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What have you done to your MX5 today/yesterday?

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Re: What have you done to your MX5 today/yesterday?

Postby blackyb » Thu May 25, 2017 10:25 pm

So a used set of Mm supplied Mk2 suspension units as removed from our little girl, anyone interested drop me a line (PM)


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1993 1.6 Eunos Roadster (gone)
1998 UK Mk 2 1.6 (gone)
2003 1.8 SVT Sport (Why did I sell it - cos the wife said so!!!!)
1991 1.6 Eunos Roadster with a bit of bling.

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Re: What have you done to your MX5 today/yesterday?

Postby Shadgrind » Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:21 am

Shadgrind wrote:I am beginning to get the old 5 ready for sale, polished up the virtually black front grille, only to find it was actually chrome Image
Even close up good old drill and mop head plus Solvol and a small globule of elbow grease
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Then I thought I would use it as a template to make up a new one. ImageImage

Still to do...

Swap the Lexus lights over to new car. ...and the thing I am dreading... taking the chassis rails, from P5 off the old and on the new one.



Well....

I have not sold either of my mk2s. I have however got a Mk3 NC, 2.0l with the option pack!?! 2007 vintage for the princely sum of..... drumroll please! £4300. 33,000 miles.

Dark metallic grey, with some sort of phone kit, looks like a Parrot, with no screen and the centre knob has obviously been cleaned with something that made it all sticky (acetone?).

I believe it is an ‘I.O’ having a quick google I think it should have a screen, I managed to make a phone call through it, initiating the cal on my phone. When I tried streaming through it but it sound awful any ideas?
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Re: What have you done to your MX5 today/yesterday?

Postby Shadgrind » Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:47 pm

My “new” 5, the nc is being repaired after being involved in a crash on the M4. My gf was shocked as it the first crash she was involved in, Image
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And
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The one thing about me is I have been in so many crashes from racing bikes is that after a torrent of filth being uttered by me, I was totally calm, the driver of the rented Transit van, was in tears for a bit.
The good news is that I should be getting it back on my birthday!

The quote for the repair is £2608.14! Bearing in mind I only paid £4300 for it I was surprised to see that.

The bad news is Enterprise, the owners of the Transit, have given me a ‘boat’ to drive around in. A Nissan Qashki, I don’t know how it’s spelt, nor am I prepared to look it up, or for that matter look at it unnecessarily! It is soggy to drive and, sways about like George Best, Ollie Reed and Gazza walking home from the pub!
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Re: What have you done to your MX5 today/yesterday?

Postby Mazda Mender » Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:41 pm

Yeap they are all the same, whales of the roads, hate them all in that design.
Glad no one was hurt and all being repaired, get it all up on your build thread.
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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

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Re: What have you done to your MX5 today/yesterday?

Postby blackyb » Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:33 pm

Having taken the day off and while waiting for a Yodel parcel delivery and a no show from the SKY technician, drained, flushed and refilled the Eunos with nice clean coolant.

Bloody freezing now, but at least the Eunos won't freeze up.

Roll on the warmer drier months.

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1993 1.6 Eunos Roadster (gone)
1998 UK Mk 2 1.6 (gone)
2003 1.8 SVT Sport (Why did I sell it - cos the wife said so!!!!)
1991 1.6 Eunos Roadster with a bit of bling.

Life is a journey, best travelled topless in an MX5!!
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Re: What have you done to your MX5 today/yesterday?

Postby Shadgrind » Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:47 am

Just installed this…Image from Fleabay. Sounds quite deep but not in obtrusive.

I actually managed to get the old one off without hassle, sprayed the nuts with penetrating spray (actually used drill cutting oil) next morning hit it hard with a blowtorch, then used a deep impact socket hammered on the nut. And bingo
. All off undamaged.
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Re: What have you done to your MX5 today/yesterday?

Postby blackyb » Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:58 pm

Took the old girl for her yearly health check and passed with flying colours and not even a hint of an advisory, day was made even better with the renewal quote from Adrian Flux, a whopping increase of just £2.00, yes TWO English Pounds more than last year, no one could touch them so hats off to Dan and the clan.
1993 1.6 Eunos Roadster (gone)
1998 UK Mk 2 1.6 (gone)
2003 1.8 SVT Sport (Why did I sell it - cos the wife said so!!!!)
1991 1.6 Eunos Roadster with a bit of bling.

Life is a journey, best travelled topless in an MX5!!
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Re: What have you done to your MX5 today/yesterday?

Postby DavesBRG5 » Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:34 am

Drove it :auto-layrubber: :auto-layrubber:

Another week away road trip in the ole girl. Roof down all day every day of course. Now to wash off all the flies :eek:

ps...........What have i missed? :coffee:
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Re: What have you done to your MX5 today/yesterday?

Postby blackyb » Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:34 pm

So today after spending quite few weekends servicing mates mx5s and the family dailey drivers, finally managed to get the lil red un up on the 3in1 lift.

Oil and filter, fuel filter, K&N panel filter cleaned and re-oiled (still have the Piper Cross cone filter to fit) coolant changed after a good flush.

