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by Delanor
Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Oil type
Replies: 9
Views: 1983

Re: Oil type

Plenty of recommendation here Oil 101 for newbies

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by Delanor
Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: S1 LED Rear lights interest?
Replies: 14
Views: 617

Re: S1 LED Rear lights interest?

What about these RX-8 LED tail lamps
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Only 135,000 Yen - yours inc shipping for only £1,070 :shock: but not including UK pound of flesh - group buy anyone? :-k

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by Delanor
Tue Oct 27, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Fuel smell on startup
Replies: 4
Views: 109

Re: Fuel smell on startup

After having the recall done to prevent a fuel leak some owners have found that on filling the tank they now have a leak.

That may not be the case but you need to check if your car has been affected.

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by Delanor
Tue Oct 27, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Fuel smell on startup
Replies: 4
Views: 109

Re: Fuel smell on startup

Firstly don`t be starting it if you have a fuel leak, there has been a recall due to leaks from the fuel tank has this been done on your car? if it has been done then it is also possible that doing the recall modification has now caused a fuel leak.

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by Delanor
Tue Oct 27, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: RX8 Hints and Tips
Topic: Be Careful out there
Replies: 82
Views: 10193

Re: Be Careful out there

But, but my 911 will do nearly 40 in first so I really don`t need the other 5 gears? :-k :thumleft:

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by Delanor
Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: RX8 Photos and Videos
Topic: Rotary Shaped Things
Replies: 169
Views: 17946

Re: Rotary Shaped Things

You don`t see many RX-8 Rotor Radio controlled clocks these days - here is one I made earlier. :thumleft:

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by Delanor
Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Buying
Topic: Fuel pump lock ring wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 168

Re: Fuel pump lock ring wanted

Have one now - thanks to the ever resourceful/helpful Bigpete a real asset to the club! :thumleft:

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by Delanor
Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: UPDATE Page 4: **SAFETY ALERT: Fuel Tank recall - Fuel Leaks & Other Issues"
Replies: 116
Views: 3887

Re: UPDATE Page 4: **SAFETY ALERT: Fuel Tank recall - Fuel Leaks & Other Issues"

The FMW tool doesn't look too difficult to make - I am in need of a new project.

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by Delanor
Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Buying
Topic: Fuel pump lock ring wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 168

Fuel pump lock ring wanted

Has anyone got a used fuel pump lock ring that is surplus to requirement, cracked worn etc as I need one to use as a pattern for a removal tool project.

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by Delanor
Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: UPDATE Page 4: **SAFETY ALERT: Fuel Tank recall - Fuel Leaks & Other Issues"
Replies: 116
Views: 3887

Re: UPDATE Page 4: **SAFETY ALERT: Fuel Tank recall - Fuel Leaks & Other Issues"

Looking at the actual Mazda lock ring tool it only locates on 2 lugs per side of the lock ring so in theory any multi lug lock ring tool would be an improvement and although the FMW tool looks the best it is expensive @ '£50 + shipping from the US + taxes + no doubt Royal Mail`s pound of flesh. :rol...
by Delanor
Sun Oct 11, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: UPDATE Page 4: **SAFETY ALERT: Fuel Tank recall - Fuel Leaks & Other Issues"
Replies: 116
Views: 3887

Re: UPDATE Page 4: **SAFETY ALERT: Fuel Tank recall - Fuel Leaks & Other Issues"

Makes me wonder how many owners have had the recall done but have never filled the tank only to find out some time at a later date that their car may catch fire after a fill up. :-k :shock:

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by Delanor
Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: UPDATE Page 4: **SAFETY ALERT: Fuel Tank recall - Fuel Leaks & Other Issues"
Replies: 116
Views: 3887

Re: UPDATE Page 4: **SAFETY ALERT: Fuel Tank recall - Fuel Leaks & Other Issues"

USA owner. My 8 is a S1 2005. I recently got back from a year long trip at work that separated me from my car for almost 60 weeks. My first fill up after getting back, I hadn't even gotten back in my car from retrieving my pump receipt before I noticed a huge puddle of gas leaking out from my car. ...
by Delanor
Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: UPDATE Page 4: **SAFETY ALERT: Fuel Tank recall - Fuel Leaks & Other Issues"
Replies: 116
Views: 3887

Re: UPDATE Page 4: **SAFETY ALERT: Fuel Tank recall - Fuel Leaks & Other Issues"

It seems to be a common problem USA Fuel leak
interesting about the effectiveness of locking ring tightening tools makes me wonder how many "Mazda Technicians" actually used the appropriate tool or did they just rely on a belt and braces approach hence the leak problems.


