Harry's blue Mazda 2!

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Harry's blue Mazda 2!

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Harry gets around :lol:
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Re: Harry's blue Mazda 2!

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Whizzp wrote:
Mon Apr 25, 2022 9:41 am
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Confused here! You live in Doncaster and Ben in Lancaster yet you found yourself in his neighbourhood when you went to Newcastle. My brain cannot put that geography together!
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But I will do it now to save people confusion :)
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Re: Harry's blue Mazda 2!

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Ok, so since I got the car, I noticed the clutch pedal was clicking almost every time it is pressed. Was expecting to need a new pedal assembly honestly but after some digging, it turns out it's not only a common issue, but generally seen as the normal for these things :lol: so - Mk. 6 fiestas and all of this generation of Mazda 2 have the same ford clutch pedal and accompanying parts, so that's a stupid amount of cars on the road with an annoying click it seems :giggle:

Anyways! Makes it easy for me because they make a little spacer specifically for this it seems, and it just fills up the entire gap that the clutch pedal plunger thing used to have to move across and make that click sound as you press it down. So pop that on, tighten the grub screw and pop the original C clip back on the end of the bar (probably not needed now and overkill, but might aswell!) so now it's all snug - buttery smooth and no click [-X :lol:

I mean, I just don't quite get how it got designed and left like that? Surely all the chaps testing them heard the click! #-o anyhoo, it's fixed now, and I can change gear in peace ;)


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Re: Harry's blue Mazda 2!

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I suspect it relates to the length of your legs and whether your left knee hangs out when driving.
If so then the press action on the clutch has an element of side-thrust which would promote the clicking.

This is certainly a factor in RX8 clutch pedal assemblies cracking, as most Japanese has short legs and they assumed that the action would be straight down.

The fatigue test rig that does millions of operations, in preproduction testing, didn't have any side-thrust element #-o [-X
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Re: Harry's blue Mazda 2!

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Yeah, now I think of it, I do tend to have my leg out to the left more, so inevitably i'll end up kicking it to the right slightly, aye. Probably do the same in the 8 too :lol: but! The clicks gone for now so that'll do, and hopefully shouldn't damage the plunger at least, even if my sideways kicking ends up being the demise of the pedal bracket. If I end up kicking the pedal into oblivion and damage it, i'll have to find a breaker and swap it out ;) :lol: not the end of the world hah! :p
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Re: Harry's blue Mazda 2!

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Ok, so got a bit of time this evening to go over some bits on the 2! As per a couple of posts back, I had done an oil change where the old oil was seriously dirty/black, and so I grabbed another bunch of oil and whatnot, also recently got a stash of crush washers, only had one spare last time, so now I have a load as they work on both the 2 and the 8 8) :lol: living this lavish life I'mma be changing them every time I touch that drain plug! :thumright:

But yeah, back to the 2, got it up on stands, raised the front coilovers again to a more reasonable height, now it's roughly even with arch gaps on front and rear instead of being absolutely slammed at the front, (you can see how much clean thread is now exposed :lol: :lol:)

Really happy with the underside, as there's barely any rust whatsoever, and having covered just shy of 120k miles, it's doing good! :mrgreen:

I think my next job will be faffing in the rear drums, I have been noticing a pulsing sound from the rear when driving, no difference in feel and still drives/brakes well, but as I had it in the air I spun both rear wheels independently and they're both rubbing on part of the revolution. Never had to faff with drums, so Whether it just needs adjusting/cleaning or I need new hardware in there, not too sure. Need to do some research on that one before I let loose :-k :lol:

Anyways, here's some photos ;)

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