Forge Action Day 2019
Saturday 7th September | Castle Combe


Club stand display | Exclusive Club track session | The ever popular drift team displays | Show and Shine competitions & more

£15 per car (Admits the driver and up to 3 Passengers) | Under 17's go FREE! And do not need a ticket.

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by Delanor
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Coolant bottle..
Replies: 16
Views: 555

Re: Coolant bottle..

Aside from the sensor failing is it common for the tank to actually spring a leak mine is only on 25K miles after being replaced under warranty but it is getting on for 10 years old now and I am wondering if I should include a replacement tank in my collection of essential spares or just go aluminiu...
by Delanor
Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Coolant bottle..
Replies: 16
Views: 555

Re: Coolant bottle..

Dentist wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:28 am
I can fix them :d
How many you "fixed" so far? :-k

You can replace just the tank and reuse the original sensor on some later cars and on others you have to replace the complete tank.

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by Delanor
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Wolverhampton Mazda and Bristol Street Birmingham
Replies: 7
Views: 239

Re: Wolverhampton Mazda and Bristol Street Birmingham

I booked mine in with Edwards and left it with them after they assured me they could complete the air bag and fuel pump recall, after 2.5 hrs they called and told me to come back and collect my car as they did not have a "Mazda skilled technican" available to complete the work and it would be a furt...
by Delanor
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Replacement air filter pipercross
Replies: 18
Views: 480

Re: Replacement air filter pipercross

Over the years there has been several back to back tests of panel air filters and in some cases the OE filters flowed more air than the K&N, Pipecross, Cosworth, Green filters etc I also once had a Pipercross in an RS Turbo that the foam started to degrade so I stopped using them, although using foa...
by Delanor
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Coolant bottle..
Replies: 16
Views: 555

Re: Coolant bottle..

With the OE coolant tank when the sensor fails then a repair is not possible see Coolant sensor

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by Delanor
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Dealer Experience - whats yours like?
Replies: 410
Views: 40043

Re: Dealer Experience - whats yours like?

I had the 6th service (75K miles) completed at Johnsons Mazda of Solihull although the car was only on 21K miles, the service was £297 and I supplied my own spark plugs, they failed to change the rear Diff oil and the Cabin pollen filter but they had tried to charge me for them. I have just decided ...
by Delanor
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Fantastic Tyre Review Test
Replies: 40
Views: 1122

Re: Fantastic Tyre Review Test

I had some "Sunny" tyres on an MK1 MX5 I bought and the car just wouldn`t go round corners in the wet without it trying to swop ends these are Chinese tyres - say no more. I agree some budget tyres are reasonably able pottering around town etc but put those same tyres with wear in a sudden downpour ...
by Delanor
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Fantastic Tyre Review Test
Replies: 40
Views: 1122

Re: Fantastic Tyre Review Test

The most surprising point of the video? Just how good the Vredstein Vortis are. The most unsurprising point of the video? Just how pants Accelera Phi tyres are :D I merely gave my opinion of why the cheapest Indonesian manufactured tyre by a relatively unknown tyre manufacturer was not as good as t...
by Delanor
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Fantastic Tyre Review Test
Replies: 40
Views: 1122

Re: Fantastic Tyre Review Test

Because there is a huge market for cheap round black tyres!

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by Delanor
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Fantastic Tyre Review Test
Replies: 40
Views: 1122

Re: Fantastic Tyre Review Test

OK... 2 things, firstly - Google Pixel phones aren't made in America - shocking, right? secondly, Indonesia and India are two different places... I'm just not sure what you're trying to say? The tyre test was interesting but aside from the "Big Boys" basically the Vreds are manufactured by a Europe...
by Delanor
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Fantastic Tyre Review Test
Replies: 40
Views: 1122

Re: Fantastic Tyre Review Test

Interestingly Vredestein although manufactured in the Netherlands they are owned by Apollo tyres an Indian company who are the 7th biggest tyre manufacturer, Accelera tyres are Indonesian manufactured supposedly to European standards?

