Karlino Miata Was Thirsty, Had Bad Fuel Pump

There you have it!  The non-start issue was a bad fuel pump.  Apparently they don’t grow on trees for the NB edition of the Miata, as they had to have it shipped (slowly) from the northeast USA. So, after 4 days & nights without Karlino, this afternoon I went back to North Park Mazda paid for services rendered & drove home.  Here’s a shot of Karlino, content to be back in his driveway!

Karlino is content to be back in the driveway of the Racing Ready homestead!

Later this evening I started prepping Karlino for his fluids change to AMSOIL.  Since I’m an Independent AMSOIL Dealer, it makes sense to run the synthetic fluids I promote & sell.  The focus will be in 3 areas of my Miata’s drivetrain.  The motor, of course, using AMSOIL 100% Synthetic 10W-30 Motor Oil.  Also, I’ll be changing out the fluids of the transmission & the limited slip rear differential, both using AMSOIL 100% Synthetic 75W-90 Gear Lube.

Some of the AMSOIL products that will be going into my Miata, Karlino

I can’t wait, but I’ll have to.  🙁  I don’t have the appropriate sockets (kind of big, 19, 23 & 24 mm) for the motor oil, tranny & rear diff bolts.  At least I’ve got 3 new appropriate washers from the dealer.  Here’s a shot in my cramped garage showing the preparation for the fluids changes…

Karlino Miata, up on jack stands in preparation for an AMSOIL synthetics infusion!

Tomorrow it will be back to Harbor Freight Tools for more necessary toys, er, tools to complete my project.  I will need to get this all done tomorrow in anticipation of the March 14, 2010 SASCA Autocross.  This will take place at our new venue for this year, at the Blossom Athletic Center, just north of the San Antonio Airport.

Racing Ready is in preparation mode for this autocross…


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