Plugs checked and put back in (the have only done 2k since being fitted last year).

Brakes all stripped, cleaned and rebuilt up.

All underseal checked and touched up where needed, removed all wheel arch plastics in the process (one small area touched up)

Real good look around and no obvious signs of the dreaded rust bugs.

Checked about everything I could and all looks good.

So a trip to the garage for a full tank of nice clean fuel followed by a little shake down run. All she wants now is a spring clean and polish and away we go.

And before any says it

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Too busy to take any :bow-yellow: .
1993 1.6 Eunos Roadster (gone)
1998 UK Mk 2 1.6 (gone)
2003 1.8 SVT Sport (Why did I sell it - cos the wife said so!!!!)
1991 1.6 Eunos Roadster with a bit of bling.

Life is a journey, best travelled topless in an MX5!!
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Re: What have you done to your MX5 today/yesterday?

Postby Shadgrind » Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:10 pm

Full underbody rustproofing begins....

Following instructions found below
https://www.mx5oc.co.uk/forum/yaf_postst87727_Mk4-Underseal-How-To.aspx

Jacking Ramps


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Just come up for air after doing the underneath work on my ND2 184BHP jobbie, on my own, as ever. But these ramps are a real game changer. I backed the car onto the ramps, then jacked it up to the top, the rear of the car is nearly three feet in the air! Shipping bungs not fitted but one thing I don't think anyone has mentioned o((n the OC forum), is that, if you take the plastic ''kick plate'' covers off you can get easy access from above. in my case I could see through the hole where the bung goes from above!

2 tins of Bilt Hamber Dynax S50 And the best part of two Bilt Hamber UB. I have done the chassis rails under the car an the rear subframe including the areas around the rear shocks and along the back under the rear heat shield I covered the grey areas under the boot floor corners. The Creeper Mat is also a godsend when workign on tarmac that's not billiard table smooth as well..

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Creeper Mat

This is not me by the way!



All I have to do now is from subframe/rails, the area around the front shocks & take off the arch liners and ancillaries, go to work on exposed areas in the engine bay. My fourth MX5, will NOT be killed by tinworm! I intend keeping this 'till the end of my days as I fear the next MX5 will be, dare I even say it, an EV. I will never buy an EV as long as I can draw breath!

My back is now totalled :violin:

Any opinions or advice, greatly appreciated.
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Re: What have you done to your MX5 today/yesterday?

Postby Mazda Mender » Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:20 am

Shadgrind wrote:Full underbody rustproofing begins....

Following instructions found below
https://www.mx5oc.co.uk/forum/yaf_postst87727_Mk4-Underseal-How-To.aspx

Jacking Ramps


Image


Just come up for air after doing the underneath work on my ND2 184BHP jobbie, on my own, as ever. But these ramps are a real game changer. I backed the car onto the ramps, then jacked it up to the top, the rear of the car is nearly three feet in the air! Shipping bungs not fitted but one thing I don't think anyone has mentioned o((n the OC forum), is that, if you take the plastic ''kick plate'' covers off you can get easy access from above. in my case I could see through the hole where the bung goes from above!

2 tins of Bilt Hamber Dynax S50 And the best part of two Bilt Hamber UB. I have done the chassis rails under the car an the rear subframe including the areas around the rear shocks and along the back under the rear heat shield I covered the grey areas under the boot floor corners. The Creeper Mat is also a godsend when workign on tarmac that's not billiard table smooth as well..

Image
Creeper Mat

This is not me by the way!



All I have to do now is from subframe/rails, the area around the front shocks & take off the arch liners and ancillaries, go to work on exposed areas in the engine bay. My fourth MX5, will NOT be killed by tinworm! I intend keeping this 'till the end of my days as I fear the next MX5 will be, dare I even say it, an EV. I will never buy an EV as long as I can draw breath!

My back is now totalled :violin:

Any opinions or advice, greatly appreciated.



That does not cover everything we recommend, i'll put something together with the next MK 4 in....

viewtopic.php?f=35&t=6175

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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: What have you done to your MX5 today/yesterday?

Postby Shadgrind » Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:13 am

Mazda Mender wrote:
Shadgrind wrote:Full underbody rustproofing begins....

Following instructions found below
https://www.mx5oc.co.uk/forum/yaf_postst87727_Mk4-Underseal-How-To.aspx

-------snipp snip-----
All I have to do now is from subframe/rails, the area around the front shocks & take off the arch liners and ancillaries, go to work on exposed areas in the engine bay. My fourth MX5, will NOT be killed by tinworm! I intend keeping this 'till the end of my days as I fear the next MX5 will be, dare I even say it, an EV. I will never buy an EV as long as I can draw breath!

My back is now totalled :violin:

Any opinions or advice, greatly appreciated.



That does not cover everything we recommend, i'll put something together with the next MK 4 in....

viewtopic.php?f=35&t=6175

M-m
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Loved the pics, I feel sure, MM can do better than the OC! Most of the pics were better too!
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Re: What have you done to your MX5 today/yesterday?

Postby Mazda Mender » Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:10 am

I have a MK 4 due, i'll take pics of the whole process buddy.
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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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