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by Delanor
Sat Dec 04, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Special Edition Register additions.
Replies: 288
Views: 27765

Re: Special Edition Register additions.

List updated 187 models now registered. :thumleft:

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by Delanor
Sat Dec 04, 2021 1:06 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: EV the future ?
Replies: 46
Views: 827

Re: EV the future ?

In addition to that with an ICE over a period of time there is a value of the vehicle based on age etc with an EV if the battery capacity has deteriorated to an extent that replacement is necessary ie there is an immediate large expense to make to keep it serviceable how will that work, I can envisa...
by Delanor
Sat Dec 04, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: EV the future ?
Replies: 46
Views: 827

Re: EV the future ?

So you think Lithium based batteries as an industry proven base are the answer even in EV manufacture when its safety record is already questionable when used in cars, Cobalt also used in the manufacture is already causing concern due to its toxic properties that is present in mining it, it is also ...
by Delanor
Fri Dec 03, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: EV the future ?
Replies: 46
Views: 827

Re: EV the future ?

The trouble is they are old technology already, improved battery technology in capacity and charging is being developed now it is reported that the Chinese are working on Zinc based batteries as opposed to Lithium which will be safer with more capacity, quicker charging, I think I will wait for the ...
by Delanor
Thu Dec 02, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: The most expensive standard RX8 ever?
Replies: 4
Views: 241

Re: The most expensive standard RX8 ever?

Not that I`m biased its a 40th Anniversary so worth every penny cent it would be worth a lot more if the steery wheel was on the right side. :nod:

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by Delanor
Wed Dec 01, 2021 10:24 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Fuel efficiency in winter
Replies: 9
Views: 178

Re: Fuel efficiency in winter

I don`t know about others but I have noticed that on a damp day with very low temps my RX-8 is one of those cars that seems so much better to drive and years ago I had a chipped Escort RS Turbo and that also always felt better in those conditions.

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by Delanor
Sun Nov 28, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: EV the future ?
Replies: 46
Views: 827

Re: EV the future ?

It doesn`t look like Toyota has given up Toyota and Co synthetic fuel and Porsche obviously has a vested interest.

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by Delanor
Sat Nov 27, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Pistonheads can`t quite make their mind up on an RX-8
Replies: 10
Views: 307

Pistonheads can`t quite make their mind up on an RX-8

A definite tasty looking RX-8 - https://www.pistonheads.com/news/ph-features-heroes/mazda-rx-8-ph-heroes/38727 :race: Gone off the boil a bit here - https://www.pistonheads.com/regulars/ph-features-sheds/shed-of-the-week--mazda-rx-8/41214 :paranoid: The latest a bit of both now - https://www.pistonh...
by Delanor
Sat Nov 27, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: EV the future ?
Replies: 46
Views: 827

Re: EV the future ?

So we don`t think the oil producing countries, oil companies, car manufacturers etc will pour millions of dollars into developing carbon neutral synthetic fuel? :-k :race:

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by Delanor
Sat Nov 27, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Anyone seen or have one of these spoilers
Replies: 2
Views: 119

Re: Anyone seen or have one of these spoilers

That be a copy of a Mazdaspeed spoiler I doubt there are many OE ones about these days. :-k

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by Delanor
Wed Nov 10, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: UPDATE 3/21: **SAFETY ALERT: Fuel Tank recall - Fuel Leaks & Other Issues"
Replies: 277
Views: 11327

Re: UPDATE 3/21: **SAFETY ALERT: Fuel Tank recall - Fuel Leaks & Other Issues"

Nothing changed much with Mazda dealers then - my review of the 1st time round re-call. Re: Worcester Dealer (Edwards) Post by Delanor » 18 Jul 2018, 13:35 Another extremely poor Mazda dealer - my RX-8 was booked in for a serious recall (fuel pump fire risk) a friend followed me in his car to this d...
by Delanor
Wed Nov 10, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: RX8 now...... but whats your car history?
Replies: 699
Views: 42882

Re: RX8 now...... but whats your car history?

Time for an update. Lambretta TV175. Honda CG125. 1963 Mini Cooper Van. 1959 Austin A40 Farina. 1967 Hillman Imp Californian. 1969 Sunbeam Stilletto. 1971 Mini Clubman 850. 1972 Vauxhall Viva. 1973 Triumph Spitfire.Mk 1V 1973 Mini 1275 GT (Cooper S spec) 1973 Triumph GT6 MK 3 1973 Reliant Scimitar G...
by Delanor
Wed Nov 10, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: RX8 pictures in The Sun . .
Replies: 17
Views: 417

Re: RX8 pictures in The Sun . .

