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by Juey
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: 3rd party warranty
Replies: 21
Views: 537

Re: 3rd party warranty

Kent Rotaries.....I wonder what the comp test results will look like :-k
by Juey
Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Good or Bad buy??!
Replies: 12
Views: 299

Re: Good or Bad buy??!

Worst place (most notorious) for rust is the rear sills - which you can't see cos it's got the aero flares on it. Could be any kind of tin worm behind them. Need to get under and check it out. RX8 is not a car to take a punt on and go to see with the intention of driving away in the heat of the mome...
by Juey
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 21228
Views: 763503

Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Finally took the plunge and bought some bumper dye - results are pretty remarkable. Took many coats to cover the blue/grey but very pleased with how it's turned out. Time will tell how long it lasts....... Used MLM bumper dye - came with a foam applicator (but this makes the dye go bubbly) and a mi...
by Juey
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 21228
Views: 763503

Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

""The tips don't quite line up in terms of their protrusion, not sure how to deal with that. :-k ""

Worry not, the flames will even out the bodywork around them for you.
It's tru dat!
by Juey
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 21228
Views: 763503

Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Always annoyed me that my lower rear bumper was a blue-ish grey and my exhaust shrouds were darker - opposite to everyone else. See pic 3 Finally took the plunge and bought some bumper dye - results are pretty remarkable. Took many coats to cover the blue/grey but very pleased with how it's turned o...
by Juey
Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Petit exhaust
Replies: 24
Views: 1001

Re: Petit exhaust

I had a petit catback/sports cat and thought it was a bit too loud. Sounds like you're booting it all the time even when you're not. Then you do come to boot it and if only the car went half as fast as it sounded :rofl: ^^ This ^^ Was great for in town or hooning around country lanes but sat on M'w...
by Juey
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Coolant bottle..
Replies: 18
Views: 686

Re: Coolant bottle..

.....often wondered what all the sections were for on the insides. Cool.
by Juey
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: fuel economy 101
Replies: 36
Views: 1148

Re: fuel economy 101

...or just go single rotor turbo.

Just the one rotor's worth of fuel at all times, just more being sucked through when you need it. Simples

This could be why all major car makers are making smaller engines with turbos........
by Juey
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Struggling to start hot after rebuild
Replies: 19
Views: 652

Re: Struggling to start hot after rebuild

Just a thought that it may be running a richer fuel map during run in......

Do RR make it run a different fuel map whilst running in a new rebuild? ...and then take it back to normal at the 1000 mile service point??

^^this is a guess, I've no idea if they would or not^^
by Juey
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 21228
Views: 763503

Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

...already sold. They're in demand!
by Juey
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 21228
Views: 763503

Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

....oh, also bought a Racing Beat Rev 8 cat back to be swapped with the Pettit very shortly.
by Juey
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 21228
Views: 763503

Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Top wifu. Flower-based positive reinforcement treat. As I rarely get her flowers, she'd immediately think I'd done something wrong if I get her some - female reverse logic in full effect....but keeps running costs down :P Thankfully the wife doesn't need to change the seat position as she's on the ...
by Juey
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Only 629 RX-8 R3's Left !!
Replies: 60
Views: 4442

Re: Only 629 RX-8 R3's Left !!

Saw a Met Grey for sale in Maidenhead this week. Rarest of the rare ....£5,995 though
by Juey
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 21228
Views: 763503

Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Asked the wife to drive the car :shock:

Coming up for 5 years ownership and she's never driven it.

Her observations: "I like the pedal position and the view down the bonnet....and it steered nicely, but it's noisier than mine"

Wheels checked and no kerbing [-o< :thumleft:
by Juey
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Fantastic Tyre Review Test
Replies: 46
Views: 1610

Re: Fantastic Tyre Review Test

I quite rarely feel as though I really 'require' such levels of performance from a tyre. Every-day driving I am far from pushing the laws of physics. Even when being quite brisk going about my business, I must be quite a margin away from exceeding the levels of available grip. This is why I went fo...
by Juey
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Fantastic Tyre Review Test
Replies: 46
Views: 1610

Re: Fantastic Tyre Review Test

Falkens came out well, with a comfort bias vs Vreds and are about £90 too. Happy with mine :thumleft:
by Juey
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 21228
Views: 763503

Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

re illuminated gear knob - comes on when lights are switched on....gets hot, handy for keeping left hand warm in winter.
by Juey
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Am I looking at an Engine Rebuild?
Replies: 40
Views: 1414

Re: Am I looking at an Engine Rebuild?

When your car goes into Mazda, even for the simplest of jobs or recalls, they do "standard checks" on the car. During these checks on my car, they failed to reconnect an HT lead which led to lumpy running, cutting out on hot start etc. Reconnected HT lead, all good. Check your HT leads are connected...
by Juey
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 21228
Views: 763503

Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Last figs I found suggested that the PZ wheels were around the 8kg mark (memory seems to say 7.9kg, but I can't remember where I saw it). Deffo lighter than the R3 wheels ...but then you need more tyre wall as they're 18s, so weight loss possibly negated :-k ...unless you go v low profile on 18s......
by Juey
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: How to improve Ignition
Replies: 36
Views: 1254

Re: How to improve Ignition

Is this a Borat sketch?

Mechanical learnings of coil cycles in rotary applications for make benefit glorious nation of Kazakhkstan.

Yash-shemash.

Off to go do a toilet.
by Juey
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: How to improve Ignition
Replies: 36
Views: 1254

Re: How to improve Ignition



meets
by Juey
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: NEW Rotary Engine? Mazda just Updated their Rotary Engine Patents!
Replies: 7
Views: 581

Re: NEW Rotary Engine? Mazda just Updated their Rotary Engine Patents!

Patent appears to be for the engine to have a side port exhaust and a small overlapping peripheral exhaust port.....and new turbo design.
by Juey
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 21228
Views: 763503

Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

johnbb99 wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:35 pm
So it looks like I've been [very?] lucky with mine (assuming Big Pete uses the standard testing procedure), as his figures are at [or normalised to] 250 rpm.
yes and yes.
Although he is below sea level. Discuss :-k :study:
by Juey
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Acoustic “Camera”
Replies: 11
Views: 426

Re: Acoustic “Camera”

Recall my Pettit cat back with RB dual res decat, std mani, std intake was 88 static at 4500 (Castle Combe)
by Juey
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: RX8 Evolve
Replies: 18
Views: 898

Re: RX8 Evolve

Yes it would de-value the car, but it's easily rectified when it's time to sell on with a wheel refurb and oem badges. In the meantime have it how you want it. Current values are in the toilet, future values may make the toilet seat at some point but don't hold your breath. The Green lobby will win ...

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