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Prototype Sound Clips – ND Miata Intake, Part 3

We want to be absolutely sure we are designing an intake that will provide what the MX-5 enthusiasts crave from such a product – sound, throttle response, looks, and of course, driving feel and performance. Our prototype is still in the testing process so we do not have dyno results quite yet. Instead, to hold everyone over till our next, more substantial update, we have some sound clips of the prototype being tested on our Dynapack. Keep in mind, this is just a prototype and does not feature any finalized production-quality components. We just wanted to … Continue Reading ››

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 ››

The Prototype – ND Miata Intake, Part 2

The Engineering Department here at Mishimoto has been buzzing with activity around our new Miata intake design. We’ve just constructed a prototype pipe and box, bringing us even closer to dyno testing! Let’s walk through the process. It’s extremely important we pay close attention to detail on this project. From the beginning, we knew this box had to be made of aluminum, not steel, which is much too heavy. We also decided to utilize the factory air duct on this setup, so the box has an inlet accommodating that component.

Airbox Construction

The next few images show how we went … Continue Reading ››