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by Delanor
Fri Oct 09, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: RX8 Photos and Videos
Topic: Show us an RX-8!
Replies: 59
Views: 2793

Re: Show us an RX-8!

Years ago my Dad had a Morris Ital in bright yellow - it was widely known as "The Daffodil" :lol: :oops:

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by Delanor
Fri Oct 09, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: RX8 Photos and Videos
Topic: Show us an RX-8!
Replies: 59
Views: 2793

Re: Show us an RX-8!

I know you only get to see the rear end and it would have been nice to see any modification to the front but there is no doubt about it the Yellow and Black always works well with this colour and those boots do look like the original equipment fitment! :thumleft:

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by Delanor
Sat Oct 03, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: S1 Suspension in the absence of PZ's :(
Replies: 18
Views: 464

Re: S1 Suspension in the absence of PZ's :(

As the PZ Bilsteins and springs are a one off does anyone know is there any difference between R3 and 40th Anniversary Bilsteins and springs?

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by Delanor
Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: PZ alloys standard colour
Replies: 10
Views: 374

Re: PZ alloys standard colour

You can find a difference in colour between different makes ie Halfords own, CarPlan, Hycote etc If you can find a sliver that is a close match and do all the wheels you will not notice the difference from the original colour unless an original wheel is placed right next to them even then you would ...
by Delanor
Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: PZ alloys standard colour
Replies: 10
Views: 374

Re: PZ alloys standard colour

Touching up alloys needs a bit of luck to get a good match, i have built up a selection of various silvers and it can be trial and error before you get a good match, I usually prime some strips of masking tape then top coat with a few silvers and that look similar then lacquer then when dry use them...
by Delanor
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: New RX9 engine
Replies: 22
Views: 721

Re: New RX9 engine

If its a competitor for the Supra irrespective of which engine it comes with and 400 bhp from a 6 cylinder Skyactive will be nice but look for something approaching £55K so no real comparison with any RX model. [-X I actually have kept my RX-8 for 12 years now from new as the idea was if they brough...
by Delanor
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Passenger door lock
Replies: 2
Views: 113

Passenger door lock

I have just discovered the passenger door lock was not locking, the locking button is moving with the key fob but not quite enough to complete the full lock/unlock cycle, now it is more than likely through lack of use as that door is rarely used so has anyone had this happen before I start door pane...
by Delanor
Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: UPDATE Page 4: **SAFETY ALERT: Fuel Tank recall - Fuel Leaks & Other Issues"
Replies: 116
Views: 3887

Re: **SAFETY ALERT: Fuel Tank recall - Fuel Leaks & Other Issues"

Not so good when I tried them see the last 2 posts Edwards Mazda

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by Delanor
Sun Sep 13, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Oil Pan Question
Replies: 7
Views: 231

Re: Oil Pan Question

So its only the R3 that has a two piece sump?

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by Delanor
Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: UPDATE Page 4: **SAFETY ALERT: Fuel Tank recall - Fuel Leaks & Other Issues"
Replies: 116
Views: 3887

Re: **SAFETY ALERT: Fuel Tank recall - Fuel Leaks & Other Issues"

1. Yes
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3. Johnsons Mazda Tamworth April 2019
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6. Yes
7. No
by Delanor
Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Hello.. I'm new here..
Topic: Just got an RX8, but it seems broken and my garage dont know hot to fix it.....
Replies: 33
Views: 1115

Re: Just got an RX8, but it seems broken and my garage dont know hot to fix it.....

There is a big puff of black smoke comes out the back when you put your foot down hard. Black exhaust is a sign of over fuelling which could be poor ignition you really need to make sure it is all OK - poor ignition is not good on a Rotary don`t be tempted to buy cheap stuff off eBay it invariably ...
by Delanor
Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Hello.. I'm new here..
Topic: Just got an RX8, but it seems broken and my garage dont know hot to fix it.....
Replies: 33
Views: 1115

Re: Just got an RX8, but it seems broken and my garage dont know hot to fix it.....

:welcome: Well the place to start is to verify you have quality ignition coils, plugs and leads (they all can be poor quality copies) but one would assume a reputable builder would do that at the rebuild stage, then if required get a Rotary engine compression check, followed by the exhaust component...

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