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About andyismilesaway

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    1.8 MX5 SDV - IVA passed
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  1. Getting oil of the garage floor

    Excellent ideas, thanks folks. Will give a few ideas a shot. It did indeed go everywhere, just spread :S
  2. Getting oil of the garage floor

    Don't ask how (trying to do too many jobs with not enough hands), but in my last engine oil change I managed to spill about 1L on the grey concrete garage floor. At the time I tried to mop up as much as possible, but it's left; at best a black island and in places what feels like a layer of set oil. Annoying. The internet has many videos of a can of coke removing in an instant, or cat litter, have just tried Mr muscle oven cleaner to no avail. Any ideas how or if I can remove the black oil!? Without hurting the concrete obviously. (Already considered staining the lot black and just putting down rubber tiles)
  3. Nuts ,bolts and washers

    I found these guys good. Unrelated to WSC https://www.westfieldfasteners.co.uk/Careers.html with a good selection of types, materials etc. What I can confirm was not cost effective was ordering bits as I needed them - hate to think how much I've paid in P&P for everything over the build
  4. Brake Pads - Type Approvals and "Not For Road Us"

    Hi, going to fit some 1144s to some new Powerlites, I stumbled across this thread. I mailed Mintex for clarification and received the below, hope this helps someone... From: xxx@tmdfriction.com> Sent: 27 November 2017 09:01 To: xxx Subject: RE: ECE R90 complience for pad Hello, thank you for your enquiry, Your vehicle is classified as an Individual type approval and therefore an R90 approval is not required. Regards xxx Car Product Manager TMD Friction UK Ltd.
  5. Anyone starting their winter tinkering list yet ?

    1. Fit new operational engine and all that stuff 2. Have new sump fabricated 3. Have Blink do some minor head work 4. Change brake calipers (exact route tbc) 5. Carbon dash 6. Redo handbrake gaiter 7. Make roof bars to stop hood flap 8. Sort my lock stops All subject to the usual limits: Time, money, energy
  6. How much does my car weigh?

    625 for my 1.8 mx5 sdv, I need to get it on a diet!
  7. Westfield fix your website!

    Hi Chris, fwiw I've had this for about 6 weeks, intermittently. Only on the android os, never ever on pc, not on windows phone (noone targets WP!). Not sure if you can capture a network trace on android - I don't know the is well, but shout if I can help with any testing or repros.
  8. Where to source an mx5 engine?

    Thank you, that's a very kind offer, just looking over my opinions! Cheers
  9. Mx5 engine

    I'm after a mk1 1.8 mx5 engine, ideally less than about 70k miles and has a reasonably kind life. Just after engine less ancillaries ideally
  10. Where to source an mx5 engine?

    Im not but have found some good info. Okay, will take a look. Appreciate the pointer
  11. Where to source an mx5 engine?

    I went into the day knowing I have a braking surge challenge but that was afaik sorted with a one way gated baffle in the sump. I've a 0.4 bar red light as it (used to) idle at 1bar which was normal for the engine. I did end up goproing the whole track time incl a view of the pressure gauge and light, so itd be interesting to watch back and see if anything specific happened. Back to my Q go for eBay and cross fingers, or can anyone recommend anywhere, il try Parts Wanted too
  12. Where to source an mx5 engine?

    Had a great time at Abingdon yesterday but I think it's finished off the engine very low oil pressure toward the end of the day and nursed home. I suspect the oil pressure relief valve got stuck open - hence some, but very low pressure that doesn't go up much above 1 bar with any revs Anyway, it now sounds like a tractor and turns over with no pressure. Il drop the oil to see if/what comes out, perhaps have the sump off to poke about. I hold out little hope for it. eBay have a few but I guess I take a punt on it being solid/serviced? Any thoughts or recommendations on where is good to source a new engine/maybe bottom end?
  13. MSE Abingdon Track Day - Fri 14th Jul

    Nice to meet everyone yesterday, hope all had a good day. sorry didn't get to say bye, I had to run as oil pressure fun continued so I limped home. Postmortem is a job for today!
  14. IVA pass

    Congratulations and a great time of the year to be on the road hope you enjoyed the first drive!
  15. MSE Abingdon Track Day - Fri 14th Jul

    Also now booked - look forward to it