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by Phil Bate
Fri May 18, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Car Activity and Track days
Topic: ^^^TRACKDAY Pembrey Saturday 19th May @£155^^^
Replies: 131
Views: 3211

Re: ^^^TRACKDAY Pembrey Saturday 19th May @£155^^^

What’s up with it? Have you checked the usual fuse + connector?
by Phil Bate
Thu May 17, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Car Activity and Track days
Topic: ^^^TRACKDAY Pembrey Saturday 19th May @£155^^^
Replies: 131
Views: 3211

Re: ^^^TRACKDAY Pembrey Saturday 19th May @£155^^^

Thanks all, I’ve taken Dave up on his very kind offer =D>
by Phil Bate
Thu May 17, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Car Activity and Track days
Topic: ^^^TRACKDAY Pembrey Saturday 19th May @£155^^^
Replies: 131
Views: 3211

Re: ^^^TRACKDAY Pembrey Saturday 19th May @£155^^^

Help! Does anyone nearby have a full set of wheels+tyres I could rent or buy? My replacements were still in France at 9 this morning so I'm working on the principal they won't arrive in time #-o The lowest on my fun set is 2.6mm so probably not an option and of all the others lying about I can't mak...
by Phil Bate
Thu May 17, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Aircon removal
Replies: 6
Views: 156

Re: Aircon removal

What about keeping moisture out of the car in the winter?
by Phil Bate
Wed May 16, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Car Activity and Track days
Topic: ^^^TRACKDAY Pembrey Saturday 19th May @£155^^^
Replies: 131
Views: 3211

Re: ^^^TRACKDAY Pembrey Saturday 19th May @£155^^^

I'm ordering a new skid lid tonight too. Just need to establish which car I'm taking after my little tyre incident on Monday :-k
If the new ones don't arrive in time I'll be in either the Jagwaar or a 350z
by Phil Bate
Wed May 16, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: tyres will they rub?
Replies: 19
Views: 514

Re: tyres will they rub?

What tyres are you going for? Some tyres of the same size are fatter than others. Generally 20mm of poke with 245s is ok
by Phil Bate
Tue May 15, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 17851
Views: 571131

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

Not a brilliant start to the week - 20180514_115250159_iOS (Large).jpg In the overtaking lane (of course) of the A48 I spotted what I thought was a bit of polystyrene slide into my path (outside the local recycling facility). I scrubbed off some speed and tried to avoid it anyway but with dawdlers t...
by Phil Bate
Fri May 11, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: Our new-but-used 2010 3L V6 Jaguar XF (family wagon)
Replies: 5
Views: 223

Re: Our new-but-used 2010 3L V6 Jaguar XF (family wagon)

That's a lovely bus, and must make for quite the exquisite workhorse! :monacle:
by Phil Bate
Thu May 10, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Car Activity and Track days
Topic: ^^^TRACKDAY Pembrey Saturday 19th May @£155^^^
Replies: 131
Views: 3211

Re: ^^^TRACKDAY Pembrey Saturday 19th May £155^^^

Do they have tyre changing facilities at the circuit? I have about 4mm left on my contisports so I'd like to send them off honourably if I have the option to take a new set with me for the drive home.
by Phil Bate
Wed May 09, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Quick Oil Question
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Re: Quick Oil Question

Yes. Most specialists recommend switching to 10w40 altogether :thumleft:
by Phil Bate
Tue May 08, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Could this by why..
Replies: 5
Views: 303

Re: Could this by why..

Are these things described in the users manual? I don’t think they would give a customer a random piece of paper even if it does have useful info. Yes, these precautions/procedures are in the user manual. The port staff are not going to read the manual before shuffling cars about so they get a nice...
by Phil Bate
Mon May 07, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Aftermarket
Topic: Eurolineas carbon bonnet?
Replies: 21
Views: 1410

Re: Eurolineas carbon bonnet?

