I just got to thinking how different my car is now from when I got her. Arisu was a bone stock 1996 m edition with 83,xxx miles on her and bad rocker rust. She was in solid shape otherwise. Although she had no filter in the air box and a shitty replacement steel exhaust with a stainless steel tip welded on. The soft…
I’m pretty selective when it comes to parts for my roadster. I only select the best I can afford. When I saw this new wheel manufacturer: Renown, my mind went to the now classic 787b. The 4 rotor LeMans monster. Now the Renown that sponsored the 787b was a Japanese clothing manufacturer, but none the less, I felt I…
A big thank you to gmporschenut for putting my dimensions and concept into .stl format so as to be 3D printable. I really appreciate it man. If you’re ever in western North Carolina I will owe you a beer. For the life of me I could not figure it out on my own.
I do not own the right to this picture. Thank you Volkswagen.com.sg
Sparco Sprint. PCI One Piece Super Low Race Mount.
Bonus points if you get my reference in the title.
I ask because, as I have done the majority of the work on my only car myself, there is always the risk that when I start a project that there will be complications. Maybe I get in to do a timing belt only to find the belt I received isn’t the right size and Mazda has to order the new part leaving me without a car…
Have so many plans for Ari, going into this spring season. This time around it was a few things. First things first though, to the a** holes who couldn’t properly replace my heater core hoses: f*** you. Really, I don’t like you. Who works on someone’s car, mangles the copper housing going to the heater core, slaps…
“It’s just one last bump before spring,”she said. “Ok,” I thought sarcastically to myself. We all know that’s not gonna happen.
Finally got around to replacing the leaky CAS O-Ring today. Had my friend help me because I had never used a timing light before. Turns out it’s really easy. Got the new Vitton O-ring on with some difficulty, as the CAS is so close to the firewall. Advanced the timing to 14 degrees. It’s supposed to increase (if…
Went to Mazda to get a key replacement. Had to park next to them. Forgot my cars birthday was in January of ‘96... sorry Ari.
After many years of driving with a spare in all my cars and never needing to use it, aside from when I had my wheel reshaped last year... I removed it to save what seems between 30 and 40lbs.
Miata running roughly upon start up? Maybe even running on 2 or 0 cylinders? This is most likely your ignition coil going/gone bad. This is a job anyone willing to learn can accomplish in under an hour (typically). The process is about the same for NA and NB models (My car is a ‘96).
Read this (now with illustrations).
Videos after the jump.
Anyone done this? Thoughts?
I felt it necessary to write this article, because somehow people confuse cars that aren’t maintained properly over their life, with cars that aren’t reliable.