In Hemel Hempsteadish - Japex - these guys love Japanese and even more so if if's got a turbo on it! Honest as the day is long, proper quality parts, quick turn around, amenable pricing - what more could you want (I wish I'd got dropped there and done train hell home!)
Although it's not an MX-5 specific garage, I'd highly recommend This is Your Garage. Located at Culham in S. Oxfordshire. It's a self service garage/workshop with 4x 2-post and 2x 4 post lifts, and pretty much any tool you need. Rates are reasonable, with really helpful staff. I've used them a lot for working on my Mk3, and various mates cars. It helps me that they're less than 1/2 mile from where I work too!
I'd recommend Roadspeed based in Eccleshall, Staff's. Chris and Tony really looked after my L reg Eunos. I now have a fresh MOT (it's been SORN for 2 plus years) with no advisors. Good service, very reasonable rates, a lift to collect and friendly chat from fellow Mazda owners. What more could you ask for? Thanks guys.
Shout, shout. Let it all out. MX5's is what we're all about.
wannabe: I've had both front bearings replaced on the missus' car over the past few months and it's STILL making a droning noise... lol. Need to check if the mechanic actually replaced the correct one the second time I took it in!!
Jan 15, 2020 11:10:07 GMT
FFS Corders: Are the wheels straight? Buckles can cause a drone
Jan 15, 2020 11:41:07 GMT
wannabe: Hmmm... That's an interesting idea... no wheel wobble on the missus' car, which I would have thought was a strong indicator of being out-of-round, but I guess they could be bent side-to-side..??
Jan 15, 2020 14:34:13 GMT
wannabe: Ooooh, interesting - thanks, Howard. I'll have to get the tyres swapped round to see if it makes a difference! I will be most annoyed if it is tyres, seeing as they are only a few months old...
Jan 17, 2020 1:08:22 GMT
howardb66: If it is the tyres, don’t chuck them away, try getting them shaved.
Jan 17, 2020 12:04:28 GMT
wannabe: That sounds pervy haha.
Jan 18, 2020 18:27:11 GMT
fizbne: More build thread updating wow.
Jan 22, 2020 14:24:03 GMT
V6: I had an education in dampers today. I like expensive ones. Floaty, not bouncy for the win.
Feb 1, 2020 22:03:45 GMT
Zed.: that all depends on what you call 'expensive'
Feb 2, 2020 19:42:58 GMT