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  1. Problems
    Ok, so today I learned the hard way not to use alkaline degreasers on aluminium. It said it was safe for aluminium on the label so yeah... Man I feel so stupid... I ran it pure for a whole night and it has caused this, only submerged the head partially... Blue line represents the part of the...
  2. MX-5 / Roadster Forum
    A good mate of mine sadly passed away recently, he generously left me his Mk1 MX5. I've been faffing about with the car and the one thing I've not been able to get right, is to put the hood down. My mate had the rear plastic screen replaced with a glass heated version, that is fixed, not...
  3. Problems
    Hi guys, Just failed emissions after getting my car back on the road. Rebuilt engine with new rings, gaskets, shells etc. Plus new ECU with a basic tune. The car is showing between 12:1 and 15:1 running but when i put my foot down the car puffs out some dark smoke and it failed the CO at 3.87%...
  4. MX-5 / Roadster Forum
    Hi, just finished rebuild, put the engine back in, installed a skid nation coolant reroute and now when the car is put to ignition before i start to crank it the gauge just shows it as all the way hot, The engine is yet to be started so it isn't over heating. Any light on this. Only thoughts I...
  5. MX-5 / Roadster Forum
    I just got a 1999 Mx-5 and recently my oil pressure has been dropping. When i start the car and drive the oil pressure is reading good. When i turn or slow down, it drops to L. When I'm stopped in neutral it'll read good and sometime fluctuate. Besides an oil change what else should I look at?
  6. MX-5 / Roadster Forum
    Hello I can't really figure out if the sparco rev bucketseats can fit in the NA ('97). Can please help me? I've found little different answers around the internet, and i can't tells whats right and wrong. - if it can fit, is it still possible to adjust it back and forward?
  7. MX-5 / Roadster Forum
    Hello All, I recently bought a 1993 Mazda MX5 Eunos impulsively. Given that it is a 25 year old car, it was always going to have issues. For instance, my coolant line gave way a few weeks back and ever since it has been sat in my garage. I keep trying to convince myself that I will turn this...
  8. Garage discussion
    Hi All Just bought a Eunos Mk1 1989 and I am interested in buying a mug welder to start making brackets as well as other fun stuff for the car. I wondered if anyone had any advice on what to get? I am looking to not spend too much money on one so any help would be great!
  9. Problems
    Hey, Bought MX5 mk1 1992 1.6. This is my first post, unfortunately the mx5 i bought yesterday went up in a cloud of steam, made it 50 miles of the journey back home, but overheated 20 miles from home. oil pressure dropped, temperature gauge through the roof, pulled her over, moment foot off...
  10. MX-5 / Roadster Forum
    Hi i'm having some trouble at the moment, i am going to be rebuilding my engine completely as one of the bottom end bearing has started to wear and make noise, so i may be looking to buy a new crankshaft if that has packed up too however, i can only find 1.6 ones being sold that are for the 90...
  11. Interior
    Hi guys, I've got a Cusco D1 Roll Cage/Bar in a Mk1. With Mk1 standard Tombstones I'm finding I hit my head on it and if I was to crash then i'd probably die. Got some roll bar padding (those foam tube things) but still not convinced i wouldn't die. Looking at some Mk2 Tombstones because...
  12. How do I...
    Hi all, Just a quick one, I'm trying to install my new Jass Stealth TSIs, and I don't know if I'm just being extremely incompetent (which wouldn't surprise me recently) but I can't unplug the harness connector to clip in the new one?.. stock TSIs came out fine and I've removed the bulbs from...
  13. Problems
    So my turbo installation + engine rebuild has gone well. The timing isn't setup, and there's a few other niggly bits that require doing. Therefore I'm looking at hiring a Peugoet Boxer/similar car transporter from a reputable hire company for the trip. This sounds alright in my head, except I'm...
  14. Garage discussion
    Just bought an mx5 mk2.5. on the test drive everything was fine. However after purchase and about an hour long drive back and some spankings to see if there were any faults. And I found a couple. After the hard drive I opened the bonnet checking all the levels and checking for damp patches...
  15. General Car Chat
    evening. so I brought some coilovers mk1 coilovers thinking mk1 and mk2 are the same you just need to swop over the top mounts...... Now i know that isn't entily correct. does anyone know of a way to get mk1 coilovers to fit mk2? I've noticed the strut length its self is different and the size...
  16. How do I...
    This is probably in the wrong place, sorry about that, new poster long time lurcker. I am going to buy my first mx5 and the it is mechanically and cosmetically excellent apart from one small rust bubble patch on the rear drivers side quarter. I appreciate its hard to tell by a photo alone but...
  17. Problems
    Hi guys I am looking for some help identifying a sound that occurs every now and again. Sometimes when I set off from standing still e.g. at the traffic lights my car makes a loud grinding/rumbling sound its fairly fast and only happens at about 1100-1200RPM and then stops. It only happens when...
  18. MX-5 / Roadster Forum
    Hey guys, I really could do with some help. I only realised today that the bloke who I bought the car off never gave me the locking wheel nut key - He gave me a spare fucking bolt :baseballbat: So I have no key for the locking wheel nuts. I was wondering if anybody in the local area (Surrey -...
  19. Problems
    Hi there, befire i swap out the alternator,where are the earth straps on the mk1 mx5?
  20. MX-5 / Roadster Forum
    Hi Nutterz, So I have just picked up some of the IL eyebrows from mx5parts and they have arrived! I have an MX5 NB MK2.5 and will be installing them soon but would like some opinions on what colour to go for. The car is currently sunlight silver, so do I paint the eyebrows in silver to match...
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