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 untakenname
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: The preservation power of pre-mixing
Replies: 15
Views: 425

Re: The preservation power of pre-mixing

Oddly enough my RX8 feels smoother and happier on normal 95 compared to 99.

I premix quite heavily and you can feel the difference in smoothness.
by untakenname
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 21953
Views: 818043

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

Make sure it's not hitting on the bottom lip of the dip stick tube, first time I used a pele pump it took a while to actually get it reaching far enough down to reach the oil in the sump as it was stopping at the lip.
by untakenname
Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:32 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: I Saw You Today At ......
Replies: 11076
Views: 625718

Re: I Saw You Today At ......

warpc0il wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:31 pm
So, you're assuming decat, but it could just be a blown exhaust ;)
They were definitely premixing :thumright:
by untakenname
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: I Saw You Today At ......
Replies: 11076
Views: 625718

Re: I Saw You Today At ......

Saw a copper Evolve with the plate M80 waiting by New Beckenham station just now, smelt and heard it before seeing it.
by untakenname
Sun Dec 22, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Underseal/Waxoyl
Replies: 32
Views: 935

Re: Underseal/Waxoyl

After my last RX8 succumbed to rust (sills were shot and the rust went into the body though it looked ok with the damage being hidden by the aero kit) I looked at over a dozen RX8's before finding my current one, all the other ones I looked at had the bubbling just starting on the rear sills. To kee...
by untakenname
Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Car Activity and Track days Archive
Topic: ^^^TRACKDAY Brands Hatch, Friday 6th Dec **SOLD OUT**^^^
Replies: 156
Views: 6564

Re: ^^^TRACKDAY Brands Hatch, Friday 6th Dec **SOLD OUT**^^^

I noticed a photographer with a red bib by Druids which had a decent camera, not sure if they were a pro or a hobbyist for the MX5 OC? Was really lucky with the weather in the afternoon as less than ten minutes after leaving the track the heavens opened. Finally spotted an Alfa 4C, surprised by how ...
by untakenname
Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 21953
Views: 818043

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

Was reminded earlier in the week that I've got a trackday tomorrow so got the RX8 out of hibernation at my parents, looks like a rodent has made it's home in the engine bay :evil: Despite not being used for a long time (less than 350 miles this year :oops: ) I held foot to the floor the first time t...
by untakenname
Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Car Activity and Track days Archive
Topic: ^^^TRACKDAY Brands Hatch, Friday 6th Dec **SOLD OUT**^^^
Replies: 156
Views: 6564

Re: ^^^TRACKDAY Brands Hatch, Friday 6th Dec **SOLD OUT**^^^

Noticed today that Google has helpfully auto added a reminder that this is on Friday, signed up near the start of the year using an early bird ticket place and completely forgot about it #-o Looking at the weather it's meant to rain for most the day and the rear tyres are down to 2mm so will either ...
by untakenname
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Oil Burp
Replies: 10
Views: 464

Re: Oil Burp

I had oilburp at Bedford twice on the same part of the track, haven't any before or since. Engine on around 7k after a rebuild.
by untakenname
Thu May 23, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Hello.. I'm new here..
Topic: Numberplate Relocation
Replies: 26
Views: 1155

Re: Numberplate Relocation

My last plate was a wrap on over the nose and it was commented on by the police when I was pulled over last year, nothing came of it though I decided to get the smallest legit plate possible.
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by untakenname
Fri May 17, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 21953
Views: 818043

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

Have been away from the forum for a while as circumstances changed and have had to store the RX8 at my parents, this is the first time I've used my car properly this year! I purchased a blobeye WRX for a winter car as it was going for a steal so couldn't resist and have been driving that (RX8 is too...
by untakenname
Fri May 17, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: I Saw You Today At ......
Replies: 11076
Views: 625718

Re: I Saw You Today At ......

