Last post on Oct 18, 2006 at 8:46 AM
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#344 of 372 Re: Importing 2006 MX-5 to Canada [bast2000]
Aug 07, 2006 (7:57 pm)
I have finally successfully imported a 1993 Miata to canada.
The bumper mod cost $780 cdn at a Mazda dealer. The daytime running lights I did myself with a wiring mod.
I had the federal inspection at Canadian Tire and it passed. Then I had the provincial inspection (British Columbia) last week and it passed. It is finally lisensed and insured. The biggest hastle was dealing with RIV. You have 45 days to successfully import the car to canada, but after 3 weeks, I had not heard from RIV and called them again. They emailed the form to me and I had only 2 weeks to have the mods and inspection done. Between the mods, duty, taxes etc it cost an extra $2000 but it's worth it.
Contact me if you want any help.
#345 of 372 Re: Importing 2006 MX-5 to Canada [bast2000]
Aug 10, 2006 (4:19 pm)
One thing I forgot to mention. RIV requires you to contact Mazda, give them the serial# and they will send you a reply as to what you have to do to comply with Canadian standards also if there are any outstanding recals.
#346 of 372 93 Miata dying while driving
Aug 13, 2006 (8:56 am)
My Miata has 192K miles and has been relatively maintenance free until two days ago. When first starting it died once but when on the road it dies if you put the blinkers on or turn on the head lights. It cannot be re-started until the blinkers are canceled and or the head lights are off. Until I figured out why every time I changed lanes the engine quit it was fairly exciting on the Calif freeways. Needless to say the car is parked and I am trying to figure out if I have a harness, computer, or other problem. The car crank fine so it is not a weak battery. Any thoughts?
#347 of 372 New Miata Owner
Aug 13, 2006 (5:42 pm)
Today I became the proud owner of a 1999 silver and black Miata! 28k miles and in overall excellent shape. Female owner. A california car I believe. The only fly in the ointment is a one inch tear in the top. Can anyone recommend a product to reair it? Thanks!
#348 of 372 Re: Bose problems [manybmws]
Aug 13, 2006 (7:57 pm)
base can be set from nil to full, and still get this horrible distortion. There is no change in volume when car is moving. Only way to hear radio as speed increases is to do it manually. Nothing in manual that you can program this other than 'on' and off', and this is all I have been able to do. Service rep at dealer was an ahole and refused to illustrate programming though he clams it can be done. Have you done this? Menu I call up is same as shown in manual for autopilot units.
#349 of 372 Re: Bose problems [vegasresident]
Aug 13, 2006 (8:00 pm)
yeah, I agree re: electronics. This is what got the Germans in trouble. I question the hardtop in this car too. I love throwing the top off in <5 sec, so, to me there is no need. Many of those roofs look like a sea of trouble to come.
#350 of 372 Re: Slow Acceleration and Uphill Struggle [reuban1]
Aug 17, 2006 (5:37 am)
I used to own a 91 miata and it ran like crap, plug wires solved the problem, they were no good from the factory after 20,000 miles.
#351 of 372 Re: 93 Miata dying while driving [randallvjones]
Aug 21, 2006 (11:00 am)
Ditto on the spark plug wire suggestion. Beyond that it could be the alternator, since it seems to be related to electrical.
#352 of 372 Re: New Miata Owner [kneisl1]
Aug 21, 2006 (11:01 am)
For a while I got away with using some silicone caulk on my top, that sealed it well enough to stretch it for an extra year or so. Use very little and then add a layer if needed.
But if the top it brittle it'll keep cracking. If yours is original it's 7+ years old, and they only last up to 10 years if you're lucky.
#353 of 372 Re: 93 Miata dying while driving [ateixeira]
Aug 21, 2006 (2:40 pm)
Thanks for all the great ideas. Turns out it was water in the gas tank. Drained it, added a drying agent and filled it up. Runs great!!