Car was bought in japan at a "Eunos Citroen" dealer, imported to hong kong and then to france.. and then to the UK
38K KM most of which was by the original lady owner who drove it in all the above countries - so as Skuzzle put it, not even run in yet.
1989 1.6 Eunos
td04-13t and me221 ecu, rx8 yellows, skuzzle-tuned to a safe 220WHP @ 13psi Bog Standard Engine, Jetex 2.5in catback, Single R35GTR Fuel Pump G19 evo2 manifold, downpipe, intercooler and so on Recirculating Dumpvalve setup with a Forge DV Amusingly obsessive catch can setup. Filter: 55mm/2.25" id dry Green filter Exedy stage 2 cerametallic clutch, ILM 4KG flywheel Brakes Front: FreakyParts 280mm Corrado rotors / Wilwood Dynalite Callipers / DS2500s, hel lines Brakes Rear: '89 1.6 with EBC Redstuff, hel lines Suspension: Meisters 3 clicks from softest all over, plenty of bracing from GC fabrications Lights: CSG side clusters, raybrigs with nightbreakers, LEDs all over the rear
Love this pic from john @moca2cv - check the little tache from condensation.
And a recent engine-bay photo
YEY nice shots of it on 6ULs.
Latest shot on some DTCs. Different.
Todo: some rear suspension bracing, and a turbo brace to relieve the manifold.
Took her to the body shop this monday - front bumper was repainted last year but the paint reacted badly within a week or two and just got worse and worse over a few months. Needs the black sill line redoing too. Thankfully this is being done for free (well, cost of the paint).
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