eOnlyWay #22
the Mazda Club's
Online Newsletter
sent to members of the MC

'97 Miata of Greg The MC is North America's oldest and largest club for all Mazdas vehicles. The Club was founded in 1988 and offers color magazines, emagazines, technical advice, member recommendations on service, body and parts sources, registration of your Mazda, a tradition of service and FREE member classified ads that appear in the Only Way magazine AND on the MC website (www.mazdaclub.com).

I hope you are enjoying the season!! Be sure to send us any comments and/or suggestions. We suggest you print this out for ease of reading and for reference. Please send us any photos and /or stories of your car for the next issue.

Note: The next printed issue of the OnlyWay will be mailed to our members that receive the printed version.

(top photo: '97 Miata of Greg)

Frank Ochal, President

This issue contains:
Classified Ads
Events Calendar
Mazda Gallery
In the News!
Technical Section - Questions and Answers
Club Message Board, Photo Gallery, Blog and Social Networks
Club Store Items
Club Information

YOUR AD CAN APPEAR HERE
 (Check the ad rates section of our website for details)


Classified Ads

VEHICLES FOR SALE

1979 Mazda RX-7 GS, blue, manual 5 speed, upgraded electronic ignition, new alternator and radiator, added racing seats, no AC, radio shorted out, original owner, under 200,000 miles, $2,000 willing to negotiate, must sell. 540-222-3782, location Malibu, CA *

1985 RX-7 1985 RX-7. Red, 5 speed, all original, multi trophy winner, true showroom condition. Many pics available. Send email if you are serious and I will forward the pics. Asking $6800.00. This car is worth more $. It is in new original condition. email: toronado1972@aol.com , ph: 541-846-6622.*

1990 RX-7 1990 Classic Red RX-7 roadster. Very clean interior, looks great, runs great. 2nd owner, never driven in winter. Convert top in excellent cond, orig BBS wheels. Orig stereo w/working headrest speakers. Leather buckets and steering wheel. Always garaged. Well maintained. $5500 O.B.O. 847-414-6574. IL

1991 Mazda B-2500 pickup truck. Nice truck, w good body. 4-cyl auto. Runs fine w/good tires. Want to go to good home. Best offer-(Have over $2000.00 invested.) Clear title. Call: Paul TerHorst at (cell) 847-558-9732 in Mundelein, Ill.

1993 RX7 Basic, 10,700 original miles, one owner, intelligently babied, caringly maintained, always garaged, silver, black leather, immaculate inside and out, literally like new. Photos available. Jim 303-355-3957; sarava@ix.netcom.com .

 2005 RX-8 2005 Mazda RX-8, 45,500 miles, 6 speed transmission, super nice car and has salvage title. email: guthrie.clay@yahoo.com or 864-918-6625.

OTHER ITEMS FOR SALE

Convertible Tops: 1989-2005 one piece top, fixed vinyl window - original material - Black or Tan $189. One piece top, fixed glass window $260. Rain Rail $110. Hold Down Cables $35/pr. Hydro-E-Lectric at 941-639-0437, or www.hydroe.com . (next 11 issues)

Factory Mazda Shop Manuals, Wiring Diagrams & Owners Manuals. NINE HUNDRED different Mazda book & manual titles available & in stock for sale starting at $6 and up. Alex Voss, 4850 37th Ave. So., Seattle, WA 98118, 206-721-3077, alex@books4cars.com .

Mazda original sales brochures, showing all models except RX-7; ALL PRICES PER YEAR. 1970 - ‘75, $18; 1976 - present, $15. Also 1979 - ‘92 RX-7 color catalogs, $18; 1993 same, $30. 1993 RX7 factory printed hard cover book, history of RX7 and development of 1993 motor, $35. Add $4.95 shipping to all orders. Walter Miller, 6710 Brooklawn, Syracuse, NY 13211. 315-432-8282. fax: 315-432-8256. www.autolit.com . *

Parts for your Mazda at http://partssearch.mazdaclub.com. Also parts most other vehicles! (in each issue)

WANTED

None in this issue.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

None in this issue.

