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by Vian
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Do you see many RX8's?
Replies: 789
Views: 40680

Re: Do you see many RX8's?

Still think seeing one in downtown Yangon is impressive!
by Vian
Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: 300 Mile Club (S1 RX8s) or 325 mile club for S2 RX8s
Replies: 1460
Views: 86905

Re: 300 Mile Club (S1 RX8s) or 325 mile club for S2 RX8s

I've not done 300 miles since March. :roll:
by Vian
Mon Jun 15, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: Alfa Romeo MiTo..the new daily
Replies: 8
Views: 251

Re: Alfa Romeo MiTo..the new daily

The missus had one of these for several years. The motoring press never really liked them that much, and the flaws they talk about are fair enough - the suspension is very crashy, parts of the interior do look a bit cheap. But. They still missed the point - they sound great, and the styling both ins...
by Vian
Sat Feb 01, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: It's a great car and other non-negative RX8 stuff
Replies: 812
Views: 90537

Re: It's a great car and other non-negative RX8 stuff

Shagrington wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:27 am
I seem to be missing a magical passenger :(
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by Vian
Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Hello.. I'm new here..
Topic: New Guy looking for a RX8
Replies: 159
Views: 3077

Re: New Guy looking for a RX8

qwakers wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:54 pm
and, for gods sake, don't buy 5 liters of oil, chuck it in the boot and find the top was not screwed on properly........

ended up taking the carpet out after that one.....
Yep. :roll: isn't it amazing just how much foam gets created when you try to clean the oil out of the carpet?
by Vian
Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: PLUMES OF SMOKE ..THEN .....
Replies: 9
Views: 349

Re: PLUMES OF SMOKE ..THEN .....

Had you just topped up the oil?
by Vian
Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: GSB III 03/08/13 - Present
Replies: 2731
Views: 86279

Re: GSB III 03/08/13 - Present

Been down Reeds Lane by any chance?
by Vian
Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: The preservation power of pre-mixing
Replies: 16
Views: 573

Re: The preservation power of pre-mixing

There is also the element of simple good luck. Last time I compression tested my 91,000 mile S1 it was showing all over 7s, and God knows I'm not as particular about every possible treatment as some of the drivers on here. I do pre-mix though, but I would still mostly put my results down to luck rat...
by Vian
Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Ryan Rotary Performance
Topic: Farewell from RRP - U Turn.
Replies: 49
Views: 1972

Re: Farewell from RRP

I don't see any need for embarrassment on either side if that's a concern. Things happen, they go wrong - even with the best of intentions. I can't imagine anyone would think less of a person for having become frustrated, or that they'd be anything but appreciated should they change their mind. All ...
by Vian
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: It's a great car and other non-negative RX8 stuff
Replies: 812
Views: 90537

Re: It's a great car and other non-negative RX8 stuff

Thing is, when it first came out the fuel economy was poor, but not shockingly so for a performance car of that nature. My EP3 Type R only got about 30 to the gallon and the S2000 maybe 27, and less if driven enthusiastically. It's only because these days turbo hot hatches get 45mpg that it looks as...
by Vian
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Hello.. I'm new here..
Topic: New Guy looking for a RX8
Replies: 159
Views: 3077

Re: New Guy looking for a RX8

Don't worry, we've all been there. Wait till you own one and someone who's never so much as been a passenger starts telling you what the car is like.
by Vian
Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: GSB III 03/08/13 - Present
Replies: 2731
Views: 86279

Re: GSB III 03/08/13 - Present

qwakers wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:43 pm
well yes, it is a nissan joke after all :D
Believe me, I don't disagree. She loves it though. ](*,)
by Vian
Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: exhaust set up with no drone
Replies: 21
Views: 582

Re: exhaust set up with no drone

I'm seeing opposite, had a pettit catback on with kks sports cat and rb manifold and was very droney on the motorway Racing beat on the other hand was nice and quiet when cruising and loud up top I've got the KKS sports cat, with PZ Scorpion exhaust and standard elsewhere. Zero drone whatever, so I...
by Vian
Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: GSB III 03/08/13 - Present
Replies: 2731
Views: 86279

