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by HypoThermia
Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: 3rd gear pop-out
Replies: 21
Views: 427

Re: 3rd gear pop-out

Out of curiosity what year R3 is it that you have? Pre 2010 models of R3 had recalls on synchros for the gearbox. If that work hasn't already been carried out it maybe worth while looking into that. If memory serves it was the 5th gear that was having problems with excessive wear - I had the work d...
by HypoThermia
Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Copper spark plugs... erm.
Replies: 41
Views: 2831

Re: Copper spark plugs... erm.

Those of you familiar with the thread will be aware of how it was derailed, and the posts related to that have now been tidied.
by HypoThermia
Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Loss of power 4.5k to 6.5k revs
Replies: 11
Views: 420

Re: Loss of power 4.5k to 6.5k revs

Someone more knowledgeable will be along in a moment, however that rev range is associated with the second port opening up. Possibly a problem with the fuel injectors being blocked?
by HypoThermia
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 21675
Views: 802922

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

Had the Vredestein Ultrac Vorti 225/40/R19 fitted today. Found a good local garage to do the work, and spent a while talking to the owner (who turned out to be a proper car enthusiast).

Oh, and thoroughly enjoyed bedding in the tyres - the blue lines are already gone :twisted:
by HypoThermia
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Forum Issues 19/08/19
Replies: 14
Views: 854

Re: Forum Issues 19/08/19

I was experiencing this issue. Clearly no longer - I'm posting :lol:

Thanks to the admin team for staying on top of this.
by HypoThermia
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Noooooo! Rotor failure today!
Replies: 18
Views: 945

Re: Noooooo! Rotor failure today!

With the opportunity for a rebuilt then don't forget to bridgeport it for a bit of extra brap brap!
by HypoThermia
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 21675
Views: 802922

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

Just bought a replacement set of Vredestein Ultrac Vorti 225/40 ZR19 and the bits and pieces needed for its 10th service next month.

10th service :shock: :P :lol:
by HypoThermia
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Fantastic Tyre Review Test
Replies: 46
Views: 1685

Re: Fantastic Tyre Review Test

Well this is a rather timely video. I have 4 old Vredestein Sessanta's on my rex that are due for replacement. About 5 or 6 track days and 10k miles (I've been careful on track - there's still more than 4mm all the way around), and I'm due for replacement soon due to their age. The Vred Ultrac Vorti...
by HypoThermia
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: New Item give's you an Extra 10% BHP lol
Replies: 8
Views: 395

Re: New Item give's you an Extra 10% BHP lol

ChrisHolmes wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:28 pm
Dang! I have been outed!
This more than anything has raised expectations about the amount of cake available at the next meet :twisted:
by HypoThermia
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Body work on my RX-8 to make it look new again!
Replies: 17
Views: 784

Re: Body work on my RX-8 to make it look new again!

Looking forward to seeing those pics after the work is done - really good to see that you're intent on keeping the car going and applying some TLC. The current shade of your paintwork may also vary from one end/side to the other, especially if it's been parked in the same place for a long time and f...
by HypoThermia
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Gearbox Boffins - UNITE! - Potential R3 Short Shifter?
Replies: 15
Views: 546

Re: Gearbox Boffins - UNITE! - Potential R3 Short Shifter?

I fitted one of the R3 short shifters from Axial Flow many years ago. It picked up a bit too much vibration at the higher RPM for my liking, with a very loud bzzzz. Rather than go back to the stock gear stick, I had the spring mount removed from the pivot, and used that to damp the vibration. Destro...
by HypoThermia
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Car has a rough idle on cold start and engine light is ON?
Replies: 16
Views: 651

Re: Car has a rough idle on cold start and engine light is ON?

Glad to hear that the replacement of the coils and ignition system has cured the issue for you.
by HypoThermia
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Car has a rough idle on cold start and engine light is ON?
Replies: 16
Views: 651

Re: Car has a rough idle on cold start and engine light is ON?

Thanks :) It was a pleasure to go for a drive with a fellow enthusiast in the passenger seat and take the car through some of its paces as a point of reference. For info the persistent CEL codes will normally reappear after the second drive of the car and the technical manual points to a number of t...
by HypoThermia
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Car has a rough idle on cold start and engine light is ON?
Replies: 16
Views: 651

Re: Car has a rough idle on cold start and engine light is ON?

