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Give a damn...GiveacarGive a damn...Giveacar Cars, they're a bit like kids; great when they're doing what they should be doing but when they keep acting up and costing you a packet you want to give them away :) Luckily for me when I was a kid and...


24 top tips for winter driving24 top tips for winter driving I don't know about you but I'm hoping for another Winter like the last one! I love the snow and I like driving in it too. So in anticipation of another long spell of deep snow covered roads, icy corners...


Have a free guide to buying a used MX5 on me...Have a free guide to buying a used MX5 on me... My smurf coloured MX5 is up and running again and beginning to shape up nicely - finally :)  There have been quite a few problems that could have been avoided if I'd had a bit more knowledge earlier on...


How to replace your soft top in two and a half hours...How to replace your soft top in two and a half hours... If it's the first time you've ever replaced the vinyl hood on your MX5, the bads news is you'll probaly need a weekend. On the other hand, if you've a bit of extra cash to hand you can call in The Soft...


How to improve an MX5 – wrap it in sunshine!How to improve an MX5 – wrap it in sunshine! When I suggested to a friend I was going to Union Jack Maurice, he said 'Why don't you wrap him?' I immediately thought how do you wrap a car? How many rolls of gift wrap would it take, can you get bows...


Changing the sparkplugs on an MX5

Posted by Maurice | Posted in Servicing | Posted on 04-03-2010


Today’s the day I begin in earnest – the sun is shining and I’m kitted out. Maurice has almost croaked and just managed to limp pathetically up the driveway this morning – it’s a sad sight on such a beautiful day. Anywho, crap happens as they say – no whizzing around with the top down for me today – bummer :(

How do spark plugs work?

Posted by Maurice | Posted in Diagnostics, Parts, Servicing | Posted on 21-02-2010


While I’m waiting for my service kit to be delivered – as Royal Mail are taking their time – I thought it would be a good idea not only to know what the ‘gubbins’ under the bonnet looks like, what it is and how to replace it but what it actually does. If I was [...]