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What do YOU want to do, In The Garage?

This is the place for information, instruction and inspiration about all the things that make your Miata special.  Its about detailing, maintenance, up-grades and modifications that you may want to do or are just curious to learn about.  There are articles and videos from members about how they do things and interesting articles / videos that members have found.  Check back often for updates.  

Disclaimer:
Note the information in these articles is not reviewed or approved by Mazda nor the Northcoast Miata Club (NMC) and should only be followed at the user’s own risk and only if the user is comfortable with the tools and procedures explained.   The NMC does not accept any liability for damage or injury as a result of utilizing  information in these articles.  Common sense and safety must be first.

Modifications and Upgrades:

Performance upgrades:
Miata ECU Tuning Part 1  – by Rich Velardo – 7/2018
Miata ECU Tuning  Part 2 – by Rich Velardo – 7/2018
Tire Review – by Rich Velardo – 8/2018

Other upgrades:
Installing Backup Camera – by Rich Velardo  – 7/2018
Adding a Roll Bar – by Daryl Baker – 4/2016, updated 9/2018
Custom Wheel Center Covers – by Rich Velardo 9/2018

Software:
Android Auto and Apple Carplay, which allow apps on your smartphone to display on the Info Display in the dash, will be coming to some Mazda models in 2019.  A flash update for some previous year models MAY be available – but as of 9/15/2018 details have not yet released by Mazda.  Check back for details as they are available.

OBDII Reader review   by Bob & Diane Wildo – 8/2017

Maintenance:

Bleeding Brakes with pressure bleeder by Rich Velardo – 11/2017
Tire issue in WV – by Dave Baker  – 8/2014
Centering an Off-Center Steering Wheel – by Rich Velardo  – 5/2014
Battery Service –  Battery acting strangely? -by Rich Velardo  3/2014
Headlight Polish by Rich Velardo  -3/2014
Winter Headlight Project by Rich Velardo  -2/2014

Other Sources:

Also, you can find many other articles on maintenance, modifications and other items of interest at the following:

Mazda Motor Sports in their  pages on Tips
Miata.net in the General pages and Garage pages
Flying Miata also has technical information at on their website

 

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