My name is Chris in the UK, and have had my 5 since march last year and love my little mazda, great site, so far Iv only lurked around for 6 months trying to gain as much information from the massive amount of posts already on here So thought Id best put my car up on here and say hello!
This is as I got it
the same weekend I got it I changed a few little things
and gave it a service
and then drove it around like that all summer up till november where I took it off the road as I dont want to kill it over the winter.
The mazda got lots done over winter like:-
1. New clutch
2. Cambelt (got no proof of it being done on 128000 now!!)
3. Oil/coolant ect ect
4. Rear brakes
5. All filters
6. New exhaust (needed! 2nd hand if anyone has one)
Been trying to understand the process of turboing a mazda (wait till lower down and you'll see my other turbo cars :yes:
) the problems I have are understanding the electronics!
The reason why Im not use to dealing with Electronics on a car (although Im an electrical engineer lol) is that Im an imper at heart by that I mean hillman imps :P although if Im honest Iv been getting distracted by the mx
Hillman imps where made in Scotland in the 60/70ís.
this was my first major project imp
I spent a two years or so learning about what I was doing and making it better and better all the time to be honest I spent to much money in total but it gave so much back to me, so much fun, learnt alot, and managed to get a mag feature with cover photo.
In my imp owning time Iv had 13 or 14 cant quite remember at the moment this next one is my new project after spending lots of time engine and turbo wise the white ones body was getting worse so I changed it for this shell which only turned out to be a right lemon :(
so its changed a bit in the last two years trying to get it finished for this years shows but the 5 keeps getting in my way spending my money along with getting engaged and try to save for a house its hard to finish anything!
that was two years ago now its.....
its getting there now.
Anyway Ill stop posting none mx5 pics now as not sure if its fully accepted here and dont want to annoy anyone here on my first post
Sorry Iv gone on a bit just wanted to say hello properly and show you all who I am and that Im not someone on here just joined to ask how quick a turbo 5 is or how much power lol
So after all the work this winter I ended up with this! (Iv got lots and lots of build pics if anyoneís interested?)
Its been great fun driving her around up to now, but unfortunately its become obvious that Iím running lean and I believe its at full boost (can just hear some detonating I think! Was out on the motorway and ended up having a sporting drive with another 5, in 5th gear and high revs I heard some metallic sounds, not sure if it was detonation or not, so I took out the plugs and sorry about the picís but I think Iím running lean!
My set up currently is
Std Greddy kit
Boost gauge (not sure if reading correctly)
It holds a nice constant 5.5psi boost in all gears according to the gauge! So a little confused as to why Iím getting knock?
I would like to buy a Wideband kit and Knocklite but unfortunately Im now so strapped for cash its unbelievable! I was hoping that someone might be able to give me a little direction into what to do next? On an UK website I go on Iv arranged to buy some 1.8 injectors as I thought this might stop the running lean at high revs and then go from there really?
Thanks for reading