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Mk 1 gearbox filler plug wrench

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Mk 1 gearbox filler plug wrench

Postby Mazda Mender » Sun Nov 24, 2013 5:23 pm

I have been trying to find a Mk 1 gearbox filler plug wrench/spanner for a while now and with it being square plus where it is for space and also the age from the last time any of these would have been cracked from the last oil change is not a easy task.
Most just get a open 14mm spanner and struggle and can make the square head round making it a problem for the likes of others to crack it, so i dug out a spare 14mm comp spanner flat and round ends and made my own, and it works a treat , slots on correct and long enough to be clear of everything to crack that little sh*t :handgestures-thumbup: :dance: made it sssoooooo much less hassle....
Any way sorry it is not polished up for the photos going to send it to ian to play with :whistle: and can you tell it is home made :laughing-rolling: , thought others might be interested, let me know if you need measurments.

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Re: Mk 1 gearbox filler plug wrench

Postby Yolo » Sun Nov 24, 2013 5:36 pm

:handgestures-thumbup:
Nice one. This is why I haven't done my gearbox oil I can't get the pig open with the short 14mm spanner. Was thinking of buying these
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/330969809189? ... 1423.l2649


Then use the longer ratchet or breaker bar?
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Re: Mk 1 gearbox filler plug wrench

Postby Mazda Mender » Sun Nov 24, 2013 5:54 pm

The crow feet will come in handy else where and that is how i have done it for years, but wanted something solid to use everytime for just that job.
Total cost for the tool was a couple of £'s which will be used a lot and for many years yet.
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Mk1 Eunos 93 1.6 black S special being fettled
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Re: Mk 1 gearbox filler plug wrench

Postby Yolo » Sun Nov 24, 2013 6:01 pm

You will definitely use it way more than me so worth the effort and few quid.... Think I might still go for the crows feet just to have.
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Re: Mk 1 gearbox filler plug wrench

Postby flea » Sun Nov 24, 2013 6:14 pm

That's one handy tool Wayne :handgestures-thumbup:
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Re: Mk 1 gearbox filler plug wrench

Postby Mazda Mender » Sun Nov 24, 2013 6:54 pm

It works so much better than it looks :laughing-rolling: and its s/teel so should polish up nice hey Ian :whistle: , just about to do the same thing with a 21mm spanner ring and open end for another section on the Mx/roadster that needs a long reach 21mm spanner :handgestures-thumbup:
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Mk 2 .1/4 Roadster 99 black & gold V.S 1.8 being rebuilt,
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Mk 1 Eunos 96 1.8 blue B2...being fettled
Mk1 Eunos 93 1.6 black S special being fettled
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Re: Mk 1 gearbox filler plug wrench

Postby osta » Fri Jul 17, 2015 2:09 am

What about this as an option:http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B005CMZVKA?keywords=14mm%20square%20socket&qid=1437092635&ref_=sr_1_54&sr=8-54. The T bar wouldn't give much leverage but with the addition of a piece of iron pipe it should do the job.
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Re: Mk 1 gearbox filler plug wrench

Postby Yolo » Fri Jul 17, 2015 2:45 pm

I am not sure there is the space for that :confusion-confused: (one of the other guys here will know better) and even then if the plug is anything like mine was you are not going to have enough leverage to get it off..... mine was a pig when I was on the ground but once up on a ramp it was a breeze...... :handgestures-thumbup:
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Re: Mk 1 gearbox filler plug wrench

Postby Mazda Mender » Fri Jul 17, 2015 10:23 pm

Not enough room.
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Mk 1 Eunos 93 black V.S II 1.8 fettled,
Mk 2 .1/4 Roadster 99 black & gold V.S 1.8 being rebuilt,
Mk 1 Eunos 90 1.6 (claimed by daughter)
Mk 1 Eunos 96 1.8 blue B2...being fettled
Mk1 Eunos 93 1.6 black S special being fettled
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Re: Mk 1 gearbox filler plug wrench

Postby drumtochty » Fri Jul 17, 2015 11:17 pm

I got a friend to weld a cut open end 14mm spanner to a cut 17mm ring spanner. I did not close the openender but will do when I get time.

It is handy to do Mk2 and Mk3 sump plugs, and 5 speed boxes for Mk1 through to the Mk3 5 speeder.

I have used it around 6 times and you get a bit extra torque on the sump plug and lots more on the 14mm square.

Great idea Wayne.

What is the use of the 21mm long spanner.

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Re: Mk 1 gearbox filler plug wrench

Postby Mazda Mender » Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:30 am

Sorry Eddy
I made up two 21mm long spanners..they are for undoing and removing the top front back wishbone nut and bolt..as they are a pain to get into and short ones don't cut it to get some grrrrr when it as not been touched gor 20 odd years...makes it easier as you have more force and can scissor action them with being on the bolt and nut and not having to make love to the wheel arche having to remove one..i'ved used them loads since i posted.....sooooooool much easier...the simple ideas are always the best and my best tools are the ones that i have made...
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Mk 1 Eunos 93 black V.S II 1.8 fettled,
Mk 2 .1/4 Roadster 99 black & gold V.S 1.8 being rebuilt,
Mk 1 Eunos 90 1.6 (claimed by daughter)
Mk 1 Eunos 96 1.8 blue B2...being fettled
Mk1 Eunos 93 1.6 black S special being fettled
http://www.mx5oc.co.uk/ http://www.mx5nutz.com/forum/ http://miata.net/ http://www.autolinkuk.co.uk/

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