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Anyone got an Mazda MX-5

mudcow007mudcow007 Posts: 3,861
edited September 2011 in Commuting chat
anyone got on here?

i've just received an genuine Mazda air filter element in a service kit for my mrs car. Her car has got a K&N so the filter isnt required

if anyone wants it give me a shout if not i will sling it

it for 1.8 mk2

thank you please
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  • joelsimjoelsim Posts: 7,552
    Any hairdressers out there?

    :shock:
  • TorvidTorvid Posts: 449
    your missing the important question

    Will a road bike fit in the boot with it's wheels off?
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  • Paul EPaul E Posts: 2,052
    You can if it's carbon and you look at it hard enough to make it turn to dust
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  • daniel_bdaniel_b Posts: 8,643
    let me know if you want me to post on the Lotus forum - quite a few MX owners on there.

    Dan
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  • Thanks for the offer but I think the postage will cost as much as the filter.

    No you can't fit the frame in the boot - but it does strap onto a boot rack nicely and this apparently works:

    IMG_1124.jpg
  • mudcow007 wrote:
    Helllooooo dahlings!

    I have an MX5, but pretend it's my wife's as he doesn't mind and it's FAAAABULOUS

    Now the LOVELY man at the garage (so butch and lubed with all that smashing oil) has left this filter thing with the car as he says I have a K&N. Now I don't know HOW he knows about that, as I swear I keep the noise down when the wife and me are changing the batteries, but I DO have one spare.

    So if any of you WONDERFUL people want this lovely fluffy little DAHLING, so please drop me a squiggle and I'll let you know where to insert it

    MX5 owners... permanently in denial....
    Chunky Cyclists need your love too! :-)
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  • mudcow007mudcow007 Posts: 3,861
    tiny_pens wrote:
    Thanks for the offer but I think the postage will cost as much as the filter.

    No you can't fit the frame in the boot - but it does strap onto a boot rack nicely and this apparently works:

    IMG_1124.jpg

    if you want it i can send it free from work, saves throwing it away!
    Keeping it classy since '83
  • mudcow007mudcow007 Posts: 3,861

    MX5 owners... permanently in denial....

    Mr Burns, i do believe i love you

    but if you ever fancy a race in your oil burner, give me a shout :wink:
    Keeping it classy since '83
  • mudcow007 wrote:

    MX5 owners... permanently in denial....

    Mr Burns, i do believe i love you

    but if you ever fancy a race in your oil burner, give me a shout :wink:

    chipped 3.0TDi (plus Miltek... shexy) you sure? :wink:

    (if nothing else you'll die of soot inhalation... these chipped buggers don't half throw a cloud out the first time you boot 'em)
    Chunky Cyclists need your love too! :-)
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  • bails87bails87 Posts: 13,317
    edited September 2011
    What's Miltek?

    But mudcow, to win any argument with KB you just have to use:
    galapagos_fur_seal_1.jpg
    Arf arf arf arf
    :lol:
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  • mudcow007mudcow007 Posts: 3,861

    chipped 3.0TDi (plus Miltek... shexy) you sure? :wink:

    (if nothing else you'll die of soot inhalation... these chipped buggers don't half throw a cloud out the first time you boot 'em)

    most of my mates drive fast VAG's one has a S3 with about 280BHP the rest of em have RS4's

    i can still embarrass them going around corners though

    our MX5 sorry i mean my mrs MX5 is the sportier version (SVT) with lsd an strut braces and vvt which makes it a bit more pokey

    those crazy yanks have a supercharger kit to take it to nearly 300 BHP muhahahah (evil laugh)
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  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 22,788 Lives Here
    Miltek is part of Falcon Exhausts that used to make stainless exhausts for old cars. They re making too much money selling over-priced exhausts to boy racers so they're not interested in making zorsts for old cars any more.
    We sell the supercharger kit for MX5s. Hilarious with one of those fitted.
  • veronese68 wrote:
    Miltek is part of Falcon Exhausts that used to make stainless exhausts for old cars. They re making too much money selling over-priced exhausts to boy racers so they're not interested in making zorsts for old cars any more.
    We sell the supercharger kit for MX5s. Hilarious with one of those fitted.

    http://youtu.be/_EiWkkJZY0Y


    mmmmm.... 8)
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    2011 Trek Madone 4.5
    2012 Felt F65X
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  • TorvidTorvid Posts: 449
    tiny_pens wrote:
    Thanks for the offer but I think the postage will cost as much as the filter.

