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Re: GWR NC MX-5 Hood Lift Kit

Posted: Fri May 19, 2023 9:19 am
by RogerW880
erikv wrote: Fri May 19, 2023 9:01 am Search by length and then look for higher ratings for pressure/weight.
UGH! It is homework like this that makes me miss my work deadlines. :lol: :lol: :lol:
Oh, well. Not like I will get much accomplished on a Friday anyway :P
Thanks!

Re: GWR NC MX-5 Hood Lift Kit

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2024 1:11 pm
by RBNetEngr
I just installed this during a lunch break. The whole process, including getting the tools, took maybe 15 minutes. When first installed, the struts made a groan/squeak noise as they were compressed. But if you open and close the hood several times, the noise stops.

One critique on the instructions - in mentioning of bolts to be removed to install the brackets, it seems odd to refer to the bolts by THEIR LENGTH rather than the size of the hex head, which would determine which socket to use. Yes, the instructions state that you need a 10mm and a 12mm socket, but when I read the instructions, pointing to the bolt and saying it is a 6mm bolt, it was confusing because I see a 10mm bolt. The fact that it is 6mm long is meaningless while it is installed. Same for the 12mm bolts in the hood, which are listed by their 8mm length, too.

But the photos were clear and easy to understand.

Re: GWR NC MX-5 Hood Lift Kit

Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2024 5:54 am
by njaremka
RBNetEngr wrote: Wed Apr 03, 2024 1:11 pm I just installed this during a lunch break. The whole process, including getting the tools, took maybe 15 minutes. When first installed, the struts made a groan/squeak noise as they were compressed. But if you open and close the hood several times, the noise stops.

One critique on the instructions - in mentioning of bolts to be removed to install the brackets, it seems odd to refer to the bolts by THEIR LENGTH rather than the size of the hex head, which would determine which socket to use. Yes, the instructions state that you need a 10mm and a 12mm socket, but when I read the instructions, pointing to the bolt and saying it is a 6mm bolt, it was confusing because I see a 10mm bolt. The fact that it is 6mm long is meaningless while it is installed. Same for the 12mm bolts in the hood, which are listed by their 8mm length, too.

But the photos were clear and easy to understand.
Believe it or not, but a 6mm diameter bolt will have a 10mm socket head, and an 8mm diameter bolt will have a 12mm socket head. Pretty sure that's the reference in the instructions, not the length.

Re: GWR NC MX-5 Hood Lift Kit

Posted: Sun May 12, 2024 11:21 am
by EricK710
I installed the hood lift kit and have been loving it, but I have a noise problem. The pistons push up on the hood even when it's closed, and this causes the hood to vibrate at the latch when the engine is idling. The hood acts as a soundboard so it can be noisy. I have done the 2.5L conversion with balance shaft delete and polyurethane motor mounts, so that is likely a contributing factor as well.

Does anyone else have this problem or have suggestions on how to stop it? I tried greasing the latch but that didn't really do anything.