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by Delanor
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Changing brake fluid
Replies: 8
Views: 293

Re: Changing brake fluid

To be honest I have had the smaller brake cylinder bleed valves on rear drums shear off but never a front caliper, they are usually only seized if they have not been opened for several years. Although I changed the fluid on my 911 2 years ago and have just done it again, a couple of bleed valves out...
by Delanor
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Changing brake fluid
Replies: 8
Views: 293

Re: Changing brake fluid

Some years back a local Ford dealer was doing exactly that, charging for replacing the fluid but they were just changing the fluid in the reservoir ie. not bleeding the system, trading standards set up a sting and caught them out - I bet that is a common practice, how many people get down and check ...
by Delanor
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Changing brake fluid
Replies: 8
Views: 293

Re: Changing brake fluid

That was just the brakes but I had fluid done on a Ford at a Ford dealer they charged me £40 so £80 at an independent seemed a trifle expensive I just thought while they are doing the MOT they could do the fluid but not at £80. Need to get my trusty brake bleeder on it now, if she isn`t planning a s...
by Delanor
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Changing brake fluid
Replies: 8
Views: 293

Changing brake fluid

As my car was in for its MOT today (passed OK) while they had it at a local garage I asked for a quote to change the brake fluid - if no problems - £80 is that for real?

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by Delanor
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: DIY
Topic: One man brake/clutch bleeding with Gunson Eezibleed
Replies: 17
Views: 350

Re: One man brake/clutch bleeding with Gunson Eezibleed

Or Mazda could just fit a reservoir with a screw thread cap like most manufacturers.

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by Delanor
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Competition for the most overpriced RX8 part?
Replies: 23
Views: 755

Re: Competition for the most overpriced RX8 part?

If in need of 40th Anniversary badges its a lot cheaper to buy from a US Mazda dealer than the UK. :shock:

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by Delanor
Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: DIY
Topic: One man brake/clutch bleeding with Gunson Eezibleed
Replies: 17
Views: 350

Re: One man brake/clutch bleeding with Gunson Eezibleed

Hello Sir. Thank you for your enquiry. The Gunson Eezibleed is supplied without a cap for the bayonet type caps on brake systems. We do sell a multipurpose cap G4058 which can be added to the Eezibleed kit Gunson G4062 but it can be difficult to get a good seal with this type of cap, due to the limi...
by Delanor
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: DIY
Topic: One man brake/clutch bleeding with Gunson Eezibleed
Replies: 17
Views: 350

Re: One man brake/clutch bleeding with Gunson Eezibleed

I have used an Eezibleed for many years on many different make cars etc but my best attempt was after my brother had borrowed it to use on his Mk1 LandRover, well I had only ever used the 44-45mm reservoir cap and unbeknown to me my brother had changed it to the 46mm cap to fit his LandRover of cour...
by Delanor
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: DIY
Topic: One man brake/clutch bleeding with Gunson Eezibleed
Replies: 17
Views: 350

Re: One man brake/clutch bleeding with Gunson Eezibleed

Gunson now supply a couple of multipurpose caps but they both look a bit Heath Robinson for holding pressure - one is £12 and the other £16.

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by Delanor
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: Consequences...
Replies: 8
Views: 344

Re: Consequences...

My son inlaw did exactly the same thing 2 months ago just before a trip to Scotland in his Mini Cooper, not having time to sort it my local car accessory shop owner swears by K Seal for a permanent repair its a well respected product in the trade so we used that and the leak stopped immediately and ...
by Delanor
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Aftermarket
Topic: After market alarm
Replies: 27
Views: 608

Re: After market alarm

Some v interesting thoughts, thanks :lol: From what you’re saying Dave it sounds like I should at the very least tread veeeery carefully around a new alarm. What you said about longer-term maintenance issues kind of chimes with a concern I had that I might be digging myself into a hole, though was ...
by Delanor
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Is an RX-8 right for me?
Replies: 39
Views: 1043

Re: Is an RX-8 right for me?

Although price is of concern it is important when buying an RX-8 that the selling owner is clued up on all aspects of ownership ie someone who is aware of what is required to keep the car in good condition with respect to quality of oil & oil changes and how important it is to an RX-8, ignition comp...
by Delanor
Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: RX8 Photos and Videos
Topic: Show us your Car!
Replies: 74
Views: 3170

Re: Show us your Car!

Damn! These white 40th Anniversaries are just getting too common!

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by Delanor
Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Electric SUPERCHARGER
Replies: 58
Views: 1368

Re: Electric SUPERCHARGER

ChrisHolmes wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 4:09 pm
I am involved with a project using the latest Dyson cyclone brushless electric motors running at 20000rpm and initial results are promising.
Would that be latest Dyson cyclone "Digital" brushless electric motor by any chance if so do the binary digits come in a separate case? :-k

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by Delanor
Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Can anyone help fix my illuminated gear knob broken wire?
Replies: 18
Views: 541

Re: Can anyone help fix my illuminated gear knob broken wire?

Gently tug on the broken wires to see if a bit more can be released from inside.

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by Delanor
Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Can anyone help fix my illuminated gear knob broken wire?
Replies: 18
Views: 541

Re: Can anyone help fix my illuminated gear knob broken wire?

If you cannot disassemble the knob to replace the wire you need to pare back the insulation on the remaining two ends to reveal hopefully enough wire to carefully solder the two ends back together taking note to match the colour coding of each wire, on the long piece of cable slip some heat shrink o...
by Delanor
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Is that normal?
Replies: 5
Views: 241

Re: Is that normal?

Just had a read of the owners manual and unlocking with the key does sound the alarm and to turn it off either press the the unlock button on the remote or press and hold the boot button on the remote (assuming the remote is working) or start the engine.

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by Delanor
Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Is that normal?
Replies: 5
Views: 241

Is that normal?

Went to get into my RX-8 today and the remote wouldn`t work it appeared to be the battery so went and got the spare that had never been used and that was dead as well but the car is now 11 years old so a good reason why the battery was dead anyway I opened the door with the key and the alarm immedia...
by Delanor
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Coolant bottle..
Replies: 18
Views: 690

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: 18
Views: 690

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: 291

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: 517

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: 18
Views: 690

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: 40930

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: 46
Views: 1610

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 ...

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