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  1. Servicing
    Hi everyone I'm a newbie on the forum and novice mechanic. I'm looking for advice on what order to tackle the following tasks: 1. Install braided brake hoses 2. Replace discs 3. Replace pads 4. Bleed brakes 5. Paint calipers I'm working on a 1990 MK1 MX5 1.6 Eunos. I've read a...
  2. Problems
    Morning all, im after a bit of advice. My car has just failed on front brakes and one disk, this has turned out to be because of a faulty front brake caliper leaking over the brakes. I have a 1994 mk1 My question is: Is it worth getting both front calipers changed at the same time as well as...
  3. MX-5 / Roadster Forum
    I'm looking at painting my callipers this weekend but I really don't want to have to wait 24 hours for the paint to dry before I can drive the car (says to wait this long on the info with the paint) can I speed this up to 6 hours by using a heat gun on them for an hour or so. I won't be getting...
  4. Problems
    Having diagnosed a seized front caliper on my MK1 1.8 I ordered a pair of new calipers - sadly managed to order 1.6 calipers - can they be used or do I need to return them and order 1.8 specific calipers. I can't decide from what I see on various forums whether this is OK?
  5. Guides: Exterior & Chassis
    How to: Strip and service rear calipers Please read this guide in its entirety before picking up any spanners. Skipping ahead or rushing could cause you problems further down the line. Please also note that this was carried out on a '95 1.8 Eunos. Rear calipers should be identical on all...
  6. Problems
    Morning chaps I have notices for some time that my front disks are quite hot after driving anywhere. In the last 2 weeks I have dismantled the calipers and checked the pistons, which are in pretty good condition, cleaned the calipers and refitted with new pads. I also put copper grease on the...
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