Date Added: Wednesday 02 July, 2008
Got my lifters last week & installed them over the weekend. Unlike the other review, I found the finish (Chrome vs. Satin) to be fine. My main issue / concern is with the small black PLASTIC fittings supplied; they are supposed to be used to keep the METAL bracket in place and under all the tension / pressure no less.
Unfortunately, these cheap plastic "rivets" are utterly useless and do nothing to hold the metal bracket solidly in place. I will be visiting my local Mazda dealership in order to get something a little more rigid put in - let's hope the fix doesn't cost more than the lifters!
If mx5parts is reading this; do you have any suggestions? Can you send me something a little more "robust"?
If it weren't for these little black 'bits' of plastic, I wouldn've given a 5 Star Rating - otherwise, it's a 2 Star.
Rating: [2 of 5 Stars!]