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#4345 of 4364 Mazda Miata passenger side small water leak: help
Dec 20, 2010 (5:43 pm)
I have a 2002 Mazda Miata. First time I 've had a leak. It is my passenger side, small leak, but now the foot board is getting soaked, any advise?
#4346 of 4364 Re: Mazda Miata passenger side small water leak: help [cruznsuzy2002]
Dec 20, 2010 (8:08 pm)
If the leak is above the windshield on the passanger side, buy some 1/2" closed cell foam rod, sold at WalMart as window insulation, and with the top down, squeeze it down between the two rubber gaskets that should bear against the top material when the top is raised. If the leak is at the top of the passanger window, insert a rod of the same closed-cell foam in the round rubber gasket that the raised passanger window-glass pushes against to seal the top/window junction. You may have to cut a little slit in the round rubber gasket to slip the rod into.
I've had to do both repairs on my 2004, and the sealing effect has also decreased wind noise by sealing the top properly.
#4347 of 4364 Re: Mazda Miata passenger side small water leak: help [cruznsuzy2002]
Dec 21, 2010 (7:21 am)
I'd have the HVAC system checked if it's down in the foot well.
#4348 of 4364 get more leg room in your mazda mx-5 (91-97) can this be done ?
Nov 27, 2011 (1:00 pm)
Getting more leg room in your Mazda mx-5 (91-97)can this be done? i got a 91 for my lil girl 1st car . Now she got a family and out grew it . Dad bought it back to fix/beef it up but i need a wee bit more leg room . Please help me and I think a ton of others that love this lil' car . I am making it into a monster miata . Thats the beefing up part lol
#4349 of 4364 Re: get more leg room in your mazda mx-5 (91-97) can this be done ? [bubbacus]
Nov 27, 2011 (1:59 pm)
What a great idea! I don't know how your going to accomplish more leg room, but still a great idea.
#4350 of 4364 Re: get more leg room in your mazda mx-5 (91-97) can this be done ? [bubbacus]
Nov 29, 2011 (7:49 am)
Try simply removing the dead pedal. That takes care of the left leg. I modified mine (2008 model) to move it about 3/8" back.
For the right leg, some people cut the pedals and add spacers to move them back, and away, but I never tried it.
#4351 of 4364 Replacement Tire Advice
Aug 21, 2013 (5:20 am)
I've just purchased an used 2002 Miata LS with about 70,000 miles and the car came with a well worn set of Dunlop Direzza DZ101 tires, and I'm looking to replace them with all-season tires. I've visited Tirerack.com, and there are only two all-season tires came up in the size 205/45/16: Continental Extreme Contact DWS and General G-Max. I'm an avid Michelin tires fan, as I have them on my other three cars, but Michelin do not make this size tires.
Any recommendation would be greatly appreciated.
#4352 of 4364 Re: Replacement Tire Advice [navyguy1990]
by Claire@Edmunds HOST
Aug 21, 2013 (9:27 pm)
You might also want to ask the folks in the Tires, tires, tires discussion.
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#4353 of 4364 Re: Replacement Tire Advice [Claire@Edmunds]
Aug 22, 2013 (2:35 am)
Thank you. . . Will try the Tires discussion board. Based on lack of maintenance related discussions on this board, I guess I've made the correct choice in buying a Miata over any other convertible.