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by Phil Bate
Tue May 26, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Buying
Topic: Deep side skirts
Replies: 13
Views: 384

Re: Deep side skirts

I don't blame you at all! Not for me either :)
by Phil Bate
Tue May 26, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Buying
Topic: Deep side skirts
Replies: 13
Views: 384

Re: Deep side skirts

I don't know if they'd be of any interest to you, but I have a set of Neodesign/Wangan skirts I was going to list soon in a parts clearout. They are GRP so would need some creative fitting (as usual): wangan_skirts.jpg MazdaRX8FrontWanganB720N.jpg I bought them years ago along with the bumper but de...
by Phil Bate
Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: subframe rust how to treat
Replies: 58
Views: 4324

Re: subframe rust how to treat

Good job =D> I'm still working on the replacement rear subframe at the moment, but I probably won't drop the fuel tank when I fit it as it's relatively well protected above there and looks sound as far as I could peep. That will be a job for another day
by Phil Bate
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Aftermarket fuel pump and resistor over heating
Replies: 15
Views: 367

Re: Aftermarket fuel pump and resistor over heating

How old is the rest of the pump assembly?
by Phil Bate
Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Will66's Silver RX8 Fast Road/Track Mods now known as #project66
Replies: 82
Views: 7147

Re: Will66's Silver RX8 Fast Road/Track Mods now known as #project66

Will66 wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:29 pm
... the stock Ecu won’t allow specific control above the stock redline apparently.

Playing with an Adaptronic will be cool, but just for future reference you can rescale the axes in certain tables so that the stock PCM doesn't have to extrapolate at high RPM values ;)
by Phil Bate
Sat Feb 29, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Replacing steering uj
Replies: 15
Views: 478

Re: Replacing steering uj

:whathesaid: and :whathesaid:

The UJ would be the last thing I would suspect for play, but easily checked with the rest of the potential culprits. Get a friend to help and start wiggling!
by Phil Bate
Sat Feb 29, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: subframe rust how to treat
Replies: 58
Views: 4324

Re: subframe rust how to treat

Yes they can be a pain to free off. I broke them free on my silver car years ago - it took hours of working the bolts back and forth until they finally slipped in the bushes, then I could drive them out by fitting the nuts flush with the end of the bolts and tapping away at them with 'a persuader'. ...
by Phil Bate
Sat Feb 29, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Rear inside wheel clearance
Replies: 1
Views: 163

Re: Rear inside wheel clearance

If it's any help, my 9.5" rims at 40mm offset are 9.05mm closer to the inboard than standard and there is loads of room
by Phil Bate
Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: subframe rust how to treat
Replies: 58
Views: 4324

Re: subframe rust how to treat

Anyone removed the rear sub-frame, is there a way of getting the brake pipes out with out damaging them, one thought was to cut and join but as a last resort? The rear lines are continuous all the way to the ABS unit. You can remove them easily if you have the engine and front subframe out already,...
by Phil Bate
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Heavy bottoms and rear suspension question
Replies: 20
Views: 731

Re: Heavy bottoms and rear suspension question

Hmm, interesting :-k If you don't find anything obvious perhaps it would worth loosening and re-tightening the inboard suspension arm bolts with the car settled, to reset the bushes
by Phil Bate
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Heavy bottoms and rear suspension question
Replies: 20
Views: 731

Re: Heavy bottoms and rear suspension question

Assuming everything is in order, it only takes a slight undulation in the road surface across the diagonal to throw the height out between axle sides. Measure the difference at the front as well, you'll likely see it out too but the other way around. As Pete says you need to find a perfectly flat su...
by Phil Bate
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: new disks and pads
Replies: 30
Views: 808

Re: new disks and pads

The Pagid discs are my choice also, and a full set comes to around 180 from ECP. They come with a silver zinc coating already but I always dust them with HT black paint for aesthetics. I don't mask them, I just do a few rotations aiming at the outer edge and the edge of the bell/hat. The overspray o...
by Phil Bate
Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Hello.. I'm new here..
Topic: NEWBY NEEDS HELP
Replies: 38
Views: 746