I've just dropped in to visit plas87 after he sent me a PM (I'm still on the original list and local), and run a code scanner: it is a P0301. There's low mpg as well (about 13-14mpg). Had a good chat about the car and as a PZ with ~110k miles and 1 engine rebuild behind it. Hi everyone - long time n...
by HypoThermia
Wed Mar 25, 2015 7:27 am
Forum: Past Social Meets
Topic: Bucks Breakfast Run - ** Sunday March 29th **
Replies: 61
Views: 2970

Re: Bucks Breakfast Run - ** Sunday March 29th **

Daylight Saving

I just wanted to mention that March 29th introduces daylight saving at 1am. Please adjust your clocks accordingly, it's no longer for the next day back at work :twisted:

Wouldn't want to miss anyone for being an hour late!

http://www.timeanddate.com/time/zone/uk/london
by HypoThermia
Sun Feb 22, 2015 10:50 am
Forum: Past Social Meets
Topic: Bucks Breakfast Run - ** Sunday March 29th **
Replies: 61
Views: 2970

Re: Bucks Breakfast Run - ** Sunday March 29th **

I should be up for this - the starting point is practically local!

Ian.
by HypoThermia
Sun Jan 04, 2015 3:34 pm
Forum: Past Social Meets
Topic: Yorkshire end of year Meet - 03/01/15 **9.45am**
Replies: 105
Views: 4937

Re: Yorkshire end of year Meet - 03/01/15 **9.45am**

Have finally made it back home and the car needed a wash - I think I brought back half the Yorkshire muck on the back :lol: A great drive through the hills and dales of Yorkshire, and some cracking company along the way. Lost, found and then lost again was part of the fun and story, and the pub/meal...
by HypoThermia
Fri Dec 19, 2014 9:44 pm
Forum: Past Social Meets
Topic: Yorkshire end of year Meet - 03/01/15 **9.45am**
Replies: 105
Views: 4937

Re: Yorkshire end of year Meet - 03/01/15

I'll be there! Just let me get my act together and book the accommodation and decide on what food stuff I want :)
by HypoThermia
Thu Dec 04, 2014 9:13 am
Forum: Car Activity and Track days Archive
Topic: ***TRACKDAY, Brands Hatch, Friday 5th December***
Replies: 206
Views: 8533

Re: ***TRACKDAY, Brands Hatch, Friday 5th December***

A last minute addition but I've wrangled a day off of work. Will be bringing a camera and trying to blag as many passenger rides as I can :)

It'll be good to see you all again!
by HypoThermia
Fri Jun 27, 2014 6:34 am
Forum: Car Activity and Track days Archive
Topic: ***TRACKDAY, Croft, Tues 24th June***
Replies: 268
Views: 7686

Re: ***TRACKDAY, Croft, Tues 24th June***

Some of my humble attempt at learning Croft. It all seemed to come together as the last two laps of the day have a slightly quieter circuit for a best of 1:50. Still trying to get more courage for Sunny In/Out and never did get "the complex" right just before the hairpin - that was a nasty little fl...
by HypoThermia
Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:44 pm
Forum: Car Activity and Track days Archive
Topic: ***TRACKDAY, Croft, Tues 24th June***
Replies: 268
Views: 7686

Re: ***TRACKDAY, Croft, Tues 24th June***

I've got some pics if you're interested there Stewart :)
by HypoThermia
Wed Jun 25, 2014 7:49 pm
Forum: Car Activity and Track days Archive
Topic: ***TRACKDAY, Croft, Tues 24th June***
Replies: 268
Views: 7686

Re: ***TRACKDAY, Croft, Tues 24th June***

Back home after a thoroughly enjoyable track day. Thanks to Malcolm for organising and everyone else for being so much fun on the day. I've now got to work through the video and put something up on YouTube. Dropped in on Rotary Revs on the way back and enjoyed the tour of the office - cheers Ben. Al...
by HypoThermia
Sat Jun 21, 2014 10:14 am
Forum: Car Activity and Track days Archive
Topic: ***TRACKDAY, Croft, Tues 24th June***
Replies: 268
Views: 7686

Re: ***TRACKDAY, Croft, Tues 24th June***

GARAGES We have 6 garages to share between the 16 cars we'll be bringing. I've requested that Javelin allocate 6 adjacent garages (no reply yet - chased this morning). Whatever happens, Javelin should place names of the people who booked garages on the garage doors before we arrive . Those names wi...
by HypoThermia
Wed May 28, 2014 12:18 pm
Forum: Car Activity and Track days Archive
Topic: ***TRACKDAY, Croft, Tues 24th June***
Replies: 268
Views: 7686

Re: ***TRACKDAY, Croft, Tues 24th June***

Add a process for contacting the technical director when he isn't in the office and prove that it works while you're at Croft.

Job sorted.

Ian.
by HypoThermia
Fri Apr 11, 2014 3:43 pm
Forum: Car Activity and Track days Archive
Topic: ***TRACKDAY, Croft, Tues 24th June***
Replies: 268
Views: 7686

Re: ***TRACKDAY, Croft, Tues 24th June***

casey wrote:=D> Excellent Ian. Next the hotel booking.... :D
Also done at the same time :)

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