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Coolie
#1 Posted : 04 September 2018 15:10:59(UTC)
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having acquired a carefully owned low mileage Z_Sport recently, we have a European tour planneed later this month, so though we better get the car on the ramp and see what’s needs attending too.  (31,250mls, 11years with a decent enough service history). Jobs done

oil and filter (full synthetic 

gearbox oil

diff oil

front pads

rear disc and pads

new number plates 

4 drop links

chassis side of sills, wire brushed, rust treated, undersealed and as required

4 wheel alignment 

hood cleaned and re-proofed (AG kit)

Terraclean

 

Brings some of the unknown jobs up to speed, and others are obvious do’s.  Used BluePrint parts mainly apart from oil and filter.

 

Hoping this will see us right for the 2000mls tour through the Alps.    Jobs for later in then year, thermostat, coolant, other chassis areas waxoiled (front and rear sub chassis areas), wheel refurb.

 

The mech who did the work said, nice car that, wouldn’t mind first refusal when you sell it on (looks like the private sale worked out ok - phew!)

 

2007 Z-Sport (new to me Aug 2018, 2 owners and 31,250mls)

Let the fun begin...
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#2 Posted : 04 September 2018 16:50:45(UTC)
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Did you reseal the scuttle grommet easy to forget.

Alignment but you did that.

Did you clean the hood drains a hassle on that car.
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#3 Posted : 04 September 2018 17:00:26(UTC)
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Hi, Coolie, and welcome on board. Looks like you're all set so enjoy the trip. The NC makes a really good long distance touring car, I speak from experience… 

As Drumtochty said, check the scuttle grommets as the foam backing is likely to have seen better days and you don't want the car to start leaking half way through the journey; especially on the passenger side where the water can get into the fuse box and cause all sorts of weird electrical problems. You'll find all the details in the Downloads section.

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#4 Posted : 05 September 2018 07:52:36(UTC)
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The boot is large enough for a weeks worth of clothes for two people.

Fortunately the car only has room for two occupants.Laughing

 

We never bothered taking the travel bag out of the boot, we just took out what we needed for the night/next day, and stuffed the dirty clothes in a bin liner behind the travel bag.

The boot was our wardrobe for the week.

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#5 Posted : 05 September 2018 08:08:34(UTC)
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Dinitrol ML would better than waxoyl in my opinion for the box sections. You can get an extension nozzle for the Dinitrol that works well. Perhaps the expansion tank should be changed before you go on a long journey as it is a common failure.

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#6 Posted : 05 September 2018 09:45:29(UTC)
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Not at 30k miles.
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#7 Posted : 05 September 2018 10:02:43(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Keat63 Go to Quoted Post

The boot is large enough for a weeks worth of clothes for two people.

 

The boot is more than large enough for 2 weeks worth of clothes for two people.

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#8 Posted : 06 September 2018 19:36:56(UTC)
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Thanks for the comments.  I've been pretty impressed with the NC for space overall - we'll be test packing this weekend and trimming down i dare say!! :-)   planning to soft pack everything and only take a small holdall into the hotels.

 

So i think i need to look at this scuttle panel job then.  I'm not a full member, so cant see the downloads - maybe youtube have similar?

 

Need to get a polish  and wax on the body on Sunday, so need a dry day this weekend

 

 

2007 Z-Sport (new to me Aug 2018, 2 owners and 31,250mls)

Let the fun begin...
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#9 Posted : 06 September 2018 20:12:07(UTC)
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Instructions on replacing/resealing white plugs under windscreen cowl:

https://forum.miata.net/vb/showthread.php?t=331315

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#10 Posted : 06 September 2018 21:00:33(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: trashy Go to Quoted Post

Instructions on replacing/resealing white plugs under windscreen cowl:

https://forum.miata.net/vb/showthread.php?t=331315

 

Perfect, thanks.  i c, no parts required, just use sealer to seal around and underneath (on the passenger side anyhow) that plastic fitting.

 

 

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#11 Posted : 07 September 2018 20:23:18(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Coolie Go to Quoted Post

Originally Posted by: trashy Go to Quoted Post

Instructions on replacing/resealing white plugs under windscreen cowl:

https://forum.miata.net/vb/showthread.php?t=331315

 

Perfect, thanks.  i c, no parts required, just use sealer to seal around and underneath (on the passenger side anyhow) that plastic fitting.

 

 

I'd do both sides while you're there. Granted the fusebox side is the greatest risk but the spongy seals on both sides would have withered by now and any water ingress is worth stopping before it starts.

 

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#12 Posted : 08 September 2018 19:38:48(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Nickand jane Go to Quoted Post

Originally Posted by: Keat63 Go to Quoted Post

The boot is large enough for a weeks worth of clothes for two people.

 

The boot is more than large enough for 2 weeks worth of clothes for two people.

 

Boot large enough for two people on a 4 week tour of Italy, and plenty of odd corners to squeeze local delicacies to bring home afterwards!

Any other bids? 

Don't forget all the obligatory legal stuff - bulbs, reflective vests, warning triangle, first aid kit, breathaliser for France, etc., etc., etc. 

 

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