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Mk 2 1998 silver R.S import sort out thread

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Re: Mk 2 1998 silver R.S import sort out thread

Postby robabarker » Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:48 pm

Another update! MM serviced the Roadster on 11.11.17: New belts, plugs, oil, oil filter and fuel filter, plus handbrake adjustment.

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Hardtop also fitted properly, cheers! Just a little adjustment needed to (hopefully) get rid of wind howl around 70mph.

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Since it's been a long while since I've updated this there are also a few changes below!

robabarker wrote:Update: 26.4.16

robabarker wrote:Body
Repaint scuffed front lip
Repaint front bumper (also a little scuffed) and fill number plate holes
Fit JDM stand-off plate mount
[strike]Polish up headlights[/strike]
Repaint and fit Mazdaspeed headlight covers
Touch up paint on mirrors (the edges are a tiny bit flat)
Touch up stonechip on windscreen frame/A-pillar
Remove minor parking dents
Fit new wheels (something interesting in realms of SSR, Enkei or Rays preferably!) SSR Type-M's
Touch up sun-damaged paint on top of quarter panel
Repaint and refit spoiler (currently slightly the wrong shade of silver)
Fill rear plate holes
Fit JDM-size number plates
Fit mk2.5 tail lights
Fit OEM tail light covers
Sort out little patches of rust in engine bay (mostly where bolt holes are)
Performance
Fit Meisters
Fit aftermarket induction kit

Interior
Fit gauges (Water temp mainly!)
Blacken steering wheel
Fit Jass SS instrument bezel
Fit Jass needle caps
Fit NA split visors
Fit new gear gaiter
Fit new handbrake gaiter
Fit MX5Restorer handbrake handle (to match gear lever)
Fit metal interior door handles (I'm sure these were a thing on some 2.5s)
Replace cracked tweeter panels
Sort out buzzing Bose speaker (needs something to protect it from water)
Replace missing boot carpet clips
MM-tinkered '98 Roadster RS
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Re: Mk 2 1998 silver R.S import sort out thread

Postby robabarker » Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:55 pm

Update time again.

The RS went over to MM on my day off on the 26th for a few bits.

My girlfriend bought me a Japspeed alloy rad for Christmas, so I dropped the car off along with some new OEM hoses and Hellfrauds finest coolant ready for them to be fitted.

Out with the old:
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Sadly, after a valiant effort battling the conditions in Pie-Land, MM discovered that the new rad had a leak, not ideal!

Luckily, the guys at Japspeed couldn't have been more helpful, and they got a new rad out to Mr. Mender less than 24 hours after I let them know!

MM also picked me up some new coolant to replace the last lot that spilled out of the rad and went in for round 2.

In with the new:
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So, rad is now on and doing its job as it should. Next bits on the list with MM are working out the mysteries of my handbrake, which keeps pulling higher even after adjustment, and the blower/vent which has developed a whistle. Watch this space!
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Re: Mk 2 1998 silver R.S import sort out thread

Postby robabarker » Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:38 pm

News from Castle Mender!

The handbrake problem was tracked down, and it turned out the cable had come off the arm on the caliper. All sorted now with the standard amount of copperslip:
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MM also changed my split exhaust hangers for me, the previous ones were past their best and the exhaust was hanging low and waggling a bit. He also added jam for luck:

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Re: Mk 2 1998 silver R.S import sort out thread

Postby Mazda Mender » Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:23 pm

Red rubber grease to stop them drying out....
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Re: Mk 2 1998 silver R.S import sort out thread

Postby robabarker » Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:28 pm

Collected her from MM and pleased to say the handbrake is holding now!

Set off for a trip to Newcastle on Sunday and after a quick top-up with water after some more air came out of the cooling system I was away.

She behaved herself although the whistling vent needs further investigation because it was drowning out the radio in the wind on the way back! Also needed to top up the coolant again before setting off back to Manc-land so hopefully there isn't a leak!
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