Also Gino came and helped me fit the new radiator. Was absolutely chucking it down so we drove it to the NCP multistory, luckily only a one minute drive as there was only one litre of coolant left in it when we drained it, despite the fact I put like a litre and a half water top up in it the day before.
Couple of snapped bolts, couple of cable ties to hold the rad in where one of the mount points sheared, but overall super easy job to be honest. Even the undertray came off fine!
Behold, my glorious new radiator:
Sliced my finger up nicely, had no plasters, cable ties solve all ills!
Been a quiet month really. Things went a little bit tits up with selling the 5, but it has gone now. Not treated the car to too much apart from an oil top up, but I did go down to my local Powerflow...
Remember on my first post I said "No straight pipe crap though"? Lol.
Well yeah I got the backbox cut off and a straight pipe put in from the midpipe flange back. With pre-cats, main cat, and midpipe silencer still in place it is very subtle still surprisingly! I want a bit more noise!
They gave it a nice tip (giggidy), and I think it looks alright to be honest:
It's a lovely winter car I'll be honest. Fuel consumption is poor for the performance, but I can live with that. Heated seats are the greatest thing ever.
Living arrangements are being thrown up in the air in spring so won't be going too mad with it until after that is sorted unfortunately, but will at least sort out a more bwarpy exhaust soon, just to hear those beautiful 6 pot noises.
There is a new MOT rule about not having any film or similar applied that impedes output from rear lights IIRC, but I can't see how your version would be a problem
Cheers man. Ah I didn't know about that. Yeah I've checked them and light output is perfectly fine. Also tester might not even realise, they just look like standard lights always should have done in the first place!
Shout, shout. Let it all out. MX5's is what we're all about.
wannabe: I've got some of those with the grooves cut into them, so they look like a giant black paracetamol tablet, lol - unfortunately I can't get the trolley jack underneath the car without them, nevermind with them...
Feb 7, 2021 23:03:10 GMT
Zed.: wooden planks as 'ramps' are your friend wannabe
Feb 8, 2021 14:43:52 GMT
howardb66: A friend of mine is looking for a MK2.5 if anyone knows of one for sale.
Feb 16, 2021 15:46:56 GMT