Recent content by chiefmg

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    NB MX-5 Hey, it's Minnie!

    Transmission has been feeling notchy so I figured it might be time to change the fluid. Looked back through my maintenance log and couldn’t find when I had changed it the first time. After perusing my build thread I saw I had done it soon after buying the car. Looked in my log and I had a...
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    What have you done to your CX-5 today?

    Changed the transfer case oil, was happy the old stuff came out looking almost new (had approx 43,000 miles on it). Checked the trans fluid level while I was under there and taped up a crack in the front below-bumper plastic with some Gorilla tape. Cleaned my air filter as well.
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    NB MX-5 Hey, it's Minnie!

    Pish, zombies and hillbillies will just shrug that off. :cool:
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    NB MX-5 Hey, it's Minnie!

    No shotgun as yet. Haven't found the one I want in stock anywhere (at least not at a reasonable price).
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    NB MX-5 Hey, it's Minnie!

    Cool! Count me in, I'll let you know soonest if I can't be there (hopefully next year won't be a repeat of this year). Looking at that house, do I need to bring a banjo? :ROFLMAO:
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    NB MX-5 Hey, it's Minnie!

    Thanks Mark, I'll give that a shot. The wife found other signs of the little bastards in the garage today so I guess I'll be digging into other stuff to see how far they've gotten.
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    NB MX-5 Hey, it's Minnie!

    Sometimes I feel like I am almost smart. After some research yesterday for the muffler gasket, I thought I might have posted the last one I used. Sure enough I had a picture so I checked my local O’Reilly’s and they showed it as being in stock. Picked that up yesterday afternoon so I was ready...
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    NB MX-5 Hey, it's Minnie!

    On my way to some babysitting duties last night, she suddenly got louder. I suspected the muffler clamp I had tightened had broken, but when I had a look once things cooled down I discovered that both bolts for the flange connecting the exhaust pipe to the muffler had come loose. One was...
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    NB MX-5 Hey, it's Minnie!

    While I was underneath changing out my O2 sensors I noticed there were signs of leakage at the slip-joint on the exhaust pipe. I threw some Kroil on there to make sure I could loosen the joint easily. Today I got back underneath and tightened that clamp up after putting some assemble lube on the...
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    NB MX-5 Hey, it's Minnie!

    I’m running a bit behind on updating this. Heard back from the MS builder, turns out that the AEM came out about the same time as the CAN module was made. Something he told me was that each piece has a discrete address which must be in the CAN module for it to function. Unfortunately this means...
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    What have you done to your CX-5 today?

    Wasn't aware of the updated breather, I'll look into that. Thanks. I have used Redline 75w90 from the first time I changed it. I always fill gear housings until the fluid comes out of the fill plug. Based on the weight of the remaining fluid in the container I suspect it did actually take...
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    What have you done to your CX-5 today?

    Oil/filter change, rotated tires, changed rear diff fluid and pulled/cleaned the breather on the rear diff (forgot what a PITA that is). I'm also going to change the transfer case fluid but need to get some more brass washers for the drain/fill plugs first.
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    NB MX-5 Hey, it's Minnie!

    FINALLY made it home a little over a week ago. Spent some time driving her, had to help with the preps for my oldest step-daughter’s wedding, moved a safe out of my vehicle which didn’t do my lower back any favors. All of that was over with so today I started swapping out the wideband. Did the...
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    What have you done to your Miata today?

    I love my QuickJack, you will too. Barring any unforeseen catastrophe I'm headed for home on Friday. Will arrive Saturday. Chances of the Miata being driven that day...100%.
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    What have you done to your Miata today?

    I have been told that no matter what I will be allowed to go home in three weeks' time. If that happens and my brain gets a rest from the craziness, I'll sit down to do some calculations to see if I have even a whisper of a hope of being able to make it, and let you know.