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    Quote Originally Posted by CTt3P5 View Post
    That's the current plan but I figure now is a good time to flush the system too. So I'm stopping on the way home to get a gallon of FL22. Then I'll drain the tank, pull it and check the lower hose/clamp and then flush/fill and go from there.
    Good idea!

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    Got home, checked the battery to find it under 2 volts. Wasn't that old but went ahead and bought a new one at the local O'Reilly's. I find it amusing that their part number is MIATA. Got that installed, she pretty much fired right up and I took her for a drive. Only PITA is that while the CEL wasn't in evidence initially, about 10 miles into the drive it came on. So I still have to figure that out (running a MS2 so I can't just plug in a reader to see what it is for). Going to keep an eye on the battery voltage to see if I might have some sort of constant drain.

    I went ahead and ordered a CAS, CPS and coolant sensor from Rock Auto so I had them on hand should they be needed (since the two sensors are known failure points for NBs). Those are in hand, along with the QMAX reroute. I had to order a new thermostat for that, for anyone interested you can get one from Amazon for $6 and change plus shipping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chiefmg View Post
    Got home, checked the battery to find it under 2 volts. Wasn't that old but went ahead and bought a new one at the local O'Reilly's. I find it amusing that their part number is MIATA. Got that installed, she pretty much fired right up and I took her for a drive. Only PITA is that while the CEL wasn't in evidence initially, about 10 miles into the drive it came on. So I still have to figure that out (running a MS2 so I can't just plug in a reader to see what it is for). Going to keep an eye on the battery voltage to see if I might have some sort of constant drain.

    I went ahead and ordered a CAS, CPS and coolant sensor from Rock Auto so I had them on hand should they be needed (since the two sensors are known failure points for NBs). Those are in hand, along with the QMAX reroute. I had to order a new thermostat for that, for anyone interested you can get one from Amazon for $6 and change plus shipping.
    So do you just clear it and see if it comes back?
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    All it usually takes to clear it with the MS2 is shutting the ignition off and restarting.

    Washed her this morning. Received the thermostat this afternoon, and swapped out the wheels for my special ones. Took a short drive tonight, so much fun.

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    Replaced the stock Bose speakers with M800 speakers from 3rd Millennium. Sound is good but still have some adjustments to make.



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    Quote Originally Posted by CTt3P5 View Post
    Replaced the stock Bose speakers with M800 speakers from 3rd Millennium. Sound is good but still have some adjustments to make.
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    Added some bling
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    Nice. I have the Cravenspeed stubby on mine.

    Is that Robin's Wrangler in the background?
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    What have you done to your Miata today?

    Thanks! No, thatís my daughters. Robin rocks a 15 CX5!
    The antenna matches the knob
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    Quote Originally Posted by bazooka joe View Post
    The antenna matches the knob
    ...there's a Miata joke somewhere in there
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    Quote Originally Posted by bazooka joe View Post
    Thanks! No, that*s my daughters. Robin rocks a 15 CX5!
    The antenna matches the knob
    Ah, didn't know you had the shift knob too, cool. Ok, didn't know if she might have got a new car. We turned our 16 CX5 in on Monday for a 2019 Jeep Compass Altitude 4x4. Went to two Mazda dealers and neither one of them put any effort into winning our business, so we went elsewhere.

    Quote Originally Posted by aMaff View Post
    ...there's a Miata joke somewhere in there
    Yes there is.....yes there is. LMAO
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    Quote Originally Posted by aMaff View Post
    ...there's a Miata joke somewhere in there
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    Quote Originally Posted by CTt3P5 View Post
    Ah, didn't know you had the shift knob too, cool. Ok, didn't know if she might have got a new car. We turned our 16 CX5 in on Monday for a 2019 Jeep Compass Altitude 4x4. Went to two Mazda dealers and neither one of them put any effort into winning our business, so we went elsewhere.



    Yes there is.....yes there is. LMAO
    Well that sucks....about the mazda dealers!
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    At first I thought that was some kind of funnel. The joke pretty much writes itself.

    That sucks about the dealers Jeff. Can't believe in this day and age dealers are still that short-sighted.

    Installed the QMAX thermostat housing, all told it took me about three hours start to finish. I got lucky with the gasket on the old housing I was using, nothing stuck to the head so that reducing the time it took by a lot. Getting the snap ring holding the thermostat in place in the QMAX housing is a PITA. The arms on the thermostat interferred with the snap ring. I also had some trouble getting my pliers to stay in the holes of the ring, next time I do this I will get some larger posts to hold it better. Here is how it looks once in place:



    There are no gaskets on the QMAX housing, they provide a small tube of gray sealant. This is used on the housing halves like so (ignore the lumpiness, this was before I smoothed it out prior to assembly):



    The same sealant is used for the joint between the housing and the head, you do have to be very careful when putting that into place so as to not smudge the sealant. I left everything for a couple of days so it took a good set (also, I was sick so that helped). Filling up the system is easy with the bleed screw on the housing. You can hear the air escaping as you fill the radiator. After filling the system like that I also jacked the front end into the air and bled it further with the engine running. I did end up having a small leak from the O-ring on the new temperature sensor, I replaced that with an aluminum washer which is what you get from Mazda. The QMAX housing is very close to the configuration of the home made housing I have been using, see these pictures:





    I have still been having a CEL come on, frequency has gotten worse. I tried changing the cam position sensor with no change. Yesterday when I went to go for a drive she would start but then die immediately. Today I decided to try installing the new crank angle sensor I bought. While pulling things apart I found one of the wires for the IACV connector was broken.



    Figured that was likely the reason for the engine dying after starting. Got my spare engine harness and cut off the connector, then spliced it onto the installed engine harness to take care of that little problem. Got the crank sensor installed and started her up, after running for a few minutes the CEL came back on. Went ahead and buttoned everything back up. Have been thinking about other possibilities causing the CEL so I put my head underneath the dash and looked at the wiring for the MS. Moved some around and looked for bad connections but nothing was apparent. Went for a drive, lo and behold the CEL never came on. Guess I'll be pulling out the MS harness as much as I can to see what might be bad.

    I also pulled the driver's front shock with an eye towards installing the Maruha extended tophat, but the hole on it is a lot larger than the shaft on the Ohlins, so I'll have to do some figuring on how I can mate the two together.

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    Miata Friday...Took her on some great back roads to get some clam chowda, walk the CC canal and got some cream....great day!

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