Flyin' Miata Tech Tips Archives
Dear Miata addict,
You may be wondering what our background is and how we are qualified to
offer you advice....I have been in the automotive repair business since
1979 and established The Dealer Alternative, Inc in 1983. Until the Miata came out
we didnt let anything in the door but Porsche, Audi and Volkswagens.
As soon as the Miata was introduced I bought one and started bringing
it up to Porsche style performance. Ive tried (and am still experimenting
daily) most things that can be done to Miatas. We
now own quite a collection of Miatas, from almost-stock toys to full-out
racers. You can see them here
If you have any topics that you would like
to see covered in a tech bulletin, please feel free to e-mail me.
Please feel free to use these tips in club
newsletters, etc. Please let me know ahead of time. I would appreciate
being given the credit (or blame..)
Bill Cardell, Big Cheese Dog
A special thanks to Jim Hemphill and Gary Fischman for their ideas.
The official disclaimer: Whatever tech tips we offer are based on our
own experience with, and study of Miatas. Unless otherwise stated, our
procedures are not factory approved. We assume no liability
for the use or misuse of the information offered.
Hot transmission tunnel
- shift boots!
Intermittent tach and power problems
Suspension clunks and noises
ignition timing for the 1.6 litre engine.
Setting ignition timing for
the 1.8 litre engine. (to be used in conjunction with 1.6 instructions.)
Ramblings on ignition timing and fuel
Brake adjustment. (and how to recover
from a stripped adjuster)
Suspension improvements and what they do.
'99 seat travel, early car wind noise.
J&S in-car wiring.
Schall's crankshaft article
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