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by Phil Bate
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: COOLANT coming out through starter motor
Replies: 7
Views: 337

Re: COOLANT coming out through starter motor

:whathesaid:

On the offside rear. Fingers crossed!
by Phil Bate
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: RX8 Hints and Tips
Topic: Rear light misting any cure.
Replies: 34
Views: 5201

Re: Rear light misting any cure.

It was 4mm thick, 2 or 3mm should be fine though. If you remove the clusters again you should be able to see if they were mating to the body properly, as they will have left an indent in the foam. Did both lights gain moisture again after fitting the new gaskets?
by Phil Bate
Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Leaving the engine cover off?
Replies: 10
Views: 279

Re: Leaving the engine cover off?

I think it's more to do with stopping pedestrians from damaging your engine through the bonnet when mowing them down.


No, wait... stopping your engine from damaging pedestrians. That was it.
by Phil Bate
Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Replacement Tablet for Sat Nav conversion
Replies: 32
Views: 1327

Re: Replacement Tablet for Sat Nav conversion

:whathesaid:

WiFi signals can trigger the intrusion sensors, which are RF based rather than ultrasonic
by Phil Bate
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Single rotor failure?
Replies: 9
Views: 379

Re: Single rotor failure?

I wouldn't personally, it can leave very nasty deposits. Let's see what the compression test says and go from there [-o<
by Phil Bate
Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: Phil's other car escapades
Replies: 50
Views: 3334

Re: Phil's other car escapades

I can't believe it's been two years since I posted to this thread [-X Obviously the other car escapades have been many and frequent, I just hadn't gotten around to documenting them but I'll try and recap as I find pictures. Anyway, as some of you know I like to fit my own tyres and occasionally do t...
by Phil Bate
Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Paul's MX-5 NC with a 231 heart
Replies: 282
Views: 6951

Re: Paul's MX-5 NC with a 231 heart

Sorry, forgot to mention - the valves are also 5mm so the same hose will work (4mm for mechanical fit). Also from the earlier discussion, the rear O2 sensor does impact the fuel trims when it is present . Being a narrow band sensor it's much more sensitive to changes just around stoichiometric than ...
by Phil Bate
Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Paul's MX-5 NC with a 231 heart
Replies: 282
Views: 6951

Re: Paul's MX-5 NC with a 231 heart

5mm. You will need an adaptor to feed them from the 10mm barb on the filler neck
by Phil Bate
Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Paul's MX-5 NC with a 231 heart
Replies: 282
Views: 6951

Re: Paul's MX-5 NC with a 231 heart

4mm I think, give me a sec I have an engine next door...
by Phil Bate
Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Paul's MX-5 NC with a 231 heart
Replies: 282
Views: 6951

Re: Paul's MX-5 NC with a 231 heart

I think they are, if not close enough :thumleft:

The newer arrangement is nice, I nicked it off the dead Kuro engine for mine. It constantly draws air up through the filler so should reduce condensation.
by Phil Bate
Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Buying
Topic: WTB 231 vacuum chamber
Replies: 8
Views: 221

Re: WTB 231 vacuum chamber

I spent months chasing a trim problem once that only reared it's head when the engine warmed up, and it turned out to be that hose feeding the reservoir. I'd replaced it with a length of silicone hose that turned out had a small hole in it, that only opened up once it got warm and supple #-o Did you...
by Phil Bate
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Buying
Topic: WTB 231 vacuum chamber
Replies: 8
Views: 221

Re: WTB 231 vacuum chamber

The one stuck to the oil filler? Do you need the whole thing or just the seals?
by Phil Bate
Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Replacement for Vresestein 225/45 ZR 18 95Y
Replies: 3
Views: 196

Re: Replacement for Vresestein 225/45 ZR 18 95Y

As you have found the Sessanta has been discontinued and superseded by the Ultrac Vorti. It's essentially a different tyre so ideally you will need to replace at least the axle pair.
by Phil Bate
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Paul's MX-5 NC with a 231 heart
Replies: 282
Views: 6951

Re: Paul's MX-5 NC with a 231 heart

About 100 for the Mocal in -10AN flavour, which is what I'll end up fitting on the Kuro when I change the cooler. The Mishi is 120
by Phil Bate
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Paul's MX-5 NC with a 231 heart
Replies: 282
Views: 6951

Re: Paul's MX-5 NC with a 231 heart

Ah yes, nice 8)


This would look good in there

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Go on, treat yourself :D
by Phil Bate
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Paul's MX-5 NC with a 231 heart
Replies: 282
Views: 6951

Re: Paul's MX-5 NC with a 231 heart

What oil cooler setup and piping are you running Paul?
by Phil Bate
Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Ceramic CATS and CAT recommendations
Replies: 43
Views: 1337

Re: Ceramic CATS and CAT recommendations

That's pretty much what I'll be doing if/when my original unit gives up. I have had a PTR Exhausts straight decat pipe sat on the shelf for years, ready to cut and weld a 200cel cat and resonator into. But the damn thing just keeps going :)
by Phil Bate
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Ceramic CATS and CAT recommendations
Replies: 43
Views: 1337

Re: Ceramic CATS and CAT recommendations

It's a ceramic monolith, and yes it's a full on beefcake. Bear in mind that with conventional engines of a similar emission you would normally see two, in a one per bank kind of arrangement. No idea of the density but it looks similar to other original fit units
by Phil Bate
Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Ceramic CATS and CAT recommendations
Replies: 43
Views: 1337

Re: Ceramic CATS and CAT recommendations

My Mazda cat has just pipped 90k miles. I deleted the SAI pump about 40k miles ago and it has a small nick in the front of the monolith where a bit of apex seal escaped, but it operates perfectly and sails through the MOT without any special warming up. I think they are pretty good as long as the ig...
by Phil Bate
Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Verdict on use of Shell Helix HX8 ECT 5W-40 synthetic oil without a SOHN/COFS
Replies: 14
Views: 451

Re: Verdict on use of Shell Helix HX8 ECT 5W-40 synthetic oil without a SOHN/COFS

... Its been proven that a 40 weight oil has better bearing protection than a 30 weight oil with regards to bearing life. 5w is still a lot thicker than 40 weight at temp so id suggest it is preferable. For every day use it's probably equally if not more important to change the oil regularly than w...
by Phil Bate
Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: fuel economy 101
Replies: 84
Views: 2316

Re: fuel economy 101

Dr. FrankenRex wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:53 pm
...If an engine is more efficient at 3,000rpm at 75mph it should be even more efficient doing 3,000rpm at 70mph as there is less resistance from all parts of the system...
I am now confused :-k


edit: snap!
by Phil Bate
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Verdict on use of Shell Helix HX8 ECT 5W-40 synthetic oil without a SOHN/COFS
Replies: 14
Views: 451

Re: Verdict on use of Shell Helix HX8 ECT 5W-40 synthetic oil without a SOHN/COFS

Don't confuse flashpoint with how quickly an oil burns, it's just the lowest temperature at which some component of the oil will vaporise to support combustion. I think the op wants to know if it's safe to use in the sump without an OMP adaptor. The club advice is to stick to mineral oils or semi-sy...
by Phil Bate
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Paul's MX-5 NC with a 231 heart
Replies: 282
Views: 6951

Re: Paul's MX-5 NC with a 231 heart

That looks really neat =D>
by Phil Bate
Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Airbox Tray.
Replies: 11
Views: 385

Re: Airbox Tray.

They will have stock of the full hose kits this month :thumleft:

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