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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 Shadgrind » Wed Aug 31, 2016 7:05 pm

Got around to "fixing" my brake discs! Took a flap wheel to them. Sort of DIY skimming took the minor scoring out of the and delipped them too. And best of all it worked. [url="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdMFpuLCcxA"]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdMFpuLCcxA[/url]

I actually used a 40 grit followed by an 80 then a 120. Took front disc off and put it on the back to get it spinning. Had to use spacers when I flipped the disc the right way to stop fowling the back plate.
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.
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Re: What have you done to your MX5 today/yesterday?

Postby Skid » Mon Sep 12, 2016 2:57 am

Not today, but last week.
1) Finally tracked down the annoying metallic rattle when I go over any bump, that started shortly after Cobalt exhaust fitted. It was a rear brake pad rattling in the caliper. Quick fixed, by bending the "audible brake wear indicator" bracket round to take up the slack without restricting movement.
2) MOT'd, straight through, no advisories.
Mk 2.5 Euphonic, Velocity red.
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Re: What have you done to your MX5 today/yesterday?

Postby Draig » Mon Sep 12, 2016 1:24 pm

If it stays dry, new exhaust shall be fitted tonight/tomorrow. STAY DRY!
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Re: What have you done to your MX5 today/yesterday?

Postby Shadgrind » Mon Sep 12, 2016 4:55 pm

MOT'd advisory for LED sidelights, too blue! He replaced them for me. But a pass is a pass
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 Draig » Tue Sep 13, 2016 5:48 pm

Well a good news bad news sort of fettling day

Good news, New exhaust fitted and sounds great :handgestures-thumbup:

Bad news, Had to take it to friendly local garage as the rain was so bad some guy called Noah was asking directions :sad-darkcloud:

Good news, glad I did as the problems they had removing the bolts made me not feel so bad (every bolt bar one snapped, and these guys are good guys) : :whistle:

More good news, while there they helped me remove the wing mirror bolts that were giving me problems :bow-blue:

bad news, found out why they were so difficult to get out....they had been glued there! :think: because? yes you guessed it if you know the history of my car, it was yet another bodge. :shock:

why glued?
more bad news, both mirror bases had previously broken at some point (see below) and they had done this bodge to hide the evidence :angry-cussingblack:

Time to hit up autolink methinks

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

Postby Mazda Mender » Thu Sep 15, 2016 6:50 am

Can you save me the mirrors please if getting new ones..
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Re: What have you done to your MX5 today/yesterday?

Postby Draig » Thu Sep 15, 2016 10:10 am

Managed to get just the bases from Autolink (cheers) so will be dismantling and rebuilding
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Re: What have you done to your MX5 today/yesterday?

Postby Li5 » Sat Sep 17, 2016 12:16 pm

New MOT this morning, no advisories..... chuffed
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Re: What have you done to your MX5 today/yesterday?

Postby Lazza » Sat Sep 17, 2016 12:25 pm

I looked at my MX5 yesterday. That's it.
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Re: What have you done to your MX5 today/yesterday?

Postby Draig » Sun Sep 18, 2016 2:27 pm

Mirrors dismantled, cleaned and new bolts etc fitted. Prepped and sprayed the mirror base cover and the whole lot refitted. They adjust like silk now but noticed a small crack in the old base cover.

So looks like next weekend is a bit more spraying :)
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Re: What have you done to your MX5 today/yesterday?

Postby Jetmech » Sun Oct 16, 2016 5:41 pm

Finished the electric window conversion on my wife's MK2.
Drivers door window now electric, with the correct door card, passenger side door card to follow. I also managed to get a MK2.5 window switch, with the drivers side auto function, fitted and working. You just have to reverse all the wires in the connector that plugs into the switch unit. The connector comes apart really easily without damage, so it's quite a quick mod.
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Re: What have you done to your MX5 today/yesterday?

Postby davew » Sun Oct 16, 2016 8:08 pm

replaced the drivers side window winder mechanism and filled the sills with dyanax S-50 cavity wax, i think i put a bit to much in as it was dripping out for hours.
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Re: What have you done to your MX5 today/yesterday?

Postby Lazza » Sun Oct 30, 2016 6:34 pm

Removed the Adaptronic ECU, MAP sensor, intake temp sensor and all associated wiring and the 550cc RC injectors and fitted standard injectors (thanks again Wayne).
Almost finished now. Just need to get the charcoal canister plumbed back in... if I can remember where all the pipes go.
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2001 Mk2.5 MX5 1.8 Sport
Hard Dog Deuce
GAZ Gold Pro
Mk3 seats
17” OZ Racing Superturissmo wheels (for the toad)
15” Rota Circuit 10 wheels (for track use)
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Re: What have you done to your MX5 today/yesterday?

Postby Shadgrind » Sun Nov 13, 2016 7:00 pm

I fixed my leaking water pump inlet pipe. With a drill tap and a brass elbow!Image

And it worked!


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

Postby Mazda Mender » Mon Nov 14, 2016 8:11 am

Shadgrind wrote:I fixed my leaking water pump inlet pipe. With a drill tap and a brass elbow!Image

And it worked!


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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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