After selling Alton the Swift, and before i picked up the Roadster i test drove a lot of cars. One of them I came within a hair of purchasing, but it just didn’t happen. That one was a Peugeot 207 GTI.
Month: May 2016
Did the engine oil this evening after work, decided to do it now as the engine needs to be hot, but for the trans oil tomorrow it needs to be stone cold (as the fluid expands when hot, and its harder to judge how much to put in when you’re putting in cold fluid).
Another car, another cabin filter. See a trend here?
The MX5 came with two options of shock absorbers. The Sport model (RS) got flashy Bilsteins and all the other models got boring Mazda made shocks (US models low-end shocks were Tokico, but I can’t see anything on my JDM shocks to indicate the same). I wasn’t lucky, my car isn’t technically Sport spec, so no Bilsteins from factory. Can’t have everything eh?
I purchased some wheels the other day for the Roadster, which unfortunately turned out to have an offset that was different to what was advertised. In order to confirm this I needed to work out how to measure offset, and thought I would share.
Today’s useless info is that other than common parts like bolts, and a rumor of a shared ring & pinion in the diff, there is really only one single part that is carried over across all of the first three generations of MX-5.
Whilst the car was in the garage getting its stereo changed I also took the time to replace the interior bulb with an LED.
So yesterday was obviously the day of the MX5.
Getting a new car is always fun. Finding new things to do, things that need fixing and maintenance that needs… maintaining.