Okay, so my Mazda is still in the garage being worked on, and the nights are drawing in so I’m working on some “catbait” 🙂
Some cute things about my cat include when it knocks at my office door when I’m not in there… and also at night when I go to the loo and it won’t let me go back to sleep as it wants to lay on my chest like it did when it was a kitten (bad habbit) but it’s furry and warm so I don’t mind! He won’t shut up until I lay flat either!
Whilst you’re reading this far, please take a moment to sign the following petition: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/168135
Having worked and been associated with Club 85 in Hitchin for many many years, I know first hand what it’s like having people move in to the locality of a long established music venue only to complain about noise levels. To add, most venues need to follow local council regulations for noise anyway. Eg. After 12 or 1 am the PA has to be turned down/off.
You may be thinking that I’m running out of content, which may be partly true, but I tend to find that if you’re running your own business or trying to send items Europe-wide or international, that this may help!
I find that the best services I’ve found for service, both delivery and customer service, are Royal Mail and DPD/Interlink Express.
The online tracking interfaces and websites for both of these services are without a doubt the best I’ve come across.
Then we move on the best to avoid list; I try and steer clear of Yodel and DX Delivery if I can help it. I don’t know how long it takes for them to understand but they have undoubtedly the worst service. I honestly don’t know how you can fail such a simple service. I believe with Yodel the problem lies with the self drive policy.
Hope this helps…
I was about to name the title of this as “tuning a Mazda” but as mine currently sits being worked on by Track Tek I renamed the post to “running a Mazda…”.
This is going to be an ongoing piece to try and help others with getting their car up and running with an aftermarket ECU (in my case a Megasquirt PnP), and wideband AFR, (in my case Innovate LC-2).
I am going to try and list my “not to do, don’t skimp, you are better paying some money” list but can’t guarantee how quickly I will get this post done as it’s going to be a matter of starting from the beginning for me too.
Only until recently have I enlisted professional help in getting the car properly sorted. The initial build I did on my parent’s drive with the help of my Dad but it has gotten progressively more extreme to the point where I can’t use it as a daily driven vehicle. Hopefully when it is back up and working I’ll be able to work on it to the point I can drive it to work once a week at least 😉
Mantra – if it’s turbocharged, and modified, especially where it doesn’t come from the factory as such be prepared to spend some money!
To be continued…
Scruffy back, with rudimentary boot lock (looking to fit drift spec latches). Custom 3″ downpipe back catless exhaust with 4″ tip)