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by Delanor
Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: R3 Bulbs
Replies: 15
Views: 595

Re: R3 Bulbs

Just change to a H9 6000K HID kit for the best light output also replace the dipped beam D2S bulb with a 6000K just gives a slight tinge of blue. * * Del. H7 bulbs are only used for the dipped beam in the 190 car - Mains are H9. I have tried most of the so called uprated "Xenon" type bulbs and LED`...
by Delanor
Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Hello.. I'm new here..
Topic: RX-8 Project Kick-Off
Replies: 25
Views: 721

Re: RX-8 Project Kick-Off

:whathesaid: :welcome: Anything is possible if you have the funds available, the engine port/rebuild plus Turbo/Supercharging, brake upgrades etc isn`t going to be easily done unless its done on "Big Bucks" that is why very few owners have aspired to it. Most RX-8 owners seem to be happy with the mo...
by Delanor
Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Rebuild question - fixed price?
Replies: 7
Views: 404

Re: Rebuild question - fixed price?

A Rotary is no different to any ICE in that respect, in a piston engine a rebuild can include a re-grind on bearing diameters but if the parts are on max re-grind size then new parts must be fitted hence the cost goes up. ie. If parts are reused the approx`cost should remain the same but if major pa...
by Delanor
Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: the truth
Replies: 5
Views: 323

Re: the truth

Agreed but if you want to cut manufacturing cost, tooling cost, labour cost, with ease and speed of fitting then it works. :-k

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by Delanor
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Hello.. I'm new here..
Topic: Hi
Replies: 8
Views: 244

Re: Hi

:welcome: Andy. Have a good read of everything starting with The RX-8 Buyers Guide Be warned we know that there are copies out there of plugs, ignition coils etc which are vital parts for the well being of an RX-8 so be wary of what you buy especially if the parts are cheap even NGK plugs and Mazda ...
by Delanor
Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Hello.. I'm new here..
Topic: 2 years of RX8 ownership, just joined the forum and OC
Replies: 17
Views: 516

Re: 2 years oo RX8 ownership, just joint the forum and OC

:welcome:

After 2 years ownership you should know all about the pitfalls of owning an RX-8 ie there really isn`t any if they are looked after correctly.

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by Delanor
Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Hello.. I'm new here..
Topic: RX-8 in Coventry
Replies: 8
Views: 223

Re: RX-8 in Coventry

Yes I am in Coventry - Allesley to be precise.

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by Delanor
Sun Jul 12, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: RX8 Photos and Videos
Topic: Nothing sounds as epic as a rotary
Replies: 2
Views: 217

Re: Nothing sounds as epic as a rotary

You could have posted it in the "I wish this was my other car section" Ian :race: [-o<

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by Delanor
Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Where has this bolt/stud & nut came from please.....
Replies: 8
Views: 268

Re: Where has this bolt/stud & nut came from please.....

While that looks like an exhaust manifold stud, I've never seen one as unrusty as that on an '07 car. :whathesaid: I would have thought it has come from access at the top and someone has used the suspension top as a tray and it does look like a hefty stud and it has not been exposed to the elements...
by Delanor
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Best engine oil for the RX8 231?
Replies: 144
Views: 7442

Re: Best engine oil for the RX8 231?

I have come across a couple of instances of RX-8 owners going to check the oil level to find no reading on the stick.

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by Delanor
Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Best engine oil for the RX8 231?
Replies: 144
Views: 7442

Re: Best engine oil for the RX8 231?

From Mick Hurley of Hurley Engineering who have over 40 years of experience with Rotary Engines: Mick revealed that by far the majority of engines and I did say majority not all that they have stripped the cause of failure has been the lack of correct maintenance the signs being severe blueing due t...
by Delanor
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Best engine oil for the RX8 231?
Replies: 144
Views: 7442

Re: Best engine oil for the RX8 231?

Recommended oils are anything depending on which Rotary engine builder, which Rotary OC forum you read, which country you live in, which climate and the age of your engine with grades of 5W-20 to 20W-50 and anything in between. :-k Even mineral oils versus full synthetics is arguable - Mazda`s stanc...
by Delanor
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Best engine oil for the RX8 231?
Replies: 144
Views: 7442

Re: Best engine oil for the RX8 231?

