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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 Mxmurray » Tue Apr 21, 2015 11:16 am

Ordered new brake discs and pads for mine,also ordered a Cambelt kit,bought myself a nice new low entry jack.
Oh and came home from work at 04:30 this morning with the top down,took the scenic route home.
Can't beat top down weather.
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Re: What have you done to your MX5 today/yesterday?

Postby Shadgrind » Tue Apr 21, 2015 3:58 pm

Cleaned all the crap from the window rubbers with IPA 100% then, the windscreen inside and out. I am really fussy about smeary screens! Oh I also ground of the rust around the rear of the sills then primed and painted it. It's only a stopgap as it will need sills in a year or two by the looks of it. Should be good for MOT time though!
Mk2 Twilight Blue. 1.8
GV Front Lip, Rear Wing. Blue LED instrument Lights. Direnza coil overs lowered quite a bit.
JDM handbrake and gear lever. K&N air filter, STD airbox.
Reversing sensors, rear view mirror display. De Tangoed lights, fitted silvered bulbs in indicators. LED sidelights. Heated seat pads fitted into seats two stage heating.
Gas strut from Corsa and remote boot solenoid!
Mk1 OPG & sender, modded temp gauge so it works (they don't normally)!
Rear spoiler, BMW clock. Mk2.5 centre console and clocks. Nardi leather steering wheel.
Low fuel Autolink light.
Ram air pipe fitted, taking air from scuttle.
Style bar.
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Re: What have you done to your MX5 today/yesterday?

Postby Mxmurray » Thu Apr 30, 2015 4:29 pm

Began to renew the brake discs and pads only to discover the rear calipers have seized.
Ordered a pair of refurbished items from autolink (no discount code for this month).
I then turned to the front to find a weeping seal, two new seal kits on order.
Changed the spark plugs without drama but whilst under the bonnet noticed a leak from the power steering rack.
So I've locked the car away in the garage and will return tomorrow to investigate further.
So basically I've not done much apart from find faults.
Still it's all part of the fun,isn't it??
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Re: What have you done to your MX5 today/yesterday?

Postby Yolo » Thu Apr 30, 2015 11:11 pm

MOTd it today so it is home the hardtop is back hanging on the wall and the tax kicks in tomorrow. Fun drive ahead..... :handgestures-thumbup: :auto-layrubber:

Clean bill of health and no advisories, not bad for a pleb..... :-D
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Re: What have you done to your MX5 today/yesterday?

Postby flea » Fri May 01, 2015 6:52 am

Nice one
Eunos 1.6 special 1989 with a few added extras
Eunos 1991 1.6
Eunos 1990 1.6 project
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Re: What have you done to your MX5 today/yesterday?

Postby GlennyGills » Fri May 01, 2015 12:54 pm

Took it for MOT yesterday. Failed on one of the braided hoses I fitted. :cry: Turns out it was rubbing the rear tyre and had almost worn through. New hose ordered and will be fitted this weekend otherwise no concerns. Not bad for 18 year old car.
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Re: What have you done to your MX5 today/yesterday?

Postby flea » Fri May 01, 2015 1:06 pm

Bet you remember to check the clearance this time ;-)
Eunos 1.6 special 1989 with a few added extras
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Re: What have you done to your MX5 today/yesterday?

Postby DavesBRG5 » Fri May 01, 2015 3:17 pm

Huge job today.............fitting the go-faster Roadster decals courtesy of Ry Marsh on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/rysdecals?fref=ts

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

Postby chris32 » Fri May 01, 2015 3:38 pm

Tidied up the plastic front of my Mk1. There were scratches and general marks, some quite deep into the plastic. It was looking a bit tatty at a recent classic car meeting at Hartley Wintney.
Used touch-up paint, then wet and dry paper, then T-cut scratch remover before polish. One day I'll remove and spray it, but it's good enough for now.
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Re: What have you done to your MX5 today/yesterday?

Postby blackyb » Sat May 02, 2015 12:34 pm

Not exactly in keeping with the thread but managed to get my mate to join the MX5 world and join us on the Menders site, think he's hooked, his missus certainly is and has claimed the car already!!

On the MX front, discovered that the rear near side spring was bulging out and catching the top arm, so took it off, checked everything was straight, which it was, re-assembled and refitted and its sitting dead straight now so who knows what's caused it to move.

Back in time for Moto GP qualifying!!
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1998 UK Mk 2 1.6 (gone)
2003 1.8 SVT Sport (Why did I sell it!!!!)
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Re: What have you done to your MX5 today/yesterday?

Postby The Captain » Tue May 05, 2015 7:52 am

Picked Anni up for the bodyshop after new sills and arches and total respray. She has also been liberally wax-oiled.

Some pics after washing but before I waxed her yesterday.

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

Postby Snoop_53 » Tue May 05, 2015 9:29 am

Well, with it being the bank holiday up here in Scotland yesterday I set about getting the MX5 nice and clean and investigating a few things under the bonnet that needed attention.

I started off trying to locate a rattle that I could here when driving around which was driving me mad. I think I have spotted and rectified it as one of the panels underneath the car which protect the underside. I sent the car for a service back in April and it seems that the mechanic has taken off a panel to replace the oil filter and not properly tightened it back up, so hopefully thats that sorted :handgestures-thumbup:

Second problem to fix was the damp passangers footwell which was getting a water leak. I oredered some new parts for the windcreen cowl which is where the water leak was coming from and replaced at both sides. I decided that while I was doing the passengers side the drivers side would be best getting done also. It is due to p**h with rain all day here today so will find out if that has sorted the leak lol.

Thirdly I cleaned the car to within an inch of its life, seats off, hoovered the full car first before wiping down the sills, cabin and boot. Once this was done I went about washing the wheels and body of the car in the following order:

Auto Glym Hood cleaner
Snowfoam/ clean wheels (auto glym)
Two bucket wash method
Rinse
Tar remover
wipe down with micrefibre cloth
Snowfoam
Two bucket wash
Clay bar


A full day spent on the car but now its looking fantastic. Need to get poishing out some of the durface scraches and get a good layer of wax on, but that can wait till the weeekend.

Bring on the summer.
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Re: What have you done to your MX5 today/yesterday?

Postby Yolo » Tue May 05, 2015 11:21 pm

:text-coolphotos:
Mk 1 Eunos 1.6 Silver
Mk2 Suspension - Mk2.5 leather seats - IL Motorsport Bushes - 1.8 brake upgrade
Getting there slowly
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Re: What have you done to your MX5 today/yesterday?

Postby DavesBRG5 » Wed May 06, 2015 5:49 am

Nice one Nick, looks bloody lovely :text-coolphotos:
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Re: What have you done to your MX5 today/yesterday?

Postby Shadgrind » Mon May 18, 2015 8:09 am

Fitted one of my SportDrive frame rails! Other side going on a little later I'm f@cked now!Image
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Mk2 Twilight Blue. 1.8
GV Front Lip, Rear Wing. Blue LED instrument Lights. Direnza coil overs lowered quite a bit.
JDM handbrake and gear lever. K&N air filter, STD airbox.
Reversing sensors, rear view mirror display. De Tangoed lights, fitted silvered bulbs in indicators. LED sidelights. Heated seat pads fitted into seats two stage heating.
Gas strut from Corsa and remote boot solenoid!
Mk1 OPG & sender, modded temp gauge so it works (they don't normally)!
Rear spoiler, BMW clock. Mk2.5 centre console and clocks. Nardi leather steering wheel.
Low fuel Autolink light.
Ram air pipe fitted, taking air from scuttle.
Style bar.

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