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by Delanor
Sun Sep 26, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Hachiroku's 40th Anniversary
Replies: 6
Views: 275

Re: Hachiroku's 40th Anniversary

Interesting to see that oil as Comma are not very forth coming with an oil recommendation for the RX-8 when I questioned this with Comma they said it was due to the fact that Mazda stipulate a mineral oil only ie no synthetic`s etc, I shall keep that oil in mind for possible future use. Vehicle Warn...
by Delanor
Fri Sep 24, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: Hello.. I'm new here..
Topic: New Forum, New Car!
Replies: 17
Views: 415

Re: New Forum, New Car!

If they are D585`s that is a conversion kit and Magnecor leads will do nicely to go with them. :thumleft:

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by Delanor
Fri Sep 24, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: Hello.. I'm new here..
Topic: New Forum, New Car!
Replies: 17
Views: 415

Re: New Forum, New Car!

Thanks all, Tyre change is on the cards as it's got cheapo Chinese ones on at the mo. It has had new coils and leads, I forget what the guy said they were tho! It is difficult spending if you think its not needed but if the previous owner has fitted cheap Chinese tyres then chances are that its the...
by Delanor
Fri Sep 24, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: Hello.. I'm new here..
Topic: New Forum, New Car!
Replies: 17
Views: 415

Re: New Forum, New Car!

:welcome: and congrat`s on your new acquisition. Have a read up on the Buyers Guide if you haven`t already its up there ^^^^^ on the header. Without going into too much detail with regard to "the correct oil" read up here Oil101 for newbies and go by that for now. :thumleft: Then when time...
by Delanor
Fri Sep 24, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: RX8 Hints and Tips
Topic: Potentially useful
Replies: 6
Views: 282

Re: Potentially useful

Each to their own but my RX-8 oil filling kit consists of 5 litres of Shell Helix 10w 40 and a 1 litre bottle then when required I put 1/2 litre in the 1 litre bottle and top up the engine its easy to pour in and no chance of over filling and more importantly no funnels etc to clean afterwards! :-k ...
by Delanor
Thu Sep 23, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Low emission E10 fuel
Replies: 97
Views: 3814

Re: Low emission E10 fuel

I honestly cannot see any difference using E10 fuel the performance seems to be the same I cannot speak for any fuel consumption change as I have always worked on the basis that with the RX-8 I drive it and when it needs fuel I put more in it and then continue to drive it. :race: all I know is that ...
by Delanor
Thu Sep 23, 2021 6:29 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Low emission E10 fuel
Replies: 97
Views: 3814

Re: Low emission E10 fuel

All cars will also have a switch or setting to disable the speed limit or set it at any level desired. Having it set automatically is I think considered too dangerous. eg: motorway road works with an average speed limit or Smart motorways still show as 70 mph on my Google Earth sat nav so unless th...
by Delanor
Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:09 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Low emission E10 fuel
Replies: 97
Views: 3814

Re: Low emission E10 fuel

Time to get working on my patented GPS blocker that fits any car and sends a dummy signal that I'm just off to the shops at 29 mph all the time Not wishing to jump the gun but put me down for a couple please with further orders to follow! Next years EU regulation that all new cars sold in the EU wi...
by Delanor
Tue Sep 21, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Low emission E10 fuel
Replies: 97
Views: 3814

Re: Low emission E10 fuel

One thing for sure increased E10 fuel cost is just the tip of the iceberg with a potential scheme for a road usage charge being considered EV`S are going to ultimately be the target to recover lost fuel duty and VED charges - have just seen this with a third of households having no off street parkin...
by Delanor
Mon Sep 20, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Help with diagnosing a whinging gearbox
Replies: 46
Views: 1342

Re: Help with diagnosing a whinging gearbox

From the Buyers Guide: Be aware! When presenting an RX-8 for an MOT you should inform the tester that the car is equipped with a LSD as it has now become apparent that some MOT stations are not aware that the car is so equipped (although that information should be available when the cars details are...
by Delanor
Sun Sep 19, 2021 11:25 pm
Forum: Hello.. I'm new here..
Topic: Hello everyone...
Replies: 5
Views: 606

Re: Hello everyone...

:welcome:

Nice to see another Coventrian owner - where about in Cov` are you?

