Targa Miata
August 19, 2011 - Lots of little jobs on the car today.
Mostly exciting things like wiring in a permanent power supply for the intercom and installing a wideband air/fuel gauge in the car. Plus some nut-and-bolt checks and other glamorous jobs like an oil change. But I did take a few minutes to put this little guy together.
entry 915 - tags: maintenance
August 23, 2011 - Going over the whole car has revealed a few potential weak spots.
Such as this cap for the heater bypass, for example. It's only a few months old - I installed it when I put the engine in - but I suspect it had been on the shelf for quite some time. Check out that cracking. It might have made it through the race, but there's no guarantee. So I replaced it with a brand new one out of a fresh package, seen on the right here.
Interestingly, the slightly larger cap that is installed right beside it was put on at the same time. And it was fine.
entry 921 - tags: maintenance
February 15, 2012 - Time for an oil change.
Yes, that's 7 quarts of Redline oil you're looking at. And it's quite an adventure getting all the oil lines emptied out.
entry 1015 - tags: maintenance