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by zippyonline
Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Windscreen Cleaning
Replies: 21
Views: 467

Re: Windscreen Cleaning

My experience thus far on this subject: A properly clean windscreen makes the biggest difference. IPA if heavy filth, and/or decent glass cleaner (automotive ones - my favourite two are megs class cleaner and Gtechniq glass cleaner, my friendly indie glass fitter uses totrosyl stuff) to finish. A pr...
by zippyonline
Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: It seemed like a good idea at the time...
Replies: 798
Views: 27581

Re: It seemed like a good idea at the time...

What made you choose "Ford Frozen White" as the colour? :lol:

Neat place for a coolant temp sensor :thumleft:
by zippyonline
Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Selling Parts
Topic: Big Brake Kit - new - £550
Replies: 4
Views: 404

Re: Big Brake Kit - new - £550

:bump:
by zippyonline
Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Selling Other Items
Topic: Scarpa Phantom Guide Mountain Boots Size UK 7
Replies: 3
Views: 191

Re: Scarpa Phantom Guide Mountain Boots Size UK 7

Rats, I'm a size 42 in scarpa (just checked my boots). I'm a size 41 for shimano shoes!

Going to have to pass :-(
by zippyonline
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Selling Other Items
Topic: Scarpa Phantom Guide Mountain Boots Size UK 7
Replies: 3
Views: 191

Re: Scarpa Phantom Guide Mountain Boots Size UK 7

Ooh, this is very tempting. I'm a scarpa size 7, although this isn't my normal walking type...

I have been keeping an eye out for cramp on compatible boots.. (and cramp on's).

Will consider a bit more over the next few days if that's OK.
by zippyonline
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Selling Other Items
Topic: Logitech K830 wireless keyboard
Replies: 0
Views: 80

Logitech K830 wireless keyboard

Hi everyone.

I no longer use this. It's in very good condition and had very light use. Perfect for living room media pc use etc.

English UK keyboard layout, usb rechargeable, backlit illuminated.

Looking for £60.
by zippyonline
Sat Oct 26, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Selling Parts
Topic: Big Brake Kit - new - £550
Replies: 4
Views: 404

Re: Big Brake Kit - new - £550

Unlikely - well certainly with this setup as they're designed for the rx8 mounting and disc size, but the calipers are within spec.
by zippyonline
Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Zippy's Copper Red Evolve.
Replies: 80
Views: 6918

Re: Zippy's Copper Red Evolve.

And then for a while, I just used her. I took the more fun windy roads to and from my girlfriends rather than the dual carriageway. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48957334148_9ff1fe7d63_h.jpg 29-01 by Chris Reeves , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48957884231_ab1c56a94b_h.jpg 29-0...
by zippyonline
Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Zippy's Copper Red Evolve.
Replies: 80
Views: 6918

Re: Zippy's Copper Red Evolve.

Whilst I was messing about with the steering, I went and swapped my steering wheel for one with the cruise control buttons. https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7906/31739907397_f1f5db2432_b.jpg 26_10 by Chris Reeves , on Flickr Having factory cruise control was not an option when I first purchased the c...
by zippyonline
Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Zippy's Copper Red Evolve.
Replies: 80
Views: 6918

Re: Zippy's Copper Red Evolve.

My friend asked me what the PZ is like to park and didn't believe me that the mirrors were rubbish for being able to see anything in until he sat in the drivers seat and took a look :D They're OK-ish most of the time, and I could manoeuvre etc. fine - but I was never 100% sure if I'd missed somethi...
by zippyonline
Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Zippy's Copper Red Evolve.
Replies: 80
Views: 6918

Re: Zippy's Copper Red Evolve.

I suppose I should update this thread really. (I’m ill, so my brain isn’t up to much). I did a couple of little jobs which were actually low stress and quite relaxing. Within the first week of owning the car, I decided I didn’t like the visibility of the Evolve mirrors, and bought some stock ones to...
by zippyonline
Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Selling Parts
Topic: Big Brake Kit - new - £550
Replies: 4
Views: 404

Big Brake Kit - new - £550

Hi All, I bought these in the group buy a while back, but changed my plans and never fitted them. They are the Freakyparts RX8 brake kit, details here: https://freakyparts.co.uk/collections/mazda-rx8-brakes/products/mazda-rx8-4-pot-red-pr5-brake-kit Complete with calipers, Mintex M1144 pads, caliper...
by zippyonline
Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: Phil's other car escapades
Replies: 50
Views: 3334

Re: Phil's other car escapades

Let me know if you'd like to know more about the process and I'll do a proper video. Yes please Phil. Because I had a go on my 255/40R17's non runflat for my bmw, with a proper machine that someone kindly let me use, I thought I'd be ok having watched a couple of videos etc. and I can normally pick...
by zippyonline
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: It seemed like a good idea at the time...
Replies: 798
Views: 27581

Re: It seemed like a good idea at the time...

