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by Delanor
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: RX8 Hints and Tips
Topic: Rear light misting any cure.
Replies: 34
Views: 5200

Re: Rear light misting any cure.

Change to LED rear lights so much brighter, better looks doesn`t look as dated as the OE lights no condensation issues.

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by Delanor
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Ryan Rotary Performance
Topic: Sad Day at RRP!! - Result are in! Engine Teardown
Replies: 51
Views: 1840

Re: Sad Day at RRP!! - Result are in! Engine Teardown

I know it is a common fix for a faulty expansion tank to disconnect the sensor but if you consider that there are two essentials for the good health of the engine which is oil and coolant it has got to be a false economy to drive without a low level coolant level warning for the sake of the cost of ...
by Delanor
Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Confirmed hot start issue - gutted!
Replies: 17
Views: 616

Re: Confirmed hot start issue - gutted!

If you don`t start RX-8 ownership with a decently sorted example then expect trouble, you have a 14 year old car on 74K miles and you say "The coils, plugs and leads look very old and it hasn't had the starter upgrade" so there is bound to be problems isn`t there. I bought a 20 year old Porsche 911 ...
by Delanor
Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: PistonHeads Shed of the Week - Guess?
Replies: 27
Views: 842

PistonHeads Shed of the Week - Guess?

Well I guess it would happen one day Shed of the week fame at last draw your own conclusions.

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by Delanor
Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Is the RX-9 going to happen?
Replies: 17
Views: 472

Re: Is the RX-9 going to happen?

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Be interesting to see if the Mazda makes it to production looking like that I assume the Toyota will be similar to the existing model.

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by Delanor
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Is the RX-9 going to happen?
Replies: 17
Views: 472

Re: Is the RX-9 going to happen?

warpc0il wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:14 am
That would be JDM BHP, so more like 260-320 in our money, as they define/measure differently

Our 231 = 250 JDM
Our 192 = 210 JDM
With the reported use of plastics/carbon fibre light weight body/chassis parts etc then those figures would be acceptable. :thumleft:

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by Delanor
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Is the RX-9 going to happen?
Replies: 17
Views: 472

Re: Is the RX-9 going to happen?

Reports suggest 300-350 bhp.

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by Delanor
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Is the RX-9 going to happen?
Replies: 17
Views: 472

Is the RX-9 going to happen?

After the Vision Concept back in 2017 the motoring press is making noices that the RX-9 is going to happen with patented chassis parts a newly patented turbocharger on a stand alone rotary it will be showcased at the Tokyo motorshow (October 24th) apparently it will be looking at the Supra and Cayma...
by Delanor
Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Locking wheel nuts
Replies: 12
Views: 283

Re: Locking wheel nuts

Secla wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:40 pm
Are 4x4 Sierra wheels rare ? Seems odd for someone to steel what seems like a fairly run of the mill wheel
It was a few years ago but they were highly sought after Ford RS 7 spoke alloys.

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by Delanor
Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Locking wheel nuts
Replies: 12
Views: 283

Re: Locking wheel nuts

A neighbour wouldn`t use locking wheel nuts on his 4x4 Sierra the car went off the drive it was found on bricks minus its alloys, he claimed on his insurance and he got a new set but still didn`t use locking wheel nuts and some weeks later the car went a second time and it was found on bricks again ...
by Delanor
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: RX-8 Jack gone hard to use.
Replies: 7
Views: 284

Re: RX-8 Jack gone hard to use.

I have had that type of jack above topple luckily before a wheel was off the RX8 jack is not like that. Never used a scissor jack on its own with wheels off `but sometimes I use it with my trolley jack to get it underneath where I want it`and I always use axle stands as well if I am underneath or on...
by Delanor
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: RX-8 Jack gone hard to use.
Replies: 7
Views: 284

RX-8 Jack gone hard to use.

Having just changed the coolant, brake fluid and oil filter I have been using the scissor jack along with my trolley jack, the sissor jack has not had a lot of use but after I had used it a couple of times yesterday for some reason it has got really hard to turn once the weight is on it I cannot see...
by Delanor
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Changing brake fluid
Replies: 8
Views: 314

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: 314

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: 314

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: 314

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: 425

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: 831

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: 425

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: 425

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: 425

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: 365

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: 676

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: 1104

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: 86
Views: 4095

Re: Show us your Car!

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

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