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by untakenname
Thu Feb 04, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: Selling Parts
Topic: Carbon fibre bonnet
Replies: 9
Views: 358

Re: Carbon fibre bonnet

Pm'd.
by untakenname
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:58 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 24844
Views: 947173

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

I am currently playing with ideas for a SOHN/COF tank and don't want to lose the huge windscreen washer tank. My first thought was one type of motorcycle 2 stoke tank but the one I got was too wide at the bottom. I've had a good look at the 192 engine bay and the only decent place I can see to plac...
by untakenname
Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:06 am
Forum: Aftermarket
Topic: After market alarm
Replies: 39
Views: 1537

Re: After market alarm

If parked on flat ground then leaving the car with the handbrake off or on just a couple of clicks may make them think twice as it will move as they try and lift. The only way to avoid this is to fit a decat but even that won't stop the scum jacking up the car on just the sheet metal by the sills be...
by untakenname
Sun Jan 03, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Wheel skipping/hopping when traction lost
Replies: 14
Views: 356

Re: Wheel skipping/hopping when traction lost

The design of the car with the PPF and driveline isolated from the chassis means wheelhop is one of the downsides. On my old RX8 which was high mileage suffered from such bad wheelhop that it used to cause the radio to cut out due to the vibrations, changing to polyurethane filled engine mounts help...
by untakenname
Thu Dec 31, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 24844
Views: 947173

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

I've got that on my WRX, it just cuts the ignition, probably wouldn't use it on a rotary tbh as it's quite savage when the delay is turned up.
by untakenname
Sun Dec 27, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 24844
Views: 947173

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

There's an OEM blanking plug in the engine that you can fit the oil sensor, think it's 1/8th BSP thread. Fitted a dongle to my Nexus 7 tablet that allows the use of Andoid Auto/Apple Carplay via a phone, took the housing out the car and brought it inside as it's so cold outside atm https://youtu.be...
by untakenname
Sat Dec 26, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 24844
Views: 947173

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

There's an OEM blanking plug in the engine that you can fit the oil sensor, think it's 1/8th BSP thread. Fitted a dongle to my Nexus 7 tablet that allows the use of Andoid Auto/Apple Carplay via a phone, took the housing out the car and brought it inside as it's so cold outside atm https://youtu.be/...
by untakenname
Thu Dec 10, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Catalytic Converter Thefts.
Replies: 46
Views: 1876

Re: Catalytic Converter Thefts.

Not sure what was removed in the above post. The police now recommended that you weld your CAT to your car instead of it being bolted in but the majority of thieves simply use an angle grinder or jaws to remove them so the welding won't help, poor form imo as it's a bit like telling a homeowner to i...
by untakenname
Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Car Activity and Track days
Topic: Track Day Standards. Driving, operating, timing, marshalling
Replies: 9
Views: 478

Re: Track Day Standards. Driving, operating, timing, marshalling

One of the problems with the RX8 is that it's quick in the corners but slow in the straights so it's easy to get frustrated by people not moving over, imo when the blue flag is shown the person infront should have 30 seconds to get out of the way and if not then get a driver standards flag/pit in. O...
by untakenname
Sat Dec 05, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Car Activity and Track days Archive
Topic: ***TRACKDAY Brands Hatch - Friday 4th December SOLD OUT***
Replies: 297
Views: 11222

Re: ***TRACKDAY Brands Hatch - Friday 4th December SOLD OUT***

Photos from the day are up: https://www.facebook.com/mottrackdays/posts/10158106133470000 https://i.imgur.com/d6aoFdM.jpg Cheers, noticed from this photo that around 30% of the LED's in my lights have died, going to do a revamp using current tech. lights rx8.JPG Enjoyed the day but there was lots o...
by untakenname
Sat Dec 05, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: Car Activity and Track days Archive
Topic: ***TRACKDAY Brands Hatch - Friday 4th December SOLD OUT***
Replies: 297
Views: 11222

Re: ***TRACKDAY Brands Hatch - Friday 4th December SOLD OUT***

Enjoyed the day but there was lots of red flags (a Ford crashed literally a minute into the day and rolled) which ended the day early with a Mini crashing out, I got black flagged in the afternoon session due to noise so had to short shift which was a bit of a shame as the track started drying out. ...
by untakenname
Wed Dec 02, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 24844
Views: 947173

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

Decided to change my gearbox oil before Brands Hatch and also went back to the normal shifter rather than the short shifter to see if it will improve the crunching when hot. IMG_20201202_150844.jpg Used this oil which is recommended by Honda S2000 owners for helping over the OEM or Redline, they hav...
by untakenname
Tue Dec 01, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Hello.. I'm new here..
Topic: Just got an RX8, but it seems broken and my garage dont know hot to fix it.....
Replies: 56
Views: 2375

Re: Just got an RX8, but it seems broken and my garage dont know hot to fix it.....

