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#1081 OFFLINE   The Moog

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Posted 11 May 2018 - 08:46 PM

looks good as new - nice work :)

there are captive nuts in the chassis rails which should correspond roughly to the mounting brackets, I think I just looped the ends with a bit of fuel hose and clamps when I removed the old leaky one - hopefully will be fairly obvious where it goes.

Is it in front of radiator or behind it?
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Posted 11 May 2018 - 11:21 PM

in front of the radiator (other side from the fans) just inside the nosecone, next to the horns
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Posted 12 May 2018 - 04:40 PM

So some steps forward but many back.

Took opportunity to try and fit Pas cooler today. I couldnt see how it is going to mount so thought it would be easier to remove the rad.

This is becoming a common sight.
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One of jubilee clips was fun* to get at 1a3904ed7826b4f9ddc2b7b81f752663.jpg

Once off the car I noticed that one of the hoses had been leaking and they are all past best.
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New hoses ordered - will need to get some new clamps as well.

Flushed rad whilst it was off 3cd44caec0be024d85045201947dcc55.jpg

It's not in bad shape
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Cleaned up metal pipe and sprayed as last time.
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With it all out I still can't work out how the cooler mounts. There are some captive nuts either side but don't seem to close to how it should fit.

Laid out
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Captive nuts
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Having a Google there is a dearth of pics online to show how it fits.

What am I missing?
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Posted 12 May 2018 - 04:45 PM

TUBULAR!!!!!!!



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Posted 12 May 2018 - 07:49 PM

I'll have a look at mine when I get in from work and post a few pics - those coolant hoses are probably 5-6 years old so ready for a change.
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Posted 13 May 2018 - 02:03 AM

I suspect the reason there aren't many photos of this is that it's a bugger to take them in such a confined space :)

It looks like you need to move the cooler nearer to the front of the car, the brackets should line up with the captives shown here

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The cooler passes underneath the chassis rail and attaches on the wheelarch side of the rail, passing back through on the diagonal to the area in front of the radiator (blue line represents the chassis rail)

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The tricky bit is getting the open ends diagonally through the gap in the corner

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One end of the cooler attaches just under the reservoir

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I can't see where the other end attaches without crawling underneath but it must be pretty close by

As you can see, mine is pretty shoddy but doesn't leak so is being left alone for now :)

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 06:28 AM

Thank you very much - your a gent. Will have another poke and prod today.
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Posted 13 May 2018 - 07:15 AM

Mmmm , scalped knuckle day then !


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Posted 13 May 2018 - 10:34 AM

The sun shone, the rain stayed away and with mild cold I cracked on this morning

GMs pictures were an inspiration as I had been looking too far back to mount the cooler.

First things first off with the undertray. Bolts and screws are rusty but being Japanese they still unscrewed
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Located the mounting points and where it had to thread through the chassis rail. That was a fiddly job threading it through.
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Boom - it fits. I gave the nuts a quick spray to stop them rusting . 91445cb3efcd7a325aa0f5e9673d0eb1.jpg

The cooler was sort of rubbing on the metalwork
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So improvised shield created
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Pipes popped out in engine bay
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After some fiddling and putting pipes on different parts it is all plumbed in.
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That looks like it will rub on alternator belt but when the PAS reservoir is bolted down it gave a fair amount of clearance.

I have taken to using hose clamps which are great - much less hassle than jubilee clips and less likely to over tighten.

The cheap hose clamp tool I bought hasn't fared well. Probably worth splashing out for a good one.

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So just waiting for new coolant hoses before fluids (should be wednesday) and then test run.


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Mounting points on front cross member.
Easiest way is remove radiator
Drop undertray including side wheel trim
Thread the pipes through the chassis rail at the side - bit fiddly and need 3 long arms
The coolant pipes will pop out straight under the PAS reservoir
Bolt to front cross member and also at side of chassis rail by reservoir
Connect pipes to steering rack and refill
Reattach radiator and undertray
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Posted 13 May 2018 - 10:48 AM

nice one, glad that the pics were of use.

imagine the fun* you would have with the radiator still in place :)
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Posted 17 May 2018 - 01:20 PM

My new cool hoses turned up today
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I was very excited as it means I could put the car back together before autotesting on sat.

First off to Halfords for coolant and clamps.

Back home and all hoses wrangled on, radiator back in. Something was leaking - tightened all the clamps but then spotted this

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Everything undone and yep little hole IMG_20180517_102554.jpeg

After many swear words expoxy applied and left to cure
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Will attempt to get it all back together after work tonight
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Posted 17 May 2018 - 06:14 PM

Is there enough slack for you to push the pipe further into the silicone hose and cover up the pinhole/ push the hose on extra far so the epoxy is held in place by the hose?


