Mazda MX-5 Miata 1.6 Enthusiasts Workshop Manual (Paperback)
Veloce Publishing, 9781787111745, 368pp.
Publication Date: August 15, 2017
Author Rod Grainger set out to create a new kind of owner's workshop manual - friendly, easy to understand, easy to use, and yet more detailed than any other manual currently available: two years later, the Mazda MX-5 Miata 1.6 Enthusiast’s Workshop Manual was the result. Rod, and fellow enthusiasts Pete and Judith, stripped down an MX-5 in an ordinary domestic garage using ordinary tools and, in the process, took over 1,500 step-by-step photographs. The result of all this work is a superbly detailed text which passes on to the reader every detail of important jobs, including how problems can be overcome without resorting to special tools. This manual even tells the reader the size of nuts and bolts so they can start work with the right tools and all clearances and torque values are given in the text as the reader needs them. At paragraph level, a unique symbol system provides cross-references or tells the reader that there are helpful associated photos, drawings and tables. The dreaded words "reassembly is a reversal of the dismantling procedure" are banned, and every task, from changing a bulb to rebuilding the gearbox, is described in full. Besides detailed coverage of maintenance and repairs, this manual includes advice on rustproofing, cosmetic tuning and mechanical tuning. Rod's manual was prepared with the assistance of Mazda, and it applies to all 1.6 litre models built between 1989 and 1995. Most of the manual is relevant to later 1.6 litre models, too.
About the Author
Rod Grainger, the Publisher at Veloce, has been involved with automotive publishing for forty years, and has written a number of car-related books including several workshop manuals. Rod thought the design and concept of the Mazda MX-5 was inspirational and that it would attract owners interested in maintaining, repairing and improving their cars. Also that such owners would appreciate a different kind of technical manual, one aimed at enthusiasts, and written in a friendly, jargon-free, even humorous manner.