That's a much better price, thanks :thumleft: I think I'll give speedculture a buzz on Tuesday Tentatively looking at something like this. Just checked your build thread Phil to make sure you hadn’t fitted one :) Any particular reason why you didn’t go down this route? :-k Am conscious about fitmen...
by Phil Bate
Sun May 06, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Brix's R3. 'Blue Misery'
Replies: 140
Views: 5655

Re: Brix's R3. 'Blue Magic'

Sorry John, I forgot to reply to your message. It's a wear indicator ;) it's just rotated around a bit -

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edit - AH HE BEAT ME!
by Phil Bate
Fri May 04, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Hello.. I'm new here..
Topic: What Blooming Model!
Replies: 12
Views: 433

Re: What Blooming Model!

Welcome to the club =D>
by Phil Bate
Wed May 02, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 17851
Views: 571131

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

Phil, your photo which shows your SOHN tank, reminds me to ask if you had to reposition any components before fitting the tank? ... And do you recall how high you made the stand on which the tank bracket sits? Also, I remember you modified the level switch to suit the car's oil warning light wiring...
by Phil Bate
Wed May 02, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 17851
Views: 571131

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

:whathesaid: It is easier from underneath owing to not having to remove other stuff, and there is better access to the hydraulic line (I left it all attached and snaked the whole lot up and out, uncoupling the hose afterwards). Without a lift I don't like working under the car late at night when no-...
by Phil Bate
Wed May 02, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: REALLY stupid question.
Replies: 37
Views: 881

Re: REALLY stupid question.

by Phil Bate
Wed May 02, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: REALLY stupid question.
Replies: 37
Views: 881

Re: REALLY stupid question.

Is that the one where Andre from HP Academy interviewed the tuner? He had the nitrous fed proportionally on a neat RPM/Speed/Gear strategy instead of on/off which I found interesting. The bloke obviously knew his stuff but didn't take to being on camera very well :)
by Phil Bate
Wed May 02, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: ****GreySilver Beast III**** // New Car 2020 or 2021 - P'82 >
Replies: 2143
Views: 53953

Re: ****GreySilver Beast III****

Oh my, how... bland! I bet you can't wait for your car back
by Phil Bate
Wed May 02, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 17851
Views: 571131

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

Late night garage resumes 8) Whipped the UIM off to change a failed SSV solenoid, and thought I'd replace the grumbling clutch slave cylinder from the top while everything is out of the way. 20180501_221041452_iOS.jpg This is a little tricky but perfectly doable, and I shortly liberated it with only...
by Phil Bate
Tue May 01, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Buying
Topic: OMP Bypass (SOHN)
Replies: 27
Views: 671

Re: OMP Bypass (SOHN)

I tend to bypass the Hoovering altogether.
by Phil Bate
Tue May 01, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Buying
Topic: OMP Bypass (SOHN)
Replies: 27
Views: 671

Re: OMP Bypass (SOHN)

Well yes, we are discussing the title of the thread. The Sohn/Ryan Rotary device definitely doesn't bypass anything - the quoted statement would be true if it offered an alternate route for the same engine oil from the oil pump to enter the engine. But it doesn't. It adapts the OMP to accept a diffe...
by Phil Bate
Tue May 01, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: D-585 upgrade...but problems
Replies: 8
Views: 369

Re: D-585 upgrade...but problems

LSx units like the D585 have separate ground pins for ignitor signal and coil (both primary and secondary). Technically you could connect both ground pins to the single ground offered by the loom, but as the designers of the coil found reason to separate them most adapting harnesses accommodate this...
by Phil Bate
Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Pre mix
Replies: 9
Views: 322

Re: Pre mix

We like him just the way he is :D

If you buy a 1L bottle of Castrol Power 1 it will be marked in 250ml gradients. Half of one notch will give you a sensible 125ml dose ;)
by Phil Bate
Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Which Exhaust?
Replies: 66
Views: 2416

Re: What Exhaust?







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