Swap meet ads are free to MC members.  Ads appear on our website, in the printed OnlyWay, in the emailed eOnlyWay, on the club website message board and on Facebook and Twitter. For others and for commercial suppliers the rate is $10.00 for 35 words or less.  See more info in the AD RATES area of our website.  (* appeared in last issue)


Events Calendar

see list on the show and calendar sections of the website
message board at http://board.mazdaclub.com


Mazda Gallery

MX-6 of Fernando Montiel

Miatas of Hector Pacheco

MX-6 of Fernando Montiel

Miatas of Hector Pacheco

323 of Camilo Laverde

'99 Protege of Garrett Kellum

323 of Camilo Laverde

'99 Protege of Garrett Kellum

RX-7 of Brian Page

RX-7 of Brian Page


In the News!

2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata

2015 MX-5 Miata Concept 2015 MX-5 Miata Concept 2015 MX-5 Miata Concept Fiat and Mazda have officially inked the deal which will retool the MX-5 (aka the Miata) as Alfa Romeo’s next open-top sports car, expected to hit showrooms in 2015. The agreement was first mooted back in May 2012, and will see the as-yet-unnamed Alfa Romeo droptop eventually go on sale globally; meanwhile, Mazda will also offer its own version of the car, the next-gen MX-5.

Although the two cars “will be based on the architecture” of Mazda’s new Miata model, there will be some key differences in what ends up on sale. Beyond the differentiated styling – unconfirmed, though we’re hoping Alfa Romeo doesn’t stray too far from the delectable 2010 concept by Pininfarina, shown here, although we wouldn’t argue with a convertible version of last year’s Disco Volante concept either – each marque will slot in their choice of engine.

Both versions will be produced at Mazda’s Hiroshima plant in Japan, and feature rear-wheel drive and two seats. For the Japanese firm, it’s a chance to squeeze as much value as possible out of its new design and manufacturing investment, vital if the compact droptop is to be financially viable.

 For Fiat, meanwhile, Alfa Romeo has been struggling for some time, and the deal means producing “a modern interpretation of the classic Alfa Romeo roadster” needn’t be quite so impractical. Initial plans to reintroduce the brand to the US market later this year have been delayed, however, with the Alfa Romeo 4C now not expected to debut in North America until sometime in 2014.


Technical Section - Questions and Answers

Please note: Questions and answers are provided for information and advice purposes. No liability either express or implied is assumed by reliance on the information presented either by the writers or the MC.

Some or all of the below is from our message board at http://board.mazdaclub.com and on our Facebook Group at www.facebook.com/groups/mazdaclubusa. This is just a part of what appears there and in the member magazine.

Also be sure to see our message board on our website for immediate help from fellow members.

Q: My 1982 RX7 (12A engine) idles very slowly (~500 rpm) right after the choke goes off. The temperature gauge shows that the car is fully warmed up. This slow idle goes on for 5-10 minutes whether it just sits and idles or it is driven. Then all of a sudden it idles at the proper 750 rpm and idles OK until the next time the car is cold and goes thru a warm up.

One other thing I have observed is that when the slow idle condition is occurring, it seems like the tachometer drops quickly when it goes from driving into the slow 500 rpm idle condition versus dropping slowly to 750 rpm when it works properly.

Any inputs as to what might be causing this to happen would be appreciated.

Dexter

A: Idle sensor possibly. I had a similar situation with my 323f RX-7. Not too sure if this is the same. Try the simple things - clean out the sensors, clean air filter, clean throttle body. Write if you have solved the problem. Would be nice to know.

