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Posted 12 December 2019 - 11:10 AM

Rear main seal was recently replaced as was the cam cover and 2 ring seals, the leak is much better compared to before but there is still a leak from somewhere


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Posted 12 December 2019 - 12:26 PM

Clean off the area between the back of the head and the top of the bell housing, then see if it comes from there.


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Posted 20 December 2019 - 10:03 PM

Ok need the hive minds advice, when I got my car the headlights would not retract and my dash lights did not work,
I eventually got round to checking the earths and fuses and found nothing,

It rained one day and the headlight moved itself down and stayed there even when trying to wind it ba k up it would wind down.

I purchased a new retractor relay and fitted it today and one headlight slammed shut and that was it,
The retractor button does not work and they do not move on lights on or flash.

For a short moment the retraction symbol came on the dash and then dissapeared...

What else could this be?
I have removed the retractor relay again just in case the lights try to start moving again when I am not there to supervise and they burn a motor out,

Could it be connected to the no dash lights?

Totally baffled now


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Posted 20 December 2019 - 10:54 PM

Ok need the hive minds advice, when I got my car the headlights would not retract and my dash lights did not work,
I eventually got round to checking the earths and fuses and found nothing,

earths below wipermotor & under dash above brake pedal?

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50 Shades of Silver. '91 NA6CE, Not a show car :driving: 
Ohlins dampers, COP conversion, 4.778:1 & more ideas than time :yes:
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Posted 21 December 2019 - 11:03 AM

Will give that a look cheers


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Posted 21 December 2019 - 02:23 PM

Nightmare of a day, decided to try and fix the headlight retractor today before attempting the interior lights.
Fit the new retractor relay one light dropped down,
No response from lights on or retractor button,
Go and wind them manually instantly spin down on only one light,
And fight if you try go the other way.
Drivers side light was clearly noisier,
Turns out the previous owner has done a wire tuck at some point and some connectors are making contact and wire is getting caught in the mechanism,
In my efforts to solve this one of the ground wires got cut.


At this point I swore and gave up,
I think even with all the stuff out the way we will still have a issue.
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Found only one la12 relay on the passenger side, this was a bit green so cleaned that out.

The retractor relay has been replaced as has the retractor switch and we are still having issues.

I think going forward when I have a bit more time it may be wise to replace the harness to a known good stock routed harness to save any further issues like this but I just don’t have the time right now.

Any help or input is appreciated c47015cfaad3a47a0572006615cd5f1f.jpg


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Posted 21 December 2019 - 11:09 PM

NA headlamp motor wiring is quite simple, if you've cleaned & tested the relay then chances are that you have a broken or corroded wire, maybe a bad connector?

 

from the '94-98 NA wiring diagrams...

http://www.mx5usedpa...4-98_UK_Mk1.pdf

 

https://i.imgur.com/UZZLR0p.png

for wire colours....

https://i.imgur.com/ILcj6ER.png
general layout

 

any help?

 

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Ohlins dampers, COP conversion, 4.778:1 & more ideas than time :yes:
Bodger :ph34r:

https://mighty5s.com...silver-na-eunos


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Posted 22 December 2019 - 12:18 PM

I will give it a go, just need to wait for the time and weather to improve etc


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Posted 22 December 2019 - 03:16 PM

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Posted 22 December 2019 - 08:04 PM

Thankyou


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Posted 31 December 2019 - 06:45 PM

Took the car in for a full geometry set up today.
Night and day difference.
Ben at string theory really knows his stuff and has set the car up just perfect for my needs

I had the car raised a little as I don’t care for unusable ride heights and everything has been set up for fast road use,

Car weighs in at a quite nice 960kg.

Few more niggles to sort and she is almost ready
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Posted 31 December 2019 - 11:20 PM

What does a full alignment cost there if you don’t mind me asking?
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Posted 01 January 2020 - 09:18 AM

Did you sort the headlights? If you have, what was the problem?
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Posted 01 January 2020 - 12:23 PM

What does a full alignment cost there if you don’t mind me asking?


Full corner balance, height adjustment, full geometry, basically EVERY suspension and steering component set up runs around £350 which for a full 9am -16:30 job I think is reasonable.

My RX7 cost £400 at a different place


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Posted 01 January 2020 - 12:23 PM

Did you sort the headlights? If you have, what was the problem?


Not yet I am hoping a friend will be able to help me out in the next week or so


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Posted 14 March 2020 - 06:54 PM

So had a weekend of dealing with seals and general tidying up etc and fitted the headlamp wipers, drivers door bushes etc got quite a bit done
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Posted 14 March 2020 - 06:58 PM

Also replaced the window bush and started preparing the door frame to replace all the vapour seal 495163e38193e01d0b4b5e9445838d50.jpg


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Posted 14 March 2020 - 07:05 PM

So had all the problems I mentioned earlier and the fact that I can’t really work on my car where I live so I booked the car in at the mx5 restorers, they had the car a week and I have just returned,

I now have lights that work, dash lights, a horn that works my seatbelt mounts have been repaired,
Whilst there they conducted a full inspection (which brought up some serious issues I had no clue about) treated the areas drilled for the roll bar and fitted my new Ali rad and silicone hoses,

The car is slowly getting there but it desperately needs a cavity wax and underseal, I would like some new seats and harnesses that fit me better AND the car still needs mapping,

Expensive month 36c85fc279f4b4f6755af14fb56f7a10.jpg


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Posted 16 May 2020 - 12:59 PM

Lots of things done over the last few months including double din dab stereo reverse camera, relocated the ecu and all the wiring, bit of a tidy up and most importantly car is finally mapped,
Now I can decide if I want more power, more revs etc or if I just leave it where it is which is just fine right now 141d1bf78891ea600c47426c5ad6ec9f.jpg


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