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by RotaryMC
Tue Nov 25, 2008 2:01 pm
Forum: RX8 Hints and Tips
Topic: Wheel corrosion etc
Replies: 66
Views: 6077

I take it they are polished alloys or something similarly non-standard? There's no way a set of 4 standard alloys should cost £1,750. You could probably buy a set of 4 new ones off Ebay for less than £350.
by RotaryMC
Tue Sep 02, 2008 8:58 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Insurance Quotes
Replies: 1989
Views: 227511

full comp, me, the missus, mum and my dad (some experience always helps) £1141-51, 12 months full comp, 1 yr ncb btw im 18, missus is 17 (not even passed her test- this actually reduced the figure 500 kwid), and parents 40's and 50's. diamond :D :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: *smug That's excellent....
by RotaryMC
Tue Jul 22, 2008 8:22 am
Forum: RX8 Hints and Tips
Topic: Potential 6 speed Gear Box selection problems?
Replies: 23
Views: 2302

That uprated gearbox is not a bad price!
by RotaryMC
Wed May 21, 2008 1:04 pm
Forum: Aftermarket
Topic: Mazda Lowering Springs Kit Being Fitted......
Replies: 24
Views: 1233

RX8Head wrote:Not alot although More Than won't insure me with lowering springs :(
More Than won't insure for any modifications. They cancelled my insurance when I fitted a Racing Beat exhaust - I'm now with Esure.
by RotaryMC
Wed May 21, 2008 1:02 pm
Forum: Aftermarket
Topic: Mazda Lowering Springs Kit Being Fitted......
Replies: 24
Views: 1233

As for Exhaust I don`t know about going for RB one now,as Tips point down to the ground :roll: according to the picture I seen on the Roteckniks section on this forum :!: No, that's the Racing Beat RACE exhaust. The normal Racing Beat exhaust has tips that point out horizontally, and by the way, th...
by RotaryMC
Fri Apr 11, 2008 8:33 am
Forum: DIY
Topic: Changing the Spark Plugs
Replies: 68
Views: 10753

^^ Note that these setting are cm and inches, not metres and feet! Misreading this and torquing up to 156 foot pounds will definitely strip the threads in your engine :shock: Most torque wrenches that I've seen don't go down to torque settings this low. I would go very very carefully.
by RotaryMC
Wed Apr 02, 2008 8:57 pm
Forum: Aftermarket
Topic: DC Sports Exhaust
Replies: 11
Views: 495

SteveW wrote:It came down to not wanting to be too obnoxious, living in a small village, and not wanting to make the car wearing on the motorway. As RB's website says, the RB buyer seeks an exhaust note that reflects the character of both the car and the maturity of the car owner. :wink:
Spot on :D
by RotaryMC
Wed Apr 02, 2008 1:44 pm
Forum: Aftermarket
Topic: DC Sports Exhaust
Replies: 11
Views: 495

Tips look a bit small - should have got a Racing Beat :wink:

And your hubs need painting :wink: :wink:
by RotaryMC
Mon Mar 10, 2008 9:15 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Dealer Service costs and General Information.
Replies: 875
Views: 97694

That's a good deal. TW Whites charge £350 for a 4th year service without an MOT (but including oil)
by RotaryMC
Wed Feb 27, 2008 8:50 pm
Forum: RX8 Hints and Tips
Topic: 3 years coming up, Warranty ends, MOT due.
Replies: 96
Views: 8169

A few of the usual suspects:

Cracked handbrake lever
Rust on sills
Corroded alloys
Corroded wheelnuts
by RotaryMC
Mon Feb 25, 2008 12:43 pm
Forum: RX8 Hints and Tips
Topic: Engine mount inspection
Replies: 59
Views: 10775

The vast majority of the cost is labour. IIRC the mounts themselves are only about £50. Errr..............No. N/S £101 O/S £112 They're about £60 (well $116 anyway) if you order them from autopartspeople.com - and why not, if you're fitting them yourself! I meant £60 each by the way. The cost for M...
by RotaryMC
Mon Feb 25, 2008 8:34 am
Forum: RX8 Hints and Tips
Topic: Engine mount inspection
Replies: 59
Views: 10775

