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 Liam22
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Liam's race car project
Replies: 691
Views: 49470

Re: Liam's race car project

**MOD BIT: copy of Liam's post-script post so it doesn't disappear** I'm back to tie off a few loose ends :D Engine failure diagnosis The original engine failed at Spa, after 54k road miles, followed by 28 races: https://www.rx8ownersclub.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=104&t=57626&start=550 After trip...
by Liam22
Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Liam's race car project - POST SCRIPT
Replies: 10
Views: 394

Re: Liam's race car project - POST SCRIPT

Forgot you had previously put your hand up for the templates, Wayne.

There is also:

OEM flywheel
Throttle body
The vacuum actuated inlet valve
Motor that drives the other inlet valves

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by Liam22
Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Liam's race car project - POST SCRIPT
Replies: 10
Views: 394

Re: Liam's race car project - POST SCRIPT

Oh, and I'd appreciate it if an active member could link to this thread from the original project thread - just for completeness - thanks :)
by Liam22
Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Liam's race car project - POST SCRIPT
Replies: 10
Views: 394

Liam's race car project - POST SCRIPT

Some may remember this thread https://www.rx8ownersclub.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=104&t=57626 I'm back to tie off a few loose ends :D Engine failure diagnosis The original engine failed at Spa, after 54k road miles, followed by 28 races: https://www.rx8ownersclub.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=104&t=...
by Liam22
Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Bleeding Brake Problem
Replies: 324
Views: 12226

Re: Bleeding Brake Problem

Random idea:

Reconnect the ABS module.
Disconnect the battery for a minute, then reconnect.
Immediately drive the car without performing a steering angle reset. The slippy car orange light will illuminate but ABS is still active.

This might help point at ABS module vs DSC fault/interference.
by Liam22
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Bleeding Brake Problem
Replies: 324
Views: 12226

Re: Bleeding Brake Problem

I need a full post mortem on this so I can have closure :)

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by Liam22
Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Bleeding Brake Problem
Replies: 324
Views: 12226

Re: Bleeding Brake Problem

Or just a vacuum leak?

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by Liam22
Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Trackday Batteries- 2019 Revist
Replies: 12
Views: 518

Re: Trackday Batteries- 2019 Revist

FTR, I ran the same battery as Pete for 3 years, incl 2 hour races with no issues. Relocation to the passenger compartment is relatively easy. It's cooler in there.

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by Liam22
Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Liam's race car project
Replies: 691
Views: 49470

Re: Liam's race car project

The RX8 is now in its new home in Switzerland where it will be competing in hill climbs (no race tracks in Switzerland!).

Most of the spares went with it, but he forgot to take the splitter/diffuser templates.

Can anyone here put them to good use? Would be nice if the IP stayed in the club.
by Liam22
Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Liam's race car project
Replies: 691
Views: 49470

Re: Liam's race car project

Z4 3.0 si Coupe. 262bhp as standard and a mini GT racer in the making. My target is to turn it into a Roadsports class B winner (240bhp/ton).Image

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by Liam22
Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Liam's race car project
Replies: 691
Views: 49470

Re: Liam's race car project

Here's a clue...

And here's the listing https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3629678365

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by Liam22
Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Liam's race car project
Replies: 691
Views: 49470

Re: Liam's race car project

It is with mixed emotions that my RX8 adventure is coming to an end. The car will go up for sale over the next day or two so that I can fund my next race car project. I have the motorsport bug pretty bad, and it just makes you want to go ever-faster. For me, that means starting with a car that has m...
by Liam22
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Clive's 520 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
Replies: 974
Views: 58751

Re: Clive's 470 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car

Congrats champ!

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by Liam22
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Car Activity and Track days Archive
Topic: RX-8 Trophy, new racing class for 2019
Replies: 53
Views: 4392

Re: RX-8 Trophy, new racing class for 2019

Same with 750MC regs. Bridgeport will put you in Class B which is 240bhp/ton @flywheel. That's a lot to ask of a N/A Renesis

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by Liam22
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Liam's race car project
Replies: 691
Views: 49470

Re: Liam's race car project

I did a full 2 hour race back in April and 2x 100 minute races in the July heat. The brakes are consistently awesome. Carbotech XP8 on the front, but bear in mind these are Brembo 4-pots and thicker discs, so the heat dissipation is better than OEM. Hawk street race, and latterly Project Mu on the r...
by Liam22
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Liam's race car project
Replies: 691
Views: 49470

Re: Liam's race car project

Finally pulled the Birkett video together. Compare and contrast the wet & dry stints! :D https://youtu.be/P_9q459787A Looking over the lap times, the car is now *over 5 seconds* quicker around the Silverstone GP circuit than 2014. Very satisfied with how much speed I've extracted from the car over t...
by Liam22
Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: The Kraken- RX8 Trackcar
Replies: 93
Views: 9491

Re: The Kraken- RX8 Trackcar

Gatebil, awesome!

Loving the roof vent. Got any internal photos?

Be careful about the rear number plate vent drawing in water on wet days. It'll get real foggy, real quick when it hits the boot area above the exhaust.

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by Liam22
Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Liam's race car project
Replies: 691
Views: 49470

Re: Liam's race car project

13Black wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:24 pm
I have loads of spare jiffy bags and large letter stamps to use up before I move out, I already had your address from that engine bolt, and there happened to be a Twirl in the fridge :P couldn't resist.
LOL! Arrived just in time for lunch, too! All gone now :)
by Liam22
Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Liam's race car project
Replies: 691
Views: 49470

Re: Liam's race car project

BTW, the Birkett was great fun. 45 mins in the dry followed by 45 mins in the wet.

Only one snag... my new clutch is shot. Just when I thought I had nothing to do over the winter...Image

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by Liam22
Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Liam's race car project
Replies: 691
Views: 49470

Re: Liam's race car project

Ok, who do I have to thank for this (slightly creepy) gesture!?

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by Liam22
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Liam's race car project
Replies: 691
Views: 49470

Re: Liam's race car project

Just for the record, Twirls are my favourite ;)

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by Liam22
Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Liam's race car project
Replies: 691
Views: 49470

Re: Liam's race car project

...if the 1st car out crashes out of the race, do the other 3 still get to do their 90 minutes? If not, that's a bit of added pressure for the drivers! So long as you only ever have one car moving on the circuit at a time you can do what you like with strategy. So if you crash and/or break down the...
by Liam22
Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Liam's race car project
Replies: 691
Views: 49470

Re: Liam's race car project

As I missed a good chunk of the summer meetings with the engine swap I've entered one of the end-of-season special events for a bit more action. So this Saturday I'll be in the 750MC Birkett 6 hour relay race at Silverstone (GP circuit!). It's a team event, with a handicap format, so anyone can win....
by Liam22
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Bleeding Brake Problem
Replies: 324
Views: 12226

Re: Bleeding Brake Problem

ive had rediculously stubborn air locks before. completely imossibke to bleed, until i did what i mentioned. Me too. The overnight wedge is a goodun. When this also failed, bleeding with engine running was the answer. So I disagree with warpcoil about it only being about servo. Sent from my LG-H870...
by Liam22
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Bleeding Brake Problem
Replies: 324
Views: 12226

Re: Bleeding Brake Problem

My car runs without centre brake light and I have no issues. ABS works as before.

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