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Hi guys,

New member from Newcastle just saying hello, picked up my mk1 1.8 in red today (it's actually in the eBay thread) no signs of rust, really good condition, oz superturismos with no kerbing at all and a bargain price as well! Can't complain! Made the trip from Leeds to Newcastle and had a whale of a time.

I'll apologise now for asking questions that have most likely been asked a hundred times before! But maybe start with the only problem I've found and maybe you'll have the answer, but the boot is a little damp, not pools of water but definitely moist, any ideas?

Cheers - James.
 

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Hi James, Welcome to MX5 ownership.

There are a number of causes for a damp boot; damaged roof rain rail, leaking aerial gasket, leaking hardtop mountings, leaking light seals (this is the most likely).

If your passing our way call in, we'll give it a quick visual once over for you.
 

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Cheers frazbomb, I appreciate that, always handy to have a specialist cast an eye over a car once you've picked it up, where are you guys based? May have to drop in next weekend if that's ok?
 

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Cheers Owldman, I may be there sooner than expected, the auxiliary belt was slipping a little and I attempted to nurse it home six miles from my parents house and unfortunately failed
as soon as the abs, charge and heating lights came on I pulled over, had a look under the bonnet and the belt was no longer there! A green flag trip later and I'm back home and luckily live 20 metres from a garage.
 

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Just been to the garage that had my car, all is well again, both auxiliary belts replaced. As its been dark every time I've had a chance to look around the car I asked the mechanic how it was and he said he'd never seen an mx5 in such good condition, which is nice to hear having only just bought it! Entirely rust free and well undersealed with a few nice touches, braided brake lines, and new grooved and drilled disks all round.

Time to start saving for some coilovers! Any idea what provides best value for money? Seen the zeta-s's and the driftworks HSD's any favourites/ones to avoid?
 
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