The vast majority of the cost is labour. IIRC the mounts themselves are only about £50.
by RotaryMC
Tue Feb 19, 2008 1:20 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Dealer Service costs and General Information.
Replies: 875
Views: 97694

4th service from TW Whites Byfleet £342 :( Plus bodwork check £17.04 :( The service price includes oil and all recommended service parts (such as pollen filter etc).
by RotaryMC
Tue Feb 05, 2008 8:31 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Dealer Service costs and General Information.
Replies: 875
Views: 97694

Re: service costs

Just had mine serviced at mazda warrington.3rd year service .............£377.!!!!! :shock: :shock: its a mazda not a porsche! never mind, its running sweet , they did a good job and ordered the oil pipes for next week. 3rd year service includes the very expensive spark plugs (something like £160 o...
by RotaryMC
Mon Jan 07, 2008 9:56 pm
Forum: RX8 Hints and Tips
Topic: Wiper Replacement - Dont mess about !
Replies: 106
Views: 11591

I'm going back to 'normal' blades next time. The flat blades with spoilers the wrong way round do lift on my car at around 70mph, and the bottom right hand part of the screen (driver's side) gets missed. I think I'll try the Champion blades next which are a lot cheaper too.
by RotaryMC
Fri Dec 07, 2007 1:35 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: It's a great car and other non-negative RX8 stuff
Replies: 819
Views: 94177

That sounds great :D
by RotaryMC
Tue Nov 13, 2007 1:28 pm
Forum: RX8 Hints and Tips
Topic: Wiper Replacement - Dont mess about !
Replies: 106
Views: 11591

Do they still have the spoilers the wrong way up? I bought a set a few months ago and it looks like they're meant to be for left-hand drive cars.
by RotaryMC
Fri Sep 21, 2007 7:40 pm
Forum: RX8 Hints and Tips
Topic: Wheel corrosion etc
Replies: 66
Views: 6077

How the heck do alloy wheels rust? I understand that they can tarnish if the protective layer is damaged but never heard of alloys rusting. It's not rust (ferrous oxide), that is just corrosion in iron and steel. Alloys can corrode as well, especially if they're not well protected by paint and lacq...
by RotaryMC
Mon Sep 03, 2007 12:51 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: I Saw You Today At ......
Replies: 11109
Views: 636400

Brand spanking new 57 plate BB in Frimley on Saturday - it was the first 57 plate I'd seen.
by RotaryMC
Tue Jun 26, 2007 8:53 am
Forum: DIY
Topic: Fitting Lowering Springs :)
Replies: 43
Views: 3041

It makes sense to use a torque wrench to tighten all the various bolts and nuts when reassembling. Torque settings are fairly critical on anything related to the suspension.
by RotaryMC
Fri Jun 15, 2007 7:05 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Insurance Quotes
Replies: 1989
Views: 227511

Agreed. I was with More Than and when I wanted to fit my Racing Beat exhaust they refused to provide cover and cancelled the policy. I started a new policy with Esure. By the way SteveW I got what seemed to be a full pro-rata refund of my premium from More Than so it might be worth changing to anoth...
by RotaryMC
Mon Jun 11, 2007 7:56 pm
Forum: Aftermarket
Topic: Uprated Brakes & Calipers
Replies: 21
Views: 1274

They look excellent - so much better than the standard brakes
by RotaryMC
Mon Jun 04, 2007 1:11 pm
Forum: The Vault
Topic: Goodwood FOS
Replies: 11
Views: 597

I was thinking of going but from what I can see all the grandstand seats are sold out on all 3 days.
by RotaryMC
Fri Jun 01, 2007 9:13 am
Forum: The Vault
Topic: F1 TESTING DAYS SILVERSTONE JUNE 21-24
Replies: 10
Views: 706

Test days are great. I went to one back in 1996 as a guest of Tyrrell and was able to wander up and down the pitlane looking into all the garages. I even found myself standing next to Alain Prost on the pitwall at one point (he was advising Mclaren at the time). And I was able to get right next to t...
by RotaryMC
Fri May 18, 2007 8:25 am
Forum: RX8 Hints and Tips
Topic: Wiper Replacement - Dont mess about !
Replies: 106
Views: 11591

Where's the best (cheapest) place to buy the Bosch wipers? I don't fancy paying £18 each or whatever it was I saw them for in Halfords. :shock:

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