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by Delanor
Sat Sep 18, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Passenger door lock
Replies: 6
Views: 248

Re: Passenger door lock

Success! the passenger door is locking correctly again, as I suspected it wasn`t a lack of lubrication the motor was very weak hardly any power at all so I have had to replace the whole actuator assembly but now I have found a source of replacement motors although it is China so have ordered a coupl...
by Delanor
Wed Sep 15, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: Hello.. I'm new here..
Topic: New Member
Replies: 8
Views: 190

Re: New Member

Hi all, I thought I'd join as I've picked up a kuro black PZ today Stew :welcome: Stew there is a mine of information and help so plenty to read up on - starting with the special edition PZ is finished in one of two colours "Brilliant Black or "Galaxy Grey" - " Kuro" is Jap...
by Delanor
Tue Sep 14, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Passenger door lock
Replies: 6
Views: 248

Re: Passenger door lock

Something I have been looking in to but has anyone got one of these motors that are surplus to requirement dead or alive its the motor that works the door actuator/lock I only want it to get the size of it as there are many replacement door motors available for various makes of car and it occurred t...
by Delanor
Mon Sep 13, 2021 11:01 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Advice - wrong tyres fitted
Replies: 13
Views: 402

Re: Advice - wrong tyres fitted

Bridgestone recommend two tyres in 225/45/R18 91W and they are the Potenza Sport and the Turanza T005 but in terms of suitability for the RX-8 I don`t think either have been rated by owners on here. If the original tyres were 17 years old then presumably they would have been the OE Bridgestone REO40...
by Delanor
Wed Sep 01, 2021 10:57 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Special Edition Register additions.
Replies: 286
Views: 27212

Re: Special Edition Register additions.

Register updated. :thumleft:

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by Delanor
Fri Aug 20, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: New Car Ordered
Replies: 25
Views: 625

Re: New Car Ordered

Will this Porsche be fitted with a speed limiter :shock: (sorry its an intelligent speed assistance (ISA) tool) as next year all cars sold in the EU will have them fitted and apparently this could be in the UK as well this is because the UK has retained most EU laws for new cars as it helps standard...
by Delanor
Fri Aug 06, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: The truth isn`t out there!
Replies: 4
Views: 255

The truth isn`t out there!

Had a delivery yesterday by a young guy who was admiring my RX-8, he obviously liked his cars and he proceeded to tell me why its a shame they are so cheap and not a lot of good, apparently the problem is "because they rev to 9000 RPM the engines wear out quickly that is why they are so cheap a...
by Delanor
Wed Aug 04, 2021 10:19 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: DSC kicked in left corners only
Replies: 6
Views: 154

Re: DSC kicked in left corners only

I had this happen once it turned out that one of the rear REO50 Bridgestones had picked up a huge nail on the inside wall that had gone through and was trying to exit through the side wall on the other side of course you couldn`t see anything from outside but there was in fact "zero" air p...
by Delanor
Wed Aug 04, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Low emission E10 fuel
Replies: 97
Views: 3814

Re: Low emission E10 fuel

Also compatibility to run E10 applies to OE only so if you have changed parts then that may not apply and apparently the GOV check list is not that accurate either in its list of makes suitability. I checked with Draper if E10 will affect my 1 year old lawn mower - they have no answer they will have...
by Delanor
Tue Aug 03, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Low emission E10 fuel
Replies: 97
Views: 3814

Re: Low emission E10 fuel

Well in my case my Gennie is 10 years old, chainsaw 7 years old, hedge trimmer 5 years old, lawn mower 1 year old and some are OK with E10 some are not but they all will be OK with super unleaded.

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by Delanor
Tue Aug 03, 2021 1:01 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Low emission E10 fuel
Replies: 97
Views: 3814

Re: Low emission E10 fuel

Did you know that lawn mowers, generators will not run on E10 it's super unleaded for those now.

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by Delanor
Thu Jul 29, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: DIY
Topic: Stabiliser (drop) link change - 'take no prisoners!' method
Replies: 42
Views: 2748

Re: Stabiliser (drop) link change - 'take no prisoners!' method

That is what happened on this occasion the bottom nut came off without putting up a fight but the top nut I got it to about 3 mm from the end of the thread then it just wouldn`t move without turning the whole joint even with 2 pair of moles on it so the angle grinder came out to be honest it would h...
by Delanor
Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: DIY
Topic: Stabiliser (drop) link change - 'take no prisoners!' method
Replies: 42
Views: 2748

Re: Stabiliser (drop) link change - 'take no prisoners!' method

I merged my post into Phil`s topic. To be honest soaking with penetrating oil etc I could only move the top ball joint nut so far by clamping the ball of the joint with Moles it was solid with rust so I ended up cutting it off but as I have already explained pack the top nut with washers and it sho...
by Delanor
Wed Jul 28, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: DIY
Topic: Stabiliser (drop) link change - 'take no prisoners!' method
Replies: 42
Views: 2748

Replacing Drop Links

Having found myself having to replace the front N/S Drop Link although my car is only on 30K miles (the O/S broke a few years back) I don`t know about anyone else but I find the lower joint is easy with the nut coming off easily but the top is always difficult because the lower joint bolts through a...

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