RX-8 Owners Club 2020 Annual Meet weekend
Saturday 29th February - Sunday 1st March

Club exclusive trackday at the Three Sisters Circuit | Evening Dinner | AGM




Castle Combe Circuit's Japanese Car Show
Saturday 6th June 2020

Club Displays | Drifting Demos | Tracktime | and more

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by johnbb99
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 21912
Views: 816368

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

If you're being bothered by condensation I can't help wondering if you've got water getting into the cabin where it shouldn't. Having said that, during cold weather I turn off the heater for the last half mile or so and open the windows so I don't leave the car full of warm moist air. I found this m...
by johnbb99
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 21912
Views: 816368

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

I had to Google that. Interesting, and great result.
by johnbb99
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 21912
Views: 816368

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

Further donkey-work today, including hauling concrete planter pots, during which I discovered something I never knew before. if your heating is set to go all to the feet and you turn the temperature down below 17.5 degrees it diverts some of the ventilation to the face level vents. Clever, huh?
by johnbb99
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 21912
Views: 816368

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

Oh, I do like a clean component, lovely!
Do you have a grit blaster?
by johnbb99
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 21912
Views: 816368

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

Today I've been clearing a garage and it's amazing what you can fit in an RX8 when you try. All the parts of a door frame made of 8 inch wide boards, 4 lengths of 2 by 2 all over 2 m long plus half a dozen more lengths of the same and some more boards and a rubbish sack and a big plastic box. Amazin...
by johnbb99
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 21912
Views: 816368

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

That's amazing product support, Chris. It deserves to be shouted from the rooftops!
by johnbb99
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Social Meets
Topic: South Wales Meet - 8th February, 18:00
Replies: 992
Views: 36185

Re: South Wales Meet - 11th January, 18:00

I had hoped to make it this time but I don't think I can. hopefully next!
by johnbb99
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: fuel economy 101
Replies: 91
Views: 2825

Re: fuel economy 101

Everyone except yours truly, it would seem.
by johnbb99
Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 21912
Views: 816368

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

Beautiful, Leeroy,
(But what is it?)
by johnbb99
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: fuel economy 101
Replies: 91
Views: 2825

Re: fuel economy 101

Well, that finished that, then!
by johnbb99
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 21912
Views: 816368

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

Did they complain about the location, or just the size?
by johnbb99
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 21912
Views: 816368

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

I've been wondering what to re-coat mine with after refurbishment.
Some products are really expensive and I wonder which ones are are worth getting?
by johnbb99
Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 21912
Views: 816368

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

I polished up my headlamps: once set up, 2 minutes with the McGuires on the supplied polishing fluffy wheel in an electric drill does this:
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it doesn't look bad in the before photo but it was pretty cloudy.
by johnbb99
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: RX8 Hints and Tips
Topic: Rear light misting any cure.
Replies: 34
Views: 5369

Re: Rear light misting any cure.

Thanks, the offside one is much worse than the near side so I had only done that one.
I will check the the indentation on the foam when I get a chance.
by johnbb99
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 21912
Views: 816368

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

Honkytonk, any chance of some nice explicit close ups?
by johnbb99
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: RX8 Hints and Tips
Topic: Rear light misting any cure.
Replies: 34
Views: 5369

Re: Rear light misting any cure.

I made up split design [as above] new gaskets, and fitted them recently, and almost immediately had wet in there again. I did clean up the bodywork, and dried the cluster fully. The neoprene I used was 2-3mm thick. If you've done this successfully, how thick was your foam?
by johnbb99
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Social Meets
Topic: South Wales Meet - 8th February, 18:00
Replies: 992
Views: 36185

Re: South Wales Meet - 19th October, 18:00

Hi all, I know we haven't been very successful at getting together recently.
Is there a date that we can agree on for November?
by johnbb99
Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 21912
Views: 816368

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

I took it for its MOT and brought it back again, with a pass and no advisories. :)
I did agree to him replacing a u bracket on the exhaust system near the back which was so rusty it was a fraction of its original thickness!
by johnbb99
Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 21912
Views: 816368

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

geofftl1000r wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:59 pm
Had a nice envelope turn up today with my shiny new locking wheel nut key!
In case some folks don't know, McGard [who make Mazda's locking nuts] have a great site, easy to use, quick delivery, and were good value when I used them.
https://shop.mcgard.de/
by johnbb99
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 21912
Views: 816368

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

I expect, Chris, that you are glad it was Tony having a rummage in his boxers.....
by johnbb99
Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 21912
Views: 816368

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

Went out to check the size and thickness of the lip over the instruments, before ordering one of these:- https://www.banggood.com/Universal-NonSlip-Dashboard-Car-Mount-Holder-Adjustable-for-iPhone-iPad-Samsung-GPS-Smartphone-p-1137160.html?rmmds=detail-top-buytogether-auto&cur_warehouse=CN Bakeey AT...
by johnbb99
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 21912
Views: 816368

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

When a website is that short on detail I tend to get a bit worried. 😉
by johnbb99
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 21912
Views: 816368

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

warpc0il wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:22 am
Low-temperature solder joint with heat shrink?
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/100Pcs-Water ... 3360878363
Have you ever used or seen them 'in the flesh' Dave?
by johnbb99
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 21912
Views: 816368

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

You're right about the cable tube, but I found a section of flexible heat-shrinkable ribbbed plastic hose in my local The Range's aquarium section to cover it with, then heated and hot glued the ends to form a seal. It's not quite OEM but it's close enough... Am I right in thinking that you cut rig...
by johnbb99
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 21912
Views: 816368

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

Qwakers :- I'd be happy to describe how I did it under how not to do it! (Joking aside, that can actually be useful.) I see two particular problems with doing a a local repair: there's very little extra room inside the corrugated tube and it's very difficult to to pull out any significant length of ...

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