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by zippyonline
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Another cat stolen.
Replies: 133
Views: 5078

Re: Another cat stolen.

Second hand manifolds aren't expensive either..
by zippyonline
Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Another cat stolen.
Replies: 133
Views: 5078

Re: Another cat stolen.

Steal 2 or 3 prius cats, or steal 1 RX8 cat for the same payout... Surprisingly the prius is being targetted actively. IIRC the reason being they're known easy to access and coz they're a hybrid, the cat tends to be in better condition than most, so worth more. Here's an example theft, it's impress...
by zippyonline
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: It seemed like a good idea at the time...
Replies: 1013
Views: 33733

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

qwakers wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:17 pm

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by zippyonline
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: New Duke's Renault Zoe EV Daily
Replies: 67
Views: 2649

Re: New Duke's Renault Zoe EV Daily

The growl of exhaust isn't just the exit of fumes, it's the last cry of the life that started a journey millions of years ago that culminates in giving me a sense of power, freedom and joy. That's poetic! :thumright: I totally get EV's, they are the future and will in time to come make perfect sens...
by zippyonline
Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Honkytonk's Black P-Shed
Replies: 320
Views: 10734

Re: Honkytonk's Black P-Shed

Nice work! Once you have it all working, I may well steal your code and copy exactly what you've done electronics wise. I'm capable enough to copy, but I don't know enough to do that from scratch!
by zippyonline
Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: The Ultimate Man Cave (Warehouse) *Picture Heavy!*
Replies: 252
Views: 11703

Re: The Ultimate Man Cave (Warehouse) *Picture Heavy!*

Goobie - just stumbled across this from the HSE re:Bendpack lifts - I expect yours are new, so it's not relevant, but no harm in knowing. http://www.hse.gov.uk/safetybulletins/bendpak-two-post-vehicle-lifts.htm FYI this is the lift we're installing https://twinbusch.co.uk/product_info.php?products_i...
by zippyonline
Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: The Ultimate Man Cave (Warehouse) *Picture Heavy!*
Replies: 252
Views: 11703

Re: The Ultimate Man Cave (Warehouse) *Picture Heavy!*

Wow - it's trans formative having the two post lift - makes it suddenly seem all worthwhile!
by zippyonline
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Windscreen Cleaning
Replies: 41
Views: 1052

Re: Windscreen Cleaning

That's a good prompt for me to remind 231 owners to be very careful what they put in their windscreen washer tank, And try to stick with one type of screenwash, mixing and matching types can cause a reaction between the two which will form a gel – which in turn can’t go through the pump and stops t...
by zippyonline
Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Windscreen Cleaning
Replies: 41
Views: 1052

Re: Windscreen Cleaning

firstly a mix of washing up liquid and vinegar in with water, That's fine for the glass - and probs quite effective, just be careful where that goes and make sure you clean it off. If the mix runs down all the scuttles and down the side of side windows, or even on bodywork, it'll clean off any prot...
by zippyonline
Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Windscreen Cleaning
Replies: 41
Views: 1052

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: 1013
Views: 33733

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 Oct 25, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Zippy's Copper Red Evolve.
Replies: 80
Views: 7106

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: 7106

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: 7106

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: 7106

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 9:59 am
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: Phil's other car escapades
Replies: 50
Views: 3436

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: 1013
Views: 33733

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: 1013
Views: 33733

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: 22761
Views: 852351

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 RX-5
Replies: 405
Views: 10846

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: 536

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: 1446

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: 22761
Views: 852351

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: 61
Views: 2474

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: 1013
Views: 33733

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!

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