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    We (still) have a 1996 M Edition, now with 130,000 miles, and have rejoined the club after an absence of — oh — how many years?  Lots has changed on the site, it’s great.  Looking for advice about length of time between timing belt changes.  Glad to be back!  Drew and Kate Smith

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    • Ace
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    Glad you are back again…looking forward to seeing you at one of the 3 upcoming activities on the schedule

     

    Joe

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    Yes! welcome back to the fold! My take on the timing belt issue is this: How much do you value NOT getting stuck on the side of the road? I prefer not to, so I would do the job 9-11 years regardless of mileage. But if it breaks, you won’t need a new engine like so many modern cars, only a tow.

    I too look forward to seeing you folks at an event soon. Maybe even the tech day at my house on the 27th???

    Dave

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    Dave,  Thank you for your welcome!  I had signed up for the tech day at your house today.  But I am not going to make it, I am sorry to say.  I had kidney surgery last week, and while I am feeling much better, I’m still in some discomfort and never can be sure when I will suddenly need a bathroom, and so I don’t think the wisest decision would be to have hopped into our Miata and set out for New Milford from Bloomfield.

    I will miss coming to the event.  Thank you for your advice concerning timing belt replacement.  Since our belt was last replaced eleven years ago (2009) I plan to call our local dealer (Liberty Mazda, Hartford) and schedule for it (and the water pump) to be replaced.  Although they push to have lots more work done that I think the car needs, whenever they’ve done work, it has been right the first time.

    Again, Thank you.

    Drew Smith

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    • Ace
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    Sorry that you missed yesterday.  There were a bunch of cars, and people, in attendance…like 17 or 18 cars.

     

    Before heading to Liberty…PLEASE reach out to either me or Dave…we would be more than happy to help out a fellow Clubmember in a difficult situation

     

    Please drop me, or Dave, a private message with a phone number that we can reach you at.  This is something that we have done many times on NA Miatas…

     

    Joe

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