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Picked up my Classisco 2 weeks ago. I read some posts here about the plugs a while ago, but could not check mine due to a bad knee. Finally got under yesterday, and mine are missing. There was info about tire pressures..mine were 50lbs...photos of plug locations and a link to FCA dealer prep. Could someone redirect me to that post? Is there a way to search this forum that is not obvious to me?
 

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Type in "PreDelivery Prep" (without the quote marks) in the search box located near the upper right hand corner of the home page. This thread has lots of information about tire pressure and chassis plugs.
 

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Picked up my Classisco 2 weeks ago. I read some posts here about the plugs a while ago, but could not check mine due to a bad knee. Finally got under yesterday, and mine are missing. There was info about tire pressures..mine were 50lbs...photos of plug locations and a link to FCA dealer prep. Could someone redirect me to that post? Is there a way to search this forum that is not obvious to me?
https://21stcenturyfiat124spider.wordpress.com/2016/12/29/pre-delivery/
 

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I found my chassis plugs in a plastic bag in the "glove" compartment. Any luck finding yours?
 

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I have looked in the cubbyholes behind the seats and the storage compartment...no joy. Spoke to service guy yesterday. He did not have any info, but is supposed to call today. I want him to have the plugs in hand before i drive back to lot.
 

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I have looked in cubby holes behind seats, trunk, and central storage compartment. Spoke to service guy yesterday but he had no info. Is supposed to call back today.
 

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Do I need these? What's the purpose?
 
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Type in "PreDelivery Prep" (without the quote marks) in the search box located near the upper right hand corner of the home page. This thread has lots of information about tire pressure and chassis plugs.
The thread has a pre-delivery list but based on at least one response of the service department not knowing about them has me wondering what they do. There seems to be a sheet of paper that goes with the plugs but I have not seen any english writing on it with info.

Having a hole in your chassis rails where water can accumulate and rust them out is probably not good.
I see, so the plugs are to keep water out from rain, puddles and for northern people, snow?

I have wondered in the same vein, with the top down, where does the water go if it is allowed to go between the rag top opening?
 

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I have wondered in the same vein, with the top down, where does the water go if it is allowed to go between the rag top opening?
There is a specific drain for the water that goes past the top when it rains. It actually has filters that need to be cleaned from time to time or you could end up with water backing up into the vehicle. i remember seeing pics of someone messing with these but i forgot where i saw them..probably miata board
 

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I have been in touch with service dept. but they do not seem to have a part number for the missing plugs. Can anyone supply a US/ CDN number?
 

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My local dealer has no idea what these are and can't order them so I've been onto FCA customer services. They also have no idea what they are or how to get them...
I have found out from the Mazda owners that the Mazda Part number is FD01-56-051 and have let customer services know this, along with pictures of where the plugs go and what the plugs look like - there is a picture of the bag on the Miata forum: https://forum.miata.net/vb/showthread.php?t=635989
 

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I have reservations as to whether or not the chassis plugs are a good idea. True their absence would facilitate standing water access into the chassis section. Presumably it would also again drain out should the plugs not be fitted. If the plugs are fitted what would happen to condensation forming within the chassis sections, how would it drain away? I'm aware that soft top roof drainage systems require frequent maintenance. When not properly maintained it's common for the water drained from the soft top to accumulate in the chassis sections. If the plugs are not fitted would such water not drain away?

Unfortunately I dont have enough knowledge to dismiss my reservations. Consequently, would welcome the thoughts or others that do.
 
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