What have you done to your Miata today?

chiefmg

MOTM July 2015
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'81 RX-7 GS, '00 Miata SE, '16 Camaro (wife's), '15 CX-5 GT AWD
I've kind of been chasing my tail with issues. After swapping the fan connectors I again suffered from the cutting out that I thought was being caused by coolant temperature. After letting the car cool some she fired back up normally. I thought about it some more and realized this is what happens when the camshaft angle sensor is failing. So after some research I stopped by the local dealer and ordered a new one. That came today so I got that installed. Before I slapped that bad boy in I compared it to the old one, and found some change. New is on the left.





You can see the differences. Whether or not this will improve performance over the long run time will tell. Another thing that changed is the part number, I got the one listed on Mazda Motorsports' site and it crossed to this one:



Test drive afterwards didn't have any problem, but it was cooler out today so it may not have been a valid test.
 
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2016.5 CX-5 GT AWD titanium/black 2016 Miata Club ST MT white
Rotated the tires and while I had them off of the car I washed and waxed the wheels on both sides. I bought the car used last fall and this is the first time that I've done the tire rotation.

Easy enough. I drove the MX up onto the homemade ramps so that I could get my floor jack under the front end. Jacked the front end up (using the crossmember in the middle) just enough to get my jack stands placed (used the rubber pinch weld adapters on my stands for the first time, worked perfectly). Pulled the front wheels off, washed and waxed. Then I jacked the rear up, using the jack point in front of the diff. Pulled the rear wheels off and replaced them with the fronts, crossed over of course. Lowered the rear and then worked on the other two wheels. Placed 'em on the front once done and took it for a ride.

A four beer job well done. Don't fret, that was four beers spread over at least two hours. I took my time.
 

CTt3P5

TAD
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2008 MX-5 SE
Hope that will fix your issue Mike.

Temps were consistently warm enough (finally!!) for me to feel comfortable mounting my Ultragauge. I played around with it a bit and got three pages worth of gauges set. First and foremost being the coolant temp. I will need to calibrate it so it will function properly in regards to DTE and disable some pre-set alarms.

I decided to mount it near the A-pillar on the DS. Thought about mounting it on the dash above the radio but it looked too out-of-place there.
 

chiefmg

MOTM July 2015
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'81 RX-7 GS, '00 Miata SE, '16 Camaro (wife's), '15 CX-5 GT AWD
Nice Jeff. I have to say, the older I get the less I like small screens to try and see what is going on. I still have the Dashhawk I used for my Speed6 but I would have to mount it really close for it to be of use for a quick scan.

Looking good Mark.

Installed the battery quick connection for my Battery Tender since I'm headed back to work soon. Easy job, I put the ring terminals underneath the bolts on the battery connections for good contact. Ran the end forward and up as there is a little opening between the body and the battery cover just made for it. Will take a picture tomorrow. Hoping the weather lets me get at least one more drive in before I go.
 

CTt3P5

TAD
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2008 MX-5 SE
Thanks Mike and I know exactly what you mean. I almost went with the Scangauge II but the screen was just to small for my eyes.

So did you get that final drive in? May you have fair winds and following seas!
 

chiefmg

MOTM July 2015
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'81 RX-7 GS, '00 Miata SE, '16 Camaro (wife's), '15 CX-5 GT AWD
So, life intrudes etc. Got my travel arrangements and was busy getting stuff done before leaving, hence I didn't get to post a picture. I did shoot one just before I left because I know many of you need that physical proof.



You can see where the battery connector comes up from the compartment. This is how she sits for the next period of time.
 

chiefmg

MOTM July 2015
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'81 RX-7 GS, '00 Miata SE, '16 Camaro (wife's), '15 CX-5 GT AWD
Thanks Mark. I have another 12 days of quarantine in a hotel before I actually join the ship. If you want to go out of your mind, spend 14 days cooped up where you cannot even leave your room (well, they are allowing us to get out to do laundry).
 

bazooka joe

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2016 Miata Club, 2014 CX5 Touring, Honda 1976 XL 175
Thanks Mark. I have another 12 days of quarantine in a hotel before I actually join the ship. If you want to go out of your mind, spend 14 days cooped up where you cannot even leave your room (well, they are allowing us to get out to do laundry).
😳, yikes!
 
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