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2019 Part 4

Postby njonesn » Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:06 am

So earlier in the year I took my car to get a 'full' rust and underseal treatment.
The garage I took the car to came recommended, had treated other MX-5s before and showed them on their site.
As it transpires the job was not very complete. Parts were not removed so underseal was missing behind some sections and known areas of rust were not treated.
In short not much was done other than rust treating and undersealing the underside of the car. Saved me a dirty job but was expensive for what it was. Expensive lesson learned!
M-m has documented my, and others, experiences on the link below so I am not going to repeat that here.
http://www.mazdamenders.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=7521

Since then, following the amazing guidance that Mazda Mender has detailed on that thread and directly (thanks so much M-m), I have set to putting right what was missed.
This is not complete yet and I will post updates as I progress.

I have got the car on stands, removed the wheel liners, pulled back the front arches (in fact I ended up removing them because its easy and I'll get a better job done) and cleaned everything up.
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The drivers side wing will need replacing.
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Found one.
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I inspected the rear sills by removing the rubber grommet behind the rear wheel liner.
Was pleased to see that there was not much rust. Initially I thought it looked bad however that turned out to be very dry dirt (I expect the drain hoses were blocked at some point).
I cleaned out the sills using a host attached to a handheld hoover.
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I then injected an entire can of Dintrol RC900 into the sills via the holes behind the rear arch liner and the B pillars (as seen in M-m's guide linked above).
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I left this for a week to dry.
While it was drying I undersealed everything that was missed by the garage.
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I then set to injecting cavity wax again following M-m's guide.
This is how the rear sills look now, of course I have cavity waxed the box sections etc. as seen in the guide.
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I have cleaned up the rust on the back of the passenger side wing and treated it with rust converter.
Next is to give this an undercoat and then underseal the back of the wing.
Drivers side will be put back as is until the spring when I will get the new wing painted and fitted.
That is where I am at currently. Other than finishing the underseal etc. I will be changing the fuel filter while the car us on stands

Next spring I am planning on getting the chassis rails cut out and repair sections welded in.
I inspected them earlier this year and although the rust is not bad yet on the outside they are blown on the inside so need replacing.
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Re: MK2 10th Anniversary - 1999

Postby Mazda Mender » Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:11 am

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Re: MK2 10th Anniversary - 1999

Postby njonesn » Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:49 pm

Rear bumper removed and two coats of underseal applied behind it. Once that’s gone off I can put the bumper back on.
Removed the muffler heat shield and undersealed the boot section hidden by the heat shield. Will clean up the shield before replacing.
Stripped the front ready for a clean and underseal.
Could get a proper look at my chassis rails too. As I already knew they are past their best, seen a lot worse though, and need cutting out (happening in the spring).
I think there is only one bit left now that I want to remove and underseal behind, mid-section heat shield.
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Re: MK2 10th Anniversary - 1999

Postby Mazda Mender » Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:45 am

:text-coolphotos: :text-goodpost: :handgestures-thumbup: :handgestures-thumbup: :coffee:
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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: MK2 10th Anniversary - 1999

Postby njonesn » Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:36 pm

Front now cleaned and undersealed. No rust really to speak of.
Two coats given all over and the inside of the front of the chassis rails coated too. The remainder of the rails will be cut out and replaced next year.
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Started to reassemble too. Have some bolts and clips on order as I didn't want to re-use some of the 20 year old items.
All bolts given a light dab of copper grease too.
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The front might stay off for a few more weeks now as time is short.
Really happy with the results.
Both heat shields still to finish off, either cleaning off and painting the existing ones or replacing with better condition 2nd hand ones, also cleaned up (if I can find any) and the fuel filter to change.
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Re: MK2 10th Anniversary - 1999

Postby Mazda Mender » Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:16 pm

Looking great 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

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Re: MK2 10th Anniversary - 1999

Postby njonesn » Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:28 pm

All back together, over spray cleaned up and the car fully washed.
A few old bolts that I had overlooked to replace rather than using the ones I took out but I consider this done.
Some small jobs to do before the spring; fix the door kick plates, replace a faulty actuator in the drivers door, clean up and respray both heat shields and change the fuel filter.
I'll continue to update this thread as I work on the car.

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Re: MK2 10th Anniversary - 1999

Postby Mazda Mender » Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:24 pm

Looking good 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

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Re: MK2 10th Anniversary - 1999

Postby njonesn » Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:05 pm

Fuel filter changed.
Really easy job however do yourself a favour and spend ÂŁ5 on the clip release tool before starting the job.
You can try to release the 'internal' clips using other methods but you are likely to break them and/or cause other damage. For ÂŁ5 it really is a no brainer.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B06WRT18WT

M-m has a guide for the filter change.
viewtopic.php?f=157&t=2445
This is for the MK1 (M-m is working on a guide for the MK2) but its essentially the same process other than you can't pinch off the fuel lines on the MK2 as they are rigid not rubber. On the MK2 you will need to disconnect the fuel pump with the engine running and let it stall. This removed most of the pressure from the lines. You can do this under the steering wheel column behind the fuse box. On mine it was the GREEN relay connector; a bit of a fiddle as its clipped in on three sides.
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I also cleaned up a set of heat shields I acquired as the ones on my 10AE were covered in underseal and I was not entirely comfortable with this being subjected to the heat of the cat and backbox. I also wanted to underseal behind the heat shields so they had to come off anyway.

The replacements had a little underseal on them too.
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Cleaned them off and removed as much surface rust as I could.
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Then treated with some rust killer (which is why they look black/dirty again.
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No one will ever see them....but I know they are there....I know.
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Re: MK2 10th Anniversary - 1999

Postby njonesn » Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:17 pm

Chased down a small coolant leak. The cause was the use of an aftermarket gasket on the thermostat cover. When I last changed it I did not add a layer of grease and it started to weap.
While doing this I complete a write up, found here. viewtopic.php?f=38&t=7620

Also got hold of a cheap Lockwood grill. It needed a good clean and polish and a replacement badge (the kind chaps at Lockwood sent me a replacement).
Loving the look on the 10AE.
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