well,travelled to oswestry to view the car on the train,4+ hours,but on the plus side i came away with my car , she's a 1998 1.6 roadster in "chaste white ?" what ever that means,with just 39k on the clock,imported sept 08 so not been here 4 years yet hence the body work is spotless,sills/arches nothing (finger wiping clean lol),infact looks like nothing,need to sort a rust proofing session somewhere in w/yorks ?, Roof is on it's way,but he did say that in the ad,so going to sort another out sooner rather than later, any yorkshire recommendations ?,drove her home 130 miles no problems,well impressed,infact if this cheesy grin doesnt go i'll have to have my teeth whitened.....here's a rip from the ad...
mx5 roadster jdm "special package" mk2 ?
COMPLIMENTED WITH 'CHARCOAL' CLOTH/VELOUR SPORTS SEATS,BLACK VINYL HOOD WITH HEATED GLASS REAR WINDOW
'VERY RARE' 15'' JDM 'WEDS' LENSIO LIGHT-WEIGHT ALLOY WHEELS !!!
5 SPEED MANUAL,POWER STEERING,'TORSEN' LIMITED SLIP-DIFF !!
TWIN AIR-BAGS,FACTORY OPTION 'MAZDASPEED' FRONT SPOILER WITH DRIVING LAMPS !!
FACTORY OPTION BODY COLOURED MUDGUARDS !, STAINLESS STEEL SILL TREAD PLATES
AIR-CON,ABS BRAKES,ELECTRIC WINDOWS, MIRRORS AND AERIAL !!!
'KENWOOD' QUALITY CD STEREO SYSTEM !! UPRATED DOOR SPEAKERS
FACTORY FOLDABLE WIND-BLOCKER,CARPET OVER-MATS !
and now a few pics..............
now a couple of questions arising from my journey home....
1.oil gauge in centre of dash,is this pressure or temp ( i've no handbook ) ignition on,nothing,start engine cold or hot and needles on the max,never moves ?? temp was ok,just over centre all the way back, anyone any ideas ?
2. drivers side roof clip doesnt seem to snap locked like the passenger side, it popped slightly on the way home,push it back and it doesnt seem to "click" in, is it adjustable ?
3. and finally, battery is a new one,3 months ago, i read that it should be a gel battery,from the look of the top with what look like the top up caps i'm gathering its a lead acid, any likely problem leaving it,or is it a wallet emptying job while its still open lol
right, 130 miles in the rain,suns out now,its buckets and sponge time... Ian.