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I'm very happy right now. I think I'm happy because of my car. Which seems odd given the recent accident, but not all that odd given other recent events. I had John give the Miata an oil change and look over it. John is a wonderful mechanic - if you need any work done on a Mazda or otherwise, give him a call - 913-1924 (J Long Autoworks). It turns out the Miata needs new brakes, the slave cylinder needs replacing, it has an oil leak, and there's another leak in the transmission, in addition to the tires and shocks I knew it would need. The brakes were put on the vehicle tonight. The slave cylinder and the part to fix the oil leak shouldn't be too much, so those will probably get done after my next paycheck. The shocks and tires will have to wait until after I figure out my taxes (I really should do that), and figure out how much I have in the bank... and... I really need new tires, and some of my shocks are leaking... It will get there when it gets there. :)

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eng1ne From: eng1ne Date: February 10th, 2004 06:47 am (UTC) (Link)

Car Happiness

I just recently realized that my car, a 1992 Acura Integra, makes me very happy as well. I've had many parts replaced, and it is fully repainted. Even though I've driven it over 50,000 miles at this point, its the car I've been happiest with.

It fits like a glove and it keeps trying for me. What more can I ask?
equiraptor From: equiraptor Date: February 10th, 2004 07:03 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Car Happiness

I'm hoping to eventually be able to ask at least a .95g skidpad out of mine... though I doubt I'll ever measure it... ;)
decibel45 From: decibel45 Date: February 12th, 2004 04:12 am (UTC) (Link)
I would hope he would have pointed this out if it was an issue but if the slave cylinder needs to be replaced because it's leaking it can ruin the pads and possibly rotor. Might want to check with him about it (or at least take a look next time it's in there).
equiraptor From: equiraptor Date: February 12th, 2004 04:24 am (UTC) (Link)

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He didn't say anything about it hurting the pads or rotor. The fluid would have to hit them, wouldn't it? The slave cylinder is dead in the middle of the car. He said the bad slave cylinder could cause the clutch to go out, and that was why it needed to be fixed quickly. Is there a slave cylinder in the brake system? I'm pretty sure this one is only related to transmission, but I may be misreading the information on miata.net...
decibel45 From: decibel45 Date: February 12th, 2004 05:08 pm (UTC) (Link)

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Ahh, ok, I was thinking you were refering to the brake cylinders in drum brakes.

Yes, most you have to worry about is having no clutch. Until you get it fixed you should keep an eye on the fluid level in your clutch resevoir.
equiraptor From: equiraptor Date: February 12th, 2004 05:11 pm (UTC) (Link)

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Exactly what he told me. And if I know what drum brakes are, Miatas don't have them. Pads and rotors, front and rear. :)
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