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What have you done to your MX5 today/yesterday?

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What have you done to your MX5 today/yesterday?

Postby The Captain » Mon Apr 23, 2012 1:46 pm

Thought I'd start a general thread so we can all show each other what we have been up to.

I'll start.

With the help of Rising Sun remote central locking was fitted to my Sport on Saturday

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Jane wanted LED's in the doors the same as Mrs Rising Sun has, but I bought really long ones by mistake, having said that they look the nutz

In daylight, nothing to see

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But at night, wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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We had a great fettling day and we also had an audience, Team Buccaneer5 MotorSport and a very, very rare and totally mint LeMans.

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

Postby Colin S » Mon Apr 23, 2012 3:28 pm

Yesterday -nothing as every time I thought about nipping outside it started to pour with rain.

Today-taken delivery of another box of bits. Mostly boring service stuff, in preparation for the Cambelt change and service.

Also tried to sort out a new battery as although it was replaced before I got the car it was with the wrong sort which doesn't fit properly. At the moment it is wedged in with a couple of bits of polystyrene so far from ideal. Fortunately the clamp, hold down bolt and vent tubes are all still in the boot, although I did have to add a battery tray on my last Autolink order as they had broken the original.

Must get it sorted soon as the Autotest season is nearly upon us and it won't get through scrutineering with the battery unsecured. (one of the few things they check)

It will be interesting to see if I can remember how to handbrake turn a RWD car properly -FWD is easy :D
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Re: What have you done to your MX5 today/yesterday?

Postby Mazda Mender » Mon Apr 23, 2012 3:36 pm

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

Postby Adamski » Mon Apr 23, 2012 4:37 pm

After the rain, managed to wash and dry it and get it in the garage before the hail storm..... :D
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Postby al_p » Mon Apr 23, 2012 5:25 pm

fixed it again after the cambelt tensioner spring snapped and escaped thru the front plastic cam cover gladfully i sourced one from a m-m box of tricks :) and all is working along with a new cover on order .
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Postby Lazza » Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:48 pm

Opened the garage door. Looked at the car. Closed the garage door again. :(
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Re: What have you done to your MX5 today/yesterday?

Postby Draig » Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:34 pm

Cam cover gasket replaced (easy), K&n filter fitted (super easy) and cam sensor o ring replaced (complete ar*e of a job)

Getting the tangs to line up even after marking outer with pencil was a horror show, 5 min to remove, 2 min to replace o ring, 90 min getting it back in :evil:

But she is back on the road and that is all that matters :D
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Postby DavesBRG5 » Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:44 pm

Lazza wrote:Opened the garage door. Looked at the car. Closed the garage door again. :(


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

Postby Lazza » Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:19 pm

DavesBRG5 wrote:
Lazza wrote:Opened the garage door. Looked at the car. Closed the garage door again. :(


Snap :lol:

Update: Wondered where our cat was all afternoon. Opened the garage door. Let cat out. Looked at dirty paw prints all over car. Closed garage door again.
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Re: What have you done to your MX5 today/yesterday?

Postby al_p » Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:43 am

Lazza wrote:Opened the garage door. Looked at the car. Closed the garage door again. :(


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What have you done to your MX5 today/yesterday?

Postby Lazza » Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:20 pm

The good thing about having a "normal" car for day to day driving is that I don't have to use the 5 in poor weather. The bad thing is that I just don't use the 5 enough.
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Re: What have you done to your MX5 today/yesterday?

Postby Mazda Mender » Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:31 pm

You soft load of sods, mine get used in all weathers :D
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Re: What have you done to your MX5 today/yesterday?

Postby Westie » Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:00 pm

Yesterday - drove over to M-m Junior's to drop off my new (boxed) hood in preparation for the fit to my VR this month...chatted mx5's/parts/wish list etc etc for half an hour then drove home.
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Re: What have you done to your MX5 today/yesterday?

Postby Griff » Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:06 pm

Just waiting to fix my mk1 with its un-opening drivers door stood on the drive. Could only stay in doors and look out the window as the heavens took the p**s out of the drought. Note to myself....I really must make the effort to empty the garage!
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Re: What have you done to your MX5 today/yesterday?

Postby Speedy » Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:17 pm

Griff wrote: with its un-opening drivers door stood on the drive.


Pop it round here, the garage will be empty from Thursday.... :idea:
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