Date Added: Monday 19 February, 2007
When I bought my MX5 the clutch seemed a bit grabby, especially when you had some steering lock on. Not entierly convinced that this was all down to clutch, I decided to have it changed, to at least rule it out of the hunt. This website and my mechanic both advised the replacement of the spigot bearing, which at the price seemed like a no brainer.
Very good advise, because when the gearbox was removed, the spigot bearing was shot and the clutch on its last legs. The new clutch has transformed the car and solved all the problems. What was before, just OK to drive has now become the car it should have always been.
From the website picture, I had expected a Nipparts clutch, but got a Japanese made alternative. This was not really a problem, as it works well.
My only problem and the prime reason for leaving feedback - My mechanic was not that MX5 savvy and like a fool, It didn't give him the default warning about unzipping the rear window before dropping the roof. In fairness, as the work was 99% under the car it didn't really cross my mind.
However, to make the removal of the centre console a little easier, he dropped the roof and yes - as you have already assumed, this plus the fact it was a cold February day was more than the 9 year old back window could stand.
So please, please make a mental note - the rear window replacement is a £150 that you really didn't want to spend, plus a big 3hr pain to fit. So at the risk of teching your mechanic to suck eggs, it really is worth just mentioning that the window un-zips.
Right, back to that pig of a back window replacement !.........
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]