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Old 04-17-2012, 02:06 AM   #1
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Clean 92 Miata (MX-5), Stage 1 mod, with history and receipts
1992 Mazda Miata MX-5 1.6 MT 5-speed, well maintained
Clean title
Clean interior
Passed SMOG on April 11, 12
History and receipts (3 binders from 3 owners)!
Have a Car Fax report when I bought
California Car (no rust)
Has limited slip differential (LSD)
Clifford Alarm system 10.5X with remote central lock ($500)
New timing belt, water pump, thermo stat, belt tensioners, crank seals (front and back), cam seals, cam cover gaskets.
Change ALL coolant hoses, use genuine OEM Mazda parts + Redline water wetter
New radiator
New battery, Westco ($140)
Falken tires with road hazard warranty from Sears
Replaced soft top with glass rear window (will never degrade like plastic one), from Robbins ($600)
Always use fully synthetic oil (either Mobil1 or Penzoil)
30mpg combined
Modification and other maintenances
Racing beat exhaust system: power pulse connecting pipe, muffler, and Flying Miata (FM) catalytic converter ($780)
Fidanza aluminum fly wheel ($338)
Exedy clutch disc and clutch cover ($129) + rear main seal
Weapon R air intake ($180), still have all the parts of the original air intake
Long nose crank, no worries about crank damage
New air con and power steering belt, new alternator belt
Red Line MTL transmission and Red Line rear differential fluid + Redline water wetter
NGK Iridium spark plugs
Replaced new front rotors with Raybestos Professional Grade
Replaced front Bendix Brake pads
Goodridge stainless-braided clutch hose
Alloy wheels (From Miata NB)
Replaced clutch Slave cylinder
New Mazda competition engine mounts
New cam sensor o-ring
New Mazda OEM fuel cap
Brand new (not install) Mazda OEM spoiler, matched color (red)
New Axxis rear brake pads (not install)
And a lot more that I didn't listed here. Email me if you want more detailed history.

Miles 160,3XX, but has been well maintained and service regularly. Everything works (air condition, heater, power steering)! Just come and check it out.

What can be improved
Stone chips
Small dings around the car

Maintain by car enthusiast, I have two Miatas. This one is used by my wife, the other one is for track use.
Selling because moving out of the US, but I'm not in a rush since I won't leave until late summer. More pictures available upon requested



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Old 04-17-2012, 06:53 AM   #2
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The matience record on it seems very good, the aftermarket stuff is alright. I wouldnt recommend the alarm, they seem to cause more trouble then they are worth. The LSD in the 89-93 is not that great, and have been broken with stock power.
But other than that looks nice, enjoy it
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Old 04-17-2012, 07:37 AM   #3
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Seems like a good deal. He knows what the good brand parts are to use that's a plus. Trust me on this one, take the Weapon R intake and throw it in the trash. I made the mistake of dropping money on one when I first got my Miata. They do nothing but rob you of power.
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Seems like a good deal. He knows what the good brand parts are to use that's a plus. Trust me on this one, take the Weapon R intake and throw it in the trash. I made the mistake of dropping money on one when I first got my Miata. They do nothing but rob you of power.
really? if i leave it on, would it matter? never really did anything to my cars and i'm hoping to get into it after i make the purchase.
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It's not going to hurt anything, but it will rob you of a little bit of power. Mazda did a great job of overengineering the intake system, and even after 20 years, only one type of aftermarket intake has been found to make gains in HP, and it requires drilling a large hole in the firewall. The only time an aftermarket intake will help is after the application of Forced Induction.

Ultimately it's your call. If you like the shiny bling factor, and the slight growl at the sacrifice of some power, go for it. I did it for a few months, then went back to the factory intake.
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Welcome and nice find. Looks a lot like Diesels.
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Nice, that's the one that was for sale over in Palo Alto right? I thought about checking it out but it was a little far for me. Sounded really good though, congrats
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Got the car, but there's some rattling that's coming from the heat shield, according to the guy that sold it to me. Said it was a common problem. Can anyone clarify?
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here is a link to all the common miata noises
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Old 04-28-2012, 11:28 PM   #10
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I was SOOOOOOOO about to post that.
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