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  1. Hi, My personal details (as well as a substantial portion of other members) are being hosted on someone's personal website - this website has been indexed by google and as such my email, address and mobile number are publicly accessible!! I am assuming this is the website of a member here? http://tonyrichey.com/guest/Alan/Tiger/RHOCar%20Members.pdf First of all, who thought that this was ever a good idea?! I am failing to see any reason why such a list would be hosted the way it is. Even if there were a legitimate need for this to be done then it needs to be behind some sort of authentication and certainly not accessible to web crawlers. I'd also like to know how this information was retrieved in the first place, if the member is not a forum admin then how did they get this data, and if they are an admin then why are they hosting this information? Does anyone know who this member is so I can contact them to get this removed asap
  2. John Ashley exhausts in Walsall are brilliant, they did mine for the zero, really nice guy and knows what he's talking about
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    Starter Motor

    Looking at my diagrams i think the fuse is a remnant of the old mx5 starter circuit which had the starter signal also going to the ecu, seeing as i dont have the original ECU then i have no need for this so I will remove it and see what happens. I've checked the earth points, I have yet to check the actual starter itself but I think that is the next step - the solenoid contact was rather corroded and I cleaned it as much as i could but it might need a new connector. With regards to the relay I remember reading somewhere that the mx5 starter motor has the relay and solenoid bundled together on the back of the motor
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    Starter Motor

    ignition switch to solenoid, with a 10amp fuse in between
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    Starter Motor

    Sometimes when starting the engine the starter motor will just make a click sound and nothing will happen, yet after repeated tries of the push button it will suddenly catch - however it can also send up blowing through 10amp fuse on the starting circuit - could both of these be the same issue? Is it a starter motor problem or a circuit problem?
  6. someone can probably clarify but I'm pretty sure they have to be on the widest part of the car, which is why it's usually the wings
  7. I haven't been able to verify that the diff is moving, mainly because I don't have the strength to test it without lifting the car off the jack/axle stands at the same time. I'm going to put the tube in as a precautionary measure as it will only take a couple of minutes
  8. I think I'm going to try steel tube spacers, see if I can hammer in a 1mm wall tube or something to take up any slack. I'm still going to convert to a transducer off the cable though if i can assure myself I'm not going to run into the same problems as zach and snap the drive pin all the time
  9. Na this is a Mazda zero. I can't physically move the diff, but I'm wondering if the 1-2mm wiggle room in these bolts (which are crunched right up) is enough to move the diff slightly as the torque produced under load is much more than I can test just by pushing my weight against it
  10. thanks, I think I will get a cable made up from speedy cables though as the mx5 gearbox has a smaller speedo cable mounting hole than standard I believe - this way I can also customise whether I want right angled drive etc
  11. I jacked the car up last night and checked the diff mountings. The two bolts underneath are correct bolt sizes however there is probably about 1-2mm of wiggle room/play in them (I mean between the bolt and the edge of the shaft, considering that the tolerance for the speedo sensor is also 2-3mm, could this be why the sensor is coming into contact under load? As the gap will be taken up as the diff tries to rip itself away
  12. Is the transducer just a standard 12v feed, earth and signal? I don't have a cable at the moment so I'd have to get a replacement speedo cable. Would the transducer fit any speedo cable?
  13. That's what I'm going to do, I need to look at routing options though as the cable outlet from the gearbox is very close to the tunnel walls
  14. Yeah diff is secure, it's all metal washers too, no rubber that could be flexing or anything
  15. Yeah that makes more sense than what I was thinking! So I should be ok then I have MX5 based, so mx5 diff, there are no suitable mounting points for me to fix a bracket to the diff, that would be my first choice. And then the driveshafts are push in so no bolts or anything to read off at all
  16. yeah that sounds like a better set up, one of my previous solutions involved aralditing some magnets to the prop further down and taking the reading from there in the hopes that there was more room to work with but they only lasted a few days before flying off, I don't know if the bond didn't take or what
  17. I'm looking to convert my digital speedometer to receive its signal from the gearbox instead of a magnetic pickup on the driveshaft. I've gone through about 3 sensors so far where they have come into contact with the driveshaft while driving. Currently the magnetic pickup is mounted to a bracket that is fixed to each side of the tunnel, i have the sensor secured in position and it is a perfect distance to clear all rotating objects and still sense the magnets. However, when the car experiences a bit of torque or a sudden change in momentum, i.e starting off from a standstill, putting my foot down, engaging and relasing the clutch etc, I hear a brief clunking where the sensor is obviously coming into contact with the driveshaft. Is it possible that the frame is warping under load and causing the sensor to be pushed towards the driveshaft? Because it's a fixed point coming into contact with another fixed point and I can't understand why. I've had enough of replacing sensors though and I'm looking to convert to mechanical originating signal. I've spoken to speedy cables and they can easily put something together for me, I just want to double check that my logic is correct with the signal - my gauge requires a number in pulses per distance, I think it's pulses per mile. The transducer on the converter speedy cables supplies outputs 8 pulses per revolution. Is the number of revolutions of a mechanical speedo cable affected by the gear you are in? I.e if you are doing 60mph in 5th gear, does the cable spin slower than if you were doing 60mph in 4th gear? It sounds like a silly question typing it out but I want to check before I spend a fair amount of money on a converter that won't work with my gauges
  18. I have noticed this too, as I was originally planning on changing the backlight colours. As best as I could tell the only way would be removing the bezel and going through the front, but I don't think it's possible without breaking something, or that its possible to even put it back on after. I think they're like integrated LED's in the speedo and tacho though so even if you did get in then its not going to be a simple switch out like a bulb
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    Warning Lights

    I think nelmo means dash warning lights? If so then its rear fog light, brake test light (I.e handbrake), and hazards? I'm not sure if any of the others are mandatory?
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    anyone have any experience of running a polo fan with mx5 engines? i currently have one in, but i have been looking at getting an aluminium coolex one as the polo one just looks miniscule for the size of the engine.
  21. ok i've got it, somehow it was filtering to only topics i was following! can't believe I didn't catch that
  22. Hi, Is the "new content" feature broken for anyone else? It's broken on mobile and desktop. Well.. I assume it's broken because it just says no new content, when there is..
  23. good one in the midlands is bailey performance, bit of a way away but great service - dale would definitely sort you out
  24. definitely agree with buy the best you can afford, i went through about 3 before then switching to a memfast one that was about twice the price of a standard one but it hasn't missed a beat, its not a pull type either so access in small areas is great too
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