All posts tagged miata

First oil change

I purchased the Miata almost a year ago, and it was time to change the oil. Since I had never done it before, I expected it to take longer than normal as I would need to familiarize myself with the process. It was quite easy to drain the oil, but removing the installed oil filter took a long time and I struggled with it, but eventually got it off. This post describes step-by-step how to do it.

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Painting the Wheels Red

The wheels I bought earlier were from different cars, and I wanted to paint them bright red to get a unique look on my silver Miata. It took about 12 hours of work spread across 3 days to get it done. In this post, I describe how to paint wheels at home for cheap.

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Samurai Sword Shifter Knob installation

I saw a Samurai sword handle shifter on a friend’s JDM import and decided to get one for myself through eBay a few weeks ago. It arrived today from China and I installed it in 5 minutes.

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Replacing the Air Filter

Changing an air filter in the Miata is really easy. Below in figures 1 and 2 you can see the two latches around the intake that need to be opened with a simple flip as see in Figure 3.

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New Floormats

In keeping with our post on installing new pedals on the Miata, I had ordered new Better than Factory floor mats from Moss Miata which turned out to be quite nice looking and similar in design to the original Miata mats from Mazda, as seen in Figure 1 below.

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