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by acegeezer
Thu May 14, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Hello.. I'm new here..
Topic: New RX8 owner
Replies: 12
Views: 448

Re: New RX8 owner

Don't forget to become a full member.. you are restricted to just certain topics as a guest .. the best stuff is sitting there waiting for you and with the savings available, you will get back membership fee and then some.. :welcome: to our forum Nigel :thumleft:
by acegeezer
Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: DIY
Topic: Compression testing
Replies: 35
Views: 1106

Re: Compression testing

Mid 6's is okay.. but put in perspective Mazda would fail an engine below 6.8 :thumleft:
by acegeezer
Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: MOT's extended for 6 months
Replies: 22
Views: 718

Re: MOT's extended for 6 months

Good to know at renewal time then :thumleft: EDIT.. 27/3 .. Just received my refund straight to my bank of £62.70 for reducing my Comp. policy to Fire & Theft.. not a bad company to me in any way, having said that never had to claim either. probably charged you £60 admin fee for making a change to ...
by acegeezer
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: MOT's extended for 6 months
Replies: 22
Views: 718

Re: MOT's extended for 6 months

Good to know at renewal time then :thumleft:

EDIT.. 27/3 .. Just received my refund straight to my bank of £62.70 for reducing my Comp. policy to Fire & Theft.. not a bad company to me in any way, having said that never had to claim either.
by acegeezer
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: MOT's extended for 6 months
Replies: 22
Views: 718

Re: MOT's extended for 6 months

I asked my insurance Company and they confirmed they will Fire & Theft the car whilst Sorned and there will be a saving which will be refunded, I guess it depends on who you are with, based on your comments Dave. I'm with LV and no problem..renewal due August.
by acegeezer
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: MOT's extended for 6 months
Replies: 22
Views: 718

Re: MOT's extended for 6 months

If you SORN your car, don't forget to advise the Insurance Company, they will reduce the premium and give Fire & Theft cover whilst Sorned.. saves a bit of cash :thumleft:
by acegeezer
Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Hello.. I'm new here..
Topic: New R3 owner
Replies: 23
Views: 877

Re: New R3 owner

Youd have to change a 100cell for every MOT as it wont pass emissions just so you know. Good to know, thank you. My thinking was that The 100 cell could be a good compromise if (in contrast to an un-resonated decat) it takes the smell and noise away, but is less restrictive. Even if I needed to swa...
by acegeezer
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Best battery? Should be an easy one for you :)
Replies: 22
Views: 1003

Re: Best battery? Should be an easy one for you :)

Just for info.. the Varta E23 and the Bosch S4 are identical batteries and are made in the very same Factory.. look for the cheapest ;)
by acegeezer
Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Hello.. I'm new here..
Topic: Is this a laboured start and lumpy idle???
Replies: 53
Views: 1945

Re: Is this a laboured start and lumpy idle???

My comments can also be validated by 'bigpete' of Boston Rotary, as he is a trader on the forum and has monitored and serviced my car for those 6 years .. with comp tests completed by him annually :thumleft:
by acegeezer
Sun Feb 23, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Hello.. I'm new here..
Topic: Is this a laboured start and lumpy idle???
Replies: 53
Views: 1945

Re: Is this a laboured start and lumpy idle???

Reference Dave's advice re "Italian Tuneup" I purchased my R3 when on just 15k mileage and was in low 6's with a confirmed comp test :( It's life was spent on the little Island of Guernsey, obviously well carboned up, so after driving her 'properly' during my 6 years of ownership I sold her with 69k...
by acegeezer
Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Premixing and cats
Replies: 14
Views: 555

Re: Premixing and cats

RX8club.com is not where I'd be looking for info, they still recommend revving to 4k before switching off a hot engine :roll: .. so lots of misinformation spouted by that US site #-o
by acegeezer
Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Hello.. I'm new here..
Topic: New and looking for an RX8
Replies: 17
Views: 744

Re: New and looking for an RX8

You may want to check this out Sam.. could be a bargain and coming from a longterm member too.. https://www.rx8ownersclub.co.uk/forum/v ... 45&t=81401
by acegeezer
Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Hello.. I'm new here..
Topic: New and looking for an RX8
Replies: 17
Views: 744

