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by Delanor
Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:52 pm
Forum: Buying
Topic: Suspension Hardware
Replies: 4
Views: 132

Re: Suspension Hardware

There are plenty of companies on the internet selling good quality high tensile metric nuts and bolts with coarse and fine threads and considerably cheaper than Mazda, you should be able to find a local company or go mail order.

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by Delanor
Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:24 am
Forum: Hello.. I'm new here..
Topic: New not so new member
Replies: 7
Views: 222

Re: New not so new member

:welcome: back!

There are some that owning an RX-8 really gets into your blood even my present car owned for 12 years I occasionally think should I sell it and I look at what else is available and that makes my mind up to keep it.

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by Delanor
Sat Jan 16, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Not starting..
Replies: 12
Views: 349

Re: Not starting..

I use a 7 stage BUDDYGO charger on my 911 and the RX-8 and leave them permanently connected so the batteries are fully charged when I take them out.

Fully automatic charge selection they will even charge a Lithium battery - Amazon £23.59 inc delivery.

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by Delanor
Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: Aftermarket
Topic: After market alarm
Replies: 39
Views: 1484

Re: After market alarm

I did think of clamping stainless steel braid around the pipe work either side of the cat because its difficult to cut with a saw it just shreds but again its down to how determined they are to get it.

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by Delanor
Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: MAJOR UPDATE Page 6: **SAFETY ALERT: Fuel Tank recall - Fuel Leaks & Other Issues"
Replies: 148
Views: 5303

Re: MAJOR UPDATE Page 6: **SAFETY ALERT: Fuel Tank recall - Fuel Leaks & Other Issues"

Fuel starvation has occurred in certain cornering conditions with less than 1/3 tank of fuel. This manifests with the engine losing power for a few seconds. Extensive investigation by RX-8 OC members has concluded that clogging of the fuel filter with increasing mileage is the cause. There is no se...
by Delanor
Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Rear screen
Replies: 7
Views: 189

Re: Rear screen

by Delanor
Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Rear screen
Replies: 7
Views: 189

Re: Rear screen

The only thing I would suggest is that any adhesive/sealer you use should be flexible when set to allow for different expansion/contraction rates of the glass and bodywork.

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by Delanor
Tue Jan 05, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: MAJOR UPDATE Page 6: **SAFETY ALERT: Fuel Tank recall - Fuel Leaks & Other Issues"
Replies: 148
Views: 5303

Re: UPDATE Page 6: **SAFETY ALERT: Fuel Tank recall - Fuel Leaks & Other Issues"

I get the impression with VOSA that a certain number of cars with a fuel leak is nothing to really get excited about they will contact Mazda who will probably know nothing about it. * * Del. The current situation is that Mazda are stating they were aware of only one other tank leak, post recall, pr...
by Delanor
Fri Jan 01, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Is the rx8 a 10/10ths car?
Replies: 57
Views: 1506

Re: Is the rx8 a 10/10ths car?

I can`t really remember the others as it was too many years ago but actually in terms of the 40th Anniversary car for the last 12 years I would say 11/10ths. :-k

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by Delanor
Thu Dec 31, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: MAJOR UPDATE Page 6: **SAFETY ALERT: Fuel Tank recall - Fuel Leaks & Other Issues"
Replies: 148
Views: 5303

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

I get the impression with VOSA that a certain number of cars with a fuel leak is nothing to really get excited about they will contact Mazda who will probably know nothing about it, now if a certain number of cars had actually caught fire then there may have been a different reaction.

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by Delanor
Sat Dec 19, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Fame at last.
Replies: 2
Views: 409

Fame at last.

An article in Autocar Heroes of Hiroshima

Nice to see they chose a classic looking RX-8. :race:

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by Delanor
Tue Dec 15, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Mazda "Special Tools"
Replies: 8
Views: 362

Re: Mazda "Special Tools"

When I read the topic title I was expecting an expose on "Mazda Trained Technicians" #-o

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by Delanor
Thu Dec 03, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Number plate lamps
Replies: 12
Views: 354

Re: Number plate lamps

Pippypip wrote:
Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:30 pm
I’m pretty sure when I swapped my number plate led units in, my oe ones just kinda fell out with a gentle push
Vj4sothername wrote:
Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:37 pm
Mine took a lot of force. I had to look it up twice to make sure I wasn't breaking something because it felt like I was.
Was that the whole lamp unit or just the lense?

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by Delanor
Wed Dec 02, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Number plate lamps
Replies: 12
Views: 354

Re: Number plate lamps

I had seen that but its just for LED bulb replacement after removing the lense.

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by Delanor
Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Number plate lamps
Replies: 12
Views: 354

Re: Number plate lamps

So just lever them out each side with a plastic trim tool or a thin blade?

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by Delanor
Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Number plate lamps
Replies: 12
Views: 354

Re: Number plate lamps

Basically I want to know if the lamp units can be removed without removing the bumper - I have some LED replacements that have some sort of clip each side but I cannot see how they are held in place.

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by Delanor
Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Number plate lamps
Replies: 12
Views: 354

Number plate lamps

Does anyone know how to remove the number plate lamps ie the whole assembly not just the lense if so does the bumper have to come off? :-k

All contributions gratefully received. :thumleft:

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by Delanor
Sat Nov 28, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Special Edition Register additions.
Replies: 270
Views: 25222

Re: Special Edition Register additions.

List updated :thumleft:

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by Delanor
Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: GSB III 03/08/13 - Present [New Car 1st September 2021]
Replies: 3193
Views: 102146

Re: GSB III 03/08/13 - Present (New Car 2021)

I am liking the look of this even if it is a Chineeez electric MG E - motion The original concept had a range of 310 miles and could do 0-62mph in less than four seconds, thanks to a twin-motor set-up delivering four-wheel drive. Due in 2021 which is not far away. * * Del. 2-mg-e-motion.jpg
by Delanor
Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: An extra bit of weight on the front wheels?
Replies: 14
Views: 315

Re: An extra bit of weight on the front wheels?

That lump is a bit high but whenever there is a problem with engine conversions there usually is an obvious solution to deal with it!

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by Delanor
Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: An extra bit of weight on the front wheels?
Replies: 14
Views: 315

An extra bit of weight on the front wheels?

I wonder if he has really thought this through! 7.3 Litre Diesel RX-8 :-k :race: :crazy:

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by Delanor
Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Hole
Replies: 6
Views: 278

Re: Hole

After changing the bulbs to LEDs twice one has failed, one time it caused an MOT failure then I saw these the other day for the RX-8 (never seen them before) so I have bought two sets so the originals will be replaced and a third added.

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by Delanor
Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: RX-8 going up in value?
Replies: 28
Views: 1090

Re: RX-8 going up in value?

After owing one or two other RX-8`s I made the decision to buy either the R3 or a 40th Anniversary and after a test drive I wasn`t that keen on the looks of the R3 and the 40th was heavily discounted compared to the R3 so I bought that with the intention of keeping it, I have always held the belief ...
by Delanor
Sun Nov 15, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: RX-8 going up in value?
Replies: 28
Views: 1090

RX-8 going up in value?

Some good news in these troubled times - Autocar :thumleft:

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by Delanor
Sat Oct 31, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Hello.. I'm new here..
Topic: On my third RX8
Replies: 19
Views: 501

Re: On my third RX8

https://i.ibb.co/L8qbQbG/123139245-804988353675669-3404330017552077753-n.png This Astra is near dead, flywheel is gone, clutch is toast, slave is leaking oil, engine mounts are banging, bushes on the suspention are all dead, front shocks are wasted, rear springs have both snapped, tires are wrecked...

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