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by untakenname
Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: black friday deals
Replies: 10
Views: 435

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
Topic: ***TRACKDAY Brands Hatch - Friday 4th December SOLD OUT***
Replies: 172
Views: 6651

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
Topic: ***TRACKDAY Brands Hatch - Friday 4th December SOLD OUT***
Replies: 172
Views: 6651

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: 11
Views: 418

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: 4488

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: 1340

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: 24155
Views: 916935

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: 11103
Views: 635235

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: 295

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: 924

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: 24155
Views: 916935

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: 552

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...
by untakenname
Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Do you see many RX8's?
Replies: 830
Views: 44642

Re: Do you see many RX8's?

Drove nearly a thousand miles in the past week across Scotland and came across one RX8 which was a white 40th anniversary with the numberplate starting R22.
by untakenname
Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Do you see many RX8's?
Replies: 830
Views: 44642

Re: Do you see many RX8's?

This one isn't setting a good example [-X
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by untakenname
Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: New safety recall notice - fuel tank
Replies: 66
Views: 2030

Re: New safety recall notice - fuel tank

I haven't gone with the fuel pump recalls yet, on the Mazda 6 it's to do with spiders which I don't think are even established in this country.

Saw this on Facebook, apparently happened just after going for the recall
by untakenname
Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 24155
Views: 916935

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

Hard shifts can also be a sign of one of the engine mounts giving up, I've got a short shifter fitted and it gives a more positive feel but find it hard to get into reverse. Noticed recently that my engine temps weren't going down as quick as they used to at a constant speed after being in traffic s...
by untakenname
Sun Aug 16, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 24155
Views: 916935

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

Popped out a bung in the sill and had a look at the state by the rear wheel arches, had sprayed some bilt hamber anti corrosion down them a couple of years back and the coating seems to still be intact.
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by untakenname
Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: So my engine died today
Replies: 62
Views: 2520

Re: So my engine died today

The engine wouldn't suddenly die when running due the apex seals/tips it would be a gradual process which would cause hot start issues. How did the RAC diagnose the plugs as being fine? It's been a hot day today so it's possible that the misfire has cooked the cat which would cause the the sudden fa...
by untakenname
Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 24155
Views: 916935

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

Took my car for an MOT yesterday, can't believe how few miles I've done in the past year, it's an 07 so in the high VED bracket as well :x IMG_20200731_195757.jpg Even though the MOT had expired a long time ago (thought I had leeway due to covid) I've been next to police cars and they haven't done a...
by untakenname
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Boost Junkies
Topic: R3 / S2 Forced Induction
Replies: 66
Views: 4117

Re: R3 / S2 Forced Induction

Flow rate and bhp are directly proportional and as the FN2 is similar bhp it may be that the rotrex for that engine is also suitable for the renesis. If not suitable the S2000 kit is a C38. I was told as rule of thumb you need to upsize a turbo on a rotary around 20 to 30% to get the equivalent pow...
by untakenname
Tue Jul 21, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Boost Junkies
Topic: R3 / S2 Forced Induction
Replies: 66
Views: 4117

Re: R3 / S2 Forced Induction

Looking at how much more airflow a rotary uses compared to the equivalent powered piston engine I think that version would be slightly too small, a C38 would be better suited. https://www.rotrexshop.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Rotrex_Technical_Handbook_V1.5.pdf There's quite a few compressor maps...
by untakenname
Tue Jul 21, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Boost Junkies
Topic: R3 / S2 Forced Induction
Replies: 66
Views: 4117

Re: R3 / S2 Forced Induction

HKS showed a kit for the RX8 but it was never released outside of Japan afaik.
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I doubt you'd be able to use much of a Honda kit apart from the bare supercharger unit and the cooling system perhaps.
by untakenname
Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Boost Junkies
Topic: R3 / S2 Forced Induction
Replies: 66
Views: 4117

Re: R3 / S2 Forced Induction

Plenty of Honda S2000's have Rotrex centrifugal superchargers and make peak power at 9k, can double the output on a stock engine (with improved fuelling) whilst running standard unleaded which has made it more popular than turbocharging as it still retains the power curve of the NA. https://www.yout...
by untakenname
Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Clive's 520 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
Replies: 1216
Views: 69857

Re: Clive's 520 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car

Guy in the comments of that Dyno video spent so much on his RX-8 :shock:
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by untakenname
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 24155
Views: 916935

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

It's a pain that you have to buy 2 bottles of redline just for the sake of a third of the the second bottle I take off the shifter and pour it in via that instead of the upper drain plug to get a greater capacity of oil into the box, probably a placebo but it seems to extend the working time of the...

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