Re: GSB III 03/08/13 - Present

Mate, the missus' Nissan Juke has a sports mode too. I still have to negotiate in advance with the corners in it.
by Vian
Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: GSB III 03/08/13 - Present
Replies: 2731
Views: 86279

Re: GSB III 03/08/13 - Present

Look if Nigel wants to skip directly from vibrant youth to old age, that's up to him... :lol:
by Vian
Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Replacing the headliner.
Replies: 39
Views: 697

Re: Replacing the headliner.

Honkytonk wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:16 pm
Just to clarify - my 'common' comment was a joke. The generic opinion is that leather is 'posh', therefore cloth must be 'common'.

Even though they're rarer, and hold you in your seat better, and are lighter etc. etc. ...
No need to apologise for the plebians...
by Vian
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Selling Other Items
Topic: Camo jacket and trousers
Replies: 13
Views: 419

Re: Camo jacket and trousers

Clearly a summer photo. I'm sceptical right now in January in truth...
by Vian
Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: Mad Yaris
Replies: 19
Views: 458

Re: Mad Yaris

If you buy it Nige, I'll be happy to take you for a run over the A272 every few weeks so you nearly get the feel of owning it. :thumleft:
by Vian
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: Mad Yaris
Replies: 19
Views: 458

Re: Mad Yaris

On Autocar's Twitter thread about it there are a few questions about the power output and whether it will be in the UK. They've answered by saying the 257bhp and its availability has been sent through by Toyota (UK) not just Toyota globally, so while the usual scepticism about press releases applies...
by Vian
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: Mad Yaris
Replies: 19
Views: 458

Mad Yaris

by Vian
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: 4.77 Diff from R3
Replies: 29
Views: 635

Re: 4.77 Diff from R3

How would you say the s2000 compares to the RX8? The RX8 is far more forgiving for a normal driver like me. I'm sure some of the race drivers we have would be able to give a more insightful answer on the limit, but as a road car the S2000 always threatened to bite in the wet in a way the RX8 never ...
by Vian
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: 4.77 Diff from R3
Replies: 29
Views: 635

Re: 4.77 Diff from R3

The RX8 is a very good car, but these days, any turbocharged hot hatch with a simple tune can seem to embarass it( if you're loitering around outside that powerband) :lol: Yes, but short of spending absolute fortunes on forced induction that's likely to be the case anyway, even with ported engines....
by Vian
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: 4.77 Diff from R3
Replies: 29
Views: 635

Re: 4.77 Diff from R3

The RX8 is a very good car, but these days, any turbocharged hot hatch with a simple tune can seem to embarass it( if you're loitering around outside that powerband) :lol: Yes, but short of spending absolute fortunes on forced induction that's likely to be the case anyway, even with ported engines....
by Vian
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Hello.. I'm new here..
Topic: RX8 on the Mongol Rally?... (10,000 mile trip to Eastern Siberia)
Replies: 50
Views: 1024

Re: RX8 on the Mongol Rally?... (10,000 mile trip to Eastern Siberia)

My friend has sent me some photos of the roads in darkest Kazakhstan that you'll be using...you'll be fine! :rofl: :rofl: Theres tarmac! which is a lot better than I was expecting, so I'm taking this a positive :) He said he'd be happy to talk to you on email if you want advice - PM me if you want ...
by Vian
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Hello.. I'm new here..
Topic: RX8 on the Mongol Rally?... (10,000 mile trip to Eastern Siberia)
Replies: 50
Views: 1024

Re: RX8 on the Mongol Rally?... (10,000 mile trip to Eastern Siberia)

My friend has sent me some photos of the roads in darkest Kazakhstan that you'll be using...you'll be fine! :rofl: :rofl:

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