos 93 black V.S II 1.8 ,
Mk 2 .1/4 Roadster 99 black & gold V.S 1.8 being rebuilt,
Mk 1 Eunos 90 1.6 (claimed by daughter)
MK 2.1/4 Blue V.S Roadster 1.8 99 ...being rebuilt

http://www.mx5oc.co.uk/ http://www.mx5nutz.com/forum/ http://miata.net/ http://www.autolinkuk.co.uk/
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Re: Just bought a Mk2.5 MX5 - need some advice please

Postby Squib » Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:18 am

Sounds good, thank you for the help!

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