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Old 04-20-2015, 03:38 PM   #22041
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Could we get someone to photoshop Marks luggage rack over the the trunk of the ND and cover up the shark fin?
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Thread is locked now. I was really pleased with this effort:

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Old 04-20-2015, 04:06 PM   #22043
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Thread is locked now. I was really pleased with this effort:

I am impressed. I am a little sorry I caused that thread to get locked, but really, Mark set himself up for it.
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Excellent effort, all. I got a good chuckle out of those.
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This technology will be the next 'enabler' in the machining field over the next decade. Much like NC was to manual machines and EDM to the world of die/mold making.

Incredible how much it promises to lower the cost of manufacturing.

GE announces first FAA approved 3D-printed engine part
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Old 04-20-2015, 06:30 PM   #22046
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To be honest, I'm kind of excited for the launch of the ND. There's a good chance that in 10 or 12 years I may buy one.
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Old 04-20-2015, 06:41 PM   #22047
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I am seriously working on the wife already. As soon as I find a decent used one, I'll probably jump on it.
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Old 04-20-2015, 06:56 PM   #22048
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I stand a very good shot at getting authorization to buy one. The wife has always had her sights on a red FD, but after seeing the nightmare$$$ that my friend has gone through since he bought one she's a bit less enthusiastic about it.
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What do you think? All smoke?

Automakers to gearheads: Stop repairing cars
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Lol i wonder if they are also pushing this on old cars too or only if they are pushing it on new ones from 2015+. I doubt it will ever pass however i wouldnt throw the idea completely out since there are many just as stupid things that are passed all the time.
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Old 04-21-2015, 02:36 AM   #22051
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My brain hurts after trying to read those m.net threads. Wow.
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While I'm sympathetic to the concerns of automakers as to the ambiguous liability situation created when an improperly repaired or modified vehicle causes our contributes to a serious or fatal accident, congress would need to repeal the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act before this could have any chance of happening.
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On the ND. I 'may' bite (shark pun) in 2017 for one.

Going over what specs we have I can say I'm not pleased with the LSD being only club package and upper.

I'd like the least amount of bells & whistles of creature comforts, Focus on only the driving experience.

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+1 to wifey for wanting an FD.

Why not a LS swap... nightmare?
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Going over what specs we have I can say I'm not pleased with the LSD being only club package and upper.
Ironic, I agree, that it isn't on the Sport model, but this is hardly the first time that Mazda has packaged a LSD in moronic ways on the Miata. If I recall correctly, on the later NBs you had to buy a package consisting of leather interior, keyless entry, BOSE radio, power windows and the automatic butt-massager in order to get it.

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Protip:

If your Miata has power door locks and the passenger side stops working, it's probably due to a bad micro switch in the driver side door lock.

That micro switch is not available from the dealers (they sell tha entire lock assembly for big bucks), and you need to break the switch open to get the exact code (which is ABJ141041).
Still, dealing with that switch is a major pain which involves taking the door apart and removing the glass and the entire lock assembly.

You can, instead, just get a 5 wire "master door lock actuator" for 5 to 10 bucks, install/wire it in 10 minutes, and cut/connect the 3 wires that go to the micro switch to that actuator.



Done.

tl;dr: my locks are working now.
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Protip:

If your Miata has power door locks and the passenger side stops working, it's probably due to a bad micro switch in the driver side door lock.

That micro switch is not available from the dealers (they sell tha entire lock assembly for big bucks), and you need to break the switch open to get the exact code (which is ABJ141041).
Still, dealing with that switch is a major pain which involves taking the door apart and removing the glass and the entire lock assembly.

You can, instead, just get a 5 wire "master door lock actuator" for 5 to 10 bucks, install/wire it in 10 minutes, and cut/connect the 3 wires that go to the micro switch to that actuator.



Done.

tl;dr: my locks are working now.
Wait you lock the doors on your Miata? In 10 years of ownership I think I can count on 1 hand how many times I have locked the doors, and I think the majority of those were accidents.
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My drivers door wont unlock with the remote. Seems like an actuator problem since it tries to force it open, just cant fully unlock it. Any tips on that?
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Mechanism is probably gummed up.
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My drivers door wont unlock with the remote. Seems like an actuator problem since it tries to force it open, just cant fully unlock it. Any tips on that?
See that rod above the actuator in my post?
You need to adjust that rod.

There are screws you can loosen on that rod. Loosen them, hit unlock on your remote, and then manually unlock the door, and that should synch things up.

You need to remove the door liner (cover?) for that, and that takes less than 2 minutes.
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Wait you lock the doors on your Miata? In 10 years of ownership I think I can count on 1 hand how many times I have locked the doors, and I think the majority of those were accidents.

Almost never locked my doors in the US.

I lock them over here even if the top is down, and I have installed a pretty good alarm/remote starter (Avital). It's a 2 way thingie, and the key fob goes off when the alarm goes off.

These cars are VERY rare over here, people usually mess with it out of curiosity.
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