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by Delanor
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Fantastic Tyre Review Test
Replies: 40
Views: 1122

Re: Fantastic Tyre Review Test

At the end of the day you get what you pay for 225/45R 18 size - the big boy premium tyres are approx £135, Vredestein £90 and Accelera £45. When I bought my 911 it had new rear Accelera PH1`s I didn`t even wait for them to demonstrate how good/bad they were I replaced them with Bridgestone REO50 N3...
by Delanor
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Euro 5 and 6
Replies: 10
Views: 310

Re: Euro 5 and 6

Question - what Euro emissions standard will they force on us when electric vehicles begin to take over as they are bound to find something with the potential to end all life on this planet so motorists will have to pay. (that is assuming we will still have to apply EU standards)

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by Delanor
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Mazda Croydon broke my 8
Replies: 34
Views: 1055

Re: Mazda Croydon broke my 8

I now have the airbag recall,I`m reluctant to let a dealer near it again but I`m going to try the dealer at Tamworth this time...cant be much worse. I hope. I am fairly critical of Mazda Dealers with good reason but Johnsons Mazda of Tamworth recently completed the recalls on my car, the fuel pump ...
by Delanor
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Hello.. I'm new here..
Topic: About time I introduced myself
Replies: 7
Views: 230

Re: About time I introduced myself

:welcome:
Have a good look around there is plenty of help and advice about these wonderful super smooth rotary engined sports. :race:

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by Delanor
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Detailing - Cleaning
Topic: Armourall headlight restorer - don't use!
Replies: 9
Views: 454

Re: Armourall headlight restorer - don't use!

:whathesaid:
Armorall are an American company and as such their products are usually without fault, in their market they have to be, it does look like the lamps have been treated before with something so wet n dry and then polish them up again.

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by Delanor
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Naturally Aspirated
Topic: New kind of Tuning box with upto 10 maps
Replies: 10
Views: 460

Re: New kind of Tuning box with upto 10 maps

warpc0il wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:13 pm
Special map for emissions test?



Does that mean a lower emissions map if possible would reduce my Band M charge of £570 pa Road tax?

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by Delanor
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: I just bagged myself a PZ (Sad story you may need to look away)
Replies: 16
Views: 750

Re: I just bagged myself a PZ (Sad story you may need to look away)

In the right hands a tin of P38 and a few sheets of wet n dry paper can really work wonders, agreed the roof may need a few spot welds then its Halfords for a couple of Galaxy Grey rattle cans and its sorted. :race:

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by Delanor
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Old rotor warning to throw away?
Replies: 23
Views: 764

Re: Old rotor warning to throw away?

Then after you have made a cake mold - time for something else to do with it.

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by Delanor
Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Naturally Aspirated
Topic: New kind of Tuning box with upto 10 maps
Replies: 10
Views: 460

Re: New kind of Tuning box with upto 10 maps

If genuine and they claim to have tuned 1000`s of cars where is the proof, where are the graphs with preferably independently tested results. A BMW 535 review claims 272 bhp increased to 333 bhp, Superchips arguably one of the leading tuners claim their re-map gives 319 bhp with power curve graph. *...
by Delanor
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Naturally Aspirated
Topic: New kind of Tuning box with upto 10 maps
Replies: 10
Views: 460

Re: New kind of Tuning box with upto 10 maps

Just read through some of their testimonials they were all very obscure then got to a BMW 116d review.

Stock 118hp, 263nm
Stage 1 199hp, 419nm

So 81hp & 156nm increase. :race: :rofl:

I didn`t bother reading any further. :-k

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by Delanor
Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Hello.. I'm new here..
Topic: My RX8 horror story - any help appreciated!
Replies: 50
Views: 1696

Re: My RX8 horror story - any help appreciated!

In theory when your car passes its MOT it is deemed to be roadworthy at the point of testing after that the owner is responsible for any faults. I once had a cars lights checked for the MOT and whilst we stood there a headlight glass went tinkle and lumps of glass fell on the floor the MOT tester pa...
by Delanor
Mon May 27, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Hello.. I'm new here..
Topic: Numberplate Relocation
Replies: 26
Views: 760

Re: Numberplate Relocation

Hi again, Thanks for all the great feedback, feel really welcome! Well, since I only bought it 2 days ago, it'll need an oil change as well as plugs which I'll do this Saturday. Cheers, Jeags Besides the plugs make sure the ignition coils and plug leads are in good condition a misfire can go unnoti...
by Delanor
Mon May 27, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: 16th MOT
Replies: 2
Views: 149

Re: 16th MOT

Just had its 18th MOT at 21 years old with no advisories - just shows a little TLC here and there helps.

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by Delanor
Sat May 25, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: RX8 Photos and Videos
Topic: COME ON THE BLACK CHERRY!
Replies: 45
Views: 4203

Re: COME ON THE BLACK CHERRY!

Its a cracking colour but would look better with Bronze alloys IMHO.

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