There is no "Best engine Oil for the RX-8 231" if an oil meets the specific requirement of the manufacturer then in theory that is the best but then many variables crop up such as brand, grade, servicing regime, vehicle use etc etc. Again in theory Mazda arrived at a recommended oil in conjunction w...
by Delanor
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: rusty sills
Replies: 37
Views: 4007

Re: rusty sills

m3paf2 wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:57 pm
Are the sills from the polish supplier any good as I’m getting desperate
Have you tried a local classic car/vintage car restorer they usually have the metal working tools to fabricate parts might be worth getting a quote from one of them.

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by Delanor
Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Bodyshop help/advice
Replies: 13
Views: 284

Re: Bodyshop help/advice

Look for a local VBRA repairer they are normally top class as they handle the more prestigious car repairs as well the slightly more common run of the mill motors like errrrrr! Mazda.

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by Delanor
Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Alloy wheel replacement.
Replies: 16
Views: 905

Re: Alloy wheel replacement.

So are you just after a different style of 18" alloy to the OEM 5 spokes :?: Or you could pick up some "40th Anniversary" wheels I Wouldn`t hold out much hope for those Mark I have been looking for a good single 40th Anniversary alloy as a spare for nearly 12 years now and still looking! [-o< * * D...
by Delanor
Mon May 25, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: AutoCar RX8 Buying Guide
Replies: 7
Views: 291

Re: AutoCar RX8 Buying Guide

What I always find annoying is we all know the RX-8 uses oil, it is designed to use oil its stated by the manufacturer and having owned several they have never left me thinking " Christ these drink some oil" and yet my daughter has owned 2 Mini Coopers and they do drink oil and I do think "Christ th...
by Delanor
Mon May 25, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: AutoCar RX8 Buying Guide
Replies: 7
Views: 291

Re: AutoCar RX8 Buying Guide

Pretty standard comments on an RX-8 apart from replacing the ignition coil luckily I always carry 3 spares just in case. :thumleft:

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by Delanor
Mon May 25, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Fake parts for your RX-8
Replies: 15
Views: 915

Re: Fake parts for your RX-8

"Genuine" HP inkjet cartridges produced for the US market won't work in a UK/European printer, as HP put regional limitations on their products, to prevent "grey imports". So these cartridges are either fakes, or unofficial imports (that won't work) or UK/European stock that is somehow being re-rou...
by Delanor
Sun May 24, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Fake parts for your RX-8
Replies: 15
Views: 915

Re: Fake parts for your RX-8

Counterfeiting affects so much these days - I have just been looking for HP inkjet cartridges mine can sell for £34-£35 per pair plus post - someone based in the US is selling them on eBay shipped in the UK as "genuine" for £10.85 inc post. 182 so far sold - a case of if it looks too good to be true...
by Delanor
Sat May 09, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Steering Wheel Lock (security)
Replies: 13
Views: 404

Re: Steering Wheel Lock (security)

Seek and ye shall find - Steering locks I used to use one of these Autolock 2000 locks but car security got better :rofl: so I stopped using it but then decided to use use it on my easily nickable keyless Kuga but the lock mechanism was seized solid as I found out when I tested it as I locked it but...
by Delanor
Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: RX8 Photos and Videos
Topic: My Pride and Joy RX8 Kuro 2007/08
Replies: 14
Views: 508

Re: My Pride and Joy RX8 Kuro 2007/08

IMHO The Black Cherry Shinka was the nicest colour Mazda managed unfortunately not for our market.

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by Delanor
Fri Apr 17, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: Loving this limited Edition Supra
Replies: 45
Views: 1567

Re: Loving this limited Edition Supra

:crazy: NO !!! As soon as I saw him kneeling down next to it there was no way I was hitting that "Play" button =; I need to go & punch somebody...he annoys me that much :censored: Mark. I just watched that video - it could be worse you could be sat in the passenger seat for a 500 mile trip to the Nu...
by Delanor
Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 23247
Views: 871468

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

:whathesaid: Release bearings when worn are usually noisy under load ie when you put the clutch pedal down and basically the box is noisy because its the gears turning when being driven by the engine and in effect rattling then when you disengage the clutch it stops, the RX-8 is known to be a bit no...
by Delanor
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Hello.. I'm new here..
Topic: First time RX-8 owner
Replies: 39
Views: 1241

Re: First time RX-8 owner

:welcome:

Nice to see you have started ownership with a great model of the RX-8, if not known your first stop should be to make sure the parts of the ignition system (plugs, leads and coils) are good quality and in good condition if needed don`t entertain cheap parts.

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