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 06:29 PM

blue hoses ?

what a pain in the arse but at least it's an easy fix. you could cut a ring off the old hose and clamp it over the hole if the epoxy doesn't work ?

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 06:30 PM

Nope sadly not. I am hoping a day in the sun will make it rock hard!  If not tape will be applied - it only needs to hold for saturday. 


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 08:17 PM

Well the poxy expoxy didn't work. I think it was a bit old.

Of course I only found this out once the car was back together and filled with coolant.
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So all back apart and tape applied to fix it (getting good at this)
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Fill up with coolant and start car..... And yes ... Another leak appears a bit further up in pipe.

Nothing for it but all apart again and judicious use of tape to seal it.

After letting it idle there aren't any drips.

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Took it for a run - the power steering cooler is getting warm and no leaks obvious there.

Fingers crossed that is it ok for tomorrow.
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Posted 19 May 2018 - 03:40 PM

Crossed fingers isn't enough.

Day started well enough with this
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Get to Autotest and we have a nice bunch of mazdas.
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Oh what's this
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Pipe still leaking so that wasn't a great start to the day.

Add to that about 2/3 through the day PAS started making funny noises it wasn't great.

Topped it up at NJGLeeds garage and steering back to normal.

Although by time got home this had started happening.
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It is suspiciously coming from the PAS Cooler.

I am hoping that it is user error and I haven't tightened something but I think it might be a hole.

Rad will have to come out - new coolant pipe and then potentially remove the cooler or find alternative.

On flipside managed to get from a start time of 1.04 down to 58 seconds over the course of the day.

Only issue was that stopping on the line at the end was a challenge - might need to take a look at brakes sooner rather than later.
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Posted 19 May 2018 - 07:40 PM

Not user error - cooler has sprung a leak and this was masked by coolant leak.

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 09:56 PM

Ugh...this perfectly exemplifies why when I took the entire engine bay apart on the Lada, as soon as I ascertained that all new pipework and fittings were available at no massive cost from the factory, that I was just going to replace the lot. Just saves so much hassle in the long run.

Metal coolant pipes were the single biggest thing I had trouble with on the Cappuccino as well. Seem to recall a lot I wound up pulling off and replacing with 10mm copper microbore heating pipe, which I established was "close enough" to do the job. It was that or pay ludicrous prices for pre-formed steel.
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Posted 19 May 2018 - 09:58 PM

Ugh...this perfectly exemplifies why when I took the entire engine bay apart on the Lada, as soon as I ascertained that all new pipework and fittings were available at no massive cost from the factory, that I was just going to replace the lot. Just saves so much hassle in the long run.

Metal coolant pipes were the single biggest thing I had trouble with on the Cappuccino as well. Seem to recall a lot I wound up pulling off and replacing with 10mm copper microbore heating pipe, which I established was "close enough" to do the job. It was that or pay ludicrous prices for pre-formed steel.

Funny you say that Mr Njgleeds suggested that I replace the cooler with copper pipe as quicker and a known quantity.
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Posted 19 May 2018 - 10:07 PM

Especially as stuff like this is now readily available.

Link here

Fully copper versions exist too. The sort of thing I keep in the toolbox as it's a bloody lifesaver occasionally!

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Posted 20 May 2018 - 12:49 PM

That sucks - but at least it held out during the autotest, did you take any video of the runs ? Ive only done a few but they have all been immense fun, I really should make the effort to do more.

That flexi pipe that zelandeth links to might be a good plan, would you need to make a flare on the ends though ?

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Posted 20 May 2018 - 04:02 PM

Didn't do any videos as they always look slow and quite boring.

A new mx5 cooling pipe is about £150 which is silly. So copper maybe the way forward.

Mr Tickman said that the one pointed out above may suffer from work hardening so probably best to stick to copper.

I can then use the mounting points in the front (and the p clips) - running hose from resorvoir and feed from pump. Mr Njgleeds might even have the pipe for me.


As a displacement activity from marking dissertations I took all the gubbins out again. Hoses stuff full and then rubber gloves for protection.

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Posted 20 May 2018 - 05:09 PM

Flare on the ends is probably a good idea - bit I never had any issues on any of the cars I've done this with. Just make sure you use decent hose clips and you should be fine.

