So, found out something weird today....
The plastic covers on the side view mirrors have different tabs on the inside for the body colored ones vs the plain black ones.
Side view mirrors themselves are completely interchangeable jut not the plastic covers.
AFAIK this is the Ford stuff is the original MT fluid put in at the factory. Not sure how that could mess a trans up.
Mine was not 'perceived' improvement. I had previously used mobile 1 synthetic fluid that met the specs in the owners manual. 2nd gear started grinding around 20 or 25k...
Problem with cutting the wires is that once you do that there is no going back.
I don't have a torch. Currently I get the P0140 intermittently and I am not due for emissions for over a year. So, my plan is to just leave it as is until it comes up for inspection. If it is a constant issue then...
1) P5 manual transmission calls for same spec fluid as my NC Miata.
2) People on miata.net swear by Motorcraft MTX-75
3) I did have some 2nd gear grind in one of my P5s and using the above fluid got rid of the grind.
4) Cheapest I have found it...
Every OBDII car needs to go through cycles to check for codes. Until all the IM monitors are set the ECU will perform slight adjustments and do OBD checks.
Older cars will take longer for this process. My 02, with over 300k miles took 650 miles for all the OBD checks to complete.
Drivers seatbelt is starting to fray on my 02 LX.
Looks like I just need to remove the trim, and unbolt some bolts. Probably a good idea to disconnect the battery.
Am I missing something or is it this easy?
So, I have some oil on the top of the valve cover around one of the spark plugs.
I also get some hesitation occasionally when accelerating.
No codes yet.
So, is it time for a new valve cover gasket?
Large variation in prices on gaskets. Any brands better or worse than others?