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by johnbb99
Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 21720
Views: 806903

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: 86
Views: 2477

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: 21720
Views: 806903

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: 21720
Views: 806903

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: 21720
Views: 806903

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:
Before:
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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: 5297

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: 21720
Views: 806903

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: 5297

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 - 11th January, 18:00
Replies: 987
Views: 35672

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: 21720
Views: 806903

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: 21720
Views: 806903

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: 21720
Views: 806903

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: 21720
Views: 806903

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: 21720
Views: 806903

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: 21720
Views: 806903

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: 21720
Views: 806903

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: 21720
Views: 806903

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 ...
by johnbb99
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 21720
Views: 806903

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

I've never noticed any reference to it it on the forum so that surprised me.
I think the only good solution is a replacement cable tube but they obviously won't be readily available second-hand.
by johnbb99
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 21720
Views: 806903

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

Refitted my dried-out rear lamp cluster, with new sealing foam in the hope it won't get water in, in the future. Also investigating why my 3rd brake light in the boot lid doesn't work. Is this a known weak point - here? Broken wire.jpg location of broken wire.jpg Well at least the reason it doesn't ...
by johnbb99
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Social Meets
Topic: Cotswold AllSorts Christmas Dinner CANCELLED
Replies: 1830
Views: 61338

Re: Cotswold AllSorts Monthly Meet SUNDAY 13th OCTOBER trip to Aberystwyth

Yes, great trip. I'm lucky some of them are my local ones!
Thanks for the company, and I hope I didn't cause any confusion / delay on leaving Aberystwyth (?)
I'll bring a walkie-talkie next time!
Splitting up, doubling back, losing people is the norm for a drive out but it all sorted itself out.
by johnbb99
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Social Meets
Topic: Cotswold AllSorts Christmas Dinner CANCELLED
Replies: 1830
Views: 61338

Re: Cotswold AllSorts Monthly Meet SUNDAY 13th OCTOBER trip to Aberystwyth

I'll join you later on than Brecon, if you don't mind. If I've done my sums right, you'll be coming through Llandovery around 11:40, and I /may/ be there to join you. More likely I'll join you a little after you leave Lampeter (near where you can turn down to the Falcondale Hotel) around 12:15. Don'...
by johnbb99
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 21720
Views: 806903

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

The first crowfoots I saw were around £30, but having found them at about £6, I'll go for that. Thanks Dave.
by johnbb99
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 21720
Views: 806903

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

Dave, probably, but it would be way OTT (at least at the prices I've seen). It's for the nut that locks the pressure sensors onto the tyre valve.
by johnbb99
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 21720
Views: 806903

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

Dave, probably, but it would be way OTT (at least at the prices I've seen). It's for the nut that locks the pressure sensors onto the tyre valve.
by johnbb99
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 21720
Views: 806903

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

Chris, that looks to me like it's straight. :(

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