|April 25, 2007 - More evolution of the Miata.|
These are two examples of the bracket for the power steering pump. The smaller, lighter version is actually the original. The large, thick version is the "upgraded" later design. What prompted that? I'm really curious about why Mazda decided to double the weight of this part - was there a rash of failures from excessive belt tension?
The two threaded blocks are also from different applications. They're dimensionally the same and interchangeable, but the lower one is significantly heavier. Ahh, Miata trivia.
tags: weight loss, interchange