As you might have guessed from my previous post, I need a new battery. After sending some emails around, and getting ridiculous prices, I decided to order the battery online, with delivery the same day.
I ordered it at OnderdelenDirect.nl, for 89 euros. Of course, the battery only got delivered the next day...
So here I go, changing the battery. I did have the tools for the contacts, but they wouldnt work on the bolts of the battery brackets. So I borrowed a wrench from a neighbour, and tried again.
All worked out: it's indeed a tight fit, but I had an accident. I wasnt aware that what holds the brackets in place are hooks. And when I removed the first one, it fell down.
This is the part: http://atkinsrotary.com/store/86-95-Rx7-Battery-Hold-Down-Bolt-GA5R-56-034A.html
Now, my question is..... where did it go?
So, I'm asking the more experienced members if they have any clue:
- where it might end up?
- how do I retrieve it? (the car has a bottom cover so it didnt fell through to the floor)
- is it safe to drive with that stuff loose in the bottom?
On the battery side, I'm not worried, as the battery is such a tight fit that I'm pretty sure that the bracket is useless.
Besides that, I'm a happy camper: my mazda is back in all its glory!