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by Phil Bate
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Warning...!! Do not buy cheap alloy oil drain plugs!!
Replies: 5
Views: 249

Re: Warning...!! Do not buy cheap alloy oil drain plugs!!

Same here. I haven't had the drain plug out since I rebuilt the engine... five years ago
by Phil Bate
Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Premium vs standard fuel
Replies: 24
Views: 823

Re: Premium vs standard fuel

Please tell me that you're not going to fettle your lawnmower for extra speed? And then create a tuned resonator to quieten the exhaust... I've already modified the governor to increase the operational RPM on the self propelled one, so it's now quite the challenge to run after it as it merrily chom...
by Phil Bate
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Premium vs standard fuel
Replies: 24
Views: 823

Re: Premium vs standard fuel

What I can say is that v-Power certainly doesn't keep a Briggs & Stratton spark plug clean!! I wonder if this is down to the lubricants they add? Weirdly, my mowers love a bit of V-Power (again, the 2.5hp Briggs & Stratton engines) - I gave it to one of them for a laugh one day and it made such a d...
by Phil Bate
Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Recycling e shaft
Replies: 14
Views: 389

Re: Recycling e shaft

Very eccentric =D>
by Phil Bate
Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Boost Junkies
Topic: Backwoods Supercharger
Replies: 329
Views: 11559

Re: Backwoods Supercharger

I think you've slightly misunderstood - the PCM needs to know both what the engine is doing and what it can theoretically do, hence measuring the ambient air temperature and pressure. It uses this to work out Calculated Load - I did a little post about this a while ago but can't find it now, anyway ...
by Phil Bate
Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Boost Junkies
Topic: Backwoods Supercharger
Replies: 329
Views: 11559

Re: Backwoods Supercharger

No you're not. It's a fundamental law of steady state gas flow in a sealed system that the mass flow rate is constant at all points along the flow path. The MAF (including co-located IAT) gives you the absolute mass flow rate, and that's all you need for closed loop mixture tuning. But.... If you w...
by Phil Bate
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: DIY
Topic: PZ Bilstein Gaiters Guide
Replies: 28
Views: 745

Re: PZ Bilstein Gaiters Guide

Dave - you can do this two ways: 1) Refit the front wheels and do the final tightening with the car on the ground by steering the wheels lock-to-lock to get access 2) Measure and note the distance between the wheel centre and wheel arch when you start. After replacing the suspension and before refit...
by Phil Bate
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Hello.. I'm new here..
Topic: New owner with slightly burnt fingers
Replies: 19
Views: 557

Re: New owner with slightly burnt fingers

Having somehow NOT used these the first time around, I suddenly feel that my engine needs to be rebuilt for no reason at all
by Phil Bate
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: 2T Tank Suggestions
Replies: 11
Views: 342

Re: 2T Tank Suggestions

In response to the OP - you definitely need the full washer bottle if you use the car day to day or you will be forever filling it up. One route popular with DIYers (myself included) is to use an actual 2T tank, from a moped or similar. As a bonus these are often fitted with a level sender too, for ...
by Phil Bate
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: 2T Tank Suggestions
Replies: 11
Views: 342

Re: 2T Tank Suggestions

13Black wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:46 am
There is a Sohn thread somewhere where folk have uploaded their solutions.
I think it fell off the forum a while ago :( it's a shame as it had amassed a good selection of different approaches. Perhaps we should start another and sticky it :-k
by Phil Bate
Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Project N/A power Target 280+ HP
Replies: 231
Views: 14856

Re: Hayward project N/A power Target 280+ HP

Idle is best adjusted by altering the target idle tables. There are several for different conditions so it's more than likely just a case of raising the lowest values if it's stalling when dropping to 790/810. If you prop the throttle pedal I would expect the PCM to eventually ignore its input if yo...
by Phil Bate
Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: I Saw You Today At ......
Replies: 10903
Views: 573157

