Monthly Archives: March 2011

New brakes

Since I picked the donor up I wasn’t too confident in its braking ability, just didn’t seem to bite like it should. The discs felt a little worn but not heavily, pads looked like they could do with replacing. As … Continue reading

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I have exorcised the demon… ish.

After an embarrassing number of attempts, the coolant leak has been at the very least brought under control. Doesn’t appear to be leaking from the rear any more, at least not by a noticeable amount. I am noticing steam coming … Continue reading

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Continuing the coolant saga… and factory visit booked!

So whilst the parts required are winging their way to me via royal mails finest I thought I’d get on a strip it back down, again, ready for when they arrive. As you can (or can’t) see, the housing is … Continue reading

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Coolant woes

And so this post brings the blog up to date. The MX5 is currently off the road again, this time with a coolant leak. An incredibly hard to trace coolant leak. It initially appeared as though it was coming from … Continue reading

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Windbreaker

This update is almost embarrasing, I’ve bought a windbreaker for the MX5! I justified it as there’s a trip to France coming up in April and it’d be nice to have the roof down comfortably at motorway speeds. In reality, … Continue reading

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New wheels

As part of the deal struck with Ben when trading cars, I could have a set of Rota rims of my choice. Unfortunately for Ben, I’m as bad as the missus with shoes when it comes to wheels! This was … Continue reading

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The great fuel leak hunt

It soon became apparent that this car wasn’t a great fan of keeping fuel in the pipes! The injector leak turned out to be a leaking o-ring. I replaced that, and the leak was solved. However, I’d introduced a misfire. … Continue reading

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