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by SeriousSam
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 18321
Views: 591299

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

Well that didn't work, so now I'll be removing, cleaning and refitting the connector when I bleed the brakes next Monday. That should be a fun job. In other news, my driver's side sill will be an MOT failure come September, so I need to sort that out. Time to take the wife out for a nice meal and ga...
by SeriousSam
Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 18321
Views: 591299

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

Ha! Not quite that bad just yet, I only need to get rid of the manky old oil and filter. Hoping the wiggle has fixed the issue, if not I may need to replace the motor, which would be a pain. We shall see :)
by SeriousSam
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 18321
Views: 591299

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

Over the last few days I've replaced the battery with one that actually fits (and works, more importantly), changed the oil, cleaned the air filter and MAF sensor, checked the coils (all good after 5 years and 40k miles, nice one Clive :)) and replaced the three vacuum solenoids behind the engine be...
by SeriousSam
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Brake caliper refurb, worth it?
Replies: 46
Views: 981

Re: Brake caliper refurb, worth it?

If you've got the spares already with your rebuild kit, you may as well use them, it's only a few minutes to swap the seal and dust boot. The piston looks OK, wouldn't hurt to show it a wire brush but I'd guess from the condition of the inside that the barrel will be fine. As for your first caliper,...
by SeriousSam
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: oil light after track day
Replies: 16
Views: 679

Re: oil light after track day

Yep. It's meant to encourage you to stop the car and check the oil level at the earliest opportunity, so it won't go out until then ;)
by SeriousSam
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: oil light after track day
Replies: 16
Views: 679

Re: oil light after track day

Probably. Pretty much every time I did Brands Hatch (before I had my bigger sump installed) I used to go out, do 3 laps, then at the start of the 4th lap I'd brake hard on the approach to Paddock Hill and the oil light would come on. Regular as clockwork. I check the oil between sessions so I knew i...
by SeriousSam
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Brake caliper refurb, worth it?
Replies: 46
Views: 981

Re: Break caliper refurb, worth it?

:whathesaid: What's more important is that the one with the sleeve still slides freely. The rubber often swells up, leading to the calipers sticking. But if you've just replaced the sleeve with one from your rebuild kit, you shouldn't have that issue for a while :)
by SeriousSam
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Car Activity and Track days
Topic: ^^^TRACKDAY, Snetterton 300: Tuesday 24th July^^^
Replies: 103
Views: 2560

Re: ^^^TRACKDAY, Snetterton 300: Tuesday 24th July^^^

I'm in, never been one to turn down food. Also acts as a handy reminder, my car needs an oil change and a replacement SSV solenoid. Best get off my arse and get to it...
by SeriousSam
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Cleaning grease near battery connectors
Replies: 8
Views: 220

Re: Cleaning grease near battery connectors

Possibly. It's more likely to cause other gremlins with the electronics, they need a stable DC supply and anything interfering with that will cause headaches.
by SeriousSam
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Cleaning grease near battery connectors
Replies: 8
Views: 220

Re: Cleaning grease near battery connectors

:whathesaid: & :whathesaid: Grease is fine so long as it doesn't interfere with the electrical contact between the terminal and connectors. While it will help prevent corrosion due to water ingress, it will also insulate the terminals and prevent current flowing, which is exactly what you don't want...
by SeriousSam
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Brake caliper refurb, worth it?
Replies: 46
Views: 981

Re: Break caliper refurb, worth it?

I've never used thread lock, because you'll need to take the whole thing apart every now and then. Just pinch the bolts up nice and tight and you should be fine. There is an argument for using it on the bolts that hold the carrier to the hub, since it will be much longer between disc changes, but ev...
by SeriousSam
Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Brake caliper refurb, worth it?
Replies: 46
Views: 981

Re: Break caliper refurb, worth it?