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

That's because you never bring it out! :D
by Phil Bate
Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: I Saw You Today At ......
Replies: 10903
Views: 573157

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

Followed by a Winning Blue on the A48 to Chepstow on the way home. Couldn't read the reg, who could it be? :?:
by Phil Bate
Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: I Saw You Today At ......
Replies: 10903
Views: 573157

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

The Sainsbury lunch meet! Might as well get Nigel to put it on the club calendar :D
by Phil Bate
Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 18855
Views: 617856

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

Just for comparison, I pay a local guy just under £50 to do mine. This includes evac, fill with nitrogen and dye for leak test, another evac and then re-gas with lubricant.
by Phil Bate
Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Naturally Aspirated
Topic: reducing air intake temps
Replies: 25
Views: 983

Re: reducing air intake temps

That's the stuff. It works very well as the bedroom I fitted it in (mine) is now an oven at night (it stops the heat getting out #-o)
Also, fitted between studwork and the plasterboard it makes using drywall screws a nightmare, as the insulation bunches and wraps around the screw #-o #-o
by Phil Bate
Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Past Social Meets
Topic: Funeral for Carl Newby (tekkendp) -= 20th July =-
Replies: 37
Views: 1968

Re: Funeral for Carl Newby (tekkendp) -= 20th July =-

Hats off to you guys, thanks for giving up time to do this =D>
by Phil Bate
Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Naturally Aspirated
Topic: reducing air intake temps
Replies: 25
Views: 983

Re: reducing air intake temps

The stuff I used at the inspector's request had some sort of fibre insulation rather that bubbles, but that could work too.
by Phil Bate
Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Naturally Aspirated
Topic: reducing air intake temps
Replies: 25
Views: 983

Re: reducing air intake temps

I do prefer boosted's solution of fitting a Westfield ;)
by Phil Bate
Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Naturally Aspirated
Topic: reducing air intake temps
Replies: 25
Views: 983

Re: reducing air intake temps

Foil only protects from radiated energy, not convected energy I don't mean a bit of Bacofoil stuck to the intake with PVA :D I was thinking more along the lines of the stuff building control made me fit under the plasterboard of the sloped ceiling upstairs. Some sort of metalised film outer, sandwi...
by Phil Bate
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Naturally Aspirated
Topic: reducing air intake temps
Replies: 25
Views: 983

Re: reducing air intake temps

I think the elevated intake temperatures are not for want of a more direct path for the intake air, but rather heat soak in the air cleaner assembly and pipework itself. The filter box and MAF sensor tube can get quite toasty, and at idle/cruising RPMs the air is passing through slowly enough to bec...
by Phil Bate
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Cleaning grease near battery connectors
Replies: 9
Views: 283

Re: Cleaning grease near battery connectors

They are pretty well shielded from the weather and don't tend to corrode. If you do want to use grease I suggest cleaning it all off first and re-applying after you have connected and tightened the terminals, but you shouldn't really need to these days.
by Phil Bate
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Fitting an exhaust manifold
Replies: 25
Views: 716

Re: Fitting an exhaust manifold

This is the problem with some aftermarket units. The standard cat is a beast - to go aftermarket you need something very chunky to cope with the output. Something that would be more at home behind a serious turbo four pot or a V8 perhaps. Let us know how the bigger one copes!
by Phil Bate
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Fitting an exhaust manifold
Replies: 25
Views: 716

Re: Fitting an exhaust manifold

:whathesaid: A table for enrichment decay was uncovered in ME ages ago but exactly as Pete says, it's function is not simply to warm up the cat so it's best left alone.

It's basically the equivalent of one of these:


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by Phil Bate
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Fitting an exhaust manifold
Replies: 25
Views: 716

Re: Fitting an exhaust manifold

The core will be saturated until the enrichment decay is over after cold start, but it does then recover. I deleted mine years ago and the original cat still aces the emissions test (approaching 90k miles now), but as ever it's an 'at your own risk' affair. It's worth remembering the PCM does run th...

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