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  1. Problems
    Hi, I've joined the mx5 club recently and have been loving the car. However engine hesitation/jerking has been taking away from som of the magic. Car has no mods except an idiot between the steering wheel and seat :) I want to get all the gremlins out the way before i start deviating from...
  2. Interior
    Reinstalled the tdo4 that was on before with all same components that ran fine when I got the car. But now my vac line is melting on the wastegate actuator and failing whenever the engine has been under load for about 10 minutes Any ideas as to what may be causing this as the actuator is not...
  3. MX-5 / Roadster Forum
    Hey Guys, I'm starting the planning with replacing all the hoses on my little 1999 1.6. I have 1.6 NB parts manuals in front of me, but I've just now realised the 1.6 doesn't have an oil cooler on the oil filter. I haven't had a chance to go look, but now i have no idea where the hose from the...
  4. General Car Chat
    Hi there, first ever forum post. I have a 2002 MX-5 mk2.5 and I plan on doing a de-cat. The de-cat I plan on purchasing is the 'gravity performance silenced decat' but it is listed as being for a 1.8. What I'm asking is, can this 1.8 pipe fit where my 1.6 downpipe is? I have the stock 1.6...
  5. Problems
    Hi guys, I've recently purchased a Speeduino Core 4 PnP ECU for my low budget 1.6 turbo (daily). I installed the ECU, IAT and VTPS, Calibrated all the sensors and it fired right up with the mx5 base map that came on it. now obviously I cannot use that map with boost (but that's a whole other...
  6. Newbies! Introduce yourselves here
    Hi there! Name is Juno, I'm a 92 Import MK1 on 40,600 miles / 65,500 kms. Recent rear arches cut, welded and primered. Sitting on some lowering springs / 14" enkies. Current status is KØ Water pump went and I cooked it getting to work, needs new head gasket and resurface. Current plans are...
  7. Wanted
    I'm in Cardiff so something in South Wales preferred. After the higher BHP model of the 1.6 mk1, preferably a Eunos. Must have electric windows and PAS Preferably with heated rear window but not a deal breaker Something in decent condition where rust is concerned so (yes, laugh away)- no...
  8. MX-5 / Roadster Forum
    Hi Guys, Hope you can help me with this topic.... I live in Austria and I got a 2003 Mk 2.5 1.6 liter. I ordered from the UK 2 Leather Seats which just arrived. As far as I saw there is not much to do just "plug & play". But what I realized, what happens to the seat belt warning sound? Is this...
  9. MX-5 / Roadster Vids
    My 1.6 turbo at a very wet Curborough! This was with a relatively aggressive alignment (similar to 949racing dual duty), Yoko AD08R tyres on front, Yoko Parada's on the rear. I did loosen my rear anti-roll bar by one setting but the car still isn't really stiff enough on the front for this...
  10. Members Rides
    So I decided to buy my 1st Mx5 which i paid £520 for then I decided to drive it for 1.9k miles to see my friends in Estonia and do some snow skids. Car will be staying there with my teammates from "Drift Factory" as we plan on building the car up bit by bit and compete in some events. Here is a...
  11. Newbies! Introduce yourselves here
    Hi guys, Got aMk2.5 not long ago, drove it over 2k miles over to Estonia never skipped a beat the car is super fun and cool to drive! I heard that this is the BEST forum for MX5's so be ready for lots of questions and pictures! Anyway my Name is Raf I am 23 years old and currently Live in UK.
  12. Mechanical & Electrical
    I have recently got hold of a 1.6 mx5 from 1990 and i'm looking into increasing the power soon. As far as i'm aware the turbo will give higher overall power, but a supercharger will provide much more consistent power at low revs. From what i have seen, many people prefer the turbo option and...
  13. Mechanical & Electrical
    Hi, so i'm in the process of rebuilding my engine, its an early 4 slot 1.6 the short nose crank with the LWSC, so i need a new oil pump, and the only ones i can find are either out of stock, or $400+ from USA (inc postage)... so anybody any clues where to source one ? Thanks for any reply
  14. Members Rides
    Back in 2007 I bought a NC 1.8 Icon in Storm Blue. By 2008 I traded that in for a Galaxy Grey 2.0 Sport as I intended to Supercharge it so wanted to start with the top of the range model. Long story short I had it Cosworth Supercharged but after a log and painful story I sold it. I am sure a...
  15. For Sale Ads
    Folks, I'm putting up for sale my RSR*R 4-1 Manifold for MK1 NA6CE - 1.6 litres ! This is a lovely JDM manifold and gives great performance at the top end. It's wrapped with a DEI (design engineering) fibreglass wrap and sealed with their high temp silicone spray. The flexi section is in...
  16. Problems
    TL;DR version: Has anyone repaired or replaced their oil pressure relief valve? Can the work be done with the sump pan taken off and the oil pump (and whole engine) still in place?? The Long Version: I have an early 1.6 (SNC) engine and 'real' oil pressure guage, and it currently shows...
  17. Mechanical & Electrical
    Hi I have read as much as I can find on this topic, but can't find the answer I need. I think I have read that for the MS2 enhanced I can use a std mx5 knock sensor. But... I have a 1.6, and I have also read that there is not a suitable place to put it on that engine. Can anybody tell me if...
  18. Newbies! Introduce yourselves here
    Hi Folks, Just a message to say hello and introduce myself, I'm Ross from sunny Glasgow. I bought my 1990 NA 1.6 Short Nose Eunos in October 2017 to strip it out completely to turn it into a track toy. So far I have entirely stripped out the interior excluding the upper dash and centre...
  19. Forced Induction & N/A Power Mods
    Just bought a second hand TD04 (49377-04100), and what I think is the water pipes are full of gunk. Im writing this thread to ask if this turbo is worth a rebuild or not?
  20. General Car Chat
    Hi everyone, Since my Mk1 was originally a 1.6 (Import too), and I've swapped the engine out to a 1.8, will this make a massive difference to insurance? Or can I register it as a 1.8 through the DVLA, and then when insuring it, it will just be classed as a 1.8, and not a 1.6 changed to a 1.8...
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