Here's a photo I took of the whole rear caliper.... https://rx8ownersclub.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=70692&p=1029586#p1114583 Holy thread resurrection and all that, but thought this is the best place for this photo I took as reference, that might help others. It's a real life exploded diagram ...
by zippyonline
Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: It seemed like a good idea at the time...
Replies: 798
Views: 27581

Re: It seemed like a good idea at the time...

am I missing something. Why didn't you cut it out and plate it?
by zippyonline
Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 21675
Views: 803192

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

Aston showed me an 8 he had in the workshop at Essex Rotary. The battery had split, leaving the tray and front sub-member with massive holes from the acid burn. Yarp – been there…! (Before I could weld too) https://www.rx8ownersclub.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=104&t=71400#p1042210 https://c8.static...
by zippyonline
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Paul's MX-5 NC with a 231 heart
Replies: 283
Views: 7024

Re: Paul's MX-5 NC with a 231 heart

I know with my bimmer (E91) that the mileage is stored on a couple of computers including the instrument cluster, and they all have to match up and are effectively coded to each other. If you get a brand new instrument cluster it effectively reads this mileage and displays it - all good. If you get ...
by zippyonline
Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Poor spark from D585 coils destroyed OEM cat
Replies: 13
Views: 465

Re: Poor spark from D585 coils destroyed OEM cat

I believe my car has gone through the exact same process as the OP, with Rotary Revs D585 coils (that in hindsight, I purchased them from someone who had used them for not many miles and had a blown engine...and was running a decat). Fortunately I think having read the stories of others, and checkin...
by zippyonline
Fri Sep 27, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Recommend me a tow car...
Replies: 47
Views: 1390

Re: Recommend me a tow car...

Interesting thread. I'm kindof in the market for something like this, or a load carrier/van anyway - but trailer and tow car is a possibility too. My cheap Shogun Sport/ Challenger has just well been epic.. Thanks - I've started considering one of these seriously now. What are they like to drive? I ...
by zippyonline
Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 21675
Views: 803192

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

I've been cleaning up my replacement oil coolers as they may be needed and found one of the fixings was so badly corroded that I sheared the bolt trying to unthread it. Here:IMG_20190915_173031618.jpg And in detail: Are these clips (that rusty bit, with a nut welded on underneath) a standard part t...
by zippyonline
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Coil pack testing
Replies: 60
Views: 1991

Re: Coil pack testing

I'd be exceptionally interested you in sending my Rotary Revs D585 coil pack which I am suspect of - but all coils are firing on my spark plug testers...
by zippyonline
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: It seemed like a good idea at the time...
Replies: 798
Views: 27581

Re: It seemed like a good idea at the time...

I'm impressed, not only does that look like reasonably hard work - it's being done outside on a less than brilliant surface!
by zippyonline
Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: It seemed like a good idea at the time...
Replies: 798
Views: 27581

Re: It seemed like a good idea at the time...

You're noticeably improving on the TIG. I'd say it looks like some porosity on the first picture, but otherwise ok (from a broadly untrained eye/hobbyist). Nice work :)
by zippyonline
Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Ryan Rotary Performance
Topic: Group Buy RRP MKII Coils - Closed
Replies: 104
Views: 4095

Re: Group Buy RRP MKII Coils - All Invoiced

:thumleft: Hey Carl, Paid up now
by zippyonline
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Ryan Rotary Performance
Topic: Group Buy RRP MKII Coils - Closed
Replies: 104
Views: 4095

Re: Group Buy RRP MKII Coils - Post updated

Honkytonk wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:13 pm
Just a wee bump in case anyone's missed their invoice coming out, I found mine in my spam today as I was keeping a beady eye open (sorry Carl...)
Ah thankyou, mine was in my spam. I was just starting to wonder about this!

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