I was partially successful in my upgrade to AMSOIL fluids in my Miata, Karlino.
They say 2 out of 3 ain’t bad…
I was able to switch out the rear diff gear lube & the motor oil with AMSOIL products, but I could not get the square fill hole nut for the transmission to budge. I tried a couple of different methods but was not successful. Even though the car was up on stable jack stands, I’ll have to say I was a bit in fear of my life under there. So, I will have to take it to a local AMSOIL dealer who owns a quick lube shop nearby.
Now I know why guys hate changing oil on Miatas, there is no one easy way to get at the oil filter. I went in from the top & even had a decent filter “socket” for my lug wrench. But, it was still an ordeal to both remove & replace. Note the oil filter “rash” on my arm below…
As to participation in tomorrow’s autocross, I’m thinking I will have to pass, unfortunately. The inside treads of ALL 4 of my tires are almost smooth. Now I know the next item to save up for, while I still have to pay off the fuel pump repair.
Today’s “self-mechanic” experience taught me something today – I’d never make it as a mechanic. I’m so damn slow… at least Racing Ready tries to make up for that slowness with speed behind the wheel on the autocross course.