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by johnbb99
Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 23221
Views: 870254

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

Markl17 wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:13 am
Washed the car this morning as I am going to a small car meet ,....
Mainly fiestas and polos?
(Sorry)
by johnbb99
Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 23221
Views: 870254

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

Awesome. I'm mocking up plans of a couple of 2L tanks and a backing plate to go in the place of my washer fluid bottle. Ideally it'll cost me a lot less than the available kits. Then it's just buying a COFS. Which would be awesome. :D Are you aware of the alternative scheme which uses a moped oil t...
by johnbb99
Wed May 27, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 23221
Views: 870254

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

Found the battery was so weak it would only rattle the starter solenoid. Gave it several hours charge, and then took it to do the weekly shop.
by johnbb99
Tue May 19, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 23221
Views: 870254

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

Powered by V&MC 3.png This is my amateurish attempt at a logo / possible decal based on that AA man's comment. Sorry, I've forgotten who posted the comment originally. Any (positive) criticism or suggestions welcome. Does transforming the double 'o's into rotor housing shapes work? Any interest?
by johnbb99
Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Social Meets
Topic: South Wales Meet - ***TBA***
Replies: 1005
Views: 39219

Re: South Wales Meet - ***Cancelled for now***

Inevitable of course, and I suspect not just for one or two months. Hopefully we will get to meet up later in the year.
by johnbb99
Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 23221
Views: 870254

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

Who's got a Hotline to the Deity In Charge, then? :)
by johnbb99
Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 23221
Views: 870254

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

Managed to release the nasty little nuts (supplied with my tyre pressure monitor system) that had corroded onto my tyre valves. That's not a good situation to be in if any of your tyres lose pressure, obviously. Replaced them with the stainless steel ones I ordered recently. I will make sure I keep ...
by johnbb99
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 23221
Views: 870254

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

If anyone else has suggestions about what is causing the random extra noises from my exhaust (video posted Sat Feb 8th), I would really appreciate it. Yes, very likely the internals of the exhaust system are falling apart, (it has sounded throaty for a while) but it is the extra, random noises ('kno...
by johnbb99
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 23221
Views: 870254

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

re. key fob batteries, it's a 1620, and this is the catch you are pushing to release:-
battery removal.jpg
if you press HARD where indicated, it will come free:-
Key catch.jpg
HTH
by johnbb99
Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 23221
Views: 870254

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

Following delivery of some M8 0.75 fine pitch half nuts, I can confirm they thread onto tyre valve stems, with a little slack. (13mm AF spanner fits.)
Something to file away, if you're interested.
by johnbb99
Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 23221
Views: 870254

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

I was wondering if you had bought it for example second-hand or in the unlikely event of it being cheaper than mazdas equivalent.
Certainly better than throwing it away!
by johnbb99
Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 23221
Views: 870254

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

Is that a BMW logo I see?
by johnbb99
Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 23221
Views: 870254

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

Sorry, Dave, my edited post overlapped your latest. ~Anyway, Wiki says:
A Schrader valve consists of an externally threaded hollow cylindrical metal tube, typically of nickel plated brass.
Wouldn't that be ok?
by johnbb99
Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 23221
Views: 870254

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

Will a stainless steel one? Surely not.

A set of four of those would cost about double the price of the pressure monitor.! :shock:
by johnbb99
Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 23221
Views: 870254

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

Thanks, Neil; but you get presented with all choices of size and fineness of thread. I'm guessing I need M8, but should I order 0.75 or 1.0 pitch? (I've tried contacting the seller but it seems to be not possible.) Thanks, John PS [edit] Having checked on the officially stated size, i.e. External th...
by johnbb99
Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 23221
Views: 870254

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

I found the tyre pressure monitor accessory I bought recently is really useful for confirming that the tyres are at the correct pressure ( or otherwise). However I've had a problem with the the very thin locking nut used to prevent casual theft of the pressure monitors on the tyires. They corrode an...
by johnbb99
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 23221
Views: 870254

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

To be clear, in the video I posted of my exhaust it's not the general noise I'm concerned about.
It's the random sharp noises on top that are new (and strange to me at least).
by johnbb99
Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 23221
Views: 870254

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

My one for the RX8 wasn't with the car when I bought it.
I must check the one in our 2016 Mazda 6 to see how long that has to go.
by johnbb99
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 23221
Views: 870254

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

:shock: I can't help wondering what the expiry date was on the bottle.
by johnbb99
Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 23221
Views: 870254

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

Sorry, guys, I haven't done this before, and I thought I had selected 'unlisted'. hopefully you can run it now.
by johnbb99
Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 23221
Views: 870254

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

Apologies for the failed link, I'll try using YouTube.

try this:
by johnbb99
Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 23221
Views: 870254

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

Mine has just started making extra noises [random 'knocks' or 'barks'] from the exhaust. Can anybody diagnose from this video, please?
by johnbb99
Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 23221
Views: 870254

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

The 'Thank' was meant as 'good luck' . How did it go?
by johnbb99
Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 23221
Views: 870254

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

Cue GSB....
by johnbb99
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 23221
Views: 870254

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...

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