Magnavahn's new toy

Discussion in 'Members Rides' started by magnavahn, May 16, 2018.

  1. magnavahn

    magnavahn Vahn

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    LOTS of maintenance completed.
    Timing belt, crank seal, cam seal, thermostat, accessory belts, transmission fluid change and oil change in a total of 12 hours invested (should've been 10 but I had to re-assemble the vvt actuator after the err "mechanic" took it apart by accident, ugh).

    I went out on a limb and bought this puller after chatting with folks on miata.net. It worked sweet, pulled my 3 seals in about 5 minutes with no shaft scratches (I also used a plastic bottle shield though).
    https://www.amazon.ca/Lisle-58430-Shaft-Type-Puller/dp/B000FPYW4K

    Reason for going in was the leaking crank seal (and the timing belt close to due):
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    New belt on, ya!
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    Washing in the driveway as a reward. My phone is pretty bad, but it is also really smoky here thanks to forest fires at our neighbors to the west.
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    However, I found a busted boot on an upper ball joint. The joint still feels relatively tight so I ordered new urethane boots.
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  2. Greg

    Greg Local Grumpy Moderator

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    Sorry...Our 'leaders' seem to take the forest fire threat like it's nothing, and now look at us...
     
  3. magnavahn

    magnavahn Vahn

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    Long time no update. This year the plan is to get the car slightly more track-ready and put it on a diet. So far the plans are:
    -A/C removal. The refrigerant is out and I bought a bypass duct. Hopefully get to this in the next week or two
    - replace tie-down hooks or baby teeth as the Miata folk call them. I bought lightweight tow hooks for future track days
    - I am considering removing the power steering. This car never gets parallel parked pretty much goes to work and autocross. Still on the fence.
    - fog lights removed. They didn't put out much light anyways.
    - I bought new sway bars, on the way

    And here's a random pic with the winter tires on. It did not see much for winter just the odd dry (frozen?) day.
    https://photos.app.goo.gl/mQQGLa7nmeuu43Kn6
     
  4. IanB

    IanB New Member

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    Nice winter wheels!