Tag Archives: 2016

Mazda Miata ND Oil Cooler R&D, Part 3: Initial Data Collection

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Mishimoto Mazda Miata Oil Cooler Kit!

The most exciting part of product design happens during the final stages. Product testing reveals any flaws in the design and also provides insight into possible adjustments for enhanced performance. In addition, testing validates our existing design and makes all our efforts well worth the time spent. So far, our team is having a great time developing new ND Miata parts. Our ND Miata oil cooler kit will be no different. Since the stock vehicle with … Continue Reading ››

ND Miata Catch Can R&D, Part 2: Bracket Construction

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Mishimoto Mazda Miata Baffled Oil Catch Can Kit!

In our first segment, we removed all components within the 2.0L intake system to evaluate oil contamination. Our findings indicated that a reasonable amount of oil was making its way into the intake manifold through the PCV system. Not only was this coating the manifold, it was producing buildup on the valves themselves. A catch can install is an easy way to slow this progress, which is exactly what we will be working on … Continue Reading ››

ND Miata Oil Cooler R&D, Part 2: Bracket Completion and Sandwich Plate Details

Interested in purchasing our new ND Miata direct-fit oil cooler kit? Check out our product page linked below!

Mishimoto Mazda Miata Oil Cooler Kit!

  Not long ago we posted some initial details regarding plans for our direct-fit Miata oil cooler solution. We’ve been hard at work on our design, with hopes that our end product will provide optimal oil temperatures for track junkies.

Final Bracket Design

Last time, we constructed two mounting brackets for our kit. We prefer three mounting points for optimal rigidity. This Miata oil cooler is going to see quite a bit of airflow, so we want to … Continue Reading ››

ND Miata Catch Can R&D, Part 1: Evaluation of PCV System

Interested in purchasing our new ND Miata catch can system? Check out our product page linked below!

Mishimoto Mazda Miata Baffled Oil Catch Can Kit!

  If you’ve been keeping an eye on our blog or posts on the forums, you would notice some recent attention on ND Miata R&D. We have big goals to improve air inhalation for the 2.0L by way of a high-flow intake system, and we are knee deep in an awesome oil cooler setup, which will keep fluid temperatures in-check during track driving. Although this project might not be as neat in terms of testing … Continue Reading ››

Stock System Review – ND Miata Intake, Part 1

If you read our blog, you’ll remember a short while ago that we did a quick dyno test on a brand-new, fully stock 2016 Miata ND. That’s not all we had planned for this little roadster. We put our Engineers to work on upgraded intake. Take a look behind the scenes and follow our progress as we bring our intake design to life. Mazda has pulled out all the stops for this brand-new MX-5. Auto manufacturers rarely make the next generation in a specific vehicle line lighter in weight. With the rapid increase … Continue Reading ››