ECP also sell customer returns as new stock, I got a refund for NGK sparkplugs last year as they had clearly been fitted (crush washer was flat) and marks from tool on the sides but not used.
by untakenname
Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: black friday deals
Replies: 10
Views: 531

Re: black friday deals

I received some NGK plugs from the ECP store on eBay for my WRX which didn't look right (plug gaps were different for every plug) so I returned them and bought from autodoc.
by untakenname
Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Car Activity and Track days Archive
Topic: ***TRACKDAY Brands Hatch - Friday 4th December SOLD OUT***
Replies: 297
Views: 11222

Re: ***TRACKDAY Brands Hatch - Friday 4th December SOLD OUT***

:whathesaid: Very strong rumour that Brands will be in Tier 3 :evil: :!: Ranjan. Looks like Kent is in Tier 3 :x https://www.gov.uk/guidance/full-list-of-local-restriction-tiers-by-area#tier-3-very-high-alert Was hoping they would do it on a borough level rather than county, the government has a po...
by untakenname
Wed Nov 25, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Car Activity and Track days Archive
Topic: ***TRACKDAY Brands Hatch - Friday 4th December SOLD OUT***
Replies: 297
Views: 11222

Re: ***TRACKDAY Brands Hatch - Friday 4th December SOLD OUT***

It's going to depend on what Tier it's assigned, Swale in Kent currently has the highest number of infections in England so if they do blanket county wide restrictions then it may be Tier 3 :?
by untakenname
Wed Nov 25, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Aftermarket
Topic: Mazdaspeed Bumper (Aerokit Replica) Mesh recommendations
Replies: 13
Views: 710

Re: Mazdaspeed Bumper (Aerokit Replica) Mesh recommendations

I originally tried gutter guard but it melted so then used some aluminium mesh that is designed for car grills on my rear bumper, it holds its shape and is easy to mould, has lasted 3 years now with no corrosion.
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by untakenname
Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Scott's 5.7 ltr v8 ( rxv8 )
Replies: 70
Views: 4529

Re: Scott's 5.7 ltr v8 ( rxv8 )

Back in the 90's/2000's people used to install hidden switches for the fuel pump, doesn't stop someone with a tow truck lifting your car but stops opportunist thefts when the cars unattended. I saw on Instagram someone had their RB engine swapped Lexus IS200 stolen and the insurance only paid out th...
by untakenname
Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Low compression and high fuel consumption
Replies: 66
Views: 1493

Re: Low compression and high fuel consumption

ChrisHolmes wrote: Plus you may have a partially blocked catalytic converter so that needs looking at too.
From the initial cold start it sounds like it's struggles so could well be a blocked cat which would also account for the overheating past 5k.
by untakenname
Sun Nov 15, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 24844
Views: 947173

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

I noticed the difference in temperature in my old RX8 (no aircon) when running a CAT and then a ghetto decat, I used to wear shorts before as it got so hot :oops: Today I setup an old generic Chinese Android headunit with a dongle to allow Android Auto/Apple Carplay, going to do the same with my Nex...
by untakenname
Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: I Saw You Today At ......
Replies: 11116
Views: 637564

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

Have seen two RX8's in two days, one coming out of the petrol station near junction 4 of the M25 near to the Performance Shop waved at each other then today as I was coming out of the park I noticed this cat admiring this one by Sainsbury's Beckenham
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by untakenname
Thu Nov 12, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: 4 Wheel Alignment - Sussex, Surrey, Kent (Recommendations)
Replies: 13
Views: 351

Re: 4 Wheel Alignment - Sussex, Surrey, Kent (Recommendations)

Wheel power in Brockley are decent and also BMsport in Bexleyheath though they mainly deal with modified BMW's.

Have used both for my cars and they don't just follow what the machine says but listen to what setting you want for fast road/track.
by untakenname
Mon Nov 09, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: R3 rear light gasket changed, still getting leak into boot
Replies: 23
Views: 1001

Re: R3 rear light gasket changed, still getting leak into boot

I had fishbowl issues on my last RX8, solved it by getting some neoprene gasket and sticking it to the car then cutting a channel through the middle to allow the water to run out behind the lights rather than into them. 20170403_144218.jpg Cost a fiver or so for an A4 piece of adhesive neoprene, was...
by untakenname
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 24844
Views: 947173

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

Booked the afternoon off work and was going to change my fluids and fit Autumn tyres but due to the enhanced Covid lockdown in London means there's no in household mixing after Saturday (even though the borough I live Bromley is lower than the UK average) so had to sort out my mates suspension today...
by untakenname
Mon Sep 28, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Attaching a numberplate to the bumper
Replies: 15
Views: 564

Re: Attaching a numberplate to the bumper

I bought a metal numberplate in the smallest possible legal size and mounted it with magnets to the L-Bracket incase I want to remove it for any reason, due to being made out of metal it was easy to bend slightly to follow the curve of the car. I used strong doublesided tape at first to mount the br...

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