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Posted 20 May 2018 - 10:21 PM

That sucks - but at least it held out during the autotest, did you take any video of the runs ? Ive only done a few but they have all been immense fun, I really should make the effort to do more.

That flexi pipe that zelandeth links to might be a good plan, would you need to make a flare on the ends though ?


I replaced a low pressure pipe on my OH’s pas system with copper tubing, I soldered an olive on each end to give the pipe clamp something to grip onto.
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Posted 07 June 2018 - 10:34 AM

One of the minor irritations on the 406 is that the fuel flap doesn't open on the lever.

Pull handle and this happens
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The previous owner used a screw
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Which didn't work so well. Onto eBay and purchased a massive pack of springs
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I only needed one but didn't quite know the size.

Suitable place found f6fd5be1e37bdc613f6879e8be530a5c.jpg

And boom
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So anyone in Lancs needs to borrow a spring then let me know... I have 199 for you to choose from.
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Posted 08 June 2018 - 03:34 PM

Mx5 tickling today - big update with pics (if they work)

So last time we left it sitting in the naughty corner after doing little wees from PAS and Coolant.
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Let's start with PAS Cooler. A replacement steel one is about £140, which seemed a lot of money for a bit of metal. As mentioned previously copper tubing was the way forward.

Some 10mm pipe ordered from eBay for princely sum of £8 delivered, plus some 10mm olives and 2m of reinforced fuel hose. Total was £17 all in.

So first attempt to start making the pipe - I decided to replicate the main run of the old steel pipe.
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I used plastic hose to follow the layout of the steel version and get the lentgh. Then got the pipe benders out (first time of using them)
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I was too busy focusing on the bend ignoring rest of pipe and ended up with
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Fucksticks. Replacement pipe would be another £7 or from Screwfix £20. Instead I got some solder rings, cut off the kink and made this
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Pleased with myself I trial fitted it, it slotted straight it
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You can see where I have ended the pipes earlier than the steel version.
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I had tried soldering on olives then slipping fuel hose over but it was far too difficult.

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Instead I went for just straight pipe.

Warming it first
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On and clamped
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The hose was so much easier to use than the old steel pipes.
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Posted 08 June 2018 - 03:51 PM

Coolant time now.

I couldn't find a new coolant pipe online as places seem to be out of stock, so took the chance on a £10 secondhand part.

Old one bb2fb3e539e7f290517cfa3b0a93b81e.jpg

New secondhand one
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Wasn't in the best of shape and was a bit crispy inside but miles better than what I took off.
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Outside was given a wire brushing and stacked with wire wool, whilst i had a cunning plan for inside.

End taped up
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Other end taped
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Then slowly rotated the pipe ensuring that all the rust treatment went every where inside.

After 10mins of that drained it out
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Coated the outside with rust convertor
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This left a white film once it had dried. I gave it a good brushing then sprayed it with some primer I had knocking about, leaving it in the sun to dry.
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Once that had gone off a bit I hit it with artic white paint I had sitting in garage from the Corsa.

To speed up the process I also applied a little heat gun action
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Another couple of coats like that, then taking advantage of missus Moog beingat work I lobbed it in the oven for 30 mins to bake
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Out and cooling
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Was pretty pleased with the outcome, hopefully it is less likely to rust through now.

Starting to refit the coolant hoses
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All topped up with fluids and then a quick blezz over to see Mr NJGleeds and no drips!

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In total including fluids I reckon it cost about £50 to fix both things - hopefully not something I will need to do again.
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Posted 08 June 2018 - 09:29 PM

Excellent work there - so much effort put into that coolant pipe, it should last forever now :)
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Posted 10 June 2018 - 11:51 AM

Last night I ended up in a rabbit hole on the internet looking at Speediunio.

It is a DIY engine management system that you can add to the Mx5. It allows for more control over engine including a wide band sensor.

Loads of info online about how to set it up and use, including some base maps.

Quite fancy having a go at it, more as a learning experience than anything else.

An additional benefit is that once you move over to the system itis the first step to turbo/supercharging.

Anyone else had a try with these?
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Posted 20 June 2018 - 10:34 PM

Drinking and buying is always quite interesting. A box from China came today that I don't remember ordering.

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It's a set of tpms for the mx5. I vaguely remember thinking they might be a good idea to see if they do track pressures and temps. Checking eBay it was only £29 or so.

The module itself is tiny... Size of packet of fags
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Apparently is solar powered and can be run off fag lighter.

Instructions are usual mix of interesting sentences.

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So far they look alright. Will fit it at the weekend and update this accordingly.
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