Re: NEWBY NEEDS HELP

I was going to suggest splicing in would be easier, but it sounds like the op has it all but removed already :) The Black/White wires for each coil run to a common +12v supply and the Black wires to a common ground, but I don't remember where they all physically join. The remaining trigger wires run...
by Phil Bate
Wed Feb 05, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Hello.. I'm new here..
Topic: NEWBY NEEDS HELP
Replies: 38
Views: 746

Re: NEWBY NEEDS HELP

:whathesaid: It's a bit of a faff to get the loom off in situ - are you changing the whole lot or just splicing in the affected bit?
by Phil Bate
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 22759
Views: 852157

Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

leeroy69 wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:54 pm
3357051A-630C-4A6B-AE82-745EA6168E09.jpegRear end coming along nicely

That looks great, very clean :thumleft: What did you do to clean up the knuckles/hub carriers? They look like new
by Phil Bate
Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: DIY
Topic: Bought a MIG Welder
Replies: 46
Views: 1149

Re: Bought a MIG Welder

The basic Silverline one is good too, but lacking in flames #-o


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by Phil Bate
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Easiest way to take out engine?
Replies: 16
Views: 480

Re: Easiest way to take out engine?

I considered dropping it out on the subframe on several occasions, out of interest more than anything, but it's much less work pulling it out the top so that's how I do it too. Hoists are not much money if you are worried about your roof :)
by Phil Bate
Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Naturally Aspirated
Topic: Offset Superpro
Replies: 20
Views: 656

Re: Offset Superpro

Have you thought about new pattern parts? A set of lower arms from rockauto.com will currently set you back 243 quid delivered inc. VAT from 'murica


Scratch that, just realised you have an R3 :oops:
by Phil Bate
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Aftermarket
Topic: Jetex decibel reducers
Replies: 5
Views: 228

Re: Jetex decibel reducers

Narrow end towards the engine
by Phil Bate
Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Paul's RX-5
Replies: 405
Views: 10842

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

Does the exhaust actually need to flow through an extra box? I seem to remember Phil Bate fitting a resonator which simply Td off the main exhaust pipe allowing gas expansion but not have a through flow. Got a pic? Well digging this up was a pleasant blast from the past :) https://rx8ownersclub.co....
by Phil Bate
Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Aftermarket
Topic: Front C-Hook Brake disc
Replies: 5
Views: 192

Re: Front C-Hook Brake disc

Brake depot use plain disks from TMD friction (umbrella group for Mintex, Pagid etc.) and CNC their own patterns on to them, so they are good quality. I can't say what the c-hook design performs like (I prefer plain ones myself) but at least the disks will be good :thumleft:
by Phil Bate
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Mazda rx8 r3 front subframe
Replies: 3
Views: 169

Re: Mazda rx8 r3 front subframe

The observations you make are synonymous with running lower profile tyres with stiffer sidewalls, and I saw exactly the same each time I dipped to 235 40s - even with softer winter tyres. I found using a wider wheel with 245 40 tyres to be a perfect compromise :thumleft:
by Phil Bate
Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Crank Sensor Replacement
Replies: 36
Views: 872

Re: Crank Sensor Replacement

It wasn't multiple missfires detected by any chance? How was it running before?
by Phil Bate
Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Crank Sensor Replacement
Replies: 36
Views: 872

Re: Crank Sensor Replacement

:whathesaid: 250 is more than enough. A pack of four inline testers is ideal to check for spark but failing that just clamp the spark plugs to a bit of metal grounded to the engine block. You should see two firing at first then all four a few seconds later. Can you hear the fuel pump spinning up for...
by Phil Bate
Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Electric SUPERCHARGER
Replies: 88
Views: 2747

Re: Electric SUPERCHARGER




Scientifically tested in both series and parallel :lol: Although it's starting to nibble at the cost of a belt driven setup that doesn't need to lug batteries around

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