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by Phil Bate
Thu Jul 29, 2021 10:24 am
Forum: DIY
Topic: Stabiliser (drop) link change - 'take no prisoners!' method
Replies: 42
Views: 2687

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

I'd forgotten about this :lol: Del you raise a good point - quite a few threads rust after the fastener, and are pretty easy to get going only to then put up a fight as they become further undone. The rear subframe mounting bolts spring to mind. Lately I have taken to applying copper grease to the r...
by Phil Bate
Mon Jul 19, 2021 10:53 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: lean on full load
Replies: 35
Views: 799

Re: lean on full load

That sounds good to me :thumleft: You have to be careful of transient conditions though, the car genuinely needs to apply trim for certain circumstances. One day it might need +5% for some reason and you scale the MAF upwards accordingly, then afterwards that condition changes and it might no longer...
by Phil Bate
Mon Jul 19, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Naturally Aspirated
Topic: Racing beat revi and ram duct tuning
Replies: 6
Views: 242

Re: Racing beat revi and ram duct tuning

The ram duct won't change anything tuning wise but I have known the Revi box mess with the MAF readings at low loads. I remember fitting one with Dan to his car years ago and we just couldn't get it to read correctly at idle, the MAF is extremely sensitive to any changes to the air box. Keep an eye ...
by Phil Bate
Mon Jul 19, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: lean on full load
Replies: 35
Views: 799

Re: lean on full load

Apologies - I'm just catching up with this thread. The rear O2 sensor does influence the feedback calculated with the front sensor though it's mostly just to ensure the cat is happy. Under normal steady state running in closed loop you should see the STFT oscillate above and below a steady value in ...
by Phil Bate
Sun Jul 11, 2021 10:54 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: A|C Controller \ Console Display driver
Replies: 15
Views: 505

Re: A|C Controller \ Console Display driver

This is excellent work, keep it up =D>
by Phil Bate
Thu Jun 24, 2021 11:11 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Yorins Definitely Stable Financial Decision I Swear
Replies: 735
Views: 16473

Re: Yorins Definitely Stable Financial Decision I Swear

...I checked the brakelight fuse and low and behold... LITERALLY BURNT. No clue what blew it and it hasnt done it again as yet! Spare mini fuse located from footwell fusebox... Placed in key on... VIOLA brakelights and no ABS dash light! Result. Check the pesky third brake light wiring where it pas...
by Phil Bate
Wed Jun 09, 2021 11:38 pm
Forum: DIY
Topic: Removing Front Seat Covers
Replies: 38
Views: 826

Re: Bit of advice/guidance needed!

I'm pretty sure you can remove the front seat bases with the seats in place. They are bolted to the rails from underneath, and iirc you just have to position the seat fully forwards to get to the front two bolts and back again for the back two. This releases the base frame which is a stamped metal t...
by Phil Bate
Mon Apr 26, 2021 11:58 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Paul's RX-5
Replies: 803
Views: 25404

Re: Paul's RX-5

What about fitting a vacuum actuator and solenoid instead? That unit looks awfully delicate and... melty... to be sat behind a rotary :)
by Phil Bate
Sun Mar 14, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 25912
Views: 1016359

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

That rectangle blanking plate was added to the main grill by Mazda as it was found even with the small open portion to provide too much cooling. I can assure you you won't have any cooling issues because of it, even if you were abusing the car around Pembray circuit on the hottest day of the year fo...
by Phil Bate
Sun Mar 14, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 25912
Views: 1016359

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

The air goes in at the bottom not where the number plate is located :p Just had a look and the radiator is visible directly behind the main grill so cant see how restricting airflow to this large hole will help with cooling, your welcome to block it off completely on yours and see how you get on bu...
by Phil Bate
Sat Mar 06, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Front subframe removal
Replies: 89
Views: 1853

Re: Front subframe removal

RE: the adjustable bolts, knowing I had cleaned mine up and re-used them back in, er, a few years ago I was getting ready for a similar bill during the recent body swap. However slathering them in copper grease seemed to have preserved them nicely and they were free as a bird, with no further deteri...
by Phil Bate
Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Front subframe removal
Replies: 89
Views: 1853

Re: Front subframe removal

Some nice looking subframes here 8) It's obviously the season, I'm just cleaning one up for my Kuro too


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by Phil Bate
Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Anyone Know What this Is?
Replies: 14
Views: 589

Re: Anyone Know What this Is?

I looked for these a while back once rockauto's stock dried up and it seems they were common across manufacturers at some point. Plenty of places list pattern parts with cross-compatibility - has anyone tried one yet? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fits-Mazda-RX-8-Toyota-Prius-Headlamp-Level-Height-Adju...
by Phil Bate
Fri Sep 25, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: 231 HID Headlights.... not on mine.
Replies: 9
Views: 383

Re: 231 HID Headlights.... not on mine.

Correct. You might also find that the loom has been modified behind the headlight units as one of the connecters is different between the two types
by Phil Bate
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Clutch problems
Replies: 22
Views: 610

Re: Clutch problems

That's somewhat relieving to hear Dave. Back in our early days of ownership DanBass and I rinsed a whole bottle of brake fluid through one of our cars only to have the pedal keep getting stuck. It's not 'til the one of us operating the bleed nipple looked over to see the reservoir was empty while th...
by Phil Bate
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Clutch problems
Replies: 22
Views: 610

Re: Clutch problems

Something to watch out for when bleeding the clutch, the reservoir has a partition separating the clutch from the larger brake section and it's somewhat easy for the level to dip below this if you are running lots of fluid through (I may or may not have direct experience of this in the past :oops: )...
by Phil Bate
Sat Aug 15, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Low (ish) idle when warm.
Replies: 18
Views: 694

Re: Low (ish) idle when warm.

It will light the CEL every second time it tries to run the pump and can't see a change in mixture at the front O2 sensor. Can you hear the pump actually running on cold start? It should be noticeable, and provide a huge woosh of air if you disconnect the rubber hose from it. Even with a decat the c...
by Phil Bate
Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: Sick Mower - NOT (QUITE) FIXED
Replies: 20
Views: 561

Re: Sick Mower - FIXED

Does it dance around a bit?
by Phil Bate
Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Cat caused MOT failure, but not for emissions...
Replies: 8
Views: 413

Re: Cat caused MOT failure, but not for emissions...

If the cat itself was perforated you would definitely know about it from the horrendous noise it would be making ;)
by Phil Bate
Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: Sick Mower - NOT (QUITE) FIXED
Replies: 20
Views: 561

Re: Sick Mower

What kind of fuel pump does it have? The smaller B&S engines often use a rubber diaphragm setup that causes all sorts of smoky richness issues when the rubber stretches out of shape. Two of my mowers are rescue units that were condemned by the previous owner due to similar symptoms, and subseque...
by Phil Bate
Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: subframe rust how to treat
Replies: 65
Views: 6576

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: 501

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: 8372

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: 551

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: 65
Views: 6576

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'. ...

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