Engine Stripdown

Decided not to drive the car any more until I got to the bottom of the engine knock – even though it was fairly light, I didn’t want to risk further damage & expense. So, took the engine out complete with subframe. This is a tedious job since Mazda didn’t design the car for easy… Continue reading Engine Stripdown

Engine Issues

I’ve been using the MX-5 almost as a daily for the last few months. It’s driving well but a couple of new problems are becoming apparent. Firstly, there’s some smoke on first start of the day and it’s using a lot of oil. Secondly, there’s a slight knock from the engine at certain RPMs but… Continue reading Engine Issues