Desmond Deakin


Club Message Board, Blog, Photo Gallery and Social Networks

Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/mazdaclubusa
Facebook Page:
www.facebook.com/themazdaclubusa
Twitter:
www.twitter.com/mazdaclub  

Club Message Board at http://board.mazdaclub,com
Club Blog at http://blog.mazdaclub.com
Club Photo Gallery at http://photos.mazdaclub.com

The club has a message board can be accessed it through the club website at http://www.mazdaclub.com  or directly at http://board.mazdaclub.com . We have a members only section of the message board. Members can request club membership to the Message Board by making the request in the form of a reply on the message board or by email to us.  This allows you to access the MEMBER ONLY QUESTION & ANSWER and UPKEEP & PERFORMANCE HINTS area.  It also allows you to post items in the FOR SALE and WANTED sections as well as post photos in the MEMBER PHOTOS area. You must first register for this Message Board site.  Be sure to include your membership name along with your membership number if known.

The club has a new photo gallery located at http://photos.mazdaclub.com . The same login is used for the gallery as the Message Board. Members can download photos directly to this gallery.

The club also now has a blog located at http://blog.mazdaclub.com . Members can publish items or comments to the Blog by logging on as a member.

Also you can now find us on the popular networking sites such as FACEBOOK at www.facebook.com/groups/mazdaclubusa and www.facebook.com/themazdaclubusa and on TWITTER at www.twitter.com/mazdaclub


Club Store Items

Additional club merchandise including the following can be found at our Fieldhouse Club Store located at www.fieldhouse.com/mazdaclub .

 

 

 

 

Men's

Women's

Youth

Baby & Toddler

 

 

 

 

 Dress Shirts

 Dress Shirts

 Sweats

 Tees

 Jerseys

 Jerseys

 Tees

 Onesies

 Outerwear

 Outerwear

 Polos

 Outerwear

 Pants

 Polos

 Outerwear

 Accessories

 Polos

 Shorts

 Jerseys

 

 Shorts

 Sweatpants

 Shorts

 

 Sports Shirts

 Sweatshirts

 Dress Shirts

 

 Sweatshirts

 Tees

 

 

 Tees

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bags

Headwear

Accessories

Featured Items

 

 

 

 

 Backpacks

 Baseball Hats

 Gift Cards

 New!

 Briefcases

 Other Headwear

 Novelty

 Top Items

 Duffel Bags

 Youth Headwear

 Blankets

 Seasonal Items

 Tote Bags

 

 Towels

 

Technical Sections

A complete copy of all the Technical Sections, topics, questions and answers published in the OnlyWay from 1998 to 2007. Available on CD-ROM only for PC or Mac. It is indexed by category such as electrical, suspension, etc. for easy reference and accessibility

Copies of technical topics published from 1998 to 2007 by the MC on CD-Rom, indexed only in pdf format for PC or Windows.

Available from the MC by ordering on the website at http://orders.mazdaclub.com or on the order form contained in each issue of the OnlyWay. $10 plus $5 S&H.

OnlyWay Issues on CD

You can have the past years of the OnlyWay easily accessible on your computer. Indexed by issue. These publications, which are no longer in print contain numerous and diverse articles and photos. Enjoy all the entertaining and informative stories that you can no longer get anywhere else and at a reasonable price.

Complete past issues of MC OnlyWays published from 1998 to 2007 by the MC on CD-Rom only in pdf format for PC or Windows.

Available from the CC by ordering on the website at http://orders.mazdaclub.com or on the order form contained in each issue of the OnlyWay. $10 plus $5 S&H.


Club Information

Remember the main MC website (at http://www.mazdaclub.com) always contains the following items which are updated after each eOnlyWay is sent out:

Club Message Board at http://board.mazdaclub,com
Club Blog at http://blog.mazdaclub.com
Club Photo Gallery at http://photos.mazdaclub.com

Classified ads are located at: http://www.mazdaclub.com/mcclass.htm
Members car photos are located at: http://www.mazdaclub.com/mcphoto.htm
and MORE IN THE
MEMBERS ONLY SECTION (at http://www.mazdaclub.com/members.htm) including tech staff contact info, spare parts listings, member recommendations on shops and complete copies of the Only Way.

You can also renew (or join) (at: http://www.mazdaclub.com/mcapp.htm) or order regalia or store items online (at http://www.mazdaclub.com/mcstore.htm).

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