    No you can't fit the frame in the boot - but it does strap onto a boot rack nicely and this apparently works:

    IMG_1124.jpg

    I had to do something like that with a christmas tree when I had an MR2 roadster
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  • mudcow007mudcow007 Posts: 3,861
    veronese68 wrote:
    Miltek is part of Falcon Exhausts that used to make stainless exhausts for old cars. They re making too much money selling over-priced exhausts to boy racers so they're not interested in making zorsts for old cars any more.
    We sell the supercharger kit for MX5s. Hilarious with one of those fitted.

    whats the kit you guys do?

    ive seen both T34 (turbos) an a charger' kit similar to a Mini Cooper

    mucho speedo!
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  • mudcow007mudcow007 Posts: 3,861

    pffft i laugh in the face of your tin zorst'

    Clicky
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  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 22,788 Lives Here
    mudcow007 wrote:
    veronese68 wrote:
    Miltek is part of Falcon Exhausts that used to make stainless exhausts for old cars. They re making too much money selling over-priced exhausts to boy racers so they're not interested in making zorsts for old cars any more.
    We sell the supercharger kit for MX5s. Hilarious with one of those fitted.

    whats the kit you guys do?

    ive seen both T34 (turbos) an a charger' kit similar to a Mini Cooper

    mucho speedo!

    Eaton type blowers. Jackson Racing is a division of our parent company in the US. Take a look at this link to our website
    http://www.moss-europe.co.uk/Browse/PlateMenuProducts.aspx?WebCatalogID=42&PlateTypeID=1&SubcomponentID=548
    I don't know a huge amount about MX5s I mainly deal with classic car stuff and do wholesale.
    I did manage to leave a Ferrari 355 for dead in a blown MX5 around Castle Combe. Size of cajones may help.
  • estampidaestampida Posts: 1,008
    dont forget to clean and oil the k&n

    if its an induction

    foam "sport 1's" soapy water

    as per manufacturer blab
  • mudcow007mudcow007 Posts: 3,861
    estampida wrote:
    dont forget to clean and oil the k&n

    if its an induction

    foam "sport 1's" soapy water

    as per manufacturer blab

    its a typhoon on ours, so its the flusher stuff an can of red oil (that gets everywhere)

    surprising how loud it is on acceleration.... 8)
    Keeping it classy since '83
  • Wrath RobWrath Rob Posts: 2,918
    I'll put my hand up to owning an MX5. Mk1 that has been mildly tuned with a turbo and is now pushing out ~220bhp. Upgraded brakes, suspension, LSD, 1/2 cage, bucket seats and belts plus a few other bits and pieces. Its a great track car but unfortunately it doesn't get used enough and will probably get sold in the spring.

    Much more fun than that VAG FWD nonsense. Or any Audi quatro stuff (apart from the RS4).
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  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 22,788 Lives Here
    Work had a supercharged Mk1 for a long time. With decent springs and shocks they are great fun.
  • mudcow007mudcow007 Posts: 3,861
    veronese68 wrote:
    Work had a supercharged Mk1 for a long time. With decent springs and shocks they are great fun.

    the mk1's are pretty bullet proof an can be picked up for under £1000 easy

    an most of them are jap imports with a much higher spec than UK cars

    i think they even did a turbo version (but only for the jap markets)
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  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 22,788 Lives Here
    The Americans managed to blow up a few Mk2 engines, but never a Mk1. Something to do with coolant flow to number 4 cylinder. I managed to seperate the piston crown from the skirt on a Mk2. Still ran, but sounded a bit tappetty. Whoops.
    We also had a supercharged MGB, that was just terrifying. Didn't handle and awful brakes. But would do 125mph before you had to back off as it would over rev.
  • Wrath Rob wrote:
    I'll put my hand up to owning an MX5. Mk1 that has been mildly tuned with a turbo and is now pushing out ~220bhp. Upgraded brakes, suspension, LSD, 1/2 cage, bucket seats and belts plus a few other bits and pieces. Its a great track car but unfortunately it doesn't get used enough and will probably get sold in the spring.

    Much more fun than that VAG FWD nonsense. Or any Audi quatro stuff (apart from the RS4).
    Nice...and good fun, a mate of mine had one similar. I had a 1340cc fully race-prepped Mini Clubman as my daily runabout and weekend track car...

    Now I have a chipped & blueprinted Mk1 Audi TT with Blueflame exhaust, K&N, uprated ARB and coilovers, uprated Haldex - about 320BHP on the rollers (was a good engine to start, measured at 245bhp on the standard '225' when others on the day were getting 210 - 225 on the same rollers).

    Having driven the MX5 I'd say they were about even on the track for handling (Castle Coomb and Donnington), but I prefer mine :)
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  • stuj15stuj15 Posts: 167
    I've had two in my day, both while living with a hairdresser I might add so I'm exempt from any prejudgment :)

    First one was a mk.1 1992 J reg, 1.8, Black, Tan leather and wooden steering wheel. :lol:.

    We then upgraded to a brand new mk.2 1999 1.8s, Racing Bronze, Spec'd coloured Leather (black and bronze), sports chrome pack, etc etc. £20,000+

    I then spent a few grand on importing a Postert skirting/spoiler kit and 17" mirrored alloys :

    Mazda-MX5.jpg

    Then come the ECU and KN Filter upgrade pushing the BHP up to around 240 I think......it was a long time ago....and then the car was not mine after 2001....although it did have a rather nice dent in the passenger door and smashed windscreen the last time I saw it....but that's another story. ;)

    Would love another one to be honest.
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