This week I took on a project that totally kicked my ass, mentally and physically. My friend Bill started experiencing a grinding sound and wheel vibration on the right side of the car after having new wheels installed. Since he gave me his old used tires I went on a test drive with him after … Continue reading Mazda MX-5 Miata Front Wheel Bearings Replacement
Believe it or not, today January 30th is Mazda’s 99th Birthday… Yep! As a current MX-5 owner and a future CX-5 owner, I’m celebrating 😉 Happy B-day Mazda!
Great news from Florida this weekend: Mazda RT24-P is on pole for this year’s Daytona 24 hour race! Not only that the Mazda DPi set a new track record. Fantastic! I’m pretty happy to see Facebook lit up with all of the peeps sharing this news. The only thing that would have been better is … Continue reading Congratulations Mazda team Joest on Daytona 24h pole position and new track record
Who would of thought that a Mazda CX-5 SUV diecast would be easier to find then a Matchbox Mazda Miata? I certainly did not, but today I got really lucky and cleaned out my local Kmart in Westwood of their Matchbox collection. I also snatched a few other cars including a Chrysler 300 and a … Continue reading Matchbox Mazda CX-5: Found it!
Today I learned something new in my Hot Wheels collecting hobby… all those cool cars I’ve glanced at before and dismissed because they were not the red Miata I was looking for… yeah! I actually should have bought them when I had a chance. I also learned there are different price points for Hot Wheels … Continue reading Hot Wheels Porsche 962 & Mazda 787B
Great day to work on the Miata this Memorial Day weekend. Sunny, 90 degrees… too hot to put the top down but quite pleasant in the shade. Bill stopped by for an oil change and to try running Mobil 1 high mileage 5w30 in his car, which I may do myself in the future. Glad … Continue reading Mazda MX-5: Miata Maintenance Day
It’s the little things that hopefully make a difference between a perfectly functioning motor and a blown one. Lately there has been a flurry of discussion on various social media channels about NC Miata owners blowing up their engines. And while some get all excited about a 2.5L swap to a Ford Fusion engine, I’d … Continue reading Mazda MX-5: Miata Dip Stick Upgrade
Earlier this winter my dash cam stopped working. I thought perhaps the bitter cold killed it. But no, it was the cheapo Chinese Cable from eBay that broke. I didn’t find out until I replaced a fuse, the easy way to check would have been just plugging in the USB/ cigarette lighter Cable that the … Continue reading Mazda MX-5: Miata DashCam Rewire A118C Broken Cable
Been a while since I did any work on my car. For most of the winter I didn’t even drive it. But after starting anew job it’s once again my daily. So at almost exactly 5k miles I got to do my first oil change of 2018. Car feels great with fresh fluids. Over the … Continue reading Mazda MX-5: Miata Spring Maintenance
Had an opportunity to stop by one of my local Mazda dealers this morning… Happy to see a shitton Miatas on the lot. Lots of 2018’s. Many with that pretty burgundy shade of red rag tops. Also lots of Retracktable Fastbacks too in a variety of colors. If you’re in the market go pay them … Continue reading Wanna buy a Miata? Many Red Soft Tops and MX-5 RF models at Wayne Mazda