Came across a really nice looking red S1 with Aerokit on front and Mazdaspeed rear plus vents on the bonnet, A21 heading onto M25 anyone on here? Only have rear dashcam as my front one seems to be malfunctioning (think it maybe the 265gb sd card). https://youtu.be/EOzbXU9lPc8 (first 20 seconds, rest...
by untakenname
Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Hello.. I'm new here..
Topic: Idle problems
Replies: 15
Views: 616

Re: Idle problems

Could be a fueling issue, has similar idle issues couple of years back.
Try bypassing the fuel pump resistor so the pump runs normally when idling.
by untakenname
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Do you see many RX8's?
Replies: 771
Views: 39302

Re: Do you see many RX8's?

I saw a Red 06 whilst we were both waiting opposite sides of the lights by the church in Beckenham high street this afternoon, pulled away pretty briskly.
by untakenname
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Aftermarket
Topic: LED 3rd brake light
Replies: 6
Views: 429

Re: LED 3rd brake light

The RX-8 version that's available on ebay has resistors built in.



I took mine apart to add more powerful ultrabright LED's and had to replace the resistors with ones with different values, also put in a flasher that engages under heavy braking.
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by untakenname
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What is the best short shifter for the 6 speed RX8 S1?
Replies: 11
Views: 772

Re: What is the best short shifter for the 6 speed RX8 S1?

The axialflow gives a more 'positive' engagement compared to the stock shifter, can feel it clicking into place which is quite satisfying.


With my first RX8 the short shifter made no noise but with my current RX8 it whines faintly almost like a supercharger.
by untakenname
Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 21953
Views: 818043

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

Tried swapping the PZ wheels from the RX8 onto my daily.
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Unfortunately the ET on the RX8 is way off and so they foul on the bodywork :(
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by untakenname
Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Hello.. I'm new here..
Topic: RX8 Insurance
Replies: 41
Views: 1196

Re: RX8 Insurance

The RX8 would make a good first car as got decent driver aids and feedback plus is practical with the legroom in the rear and the size of the boot and most of all feels fun at relatively slow speeds due to the low seating position so less likely to get speeding points. Best bet would be go get a 200...
by untakenname
Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 21953
Views: 818043

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

They make a OEM GoPro mount...
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Today I was going to fit my Toyo decat back on but it was so windy I jacked up the car but didn't feel safe under it.
by untakenname
Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 21953
Views: 818043

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

Back when the RX7 came out nothing could touch it apart from possibly the R32 GTR, remember as a kid a neighbour had an FC which was a Japanese import but didn't really know anything about rotaries back then. Passed my MOT yesterday and they brought it out front and ended up flooding it [-X Luckily ...
by untakenname
Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 21953
Views: 818043

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

Bigblueknight3k wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:20 pm
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Is that for two stroke (looks like purple fluid) or an inline fuel pump? I'd probably used braided fuel line for peace of mind if it's fuel.
by untakenname
Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 21953
Views: 818043

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

Preparing for the MOT next week, was a mission to fit with the bolts protruding.
by untakenname
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Best engine oil for the RX8 231?
Replies: 121
Views: 5102

Re: Best engine oil for the RX8 231?

Anyone using a SOHN should use synthetic in the sump imo as the benefits over mineral have been proven on piston engines when it comes to big end wear.

I used to use Miller's 10W40 and now use Shell Helix Ultra 5W40.
by untakenname
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 21953
Views: 818043

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

I had issues with my OMP lines when I fitted the SOHN, imo they are quite stressed as there's not enough slack. Weather hit 15 degrees today in London and was working from home so thought I'd wash off all the crud that had accumulated over winter, fingers crossed this will be the last of the salt an...
by untakenname
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Advice Required - Buying a dry stored RX8
Replies: 39
Views: 1599

Re: Advice Required - Buying a dry stored RX8

Just because it's been dry stored doesn't mean much tbh if the cars still been driven in the wet. I've seen some really rusty cars that have been garaged, imo it's worse then outside if you don't have a dehumidifier, especially in winter. There's some rust showing on the engine open shot and this lo...

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