The inside of the barrel on the caliper isn't usually going to cause you any problems, what you need to do is clean out the grooves where the two rubber parts will sit. A wire brush should be enough for that, just make sure most of the rust and crap is cleared out. That way you can seat the square c...
by SeriousSam
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Bleeding Brake Problem
Replies: 73
Views: 1365

Re: Bleeding Brake Problem

I've just remembered I wrote this up a while back, in my typically verbose fashion. Method works though :)

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by SeriousSam
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Bleeding Brake Problem
Replies: 73
Views: 1365

Re: Bleeding Brake Problem

Which method were you using to bleed the brakes? If you're doing it alone, you might want to get someone to help you, the two person method is the most successful one I've ever used. Having replaced the lines you will have introduced a bunch of air into the system, and it can take a lot of fluid to ...
by SeriousSam
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Mishimoto radiator fitment issues
Replies: 10
Views: 348

Re: Mishimoto radiator fitment issues

+1 for the Koyo option, mine has one and it's a drop-in replacement. Worth the extra money IMO :)
by SeriousSam
Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Brake caliper refurb, worth it?
Replies: 46
Views: 981

Re: Break caliper refurb, worth it?

Personally I prefer brakeparts.co.uk, they've never gone wrong for me. Is it just the front brakes you're refurbishing? If so those are pretty easy, but beware the rears - those can be a pain in the arse. Also if you can share a picture or two of those pistons I'd be happy to tell you if they're any...
by SeriousSam
Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Brake caliper refurb, worth it?
Replies: 46
Views: 981

Re: Break caliper refurb, worth it?

Refurbishing calipers is almost always an option, and it's a good idea. Have you done it before? Which calipers are the siezed ones, and can you tell whether it's just the slide pins that are stuck or whether the pistons and seals are sticking as well?
by SeriousSam
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Track wheels dilemma - need your thoughts
Replies: 18
Views: 457

Re: Track wheels dilemma - need your thoughts

If anyone's interested, Mighty Car Mods did a video on wheels recently that explained it really well. It's a longer one, but it does help you to get the whole offset thing. Enjoy :)

by SeriousSam
Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Track wheels dilemma - need your thoughts
Replies: 18
Views: 457

Re: Track wheels dilemma - need your thoughts

Ah, but what width are they? Without knowing how wide the wheel is, the offset figure isn't much use to you, since it references the offset of the wheel centre from the hub. You need to know the wheel width to calculate the poke ;)
by SeriousSam
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Social Meets
Topic: Surrey/Berks/North Hants/SW London Wed 01/08/18 *7pm*
Replies: 865
Views: 27426

Re: Surrey/Berks/North Hants/SW London Wed 04/07/18 *7pm*

No go for me this month, I'm in Edinburgh tonight. Maybe next month :)
by SeriousSam
Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Selling Other Items
Topic: [Airsoft rifle + magazines] Now Sold
Replies: 6
Views: 277

Re: FS: Airsoft rifle + magazines

Now sold.
by SeriousSam
Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What Ramp
Replies: 9
Views: 353

Re: What Ramp

There's nothing wrong with the chocks, jack and stands approach, so long as you're diligent in your use of chocks. This does rather depend on the steepness of your driveway, but so long as you protect yourself the whole time and don't make any stupid mistakes then it is completely safe. Don't go pul...
by SeriousSam
Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Replacement Caliper piston - is this compatible ?
Replies: 6
Views: 210

Re: Replacement Caliper piston - is this compatible ?

Well if you wanted a fully refurbished pair of rear calipers, I can help you out with that at a much better cost point than Euro Car Parts. PM me if you're interested :thumleft:
by SeriousSam
Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Track wheels dilemma - need your thoughts
Replies: 18
Views: 457

Re: Track wheels dilemma - need your thoughts

I maintain several sets of wheels for this exact purpose - summer, winter and track for the RX-8, summer and winter for the Jag. It does necessitate extra space, although no more than having multiple sets of tyres would, but it does save the repeated fitting and balancing costs if you can leave the ...
by SeriousSam
Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Replacement Caliper piston - is this compatible ?
Replies: 6
Views: 210

Re: Replacement Caliper piston - is this compatible ?

You'll need to transfer over some components from the old piston to the new one, and there's a seal inside it that will need to be replaced as well. All included as part of the seal kit. The replacement piston on its own won't work, it needs the core to allow the handbrake to work. Compressed air wi...

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