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by Nerdstrike
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Coil pack testing
Replies: 60
Views: 1933

Re: Coil pack testing

Just changed plugs on my GT86, and by Toutatis I would rather change coils and plugs twice as often via the wheel-arch than have to do that again! The coils plug straight through the cam casing, hence the very short "HT lead" is a rubber tube about three inches long. I think they get even less venti...
by Nerdstrike
Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: fuel economy 101
Replies: 84
Views: 2313

Re: fuel economy 101

Wow, the s2 auto must have been a complete sluggard on the highway at 2300rpm. Apart from the heresy and RPM range, you'd do pretty well with a CVT and a rotary. Much more like aircraft operating conditions! There is a utility function whereby the car retains enough torque to handle reasonable highw...
by Nerdstrike
Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Watch out. The American is confused by European gas, and he has questions...
Replies: 20
Views: 559

Re: Watch out. The American is confused by European gas, and he has questions...

warpc0il wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:53 pm
I assume you meant "Owners of older cars" rather than "Older car owners"
Sorry, a poor turn of phrase on my part. I was attempting to refer to the age of the vehicle.
by Nerdstrike
Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Watch out. The American is confused by European gas, and he has questions...
Replies: 20
Views: 559

Re: Watch out. The American is confused by European gas, and he has questions...

On the topic of the variable RON, I think it might relate to regulations (or choice) on how much ethanol they can cut into the fuel. Adding ethanol raises the RON. Then there's the differences in calculating RON between US and the UK (if not the rest of Europe?). In the end, V-power nitro + is the a...
by Nerdstrike
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Uneven rear suspension
Replies: 5
Views: 245

Re: Uneven rear suspension

The philosopher Vin said "It doesn't matter whether you lean by an inch or a mile".

Trust the Spin Doctor!
by Nerdstrike
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:33 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?

If you buy the RX8, they'll have to syphon your fuel tank to get at your disposable income.
by Nerdstrike
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Coolant bottle..
Replies: 18
Views: 705

Re: Coolant bottle..

Maybe fill the coolant system with deuterium loaded water? The extra density might manage to float the damn thing once and for all. If that fails, move up to sulphuric acid, and lastly mercury. I'm sure the waterpump will be fine.
by Nerdstrike
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: I Saw You Today At ......
Replies: 11059
Views: 624045

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

I saw a dark RX8 at RNAS Yeovilton on the 13th, parked in-between some much much more expensive machinery.
by Nerdstrike
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Hydrogen Powered RX-8
Replies: 31
Views: 1234

Re: Hydrogen Powered RX-8

The combustion temperature is poor, due to unburnt fuel and often iffy compression. NOx emissions are all about peak combustion temperature, and a high compression piston engine can make a better burn. The Renesis engine block runs hot because there's a bang on every cycle in the same place, and it ...
by Nerdstrike
Fri May 31, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Car cutting out when changing Gears
Replies: 24
Views: 1039

Re: Car cutting out when changing Gears

Is this the "forgot the idle trims" problem? Did it have its battery disconnected recently?
by Nerdstrike
Thu May 23, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Hello.. I'm new here..
Topic: Potential new owner
Replies: 7
Views: 370

Re: Potential new owner

I propose sticking to the 231 for the higher redline. It's not a lot faster than the 192, but especially as a biker you'll enjoy the wider power band and know how to work it. Read the buyer's guide several times. Most cars on the market now are effectively lemons in need of a rebuild, so you can bar...
by Nerdstrike
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: compression test results opinions
Replies: 39
Views: 1544

Re: compression test results opinions

The readings match the graph spike pattern for the rear rotor, but the front rotor is not recorded matching the pattern. That said, it doesn't look awful. 7 bar dead is probably the lowest of the readings if my guess at the scaling is right. I wouldn't be sad if my car had returned those numbers at ...
by Nerdstrike
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Killed it :(
Replies: 18
Views: 762

Re: Killed it :(

Off to the reliability survey with you...
by Nerdstrike
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Clutch slave cylinder removal.
Replies: 13
Views: 451

Re: Clutch slave cylinder removal.

When I got the slave back on, I was laying on my back, snaking the tools around the curve of the gearbox. I believe I was able to thread the bolts with fingers, and then ratchet them in with smaller tools. It wasn't much fun, and I sure have gotten a lot of mileage out of a wobbly-headed ratchet. Th...
by Nerdstrike
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Swimming pool in passenger footwell!
Replies: 15
Views: 423

Re: Swimming pool in passenger footwell!

Also - best way to clear out the water? I don't have a Vax or anything... Have dropped the window to air it but there's so much it's going to take a while for it to evaporate! Having helped HwAoRrDk remove the river from his car, I can tell you the carpet underlay absorbs many many litres of water,...
by Nerdstrike
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Hesitation at around 6k and smoke
Replies: 17
Views: 571

Re: Hesitation at around 6k and smoke

I've never seen anyone give a compelling justification for why the Renesis is prone to occasional fossil flatulence. My car never did it and I wasn't afraid of topping off the oil, but maybe I was lucky.
by Nerdstrike
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Hesitation at around 6k and smoke
Replies: 17
Views: 571

Re: Hesitation at around 6k and smoke

Oil burp?
Sticky vacuum-operated valves?
Pigeon in intake? What colour smoke do pigeons make?

Given that the car has sat for a bit, I could see the hesitation being a sticky intake valve, but that doesn't explain the smoke.
by Nerdstrike
Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Driving Abroad
Replies: 11
Views: 430

Re: Driving Abroad

Make sure your car is nice and shiny, you might be able to sell it for more than twice it's UK price and fly home with profit to spare...
by Nerdstrike
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Is it cheaper to buy replacement panels to re-spray existing ones?
Replies: 5
Views: 274

Re: Is it cheaper to buy replacement panels to re-spray existing ones?

Colour match for Velocity Red is a nightmare (see car throttle "living with a rotary" for an example of that!), galaxy grey might be a bit easier - someone on here will have tried. It's certainly a lot easier to unbolt one set of bits and fit the next than leaving the car with no bonnet for a few da...
by Nerdstrike
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Dyno Test
Replies: 15
Views: 813

Re: Dyno Test

The AFR readings via OBD are fairly good, at least good enough for figuring out if something is wrong. You wouldn't want to tune a car that way, but the estimate has to be good because the ECU trims itself for efficiency that way (efficient for a rotary that is). I believe OBD also reports commanded...
by Nerdstrike
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Hello.. I'm new here..
Topic: Just bought a non-runner!
Replies: 7
Views: 430

Re: Just bought a non-runner!

I don't reckon any M3 ever has returned more than 25 mpg - he can handle it!

The "spankability" of the RX8 is what I miss these days. I was more nervous about it as a commuter than at the track. Good luck with your toy MarkG!
by Nerdstrike
Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Guess the car....
Replies: 8
Views: 346

Re: Guess the car....

Someone needs to update that stock photo with a bottle o' 2T.
by Nerdstrike
Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Winter Projects...
Replies: 14
Views: 663

Re: Winter Projects...

Oooh, I got a bit excited staring at the CAD. Yes, I mean you 13black.
by Nerdstrike
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: 3D Printed Rotary Engine
Replies: 6
Views: 471

Re: 3D Printed Rotary Engine

Looks he lost a side seal, judging by the damage to the centre plate.
by Nerdstrike
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Update - Clutch Pedal Sticking or is it Shot...
Replies: 29
Views: 1392

Re: Clutch Pedal Sticking

Two parts of the change are frustrating- attaching the hardline (attach it before you mount it), and bleeding the b*****. You'll be wanting a friend for that.

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