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by johnbb99
Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 19504
Views: 670472

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

Had a busy day at Boston Rotary, well Pete did and I contributed a very little bit... PZ suspension on, Minimap, SOHN fitted Engine, gearbox, and diff oils all changed Compression tested... ... and a replacement rubber boot lid seal fitted! 😀 These are the comp test results: Front rotor @250 Rpm 7.5...
by johnbb99
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 19504
Views: 670472

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

Good news, Paul.
May I ask did you previously agree that value with the insurance company or did they decide that when you claimed (or....)
by johnbb99
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 19504
Views: 670472

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

Prepared the car in readiness for my trip to Boston Rotary. I'll come away with new pz suspension, a SOHN adaptor fitted, a minimap, and various other jobs.
I'm looking forward to feeling the difference!
by johnbb99
Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 19504
Views: 670472

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

Chris, it's good to hear you've hopefully sorted your problems. Good luck with the rest of the adjustments.
by johnbb99
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 19504
Views: 670472

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

Agreed, and you may have to put up with some WTF comments in your left ear, but at least it's less of a shock when you actually get out of the car!
by johnbb99
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 19504
Views: 670472

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

To avoid finding the car with lots of condensation on the inside, during these cold and damp days, I find it helps to drive the last minute or two before parking up with windows open and the heating turned right down so the air in the car isn't warm and so moist. That way the air-con can clear the w...
by johnbb99
Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 19504
Views: 670472

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

bigpete8 wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:14 am
Second pic in the group buy. Look at the small print. 🤔
Ok, fair play, I hadn't read that. Nor did I expect to need to!
by johnbb99
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 19504
Views: 670472

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

'scuse my ignorance, but
In what way are the mintex pads not road legal?
And
Nick, are you saying that anything that isn't OEM is not strictly legal?
and would somebody please tell me how the mintex pads differ from standard ones for ordinary road use.
Many thanks.
by johnbb99
Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 19504
Views: 670472

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

Great news.
I'm sure careful preparation made a difference.
by johnbb99
Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 19504
Views: 670472

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

I run the car until the needle is on a memorable point at the bottom of the gauge. I then fill up to full noting how much it took to do that and the difference from the nominal capacity is the nominal amount left in the tank, obviously. I M E fuel gauges are usually pessimistic by as much as a gallo...
by johnbb99
Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 19504
Views: 670472

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

Nicole! Papa!!
(A second set is always the best solution. :) )
by johnbb99
Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: PZ SUSPENSION (brand new) GROUP BUY !! POST UP WHEN RECEIVED
Replies: 1211
Views: 61119

Re: PZ SUSPENSION (brand new) GROUP BUY !! POST UP WHEN RECEIVED

From previous posts:- info on spring seats and gaitors ------------------------------------------------- by PeteH » Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:37 am To be clear; the front and rear spring seats are very durable. Unfortunately, on the front only, Mazda made a single rubber piece that is both a spring seat a...
by johnbb99
Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 19504
Views: 670472

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

13Black wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:55 pm
Locked my keys in the boot.
WTB sturdy crowbar & bootlid, preferably VR.
what's the punchline, Nick?
by johnbb99
Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 19504
Views: 670472

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

😀
At an educated guess how much of that 10% would you attribute to the scoop?
by johnbb99
Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: PZ SUSPENSION (brand new) GROUP BUY !! POST UP WHEN RECEIVED
Replies: 1211
Views: 61119

Re: PZ SUSPENSION (brand new) GROUP BUY !! POST UP WHEN RECEIVED

There's a picture in the post timed at 6:14 p.m. on Monday.
Also check out the posts describing the difference between front and back.
by johnbb99
Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 19504
Views: 670472

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

I wouldn't expect that 15% gain all the time but on light throttle cruising.
by johnbb99
Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 19504
Views: 670472

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

Numbers I've no real idea.
I think I kicked off saying what were the possibilities of doing something like this.
If I could trade 10% of power output for a 15% fuel economy gain, for the low hundreds cost that would probably be worth it.
Assuming that trade is not defying the laws of physics!
by johnbb99
Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 19504
Views: 670472

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

ChrisHolmes wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:48 pm
Have the crackle map taken off and that shoukd improve your mpg.
What's that? :?
by johnbb99
Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 19504
Views: 670472

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

I'd like to know more about the options offered through remapping.
And :whathesaid: is clearly a first priority.
by johnbb99
Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 19504
Views: 670472

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

Thanks for another very clear and full answer, Pete.
by johnbb99
Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 19504
Views: 670472

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

Might there be any gains to be had by flowing and polishing to improve the breathing of the engine, or did Mazda get that pretty well right in production?
by johnbb99
Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 19504
Views: 670472

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

Scartlead wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:26 pm
Personally I have to pay seriously crap and unfair road tax for the privilege.
Me too. It's a bummer.
by johnbb99
Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 19504
Views: 670472

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

Thanks for the recent helpful comments on my [admittedly] unusual query. PeteH's points are exactly what I was looking for. 1 looks very interesting, I wonder what would be different, (and what are AFRs?). 2 also a possibility 3 I couldn't do without wing/door mirrors, but a flat floor could be good...
by johnbb99
Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 19504
Views: 670472

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

It may be better to discuss this idea elsewhere, so mods would you move it or tell me where it should be, please? I would be very interested if there was a way to increase the economy of the RX8 even if that meant reducing the power output. I realise I will be in a minority, maybe of 1, but it bothe...
by johnbb99
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 19504
Views: 670472

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

Oh, ow, ow, ow!

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