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2008 - MX-5 - General Information

SERVICE CAUTIONS

Injury/damage Prevention Precautions

Protection of the Vehicle

Preparation of Tools and Measuring Equipment

Special Service Tools

Malfunction Diagnosis System

Disconnection of the Negative Battery Cable

WARNING:

Oil Leakage Inspection

Using UV light (black light)
1. Remove any oil on the engine or transaxle/transmission.

NOTE:

2. Pour the fluorescent dye into the engine oil or ATF (or transaxle/transmission oil).
3. Allow the engine to run for 30 min.
4. Inspect for dye leakage by irradiating with UV light (black light), and identify the type of oil that is leaking.
5. If no dye leakage is found, allow the engine to run for another 30 min. or drive the vehicle then reinspect.
6. Find where the oil is leaking from, then make necessary repairs.

NOTE:

Not using UV light (black light)
1. Gather some of the leaking oil using an absorbent white tissue.
2. Take samples of engine oil and ATF (or transaxle/transmission oil), both from the dipstick, and place them next to the leaked oil already gathered on the tissue.
3. Compare the appearance and smell, and identify the type of oil that is leaking.

4. Remove any oil on the engine or transaxle/transmission.
5. Allow the engine to run for 30 min.
6. Check the area where the oil is leaking, then make necessary repairs.

Removal of Parts

Disassembly

Inspection During Removal, Disassembly

Arrangement of Parts

Cleaning of Parts

WARNING:

Reassembly

Adjustment

Rubber Parts and Tubing

Hose Clamps

Torque Formulas



Torque Unit

Formula

N·m

N·m × [L/(L+A)]

kgf·m

kgf·m × [L/(L+A)]

kgf·cm

kgf·cm × [L/(L+A)]

ft·lbf

ft·lbf × [L/(L+A)]

in·lbf

in·lbf × [L/(L+A)]


A
The length of the SST past the torque wrench drive.
L
The length of the torque wrench.

Vise

Dynamometer

NOTE:

SST

Example (section 01-60)

Example (except section 01-60)



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