Re: New and looking for an RX8

A good idea would be to stick your budget up too .. and :welcome: to the forum. I too had a 200SX.. nice cars in their day ;)
by acegeezer
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Hello.. I'm new here..
Topic: Hello from me & Kuro #148
Replies: 19
Views: 513

Re: Hello from me & Kuro #148

Do the ignition.. coils, leads, plugs and replace the cat NOW.. don't allow things to degenerate further, good luck with her ;)

EDIT.. Brian beat me to it #-o :roll:
by acegeezer
Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Buying an R3 v3.. kind of
Replies: 27
Views: 1159

Re: Buying an R3 v3.. kind of

I hope you budgeted for the extra £1000+ worth of parts required to give peace of mind, coils, plugs, leads and a proper cat, just for starters :lol: Congratulations, looks very nice :thumleft: You will have it for years, I did .. by far the most fun car to drive.. Rotaries are truly exceptional .. ...
by acegeezer
Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Hello.. I'm new here..
Topic: NEWBY NEEDS HELP
Replies: 38
Views: 1002

Re: NEWBY NEEDS HELP

The likelihood is that the coils are not genuine NGK.. they are notorious for being faked there was a clue about the pics on the boxes, but I cannot remember what.. first rule with a rotary.. buy the best replacement parts you can, don't skimp and if you cannot tell genuine parts then certainly don'...
by acegeezer
Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: The preservation power of pre-mixing
Replies: 16
Views: 600

Re: The preservation power of pre-mixing

I never premixed at all.. Ben @ RR told me 6 years ago it was not necessary with the extra oil injector on the R3.. and after 6+ years, the compression was substantially higher than when originally purchased, passed on to a new member here with high 6's and low 7's @ :thumleft:
by acegeezer
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: Still a member .. but no RX8.
Replies: 47
Views: 1359

Re: Still a member .. but no RX8.

So much power I just can't put it on the tarmac Will soon be Spring/Summer John 8) When the temps start to rise you'll be able to exploit that power :thumleft: Reading your thread again you mentioned the car came to you with Pirellis fitted & you also got a spare set of Continentals thrown in :D Yo...
by acegeezer
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: Still a member .. but no RX8.
Replies: 47
Views: 1359

Re: Still a member .. but no RX8.

That's a plan in the summer Nigel :thumleft:
by acegeezer
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: Still a member .. but no RX8.
Replies: 47
Views: 1359

Re: Still a member .. but no RX8.

Oh right the Meg sorry Nigel (he's not getting this car too dangerous in the wrong hands) also too many black cars here.. the Meg stays right with me :) So much power I just can't put it on the tarmac Nigel, I have to use progressive acceleration to make traction, never experienced such vicious powe...
by acegeezer
Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: Still a member .. but no RX8.
Replies: 47
Views: 1359

Re: Still a member .. but no RX8.

If you mean his first car the Lupo it's still here, if you mean my 8 .. that went to a new member here called "turnips" :)
by acegeezer
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: Still a member .. but no RX8.
Replies: 47
Views: 1359

Re: Still a member .. but no RX8.

Bigpete's got her atm Nigel.. excellent condition and apart from a tree falling on it prompting the write off, just a broken windscreen and a piece of plastic trim.. she is rather lovely :) We have found a broken piece of front spring, so replacing that.. and that is all we have to do, my Son needle...
by acegeezer
Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Hello.. I'm new here..
Topic: Does your RX-8 flame?
Replies: 9
Views: 381

Re: Does your RX-8 flame?

:roll: :twisted: :) :thumright: Typical response Ian :lol:
by acegeezer
Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Hello.. I'm new here..
Topic: Does your RX-8 flame?
Replies: 9
Views: 381

Re: Does your RX-8 flame?

You wouldn't likely get flames with a decent cat.. so the answer is it's probably empty :lol:
by acegeezer
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Hello.. I'm new here..
Topic: Hello! Finally in a position to get an RX-8 #excited
Replies: 51
Views: 1818

Re: Hello! Finally in a position to get an RX-8 #excited

An 09/2010 will mostly be around £5k I would be a tad cautious if it was lower priced than that average. :thumleft:

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