Whatever next I suppose the R3 alloys are bigger than a 40th Anniversary alloys! :roll: :-k :idea: :lol:

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by Delanor
Wed Nov 10, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: RX8 pictures in The Sun . .
Replies: 17
Views: 417

Re: RX8 pictures in The Sun . .

Its not a real RX-8 is it - those lights are not quite right. :-k :idea: * * Del. DSCN0952a.jpg :-k that's a real 8, it's just an S1 with the LED tails conversion that look a bit mucky :thumleft: only slightly different to the R3 lights since they're shorter in height and the circles are smaller :D...
by Delanor
Wed Nov 10, 2021 9:44 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: RX8 pictures in The Sun . .
Replies: 17
Views: 417

Re: RX8 pictures in The Sun . .

Oh god, here we go again... Also, on the subject, the RX-8 was featured in BBC's Sherlock - 100% nobody has noticed that before... That wasn`t a real RX-8 it must have been a BBC prop modified by their special effects dept to look like an RX-8. :-k :nod: :thumleft: BJ06ZHT LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER SP...
by Delanor
Wed Nov 10, 2021 9:21 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: RX8 pictures in The Sun . .
Replies: 17
Views: 417

Re: RX8 pictures in The Sun . .

Its not a real RX-8 is it - those lights are not quite right. :-k :idea:

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by Delanor
Sat Nov 06, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Recommended mechanic for Mazda RX-8 in area of Coventry
Replies: 7
Views: 280

Re: Recommended mechanic for Mazda RX-8 in area of Coventry

Try Ryan Rotary @ Rugby they maybe able to help.

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by Delanor
Sat Nov 06, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: UPDATE 3/21: **SAFETY ALERT: Fuel Tank recall - Fuel Leaks & Other Issues"
Replies: 277
Views: 11327

Re: UPDATE 3/21: **SAFETY ALERT: Fuel Tank recall - Fuel Leaks & Other Issues"

Might be worth keeping an eye on this as it only takes literally 10 minutes to lift the access covers, I have just checked on mine - both sides dry.

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by Delanor
Thu Nov 04, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: This could be terrible news….
Replies: 15
Views: 551

Re: This could be terrible news….

I have been thinking of a Volvo XC40 Recharge - 4WD, 402 bhp and 0-60 in 4.9 secs that is quick just need to sort the £53K. :-k :shock:

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by Delanor
Thu Nov 04, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: This could be terrible news….
Replies: 15
Views: 551

Re: This could be terrible news….

Just out of idle curiosity what tuning modifications to increase performance of my electric car if and when I get one will there be available? :-k High compression accelerator pedal, multi point brushes,free flow armature stack,twin commutator, Ever Ready U2 battery booster pack etc. #-o * * Del.
by Delanor
Wed Nov 03, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Guilt or Glee?
Replies: 16
Views: 417

Re: Guilt or Glee?

I much prefer this one!

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by Delanor
Sat Oct 30, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: Hello.. I'm new here..
Topic: Hello.. I’m new here (Andi)
Replies: 12
Views: 333

Re: Hello.. I’m new here (Andi)

:welcome: Andi.

Aside from a compression check make sure the ignition coils and lead`s, and the spark plugs are all good quality items and that they have not been fitted since the year dot, its most important that its all in good condition to get good :race:

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by Delanor
Sun Oct 24, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: I Saw You Today At ......
Replies: 11217
Views: 670030

Re: I Saw You Today At ......

Saw a Winning Blue on Park Hill Drive in Coventry it caught me unawares as I very rarely see other RX-8`s but I did just manage a wave but didn`t get his number.

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by Delanor
Sun Oct 24, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Revolutionary DRL`s.
Replies: 9
Views: 396

Re: Revolutionary DRL`s.

Well in that case you will need a matching Wind power flashing LED Antenna and also don`t forget the wind power Windscreen wiper lights

If you fit all of those just think how envious all the other RX-8 owners will be. :nod: :crybaby:

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by Delanor
Sun Oct 24, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Do you see many RX8's?
Replies: 860
Views: 50853

Re: Do you see many RX8's?

Saw a Winning Blue on Park Hill Drive, Coventry caught me unawares I managed a quick wave but never got his number.

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